|What dance is this?|
|Definitely the Gay Gordons|
|What's the caller shouting for?|
We stripped the willow, went under the Bridge of Athlone and tripped along with the Gay Gordons. There was an element of concentration on one or two faces, lots of laughter, and a few breathers when the going got a bit too hectic. I think it's fair to say that it was a laugh, just as we promised. Jocelyn was the perfect caller, balancing exuberance with a modicum of order and we are very grateful to her for getting us out of our comfy chairs and onto the dance floor. If you fancy more folksy dancing adventures, Jocelyn suggests you might give these a try: the Nest collective; Two for Joy: The Muckers in Hackney; and Chats Palace. When I've got my breath back, maybe.
On a more serious note, thanks too to Katharine for sharing information on Casserole Club in Tower Hamlets. If you are interested in sharing a spare meal with an elderly or needy neighbour in, please let us know or contact Katharine direct via the email address on the website.
We also heard from Isla about the Spare Room Campaign set up by charity Depaul. Isla explained that this project aims to encourage families or individuals with a spare room available to provide accommidation for at risk homeless youngsters. For further information or to register an interest, follow the link. Do let your friends know about both of these projects.
|Lots of bikes outside a cafe? EEWI must be around|
We want to spread the word too about our coffee morning venue last week. Paper and Cup in St Paul's Way is a lovely, light airy space with good tea and coffee, a decent selection of reasonably priced cakes and sandwiches, and WiFi. We were there for, ooh, er, quite a long time looking at photos, talking about Nigerian cooking, and hearing about the best places to buy fabric. We may have discussed wedding cake too.
With many thanks to Karen for so generously sharing her son's wedding cake with us and wishing the newlyweds a very happy, rosy future.