Oh my god, I have been excited about going back to the Rivoli since before New Year, before the flu started, well before I really should have been excited about it. I was like a clapping seal, I was that excited. But boy was I pissed off that the flu nearly put paid to that. But it didn’t. I did however hold back [a bit] … I only did one jive and didn’t mind that I sat out a few dances.
It seems like I haven’t been social dancing in ages … October …! This is not right, this is very very wrong! Dance competitions seemed to fall on Rivoli weekends throughout last year. This year, very few do … Super Excited!
I ache all over after dancing for 4hrs … including my face ~ it was such a joyous night. I’m not sure I’ll be able to sleep, I’m in so much pain, not be able to walk in the morning. One thing I am sure of, is that I don’t care … can’t wait until the next social!
I booked last minute tickets to see The Pirates of Penzance at The Coliseum. As children we listened to the music over and over again ~ I’m not even sure why, or whether it was mum or dad who played it, but for whatever reasons, I know, and take delight (great delight) in reciting (tarantara tarantara) some of the lyrics Continue reading The Pirates of Penzance
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