• My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 9

    Back at Strictly Towers we have another night of dance to behold. First onto the floor was Kellie dancing a Salsa, and whilst I agree she did a reasonable job, she didnt quite have the style to my liking. The judges however seemed to like it, and I feel this is where they influence the public by their comments. Katie danced the Argentine Tango, and it shows how you can be lucky on the night, this was a perfect dance, for her and her legs. The outfit was awesome and I think, she did a great job. Helen dancing the Vienesse Waltz was a great dance for her, her style…

  • Freemasonry

    Strictly My Views Part 8

    Is it me? What has happened to Strictly this year, so many people I know who are stalwarts of supporting. Are finding some crucial element lacking and none are quite able to put their finger on it. Halloween was an indicator that just wasnt quite there, now we have the Blackpool Special, another favourite in the Strictly calendar. It kicked off with a group dance. Group dances are amazing and make you gasp. This one was all about rejecting a meal at a restaurant and it was awful. The theme of the dance was lindy hop, and to be honest it did not match up to the standards the dancers…

  • My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 7

    Before we start, we must first express our sadness at the events over Friday, and the devastation left in its wake. Too complex to begin to fathom the whys or where fors. But let us hope that the bereaved find peace soon. It does show an irony to the Friday the 13th. That date being called unlucky due to the round up of the knights templar many years ago. And so onto the Strictly Night of Dance, the prelude to Blackpool. We kicked off with Anita and Gleb dancing the Quickstep. A really good effort absolutely packed with content and talent. I enjoyed this dance immenseley and felt they did…

  • My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 6

    I am writing this after the result show on Remembrance Sunday, so it seems fitting to begin with my own reflection on the day. We cannot force the new generation to do as we do, however, if they see our emotion and feelings about the day and how important it is to us, they will understand. I fear the real feelings are getting less as the years go on, and yet a lot of people claim to be outraged at the way we deal with things now, not actually really knowing what we are doing. I bet, were we to stop and ask them why, very few would know. I have…

  • My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 5

    The best dance night of the year has to be strictly come dancing Halloween Special. Everything about it is just special, To the build up with Takes Two, about the costumes and music and make up. All the team get involved and I think that is why it is such a big success. First out the gate was the sexy Katie Derham, looking as awesome as ever, doing the Paso with Anton to the Phatom of the Opera. I happened to think it was ok, but the judges ripped it apart which is a shame. I wouldnt consider it a bad dance, certainly not bad enough for the dance off,…

  • My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 4

    Here we go again in reverse order. Apologies for my delay, have been in London and ripping out a kitchen, amongst falling asleep. Kellie and Kevin performed the Jive and this couple, have an absolutely amazing capacity for synching with each other as far as timing goes. The very fact that they are mirroring so well in time, negates any errors that may creep in, however you would have to look really hard for the errors. Jay and Aliona performed the Paso. A great dance, and such a strong dance, very masculine. I find it ironic that everyone who says dancing is for the girls or not manly, has definitely…

  • My Musings

    Strictly My views Part 3

    Strictly My Views Part 3 Another great week, Anita and Gleb kicked off the show dancing the Samba. Samba is a bitch funky of a dance, looks easy but technically, it is very tricky for new players to the game. Personally I felt it started really well but went a bit flat in the middle whilst ending on a high. They scored 27. Daniel and Kristina, danced the American Smooth. He is as interesting as a lump of lead, where dance is concerned. I think this dance suited him best out of all the ones he has done, but seriously he needs to be in the dance off, scored 23.…

  • Freemasonry,  My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 2

    Strictly Come Dancing Movie Week Another fantastic production from the Strictly team. Quality family entertainment. Absolutely loving it. So this time, I am going to work in what is my reverse order, slightly different from the judges. My worst and tipped for the dance off is Carol and Pasha dancing the quickstep. For me it lacked everything, and sadly it is time to see her run come to an end, which is disappointing for the mighty Pasha. Now my Next offer for the dance off is Daniel and Kristina, now I know he is very popular with a certain generation of ladies but come on. That was absolutely horrendous and…

  • My Musings

    Strictly My Views Part 1

    Strictly My Views Part 1 Tonight was the first vote of Strictly Come Dancing 2015, and what follows below is my view of what happened. Did I mention I love Strictly Come Dancing. #Strictly Let us first talk about what a great production the whole show is. Absolute quality. The music from The Dave Arch Band is simply brilliant, consider how much music they have to practise each week and you come to understand the job they actually do. The singers don’t do a bad job either although, personally I feel the male singers are better than the females and they should all stay away from the high notes. Then…

  • Diary of Dad

    Diary of Dad 1

    Diary of Dad Slight change of tactic. I have created a new set of blogs to keep my personal journey separate to other parts that I may write about, I will leave what I have done well alone, but I feel that I am onto something now and it will, hopefully be useful. Although, I haven’t been blogging, I have been exercising, but for me I can’t get to BMF anymore, due to some changes. Out of necessity I have joined a gym. I am now going in swimming for half hour before work and exercising on a bike and rowing machine in the evening. Today I did ten lengths,…