I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I went to a barn dance / dinner / party for a friend and co-worker's 50th birthday last night.

Having never been to a barn dance before, and never having learned to dance, I was not expecting to have as good a time as I had. What a blast! A lot of the guests were people I worked with on Flicka 3, so it was really great to see them again. And MAN can those cowboys dance. I ended up dancing the whole night and found it really easy because the men were such strong dance partners and leaders that I just sort of followed along. I didn't step on anyone's toes, nor they mine.

When the tables from dinner were cleared away and the dancing started, I was on the sidelines filming the action using a new app I bought for my iPhone, Super8. It is a fun app because the end result looks like an old home movie. Unfortunately, I had no idea it didn't record sound. So the video below isn't quite as good as it could have been due to it being a silent movie (and the focus going in and out for some reason). And it's a shame because the band were fantastic; the fiddler is a North American champion (I think someone said he rates 6th in all of the US and Canada).

I didn't get home until after 4am!!!

I didn't take any photos (too busy dancing) but I know someone who took one or two with me in them so I will post them once I can get him to send them to me.

Piers, Me and Phillip
All photographs are mine and not to be copied without express permission from me (click on them to see the large version).
Some names have been changed to protect my butt.

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