Monday, February 9, 2009

Burns Night

Burns Night is passed, and yes I managed to get all the placecards, menus, songbooks and thank you cards done.

The Menu and Songbook

The Thank You Card

For the card, I used my Auld Lang Syne and Robbie Burns stamps and followed a blue theme, with various shades of blue card for the matting. The cards were sent to our guest speakers, George Jack, who gave the Immortal Memory address, Alan Sword, who did the Toast to the Lassies and Carol Melrose doing the Reply fae the Lassies. There was also a card to the Hotel and the band for the night.
There was the usual photo call for the committee and guests.

The Committee

Billy and me

We had a great night, with 180 sitting down to the meal, being served by waiters and waitresses dressed in black kilts complete with a mock sporran, black jacket and tartan ties. We kicked off the meal with a bowl of Cock-a-leekie soup. Next course was haggis [flown in from Bonnie Scotland], neeps and tatties. This was followed by beef tenderloin with a mushroom sauce and seasonal veggies. The meal was rounded off with a yummy lemon tart with caramel ice-cream.

I only one more job to do for Burns Night. Have to sort out the photos to put on the Callies Website [in the works].

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