Tag: dance

  • Starstruck


    We did something a little bit different today. We went to the ballet. The Scottish Ballet is performing Starstruck and they’re visiting Aberdeen this weekend. It’s the first time we’ve been to the theatre since the pandemic began and it was so nice to go out again. It’s also nice to support the arts which […]

  • Highland dance exam

    Highland dance exam

    Elizabeth had her highland dance exam today. It all went well as far as we know but she won’t get any feedback for a little while as it was recorded and the judges will have to watch it. I took this photo of her waiting outside the dance studio in her full dance outfit. They […]

  • Scottish poetry and highland dancing

    Scottish poetry and highland dancing

    I managed to clock up over 12,000 steps on my Fitbit yesterday while sitting on my butt. It’s not like the last time I boasted about doing exercise without doing any exercise – last time I really did exercise, thanks to active travel. However yesterday we used the car-club car to get around and so I […]

  • Highland dancing and trees

    Highland dancing and trees

    Elizabeth had her Highland Dance exam today and it went very well. Here she is before the exam. Her kilt was too long so I got some braces and hitched it up. That did the trick and meant that I didn’t have to attempt hem surgery which would have been a huge undertaking with all […]

  • Brussels sprouts, ceilidhs, and ethical clothing

    Brussels sprouts, ceilidhs, and ethical clothing

    I went to the allotment yesterday after an absence of almost a month due to treacherous ice on the bike path. It was just as well I went as most of my netting had been blown off and was no longer protecting plants. Something has been having a good nibble of this: I wasn’t even […]

  • Going native

    Going native

    For a few months earlier this year the kids learnt Scottish Highland Dancing at school. It’s a traditional form of step dancing but unlike Irish dancing, it involves upper body movements as well. It’s a competitive dance rather than a social or barn dance and almost always performed at Scottish Highland Games. Dancers typically wear […]

  • A haircut, a new vegetarian, and dancing

    I had my hair cut today. It has been 7 months since the last cut. The hair dresser was not impressed and took several centimetres from the bottom. I think I’m half a kilogram lighter as a result. She also chastised me for not brushing my hair everyday. When your hair is as long as mine there […]