Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 6

Saturday night was bonfire night, a night to celebrate the death of a bad guy who tried to blow up the House of Lords or rather, celebrate the safety of King James. He was a game boy (see that for product placement?), Guido Fawkes, Guy, a Yorkshire mercenary who died from a broken neck that...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 5 – Halloween

When Juddge Lulu was ickle I was forced to pay a three figure sum to help finance a Halloween party. As you can tell I didn’t resent it. Maybe this was the day that my apathy for this imposed celebration began? I don’t do subjugation well. However, even with this deep-rooted belief the weekend was...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 4

It has been an eventful week, a week dominated by change, upsets and challenges. Mike Tindall’s gran is on her farewell tour of Australia. Manchester City rolled over their more famous neighbours last Sunday netting six times. Are the reds now destined for relative obscurity? France stood up to the plate in the Rugby World...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 3

I’m sure that most of you will have heard of the passing this week of Minnie Driver’s great aunt, Betty, fondly remembered for her days in the West End, the small and big screen, and for her fictitious hot pot at The Rovers Return. Betty Turpin was just 91. As life expectancy extends further in...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 2

I’m not sure that many folk reading this missive will remember the good old days, those quondam days when your fun was playing out till it got dark, summer holidays that went on forever, grass cuttings that reminded you of Wimbledon and village crickit, when you went to bed exhausted and listened to a tranny...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 1

We were cruising around Lake Geneva in August. The Alps were alpine, high and mighty, the peaks dusted in snow, nice top, the water still, deep, blue, the air warm, temperate, our bodies recovering from Lord Ted’s 50th the night before. Ice creams were three Swiss Euros, lagers four; we were grateful that grandma got...

Anticipating Strictly Come Dancing 2011

Once again it’s that time of year and the start of the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing is imminent. We’re eagerly awaiting the full line-up of celebrities who are getting ready to strut their stuff on the dance floor. Rumours abound but it looks as if there will be some well known faces to...
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