WHISPERERS’ LAMENT!

There are those who appreciate your talents and talk openly about them. There are those who don't and whisper behind closed doors. Be glad that talking reaches more ears than whispering. Glory in the pleasure you bring to the many but do not concern yourself with the discomfort brought upon themselves by the few with their own misguided & uninformed thoughts. Believe in your talents and improved them to bring even more pleasure to the many and even less to the few! Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-17: 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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INDIGESTION MEANS EAT SOMETHING ELSE!

I was about 10 years old when I saw my Uncle Will holding his tummy after eating a curry. I said: "What wrong Uncle?" "I always get indigestion when I eat a curry - it really hurts and I have to take a tablet!" he replied. "So don't eat curry Uncle." "But I like curry," said my Uncle " "But curry doesn't like you Uncle!" A few years later my Uncle Will died of cancer because the curries he ate gave him stomach ulcers and because he carried on eating curries they became cancerous! If Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-16: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. Philip Wake is feeling excited with Jeff Tarpinian. 16 February at 18:27 · Gosport ·  Looking forward to salsa at Putney tonight as El Grande is on next week - the 4th Friday for a change! Who's coming to Every Friday - Putney Salsa & Bachata Club tonight?  www.facebook.com/events/501382176864832   ABOUT THE EVENT Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-15: 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 has been good for the last few weeks because there have been plenty of people attending Skye's bachata lessons upstairs and most stay for an hour or so to practice to bachata music. Around 11pm the salsa music begins. Tonight was a bit different because I was with Rebecca and therefore delayed almost by definition! Lol COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-14: Salsa at Irish Club Valentine Party then Drift Bar!

Having been to Bar So in Bournemouth over the Christmas/New Year period and enjoyed it so much I intend to alternate between the Irish Club and Bar So every other week! Tonight is the Irish Club! Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. . MORE ABOUT SALSA AT THE IRISH CLUB AND DRIFT AFTERWARDS Salsa Katanga runs an evening of salsa dancing at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Katanga, Andy, Skye and Claire Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-10: Chabs Kids UK with Katie & Miss Botswana UK 2018!

Click on the above picture to see the facebook event produced by Mera of Botswana Community UK in which she provides the address of School 21 as  Pitchford Street E15 4RZ which is correct according to the website but it is important to use the address on the flyer - Bridge Street E15 3PA - because that's where the car park and entrance for the night was. When we drove to the first address we spent ages looking for an entrance until I remembered about the event postcode being different Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-09: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. . 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-08: 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 has been good for the last few weeks because there have been plenty of people attending Skye's bachata lessons upstairs and most stay for an hour or so to practice to bachata music. Around 11pm the salsa music begins. Tonight was a bit different because I was with Rebecca and therefore delayed almost by definition! Lol COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-07: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT! Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the one and only Moe Flex usually providing the advanced level for bachata & salsa.  The workshops are followed by Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-03: Salsa at ABCD XIII – Burn the Floor!

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 2018-01-02: Salsa at The Venue in Brighton every first Friday!

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 Venue in Brighton (renamed from The View in January 2017 which was a rename from Babylon Lounge in 2010) 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2018-02-01: 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 has been good for the last few weeks because there have been plenty of people attending Skye's bachata lessons upstairs and most stay for an hour or so to practice to bachata music. Around 11pm the salsa music begins. COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. . MORE ABOUT THE EVENT There's plenty of parking round the back Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-31: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar in Portsmouth on Wednesdays!

Having been to Bar So in Bournemouth over the Christmas/New Year period I intend to alternate between the Irish Club and Bar So every other week! Tonight is Bar So! . MORE ABOUT SALSA AT THE IRISH CLUB AND DRIFT AFTERWARDS Salsa Katanga runs an evening of salsa dancing at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Katanga, Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm as Read more [...]
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SALSA PLAN FOR FEBRUARY 2018

WEEK 1 (Completed - click on date to see web page report) Wed 31: Salsa at Portsmouth Irish Club (Salsa Katanga) Thu 1: Bailando at Drift Southsea (Dale Afro Entertainment - S,B,M&K) Fri 2: Salsa at The Venue every First Friday of the Month in Brighton (Carlton Thomas) Sat 3: ABCD XIII ★Burn The Floor (FADI K) hopefully with my daughter Katie if she completes her assignment on time - fingers crossed - unfortunately she didn't but I went to see her at Herts Uni before going Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-27: Saturday Salsa Fiesta not at La Tasca in Bournemouth tonight – at The Cabin in Poole instead!

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 but unfortunately La Tasca is closing soon and they were unable hold the event tonight at La Tasca. The Cabin in Poole instead was available for this month only while a new venue is being sought! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT Sasla & Latin Club! Saturdays   Venue: The Cabin, 1 Old Orchard, BH15 1SD Poole, Dorset Times: 10.30pm Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-26: 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-25: 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 has been good for the last few weeks because there have been plenty of people attending Skye's bachata lessons upstairs and most stay for an hour or so to practice to bachata music. Around 11pm the salsa music begins - tonight with Salsa Katanga. COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. . MORE ABOUT THE EVENT There's plenty Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-24: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. The above is a repeated fb event which means you may be seeing the latest date rather than the date I actually went! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT! Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-20: Salsatricity at East Barnet with Katie!

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 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-19: 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 2018-01-18: 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 has been good for the last few weeks because there have been plenty of people attending Skye's bachata lessons upstairs and most stay for an hour or so to practice to bachata music. Around 11pm the salsa music begins - tonight with Salsa Katanga. COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. . MORE ABOUT THE EVENT There's plenty Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-17: Salsa at Irish Club in Portsmouth on Wednesdays!

Having been to Bar So in Bournemouth over the Christmas/New Year period as usual tonight I'm back to the Irish Club though in future I intend to go to Bar So every other week! . MORE ABOUT SALSA AT THE IRISH CLUB AND DRIFT AFTERWARDS Salsa Katanga runs an evening of salsa dancing at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Katanga, Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm as Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-13: El Bembe Salsa and Bachata Welcome 2018 Party!

Salsateca London and Ola Latina run a regular event called El Bembe' on the 2nd Saturday of each month at The Bottlescrue, 33 Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HD. There is parking in the streets nearby from 7pm onwards. John Lets Salsa Hylton organises the event and the venue offers plenty of space for dancing in the main salsa room formed by 3 rectangular areas surrounding the dining tables down the middle of the venue. Social dancing is from 9:15pm to 2am and there is a small room reserved for Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-12: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. I particularly enjoyed dancing with the glamorous blond from Bulgaria - I had many outrageous dances with this little ball of fire! As I was leaving I bumped into her outside and hug/kissed her goodbye and then her boyfriend did the same to me saying: "Respect!" 🙂 ❤ Dennis Dales' music tonight was excellent - he made me want to dance to every track!  . Gery Vakufova is with Philip Wake at The Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-11: 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. COMMENTS Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. I arrived even earlier tonight at 9:30 so I could catch the end of Skye's bachata lesson and just got there in time for the demo at the end of the lesson. It was a nice surprise to see Barbara from TLC there for some sensual bachata dances before she left and I met Wendy from the Isle of Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-10: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. The above is a repeated fb event which means you may be seeing the latest date rather than the date I actually went! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT! Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the Read more [...]
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CHOLESTEROL IN FOOD IS IRRELEVANT!

Any cholesterol in food is digested just like any other fat and then the body makes its own cholesterol, so why on earth are people recommending low cholesterol food or food which lowers cholesterol when the body decides for itself how much it needs to make! Lol See this article by Zoe Harcombe about how wrong we have been about cholesterol for more information regarding the irrelevance of cholesterol in food! What matters about food is how natural it is - see Natural Low Density Eating Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-06: Salsa Fusion at The Venue Great Portland Street!

Philip Wake is feeling excited with Davine Praise and 3 others. 6 January at 13:00  Looking forward to Salsa - Fusion welcome 2018 Party tonight!  (Click on the date to see the original facebook post and comments!) . MORE ABOUT THE EVENT For more details about this twice monthly Salsa on Saturday event see 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-05: Salsa at The Venue in Brighton every first Friday!

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 Venue in Brighton (renamed from The View in January 2017 which was a rename from Babylon Lounge in 2010) 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-04: 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. I arrived Read more [...]
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Event 2018-01-03: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. MORE ABOUT THE EVENT! Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the one and only Moe Flex usually providing the advanced level for bachata & salsa.  The workshops are followed by social Read more [...]
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SALSA PLAN FOR JANUARY 2018

WEEK 1 (Completed!) Wed 3: First party in 2018! Joanna Wosk - S,B&K at Bar So in Bournemouth Thu 4: Bailando at Drift Southsea (S,B,M&K - see Dale Afro Entertainment) Fri 5: Salsa at The Venue January 2018 in Brighton Sat 6: Salsa Fusion Welcome Party 2018 at Great Portland Street in London WEEK 2 (Completed!) Wed 10: Salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth (See I Love Salsa Bournemouth) Thu 11: Bailando at Drift Southsea (S,B,M&K - see Dale Afro Entertainment) Fri 12: Que Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-31: New Years Eve 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. This was moved to Sunday for the New Years Eve party this month! 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-28: Que-Rico After Xmas party at the Bedford in Balham!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. Tonight there wasn't a separate kizomba room because it was an additional party night after Christmas and therefore it was not a good idea to split the dancers into two rooms. 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-27: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth Xmas Party!

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT! Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the one and only Moe Flex usually providing the advanced level for bachata & salsa.  The workshops are followed by social dancing until 1am with an excellent selection of good salsa Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-26: Salsatricity Boxing Day Party 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-23: Salsatricity at East Barnet with Rasa!

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 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-22: 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 2017-12-21: 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. Upstairs was already Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-20: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays!

I'll be going to Bournemouth on Wednesday for a few weeks now instead of The Irish Club in Southsea - as I do every Christmas/New Year - and Moe Flex is on for the first two at least! MORE ABOUT THE EVENT! Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the one and only Moe Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-16: Salsa Fusion at The Venue Great Portland Street!

Philip Wake is feeling awesome. 17 December at 05:53 Fantastic night at Salsa - Fusion XMAS PARTY with Simona, Jay, Rasa, Bheshana, Davine et al - carried on until 3am!  Love 2 Davine Praise and Rasa Martinsone . For more details about this twice monthly Salsa on Saturday event see 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 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-15: 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 2017-12-14: 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. There was plenty Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-13: 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 the following salsa events: Wed 6: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays! Thu 7: Salsa Bailando at Drift in Southsea on Thursdays! Fri 8: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham! Sat 9: El Bembe’ 2017 Christmas Party! and writing the following blogs: Fri 8: A WISH THAT CAME TRUE! Mon 11: TUMBLE DRYER STUFFED! Mon 11: TOTAL COST OF RUNNING A CAR! Wed 13: Read more [...]
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SUMMER TIME IN WINTER! 

I turned the storage heater on full for my studio flat a couple of days ago and I woke up this morning to 25°C in the shade. I'm now working out how much extra it will cost me but even if it uses the maximum storage capacity of 17KW a night that's only 6KW more than I estimated. So if I keep it on full for December & January that will only cost me an extra 40p a day. That comes to £12 a month which will add only £24 for the year. My DD is currently £26 a month so I will only have to increase Read more [...]
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TUMBLE DRYER STUFFED!

I recently noticed that my tumble dryer is taking more than an hour to dry clothes it used to dry in 40 minutes so I decided to check for fluff in the condenser as I haven't done it for a year. It's a messy job so I was putting it off. It was stuffed with fluff AND with a label from one of my pillow slips! Lol Getting the condenser back in can be a problem (another reason why I put it off for so long) but I've discovered that you just have to give it angular lift up so the part where it engages Read more [...]
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TOTAL COST OF RUNNING A CAR!

THE COST OF RUNNING A CAR! Just taken the car in for an MOT. If it gets through and it lasts for another year the yearly cost will be: £333 for purchase (£999 divided by 3 years) £600 for insurance (3rd party fire & theft plus recovery) £300 for MOT, service & tyres £140 for tax -------- £1373 total yearly cost £115 per month or £27 a week or 6p a mile (at 400 miles per week) With an average fuel consumption of 60mpg the diesel cost per mile is 10p making the total cost Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-09: El Bembe’ 2017 Christmas Party!

Salsateca London and Ola Latina run a regular event called El Bembe' on the 2nd Saturday of each month at The Bottlescrue, 33 Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HD. There is parking in the streets nearby from 7pm onwards. John Lets Salsa Hylton organises the event and the venue offers plenty of space for dancing in the main salsa room formed by 3 rectangular areas surrounding the dining tables down the middle of the venue. Social dancing is from 9:15pm to 2am and there is a small room reserved for Read more [...]
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Event 2017-12-08: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Click on the  below to see the original facebook post and responses. Tonight there wasn't a separate kizomba room because it was being used for a private function. 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 Read more [...]
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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 2017-12-07: 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. Had an amazing 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 in Brighton!

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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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!

 Unfortunately Katie was booked for housework at her Uxbridge home this weekend but I had a lot of dances with the lovely Ema! 🙂 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 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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