Monday, 9 December 2019

What's On in the Village Hall Today


We had a little carol singing party in the village hall today.    It was not well supported; just the usual tiny group of strangers who have become friends over the last few years.   

We had the lovely Carol on the keyboard, belting out tunes in a very high key, and at double speed while the rest of us tried to sing along. 

We were even worse than last year, and that was embarrassingly bad.


There were mince pies, festive bakes, chocolates, crisps and lots of naughty treats, along with tea and coffee.    We sang, very badly, played games, chatted, laughed, had fun.

The singing was terrible.   Really and truly.   It was worse than bad.    I recorded the group singing a couple of songs (discreetly) on my phone.   I had intended to post a clip on here.

It is so dreadful that I know it would go viral.

Still, it was a fun little gathering and it was nice to see the village hall being used.






24 comments:

  1. -sigh- I take it, there is nothing to be done, about "lovely Carol on the keyboard"?

    But other than that fiasco, the little meeting sounds as if, it was quite festive.

    Perhaps, next year, lovely Carol could be given a "rest," and you could bring a recording of "soft background carol singing"? Just to add to the ambiance. Not to be accompanied.

    Unless of course, someone brings a libation, and spikes the punch or some such. Then, I guess all-bets-would-be-off!!!!

    "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way..."
    ♬ 🎶 ♫

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    1. Carol was wonderful, we were not. However, we all enjoyed ourselves, and that was the purpose of the gathering. A tiny group, but a happy group, wow!

      No libations - some people are on medication, others have to drive - I walk, don't take any meds, but I can't drink alcohol without getting a long-lasting migraine. :-(

      I guess we can forget that recording contract!!

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  2. Oh dear....... but saved by the festive eats!

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    1. It was fun, Sue. The giggles and the jokes helped. We'll have a warm-up session before next year!

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  3. Well at least you tried and there were goodies to eat and they look very nice

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    1. It was a lovely afternoon, Billy, just a shame so few people attended.

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  4. You had fun. I do enjoy belting out a good Christmas Carol. X

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    1. Oh, that's good, Jules, you must come along and join in next year!x

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  5. Ha ha...memorable...even if for the wrong reasons! x

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    1. We certainly wouldn't win any prizes for singing, but I reckon we got a gold cup for making merry!

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  6. This type of event used to be well attended at one time in a village - it is so nice to hear that you got together anyway despite only a few people. The church where we had our grandson christened has a very small congregation so they have to have hymns with some background music and singers to help things along. It is fun to get together though and just enjoy yourself.x

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    1. That sounds like something we could emulate next year! Did your grandson sing along, or did he sleep through proceedings, I wonder. Bless him. x

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  7. This sounds so much fun! A caroling party (even if a bit off-key) is a great excuse to get together with friends, eat and drink, and just enjoy the season. Cheers!

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    1. Off-key we can do, Kathie. It was nice to gather together, our old village schoolmistress really enjoyed herself - and I know that most of us attend to support her.

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  8. Why was it so poorly attended? Has everyone died, or at the very least lost the will to live? I know when I used to give talks at WI’s and the like, whenever the mention of who would take on the role of chairman, committee members and the like, the whole audience looked away, started whistling, rushed to the loo, some even ventured onto the hall roof to repoint the chimney (slight fib!) instead of step up and give the stalwarts a break. Mind you, they would be the first to grumble if the whole thing folded. ‘Nowt so queer as folks!’ as they say in Yorkshire.

    LX

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    1. Unfortunately, it is that kind of village. A few people 'do' the organisation, a handful attend, the rest are oblivious of anything going on, despite notes, word of mouth, notices, etc. Hey ho!
      Ah, if only you were a bit nearer to hand, we would book you in an instant. A couple of years ago we had a series of meetings where my lovely daughter in law, MM, did a lot of cookery demonstrations. They were well received and everyone loved the plates of food they got to sample - probably not allowed these days!

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  9. Sounds fun even if the singing was a little off key, if only a few of you are listening does it really matter if you all had fun!

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    1. Hello sustainablemum, I think that if we do it again next year, we will make sure that we provide a little more background music to help things along!

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  10. It sounds absolutely wonderful. I would have been singing along quite happily and very off key with that group. Who cares if it's fun with friends!!
    Mince pies, festive bakes and loads of laughter . Wish I'd been thete

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    1. It is that time of year again, Linda. Silly hats, fun gatherings and plenty of tempting treats. We enjoyed ourselves - but we did sound atrocious!!

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  11. I think singing should be judged by the feeling rather than the sound, and it sounds like there were a lot of happy feelings.

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    1. It was a happy little gathering, hart. It was simple fun, with a few treats along the way.

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  12. It was only you and friends there to hear the singing so I am guessing no one complained! Some days I can sing really well, other days my asthma prevents the right note coming out : ) I think if parties can be judged by happiness and enjoyment yours scored 10 out of 10.

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    1. At least the village dogs didn't start to howl as we sang, so perhaps we got away with it, BB! It was most definitely fun. Miss Read grows ever more frail so, if for no other reason, it was nice to be able to get together for her. I hope your asthma is under control again.

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