Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cole Country

By popular demand, the Entertainments Committee booked Coles Country for last night up at the Pedrera. We have to say that country and western music is not our cup of tea. However, the singer was good and entertained us with a wide repertoire of country and western classics both old and new. The line dancing fans had a good night.

At about ten o' clock, the Chairman of the Residents' Committee took the opportunity to present the prizes for the Ladies' Darts and the Men's Pool competitions.

The pool competition is becoming a bit of a one horse race with Darren Yarrow winning it for the third year running. As he said though, it is not about who comes first or last but about taking part.

The ladies' darts is more open. Actually, most of the ladies probably see the darts competition as a social group. Apart from the nights that they play, the ladies go out for meals together. So by a narrow margin, this year winners were Paula and Lynda. Along with the trophies, José presented the ladies with bouquets of flowers. That was a nice touch.

petanqueFor next year, along with darts and pool, there will also be a petanca (boules to you) competition.

José has promised 200€ to each of the three competitions for prizes.

The Grand Prize Draw stood at 400€. First number out of the bag was 3 which narrowed the possible winners down to 17. A zero next brought that down to 2. Unfortunately for those two, the next number was another 3 which meant that neither had won. So next week, the prize will be 450€.

I don't know what entertainment Darren has in store for us next week but with 450€ up for grabs I'm sure it will be popular.

PS Just a little observation. It is understandable that friends and neighbours will want to sit together at these social events. However, walking into the Albergue to find the tables have been joined together could be intimidating for some people. For them it must be a bit like walking into a club where you are not a member and wondering just where you should sit. Whilst Pam and I are happy to sit by ourselves, others (holiday makers possibly) may feel a little uncomfortable about sitting on their own when everyone else is part of a group.

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