I haven't put up a post about dancing for a while so I thought I would tell you about Valentine's night.
My husband took me to the Valentine Ball at the Corn Exchange in Brighton. It was a magical evening. The ten piece Berkley Square Society Band played all night and we danced our way around the room to their wonderful music. It was like being transported back in time to the wartime era. The men were dressed in black tie and the women in beautiful dresses.
Two years ago when we went there, we had only been learning ballroom a short while and found it hard to cope with the number of dancers on the dance floor - if someone stopped in front of us we'd stop dead unable to continue. This time round, and being more experienced dancers, my husband proved to be a dab hand at avoidance tactics!
What was especially nice was how happy everyone looked. There was a mix of abilities and also of ages - if this is what Strictly Come Dancing has done for ballroom then it can only be a good thing.
I was very excited to hear that the Berkley Square Band are the resident band at the tea dances in the Palm Court at the Waldorf Hotel in London so guess where I shall be going for my birthday in April!
Another bonus of the evening was an Argentine Tango display. We have been learning this for a few months now so it was great to see it properly done.
My good new this week is two sales to Fiction Feast and one to The People's Friend - a big thanks to both magazines.