Saturday, February 27, 2010

Backstage at La Bayagere....

A few piccy's taken by a fellow dancer of one of our recent productions.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Census on Bows.....

After watching a movie recently where the heroine wore bows in her hair
i decided that i did not have enough bows in my current hair repertoire.
So i decided to rectify the situation and have been wearing lots of lovely ribbons as of late.
They make me feel pretty, feminine and girlie.

Others do not quite agree.

At dinner with friends the other night there was a poll taken to see whether The Bow was appreciated.

It turns out it was not.

Some muttered under their breath a cryptic, 'its not for me'
others boldly declared their abhorrence
but the general consensus was a big fat 'Ney'.

But ask me if i care what they think....

no i do not

not a smidgen

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


"i once heard a story about a little girl who asked her mother,
'Do caterpillars know that they'll become butterflies,
or does God surprise them?'"

I definitely think he surprises us,
but what do I know?

(i have completely stolen this post from here)

Monday, February 22, 2010



I like being a ballerina
because it means i get to wear a crown
and twirl around
and pretend for a little while
that i'm something that i'm not


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday thought....

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Romeo the Back Street Gondola Driver

Let me introduce you to Romeo our Gondola driver.
He informed us that to the ladies he is known as Casanova.

Once our gondola got moving he informed us he was a gondola driver by day, porn star by was then that we realised the type of experience we were in for.

We asked him to point out some of the historic sights he had told us about before we got in.
'Oh yes', he said as though he had forgotten. 'House on the left is Marco Polo's, house on right Casanova's' How convenient that they were neighbours.
A couple of minutes later he started shrieking in excitment.
We leaned over the boat to see what he was getting excited about.
'A RAT!'
indeed there was a huge great big rat that proceeded to make a giant leap from the wall aiming to land in our gondola.
It missed.
'no fear' declared Romeo aka Casanova.
'I am an expert rat killer with my oar'

and he proceeded to attempt to batter the rat (i think it survived)
'Lady', he shouted over to me,
'why you no scream at the rat....the other girlies they scream...oh la me.....why you no scream loud?
Aha! i know how to make you scream'

to which he then began rocking the boat vigorously from side to side.

Fortunately i was by this point crying with laughter and thoroughly immune to lady-screaming tactics.

The only other thing he pointed out to us wasa rat being eaten by seagulls

Romeo aka Casanova told us about his family legacy as Gondola Drivers....

i wonder if his great-great-great grandfather is turning in his grave to know that his legacy has been left to such a wally.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spending time with a Valentine in Venice....

Yesterday, I called up my Valentine to tell him that i had finished work early and if he had time we could still make it to the carnival in Venice.
So in the car we hopped and drove onwards to Venice...

It has that extra something that i've never experienced anywhere else.
Being a lover of simply wandering around
Venice has great wanderbility...ever turn a suprise
and you never really know where you are going to end up!

this is my second time but going during the Carnival was even more exciting.
Especially with all the amazing Carnival costumes.

We also went on a Gondola Ride...but more of that later.

We decided before we left we would
dance a tango in the San Marco Plaza,
Which we did....

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spread The Love.....

If someone is loved and doesn't know it
does it count?

I read this quote somewhere once...
it always makes me think of those people
who i dont keep in touch with so often
but are never far from my thoughts.

I will use this Valentines Day as an excuse to turn
my thoughts into action.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lord of the Bling-Blings.....

I saw a pimped out panda ring on the topshop website and really want it.
I think its Blinging-Minging!

as you can see sometimes when i'm in the mood i like to get chavved up and this ring would help set the tone.

and other times i simply need to feed my Panda-Lovin Craze.
I blame it on my mother who started feeding
this craze at a young age so now it constantly
needs to be nourished

(i wish i still had those ear muffs)
Unfortunately it was sold out...
so i guess i'll just have to fill my urge by looking at pretty panda pictures...