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March 5th, 2007
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IVFDF
Edinburgh's city with high castle towers
Stripping the willow for hours and hours
Comfy new ghillies all leather and string
These are a few of my favourite things

When the floor's hard
When my feet ache
When it's pouring rain
I simply remember my favourite things
and I love IVFDF again

Scottish and english all muddled in fusion
Playing at rapper with swords and confusion
Historical dances, all walking like kings
These are a few of my favourite things

When the cafe's shut
When my bed's flat
When I find I'm lost
I simply remember my favourite things
for IVFDF is worth the cost

Dancing wild baskets with women's legs flying
Sweet couple waltzes that leave you all sighing
Hopping and prancing a bold highland fling
These are a few of my favourite things

When it's early
And the light's on
And I want to curse
I simply remember my favourite things
It could have been so much worse

Contra that leaves your head spinning forever
Swift flowing dances that're pretty and clever
Turning then reeling then into a swing
These are a few of my favourite things

When my feet slide
When it's too hot
When there's sweaty men
I simply remember my favourite things
And I love IVFDF again

Well rehersed demos with nuns and with be-er
Tunes far too catchy that stick in your e-ar
Ending the winter and welcoming spring
IVFDF is one of my favourite things!

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From:naomir
Date:March 5th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
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*Grins* - What fun! Thank you for making me smile :-)
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From:simont
Date:March 5th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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I think it was editor who once wrote an excellent filk of this. I'm unfortunately unable to dredge up the complete words at present, but it ended with the fantastic stanza

When I have to work like crazy
And I'm filled with dread
I simply remember my favourite things –
And then I do those instead.
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From:9headeddragon
Date:March 5th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
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It was pretty damned cool, wasn't it? I missed Edinburgh sorely the minute the train left the station! IVFDF really is one of my favourite times of year :D
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From:ylla
Date:March 5th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Wow :)
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From:tigger_boing
Date:March 5th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
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WOW indeed, I take it you had a good time and the Edinburgh display was memorable then!
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From:atreic
Date:March 6th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
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Edinburgh display was fabby - had me grinning away in my seat and I couldn't beleave how slow I'd been when the line about girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes turned up! (Were you in it?)
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From:ylla
Date:March 6th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
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I was the nun whose wimple fell off :(
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From:atreic
Date:March 6th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
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When I was in the demo with the umbrellas my umbrella got stuck and refused to open for at least 30 seconds. I was mortified, but I'm not sure anyone else noticed!
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From:marnanel
Date:March 7th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
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it puzzles me that you two know one another, for I know one of you ultimately through CTS and the other through spodding.
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From:ylla
Date:March 7th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure what CTS is, but IVFDF is a good way for Edinburgh dancing people to meet Cambridge dancing people :)
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From:atreic
Date:March 7th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
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There was a pretty girl wandering round IVFDF in a Tolkien society t-shirt, but I never quite plucked up the courage to ask her "Do you know my husband" :-)
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From:tigger_boing
Date:March 6th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)
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no :(. I wasn't sure how much time I would have for it given I was organising stewards. I did enjoy watching it though!
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From:atreic
Date:March 6th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
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Oh, were you the person who I asked about sleeping arrangements at about 6 on Friday who said "I'm not committee, I'm just in this purple and green t-shirt because I'm organising stewards"? You were blu-tacking a timetable to the wall at the time.
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From:tigger_boing
Date:March 6th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
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Yes thats me *blush*, I hope I wasn't rude to you, I was sent for food to cure my grumpiness about 10 mins after that. Although I never did work out who was sleeping where...
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From:atreic
Date:March 6th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
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You weren't rude to me at all! (We were sleeping in a very big sports hall that was both near to the venues and had showers, so a remarkably cushy IVFDF all things considered :-) )

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From:tigger_boing
Date:March 6th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
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For cushy, I was on the overnight duties out at Barclay's church, I got a carpeted room with ensuite bathroom facilities, and found a crash mat in the hall that I could put under my sleeping bag! Was most impressed with my accomodation.
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From:atreic
Date:March 7th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Keep quiet about it, or next year we'll all want one :-)
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From:dancing_crystal
Date:March 5th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Well rehersed? I had 20 mins preperation for the dem! But obviously I didn't muck it up too obviously! Such a sweet song!
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From:atreic
Date:March 6th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
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Wow, dancing and buffy. I hope you don't take offense if I stalk friend you for a while - it's a great combination and one doesn't see it often enough :-)
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From:dancing_crystal
Date:March 6th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
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*grin*
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From:river_of_
Date:March 6th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you did do it though or they'd have had me replace you like as not (I was one of your stand ins at the rehersals)!! :)
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From:dancing_crystal
Date:March 6th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
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And the though of you in a long white dress and nuns wimple has just burnt itself into my brain! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! ;-)
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From:river_of_
Date:March 7th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
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At least you (unlike some others) only have the _thought_ of me in a long white dress burnt into your mind! ;) :P
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From:tigger_boing
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)
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the photos were very amusing!
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From:river_of_
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
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or incriminating as I prefer... ;)
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From:angoel
Date:March 7th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
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*sticks into PDA for later reference*
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From:atreic
Date:March 7th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
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What, all of it?
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