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Strictly 2014

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 10:11

I agree with Obelix the Tango is not an angry dance, a Female versus Male courting dance more like it, if you are strong enough you get me?? Dancing in Sorento the band played a lot of tango music including slow tango, an elderly Italian couple danced the slow tango and we all stopped to watch, it was the sexiest dance I had ever seen, not blatant, a sort of residual climbing to a climax they got applauded. I danced with the lady, a quick tango her body was unbelievably subtle she told me she had danced all her life and it showed.

Definitely with you all wondering why they are bringing back all the singing pensioners I loved Shirley in her hey day but on Strictly she did not do herself any favours. Frankie was the top dancer for me this week.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 14:31

David, well I have practiced when in my carefree youth too much fine ale had been consumed and I was always up for a dare, mind I was used to swimming off the beach and a strong swimmer. Putting a picture of my athletic body (well we all have dreams) on here, don't wish to frighten the Ladies do we.

Other news, I turned the sound off whilst Barry Manilow was murdering two tunes I like, what have they done to his face though truth is I never did like him but that is me, the ladies may differ.



Posted: 24/11/2014 at 11:57

Dove ours was mixed, I fed the fowls those left that is after the cull for Christmas market, cows do not know it is Christmas and expect warm fingers round the milking teats, they would be lucky. Rabbits had to be brushed out. The pigs sties were brick buildings with wooden sleeping floors so the went in a small area easier to clean. We all of us peeled and chopped, the Goose would be in the oven and we would then walk across the green to Church usually a short service. we got our fresh air late in the afternoon as the animals and fowl were locked down for the night.



Posted: 24/11/2014 at 10:19

Pansyface, Mum a Yorkshire lass and Dad a Geordie, me born in Durham and large families who gathered together for food drink and presents for us kids then singing round the piano a right mix of songs always including Ilkly Moor Bar T'at  and Blaydon Races among others including all the Christmas Carols. As DFA says above the animals came first but Dad loved his pigs so they got mucked out on Christmas day. We had a side gate in the wall around the pig pens which I in my rush to get out left unlatched and the pigs were out in the Mill Lane having a wonderful time, it took half the village to get them back and I was grounded. As a choir boy never singing solo as I was classed as a bad influence by the choir master, asking questions was not the thing to do, listen and obey!! afraid not, we did choral singing and Carol services but were let off for Christmas day, saying that we all attended early morning service as it was what Christmas was about, still is for my Grandchildren.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 09:56

KEF???? What are you looking at? If Caroline had been in the dance off I would have posted a naked picture of me diving off Saltburn pier. Yes the initial problem with her dress threw her but the recovery was smooth.

It will be  Sunetra next week as David predicts then !!!! when it comes to the acrobatics of the show dances I have no idea as to how Karen will get Simon up in the air on one arm? Four weeks left and then the TV will be switched off to gather dust until next year. Withdraw the covered with dust bit, my cleaning lady will dust me if I stand still for a minute so it will be a clean unused object.



Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:24

Beaus Mum always room for more, one year we had to bring all the tables in the house together. we levelled them on books bricks what ever we could find, all covered in floral cloths and decorated with fresh cut holly. Five landed on us from California as a surprise, luckily we had Turkey Ham and Chicken for the normal mob. All sat and ate drank laughed at the cracker jokes generally had a good time which went on late into the night. "Oh" then we had to find beds for them all !!!



Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:12

Here in the north we did not have far to go for live trees, they were put into a bucket of wet sand and decorated. The smell of pine is still the scent of Christmas to me.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:03

Frankie did it for me this week followed by Simon again, afraid Jake does not light my fire. It is obvious you all missed the dress malfunction Caroline had no wonder she had foot faults though I would have given her marks for overcoming it with grace. Steve to go though it may be Sunetra knowing the great British public, a great night and looking forward to the dance off.


PS could pop into a betting shop and see who is missing from the list that would be a spoiler.


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 14:56

Sorry Charlie November it is pudding day tomorrow or if you are a Southern personage Stir up Sunday. And yes the tradition went on in our family until my Wife passed away. It was a day of family gathering and for the children an insight into adults having fun as some of the pudding spirit made its way to the tummy. Being brought up on smallholdings and farms we kids knew you took good care of all the animals until the day came then------, oh well that's life. Nearly everything else came out of the garden or orchard and Church was part of Christmas as we never forgot the main theme of it all, those days may be gone though we as family still all get together and enjoy the day. Yes Church is still part of it for the Grandchildren too.

Thanks for the heads up Runnybeak sounds a lot like my life, a village and farm oriented life to 18 then the forces. an after life of Engineering management and very happy retirement and yes still big family get togethers, a mob just left after eating all my biscuits and quaffing tea, I would not change a thing.



Posted: 21/11/2014 at 23:06

Archiepem, who the h@@@ is Laurie lee???? and why thanks.???

Puzzled Frank.

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