Dragon Slaying Sunday

 Vaguely threatening youth ..

Vaguely threatening youth ..

Happy Friday!  I hope you have all had a good week and you’re looking forward to the festivities on Sunday.   The hall has been decorated in great style by Maren, Sheryl and Pat to name but a few.  It’s all looking very English indeed.  The only thing missing is the faint smell of cigarettes and a vaguely threatening looking youth hanging around in a suspicious fashion.  Seriously though, our St George’s celebration will be good fun.  Rod Asher has supplied us with some sing-a-long tunes as well so start warming up those vocal chords.  Oh, and just in case you’re concerned with the quality of the entertainment – I’ve looked through the song sheets and I didn’t see “Roll Out the Barrel” or “Show Me the Way To Go Home” we we’re all good as far as classiness goes.  Though I’m sure if anyone fancies giving a demonstration of “The Lambeth Walk” I’m sure everyone will appreciate it.  By the way – I’ve had a few queries as to what is expected food wise – I can assure you no one is preparing for Lobster Thermidor or Chestnut stuffed pheasant.  So if you’re at a loss, just go to Save-On and look in the Tesco food aisle, close your eyes and pick up just about anything.  It will be enjoyed!

 St Doug with mechanical dragon

St Doug with mechanical dragon

So that’s the deal as far as celebrating St George and the slaying of the dragon.  And, with apparently magical seamless grace, let us move on to a more metaphorical dragon slaying (because, you know, obviously the St George one was literal).  You may have noticed the building is not quite as welcoming as usual this week.  Our Knight in paint spattered armour, Doug, took the doors away to refinish them this week.   As so often happens an apparently minor ailment became more sinister on closer inspection and it’s taken him some more time to complete the work than expected.  He’s hoping to have the doors back in situ tomorrow (Saturday) but who knows.  Please just be aware that the doors will be brought back to their former glory very soon complete with etched glass, new paint and hardware etc.  All I can say is, thank God for Doug.  I don’t understand how he hasn’t just got on the first plane to El Salvadore or somewhere.  We have presented him with more than one formidable challenge and he’s done an amazing job with patience and good humour – hence the knight in shining armour reference.

One more reminder - please bring in your books for the Spring Fling Book Sale now.  It’s time to de-clutter your bookshelf and we are happy to assist!  If you can’t get them here call the office and we’ll arrange pick up.  Thank you! 

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