Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Dancing - Young and od

Our Spanish dancer

This is Victor, our young Spanish dancer whom I had heard so much about. He’s keen to add tap to his repertoire so he joined our group of Happy Tappers some weeks ago. ( Yes, yes I know…wrong age, wrong sex but hey! whose complaining?)

I had not met him until today because I have missed several weeks and I was curious to see the effect he had on our class. Suddenly the presence of a young male had energised all the tappers and I had never seen them dance to well!

However, Victor earns his living working in the tourist industry and the season is about to start.

But he has approached our dance teacher, Anne Aiken, ( pictured with him) about starting up a class in Callander. I suspect there will be a queue of women in that small Trossachs town who suddenly have a desire to take up tap-dancing…

Exits and entrances

"Exits and entrances"
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,"
          All the Worlds a Stage  ( Shakespeare)
When you reach a “certain age “you discover the
morning post brings a plethora of leaflets about subjects you would rather not think about.

 Take this one which I received today
 Campaign for Dignity in Dying. Now this is a very worthy cause and I wholeheartedly support it.

I just wish I was not inundated with reminders of my own mortality, especially on a bleak dreich Monday morning with 60mph winds whipping through the glen.

But it’s the ones from the Co-op urging me to pay for my funeral in advance that annoy me.