We have some talented people living in our village, who get together a few times a year to organise a social dance. Ian is a professional drummer and June's son, Randal also is a musician. These two with two more friends form a band especially for this event. The Social Committee and Workshop Committee work together to organise a sausage sizzle for the guests. Many residents are keen dancers and they enjoy the evening immensely. Also friends who follow Ian's other band also join in with the dancing. Everyone had a good evening.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
It is our village's eleventh birthday so the admin and dinner committee put on a special celebratory dinner this month. We assembled outside the community centre at 5:30 and we were shown to our seats by the Fawlty Towers Characters, Basil, Sybil, and Manuel. "Fawlty Towers" was a famous English sitcom in the late 1970's. Basil and his wife Sybil ran a guest house in Torquey in England. It was hilarious and not politically correct for these days. John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs were the actors for the main characters and they were so funny you had tears running down your face.
Now days there are theatre groups which have impersonators entertaining you at dinners. Many of the original skits took place in the dinning room where Manuel from Barcelona is learning English and how to be a waiter. Basil and Sybil are continuously bickering at one another while Basil is often making gaffs.
So last night at our special monthly dinner in the village we were entertained by these actors trying to serve us nuts, bread rolls and butter in the most unconventional ways like tossing them at us or emptying the crate of rolls onto the table. They kept us laughing in between courses. Basil continuing to try to train Manuel to be a waiter. Manuel keeps misunderstanding Basil's English instructions. Sybil keeps telling off Basil.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Just outside our front entrance we have a Callistemon Tree. They are commonly called bottlebrush trees because of their cylindrical brush like flowers. They are endemic to Australia and are found mainly in the temperate regions along the east coast. The birds and the bees love them. There are about 50 different species.