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D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 am
by Captain Kernow
I see that there's been nothing posted on the DRAG sub-forum for over three years!

Well, all is well with us here in Devon and we have been and remain very active.

Last night was our annual Post-Christmas Dinner (I've never even tried arranging dates for such an even prior to Christmas), which was held at our now usual venue of The Dartmoor Halfway Inn, between Ashburton and Newton Abbot.

Sadly we were missing some of our regulars, mostly due to illness or family commitments, but 16 of us nevertheless turned out for a very enjoyable evening.

When I booked the date for the dinner, I hadn't realised at first that it was actually 'Burns Night' at the pub. Although one or two souls were initially a little taken aback at the thought of Wild Caledonian Shenanigans, further enquiries with The Management revealed that it would actually be a rather more gentle affair (this being South Devon, after all), with no bagpipes (probably), no mandatory kilt wearing or haggis racing.

And thus it turned out. A pair of local singers gave us some pleasantly-rendered and non-intrusive music with a (mostly) Scottish theme and everyone had a jolly good time.
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Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:03 pm
by nberrington
Please confirm you had the haggis while listening to completely incomprehensible poetry.

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:09 pm
by Captain Kernow
nberrington wrote:Please confirm you had the haggis while listening to completely incomprehensible poetry.

Negative on both counts, Caller.

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:21 pm
by Noel
nberrington wrote:Please confirm you had the haggis while listening to completely incomprehensible poetry.


http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/toahaggis.htm and no, I don't speak Lallans either...

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:31 pm
by Serjt-Dave
Captain Kernow wrote:
Negative on both counts, Caller.


Not much of a Burns Night then was it Captain? LOL.

I'll be having my Haggis tonight with tatties and neeps, and I'm not even Scottish!

Re: D.R.A.G. and Burns Night?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:31 pm
by Captain Kernow
Serjt-Dave wrote:
Captain Kernow wrote:
Negative on both counts, Caller.


Not much of a Burns Night then was it Captain? LOL.

No, not at all. It was all rather pleasant.