Let’s Not Make It Be One Night Only

It was a wonderful night. A warm, fuzzy night. A comfort-blanket night. A night of nostalgia, friendship, love, support, childhood bonds and immense talent. A night that said: ‘Those who have danced together stay together.’
It was One Night Only, the show put together to raise funds for life-prolonging medication for Samantha Lines, who is suffering from cancer and whose medication is no longer available on NHS. You may remember me writing about it in my blog of 27th April (Nostalgia). The Daughter and a group of her friends who danced together at Jean Hewitt’s got back together and put … Read the rest »

Broadway Babe

Regular readers will have heard me sing Julie Barker’s praises before.  I have written about her talents as a choreographer (in Melabeau Productions’ Cinderella) and actress (in Melabeau Productions’ Vagina Monologues) and she shared her Hot Holidays! with us last year.  Well, as well as working as a choreographer and actress, Julie is also the principal of a large stage school – Tip Toes.

Julie has always been supportive to all her students and has actively encouraged them to audition for professional productions in Essex and the West End.  For years she has put troupes into professional and charity shows.  … Read the rest »

Smelly Memories

I am a ‘perfume-person’.  I have always loved wearing perfume and I have always tended to find a perfume I really like and then wear it for years.  This was the case with Mary Quant’s Havoc, which I wore all through my teens and early twenties, until they discontinued it.  I also wore Lancome’s Poeme for a long, long time, until I tired of it and it became hard to find as it is being discontinued, too.  So, I’ve been on a quest to find something I like.  Today I took myself off to Lakeside – Why????   Half of Essex … Read the rest »