Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly is back!

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 13:16

May the best dancer win though I think the GBP will upset the betting. My requirements are correct dance steps and an inventive show dance, is it too much to ask. I take heart that my grandchildren are learning the dance disciplines my wife and I did and our children did not as it was old hat, now almost too late they are learning so Saturday's here are discussions on what went wrong with the strictly the week before, I sit and smile. At last they understand.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 10:11

Hi Lily no offense ever taken by me, we are all free to express our opinions and do it seems. Being called a fossil is not detrimental it means we learned the correct way of doing something which others now deem old fashioned, I started dancing long before Len at a much younger age actually and now see my two young grandchildren doing exactly the same as I did in dance school, the same steps the same rigorous discipline as to where the feet are and what they should be doing but also the same joy of doing it. That is the thing that matters, when I stopped enjoying something I stopped doing it. My wife and I danced all our lives until she became too ill and it is now nearly fives years since I lost her, my dancing stopped then too, without Joan it was not the same. There are strict rules to all the various dances and Len who has judged so many competitions expects trained dancers to obey them, that is a dance competition, what we have with strictly is a BBC show and they want to bring in viewers, they lay down the rules and made Len Head Judge because of his experience, they cannot have it both ways. Make it a show where I and many like me would not tune in or keep us by maintaining some real dance element and not a circus acrobatic act as some seem to want. Each to their own and if the demand was there two differing shows, we cannot have it all.

A real fossil Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 13:28

Being a fossil myself I do understand Lens wish to see some correct dancing steps according to the rules of the competition which the BBC laid down. If it were to be an open to any type of dance then we could expect the energetic acrobatic style of dancing Gleb and Giovanni bring to strictly and it would exclude any one over 21, surely an opportunity for another kind of show. Three judges voted for Katie as I would have done for her waltz saying that was favouritism is wrong and unfair on the judges.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 10:10

Kef, it was so obvious that Katie was not comfortable with the Charlston there was no need to ask. Anita danced best in the two dances then froze up in the dance off, the judges had to vote on that alone. Kate will be gone in the first round of the final not being acrobatic then we will see.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 22:41

Not quite with this, the GBP did not keep Katie in the Judges did and at three to one no argument. Katie danced an almost perfect Waltz unlike the earlier version, Anita looked tense and pensive to me Katie won the dance off. It is not about personalities now but dancing and I look forward to next week and the final will be Georgia and Jay.

Did you enjoy the lovely tender beef Lily, I got a big hug off Hannah before she went to the Pantomime and she told me she passed the Latin but will not get to know the marks until the medal presentation, "oh" to be young again and dancing.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 10:52

That is OK Lily and Kef always plenty of good food here. Hannah had a big sleep over last night and they are now sleeping (what do they do in the sleepover I ask). I will see her after lunch with Roller Skates and the money for her next dance dress, not cheap. We have had a full frost everything is white, it was snowing yesterday though did not lay.

Katie and Anita in the dance off which will mean Katie is at the end, they both struggled and the foot work went awry, we will see.


PS lovely sm ell of beef cooking I may even dip some bread in the juices when I baste it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 23:26

Lily, Kef, you are welcome to topside of beef roasties, Yorkshires, mixed steamed veg, it will be a small number as we are all off to my Grand daughters birthday party later. She did her Latin dance exams last week after getting 95 in her Ballroom two weeks ago not bad for twelve years of age tomorrow. A chip off this old block methinks.

Loved Kelly and Georgia, Jay is there too looks like Katie on the slide but who knows what the GBP will do.


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Posted: 07/12/2015 at 13:13

David, as Obilixx said the camera men did the dancers no favours. I want to see the feet and stance others a performance, the producer has  make choices and for me fails. As with all things in life pleasing everyone is not possible.


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Posted: 06/12/2015 at 20:08

The GBP strikes again?

We fed Liverpool some Newcastle brown ale that sorted them.


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Posted: 06/12/2015 at 17:37

Told you before David, eating pasta laced with squid ink reaches the parts that Heinz Ketchup will never reach. Stick to the pie pea and mash.


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