What a great night at Willand Folk Dance Club! Thanks from us for the wonderful meal followed by dancing to guest callers. They say variety is the spice of life and there was a load of variety around last night that’s for sure!
We're not saying we had a hard time getting people to dance last night, but it's the first time a lego tower was the first up on the dance floor on one of our evenings. Nice kids though!
Happy Birthday to our host - It was a cowboy themed party last night. Apart from the dancing we enjoyed the sight of Mike riding (or falling off) a "buckin bronco". Unfortunately there are no photos. This was due to Eileen laughing so much she couldn't hold the camera steady! No dancers were hurt during the writing of this log!
Gittisham Folk Dance Club was hot! hot! hot! We were all dying for a drink! drink! drink! All the pubs around Honiton were closed! closed! closed! - it was only 10:45 whhat!
Not wishing that our readers (if any) should jump to the conclusion that Gittisham was depriving us from liquid refreshment - it was certainly not true. We were well quenched but at the end of a warm evening, a pint is always good if you can get it!
Thus spake FA!
Thanks Gittisham for a great night - you could see the energy from the stage or was that just panic! - see you in June!
Fresh Aire used to be a regular band at these wassails which are held on behalf of Shepton Mallet Cider at Stewley Orchards near Hatch Beauchamp every January. For whatever reason after a break of about three years, we were asked back.
We played as guests arrived, then, following the wassail ceremony, for a barn dance, under the guidance of Ali our caller, in the barn (why wouldn't you?) If you imagine a small barn with straw covering the floor and about forty dancers filled with food, cider, and loads of enthusiasm and straw dust, you'll get the picture.