Saturday, July 15, 2017

High heels dance performance


As some of you might know from my other social media accounts (mostly Flickr, Facebook and Instagram).. I have been following high heels dance classes since the fall last year. I had never danced in my 40-year life.. and I just wanted learn some graceful feminine moves. And perhaps not make a fool of myself if I ever found myself on the dance-floor! :-P

So, imagine my hesitation when the dance teacher, at the beginning of this year, asked our group if we wanted to perform at the end-of-season festival! After a bit of thinking, we all said: what the heck.. and we went for it!

And all the photos that you see in this post were the result of taking a risk and saying yes! :-D

The festival was on the 2nd of July.. and there were two session scheduled: on in the morning and in the afternoon. So, we had to get there early and get in our dresses and do our make-up. And of course, snapping pics for Instagram.

Of course, we had to make a group photo! Sadly, our teacher was missing in this photo, because she was also very busy running the rest of the show.

Fortunately, the professional photographer took a pic of the 6 of us together striking a pose!

Here is an action shot of me... I'm just relieved the photographer caught me in a somewhat okay pose. It's very easy to catch someone in very uncharming pose when they are dancing! :-P

I don't often take selfies, but this one in the changing room was quite all right. I guess I should be thankful for smart-phone filters! :-P

And this is us after the performance.. giving our feet a little bit of rest!

Needless to say, it was an amazing experience and I hope to be part of this next year!

 Have a great weekend!

There is a DVD of the whole performance available for sale. I still have to buy. In the mean time, you can see part of the performance on Instagram! And of course, you can watch the last 2 videos I posted on YouTube. :-)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dottiness in blue


People who follow me on my Instagram might have seen that I wore a cute little polka-dot dress to a social event. It was quite a blurry pic which happens a lot if you use a smart-phone indoors.

So, I thought.. what's the harm in wearing the same dress the next day.. with a friend.. into sunny Rotterdam.. and take lots of photos?!

As it was an unusually gorgeous day.. we took a lot of photos and video, so I apologise in advance for all the photos in this post. Normally, I think 3 or 4 photos is enough! :-P

This part of Rotterdam is near the Erasmus bridge and this is a very busy and happening spot where you can walk along the canal with lots of nice place to eat.

The bridge itself is quite an iconic part of the skyline.. and love it or hate it, it does make Rotterdam instantly recognisable! :-)

About the dress itself,.. I guess it's no secret that I like polka-dots! It's also no secret that I love high heels! :-P

I think the blue and the pink go nicely together.. no PhD required to figure that one out! :-P

And even with all the posing.. I try to take myself not too seriously!

And just to drive the point home with this last photo.. I was in Rotterdam!

 Hope the week is going well.. just 3 more days!

I think a lot of people will be quite curious to see how I manage to walk in these super-high pink stiletto heels. Take a look and judge yourself! :-P