January 14th, 2010

Morning all and a very Happy New Year to any of you whom I haven’t seen yet!



Let’s get right down to it since I’ve been delinquent for a while!  Sorry to anyone who complained, I will refund your subscription fee – oh, wait, I don’t actually get paid for this!   :oP  Anyway, here goes:


  • Many of you will know Clinton Madgwick who is undergoing treatment for a broken back after an accident in October.  To help with medical costs, some of his friends have organized a Fundraising Music Festival on Saturday, January 23rd from 2pm.  This will be on at Spanish Point Boat Club are there will be around ten bands/acts as well as a barbeque.  It’s sounds like it will be a great day and it’s for a good cause.  I’ll circulate any more details as I get them.


  • The Caledonian Society of Bermuda Annual Burns Supper will be on at Riddell’s Bay Golf Club on Saturday, January 30th.   If you haven’t been to a Burns’ Supper before, it is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scottish poems and songs (including Auld Lang Syne, To a Mouse, Tam O' Shanter).  This generally takes the form of dinner, poetry and entertaining toasts and speeches.  This year will feature senior drama students from Warwick Academy performing Tam O’Shanter!  Tam O’Shanter is considered by many to be one of the best examples of the narrative poem in European literature.  Haven’t read it?  Fear not, I am here to enlighten you – it’s about a drunk guy who comes across a demon party on the way home from the pub and then gets chased by a hot witch in a slip, who rips the tail off his horse.  Anyway, the evening will take the form of cocktails from 7pm until 7.30pm, followed by dinner.  Tickets are $75 per person and available from lizadderley@hotmail.com.  Let me know if you’d like the poster.


  • Speaking of good causes, Bermuda Autism Support & Education Society (B.A.S.E.) have organized their first annual B.A.S.E. Casino Royale Fundraiser Event at The World Heritage Centre, Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s on Saturday, February 6th, 2010.  The Charity Casino night was conceived to raise funds for full-time employment of a behavioral therapist, so they can also provide training and assistance at all public and private schools.  The ticket price includes cocktail style food, DJ, late night dessert buffet, a bucket of casino chips, free drinks/cocktails from 7pm until 9pm and then a full cash bar until midnight.  You can cash in your chips at the end of the night for a chance to win raffle prizes.  Tickets cost $150 and are available at International Sports Shop and A & J Sports cards (Washington Mall).  For more information contact basebda@yahoo.com, or let me know if you’d like a copy of the poster.


  • Don’t forget that tickets for the 2010 edition of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts are on sale already.  For a complete calendar of events, please visit their website here www.bermudafestival.org. The Festival will run between January 20th and March 6th and includes the highly anticipated return of the Soweto Gospel Choir, The Moscow Circus and much more.


Quick Recap:

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 20th to March 6th

Fundraising Music Festival for Clinton Madgwick – January 23rd

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda Annual Burns’ Supper – January 30th 

B.A.S.E. Casino Royale Fundraiser Event – February 6th



An economist at Warwick University has done a probability study to work out why he doesn’t have a girlfriend – funny and strangely moving:



MONKEY NEWS:  Has this cold weather got you wondering what a monkey would be doing in this situation?  If so, you are either a)  A Weirdo, or b) Me.  Either way, you might find this article interesting:



Enjoy the rest of the week everyone! J



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