Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Guestwick Actualité

Apart from anything else - the fabulous
Exotic Evening of Eastern Promise(s)
was the best

Thanks to the work of the amazing party team, Saturday seemed to be one of those rare occasions when everything worked just perfectly. By candle-light, Wood Norton Village Hall transformed into a mythical Eastern palace and looked utterly gorgeous. The air was scented by the hundreds of rose buds strewn on the floor, walls bedecked with jewel coloured and glittering saris, dozens of Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, white linen covered tables stretched down the room adorned with candelabras, fruit and foliage as authentic Indian music gently played in the background.

Fancy dress and alter egos were taken up with energetic enthusiasm and gorgeous Maharajas and Potentates mingled with exotic beauties as they were entertained by snake charming and Egyptian dancing.

The food was universally agreed to have been a total triumph. The meticulous care, planning and flair that went into it made it seem as though you were dining at an intimate dinner party rather than a huge room full of people. Amazing.

The main business of the evening was the auction and huge thanks are due to the auctioneer and everyone who so generously donated the fantastic and imaginative promises and of course the bidders (including the many sealed bidders) who very energetically competed for the items.

Financially, the evening far exceeded our forecasts. Actual figures will be published after January 10th...

Many thanks to all involved.


Blogger Randa said...

I happened upon your site while blog hopping here in Ontario, Canada...and was absolutely entranced and delighted as I read your entire site! What a marvellous and admirable goal you have, and what a fantastically supportive community of people!

I wish you all the best in your fundraising and in fighting the planning appeal. (I wished I could have bid from here on some of those amazing auction items! Might have been kind of pricy to ship my wrinkly clothes basket over had I won the Basket of Ironing, though.)

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Blogger Norfolk Skies said...

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Blogger Norfolk Skies said...

(Noticed a couple of typos so re-doing)


Thanks so much. One of the several silver linings of the fight has been the amazing way the communities have blossomed during it. Which has been one of the great strengths of the campaign.

Strong friendships have been forged and villages miles apart are now working as one. It has been incredibly hard work but all the fun and laughs that we've had along the way have been a huge compensation!

Next week sees the start of the Inquiry so your good wishes have perfect timing!

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