Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bingo Night

There was a great turnout for our bingo on the 27th of February.

Karen Wildey kindly did the honours of shouting the numbers. And very able she was too. It’s really not easy to do.

There were eight lines and eight houses with prizes from picture frames to fruit baskets. Then the flyer ticket which was also played winning a slow cooker for the line then a multi-cooker the house.

Tea and coffee with shortbread and buttered gingerbread were served after the first four houses. A wee sweet bite made in our own kitchen. Lovely.

Once the bingo was finished there was a raffle, perfume, beer, handbags, sweets etc. all made up a great prize list.

A big thank you to all who came along to support the Day Centre and to the volunteers and staff who gave of their time.


Burns Lunch

On Friday 23rd January we held our Burns lunch. Thirty members enjoyed a meal of Broth, Haggis, Mince, Neeps & Tatties, followed by Strawberry trifle. Harrison was kindly left out of school to come along and pipe for us again. Dorothy once again brilliantly addressed the Haggis for us, terrifying Margaret and Fiona with the threat of snedding “aff their erms an legs an heids like taps o thristle” in the process! After lunch was finished Alan and Billy entertained us on the accordion and keyboard. A most enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.


Burns Supper

Saturday 17th January was the date and Burns was the talk of the day. With the hall set up for  fine supper and a license sorted out for a bar it was set to be a good night.

The Coronation Day Centre chairperson Mrs Mairi McRobert started off “The Bletherin'” by welcoming the speakers for the evening and swiftly handing over to Master of Ceremonies Mr Ian McMaster who briefly introduced the speakers, saying we would hear plenty from them later!

Ian also said The Selkirk Grace.

The Bill o’ Fare for the night was, Traditional Scotch Broth, as a starter. Mince, Haggis, Neeps an Tatties, as the main dish, which Mrs Dorothy Affleck addressed most ably! In fact Marion McClorey, who carried the Haggis in thought she might lose her head as the knife was being so vigorously banded around. The beast of a haggis was piped in by a young piper, Harrison Gibb, watch out for that name, because for one so young he is a most able piper! Fiona Christie carried the toast, whisky of course! The pudding, Scotch Whisky Trifle was then enjoyed before oatcakes & cheese, shortbread and tea, coffee were brought out to finish a most sumptuous meal.

Mr Douglas McClure gave The Immortal Memory, which was very informative and with some humour. Then came the Toast to the Lassies! Mr John Henderson at times took his life in his hands as he miscawed the weemen! But he ended on a high note. His better half, Mrs Trish Henderson gave John a very worthy Reply from the Lassies, she did not take any prisoners either! A few of the men in the room were caught her well informed tales. Ian then thanked everyone, the Day Centre staff for the fabulous dinner and service, the speakers who gave of their time and last but not least Harrison for his piping skill. He then handed over to Mr Alan Patterson and Mr John Burnett who supplied the entertainment. Once again getting everyone on their feet to dance the Gay Gordon’s, Military Two Step etc. a very good night ended all too soon but, well, it’ll soon be next year and we can do it all over again!

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas seems to have come around very quickly this year but that is great because we can now get into celebration mode. One of the highlights of the season is Christmas Lunch.

The hall gets set up, Christmas table covers & napkins and bottles of wine all give a festive feel to the room.

Members and guests arrive early to get settled down for an afternoon of food, wine and song.

A delicious lunch of, for starter, vegetable soup, a main of Turkey with all the trimmings followed by a Bailey’s cheesecake with Amaretto sauce, sublime!

Entertainment was supplied by Only for You, Billy and David are fabulous entertainers. Billy has a very good voice and no need for a microphone, while David accompanies him on the keyboard. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the singing along to songs of yesteryear.