As I'm sure you all know by know, every year on the evening of the 23rd of June, all over Denmark witches are burnt on bonfires.
To commemorate the occasion, the Danes, true to their viking roots, celebrate by grilling assorted meat over a strange black substance called charcoal, until such point as the meat on the grill closely resembles the charcoal underneath, then it is eaten with great relish (and tomato sauce, remoulade, etc.).
It's been a few years now since the SCC had a Sankt Hans do, so we thought we should that this year we should join in.
As is often the case, we will be holding the event at Mark and Lotte's, on Saturday the 25th of June, from 1700 / kl. 17 / 5 p.m. (please email or FB message for the address, if you don't know it already)
The food format will be the usual SCC rules, where we would ask everyone to bring their own choice of meat for the barbie (we use a substance that gives a clean blue flame, called gas....), plus a bowl of salad or a dessert to share. Also, should there be any consumers of alcohol among us (it has been known on occasions), if they could bring their own favourite beverage, that would be marvellous (we will have an esky / chully-bun with ice in, to keep them cold).
The club will supply soft drinks / water / juice (for the kids, obviously), some sausages and hot dog buns (again for the kids, as I'm sure you guessed), a fire, trampoline, swings, small swimming pool, hot tub, slip'n'slide (yes, I am old enough to remember them), and some chairs. Obviously, if the usual downpour happens, we'll be able to take shelter inside instead.
If any kids or adults would like to use the pool or hot tub, bathers / swimmers / cozzies / togs and a towel would be a good idea - but a short plea to the menfolk - please refrain from smuggling budgies into the garden.....
Please let us know if you can come, along with how many adults and kids in your party (so we know how many snags to buy, and if we need to score some extra chairs for the evening) - RSVP by Thursday the 23rd of June.
Looking forward to seeing as many old and new members as possible (and hoping that the weather holds)
Just a quick update about the SCC Sankt Hans barbie on the 25th of June - as some of you are no doubt aware, ex-club president and current treasurer, Dave McKenzie, is after more years in DK than he cares to remember, or indeed admit to, moving back to the land of the long white cloud - that's right folks, the lure of grandkids, steinlager and a full NZ pension proved too much to resist!
So the Sankt Hans party is now also officially a farewell event for Dave, so I hope we can manage a good turnout to see him off.
We'll also be looking for another treasurer, so if anyone would like to volunteer until such time as we can pull our collective fingers out and have a proper AGM, please let me know.
So until the 25th, be safe and watch out for those witches - they're a bit nervy at this time of year.......
Chairman, Southern Cross Club, Denmark