Hi everyone, I hope you've all had a great week. This last week has been super busy again for me. Apart from the show I’ve had interviews, press and an opening of a rather special art exhibition. Firstly though one thing that hasn’t been so great is that I have seemed to have inherited a black eye! Now before you think that I’ve been getting myself into trouble, I haven’t!! Instead I've managed to pick up a rather nasty eye infection. Not sure what has caused it, but it's probably down to my heavy workload. It's amazing how the body copes with being under stress, but I’m glad to say that I think I’ll live! I just need to be careful with the whole eye area and what make-up I use and how it is applied. Hopefully it will clear up in a few days.
Last week I went to the opening of an art exhibition by the internationally acclaimed and published fine artist Charles Willmott. The extra special thing about this particular exhibition is that the whole collection of work is based on Vincent and I in Midnight Tango! Charles approached us last year with a view to producing this collection. His past work speaks for itself and he has a keen eye on painting and working with dancers. In fact he recently painted Darcy Bussell at the Royal Opera House, amongst others. Several artists had approached us, but we felt that Charles had the correct understanding of what we do. We invited him to come and take some photos of us in Midnight Tango last year, so he could begin work on the pieces and this exhibition is the result of all his hard work.
I have to say I was very impressed with the outcome. I feel that the pictures that Charles has produced manage to capture the essence of what we are trying to achieve. It’s quite overwhelming walking around an art exhibition with pictures of yourself up there and we both feel honored to have been the subject matter of Charles’ work. To see the collection click here. The exhibition is on at The Knapp Gallery Regent’s College Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS by appointment only.
So come on, on Valentine’s Day how many cards did you all get? Of course the postman was overladen with my post. LOL, not really, but I did get a few pressies at the theatre. The cast of Midnight Tango decided to do a secret Valentine game. It meant that we all had to draw the name of someone in the cast out of a hat and secretly buy valentine gifts for them. It was hilarious. I have to say that I did very well; I got a lovely chocolate cake and card, some fine wine and cheese and some rather spectacular sparkly lashes. I can safely say that whoever it was, they choose well. My thoughts are that it was one of my fellow female dancers, because I just can’t imagine one of the boys being so thoughtful!
Valentine’s Day itself was a rather busy one for Vincent and I. We started off by doing Daybreak on ITV to publicise the show. It was great to see Kate and Dan, as both have been contestants on Strictly. Dan was actually taking his girlfriend to see the show that evening for Valentine’s Day, which of course was a great choice! After that we hot-footed it down to the Excel Centre in London for the Motorhome and Caravan Club 2012 exhibition. We were there to dance and help publicise the event, which included having photos with a lovely couple who were actually getting married later that day.
Being keen members of the club they couldn’t miss it, so they turned up in their wedding outfits before heading straight to the church. Now that’s dedication for you. What impressed me most about the whole experience was how incredible the caravans and motorhomes are. I’ve never seen them properly before and I have definitely earmarked a trip across Europe in one, if I can manage to persuade Jimi who I think will need some convincing. Safe to say that he did cook me a very special Valentine’s lunch and even baked me some special Valentine biscuits, which made my day. Well I hope you have a great week see you next time Love FC xx
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