Well what a fantastic weekend!
This was the first time we had been to the Queens in Bournemouth and we were not disappointed, the newly decorated hotel was fabulous and the staff could not have been more helpful.
We started off our Friday evening with pre-dinner drinks in the ballroom so we could chat to everyone as this was our first weekend back since before lockdown so everyone was very excited to be back in the ballroom.
Unfortunately, Tony Crooks could not make our Friday night entertainment so we had Trey Jackson instead and despite being one-handed due to a mishap with his dog, he kept the floor full and everyone commented on what a brilliant voice he had and so versatile. He played everything we could dance to and more. We have got him again for our weekend in November at The Royal Beach Southsea.
Saturday night was Halloween and everyone made such a huge effort and all looked fabulous. Richard Palmer entertained us on the Saturday night and was on top form as usual rising to the occasion in his spectacular Halloween costume. The highlight of the night was his duet with Tina see our website for the video.
Our raffle was for the South Western Ambulance Service and we raised £140, which was a great total. Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes especially Sylvia who did all the knitted items, some of which we have kept for our raffle at our Christmas dance with Peter Barlow.
The workshops Saturday and Sunday mornings were full and Tina Argyle taught us some lovely dances including one she had just choreographed with Karl Harry Winson, a lovely little waltz called All the Whiskey which went down very well. She also taught Brand New Man Martha Divine and Blue Crimson, again lovely dances.
All in all our first weekend back after lockdown was a huge success and we are all looking forward to next year at The Royal Beach Southsea with Karl Harry Winson.
Corinne, Rick and Mike