‘You Look So Daft’

7 Jul

Thus spake my beloved husband yesterday,

when I completed my latest challenge.

Writing yesterday’s 101/1001 post coincided with a month’s worth of rain coming down in 24 hours (sadly, no hyperbole there).  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to complete Challenge No. 20: Dance in the rain.

I put on Mango Groove’s Hometalk the best dance track, ever; I’m having it at my funeral – ordered the Hub to pick up his camera, and stepped out into our sodden garden.

Here is the result (excuse the blurry pics – I was moving and it was raining):

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If you hit the arrow quickly, you can see me dance.

I danced barefoot in the rain for 4.14 minutes.  It was liberating to do something and not give a damn about what anyone else thought of me.  Some of the neighbours must have noticed, given our low fences and shared walls.  I don’t care.  I had a blast.

There was just one problem: it was Peter Kay’s fine rain, and I wasn’t drenched.

Next time I dance in the rain, there had better be a hurricane or the Hub’s going to cop it.



55 Responses to “‘You Look So Daft’”

  1. vivinfrance July 7, 2012 at 09:27 #

    Three cheers for one very brave lady! What’s Peter Kay got to do with the price of fish? Does he decide the size of the raindrops?


  2. Helen Cherry July 7, 2012 at 10:18 #

    Oh this works so well.. I absolutely love it !


  3. Elaine July 7, 2012 at 10:21 #

    Bravo! Your dance moves looked good. 🙂


  4. grannymar July 7, 2012 at 10:24 #

    That is so cool! I thought I was the only person to do daft things. Welcome to the club of Daft!


  5. jmgoyder July 7, 2012 at 10:25 #

    Brave and beautiful!


  6. Ron. July 7, 2012 at 12:02 #

    We had a cloudburst about 1 AM; I had to get up & close windows. When I got up this morning & read this, I thought of you. Thanks.


  7. kateshrewsday July 7, 2012 at 13:19 #

    I should have known you were such a groovster, Tilly. Cool top, too!


  8. laurieanichols July 7, 2012 at 13:30 #

    You dance really well and you so looked so happy doing, you could really feel how liberating it was for you, it made me want to jump in and join you. Next time the Hub needs to get in there with you, none of this you look daft nonsense.


  9. mairedubhtx July 7, 2012 at 13:41 #

    There’s precedent for dancing in the rain. Remember Gene Kelley’s song and dance? It was in Paris but I’m sure it translates well to other countries and cities.


  10. restlessjo July 7, 2012 at 14:05 #

    Fantastic Tilly Bud! Rockin! Raised the biggest smile. Love the music too.


  11. terry1954 July 7, 2012 at 14:06 #

    you looked so free and relaxed. i enjoyed watching you have fun!


  12. Al July 7, 2012 at 14:24 #

    I hear they’re casting for a remake of Saturday Night Fever. I’m forwarding this to the casting director.


  13. Brenda Youngerman July 7, 2012 at 15:04 #

    I LOVE it!!! Dancing and playing in the rain is somehow so liberating!!!


  14. gigihawaii July 7, 2012 at 15:19 #



  15. SchmidleysScribbling July 7, 2012 at 15:48 #

    The backstory to the episode below is that I had almost died of pneumonia 3 times before it occured.

    I had a fight with my mother when I was 15 about going somewhere with some boy. She said I couldn’t go, so I ran out in the rain where I was sure I would catch my death and yelled, “I’ll kill myself if you don’t let me go!” Mom came outside grabbed me and dragged me back in the house and made me dry my hair with a towel (we didn’t have a hair dryer).

    I calmed down after this. I mean who wouldn’t if they had a Mom who loved you so much she would come out in the rain herself to save you? Dianne


  16. Jim July 7, 2012 at 16:09 #

    You’ve got a good natured guy there with Hub. 🙂 There is no way Mrs. Jim would record for even 30 seconds in the rain. She doesn’t even like to smile for the camera.

    Jim’s Six Word Saturday


  17. adinparadise July 7, 2012 at 16:19 #

    Such a happy video. Next time,we’ll have you “singing in the rain.” 😉


  18. Karen S. July 7, 2012 at 16:45 #

    great photo! You make me feel like dancing!!!! Dancing! DANCING!


  19. soulbrush July 7, 2012 at 16:57 #

    fun fun fun- love the movie!


  20. catbirdinoman July 7, 2012 at 17:20 #

    It looks like great fun!! Doesn’t everyone want to dance in the rain sometime?? 🙂


  21. sanstorm July 7, 2012 at 17:35 #

    … And there is a time to dance.


  22. RoryBore July 7, 2012 at 17:57 #

    I LOVE daft you! you’re my new hero 🙂


  23. 4joy July 7, 2012 at 18:08 #

    you look like someone with a great sense of fun – can we hang out?!


  24. Tonya July 7, 2012 at 21:49 #

    I love it! Way to go!


  25. judithatwood July 7, 2012 at 22:11 #



  26. bluebee July 8, 2012 at 00:28 #

    Hahaha – Tilly, you are an utter gem of a human being 😀


  27. bluebee July 8, 2012 at 00:29 #

    PS – I love Mango Groove – great music to cook and drive by too


  28. musings July 8, 2012 at 02:41 #

    LOVE it! You certainly have the moves and show a definite joie de vivre.


  29. McGuffyAnn July 8, 2012 at 03:10 #

    You are wonderful. We are having a drought…any chance on you doing a rain dance for us?


  30. Fiona Biedermann (@Insp2Dream) July 8, 2012 at 03:25 #

    I’m am laughing out loud – yay you


  31. Gobetween July 8, 2012 at 10:16 #

    Tilly, you always seem so happy and free. Well done. I am just too introverted and shy to do any of this.


  32. robincoyle July 8, 2012 at 22:52 #

    You are a child at heart.


  33. sarsm July 17, 2012 at 16:54 #

    I took all the kids out and danced with them in the rain once. You’re right – it is totally revitalising. The neighbours don’t speak to us any more!!



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