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Dreams DO come true …


As you know from my blog I do have a passion for dancing and music. Dancing makes me happy , relaxed and I can just let go of everything when dancing.


I love the fluidity of the steps, the expression, the softness, the moving with the music. I have learnt ball room dances as a teenager and my passion since grew.  I started to learn tap dance 6 years ago and I love it so much I never miss a lesson. I can proudly say I have passed 4 exams and participated in 2 shows. My heroes are Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. My favourite musical is “Singing in the Rain

At the moment we are practising for another show next year, where we will do a Tango as Tap and Freestyle to the James Bond Music and Lady Gaga music. It is all very exciting.


In the UK we have a programme called “Strictly come dancing” every year starting in September until Christmas where professional dancers teach celebrities (actors, sports persons etc) a new dance every week and on Saturday it is aired live on TV. I am a follower of the programme as you can imagine. I love watching the dancers and wished I could have a dance with one of the professionals.

The other week a couple did a Charleston together which was so fantastic. I adore the Charleston and can do the basic steps and a turn but seeing the couple made me want to learn more.


So I told my fellow blogger and good friend Ralph in one of our conversational emails that I would love to learn the Charelston with James Jordan, one of the profesional dancers on the show. This is my dream and I will save up for it and it would be on my bucket list, rather earlier than later. This is James….


The next day I see an email called SURPRISE,  an early Christmas Present from Ralph:

It said I have a private dance lesson with James Jordan all paid for and I just have to arrange the date.

I cannot believe it. I still have to read it and read it again and again , I printed it out and it still has not sunk in.

Ralph made my dream come true.

How extraordinary, how generous, how kind, how unbelievably selfless to do this. A wonderful act which made me so happy .  He knows that I am struggling with money and I would not have saved this money but rather spend it on the children than me. I know Ralph has a very big heart and  likes giving and helping all different people in any way he can. So this is his treat, my dream and I love recveiving it with a grateful heart.

I will arrange a date with James Jordan for January and will smile and be happy every day in anticipation.

What a wonderful way from a immensely kind person to give this dream to me as a gift!

thank you

I cannot thank him enough, and I will thoroughly enjoy the build up time to it and the actual lesson !

A dream come true and memories made for life!

Ligo Circle of Appreciation


Wow, I had this wonderful message and saw the great blog of Ralph, yesterday and guess what …my name was in it.

Firstly a BIG thank you Ralph, my friend,  I am honoured , I am speechless, I am happy and I am in blog heaven! He wrote lovely and kind things about me and Ralph thank you it is a great pleasure to accept this honour to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation  . I met Ralph , through the blog and we got to know each other through great conversations and I am grateful to count him as my friend!

Here is how the  Līgo Circle of Appreciation works:

For a duration of 22+ days, beginning October 1, 2012, 2 bloggers per day will be invited to join the circle.  Again a reminder that this is an appreciation, not an award. I know it is out of time but it seems to go on still so here we are:

To participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation, you must:

  •  Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…
  •  Refer back to the blogger who invited you.
  •  Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post.

A great blog is to me to blog which gives me inspiration, makes me smile and makes me happy. Although I like to learn sometimes from it, get new ideas andI like it to make me think. It is for me wonderful to read what people think about worldaffairs and their own world – Everything mixed with kindness. For me a great blog brings people together and talking

The first blogger I have the honour to ask is  Lauren to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation. Lauren was one of my first blogs I found when I was new to blogging and started to follow because I was impressed by her writing and intense messages in her stories. She inspired me every time I read one of her posts.  She has so much wisdom through her psychological background and tells her story in a kind, simple but very emotional and true way. I hope Lauren you will accept to join this Līgo Circle of Appreciation.

The second blogger I’d like to ask is Mani of FreeBirD, he says “My blogs are all about life, travel and experiences – sometimes, you may stumble upon them and if you have any questions, words or feelings – please express them. My views are simple and I want you to share yours too. ” I like and appreciate his blog. He is sharing his knowledge of his extensive travels, lined with his own fantastic photography. He also shares his honest feelings about life and what it brings us. So I will ask Mani to accept and enjoy the Līgo Circle of Appreciation.