A WISH THAT CAME TRUE!

When I was 12 my brother was always being asked to play the piano when friends and relatives came round. He was very shy however and never obliged them even though is was really talented. I remember thinking: "I wish I was good at something - I'd do it for them!" 60 years later ladies often say to me after a salsa dance with me: "You're amazing!" "You're such a good lead!" "You make following so easy for me!" "You make me feel like I'm really dancing!" "Thank you - I've never danced Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-06: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of three nights rest after Wed: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays! Thu: Salsa Bailando at Drift in Southsea on Thursdays! Fri: Salsa at The View Xmas Party Cracker 2017! (Won Best Dressed Man award) Sat: Salsatricity in Hatfield at Club De Havilland! Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-02: Salsatricity in Hatfield at Club De Havilland!

What a lovely evening of dancing at Salsatricity Snowflake ball Salsa Bachata Kizomba - hardly stopped dancing all night!  - See original facebook post here! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The name Salsatricity speaks for itself – the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross and her salsa events. I usually aim to arrive around Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-01: Salsa at The View Xmas Party Cracker 2017!

Click on the to see the original facebook post with comments! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but the classes which are very professional start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details.   Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-30: Salsa Bailando at Drift in Southsea on Thursdays!

Drift in Southsea is the venue Bailando every Thursday run by DALE Afro Latin Entertainment from 10:30pm to 3am. It starts earlier but hardly anybody gets there until 10:30pm and at 11pm they start charging £2 to go it. It has been good for the last few weeks because it was so crowded downstairs that people who wanted to dance salsa, bachata, meringue, kizomba etc have to go upstairs! COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT There's Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-29: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of three nights rest after Wednesday at Irish in Portsmouth, Friday at Putney in London and Saturday at La Tasca in Bournemouth. Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have - as it was tonight! I didn't go to Drift because my salsa soul was fully satisfied! . COMMENTS (Click the above to see the original Read more [...]
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ANTIBIOTICS FOR CHEST INFECTION – COMPLETED

8 Doxycycline 100mg caps starting on Wednesday 22nd November (broad spectrum antibiotic): Wed: 2 at 09:30 Thu: 1 at 11:00 Fri: 1 at 09:00 Sat: 1 at 12:30 Sun: 1 at 10:40 Mon: 1 at 09:10 Tue: 1 at 09:30 The purpose of taking antibiotics is to avoid a chest infection turning into pneumonia!   Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-25: Saturday Salsa Fiesta at La Tasca in Bournemouth!

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent free evening of salsa at La Tasca on Saturdays once a month from 10:30pm until 2am. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT More information may be seen on this old facebook event! Although the focus of the event is Cuban salsa there are plenty of ladies attending who can dance cross body though most of the men do lead Cuban style and many of the ladies prefer to dance their salsa in the Cuban way! No problem for me as I dance Puerto Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-24: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. ABOUT THE EVENT Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club (can get 3 for £24 if you pay in advance) See Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-22: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of three nights rest after Wednesday at Irish, Friday at El Grande and Saturday at Salsa Fusion. Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! . COMMENTS (Click the post above to see the original facebook comments listed below.) Philip Wake Managed an hour at The Irish Club before I overheated Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-18: Salsa Fusion at The Venue Great Portland Street!

Click on the facebook post below to see the comments! For more details about this twice monthly Salsa on Saturday event see the facebook event: Salsa Fusion Social Dancing Night or the facebook page: Salsa - Fusion. I used to go there quite frequently a few years ago when I was dancing 5 or 6 nights a week before my last marriage and always enjoyed it. There was never a shortage of salseras to dance with and there's always the Cuban room to cool down when you get overheated because it's Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-17: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10 whether you do the lessons or not. The venue is Scala just a few hundred yards down the road from King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station at 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL. There's always somewhere to park for free in the surrounding Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-15: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of two nights rest after 4 nights in a row from last Thursday at TLC to Friday at Que-Rico, to Saturday at Latin Vibes, to Sunday at Medbar. Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! . COMMENTS . MORE ABOUT SALSA AT THE IRISH CLUB AND DRIFT AFTERWARDS Salsa Katanga runs an evening of salsa dancing at Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-12: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 17:00 to 22:30.  It's always well attended with plenty of good dancers so it's definitely been a good place to go every Sunday and the doubling of the size of the main dancing room downstairs could make it even better However, I'm reviewing the situation after last Sunday when we were upstairs due to the work being done downstairs because far too many kizomba tracks were played and not enough salsa which is the only Read more [...]
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Event: 2017-11-11: Latin Vibes at Tiger Tiger Portsmouth!

I usually go to London on a Saturday but Latin Vibes at Tiger Tiger is usually worth going to and I do like to support local events on a Saturday. I noticed that some work had been done on the floor which I remember as being dusty concrete but tonight is was very smooth and good for dancing.   Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-10: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. Ema Louise shared Miguel Mayana's event. 9Nov 18:18 ·   So excited for Balham tomorrow! 🤩👏🏻 See you all there! Xxx NOV10 - Going - Friday 10th November-2 Rooms at "Que Rico" Salsa / Kizomba Party - The Bedford · London - Like 2: You and 1 other Philip Wake See you there!  x Like 1 Philip Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-09: Salsa at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-05: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 17:00 to 22:30.  It's always well attended with plenty of good dancers so it's definitely my place to go every Sunday unless there's something special on like a party night in London at Sexy & Sensual for example as there was a few weeks ago. Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm but arriving Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-05: Salsatricity in Hatfield at Hutton Hall with Katie!

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross and her salsa events. I usually aim to arrive around 10pm for 3 hours of social dancing after the lessons from 8-10pm! 🙂 See also their website at salsatricity.com and read more about the Hutton Hall venue on the University of Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-03: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month!

Click on the to see the original facebook post with comments! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but the classes which are very professional start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. From the 16th anniversary month they have been opening an extra room Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-02: Salsa at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-11-01: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of two nights rest after 5 nights in a row from last Wednesday at Irish, to Thursday at TLC to Friday at Putney, to Saturday at La Tasca, to Sunday at Medbar. Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm regularly experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-29: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 17:00 to 22:30.  It's always well attended with plenty of good dancers so it's definitely my place to go every Sunday unless there's something special on like a party night in London at Sexy & Sensual for example as there was a couple of weeks ago. Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments.   MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-28: Saturday Salsa Fiesta at La Tasca in Bournemouth!

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent free evening of salsa at La Tasca on Saturdays once a month from 10:30pm until 2am. I missed last month because of my attendance at the Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of Botswana Independence Day! with my daughter Katie but was determined to attend this one which featured many attendees wearing Halloween costumes - mostly the girls with their amazing makeup which did not succeed in making any of them less attractive! 😉 MORE Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-27: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. ABOUT THE EVENT Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club (can get 3 for £24 if you pay in advance) See Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-26: Salsa at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-25: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of two nights rest after 4 nights out of 5 from last Wednesday at Irish, to Friday at El Grande, to Saturday at Mambo City, to Sunday at Medbar. I missed out on Thursday at TLC because of a car tyre puncture which could not be fixed until Friday! Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-22: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 17:00 to 22:30.  It's always well attended with plenty of good dancers so it's definitely my place to go every Sunday unless there's something special on like a party night in London at Sexy & Sensual for example. Tonight featured the first night for some freshers from Southampton University who were being introduced to the wonders of salsa at Medbar. I danced with quite a few as I enjoy bringing on beginners Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-21: Mambo City at ULU Monthly Party on Saturday!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT Mambo City run a monthly party at ULU (University of London Union) from 20:30 to 02:00 - social dancing from 10pm onwards. See the facebook event Mambo City@ULU for more information. The main salsa room is spacious with a stage for the DJ and is always very busy. There is also a dedicated kizomba room in the reception room where the bar is with the usual student prices. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-20: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10 whether you do the lessons or not. The venue is Scala just a few hundred yards down the road from King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station at 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL. There's always somewhere to park for free in the surrounding Read more [...]
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FLAT TYRE – FLAT NIGHT! 

The right front tyre of my car was totally flat when I got back home last night (Wednesday) - a pin prick puncture it turns out today (Thursday). I need two new front tyres & tracking because the other one is nearly on the limit and unevenly worn too. However, the tyres won't available until tomorrow morning at the local service station I trust. Ah well - looks like it's a TV night for me! At least the car will be ready for EL GRANDE - Friday 20 October, 4 rooms, 10 DJs, 10 teachers, Classes, Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-18: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of two nights rest after 5 nights in a row from Wednesday at Irish, to Thursday at TLC, to Friday at Que-Rico, to Saturday at Salsatricity with Katie, to Sunday at Sexy & Sensual with Pearl. Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and sometimes it's almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm regularly experiencing Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-15: Sexy & Sensual Sunday Party Night at Park Inn, Heathrow

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT 9th Sexy Sensual Latin Dance Festival - Sunday Party Night at Park Inn By Radisson London Heathrow at Bath Road, UB7 0DU for £15 at the door. This is where you find out what bachata is all about although there is a salsa & a kizomba room for those who prefer not to dance bachata all night as I don't - bachata comes 2nd for me and kizomba about 6th! 🙂         Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-14: Salsatricity at East Barnet with Katie!

Picked up Katie at Uxbridge and drove to East Barnet using the direct route which wasn't a good idea as there was a lot of traffic on the way but we still arrived in good time for the switch dance at the end of the lessons. Afterwards I drove Katie back to Uni. Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses.. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-13: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. SAT 09:30 Philip Hi Miguel - great evening but I thought I'd better let you know what I discovered about the air conditioning. I mentioned to one of the security men that the only air conditioner working was in the bar area of the kizomba room and that it was getting very hot in the main salsa room. He reported back later that management refused to turn on the air conditioners in the main room because Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-12: Salsa at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-11: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast of two nights rest after 5 nights in a row from Wednesday at Irish, to Thursday at TLC & Drift, to Friday at The View, to Saturday in Hatfield and to Sunday at Medbar. Every week more and more talented salseras turn up at the Irish Club and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-08: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10:30. I've been 13 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better - particularly when my two favourite princesses from The Irish Club turn up! Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm but arriving at 8pm gives me a good 2+ hours Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-07: Salsatricity on Saturdays in Hatfield at Hutton Hall!

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross and her salsa events. I usually aim to arrive around 10pm for 3 hours of social dancing after the lessons from 8-10pm! 🙂 See also their website at salsatricity.com and read more about the Hutton Hall venue on the University of Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-06: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month!

Click on the to see the original facebook post with comments! Post by Michelle Balagay who was excited: "Missing dancing cant wait to feel the music dancing the night away."! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but the classes which are very professional start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-05: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-04: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

I had a busy time last week: Wed 27 2130-1115: Salsa at Irish Club! Thu 28 2130-0130: Salsa at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea! Fri 29 22:30-0400: OneDance Latin Festival Party Night in Bournemouth! Sat 30 0400-1200: Drive to Greenwich and Sleep in the car Sat 30 1400-1800: Help with preparations for the following event. Sat 30 18:00-2200: Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of Botswana Independence Day! Sat 30 2200-0400: Drive back to Gosport with terrible Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-01 2230: OneDance Latin Festival Party Night in Bournemouth!

For details of this OneDance Latin Festival weekender for lovers of salsa, bachata & kizomba held at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October see the facebook event OneDance Latin Festival Event Page. Having been to the Friday Party night, The Celebration of Botswana Independence in Greenwich on Saturday night and the Medbar on Sunday, at 10pm I decided that I was definitely in the mood for more salsa dancing so I drove to Bournemouth for the Sunday Party Read more [...]
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Event 2017-10-01 20:00: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10:30. I've been 12 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better - particularly when a certain red head turns up and gives me a great dance! Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments. Click on the  below to see the original response to the above facebook post. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-30: Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of Botswana Independence Day!

Please see the facebook event for details of the celebration of the 51st Anniversary of BOTSWANA INDEPENDENCE DAY on Saturday 30th September from 6pm-11pm at the Greenwich Carers Centre at The Stables, 76 Hornfair Road, Charlton, London SE7 7BD. I arrived at 2pm to help with the preparations having slept in the car after driving from the OneDance Latin Festival in Bournemouth on Friday night at 4am! Click on the blue f below to see the original post and the responses which summarise Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-29: OneDance Latin Festival Party Night in Bournemouth!

For details of this OneDance Latin Festival weekender for lovers of salsa, bachata & kizomba held at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October see the facebook event OneDance Latin Festival Event Page. My interest was only in the party on Friday night. I used the enormous car park opposite Sainsbury's in Hawkwood Road which is free from 6pm to 8am - see the map at the bottom of the page for details. I parked at the wrong end when I first arrived at 10pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-28: Salsa at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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GIVING UP SMOKING IS AS EASY AS PRETENDING YOU NEVER DID!

I gave up smoking cold turkey in November 2012 after I realised that 99% of the time when that feeling comes into your mouth that you want a cigarette you are really thirsty.  Exactly the same feeling happens to a non-smoker every day of their lives but as they don't smoke they don't even think of having a cigarette. But smokers do because that's what they've learned to do and they like it that way. All you have to do is pretend you're a non-smoker and do what they do . . . every day of their Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-27: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

I had a busy time last week: Wed 20 2130-1145: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays! Thu 21 2130-0130: Salsa & Bachata with Joanna at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea! Fri 22 21:00-2345: Salsa at Putney on Fridays! Sat 23 0200-1000: Sleep in the car Sat 23 1130-1800: Take Katie to Uni and Sat 23 2200-0100: Salsatricity at East Barnet! Sun 24 2000-22:30: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays! but after two nights rest I was ready to Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-24: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10:30. I've been 11 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better - particularly when my favourite two salseras from the Irish Club turn up and I'm wearing my new Ghanaian Kente shirt! Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm but Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-23: Take Katie to Uni and Salsatricity at East Barnet!

The day went well getting Katie's stuff over to her new flat at the University of Hertfordshire with the able assistance of her mum & partner. It took a long time because there were so many students moving in on the same day and there were car holding areas to take care of the resulting long queues of cars packed with everything but the kitchen sink though it appeared that some had brought that too!  Katie hugged her mum & partner goodbye leaving me to drive Katie to the nearby Asda Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-22: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

ABOUT THE EVENT Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club (can get 3 for £24 if you pay in advance) See the facebook event, facebook page or website for details about Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-21: Salsa & Bachata with Joanna at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-20: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

I had a busy time last week: Wed13 9:30-1am: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar Thu14 9:30-11pm: Salsa at TLC in Southampton Fri15 9:30-2am: Salsa at El Grande at Scala Sat16 10pm-2am: Salsa Fusion at The Venue, Great Portland Street Sun17 8pm-10:30 Salsa at Medbar in Southampton but after two nights rest I'm ready to go again! It's the Irish Club as usual tonight to break my salsa-fast - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-17: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10:30. I've been 10 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better - particularly when I'm in the mood for kizomba! Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm but arriving at 8pm gives me a good 2+ hours of dancing which is about 2 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-16: Salsa Fusion at The Venue Great Portland Street!

Click on the facebook post below to see the comments! For more details about this twice monthly Salsa on Saturday event see the facebook event: Salsa Fusion Social Dancing Night or the facebook page: Salsa - Fusion. I used to go there quite frequently a few years ago when I was dancing 5 or 6 nights a week before my last marriage and always enjoyed it. There was never a shortage of salseras to dance with and there's always the Cuban room to cool down when you get overheated because it's Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-15: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10 whether you do the lessons or not. The venue is Scala just a few hundred yards down the road from King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station at 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL. There's always somewhere to park for free in the surrounding Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-14: Salsa at TLC in Southampton on Thursday then maybe Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club (TLC) run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-13: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This week was no exception and I had a lot of excellent dances with some experienced salseras - old friends and new - and with a couple of talented beginners! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-10: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton with Katie!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10:30. I've been 9 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better - particularly when my daughter Katie comes with me! Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and comments. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm but arriving at 8pm gives me a good 2+ hours of dancing which is about Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-09: Salsatricity at East Barnet on Saturday!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post.. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook event or page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross' salsa events. I aim to arrive around 10pm for 3 hours of social dancing after the lessons from 8-10pm! 🙂 See also their website at salsatricity.com. £8 entrance Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-06: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

ABOUT THE EVENT Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There is one other room devoted to kizomba and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-07: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton then Bailando at Drift in Southsea!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook group or Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-06: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Steadman there Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-03: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10:30. I've been 8 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better!  Philip Wake 3 September at 07:22 ·   After 4 nights of birthday celebrations I'm still looking forward to the last night at . . . www.facebook.com/events/299640423777607 Philip Wake 16:39 Had lots of lovely dances to finish off my Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-02: Salsatricity at East Barnet on my 72nd Birthday!

Click on the  to see the original facebook post showing my birthday cover photo and comments thereto. . Photos of Kate & me at Salsatricity can be seen here! . Photo of Ema Louise and me using her smartphone. A big Happy Birthday to Philip Wake it's always a joy to see you at  Salsatricity and have you whizz me across the dance floor with a smile on my face! xx — at Salsatricity.  Ema Louise . Photo posted on 3 September 2017 ·  Love Read more [...]
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Event 2017-09-01: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month!

Click on the to see the original facebook post with comments! Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but the classes which are very professional start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. From the 16th anniversary month they have been opening an extra room downstairs. Upstairs in the Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-31: Salsa at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays and Drift in Southsea afterwards for DJunior’s Birthday!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 8pm to 11pm. Sometimes there is some extra at 7pm: either a bachata lesson for experienced dancers featuring Naomi Holloway or Joanna Wosk with partner Alex Magnusson or a Ladies Styling session featuring the amazing Joanna Wosk or the legendary Colleen Daniels. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons as usual. More details may be seen on the facebook group or Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-30: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Steadman there Read more [...]
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WHAT A WEEK OF SALSA!

That was a good week of salsa - 19 hours altogether - a bit more than the usual which is around 12 hours. Wednesday: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays! (3.5hrs) Thursday: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays and Drift afterwards for Dilshad’s Birthday! (3.5hrs) Friday: Neon Latin Party at The Grapes in Portsmouth and at Drift afterward until 4am! (6hrs) Saturday: Salsa Fiesta at La Tasca in Bournemouth! (3.5hrs) Sunday: Salsa at Medbar in Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-27: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. I've been 7 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT The lessons start at 5pm and the social dancing at 6pm but arriving at 8pm gives me a good 2+ hours of dancing which is about 2 double shirts worth. I always wear a T-shirt inside my Ghanaian Kente shirt because the first layer absorbs the sweat Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-26: Saturday Salsa Fiesta at La Tasca in Bournemouth!

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent free evening of salsa at La Tasca on Saturdays once a month from 10pm until 2am. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT More information may be seen on this old facebook event! Although the focus of the event is Cuban salsa there are plenty of ladies attending who can dance cross body though most of the men do lead Cuban style and many of the ladies prefer to dance their salsa in the Cuban way! No problem for me as I dance Puerto Rican Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-25: Neon Latin Party at The Grapes in Portsmouth and at Drift afterward until 4am!


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Event 2017-08-24: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays and Drift afterwards for Dilshad’s Birthday!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every other Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 7pm to 11pm. Tonight the bachata lesson features the lovely Naomi Holloway and her partner Alex Magnusson providing lessons for experienced dancers from 7pm. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons. More details may be seen on the facebook group or the website. I'm not interested in the the  lessons myself so aim to arrive around 9:30pm for the Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-23: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Steadman there Read more [...]
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MOBILE PHONE HOLDER – FIXED OUTSIDE THE BOX!

I bought this Universal Mobile Phone Holder from the Fareham Market a couple of months ago for what I thought was a good price - £5 - but clearly not as good as available on eBay! Lol. It seemed very clever because of the numerous ways that it could be used and the way it folded down to look like a mouse. I chose to mount it on my windscreen next to my rear view mirror as the place least likely to disturb my driving and discovered that the suction cap was so good that using the so called quick Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-20: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. I've been 6 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better! After a exciting Saturday with my daughter Katrinah exploring the University of Hertfordshire where she will by studying for the next 4 years and missing out on salsa dancing the night away to her 20th birthday on Sunday due to unforeseen circumstances I was really looking Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-18: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10 whether you do the lessons or not. The venue is Scala just a few hundred yards down the road from King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station at 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL. There's always somewhere to park for free in the surrounding Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-17: Salsa at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every other Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 7pm to 11pm. Tonight from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the usual salsa lessons. - more details may be seen on the facebook group or the website. I'm not interested in the the  lessons myself so aim to arrive around 9:30pm for the social dancing which for this night is mainly salsa with some bachata and a room dedicated to kizomba lovers behind the stage. The proprietor, Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-16: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Steadman there Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-13: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. I've been 5 Sundays in a row now and it's definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday and it's getting better and better! Although I had a heavy day and late night on Saturday at A Day with Katie: African Fashion at Kitengé Festival & Salsa Dancing at Salsatricity! after a late night on Friday at Que-Rico at the Bedford in Balham! I had no doubt that I had enough emotional energy for more! Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-12: A Day with Katie: African Fashion at Kitengé Festival & Salsa Dancing at Salsatricity!

. Heather Ross tagged 7 photos of you! . Salsa dancing with my daughter Katrinah at Salsatricity on Saturday 12th August 2017 after an amazing day at the 5TH KITENGE FESTIVAL UK where Katie was one of the top models!  xxx Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-11: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

ABOUT THE EVENT Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There is one other room devoted to kizomba and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-10: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every other Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 7pm to 11pm. Tonight features the amazing Joanna Wosk running a bachata session from 7pm to 8pm. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the usual salsa lessons. - more details may be seen on the facebook group or the website. I'm not interested in the the  lessons myself so aim to arrive around 9:30pm for the social dancing which for this night is 50-50 mix of salsa Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-09: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I have! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Steadman there Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-06: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. I've been 4 Sundays in a row now and it is definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday! After a heavy session at  Mambo City 18th Anniversary last night I wondered if I would have enough emotional energy left for dancing but in the event I was in good fettle and ended up leading a very energetic last dance to a fast track with one of my favourite salseras! Another of  my favourite salseras was Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-04: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month!

 Michelle Balagay was feeling excited with Iryna Andriyevskaand Philip Wake. 18:11   Only hours until dancing time 🎉🎊🎉  Like & Love 5 You, Susi Eveline Vincent, Iryna Andriyevska and 2 others  Philip Wake Salsa at The View Sussex Monthly Latin Party over 2 floors awaits our pleasure!  xx Like 2 18:26  Iryna Andriyevska I just messenged you the same thing! Excited! Like 2 18:31 .  Michelle Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-03: Salsa at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every other Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 7pm to 11pm. From 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run salsa lessons for all levels - more details may be seen on the facebook group or the website. I'm not interested in the the  lessons myself so aim to arrive around 9:30pm for the social dancing which for this night is mainly salsa with some bachata and a room dedicated to kizomba lovers behind the stage. The Read more [...]
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Event 2017-08-02: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more and more talented salseras turn up and it has becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I experience! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Read more [...]
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Event 2017-07-30: Salsa at Medbar in Southampton on Sundays!

Latino Interactive run a salsa event at Medbar in Southampton every Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. I've been 3 Sundays in a row now and it is definitely on my permanent list for salsa on Sunday! After a 99% humidity hot salsa session at ABCD last night it was good to have some wonderful dances with some lovely salseras without looking like we've just been in a shower! Some dances were delicate, some beautiful, some sensual, some strong and some so full of power it nigh blew our socks & stockings off. Had Read more [...]
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Event 2017-07-29: Salsa at ABCD XII – The Summer Madness!

Fadi K runs events called ABCD from time to time - meaning AnyBody Can Dance - and the details of the latest one can be seen on the facebook event. I have been to most of them and would never miss the party night of these superb events for all the coffee in Brazil!  This is where I first met the most charming of all the salseras in the world today: Rasa - before she became world famous and I remember having a glorious salsa dance with her on that occasion and many others since. If you're driving Read more [...]
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Event 2017-07-28: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club (can get 3 for £24 if you pay in advance) See the facebook event, facebook page or website for details about teachers and classes. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-07-27: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton on Thursdays!

Tracie's Latin Club run a salsa night every other Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 7pm to 11pm. Tonight features the amazing Joanna Wosk running a bachata session from 7pm to 8pm. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the usual salsa lessons. More details may be seen on the facebook group or the website. I'm not interested in the the  lessons myself so aim to arrive around 9:30pm for the social dancing which for this night is mainly salsa with Read more [...]
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VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN – IRRELEVANT – BE NATURIAN!

The important thing is to eat unprocessed food without added sugar or fat. This means not eating cakes, biscuits, pies, sausages, pizza, sweets or any other processed food which looks good on the outside but you can't see what it's made of! That includes cheese and all spreads including butter which are processed foods very high in fat. It also includes alcoholic beverages which are highly processed liquid foods containing alcohol which the body cannot deal with properly. Naturally it means not Read more [...]
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Event 2017-07-26: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

It's that Irish day again - every week more talented salseras turn up and it's becoming almost as good as a London venue in terms of the number of quality of dances I experience! This combined with the excellent salsa I'm experiencing at TLC  on Thursdays and Med Bar on Sundays is making my 5 nights of salsa dancing from Wednesday to Sunday more satisfying than ever before! On top of all that it's always good to see my good friend and well known celebrity paratriathlon champion Lauren Steadman there Read more [...]
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LEASEHOLD GROUND RENT BALONEY!

There's a lot of talk about ground rent of £250 in 2010 becoming £10,000 in 1960. Really? If ground rent doubles every 10 years it becomes £8000 in 2060 but worth only £2159 in todays money at an average inflation rate of 3%. That's still outrageous of course - about 8 times the original ground rent but it's a long way from the £10,000 with which the news media are frightening people! There was a time when inflation did effectively halve the value of money every 10 years. For example, Read more [...]
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MONDAY IS FAREHAM MARKET & CHIPS DAY!

12:00 After 5 nights of salsa dancing, rest day number 1 is welcome: Event 2017-07-23: Salsa at the Medbar in Southampton on Sundays! 23rd July 2017 Event 2017-07-22: Latin Party in Watford with Rumba Latina! 22nd July 2017 Event 2017-07-21: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month! 21st July 2017 Event 2017-07-20: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton then Salsa at Drift in Southsea! 21st July 2017 Event 2017-07-19: Salsa at Irish Club then Read more [...]
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