Let’s Not Make It Be One Night Only

Dressing Room One - Me with Lydia Lucy, Peter Hewitt and Michelle Pentecost

Dressing Room One – Me with Lydia Lucy, Peter Hewitt and Michelle Pentecost

The Hewitt Old Girls - Lisa, Lauren, Sarah, Nicole, Melanie, Heather and Elena with the Host with the Most - Daniel!

The Hewitt Old Girls – Lisa, Lauren, Sarah, Nicole, Melanie, Heather and Elena with the Host with the Most – Daniel!

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 … Read the rest »

Wonderful Women and will.i.wish

I was so pleased and proud to hear that my dear friend Julie Carter had been nominated for a Community Award by Thurrock Council and then thrilled and delighted to find out that she had won!  Julie truly deserves this.  She has brought so much to the borough over the years with her fab performing arts school, Tip Toe, and her pre-school Scallywags.  Her commitment to children and young people is second to none and in an age where so many young people hang about doing nothing, claiming they’re bored and getting into trouble, she offers them other options.  Julie … Read the rest »

This Sceptred Isle…. This Wonderful Life

It has been a glorious St George’s Day.

The weather, to start with, was doing what it should at this time of year and gave us a beautiful sunny day.  I drove to Greenwich to have lunch with the Daughter finally – we hadn’t seen each other for five weeks as we both lead such busy lives! – and we had a great natter and catch up and as always it was just so lovely to see her.

And as the weather was so good everyone was sitting outside; all the terraces and grass area taken up with people who … Read the rest »

Tip Top Tip Toe Show

Last Saturday evening I treated myself to a night out in Basildon!  I was in the audience to see SHAKE IT OUT, a show performed at the Towngate Theatre by Tip Toe Stage School of South Ockendon.  And what a show it was!

Throughout the years I’ve been to many, many theatre and dancing school shows.  Some excellent and others… well, more rehearsal wouldn’t have come amiss, to put it politely.  But Shake It Out was fabulous on every level. The cast ranged from tinies, who couldn’t have been more than two and a half, to seniors.  Tip Toe principal, … Read the rest »