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During isolation

 

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KEEP IN TOUCH is a forum where dance members can share their thoughts, jokes, anecdotes and pictures of their personal experience during the lockdown period.

 

16th April

15th April

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14th April

Now, this is isolation

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13th April Easter Monday

From Chris Coates

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Happy Easter 

Sunday dinner for two and not for a family gathering We will be talking about this Easter for years to come

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11th April Easter Saturday

HAPPY EASTER From Tony & Val

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10th April Good Friday

From Dennis & Averil

Les carillons de la Flandre du Nord!!!!

 

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9th April

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8th April

Your dream garden?

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7th April

Ring Ring

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6th April

Imagine

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From David & Maggie Schwartz

Bats are broadly considered to be the original host of the new coronavirus. 

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5th April

For everyone trying to do the home exercises, you should look at this for a good laugh.

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Cheers Brian Bowen

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4th April

Is this how Donald Trump got his complexion?

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David Schwartz

When will I use you again?

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3rd April

David  & Maggie Schwartz

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Mind what you sa
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2nd April

Jill & Brian Bowen CLICK ON LINK

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1st April

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Video from Jill and Brian

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HAPPY EASTER From David & Maggie

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From Tony & Vall

We'll all be doing this a month or two

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Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lockdown! Actually I've just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee and all of us agreed that things are getting worse. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. Certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. In the end, the iron straightened me out as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing. The vacuum was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over! The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn’t say anything but the doorknob told me to get a grip.😬 The front door said I was unhinged and so the curtains told me to ........yes, you guessed it 😝.....pull myself together

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From Paul and Lyn

Virtual Magic Trick

He gets it right every time

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WARNING

This video contains offensive language

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From Rex

Just arrived from a Belgian friend. The soundtrack is rather loud but the video is well worth a look. I think you’ll agree that these young Chinese women (the riders are mostly female though there are also a few brave men) are both courageous & skilful. I wonder if those huge bags are filled with toilet rolls, UHT milk & hand sanitiser?

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David  & Maggie Schwartz CLICK ON LINK 

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I HAVEN’T LAUGHED SO MUCH FOR YEARS.

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Thought for the day from Rex:

Before the Lock Down the Land Registry were taking up to 8 months to register a lease. It is suspected now that leases will expire before the Land Registry has time to Register them. Strange also that the Land Registry recently has been closing regional offices and making staff redundant. Oh and the Department of Works and Pensions were doing the same despite needing a considerable amount of additional staff.very strange. However don't worry because our MPs have been given additional funds for working from home to cover all the additional expenses. Really !!!!

A couple of days ago, I tried sharing a bag of chips with a homeless man who was sitting on a park bench. He told me to sod off and get my own chips.

Thought for the day from Rex:

After the long Bank Holiday it's back to work day. Oh I've just been out and it's completely dead no traffic at all ....have I missed another day off? 

😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷x

 

Oh it is a holiday Happy Thai New Year 🙏

Thought for the day from Rex:

Now I have time I can experiment with Gourmet cooking. Luckily Tesco has lifted on the number of cans of Baked Beans I can buy.

Happy Easter 🥚thought for the day from Rex:

With the LockDown think of all the money you are saving on Easter Eggs, lavish family dinners, all the weight you won't gain eating all the chocolate, all the money saved not buying loads of booze, all the money saved on not having to buy petrol for the car, all the money saved not having to wash the car so often, all the money saved because most of the shops are shut. Think of all the money 💰 piling up in the bank.....oh I forgot I'm not earning  anything bummer 

Thought for the day from Rex:

Well, we can now indulge in hot cross buns, Easter eggs, roast dinners to our heart's content and then have plenty of time after to work it all off without a care. Oh just got my Bank Statement 🤔 

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Well, we can now indulge in hot cross buns, Easter eggs, roast dinners to our heart's content and then have plenty of time after to work it all off without a care. Oh just got my Bank Statement 🤔 

Thought for the day from Rex:

with all the spare time we have there is plenty of opportunities to get out in the Garden to clear the weeds, now the lawn, pressure wash the Patio, prune the trees, put Bark on the flower beds, seed the lawn, plant out some seeds, start growing vegetables......shame I'm moving to a Flat 🤪

Thought for the day from Rex:

well, at least it's Good Friday and a Bank Holiday. So you have a day off to do all those things that you would do on a lovely sunny day. Oh, I forgot we're in LockDown. Still can go for a long walk, run cycle....err where is the remote? X

Thought for the day from Rex:

with all the spare time we have there is plenty of opportunities to get out in the Garden to clear the weeds, mow the lawn, pressure wash the Patio, prune the trees, put Bark on the flower beds, seed the lawn, plant out some seeds, start growing vegetables......shame I'm moving to a Flat 🤪

Thought for the day from Rex.

Now that there is no dancing I am in the process of converting the garage into a Gym. I have ordered the interlocking flooring, I have ordered the multigym machine, I have the spinning bike and stomach crunch frame. I have fixed the puncture in my racing bike and pumped up the tyres and now ready to go. But you know I just need a cuppa...where did I put the biscuits? Oh there is the remote.. this programme looks interesting 📺

Thought for the day from Rex.

As Boris Johnson is admitted to hospital the government is pleased to announce increased pay for all doctors, free meals, free parking, free parking for all visitors and free use of TV and Wi-Fi for all patients. Also, Michelin Star restaurants will now be allowed to deliver to patients

 

Thought for the day: 

The Government is considering the mass dropping of Coronavirus leaflets, like in the war. The leaflets will be printed on tissue paper so can also be used as toilet paper. Luckily the Political Parties had a lot of sheets left over from their Manifestos which didn't get printed. 

 

Thought for the day from Rex.

The Government is considering the mass dropping of Coronavirus leaflets, like in the war. The leaflets will be printed on tissue paper so can also be used as toilet paper. Luckily the Political Parties had a lot of sheets left over from their Manifestos which didn't get printed. 

 

I went to Tesco in Uckfield. They have a one way system in the store with arrows on the floor and 2m spaced tape down the aisles. The only two way areas are the main corridors at either end of the aisles. I'm queuing along an Aisle and a chap about 60 walks past me and the others goes into a fridge then walks back, against the flow, and opens another fridge etc. I say excuse me but the Aisles are one way and you have to wait in line spaced. Needless to say this idiot gave me a mouthful and said a the precautions were rubbish. I said I hope you don't catch the virus then to which he replied I hope you do. I reported him to the supervisors. The lady on the Till said she got abuse twice yesterday.

Thought for the day from Rex.: this LockDown is a really good opportunity to get some serious practice in on the Piano. I must admit to being rather out of practice. Still, loads of time to keep repeating, again and again, the same tune to get the finger work, attack and tempo just right. What's more satisfying is it really annoys my wife 😷😷😷

 

My Supermarket experience at Tesco: 

On Arrival, at the Burgess Hill branch of Tesco, I was greeted by a 400 metre queue around the car park. Everyone was diligently spacing themselves within the 2 metre markings. I chatted with the lady behind me as we held our trolleys, occasionally criticising the chap in front whom was paying more attention to his mobile than progress of the queue. Passing the time of day I learned where she was born, where she went to school and university, the name of her husband, the number of children, the car she drives, her name, where she goes to the gym, what she does for a living, what her sister does for a living, what exams her kids aren't now taking, holiday preferences, favourite colours, best TV soaps, beauty tips, how to get difficult stains out of washing and that Dalcoease is the best treatment for constipation. Eventually I get into the store and take my ear plugs out....yes I came on my motorcycle. .which comes in handy as dodging the trolleys to maintain the 2 metre social distancing. Everyone is so polite moving out if the way except where the toilet rolls and eggs are. Here to explain it was a bit of a paper chase and scramble. I looked at the reductions section and I wondered why if something is out of date today why is it only discounted 10 percent. If it was 50 percent I would buy it. Now I faced the challenge of the checkout queue. You have to queue up the Aisles leaving a gap between the end of the Aisle and the checkout. Good idea for social spacing but then you are in the way if other people shopping in the Aisle. This ends up a bun fight with tempers raised. There are marking going across to your checkout but the chap in the next Aisle and those behind him didn't see them. Tempers flair, there are words, Tesco staff step in. The lady in front is unloading a large trolley filled to the top and bursting over. She fills the conveyor three times whilst the checkout lady fills her bags for her. The total cost us just shirt of £400 and she pays in cash small notes and loose change. This takes ages. My turn next to load up the conveyor. I stretch to get a spacer and get told off for getting too close. I unload. The lady in front had dropped a bottle of wine as she is wearing rubber gloves and it slipped. Chaos ensues calls for the cleaner, management turn up and observe the situation. The lady leaves with bags wobbling on the top of the packed trolley. I move to the far side of the checkout and get told off for being 1 centimetre over the tape line. I pack my shopping, pay by card nod politely and make my way. I stop by the toilets, as now desperate. The corridor is narrow so have to wait 2 metre social distancing. Eventually I get into the Gents. The chap in front of me finishes his business and leaves without washing his hands. I ponder should I raise the alarm. I do wash my hands retrieve my trolley and move to the gel station. I wipe my trolley handle a hands staying the 2 metre social distancing. I make my was to my motorcycle unload and return the trolley maintaining the 2 metres social distancing. My question what do people do that only learnt the Avoirdupois British Unit system and don't understand metric? 

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Good morning thought for the day from Rex. time to clear out the Garage, loft, cupboard under the stairs, garden shed oh yes that new Boxset on Netflix's looks interesting......err where did I put the remote? 

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It is with great sadness that I have to mention the loss of a few further local businesses around our Town. The bra manufacturer has gone bust, the specialist in submersibles has gone under, the manufacturer of food blenders has gone into liquidation, a dog kennel has had to call in the retrievers, the suppliers of paper for origami enthusiasts has folded, the Heinz factory has been canned as they couldn't ketchup with orders, the tarmac laying company has reached the end of the road, the bread company has run out of dough, the clock manufacturer has had to wind down and gone cuckoo, the Chinese has been taken away, the shoe shop has had to put his foot down and given his staff the boot and finally the laundrette has been taken to the cleaners!

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Here’s a puzzle from Peter on 31st March

 

Can you write the equivalent of 1OO using the same number 6 times

 

Congratulation Rex

 Well done to Rex you must be a smart cookie 

Answer  is     99  99   =100

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ninety nine and ninety nine, ninety ninths, did anyone get it ??

 

Thanks, Jill & Pete Packham

 

Thought for the day from Rex: now that there is a lot less traffic on the roads the councils could be out mending all the potholes or digging up the roads for services works etc. Oh yes sorry I forgot that would take someone with vision and authority to organise it

Thought for the day from Rex: what with Naked Attraction and How to look good Naked on the TV the thought comes to mind, as we are confined to our homes and not going out do we need to get dressed at all? Benefits: a lot less washing of clothes, saving washing powder, saving water, saving electricity. For those of a nervous disposition, you can turn your mirrors back to front 👀 

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