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Sunday, March 18, 2018

ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS

Some residents and staff got together to organise a St Patrick's Day Dinner and entertainment in the community hall sometimes called Club Elements. Our village is called Elements Retirement Living. It was lots of fun.
 The hall was full of oldies dressed in all sorts of green outfits.

 Some of the Elements' Musos entertained us with a sing along of Irish songs.

 The Elements' singers gave support.

A couple of live wires put on a skit "Cheap Fares"

 Then an Irish Dance School came to entertain us.

They were very good and very fast.

 I found a couple of Leprechauns at the party.

We had fun.

 There were many green raffle prizes and a lucky door prize and a lucky chair prize.

I was the lucky winner of the door prize. A beautiful hand painted silk scarf and two bottles of my favourite red wine. It was a good night. Tomorrow we are off to Singapore with our CEO, some staff and 57 residents. I think we'll have some fun.

24 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a very fun St. Patrick's Day. Those Irish Dancers sure kick up a storm. I love watching them. Wow! You are going to Singapore with such a large group. It will be a lot of fun I'm sure.

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  2. P.S. I forgot to congratulate you on your gifts. Those are some wonderful gifts which I'm sure you will make good use of.

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  3. have a PHUN and safe trip... everyone looks like they are really enjoying the party. would love to see those dancers. i love Irish dancing

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  4. What? Singapore with your Mamasan, and 53 neighbours and some staff as well? Maybe I should rethink living in The Highrise until I am dead.

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  5. Safe travels. No such trips ever organized from this retirement home. We organize our own - off to do a Rhine cruise week after next.

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  6. Hello, that looks like a fun St. Patrick's Day party. The music and dancing is fun. Congrats on your win! The trip sounds awesome, enjoy! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  7. We used to have amazing St Patrick's day parties in South Africa I sorely miss them. Looks like you had a great time. Enjoy Singapore, long time since I have been there. Before my blogging days and being camera happy! Take care and travel safely, t'other Diane

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  8. Well there's never a dull moment in your village, that's for sure.

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  9. great day and travel safely I am waiting for photos

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  10. You are really living the high life there. Sounds brilliant. Enjoy your trip.

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  11. Ah, if only St Patrick could come back and see what shenanigans are enacted in his name! Have a good time in Singapore.

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  12. Looks like a great celebration was had by all, Diane. It's really nice that the residents come together at your new place to enjoy good times. There isn't that great a sense of community at the mill apts where we live, unfortunately.

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  13. Oh my goodness, do have a wonderful time - some more memories to be made.
    Lovely photo of you and Bill.

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  14. When I see these pictures I think that "oldies" have much more fun then the teens or twenties !! What a nice St. Patrick's day. In Belgium it's unknown only the English schools did something.

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  15. What fun! I always love to see the children Irish dancers. I laughed at the "audience of oldies wearing green". We ran into the same thing everywhere yesterday and it seemed that it was indeed the oldies who felt inspired to dig out the odd green something to prove their solidarity!

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  16. Looks like loads of fun-fun-fun.... Your move really was a good one, wasn't it? You both look great... Tell us more about your upcoming trip....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Wel that was a nice celebration. Are you really going to Singapore?

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  18. Oh my goodness I'm too late to wish you Bon Voyage. I have absolutely no doubt you will have some fun on what sounds like a wonderful trip. Can't wait to hear about it.

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  19. You sure are BOTH looking as fit as Irish Fiddles.
    Have fun in Singapore.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  20. You guys sure know how to live it up. Our planned retirement in a small country town won't have this level of excitement!

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  21. That is an excellent door prize. That retirement home sounds like a place that I would love to be near. B

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  22. Pure Joy!! Thanx For Sharing.

    Cheers

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  23. I like all that green and congrats on winning the scarf and wine.

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  24. LINDO PASEO!!!ME ENCANTAN LAS FOTOS.
    SALUDITOS

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