Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Welcome to Scotland" Night

Earlier this month, Aberdeen Women's Fellowship (AWF) hosted a wonderful Welcome-to-Scotland party for all the new families. We had wonderful Scottish food, live bagpipe music, and a Ceilidh (pronounced 'Kay-lee'), i.e. traditional Scottish dancing.

Above is a great view of the first dance. Darren and I participated in  a few as well. Great fun! It reminded me of square dancing, but with bagpipes playing.

Abigail and Rebekah joined int he fun as well. Those girls, in their cute plaids, spun around and around until they landed in a pile on the floor.

Joshua was more interested in the coloring. Our great friend Rachel drew one of her lovely collages for the kids to color. It included castles, Highland Cows and the British characters Charlie and Lola!

They had a dance for just the kids, but Abigail was too shy to dance alone. We danced together with another little kids for our partner. Great fun, but hard to keep timing with kids!

This wonderful couple from one of the local churches brought all the music and taught us the dances. Toward the end of the evening, he pulled out his bagpipes and played a few songs. It was quite loud for inside, but so beautiful.

My contribution to this party was Sticky Toffee Pudding (yummy cake topped with warm toffee sauce) and haggis pastries (made from my Scottish heritage cookbook). First time making either from scratch. The pudding was a huge success. People were a little more hesitant to try the haggis, but it really had great flavor and I think my pastry turned out well.

Wonderful evening! There are wonderful pictures at AWF Ceilidh - Oct 2010.

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