Last Saturday night the UKCA club in Chlorakas resounded to the sound of pipes, fiddles and lots of dancing and marching around as last year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo was shown on the club's big screen. We had a truly delicious, and huge meal - proving yet again Debbie's reputation as a superb cook is well deserved - which was followed by the showing of the video. The combination of good food and drink and dimmed lights were worrying for some but the Tattoo was such excellent entertainment I'm pretty sure no-one did nod off... or if you did I didn't notice you! We had tried to get the recording of this year's Tattoo, but unfortunately it wasn't released in time, however we didn't miss out by seeing last year's event instead because it was truly excellent - after 2 hours of sitting still my posterior was completely numb but that was the first time I was aware that so much time had passed! Following the video we then moved down to a sing-song at the bar. The band managed to cover most of the well known songs and ballads, but for me the best bit wasn't a song at all, a short bit of playing the whistle/pipe/recorder thingy, was the best bit of all. Overall it was an excellent and successful social night - which hopefully we'll repeat.
On Tuesday we also had another excellent night of dancing - back to 30 people and a warm night with windows open and a great atmosphere. Amazing to think that one week before we were dancing through a storm. We had some lovely guests who managed some really challenging dances - I'm not sure if they realised how very good they were to manage so much so quickly. On a sadder note we are already starting to say goodbye to autumn visitors, though only until they are back again which is some consolation and I look forward to seeing the rest of you next week :-) 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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