It's taken a few days to recover from it, but that's not surprising - well done to everyone who contributed to our 'new' style of Christmas Ceilidh; the food was excellent & plentiful; the wine flowed in judicious but appreciated amounts, as did the apple juice for those of us who needed super clear heads; the entertainers (thanks to you all) provided an excellent combination of party pieces all of it entertaining; thankfully the piano worked and we had a spare battery for the mic. the missing kilt was gallently replaced by the gamest lady in the class and we had a superb and surprisingly large turn out of 46 people - more than double the number for any previous class at this time of year and they weren't all here for the beer because we had to accomodate 5 sets for Borrowdale Exchange - that's 30 people and there were more who wanted to dance but we were running out of room! I must also thank everyone who helped to decorate and then to clear up so well - the place was cleaner when we left than when we arrived. There are many things that we learnt from the event... so we'll do it even better next time, but everyone enjoyed it and it was great to see lots of faces we haven't seen for a while - many intend to rejoin us again next year - please do, it'll be great to have you back.
On a slightly different note, remember that Members only can now put their names down with Irene for Burn's Night tickets - Non-Members can't book until next year; we always have high demand for our Burns Night event so let Irene know now if you'll want a ticket. Also a reminder that our first Tuesday class of 2017 will be on January 10th and memberships will then be due - but we still have one more class of this season to go so I hope I'll see you there.
OH - and I almost forgot.... a beige jacket and some gillie type dance shoes were left behind last Tuesday - we'll bring them on Tuesday if they are not claimed before hand but please check your shoe bags and make sure that they are not yours.
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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