EWSNEWS – January 2019

The story so far …

Friday 30 November. St Andrew’s Day supper party.
Priestfield Church Hall at 7.30 pm.

There was ample time to chat over a tasty supper of traditional fare. This was followed by the first International “Call my bluff” competition. Scotland beat Wales 5:1 in a Scots v Wenglish version of the game. Thanks to everyone who contributed to a very pleasant evening.

Sunday 9 December. Christmas celebrations.
Reid large hall. From 3.00pm.

We began with a service of carols and lessons, ably conducted by Margaret Brandie supported by Huw Thomas on the piano, Chris Brandie and a team of readers.  This was followed by our family party, a vestry tea for all, with rainbow jelly served by 5-year-old Mollie, who pointed out the eight layers of jelly flavours to each person. This was followed by games and a visit from Santa for the children. A big thank you to all the helpers, especially Olivia and Eiddon.

Forthcoming events:

Friday 25 January. Santes Dwynwen celebration.
Reid small hall at 7.30 pm.

Santes Dwynwen is sometimes thought of as the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine. We would like to celebrate her day with some thoughts on her life and legend. To mark the occasion our light refreshments will be suitably heart shaped where possible (and any small contributions to the finger buffet would be much appreciated – we are not planning to feed the 5,000!). This will be followed by a film show.

Friday 8 February. Chinese banquet.
Priestfield Church Hall at 7.30 pm.

We meet at 2 Marchhall Place, EH16 5HW, for a banquet of delicious Chinese dishes, including some vegetarian options. Soft drinks will be served with the meal and tea / coffee will follow.  If you want something stronger you are cordially invited to bring a bottle.  The cost has been held at £12 each. We need numbers in a timely fashion for the caterers please.

Please contact me by phone 0131 335 3161 or email moc.liamgnull@dccswe with numbers and whether vegetarian or carnivore before Sunday 3 February, and please indicate if you need or can offer a lift.

Society News

I have been informed that there will be an evening Welsh course at the University of Edinburgh again this semester. Details  can be obtained by contacting Charles Wilson at ku.ca.denull@nosliW.selrahC.

I look forward everso much to seeing you soon.