Today I was sat crying in the graveyard behind work, after hearing the devastating news my friend Mary had passed away unexpectedly. This very strange prancing mohicaned pony dog walked by and posed like this. She would have loved (and laughed at) this strange little dog.
Today is my 30th anniversary of being seizure free. It’s a strange and weirdly emotional thing to say.
Most years I let go by with barely a flicker of acknowledgment, but this year I thought I would mark the milestone and spend it with some amazing people. Continue reading 30 Years of Being Seizure Free
I’m so excited to be back in the Ballroom and more specifically at the Rivoli ballroom social again. I missed February as my friends were getting married – don’t get me wrong, that was most excellent, but it did leave a big-old-gap between Rivoli visits. However, that did also mean that I was as excited as a child at Christmas before this visit.
There were a good few of the regulars there thankfully – so I managed to spend nearly all of the 4+hrs dancing ~ sweaty fun!
The Brewhouse is becoming a little bit of a regular haunt and this time we returned for Hels’ Birthday. And this time there are 6 of us … two chickens just wasn’t going to be enough … we’d have to have three! Roasted with a beer can somehow inextricably inserted inside the cavity, in three different flavours ~ garlic and herb; barbecue; and spicy … it’d be churlish not to have one of each.
So we did.
We ordered “All the Chickens!” And we descended upon them like a pack of ravenous pirañas, until only the broken carcasses were left.
Delicious. Happy Birthday Hels x
Discovering St John’s Tavern’s Gin Bar was a very very happy accident. Introduced and lovingly crafted by the beardy delight behind the bar, The Sacred Fruit Gin and tonic was sublime. It was all grapefruity and fresh and so damn easy to drink … so very easy to drink … and massive!
I’m not a fussy eater at all, but there is something about oysters that makes me feel quite queasy when I think about eating one … consequently I never have … I mean look at it! Yes the shells are beautiful, as are those black “things” around the edge but as my friend Claudine scrapes one free of the shell and slides it into her mouth, my face kind of just crumples up.
My social life seems to have gone a bit crazy again with nights having to be double-stacked. Last night was a quick drink with a friend followed by a double dance class, tonight is a private dance lesson followed by the once-a-month Distraction Club. I always end up missing the first 40mins of DC, as I have to head back into Town from Westbourne Park – but I wont miss dance. Continue reading Distraction Club, Prefaced by Dancing