Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back in the studio.....

Spending long days back in the studio
is hard work.....
but not quite so hard as full time ballerina-ing.
the focus no longer being on me and what i can do,

but instead re-thinking
 how do you do a step?
how do you teach it?
how do you inspire?
what is important as a teacher?
what kind of teacher do i want to be?

I feel all the old aches and pains come creeping back in,
reminding me why i choose to stop putting so much pressure on my body.

But i still love dancing.
in fact i think i've re-discovered it.
Choosing in my spare time to go to one of the
open classes in London 
just to move and enjoy myself,
no stresses, no worries.
and no regrets.

we also have a lot of different personalties on the course
but some how we all seem to mesh pretty well together.
I think we each have respect for each others 
backgrounds and are all going through the
same transitional phase 
and its great to have people around you
who can empathise.

Friday, July 19, 2013


So I wrote a nice long post last night and my phone died just as I was about to hit the send button....

The overview of it was last weekend was pretty awesome, this week has been an absolute NIGHTMARE, but hey ho it's nearly over and I can put it all behind me and its going to make a good story one day.

I've just discovered the blogger app so I might blog a bit more frequently on my iPhone on my daily 1.5 hour commute across London each day.

In the mean time Instagramme is probably the best way to catch me. (Rgiboin)

Here are a few snaps from husbands visit at the weekend. We went to Cambridge and husband punted me along the river which was highly entertaining.... We found a nice spot on the river to have our lunch and watching others having a try at punting too.... It's pretty funny.
 We also got stuck in Cambridge which is a whole other story.....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Touristing in London

These are some delayed pictures of when Husband came to 
visit a couple of weeks ago.

I just cant get my husband away from boats.
The first thing he wanted to do is head to the Greenwich Martime Museum.

Greenwich is a lovely little part of London south of the river.
The museum itself wasnt all that great,
even Husband was disappointed.

But we did pay extra and go their current Visions of the Universe
exhibition which was worth it.
It's all images that have been taken of space and the planets and galaxies
and what not. 
Really beautiful stuff.

Funnily enough there was an exact replica
of the lighthouse in Scotland that we mini-mooned at!!!

We also went to the Royal Observatory where Husband some some really 
important clocks that were something to do with navigation
(you can tell i learned a lot!)
he was quite excited to see them....
they were...
very clockish

The Royal Observatory also has the official middle of the world.
The Meridian line.

The next day we went to the Churchill War Rooms
which was an excellent museum.

and here is my favourite exhibit in it,
Churchhills velvet onesy!!!

He had a bunch of them made so that he 
could just slip it on if there was an airraid in the middle of the night.

As hard as i find London to live in
it is an excellent tourist destination.....
if only as a Londoner i had more time!