"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Monday, October 06, 2008

Strictly Come Dancing

The weekend evenings are transformed again with the advent of the new series of 'Strictly'. Keith and I have, in the main, very different tastes in TV programmes - for him think 'Scrapheap Challenge', 'Salvage Squad' and that boring thing in Orange County where they are supposed to be building motor bikes but spend all their time yelling at each other. However, this is one programme we both enjoy and I commented that it's a far cry from the old 'Come Dancing' from years ago, which prompted Keith to wonder about how today's version would fare if Health and Safety ever got their claws into it:

High kicks to be banished to avoid partners' heads being kicked in.
Sequins to be welded on - (no more 10,000 sequins being hand sewn by Molly Gubbins's mother.)
No sharp turns in the tango in case of cutting someone. ('sharp' turn - get it?)
Couples to be at least 2 chevrons apart to avoid danger of collision.
Women not allowed to do spins in long gowns to avoid danger of tripping.
Scaffolding to be used during lifts.
Hard hats to be worn at all times in case of head injuries.
No stiletto heels to be worn in case of broken ankles.
Far fetched? Hmm, maybe...

4 comments:

  1. Shirley loves that awful programme too! I have to leave the room - it does my head in!

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  2. I love 'Strickly' it always makes me smile. Just wish I could dance.

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  3. YP you are just a spoil sport!
    J.J. and Rosie, I'm with you, girls. I love the programme and I'm in awe of the progress they make during the series.

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