Palaisglide


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Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 11:07

PS David forgot to mention the leg of lamb filling the house with lovely aroma's covered with my own fresh herbs, a nice slow roast that gives me time to Burble on here and get over the worst dancer winning.

Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 11:01

Kef, do not forget Len and I are "fossils" after years of training and dancing what do we know. Len was a welder I was an engineer if we had not done those jobs by the book people could have died, they will not die by not dancing in the correct manner though if a job is worth doing do it right.

David after the dancing there was only one real winner, perfect footwork apart from a small wobble right at the end Kelly outclassed them all, as with Caroline last year many did not like her but both could dance, Jay was a disappointment after great expectations. As soon as they announced he had won I turned straight over to the Bridge.

Sure there was frustration although there is light on the horizon, the large country Hotels around here put on dance nights and bring in top dancers some from strictly and we get a good meal plus dancing  as it should be done always a sell out and wonderful to see my own children enjoying the way Joan and I did. The Grandchildren learning and discussing strictly with real insight. dancing is still alive in clubs and halls here in the NE and my lot go on cruises where the main theme is dancing. It is coming back and as the youngsters grow will probably get us all back to real dancing once again instead of a Reality show which it became this year, let the lions loose to eat us fossils because the gladiators are rising once again.

Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 23:18

Jay and Aliona  110 points from the judges,

Georgia and Giovanni  112 points,

Kelly and Kevin  119 points,

As far as I am concerned Dancing lost out. The Girls had the best show dances also the best Judges choice dances then the GBP strikes again, I think my days of watching are over.

Frank.

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Posted: 17/12/2015 at 20:27

Kef providing entertainment in a home for Dementia patients is something to be proud of and making them laugh intentionally or not to be applauded. I did Father Christmas in a local home and the smiles I got, the tears even made it worthwhile they all remembered Christmas and the home made sure everyone got a present. I was also on the entertainment committee making sure there was at least one event a week, they never forgot how to dance which amazed me but play all the wartime songs on the organ and they were word perfect, there were often tears in my eyes. You did good kiddo.

Georgia is gorgeous David as are Kelly and Katie, cannot say Jay is gorgeous, a nice lad more the thing to say, he can dance though. I just want dancing to win Saturday and judging by my Grandchildren real dancing has a future, all the local classes are full with boys outnumbered though not by as much as when I went to classes, at fifteen I got to dance with all the older girls who usually danced together "oh those were the days my friend" says he with a big grin on his face with the memory of it.

Frank.

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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.

Frank

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.

Frank.

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.

Frank

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.

Frank.

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.

Frank.

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

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