Happy New Year

Whew………. I am still up to my neck with renovations and lots of other stuff, it seems everyone wants a piece of me.  I just want to chill out with a scotch or two or three of four…… I wish.  Still it appears I did start to write stuff about our 2013 New Years Eve Dance (bloody glad I did because I can’t remember who was there or what we did, or even writing about it, it was so long ago).  I did take some photos so here is my later than usual post.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.

    A Balmy Night  

  It Was A Lovely Warm Balmy Night

The traditional New Years Eve dance was held at our Brigalow Avenue venue.  Whilst scheduled to start at 9.00 PM, many dancers arrived hours before this to help set up and relax outside the hall prior to dancing.  The weather was absolutely perfect, a nice balmy night.  The lawn outside the hall was the ideal spot to relax, eat and drink (refresh?) before, and between dances.  Eventually Roger and Helen did turn up, just in time to set up some floodlighting so that we were not all sitting in the dark.

 Full House

Bow To Your Partner

The calling was of an excellent standard, Jeff and Ian Rutter gave some great calls.  Its great to see Ian’s calling improving in leaps and bounds now that he has added hoedowns to his repertoire.

 This year we had a good attendance of around 60 people, which resulted in six squares on the floor filling the small dance floor to capacity without the need to dance in the adjoining dining room.

 Its 2014 lets dance

Full House – Great To See

It was very pleasant to welcome back some old faces, Bev, Trish, Jeff, James and Candice.  We must also thank a neighbour of Colin Hudson for bringing him along, a very special guest.  It was his 96th Birthday; we gave him a cake and all sang happy birthday.

Colin & Wen IMG_2710

Wen & Colin

 Colin & Cake C

No Way Could Colin Blow Out These Candles!

Cut the cake

Appretiation for a Stalwart Square Dancer

We danced until the countdown began for the New Year, then everyone linked arms and sang Auld-Lang-Syne, then poppers were popped, streamers were streamed, lots of hugging kissing ensued with many “happy new years”, followed by more relaxing and refreshments outside in the balmy first morning of 2014, then it was back to more dancing inside.

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

 A Blurrry Happy New Year

A Happy (hic) Blurry New Year !!!!!!!

I observed we only sang the chorus of Auld Lang Syne, not the full 5 verses (in the full rendition, each each verse is followed by the chorus)  I would love to hear Jeff pronounce some of the words, here are a couple of verses below:

We twa hae run about the braes,

And pu’d the gowans fine,

But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot

Sin’ auld lang syne.


And surely ye’ll be your pint’ stoup,

And surely I’ll be mine!

And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne!

A big thank you to the committee and all the helpers who set up and later dismantled the hall and outside areas further, thankyou Jeff,and Ian for your calling

 More Refreshments

Whew!!  We all needed another break after all that celebrating.

We finally wound up the night at around 1,00 AM on Tuesday 1st January 2014 – those who attended enjoyed a most pleasant and satisfying night out – let’s do it again next year!

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