I'm not sure what happened but I appear to have missed a week, very strange because there has been lots to report but it's probably because there has also been lots to do. The Picnic on the Patio was a great success, despite discouraging weather forecasts the temperature was perfect with a slight breeze and no suspicion of rain and certainly none of the thunder storms that were threatened over the weekend. The patio was 'arranged' in a slightly different way from the last time we used it and it worked really well, keeping all the tables to one side of the 'dance floor' meant no-one was too isolated if they found themselves sitting out a dance, but everyone still had a good view. Pictures of the event can be found under EVENTS -> PAST EVENTS -> then click on the relevant poster or click HERE . One of the lovely things about the night was that many people joined us who we haven't seen for a long time - even years in some cases - others, who are new members, experienced the fun and real magic of this particular evening for the first time - many still haven't stopped saying how lovely it was - and it reminds those of us who have done it all before of how lucky we are to be part of it. The most special thing for me though is creating moments such as when our little 4 year old guest was dancing 'Borrowdale Exchange' in the same set as a lady 80 years older than her, - both of them loving every minute, laughing and galloping around with their partners ... how many other activities can claim to be so much fun and so inclusive of all ages and abilities! And the moon really did shine over it all!
After the 'Picnic' there was the inevitable cleaning and repacking of all our decorations, editing of the pictures and various changes to the website to be done which is presumably why the weekly blethering didn't happen. Since then we've had 2 excellent Monday 'beginners' classes and 2 Tuesday sessions however with the usual gradually diminishing numbers we get at this time of year, (despite the very welcome inclusion of family and guests) - partly because of the heat (though ironically the AC's kept us cooler than we are at home) this week the Tuesday session only saw 12 dancers who really did have to work very hard :-) however it was a really good night of dancing so they have to be congratulated. We've got 2 more weeks to go, don't forget that on 9th July we are running the class as an American Supper and ceilidh - it is always a good night and the more the merrier. The 9th will also, probably, be the last class we hold at our current venue since the the PCFi have been told that the buildings' condition requires them to leave... everyone will be informed soon of the venue for next seasons 'Tuesday Class' - although we are still open to more suggestions if anyone knows of somewhere that is easily accessible / locatable (preferably on a bus route for visitors) and with similar facilities to those we currently enjoy.
Right that should more than make up for missing last week. Hopefully I will see you next week or the week after before we 'break up' and if not, enjoy your summer. BTW click on Future Events to see the dates for the restart of dancing in September, the Tattoo Night in October and St Andrew Society Ball in November and put them in your diaries.
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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