The Annual Xmas Dinner – Village Life

Off the record. Definitely NOT for the newsletter. Hottest Xmas dinner on record? At least by temperature when the aircons werent coping. Knew it was a big mistake when the young soprano sang Brahms Lullaby before we even lined up for the food. It started off with everybody quite chirpy and a good crowd but she sang the most dreary (not just my opinion) arrangement of songs from ‘Jerusalem to Amazing Grace, all to the most miserable slow, backing tracks, that there was a sigh of relief every time the backing cd cut out due to overheating. Allison gave it her all, bless her,but was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and by the end of her 30-minute bracket a pall of depression was settling over the hall. By the time we queued to be served my twisted spine had set off muscle spasms that led to stomach cramps so I had to abort and head home, feeling suicidal. It took till 11pm when I had recovered enough to make and taste the brandy cream for tonight’s brandy snaps to take to the family dinner. .

Mind you, not really complaining since I never want to organse an event myself ever again, but never again will I go to the village MXmas party! Has the vdeo clip attached? I’ve put it on Youtube. Its only a couple of seconds.
love Eunice

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

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