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I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Annual Ceilidh

Yes the snow is melting at last but unfortunately it's got nowhere to go.  This was the scene at 4pm last night on my bend and there were reports locally about roads being closed, abandoned cars and general flooding chaos in and around Crieff.  Normally this wouldn't have bothered me as I would be curled up on the sofa BUT it was the annual Strathearn Harriers ceilidh at The Famous Grouse Experience (or the Grouse Factory as someone's mum described it!) 

So I got my posh frock on, packed an overnight bag (just in case I got stranded in Crieff) and set off picking up Kaz and Al on route.  It was a bit hairy in places but we made it safely to TFGE.

It was a fab night.  Just the right amount of speeches (thanks Kaz for announcing my triathlon to the world, no pressure then!!!), good food, great company, wild dancing (I nearly crashed into the band during a wild Gay Gordon with a very wild partner!!) and fun games.  And I was on the diet coke all night.  I think this was my first ever sober ceilidh and it was still fun ;-)


WHW Runner said...

Glad you made it and enjoyed the night. It didn't look promising at all when I left - there was even a car getting towed out a puddle at the Langside road juntion!

Clodhopper said...

(just in case I got stranded in Crieff)

You mean in case you pulled ;-)

Kaz said...

Tee Hee! Your very welcome! Just gentle encouragement! You'll do fab. Thanks again for letting Al and I both have a few drinks and leaving a little early when I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

A sober ceilidh? How novel :-) You looked smashin' doll xx

allybea said...

Bob!!!!!!!! PMSL! xxx

Kaz, I'm only teasing. Glad you 2 young things enjoyed yourselves xxx

Debs, I'm all about new experiences ;-)xxx