6 December 2019
Rick watched me with a canine look of disbelief as I galloped around the garden room, first one way and then the other. I think he would have liked to join me but he was peering through the glass doors from the other room. “No Rick, this is not a game,” I told him, “I really need to master the steps to the Grundy Gallop.”
Yes, I have finally succumbed to the cajoling of my neighbours and joined the Line Dancing club at the village hall.
I have been twice so far and I think a headless chicken with two left feet would be a fair description of me trying to dance. I think my feet are dyslexic when it comes to picking up step sequences.
“This is an easy one for you Sue, one foot forward and two steps back.” Nothing is easy for me. My feet interpreted that as two steps forward and one step back.
There are some good demo dances on YouTube but the best ones seem to be from Germany. Unfortunately I don’t understand German so my dancing has not improved but I have learnt to count to ten. Eins, Zwei, Drei …
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You must ask Paul to buy you a cowgirl outfit for Christmas complete with snakeskin cowboy boots, spurs, cowboy hat and a tassled shirt. Looking the part will surely lift your dancing skills.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure anything would lift my dancing skills but I would love the outfit.Delete
Now I know that moving back to the UK was a disaster. I send my condolences to Paul and Rick.ReplyDelete
I can't quite believe it either.Delete
I see that moving back has filled some gaps in your life that I used to wonder about when you were in France, that you seemed to have nothing to do. Now you have found some friends and a new life. I think it is good.ReplyDelete
I loved my quiet, reclusive life in France but my social life has certainly become busier since we moved back. As you say, it's probably a good thing but sometimes I just hanker for an empty diary.Delete
You should let Rick dance with you! Dogs love dancing, too!ReplyDelete
(I feel your pain. I also have two left feet).
I think Rick would be a better dancer than me.Delete
They are a lively lot in that village! Have fun.ReplyDelete
It was either that or the knitting club.Delete
I can remember when Line Dancing first became the rage! I have two left feet too (are you left handed by any chance?) and the only time I went to a class, I got totally confused, and decided it wasn't for me, and the ones who took it so seriously made me want to laugh!However, I must admit that it's a better option than the knitting club!ReplyDelete
Go back to your painting Sue - you were doing well at that, and you don't need to go to classes. Plenty of interesting tutorials and techniques on You Tube.
Yes, I am left handed! Painting might be an easier option.Delete
That's possibly why you have a problem. I have a tendency to be ambidextrous and that's even worse!Delete
So proud of you to have learned some German! I can’t dance, either, to save my life. There is too much ‘rechts und links’.ReplyDelete
Following a dance routine is difficult for me in any language!Delete
Line dancing is still very popular with the Blue Rinse club in Canada too. Good exercise, no partners needed, any age can do it, one sex can do it & you get out of the chair!! I don't think it will ever die in Senior Homes.ReplyDelete
And what's wrong with Knitting??? Not only do I knit but I also have a spinning wheel! There's nothing so nice as knitting a sweater out of your own handspun yarn . . . . .Delete
I knew you would say that Sharon! I'm a left handed knitter, it just doesn't work for me. I would love to have a go at spinning though.Delete
I did leave a comment but this morning on my e mails it seems that my comments are not getting through to you. And although your post says you have sixteen comments you only have a few here. Something seems to be going wrong as most of my comments are being returned. Hope this gets through - what I said was I can remember before Doddington Hall was 'transformed' - when it was just a home. It created quite a sensation at the time but I have of course not been since I moved away. Glad you enjoyed your visit.ReplyDelete
It was a lovely visit. Still a home, Claire Birch inherited it from her father who still lives in one of the cottages. She has turned it into a business enterprise to pay the bills.Delete