What a grand time I had at the Spanish Fiesta last night. Michael and his staff did a bang up job with an assortment of tapas to snack on once entering the lounge. People could have sangria but since there is alcohol in it, I had my usual sprite.
I was invited to sit with a large family group and we all got along very well. I was touched to be invited to sit with them as I had only met the husband/father of this group once before. I now met his wife and children and the grand baby of the family, an adorable two year old boy. I loved the way he was dressed, in a little shirt and tie and jacket. He was so well behaved
The theme, of course, was Spanish so I tried to dress accordingly. I had my pretty pin from there and also a Spanish fan, I had a peasant style blouse and, of course ,my long black skirt. I used a red shawl which I brought back from Palestine but it fit very well into the Spanish theme.
It was fun trying to pick out clothing which would add to the theme and I think I succeeded.
For dinner, we ate family style, and I again sat with this large family. I sat beside a lady who was very kind to me, holding the heavy plates and serving me from it for the different courses. Due to my wrist injury, I find it difficult to carry or hold anything heavy. She did not know this, of course, but it was her kindness coming out to assist an older person. I appreciated that very much. She was good at conversation and due to her efforts, we spoke very often. I take time to get to know people but this lady has a gift of drawing people out.
After the many courses for supper, we went back to the lounge area for desert. There was a flamenco dancer and a Spanish guitarist. It was most enjoyable. I had seen the guitarist before but don't remember where. I think he recognized me as well as he smiled at me. He may have played at ArtWord/ArtBar, and this is where I may have seen him.
The party broke up about 9:45 but still some people were going strong. I had a most delightful time chatting with two retired teachers in the lounge. I gave the lady my business card so I hope that she calls me some time. They live in Binbrooke, Ontario.
I am so happy I went and I had a fantastic and happy evening.
My friend Daniel called when I was out and said he would call again. He's a chatty person as well so it is easy to talk with him.
All in all a great day!