Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 10:02

KT53, I would not argue with that we all know a bad note or a mistake in dancing and when an engine is not running in tune, the question being can you fix it? Dancing is not just making a mistake it is a complicated whole of correct footwork heeling toeing sliding picking the foot up. Then comes armology, body stance, core, correct head position and up and down movement, each dance form has different needs. Had you ever been in a dance  competition you would know the actual dance is an expectation it is the posture and all of the above the judges look for before you get that tap on the shoulder saying leave the floor, you will not be in the final dance off and you never know why, the judges do not have to say.

I was supposedly a whizz at tuning R.R. Eagle engines, then we got a Crypton, so eye ear and feel where replaced with exactitude a big difference.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 09:16

Stockton has a full covering of snow, the mature Lawsonia on the front look like decorated Christmas trees. By the look of the road no one has gone to work. It is very cold though bright, we will see what the day brings.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 09:10

Star Gaze Lily, you see that is the difference, those of us who danced from an early age do know what we are looking for where as those who danced round their handbags and rowed boats sitting on the floor like the glitz, the wham bang thank you Ma'am bits I call them. 

At least all my younger Grandchildren are now learning Ballroom properly, two of my Daughters also go to classes so I get demonstrations when they come every weekend with the youngest one telling my Daughter how it should be done. Must admit my heart sings as in future they too will know what they are looking at if SCD is still going.

Have to disagree with Obelixx when Mollie relaxed in the dance off it was a very good waltz and Gemma did make a mistake. the Tango we did was intense but not fierce as Gemma did it and we were also slower, we did not make the floor smoke as we flew round.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 22:21

Star Gaze Lily,  methinks you stir things a bit. it is a dance competition much to the surprise of those none dancers wanting an X type show, it has so proved. Of the four dancers left I will applaud the best be it Gemma Joe Debby or Alex, it is not down to the judges it is down to us the voting public who by some miracle may pick the best dancer and not the the one impersonating a jumbo jet flying through the air with the greatest of ease as the song goes.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 21:12

The dance off as was expected, I would ask did the judges get it right. Molly was a little stiff though she relaxed and it was obvious she enjoyed her dance. Gemma had a small balance problem in the first hold though quickly covered it. I would have saved Molly. We have four dancers, Aston was an acrobat, very good to watch if you are not a dancer, not for real dancers though. It is all down the the GBP next week I shudder to think what they will come up. At least we will see some dancing.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 09:58

Had to agree with the marking again last night looking at the Dance instead of the overall glitz, guessing Craig's score I got it wrong once when he gave Alex ten. The morning papers (I read them on line) are full of Gorka and Gemma's romance and a big row after Blackpool between them, if it is true he is a lucky lad? Thinking as I wrote that, she could kill him without trying, maybe not so lucky in other words do not upset Gemma.

Saw a wonderful Foxtrot, brought back memories of Joan and I dancing it, our favourite dance, the Tango for me was too fast, we did slow Tango and the Continental Tango as we called it was never as fast as last nights effort. Joe and Katya did a very passable A.T with a couple of mistakes, Alexander like her or not definitely deserved top of the leader board, we will see what the GBP think tonight.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 09:29

Stockton no sunshine although not black and stormy or snow either, is it the calm before the promised storm I ask, we will find out sooner or later.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 09:14

Stockton Sunshine and calm but cold. We had sunshine all day yesterday and I did not fasten my coat as I went for my check up and Flu Jab, and no I did not scream when Sister punctured me severely, I think that was the needle it could have been when she stuck the plaster on.



Posted: 09/12/2017 at 09:08

"AGH" Heck as like, I am doomed !!!!. Putting fresh raspberries in my porridge today I saw the fruit eat by date was yesterday, "oh mercy me" the thing being they were from Spain so how old were they before I actually got them?


PS the porridge was still lovely.


Posted: 08/12/2017 at 15:24

B3, just back from another check up and all fine. Since the cancer operation nearly four years ago which  was a huge success no after treatment needed the Hospital have made every check it is possible to make, either they cannot believe what they see or they are not telling me something. I even got the cold wet jelly on my Tummy and the ultra sound thingee, they found I was not pregnant, good job as i am a man and well past it. 


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