We had a fabulous time with fabulous friends, danced the night away to the most amazing music ever but now we are back and looking forward to Christmas in slightly warmer weather than Scotland, or England, supplied (even though, so far, it is almost as wet here as it was in Manchester). We hit the ground running and have already been to the excellent Orphean's Christmas Concert. I am currently deep in the throws of decorating (with an eye to our festive song night on the 23rd) as well as trying to catch up on 6 weeks of organisation, download pictures from last night, sort out the cats who have had to go to the vets and all the other stuff that accumulates - frankly impossible - but at least I've given a little thought to the Ceilidh and I hope I can catch up with as many people as possible on Tuesday, even if I'm unlikely to get all their Christmas Cards written! There will be the usual festive dances to appropriate tunes, lots to eat and drink, the quiz (if I can get the printer to work) and our usual friendly time together. Don't forget a plate of goodies to share and if you feel like dressing in a seasonal manner we can compare antlers!
I am a very reluctant cook. Producing meals 2 or 3 times a day has never been my favorite activity, mainly because it usually interrupts something else that I enjoy more - however I decided when I arrived in the UK this time that I was going to take the bull by the horns and embrace the kitchen environment. It remains to be seen whether my enthusiasm will last but I admit to enjoying the experience more than I expected. I realize that one of the reasons I'm coping well is that I am not stressed by the amount of other things I'm trying to achieve, but, since one of the things that I enjoy doing is this website, and everything else surrounding the dancing in Paphos, even if I return to culinary reluctance hopefully it is worth it. In a couple of weeks I will be back, and I am really looking forward to some warmer weather ( it is quite literally freezing here) and the Christmas Ceilidh that I am starting to put my mind to, but in the meantime this week's dance programme is unchanged from last week's and next week you should be in the capable hands of Doug - fresh from Pantomime success. The society trip to the Panto is on Dec 7th - I really regret missing it, but I will be enjoying myself in Scotland I know and time is flying by . Jx
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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