Thursday, December 6, 2007

Where in the world is Ian Gillies?

The Dun Ochil Dinner Dance at Gleneagles
David and I were kindly invited to join Ian and Susie Gillies and Farquhar MacLean and his wife, Judith, at their table at the Gleneagles Dinner Dance. What fun! My first formal gig in the UK. Really cool stuff...had a lovely champagne reception upon arrival and it's at this point where everyone checks out everybody elses attire. Then the bagpiper starts playing and we all process in to the dining room where we managed to have a nice meal (with choreographed food service, I kid you not!) with lots of wine followed by a lot of dancing and yet even more wine. For those of you who know me well, you know my style of dance isn't exactly subtle which garnered many interesting glances my way. Eventually the alcohol consumption really kicked in and everyone was dancing a bit more like me, arms all over the place with a lot of bouncing!

Douglas and his wife. Diggin' the tartan trousers!

Susie Gillies and Farquhar MacLean.

Jeff and Obi (Farquhar's son and daughter-in-law)

Judith, Farquhar, me and David.

So over the entire evening I was able to get a picture of everyone except the elusive Ian Gillies who seemed to be missing every time there was a photo op.

David the Hunter

David is all smiles in his plus fours as he had been invited to go on a shoot. Who would have thought I'd end up with a big ol' huntin' man?