Sparkles & Bubbles
Christmas for the Vall del Pop U3A started on Friday 2nd December with a Christmas ‘Sparkles & Bubbles’ dinner and dancing at Aro Mas, Lliber. Despite the atrocious weather the ladies wore their sparkles and the welcoming cava introduced the bubbles for what turned out to be a superb evening. As we all threw off our wet-weather gear the anticipation rose as we settled into our places and relaxed with friends and some good wine.
We had all pre-ordered our meals and fortunately Sonia had provided us with our individual menu so we didn’t have to search our memory bank to try and recall what we had ordered. Once we were all assembled and settled the Aro Mas team soon had the food on our tables and from the excellent starters through each course they kept us well supplied with wines and beers, and even some water for those who had volunteered to be the drivers. Paul and Jude J serenaded us between courses with classic popular songs whilst we enjoyed a truly excellent meal.
Once dinner was over Paul increased the tempo of the songs and soon he had, at first a few ladies dancing before the braver men joined them with dancing moves from the past – isn’t it amazing how we remember the songs and dances from the 60s and 70s! The wine continued to flow and Paul was joined by Jude to keep the small dancing area full, with some special dance moves to the Abba classics.
To give them a break Sonia and Sandra drew the raffle prizes for the wonderful selection of gifts we had all admired as we arrived. Then it was back to dancing, and drinking, until finally it was time to brave the weather and head for home.
Our grateful thanks to Sonia for organising the evening, to Paul and Jude for keeping us entertained and to the Aro Mas team for an excellent meal and wines.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful 2023.