On Friday 21 January 2011 David Allen had three tables at the Mayor’s Burns Supper which was held at the Tithe Barn in Carlisle. A mixture of clients, staff and friends attended the event, all wearing a hint of tartan.
The night started with the haggis being piped in followed by a speech accepting it. To start with we had Soup followed by the traditional Haggis and Neaps. The main course was homemade Steak pie and then to end the delicious meal we had Cranachan with shortbread which is a great Scottish treat of oats, cream and raspberries.
After a beautiful meal which was kindly donated by Tracey and Barnaby from the Andalusian, and a few drinks, it was then time for the poems to begin. The recitals were very interesting and kept everyone engrossed, Our tables were very lucky when it came to the drawing and we won prizes from flowers to bottles of wine.
The photo shows Joe Wilkinson from J & S Wilkinson collecting his prize.
To finish off what was a great evening, a few of us went to The Office to see Andy Whitaker and his band Highly Strung, perform – what a fantastic way to end a good night!