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Blog // Travel
January 29, 2006

Bagpipes In Delhi

Today we enjoyed a Burns Night Ball, hosted by the local caledonian society. It was a well organised and fun event, held at the Hyatt Hotel ballroom, with band and haggis flown in from Scotland. The food was good, the company pleasant, the speeches passable and the dancing chaotically entertaining. Sadly we did not win […]

Today we enjoyed a Burns Night Ball, hosted by the local caledonian society. It was a well organised and fun event, held at the Hyatt Hotel ballroom, with band and haggis flown in from Scotland. The food was good, the company pleasant, the speeches passable and the dancing chaotically entertaining. Sadly we did not win any prizes this time round (last such ball we won the major door prize, which was two free return flights to London).

However, I did find the night quite draining. There was a lot of so, what do you do, and a some this is not church. I’m not sure if it was those things, but I am finding it hard to enjoy smalltalk and meeting new people in these kinds of formal environments. I can remember I once enjoyed these kinds of events (maybe even thrived in them), but the me I was then is not the me I am now.

[tags] Robbie Burns, Expat, Expatriate, Curmudgeon [/tags]

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