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[3 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,775 views]
treats in Turin

Some of it was planned, some spontaneous and some surprising. There were so many hours of excellence I couldn’t believe it was one weekend. Ocean swimming, delicious food, fun with friends, favourite band in concert, ridiculous partying, amazing scenery, trying new things, heaps of coffee. And along the way Nad wondered whether we should do white water rafting and a hot air balloon ride too. Living for the moment anyone???

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[14 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 4,447 views]
Cirque du Soleil

Performance of the properly well known, properly popular ‘alternative’ circus at the Royal Albert Hall. Unreal.

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[16 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,744 views]
Sleeping Beauty

Sadler’s Wells is a reasonably contemporary theatre and Matthew Bourne is the contemporary choreographer so we were prepared for alternative production elements. Admittedly there was a transvestite evil fairy, a gothic disco, a tent, a flying puppet child and a blindfolded dream sequence, but I would otherwise describe it as one of the most accessible and enjoyable ballets.

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[9 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 3,503 views]
Barcelona Yoga Conference

Little trip to the sunshine for yogaluce.
Learning new asana, new styles & new chants.
Making new friends and meeting with old ones.
Plus some delicious tapas and hours of salsa salsa salsa.

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[27 Jun 2012 | One Comment | 2,052 views]

It’s a good four years since I last did a ballet class, and at least ten years since I was last at Pineapple Studios but here I was this evening with the same teacher. Amazing.
Pineapple is a great place, you instantly feel like you’re an extra in Fame, one because people are actually walking around in leg warmers and off-the-shoulder t’shirts, two because there is base heavy music pumping out of many rooms and three because the timetable includes words such as diva burlesque, flamenco fusion, commercial jazz, nu …

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[11 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,846 views]
salsa night in London

Man this is a busy class (Salsa Partytime, Wimbledon). There were three different levels of Bachata to choose from, and then five of Salsa! I reckon there were around 130 people there, that’s a lot isn’t it.
My love affair with Bachata is showing no signs of receding – I just can’t let go. And it does really feel like I’m cheating on Salsa; all the sexy, up close, subtle, hippy movements, and the way they sneak the Bachata tracks inbetween the Salsa ones, ha ha. Actually …

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[8 Jul 2011 | 8 Comments | 5,206 views]
Bali 2011

Seven days on the glorious island of Bali. An immediately calming but strengthening environment.

This time I saw more of the beaches and ventured inland to Ubud – a cruise-y, spiritual town.

Fun times were had on surf board, bike, yoga mat and dance floor. And there was plenty of fuel from the nation’s superb Bintang and anything-with-peanut-sauce dishes :)

I hope I make it back again some day…

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[18 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,372 views]

Went to the Watussi gig at The Basement last night. SUCH fun.
Support was from a Peruvian band and a Brazilian samba group with a party spirit that warmed the place through.
Watussi were superb. I won’t pretend to know heaps about their back catalogue but they were passionate, fun and godammit those boys can even make percussion sexy. My favourite was the first encore number, they absolutely nailed it.

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[27 May 2011 | No Comment | 2,791 views]
Share The Love – Softacare Launch

Night out at Slide cabaret for the official launch of the new charity, Softacare.
Wicked, wicked performances, good food, lots of white wine, good chat.
And rounded it all off at the Boat Shed, natch!

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[30 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,556 views]
salsa night in Melbourne

I’m in Melbourne for work this week (ad:tech Melbourne) so I had a quick Google to find somewhere to go dancing last night. Candela do cuban lessons and then open dancing at Revellers Bar in Fitzroy so I went along.
I’ve never turned up to a social night on my own so I was a bit nervous :) but it was a good, friendly crowd and I got a lot of dances.
It seemed that most people had come through the dance classes/ school as lots of the guys …