This month's Village, Dinner Night had a Spanish theme. We don't have any Covid in the community in Queensland so we have very few restrictions. Therefore, we can enjoy our monthly dinners again like normal. Some of the residents have had the vaccination but not all of us yet. Our supply of vaccine has been slow in arriving in Australia and slow in distribution. Plus our vaccine is AstraZeneca, which has caused blood clots in a few people. Our Pfizer is still coming for those under 50.
Anyway, enough of that, let's get on with having fun. Bill and I dressed a little Spanish and headed off to dinner in the community centre.
The hall was full and ready to be served by the catering students from Rochdale High School.
We were sitting with Len and Ros as well as Irene. Each month we are allocated seats with different people so we get to know everyone in the village. However, you can request to sit with friends if you wish.
Dessert was delicious but the orange ice cream had started to melt because the guest speaker went a little over time.
The original guest speaker couldn't come at the last minute so Brendan Rook, our CEO, Chiou See Anderson's partner, stepped in to fill the void. He spoke about his career as a detective and International War Crimes investigator in Le Hague.
I forgot to get a shot of our table but here are some of my village friends. The lady on the right was in the next bed to me in hospital when we gave birth to our first daughters, forty nine years ago. It's amazing how many people bump into others they knew in their earlier life. Bill is way in the background sitting at our table.