Yet More Dancing

14 Mar

An old pic of me dancing (in the rain)
The reason for oldmedancing is shared below

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions for my forthcoming book’s #I’mNotAllowedToSayTheNameYet dance song. I decided to go with – well, I had to, really, didn’t I? – the suggestion from ME Lewis at France Says:

Picture me boogying to this in my bedroom after hitting Send to my publisher.

You’ll have to picture it, because there are no pictures of it;  I haven’t boogied yet. Right after sending off my manuscript, I succumbed to a bacterial infection which saw me in bed for days, gulping down not one but two courses of those increasingly hard-to-get miracle pills, antibiotics. I’m on the mend now but it was touch and go for a while there whether I’d be able to eat all of my Maltesers. I’m happy to report that as of today I have none left.

When looking for a song, I came across this:

As much as I’d love to have used it, it’s not dancey enough. I found another which is quite dancey but, sadly, not entirely appropriate for a family-friendly blog. But go look it up; Google #MENOPAUSE MONDAYS®A Singing Uterus Explains Perimenopause and Menopause. Hilarious in an I-can’t-believe-what-I’m-seeing way.

The family and I – Hub, me, Spud, DisgustedwiththeTories Boy, and our newest member, Daddy’s Boy – were all dancing for joy this week, for an entirely different reason.

Debra at Breathe Lighter asked me a while back what Alex plans to do post-uni. I am now allowed to tell you that he got into not one, but two drama schools, and has accepted a funded place on a one year course at Oxford School of Drama.

When we heard the news, we all did this:

Image result for laura linney love actually gif

Just to be clear – we’re all Laura Linney, not Karl on the right, who is every new graduate who has just realised the fun’s over; real life starts and oh no! here come the bills.

Fortunately, that’s not Alex. He won’t start work at McDonald’s for at least another twelve months.


15 Responses to “Yet More Dancing”

  1. slpmartin March 14, 2018 at 17:27 #

    Congrats to Alex!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. David J. Bauman March 14, 2018 at 17:28 #

    Wonderful! And congratulations to Alex. Poor Karl . . . and Laura. She was wonderful in that movie. Every movie.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Al March 14, 2018 at 17:30 #

    And the good news keeps on coming. Congrats to you and Alex. Glad you are on the mend and will soon be back to having your groove on.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. elaine17 March 14, 2018 at 17:37 #

    Love Hot Hot Hot. I have several Merrymen CDs from back in the day!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. restlessjo March 14, 2018 at 19:47 #

    The good news far outweighs the bad, Tilly. Keep dancing! 🙂 🙂


  6. Debra March 14, 2018 at 22:16 #

    I’ve got goosebumps!! I am completely thrilled to learn that Alex has been accepted to drama school, and it sounds to me like my impressions were correct–he is definitely talented, and those with the means to propel him forward in his career have agreed! How thrilling, Linda. Really! And your own publishing successes are also worthy of a happy dance by those of us who have over the years now seen how much time you have put into developing your craft. I send all good wishes with a high expectation that the trajectory will just continue to climb! Now stay well!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. catterel March 17, 2018 at 10:00 #

    Keep on with the happy dance – it’s the best antidote to the menopause blues! Congratulations all round 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Janie Jones March 21, 2018 at 11:30 #

    Congrats to all!


  9. beeblu April 2, 2018 at 04:37 #

    Aha! The answer to my earlier question about Alex. Bloody marvellous!


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