How was the weekend?

Fine, thanks. I had a bit of a busy day on Saturday, racing off to collect a daughter from Badminton (the game, not the place; I'm not that rich, you know?) before going to buy some clothes (for Her) from Asda, have an argument in the doorway because she'd lost the receipt and I thought we were going to be accused of shoplifting, before taking Medium Hairy One to the barbers, where he had about half of what I would have said to cut off cut, and then off to visit Ma who was cooking us tea. I hate watching my parents cook. It's one of the most stressful experiences, especially when my Mum limps in with a hot dish in one hand and the cane she is leaning on in the other. It's just simpler, easier and a lot less stressful to have them over to ours.



And Strictly!!!! The one shining moment on a busy Saturday. We watched Strictly with our mouths agog to see what Judge or Ed or Louise would come up with.
Are you watching Strictly again this year? We've completely lost interest in the X Factor, and watch it on record with the  fast forward button close to hand, but Strictly I could actually watch over and over again. I love the dances, the costumes, the music (I sing along to) and the judges. The whole thing, actually. It's proper Family entertainment that keeps three generations of our family women  occupied.

And we have three favourites in our house.

Kev (God) Clifton and Louise Redknapp; beautiful perfection. I loved their Viennese waltz, and how different was Louise's dress, with the fringing? I love the detail that goes into the outfits. Vicky Gill, the designer, is always on It Takes Two on a Wednesday or Thursday and she tells you interesting facts like how many bugle beads are on each dress. It's amazing.

Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba; You can see that we (Sarah) has a thing for the Clifton family. I think she's a Brexiteer silently, or at least not too fond of the Russian dancers. (joke) She did tell me that she likes Kevin and Joanne because she thinks it's funny to have a brother and a sister both dancing on the same show, with all the competitiveness she thinks that must bring. Dead right, girl. Sibling rivalry is a big issue!

And (my personal favourite) the last pair we are following and rooting for at the moment is;

Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero.

That's right. even in Strictly, the legal world sticks together. Or as Peter put it, "At least it's good to see a lawyer who isn't being called a shark or a rat and who makes us seem a little more.... human." I don't like to upset him, but I'll be surprised if the Judge doesn't get to be a blood-sucking monster for Halloween.... or a Vampire, whichever suits him best.


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  1. I wasn't very happy with the result, were you? I think if someone's unable to compete then it should be them who leaves the show.

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    1. I should have thought so... it wouldn't surprise me if Anastacia drops out this week!

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  2. I wish I could watch Iplayer to see this but sadly because you have to have a license to watch it now, we can't! He looks rather good that Judge guy. Did the judges like it>x

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    1. They liked his Cha Cha Cha better than the American Smooth, but he's rather a good mover, and so not what people think a 'judge' is! (although as Hubby keeps pointing out... he's not a real judge!)

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  3. My weekend was good, thank you. I watch neither Strictly nor X-factor but our neighbours do, at maximum volume, so I miss only the visual:-)

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    1. I am smiling at the thought of the sound but no pictures.... that's a grimace, not a grin. We used to have deaf neighbours and it was very useful in the days before taping and catch up because if there were things on 2 sides that you wanted to watch, you basically watched the picture from one and listened to the sound from the other. For years I never knew what Val Doonican looked like, because I'd never seen him.

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  4. I don't watch Strictly, but I do like Judge Rinder when he's on the radio. Someone shared a clip of Ed Balls the other day and I can't get the images out of my brain!

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    1. He's been beautifully serious on the radio, hasn't he? But he must have brains, of course, to be a barrister. It's fun to see the sequin side coming out.
      As for Ed Balls.... I said he'd stay in for a while and DH said he'd go first. His Charleston (silly as it was) was actually quite well done.

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  5. Loving Strictly so far. Not sure how much further Anastacia can carry on with an injury like she very unfortunately has got. We adore Kevin, just a lovely chap as well as being very talented. Not so fond of his sister though, find her a bit irritating.
    Lisa x

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