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Thursday, 21 May 2009

A Hootananny of a Night!

What do you get if you mix a great pub, traditional but lively Scottish music, 20+ members of L'Arche Inverness, countless packets of crisps and enough Coke/lager/coffee/wine to fill the Ness River?

A toe-tapping, jig dancing, glass clinking, crunching & munching, yee-ha of a night out!

I don't think Hootananny's will forget our invasion for a while! But summer is coming, the evenings are long and light and there is a definite spring in our steps - time to get out!

It was a great night for old friends and new to enjoy a drink, listen to some music and have a laugh and a chat.

And did the band play 'Turkey in the Straw?' What do you think...?!

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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Café Review: The Olive Grove

This week we welcomed back ex-assistant, houseleader and long-time friend Ien Tchov for a couple of days. He is currently houseleader in the L'Arche community of Compiegne, France, where he has been for almost two years. It was great to see him again and catch up on news from the wider federation of L'Arche.

During his visit he and Barbara went out for lunch and decided to try out a new café in Inverness. Our roving reporters checked out the newly opened Olive Grove tea room.

The verdict?

We liked: The selection of refreshing tea at 60p a cup! The homemade soup. The homebaking - yum! Even harder to resist at 60p a slice!

Overall: A simple but tasty menu at very affordable prices in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, run by one of the local churches. Barbara says: "This is a good café!"

Thanks very much Ien Tchov and Barbara for trying out The Olive Grove, it sounds like just the sort of place we at L'Arche like going to! Has anyone else visited a good local café or interesting place recently? Do let us know!
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