The last class of 2015 feels like months ago not just over a week ago – thank-you everyone who turned up for a little bit of final fun, especially Pat, yet again travelling all the way from the ‘Dark Side’ in Kyrenia, and Ann and David making another of their weekly journeys to join us from the far side of Limassol - though I know it was partly to get another bit of that fantastic cake, it’s great that our dance nights are good enough to make their journeys worth while.
I hope that we all had a great Christmas and we are all looking forward to an enjoyable Hogmanay, whatever that may involve. We have less than a week until our first class of 2016 – now that does seem incredible, but I know we will all be more than ready to work off a few calories and get back onto the dance floor. Tickets are now sold out for the Burns Supper at the Elea, which is amazing, and the committee is well into the organization for the AGM – yet again to be held at the UKCA to take advantage of Debbie’s marvellous cooking! Nomination sheets etc are soon to be sent out by the society secretary (nominations have to be back in by Feb 6th), it’s always a great afternoon so why not come along to support the society.
I'm just in the process of uploading the pictures I took last night - I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did - it's great to let our hair down occasionally. We have to thank lots of people, the providers of wonderful food, the washers up, everyone who contributed to the Secret Santa, and everyone who danced some crazy stuff with appropriate abandon. We'll be back to an approximation of normal next week - whatever that is! The next event is Burns Night and tickets are practically flying off the shelves - we've been told that Members have priority only until next week so if you are a member and want to join us let Irene or Annelise know before the 22nd or you may miss out because the Elea can only fit 70 - and that's if you're breathing in!
I have lost something - I'm sure that I updated this site last week but there must have been a glitch in time and that update has disappeared into another dimension. It's just as well that I couldn't remember the program order and had to check it again. I hope that lots of people will be able to come to the Ceilidh - I have been working hard on a bit of seasonal music and I know that the committee will have done their usual wonderful job, it's going to be an even better night than our normal fun packed evenings! Don't forget a Santa gift if you want one yourself - but it's not obligatory so don't fret if you haven't time to sort one out.
See you tomorrow
It is always very strange when a long anticipated event is finally over. The Ball was excellent - fun from the start of putting up our decorations (almost superfluous because the Kamares Club was already beautifully decorated for Christmas) to the last drawing pin and table name being recovered and put back in the box for another year. Thanks, yet again, have to go to Blevins Franks for their incredible generosity; their sponsorship meant we not only had wonderful food and a great night dancing, with the pleasure of live music for a change; but enjoyed chocolates, wine and great raffle prizes as well - the only disappointment was that quite a few of our members couldn't join us due to family commitments, health or other issues. The photographs are now on the site - look under the PAST EVENTS link above or click HERE if you want to see them. The portraits will be sent separately if you are wondering what has happened to them! We have already had one dance class since and that was great fun - especially for me since I could finally use some different dances for a change but I did think that once the Ball was over I would be a little less rushed, if anything I feel even busier because all the things I put off to do Ball stuff are now queueing up to be done. But never mind. We've got enough dancers for the Sunday Class yet again and the Monday Classes are gradually building up numbers so it's still all systems go! It's better than being bored!
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the Emirates: Lives in Cyprus, Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life. Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, Sudoku, God, my husband & my cats (not necessarily in that order). Hates - cooking, housework, TV, politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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