At the moment I am trying to blether with the aid of Oscar - our large fluffy ginger feline who obviously fancies himself as a critic and has parked himself on my lap within easy paw reach of the keyboard; since he is lovely and warm and the temperature here in the hills - though not quite down to UK levels - is decidedly chilly I am reluctant to dislodge him, but it is proving a challenge to concentration not least because two of our other three cats think they have ownership rights to my lap too.
It has only just sunk in that this is the last day of January... the month that, by reputation, is supposed to drag drearily by has instead, shot past, despite the wettest, windiest January we've ever experienced here. Burns' nights we attended were excellent, we've welcomed some lovely new members to the Society, my Monday beginners class has suddenly sprung to life, and we are already welcoming old friends back to the island, not every aspect of the month has been wonderful, we are missing several friends due to unfortunate circumstances, but it certainly hasn't dragged. P along with other committee members, has been preparing hard for the Society AGM on Saturday; I, of course, get dragged in when necessary. I've ended up printing, e-mailing and searching for lost paperwork rather than updating this site, but never mind; I am certainly not a fan of any type of meeting, despite being very aware of the importance of oversight and the need to exercise our democratic rights - use or lose doesn't just apply to brain and body - but the Society AGM is in fact an excellent event, it is very useful to the committee to take time out to 'review the situation' whether financial or social, it is also great to have time to talk, especially to members who aren't regulars at the dance sessions but still care about the society. If you are there on Saturday I hope you enjoy it, and if you can't make the AGM then I hope we will see you again 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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