Minds are like parachutes – they only function when they are open.
The local Scottish community had a wonderful social gathering on Sunday called a Ceilidh (pronounced kaylee). This was a well attended function, with lots of dancing, singing, eating and drinking.
The Batemans Bay Uniting Church and the Bay’s U3A combined to organise this gathering. The haggis was made, the pipes were tuned, the hall was well decorated and the tartans were on show.
The U3A choir had been rehearsing, the Scottish dancers had been practising and according to all reports, everyone had a wonderful day.
The local Vinnie's shop in the Bay has had a total revamp, and is looking really great. You must check it out, and remember, it is also open on Saturdays and Sundays, with shorter opening hours, of course.
Gail and Alan Skeggs of Batehaven recently travelled to Narrabeen to attend the wedding of their son, Michael. It was a small family wedding held in a local park, and by all accounts, it went off very well.
The local Tai Chi for Arthritis leaders that you often see at Corrigans Beach and Maloneys Beach have recently been awarded the title of Volunteers of the Year by the local Southern NSW Local Health District.
A total of 53 entries were received across 15 categories, and were narrowed down to five peak awards, with the Tai Chi Leaders throughout the district being given the award of Volunteers of the Year.
Thirty-seven volunteers across 22 towns in the Southern Health area lead around 600 people in the gentle art of Tai Chi for Arthritis.
Congratulations go to Ashley and Anne at Maloneys Beach, and Dawn, Sonia, Jenny, Carolyn and Jan at Corrigans for receiving this award.
Marj Holman from Surf Beach has recently returned from a trip away. Marj first went to Canberra, then on to Sydney for the weekend, where she attended the 21st birthday party for her eldest grandson. Marj then came back to Canberra where she enjoyed a few days with her daughter and family.
The local Friendship Group held their annual Christmas party last weekend, with a lunch at a local restaurant. Santa paid a visit to the group, when he handed out the “Kris Kringle” presents to each of the members.
A lovely few hours were spent enjoying the lunch, then mingling with other members.
Yours truly (Jenny) had another birthday through the week and enjoyed the company of her friends at an afternoon tea at her home.