on Dinner Dance
Well here we are again
at this time of year - the Air Na Creagan's annual Christmas dinner dance.
After discussing the pros and cons of doing a walk and getting all
hot, wet and smelly before the dinner dance, the general consensus was
to meet in the pub late afternoon and forsake the draw of the hills to
Not like us really as we are all determined mountaineers ,take that with
as much salt as you like !
We met in the Rob Roy hotel some got there early to get up to speed with
agenda for the day consuming as much alcohol as possible without interfering
with the local wild life ( all will become apparent). After a quick
aperitif we set out to take to the local pubs for a pre-dinner drink -
not the same as a wee G+T more like a gallon or two of beer and Smirnoff
ice by the bottle for our delicate ladies or if you are Irene gallons
of wine by the bottle. Some of the party did actually manage
a walk(Mick, Steve, Peter and Ewan) but only to the pub but the rest took
the easy option of being ferried there in the Cahill mobil.
With the men glued to the football results, apart from Steve he was watching
for some English team called Hull whoever they are, and the women discussing
the downfall of another man to wedding bliss and whatever they talk about,
we had a pool competition in the pub. With blind peter and his partner
losing miserably but all credit to Mr Gaffney and his partner Steve he
obviously know a lot more about pool than football as they scudded everyone
and were resounding champs.
Then back to the Rob Roy to beautify ourselves for the dinner dance after
an average meal the fun started. Allan with his customary
head gear (cowboy hat this year), circulating it round the dance floor,
and the dark horse Tommy managing to get the best looking waitress to
sit on his knee - don't know how much it cost him.
The night took off for
the dancing, swinging our kilts and even learning the slosh - always thought
there was something effeminate about Stevie Browning the instigator of
getting us up for the slosh .
Allan's hat went round everyone on the dance floor including the band
who became quite attached to it.
also met a lovely couple JOHN + CLARE CHAMBERS who were celebrating
their ruby wedding - good luck for the next 40 Years from Air Na Creagan. They
must have wondered how so many edgits can get out in one night but
I think they enjoyed their night laughing at the antics of us.
to John & Clare Chambers
From then on we danced
away to the end of the night and then retired to Mr Gaffney's room for
a nightcap to find the local wildlife tucked up in bed waiting for him
- think her name was Sheila.
All turned up in various
states of disarray for breakfast before heading home after another good
weekend and dinner dance.