An interesting & a bit upsetting week though the sun shone through in the end. In fact all’s well that ends well and that was very true as it was a super Love to Dance Workshop and afternoon Tea dance run by Fran, Jean and their hard working committee.
These two manage to out do themselves every year and it is obvious they look after every little detail as everything works so smoothly. From the early morning “breakfast and social time before class” to the classes with amazing teachers and musicians, to the lunch and then to come down to the beautifully decorated hall and hear the toe tapping irresistible music of the Tartan Players and a well balanced programme of dances and THEN to amazing “high” tea everything was of such a high calibre. We are so fortunate to have such willing volunteers and organizers.
There were about 80 or so dancers I the afternoon and it was wonderful to see so many of the beginner level dancers staying to join in. We need more of this. Congratulations – very well done. So glad you are already planning for next years Love to Dance. But let me take you back to our class on Tuesday night where Lindsay came along to help teach.
Unfortunately what with people going off to New Zealand and other places and maybe the Olympics or the lure of new snow we only had 15 at the class including Lindsay and myself so we both had to dance as well as teach. Our class is in the Community Centre so we leave both doors open so others can see what we are doing. We often get people looking in and sometimes coming in to watch or even to join in. This was no different last week and when a young man came in and sat down to watch I did not pay too much attention. I had my back to him as I was teaching & dancing but I caught a glimpse of him passing me on his way to the stage & the corner where our equipment, music, notes etc. is kept. For some unknown reason I had left my wallet out in full view & I instinctively knew as he past me that that was his aim however he was too quick for me as he knocked over some things, snatched my wallet and was out the emergency exit in a flash.
Somehow, very foolishly, I gave chase and actually caught him in the rain & mud outside. He did not really struggle but claimed I was not to worry as he had dropped my wallet. I let him go of course to look down and he was gone. He had dropped a backpack he was carrying but he had kept my wallet. A member of staff went out to look but to no avail. I went to phone and cancel my credit & bank cards leaving the class to have some valentine goodies. Like the good teacher she will be Lindsay took control and started to teach the class a new dance as I was rather long on the phone. The class were very supportive but it shook us all up and we will be more vigilant in future. I did walk round the block after class in the pouring rain, Ally did offer me her umbrella, hoping that maybe the thief would just toss my wallet away but had no luck. I did phone the police when I got home and planned to rise early next morning to start the process of replacing driving licence, care card etc., etc.
I was, however, woken, no I was up but not dressed, by a phone call from a nice young man telling me he had found my wallet in a lane while out walking his dog. I arranged to go down to his flat (sorry apartment) to get it back and see what was missing and that turned out to be just the cash. Everything else was there including a little 1 inch square good luck card that my then girlfriend had given me about 1958 which I have carried everywhere ever since. She is still my girlfriend but now also my wife!!
I did not meet the person who found my wallet but I did meet his roommate and have invited them to come to class and the Ceilidh Dances. They refused any reward although I did send them a Starbucks card with my grateful thanks. So all worked out well. Yes I am short of the cash but I didn’t get harmed and I have retrieved all my other possessions thanks to the good Samaritans. Such excitement we have in our class – maybe you would like to come along and experience it yourself!! The next Ceilidh Dance is on Friday, February 28, 2014 (that is just one week on Friday) – in the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. This is a fun and inexpensive way to have an enjoyable evening out with family and friends. Tell at least 2 friends to join you, forward this e-mail to more friends and encourage them to sign up for the newsletter and to come to the Ceilidh Dance. What a great way to have a fun, inexpensive night out and think of the great exercise you get as well which we all will need after these chocolates we got from our Valentine(s)!!
We really need to get a better attendance as numbers have been low and that means we are not covering our costs so that either we get the numbers up again or we will have to bump up the cost of admission. It is your hands.
There are other workshops coming up around the Province with one in Victoria on March 29, White Rock/Surrey on March 30 and another in Vernon on April 26. Check out the information listed under Upcoming Events
The RSCDS have a Booth at the Zoomer Show in the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday February 22 and Sunday, February 23. If you can spare an hour to help you can get free entry to the Show. Please contact Cathrine Conings Publicity Coordinator, RSCDS Vancouver Branch firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available now for all the Celtic Fest Events – email@example.com The
Celtic Treasure Chest sent out a warning that Health Canada might be banning the sale of some Scottish products in Canada including Irn Bru and Jaffa Cakes!!
A series of 3 Ladies (Men too!) step dance classes are planned for February 22. March 1 & 8 – see Coming Events page on the website for more details.
If you want to suggest a dance(s) for the Puget Sound Crossroads programme next June please contact Elinor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison commented “The information was gathered off websites etc. It is only the basics of the wealth of historical and current information available. I included only the older ‘regiments’ – there are many other corps and units, plus naval ships and Air Force squadrons – and Engagement or Battle Honour information up to World War II. There is much more about each regiment’s more recent activities in Korea, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and many Peace-keeping duties.”
PMS jokes aren’t funny, period .
Why were the Indians here first ? They had reservations .
Bow Fiddle Rock
An article in a recent edition of the National Post is applicable to the Ball and to Scottish Country Dancing in general. Check out https://life.nationalpost.com/2013/11/02/jane-macdougall-it-battle-of-fun-vs-the-gym-scottish-dancing-wins-every-time/ Thanks Gill for the tip.
BRAINS OF BRITAIN (these are real) UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2) UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
LINCS FM PHONE-IN
Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world? Contestant: Barcelona. Presenter: I was really after the name of a country. Contestant: I’m sorry, I don’t know the names of any countries in Spain ..
NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)
Question: What is the world’s largest continent?
Contestant: The Pacific.
The Highland Games Committee are planning a meeting of all interested in helping at the Games on June 21, 2014. The meeting is scheduled for 7 pm in the Scottish Cultural centre on Monday, February 17.
They still needs volunteers for next year. They need to fill these positions: Children’s Events Co-ordinator – organizing the line-up of events which is pretty easy to do, and day of just making sure everything runs smoothly Programs – this job takes more work in the last couple of months prior to the games, making sure all copy is submitted, having it put into a program and submitted to a printer. Sponsorship/Advertising and promotion – Cher is going to do the social media aspect, Mary Jane may be around to help out again for sponsorship and advertising, but we need extra help. Someone to develop an advertising plan, to find new advertisers and sponsorships, and to be responsible for writing requests for grants and sponsorships from a list that the City of Coquitlam has provided. Any volunteers can contact Jim – email@example.com Joan – firstname.lastname@example.org or myself. Glenna Urbshadt – email@example.com
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The crocii are out & I have also seen a daffodil or two so spring must be just around the corner though it is still a bit cool and very windy today which will mean I will need to sweep the debris from the cedars tomorrow. No rest when you have a garden. The Olympics are keeping us up late and Canada is doing well. It is amazing to hear how some of the athletes are competing with painful injuries and here am I complaining about a sore toe. I am such a wimp!! Keep it up Canada.
The next Ceilidh Dance is the on Friday, February 28th, 2014 – that is one week on Friday. Please call all your friends and arrange to bring them along to the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver to the class from 7 – 8 p.m. and the dance following from 8 – 11 p.m. with the live music of Calanais. Admission at the door is only $10 (students etc. $8) but unless we get a big increase in attendance the price will have to go up. No partner or experience necessary – just bring your smiles and I would suggest flat, comfy shoes.
Michelle has very kindly made up a Facebook event page for the Ceilidh but you need to “Search for Vancouver Ceilidh on Facebook and “Like” us to receive updates on upcoming Ceilidhs and other events”. Then, if you “Like” the Vancouver Ceilidh FB page (do as described above), you too will receive updates AND be able to share those updates and events on your personal Facebook page to your friends and ask that they “Like” and “Share”, etc.
Ceilidh Dances are great ways to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries etc. Invite all your friends to come and join you at the Ceilidh. You are welcome to bring your own cake and we’ll even sing for you!!
There were some very good pictures taken at the January 4, 2013 Ceilidh Dance which have been posted on the RSCDS Vancouver Branch Facebook page. If you do not want your picture on that page please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The link for the pictures is: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.316825198419573.56421.149674745134620&type=3
SFU’s Tartan Day celebrations featured the launch of the long-awaited “Scots in BC” website with information on how you can add your family history to the site. The website can be accessed at: https://www.scottish.sfu.ca/scots_in_bc_project It is well worth a visit.
Some fun and interesting sites: – note if you have a link to something you think others would enjoy please forward them to me.
Watch both videos: Video 1 first, then Video 2. These are both short and great fun to watch.
The real commercial.
Click here… https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=8gper3YkzMg
The parody commercial.
Click here… https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=eXmkqhrggQg
Sorry about the language in this one but even with sound off it is good
It doesn’t hurt to have a little Biblical humor to start the day….
Q.. Why didn’t they play cards on the Ark ?
A.. Because Noah was standing on the deck. ( Groan.)
Auld Country Tours are a big supporter of our Ceilidh Dances James Johnson [email@example.com]
There are some St. Patrick’s specials at this Vancouver store:
Celtic Fashions [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The next Ceilidh Dance will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014. Same time, same place, same price (so long as there is a big attendance), same amount of fun and entertainment. Now it is up to you all to help by planning on coming along and bringing loads of friends, family, acquaintances, etc. We need to improve the attendance to make the dances financially viable. Please do your best to spread the word. Let me know if you would like a poster to put up.
CLEVER IDEAS WORTH KNOWING Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.
A new website for kilts and accessories. Prices seem excellent, no idea of quality or trustworthiness though: www.aglowmusichouse.com
Subscriptions have been fairly stable with a few new additions but some also unsubscribing. This newsletter will go out to 379 people in many cities, provinces & countries. Now my current goal is to get back to 400!! Please pass along the website to your friends and maybe they will subscribe – www.vancouverceilidh.org A few less opened the newsletter last week. Some 58.6% of the 379 subscribers opened last week’s newsletter. I know some of you prefer to go to the website and open the newsletter from there so the number is even higher. Please keep opening the newsletter!! Any and all comments and suggestions are welcome.
An online contact for dance and marching shoes (ghillies, pumps, brogues, etc.) is Bruce Griffith at www.avriel.com lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll]]]]]]]]
The Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra will be playing at the Ceilidh for Cancer on February 22. Plan to come along to support this worthy cause and have fun too. See Coming Events.
Events happening in the immediate future include the Ceilidh for Cancer Dance on February 22 and the regular monthly Ceilidh dance on the 28th.. Please see “Coming Events” below for all information.
Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow
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COMING EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS: Note: Please check list of classes for all start times and locations.
|Feb 22||Ceilidh to Conquer Cancer with the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra in St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door or from 778-990-4620 — Adults $25; Students $15; Children under 16 $10|
|Feb 22||1st Ladies (Men welcome too!) Beginner Step Dance class – 1pm – 3pm Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. TEACHER: Kay Sutherland; COST: $10 Drop In ($7.50 for students) per class. Open to all interested in soft shoe Step Dance (Men too!) A follow up to the very popular Ladies Step Dance Mini- Workshops. This will be a Beginner class – just the basics. For more info email me firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604 929 2745|
|Feb 22||The Stave Falls Dancers Scottish Night will be held at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. This is our big dinner and dance fundraiser we hold once a year. The tickets are $35.00 per person. The night comprises of a Scottish Dinner of Beef, Haggis, Potatoes, Peas, Turnips, Gravy, Buns, salad, appetizers, desserts, tea, and coffee catered by Over the Top caters The meal will be preceded by the “Address to the Haggis” and Selkirk Grace. Following dinner, we are entertained by the RCMP Pipe Band and our dancers, the Glayva, Sean Glayva and Junior classes, From 9:30 to midnight- it’s your chance to dance to ‘Dance Party Sound’ as well as the raffle and silent auction.|
|Feb 23 – 28||RSCDS Winter School, 2014 in Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Scotland with teachers Duncan Brown, Eric Findley, Pat Houghton & Anne Smyth with musicians Muriel Johnstone, George Meikle, Iain Robertson & Peter Shand. The Ball will be held in the spectacular ballroom of Blair Castle. Info & online booking at www.rscds.org|
|Feb 28||Monthly Ceilidh Dance of the season at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. Class at 7 p.m. and dance following from 8 — 11 p.m. and all for the fantastic price of $10 (students $8) — info 604-536-9481|
|Mar 1||2nd Ladies (Men welcome too!) Beginner Step Dance class – 1pm – 3pm Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. TEACHER: Kay Sutherland; COST: $10 Drop In ($7.50 for students) per class. Open to all interested in soft shoe Step Dance (Men too!) A follow up to the very popular Ladies Step Dance Mini- Workshops. This will be a Beginner class – just the basics. For more info email me email@example.com or phone 604 929 2745|
|Mar 8||3rd Ladies (Men welcome too!) Beginner Step Dance class – 1pm – 3pm Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. TEACHER: Kay Sutherland; COST: $10 Drop In ($7.50 for students) per class. Open to all interested in soft shoe Step Dance (Men too!) A follow up to the very popular Ladies Step Dance Mini- Workshops. This will be a Beginner class – just the basics. For more info email me firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604 929 2745|
|Mar 8||Burnaby Dance in the Confederation Centre, 4584 Albert Street, Burnaby at 7:30 p.m. with music by the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra- admission $20|
|Mar 8||Bellingham monthly Dance|
|Mar 8 — 16||CelticFest Vancouver — more information to come — email@example.com Tickets go on sale January 22 — register now to get preferential booking|
|Mar 16||CelticFest Vancouver annual parade|
|Mar 22||Heather Ball in the Gizeh Temple, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby with the fantastic sprung floor and the great music of the Scottish Accent Band. Reception 6:00; Dance 7:00 followed by a light supper. Tickets $85 (30 & under $65) through PayPal at www.rscdsvancouver.org Info 604-925-9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mar 28||Monthly Ceilidh Dance of the season at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. Class at 7 p.m. and dance following from 8 — 11 p.m. and all for the fantastic price of $10 (students $8) — info 604-536-9481|
|Mar 29||Van Isle workshop & dance to celebrate VanIsle’s 40th anniversary. Teacher Mary Murray and musician Julie Smith. Colwood Community Hall, 2219 Sooke Road, Victoria. Morning session 10 — 12 for experienced dancers & afternoon session 1:30 — 3:30 for beginners & intermediate dancers. Dance at night to the music of the Tartan Players. Information at www.viscds.ca or e-mail to email@example.com|
|Mar 30||White Rock spring workshop, Sullivan Hall, 6303 152nd Street, Surrey. Advanced class 9:30 — noon; Intermediate/Beginner class 1:00 — 3:30. $10 — bring your own lunch. Tea/coffee/juice provided info firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-531-4595|
|Mar 30||Free concert by the NW Scottish Fiddlers at 2 p.m. Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett.|
THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE:
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
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Come Scottish Country Dancing – it is lots of fun. Just ask anyone who came along to the Dancing in the Park. We had great audience participation so I hope you will all come along and join one of our great classes or at least come to one of the Ceilidh Dances. = = = = = =
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The next Ceilidh Dance is on Friday, February 28, 2014 with live music by Calanaish. You still have time to spread the word about all the Ceilidh Dances as that is the best (and cheapest) form of advertising. It is great exercise and fun, for all ages, too.
Here is a link where you can watch a short video of a Ceilidh Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MvUwZnY9Ms and here is a link to the Facebook advert: https://www.facebook.com/events/597360563665264/597360566998597/ The format for all of the regular monthly Ceilidh Dances will be the same with the class from 7 — 8 p.m. and the dance from 8 — 11 p.m. and all dances will be walked and talked through. The price is only – $10 or $8 for students which, for what you get is a super bargain — everyone is welcome. No partner is required and you should wear FLAT, comfy shoes and loose clothing. Children are also welcome but should be prepared to dance with other people as some of the dances require a change of partner. Don’t forget to bring a few extra $$$$ to help defray the cost of the refreshments which are otherwise free.
For those who enjoy listening to Scottish music, song, banter etc. try www.andysceilidh.co.uk/ this is a radio programme that you can get sent to you and listen any time you want. Andy is asking everyone to send in their requests so if you have a favourite Scottish tune, song, recitation, band, performer, choir or whatever send an e-mail to email@example.com
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The Branch has opened a Facebook Page at “RSCDS-Vancouver” – check it out there are some good pictures etc. www.facebook.com/rscdsvancouver. There is a link on both our website www.vancouverceilidh.org and the Branch website www.rscdsvancouver.org
It really is never too late to come along and join in one of many Scottish Country Dance (SCD) classes and well any time is a great time to do it. You will be made very welcome. Many classes have a policy that the first night is FREE! Plan to come along to try out a class next week. There are classes all around and on different nights so GIVE IT A GO! Go to either www.rscdsvancouver.org or www,vancouverceilidh.org for a list of class locations and times.
For those who don’t know SCD is a fabulous pastime which is super exercise for body and mind. SCD is, naturally, rooted in Scotland but there are groups in almost every country so you can learn here and then dance with other groups when you vacation or travel. SCD is not to be confused with Highland Dancing which is more solo dancing. SCD is usually done with a partner in groups or sets however you do not need to come with a partner. It is more akin to Square Dancing.
It takes a year or two of classes, workshops, etc. to learn the basics then you can hone your skills in advanced classes. You start by learning the steps and formations. Dances (of which there are over 13,000) are made up of these formations so a good grounding will give you the ability to learn a new dance fairly quickly. SCD has its HQ in Scotland and is known as the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) and there is a Vancouver Branch of the RSCDS under which there are many clubs throughout the Province (there is also a Branch in Seattle).
There are a great many classes and the ones in the Vancouver area are listed below. Come along — check us out — the first night is usually free and thereafter it will average about $6 a night and that’s for a 2 hour class! You will find many friendly people who will be eager to help you and welcome you to their club. You never know you actually might like it!! Check the list of classes at either at www.vancouverceilidh.org or www.rscdsvancouver.org.
Note that the latter website has the latest updates to temporary changes to times and locations as well there are classes all up and down Vancouver Island, a number of the Gulf Islands, the Cariboo, Okanagan, etc. etc. and there are various groups all over this great Province, Country, World and who knows where else! Check the Branch website for all these details – www.rscdsvancouver.org
For upcoming events see www.vancouverceilidh.org and www.rscdsvancouver.org.
Dunblane junction Sherifmuir
Other announcements etc: Seattle Branch – info at www.rscds-seattle.org A monthly Challenge Class is held on the 2nd Friday each month in the upper building, Room 7, Phinney Neighbourhood Association, 4532 Phinney Avenue, North Seattle at 7:30 p.m. Info at www.rscds-seattle.org Next class: march 14, 2014
The next regular monthly Ceilidh Dance will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, (73rd & Hudson which is between Oak & Granville), Vancouver, We need everyone to help us get as many new comers (as well as former Ceilidh Dancers) as possible to come and join us. The Ceilidh Dances are a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Invite all your friends along. Contact me if you will have a group of 12 or more and we can give them a discount!!! This will be the fifth regular Ceilidh Dance of the 2013/14 season and it would be great if we could double the attendance of the dance last week.
We Really NEED YOUR HELP to advertise the Ceilidh Dances!!!! It only costs $10 ($8 for students) – it is worth so much more in fun, exercise and camaraderie. Use any access to free adverts etc. You can also use things like the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh2HV3OPBgw or the Face-book page https://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=116203315&k=Z5C5Y4TZPT6G6BD1PKZZTWQQQ6BAW26L34AV&oid=164741310207760 https://www.facebook.com/events/597360563665264/597360566998597/ Suggestions to improve our advertising are always welcome. Don’t forget to tell them about the website www.vancouverceilidh.org and get them to “subscribe” to the newsletter.
Thanks to good attendances last year the finances for the 2012/13 season will still allow the cost to be the amazingly low price of $10 or $8 for students and we provide refreshments although we do ask for your donations towards their cost. But low attendance this season might mean we have to look at increasing the admission in future. We always need your support both by coming along and by helping us to advertise these dances by whatever means you use to communicate with your friends be it e-mail, Face-Book, Twitter, Text or even telephone!
Most of you have been to at least one Ceilidh Dance so you know how it goes. You don’t need a partner; you don’t need any experience; you should wear FLAT soft soled shoes; we walk, talk, and call every dance and you should come to have fun and have a good evening of exercise and entertainment and maybe even to learn! There is a FREE class from 7 — 8 p.m. and the dance from 8 — 11 p.m. with music by Calanais. Remember to bring some extra cash so you can make a donation towards the cost of the refreshments. Without these donations we will have to increase the price of admission again!!
The schedule for the 2013/14 season shapes up as follows:
All on Fridays of course —
Come along and get some great exercise while also having lots of fun. We are still working on improving the strength of the smile muscles as well as the bows and curtsies! Please do your best to assist us in letting as many people know as possible. Use Face-book, e-mail, telephone or even word of mouth and tell everyone you know what a fun night it is. We need to attract students from Universities and all colleges. Somehow we have to get word out to these students. Please do all you can to help us. Come one, come all to the same place (Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver) and the same time (7 p.m. for the class and 8 – 11 p.m. for the dance) and the same amazing price ($10 or $8 for students.)
You should check the website – www.vancouverceilidh.org – from time to time as you can find various pages listing “Ceilidhs and Events;” Classes:” Duncan’s List;” etc. On these pages you can check all the upcoming events, where all the classes are located, times, etc. and some places to find Scottish things or some local trades, etc. I will continue to highlight the more current events in each week’s newsletter but, as stated, the calendar of all events will be available on the website.
You should also have a look at the Vancouver Branch website from time to time – www.rscdsvancouver.org – as there is always useful information on it and it is a very good-looking site. If you have any questions regarding the Ceilidh Dances send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please check the website – www.rscdsvancouver.org for updates, pictures and news. Dance — it is good for your health.
Keep sending jokes, pictures and info you wish to have included. Don’t forget to look at our web pages at www.vancouverceilidh.org If you know of anyone who would like to be on the mailing list please send them the web address – www.vancouverceilidh.org and ask them to subscribe. If anyone has good pictures from the Ceilidh Dances please send them to me so I can put them on the web page.
If you have any announcements please send them to me preferably in Word; Times New Roman 12pt format with a layout similar to the one used in this newsletter. I occasionally hear of an event somewhere in our beautiful Province, on the Island or in the Interior, but don’t know all the details. This newsletter reaches out to some 379 subscribers (at long last we are over the 400 mark!) from all over the Province, Country and to many other countries as well, so please send me the details of your event and I will only be too happy to include them.
The secret of enjoying a good bottle of wine:
1: Open the bottle to allow it to breathe.
2: If it does not look like it’s breathing give it mouth to mouth.
A big Texan stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in Mexico. While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful. He asked the waiter, ‘What is that you just served?’ The waiter replied, ‘Ah senor, you have excellent taste! Those are called Cojones de Toro, bull’s testicles from the bull fight this morning. A delicacy!’ The cowboy said, ‘What the heck, bring me an order.’ The waiter replied, ‘I am so sorry senor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy.’
The next morning, the cowboy returned, placed his order, and that evening was served the one and only special delicacy of the day. After a few bites, inspecting his platter, he called to the waiter and said, ‘These are delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday.’ The waiter shrugged his shoulders and replied, ‘Si, Senor. Sometimes the bull wins. =========================================================== Enjoy yourselves – come Scottish Country Dancing – for it is good for your health and you never know you just might …..! See Coming Events on the website for info – www.vancouverceilidh.org
May your troubles be one, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door.