Tuesday, 27 November 2012


What have you done today to make you feel proud??

Sorry for the non-craft related post but I wanted to share our very "proud" day on Sunday. Evan and I went to the first Qualifier for Blackpool 2013. As always its a really long day, we left the house at 8.15am and were home for 7.15pm!

Here is my boy (looking a bit tired) on the morning as the competition started. We tried something different this time and he danced with some of the teenage girl pupils instead of his teacher as he has been dancing with them a lot more recently. They were both really lovely with him.

Here he is with Megan whom he danced Jive with.

Dancing Jive, could that be a little smile? Happy to say Evan came 4th in Jive and has qualified in Latin for Blackpool - just need to get him qualified in Ballroom now!!

Happy with his 4th place trophy

We normally take my hubby Robin to the comps with us and he goes for drinks for us etc… but we "went solo" on this one and we were fine! Evan lasted the whole day without once saying the "b" word (bored!)

I had loads of dancing to do and was entered into the Sequence comp, Ballroom solos, Latin solos, Waltz couples, Cha Cha Cha couples and Adjudicators Choice. 

 We tried something a bit different this time and instead of myself and my partner Paul dancing with our teachers for our solos, we danced together! Was a bit of a weird feeling as you are dancing together and helping each other but you are also dancing against each other!! Happy to say though that the plan worked and Paul was 1st and myself 2nd out of 7 dancers in both the Quickstep and the Samba!!!

Happy people!!!

We were also 3rd in Couples Waltz, 1st in Couples Cha Cha Cha and amazingly we knocked out 5 couples to get through to the FInal of the Adjudicator Choice and came 3rd out of 6!! We could not stop laughing as we were the only "oldies" in the Final, the rest were teenagers!!!!!!

My trophy haul!!

Will be back with a craft related post tomorrow


Julie x


  1. Amazing results, well done Julie and Evan, looks like a long day but very worthwhile and fun!

  2. What a fabulous day you had. Congrats.

  3. Congratulations you Strictly Superstar you!!

  4. Congratulations you Strictly Superstar you!!