25-11-16. The 25TH BCSA Annual Dinner. Hosted at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel. From 18-30. Orange Juice for Me. After Pivo, a Few Hours Earlier. Ready For Food. Talk with Friendly People. Among them Czech. Plus a Member of Czech Heritage. Often Seen at the Dvorak Society. People Here Also. From the Rest of the UK. Warwick, Tunbridge Wells, etc.
Meal Starts 19-45. On Table 11. Table Consists of Many Friendly & Outgoing. Young Slovak Students. Plus Czech & UK. Very Interesting Conversations. Meal Starts with Carpaccio Of Organic Salmon in Soy Sauce with Fennel & Pickled Ginger Salad, Wasabi Mayonnaise. Bread, Water & White Wine Accompaniment. Must Add Thanks of Wine Donated by Peter Major. Plus Pivo by Budweiser Budvar UK.
Meal Continues with Red Wine Braised Chicken with Portobello Mushroom & Mashed Potato. A Delight !.
To Finish Warm Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream & Toffee Sauce. Coffee & Chocolates.
A Good Raffle with Prizes. Including a Three Night Stay. At Aquacity Poprad, Slovakia. Two Night Stay at Hotel Cloister Inn, Praha. Among Others. Purchased Tickets, Though Unsuccessful. Table Eleven Won First Prize !. Was Wrong Colour Ticket Though !. We then Proceeded to Win Nothing !.
Brilliant Speech by Guest Speaker. His Excellency, Lubomir Rehak. Slovak Ambassador. Ex UK Ambassador to Kazakhstan. Michael Roberts, BCSA Chairman. Recounts Meeting Lubomir. At Kazak Memorial. To Central European Victims. Who Died in Russian Gulag,s & Internment Camps. Lubomir Rehak is Very Pro active in the UK. This Includes Scotland & Wales. Many Miles Travelling. Looking After Slovak Residents in the UK. Sorting any Problems Out. Even Discussing Disagreements with UK Residents. Sometimes Over a Pint !.
The Ambassador Talked About Brexit. Stating Europe Needs to Work Together. To Resolve Conflict, Using Tolerance. I Found it Impossible Myself. To Explain the UK,S Decision while in The Czech Republic. When the Voting Result Announcement. Was Confirmed. Not Heard Enough of these True Thoughts. In the Current Climate. The Ambassador is a Fine Man Indeed.
Slovensko are So Lucky. To Have Such a Great Ambassador. To Support Their Needs. Say My Farewells. Depart to Vibrant London Night. Tottenham Court Road. Complete with Beautiful Snowdrop Christmas Lights.