Brisbane, QLD


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Olé! Its Spanish Dinner Night

 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.

17 comments:

  1. Hello, Diane
    The party sounds like fun, you live in a great community. The activities and dinners always are wonderful. You and Bill look very festive and ready to party! Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  2. Seems like a lot of fun, as the Spanish do. Hola. Brendan Rooks' talk must have been fascinating.

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  3. your dinners are always fun and interesting. and everyone always looks so happy. As it should be since you do not have Covid, that is so wonderufl. i love the necklace you wore to the party.. would have enjoyed the detective talk i think

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  4. Pity not everyone dressed accordingly, well done to you. Appreciate your freedom we are still in Lockdown!
    Have a good day, t'other Diane

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  5. That looks like great fun - did you demonstrate the flamenco after the meal?

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  6. Bill and you make a very dashing Spanish couple. I'm glad things are returning to normal in your part of the world.

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  7. so happy to see you all getting together again. The food looks wonderful and the CEO's talk sounds fascinating.
    Sue

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  8. I'd love to have heard that talk, what a fascinating career!

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  9. The pinch hitter for the missing speaker sounded very interesting. Fetching costumes, too! It’s nice to see faces gathered together for some fun with no masks.

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  10. Senor Bill looks very dashing with his lovely lady by his side. Well done for the costumes. Your CEO does such a great job bring your community together for enjoyable functions each month.

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  11. Great fun all these themes You look good in your Spanish costumes. I love Spain We always went there on holiday and the best food from Spain is their Paella Your dessert looks amazing

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  12. You have some fun time there, always something to celebrate, enjoy the party!

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  13. Always fun to see the photos from the dinners and it looked like you and Bill were among the few who donned outfits in keeping with the dinner theme. And, that menu looked delicious both in print and in the photos.

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  14. You look great in your costumes.
    Looks and sounds an excellent dinner night.

    All the best Jan

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  15. You and Bill look so festive in your Spanish attire. And how nice to see things are back to normal in your community and you don't have to wear maks anymore.

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  16. Loved your Spanish garb and what a wonderful dinner. How fascinating you bumped into that lady from when your children were born. I would have enjoyed listening to Brendan Rook about his experiences. Must have been fascinating. Great evening and great photos.

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