The year 2017 was ushered in in style with a Hogmanay Party in the village hall. A large contingent of visitors from Shoreside joined local residents to celebrate the new year – and some of the children in the group experienced not only their first Scottish new year, but also their first steps in country dancing.
As you can see from the photos below, the party had all the ingredients you might expect on Hogmanay – some dancing, a little bit of tartan, a wee tot, a stovie supper and lots of folk enjoying themselves.
And a Happy New Year to everyone who reads this blog, especially those who live far from Fearnan but still check-in on a regular basis to see what we’re up to. We have regular readers in Canada, America, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and, of course, in other parts of the UK. This year, some Russian school children were using our blog as a resource in their English language lessons. We love to know that you’re out there – and we really love hearing from you!
Meanwhile back in Fearnan, the Book Club is going from strength to strength and at the last meeting, (a Christmas meal in the Townhouse, Aberfeldy) the members voted for their favourite book of those read in 2016. It was His Bloody Project by Graeme McRae Burnet, closely followed by A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson and The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson. (Sounds like some good recommendations there for non-members looking for a good read.)
The next meeting is on Thurs 19th January at 7.30 and the book they will be discussing is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal.
If your waistband seems a little tighter after all the seasonal temptations, or you just feel like a good stretch and workout, the Music and Movement sessions continue in the Hall at 10.30 am on Fridays, cost £2.00pp. And, of course, there’s Carpet Bowls, the Art Club or the Walking Group to join.
Good news for the sweet-toothed and pudding lovers among us! The celebrated FVA Pudding Night is fast approaching. It will be held on Saturday 18th February at 6.30pm in the Hall and we look forward to seeing you there.