What a brilliant night! Such a lot of fun - despite missing so many friends due to colds, holidays and the really, really horrible weather most of those that could make it, did, and over 20 of us got together and had a really super night. It's difficult to describe if you weren't there but there were enough people up for all the dances (all danced to Christmas music - but played by a Scottish band) to really work ... the floor resounded with squeals of laughter ... manic moments when the guys found they'd both lost their partners and made do with each other ... whizzing round the floor in Borrowdale Exchange looking for folk we hadn't danced with yet and enjoying a night where the 8 year old (unless she's had a birthday since we saw her last) had as much fun as the 80 year olds. Thanks too to our entertainers, brilliantly funny music from Doug, foot tapping nostalgia from Doris & Janet and my bits of comic poetry were 2 Scottish dance inspired pieces from the amazing pen of a lady called Pat Batt (look up more of her poems on the RSCDS London website) and the Turkey Tale, a donation from Eddie back in the UK. Mulled wine (absolutely delicious) was very generously donated by our 'caretaker' Alan who has always looked after us so well and as usual the combined culinary contributions of all the members resulted in a fantastic spread of food to enjoy with the drinks donated by the society. All in all it was an excellent final night for dancing in 2018. I hope to see everyone again soon when we restart in January (7th - beginners class, 8th Social dancing)
One more thing - I must also say thank you for my lovely gift - we did manage to get it home intact!
PS don't forget to contact Irene if you want to put your name down for Burns Night - Saturday January 19th 2019 - members only until Jan 31st, after that the book opens to non-members; almost half the tickets are already reserved and numbers are limited so don't let yourself be disappointed.
Ultra busy... nothing new in that, but we had such an excellent night last week I didn't want to get the programme wrong for our final class of the year and it's taken a little bit of time to work it out.
Last week we welcomed a new dancer to the class - and although numbers were down, as is always the case at this time of year, it was great to have such even numbers that we had hardly any 'extra' ladies even though half the class aren't couples.
Next week I am looking forward to as many people as can make it coming to enjoy our 'ceilidh', bring your family they don't need to be dancers - it's a night of very easy, but fun, dances; a small amount of home made entertainment and always delicious food - please bring a dish to share - if you can't cook, make some sandwiches or donate a few packets of crisps or biscuits, they are all welcome - if you enjoy eating it then so will everyone else. (don't forget to dress 'Christmassy')
If you don't make it to the Ceilidh I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and lots of fun in the New Year - and hopefully we will see you for the start of the new season on January 8th 2019
Many people will have noticed the absence last week of our longstanding member, ex-committee member and dedicated dancer, Barbara - most of us knew that she was waiting for a suitable flat to be available back in Bonnie Scotland and had plans to move back - but all of a sudden, due to a series of otherwise unfortunate, even tragic events, Barbara has flown from Cyprus to hopefully a safe and secure new life close to family and excellent care. We all wish her the very, very best and no doubt she will face her new challenges with her usual indomitable spirit, make many new friends and fill her life with the interest and activities which gave her so many friends in Paphos.
Back here in Cyprus, don't forget everyone that the Tuesday dance class this week i.e. on the 4th December isn't running - but we look forward to seeing everyone again on the 11th December - and if you can't make that - at our last dancing session of 2018, the Christmas Ceilidh on 18th December Jx
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the United Arab Emirates: Lives in Cyprus. Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life! Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, computers, God, my husband & my cat (not necessarily in that order). Hates - crowds, hypocrisy, 'Reality' TV, corrupt politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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