Keiner the HCV Coordinator and local Costa Rican showed us how to salsa
Greg and Lou had it down (great salsa faces too)
Some salsa flair from Helena and Shane
Burn's Night at Fieldbase
We are incredibly lucky to have Scottish PMs on 13A and Colin and Marie who were amazing ambassadors for bonny Scotland - hosting a night of haggis, poems, hialirty and ceilidh dancing (you have never seen so many sweaty but suprisingly coordinated people in one place!)
Our running order for Burns night
Vanessa gave us a speech: Preparing the Immortal Memory with her support crew of SLD
Address tae the Haggis by our eminent host Colin (that is a towel kilt yes) and a poem he wrote about the PMs and a mouse who was sadly effected by Millenium Development Goal 7: loss of biodiversity and therefore his home:
To a PM (Mouse?)
Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beasties,
O, what a panic's in thy breasties!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi' bickering gossip!
I wad be laith to rin an' salsa with thee,
Or sing murd'ring Bohemian Rhapsody!
I'm truly happy man's dominion,
Has built this random social union,
An' breaks that ill opinion,
Which makes thee startle
At us, thy poor, earth-born PMs,
An' fellow-mortal friends
Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruin!
It's silly stinking clothes are strewin!
An' nowhere to sleep or clean, O' mattress dream!
An' bleak January's winds ensuin,
Please baith yer smelly bits clean!
Thou saw the field laid bare an' wast,
An' weary Venturers comin fast,
An' crying their under tarp,
Thou wouldnae live - Till crash!
all our parties long past
Nada will we hiv.
That wee bit heap o' rash an' stubble,
Has cost thee mony a sneaky cuddle!
Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble,
Leaving all behind us, life or love,
To thole the Costa Rican heavens above,
Flying here like pastey white doves!
Still we art blest, compar'd wi' them
The present has toucheth thee: Och if I backward cast my e'e.
On projects all we'll be!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
It was then over to Marie to Toast the Laddies:
Marie giving 'em hell - we beat them (female blogger!) go 13A Ladies
Colin and 40 VMs attempting to strip the willow
Elegance, grace and the Dashing White Sargeant
It was very confusing
Sarah and Liz
Denise embracing her inner lassie
Team ceilidh - an incredible evening - the Scots definitely know how to have a good partay