Archive for January, 2004

Goin back to my roots, yeah!

Saturday, January 31st, 2004

This weekend is a trip to Lowestoft, the town where I was born and raised to the age of 18 when university called me away. Denise and I are staying wiht my brother and his family in their guesthouse by the sea-front. It had snowed on thursday night, when we got here; Lowestoft was closed. […]

Teaching an old dog behaviour and content

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

Half way through this training course at Harborne Hall, near Bournville in Birmingham or, at least, deep enough in the heart of Birminghamshire to be only a bus ride from New Street. One course done and one more to go. Here’s what I have been learning…

The Marksquerade

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

I just found Fede’s Urban Swing report and how all the masks came about. I just don’t know what words to use to describe how happy this has made me. London’s Swing Dancers have been my extended family for three years now. You are the most wonderful friendly, tallented and generous bunch of people I […]

Urban Brawl

Monday, January 19th, 2004

Here I am at Harborn Hall in Birmingham, the VSO training centre. Im about to go for a run in 10 minutes with one of the four other volunteers in my class but first I want to say a little about the fight I mentioned in the last entry, while its still fresh in mind. […]

What a fantastic party

Sunday, January 18th, 2004

I just came back from my leaving party at the urban bar. There is so much to tell: the masks, tha Jams, the card and the massive fight that happened downstairs while we were happily and harmoniously swinging up stairs. What a strange but wonderful place the world is. And now I must sleep.

Time for Urban Swing

Sunday, January 18th, 2004

So why am I still here typing this if I should be on my way to Urban Swing? Because Im excited to have this web site up and running I suppose. This is the start of, i am going to tell everyone about it starting from tonite. If you want to know what I’m […]

Yay! I finally got Greymatter working, this is the start of my blog!

Sunday, January 18th, 2004

I should really get some food and get ready for Urban Swing