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Challenge 13 – Three Peaks

The weather was kind to us last week as we travelled to three different locations for the three peaks challenge.  I was joined by the family (Bhim, Rich, Brit and Rio our dog).  We started our  adventure in the Lake District, climbing Scafell (978m).  It was a steady, hot climb!  Near to the top there […]

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Strictly Blog – Update

Strictly update  I’m pleased to be able to announce that Coventry Does Strictly 2018 have raised over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. I had a Fab-U-Lous experience and got some really A-Mazing scores –  Improving my scores on Saturday night achieving 3 x 8’s and a 7 for my Tango and 2 x 8’s 2 x […]

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Strictly Blog – Week Nine

Strictly Blog – Week Nine In the news, this week! Challenge no 12 of 30 challenges, in memory of my Rob 💙 Thanks so much to Karen Almond of the Rugby Advertiser for the excellent write up and to Lucie Green. https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/news/strictly-come-dancing-fun-in-memory-of-rugby-man-robin-1-8481863 Last night was our last practice session, before the Show Nights on Friday […]

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Strictly Blog – Week Eight

Friday saw us starting an hour earlier, with our group show dance.  The Jailhouse Rock song is a great tune and we have finished the routine now – just need to practice perfect!  More Show night procedures, ensuring timing for the show is spot on followed by a little practicing with our partners towards the […]

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Strictly Blog : Week Seven

A very busy few days!  Fab-U-Lous Samosa Friday raised £111 – Thank you to my lovely work colleagues and to my Strictly “family”  who contributed. On Saturday, I hosted a Macmillan WhoDunnit evening.  Set in the 1920’s, my guests were asked to investigate who killed Dr McDogood?  Each of my guests were suspects and dressed […]

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Strictly Blog : Week Six

Another five hours training, some frustration (going the wrong way and trying to lead Jon!)… but the main thing is …..Jon says “I’m doing ok!”  So…I’m a happy bunny!  Lots more practice required to get the steps, frame, arms and head turning as perfect as I possibly can, and you can be assured I will […]

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Strictly Blog : Week Five

By Jove, I think, She’s nearly got it! Whooo! Another busy weekend, with an extra hour tonight! Feeling much more confident with the steps, even managing to smile at Jon, rather than looking at the floor and my feet! Yesterday, we had our photos taken professionally for the programme and the voting donation buckets, so […]

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Strictly Blog: Week Four

Well, we certainly packed it in, this weekend!  Lots of Samba and Tango training, plus our pre-dances choreography, Strictly entrance and sequence dance! And…Our t-shirts arrived – all ready for bag packing on 28th April.  If you would like to donate/spur me on…here is the justgiving link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christine-lal

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Strictly Blog – Week Three

Strictly Blog – Week Three We have been shown all the steps for the Tango and Samba sequences – just need to practice, practice and more practice! Jon and I will be dancing the Tango, to Phantom of the Opera – couldn’t be more pleased, what a fantastic song. Our entrance routine was rehearsed, and […]

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Strictly Blog: Week Two

Training is now in full swing! On Friday evening we were in the Marquee at the Royal Court Hotel, practicing the Samba. Some tricky spot turn swivels had my head and feet in a spin, literally! And we finally got to know who would be our partner.  I am so excited to introduce to you, my […]

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