At this time of year updating websites becomes a late night activity... after the family has gone to bed, after the cooking, eating and drinking thereof, it is difficult to find the energy to blog! However it is now or never for the last blether of the year! We had a super Christmas party/ceilidh - see the Quiz answers and pictures HERE we missed a lot of friends but hope to see them all next year. There has been a few inquiries from new comers who intend to start with us in January ... of course it is always more daunting to do it than say it, so we will hope rather than expect to see them but you never know! This year we have yet again increased our number of dancers so we are definitely on an upward trend. Burn's Night is coming soon but in the meantime all the best for a wonderful Hogmanay and a great start to 2015
When life is really busy the last thing you want is for the 'blether' you've just typed to disappear ... but the last one seems to have done a runner and now I'm starting again. Never mind. We've had a couple of weeks of excellent dancing the 'Advanced' Class went really well and the Tuesday class was so enthusiastic they didn't want to stop - we now have just one more 'class' before the end of 2014.. one of the most active and fun years for the Society so far (in my experience at least) and next year is looking better yet The Christmas Ceilidh will be a really great night to finish a great year, and then we start again on January 6th 2015.
I am looking forward to a bit of a break but I know that I'll be raring to go when it's time to return. In the meantime I hope to see you next week - with a bit of tinsel and a €5 prezzie all ready for a fun night. Happy Christmas.
Another amazingly mild evening and a lovely temperature for dancing, cool but not completely freezing for those sitting out. Finally the floor is returning to a reasonable non-slip surface (with no-one having any idea why it turned into an ice rink for several weeks) and we had a great night with a smaller group allowing us to start grappling again with the intricacies of 'The Guests' as well as having another remarkably good attempt at the wonderful 6 couple square set dance, Iona Cross. In between these brain benders we enjoyed many less frantic dances with unabated enthusiasm - it was a super atmosphere. Of course we missed quite a few friends and yet again we were saying goodbye to more as they head for Christmas elsewhere but we know they'll be back and we look forward to a great Christmas Ceilidh in a couple of weeks time
Once the Ball is over we always have a drop in class numbers, this year is no exception - though in fact we are well up on previous years at this time. After the dreadful weather last week - when winter seemed to have finally arrived it was a surprise to be again dancing on a glorious evening - no-one even thought to put on the heaters, and jumpers and cardigans were discarded after the first dance. Regretfully we were saying more goodbyes as swallows took their leave to head back to the UK for Christmas - but it was gratifying to hear that they are intending to continue dancing while they are at home; it was also wonderful to greet 2 newcomers to the class
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.