In which I go to the Ballet


On the 22nd December I went to see Peter Schaufusses Nutcracker, which was a (very) contemporary take on the traditional ballet. I Danced from 3 until 21, and only really gave up because I didn’t want to do it professionally and don’t like small children enough to teach them, (I did help out at my school though sometimes) and living in Brighton meant spending money on rent and not competition fees, costumes and ridiculous amounts of pointe shoes. I love to watch live dance shows, and it always makes me wish I hadn’t given up! Anyway, this is what I wore…


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and for shits & giggles, here is me in a tutu. (I’m on the left)



Not sure I will be posting between now & New year, as I am off to Norfolk early tomorrow to do Christmas round 2 with the boys family, and see some friends. In case you were wondering my conjunctivitis is clearing up slowly, but I think surely (fingers crossed) and I managed to wear eye makeup today without rubbing it all over my face!

However you spend your NYE, have a brilliant time!

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  1. Tabitha
    28th December 2011 / 6:33 pm

    I love Norfolk – my boy’s from there originally so we went up to Norwich for Boxing Day.  Whereabouts are you headed?


  2. Katy
    28th December 2011 / 6:39 pm

    AMAZING picture! I love you in a tutu!!
    Also love the tights (I finally bought some patterned one’s only to rip them after an hour because I am pullupaholic!)

  3. Countrygirldoesnorfolk
    28th December 2011 / 6:56 pm

    love your dress and those awesome tights. I gave up ballet just before I would have got pointe shoes :s 
    love you in a tutu! I’ve always wanted to wear a real one

  4. flirtydresses
    28th December 2011 / 7:12 pm

    How amazing are your legs in that picture?! So jealous. I still dance but I dont do ballet anymore! This post makes me want to go dancing haha x

  5. SparklyFlamingo
    28th December 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Lovely pics! I love your dress 🙂 xxx

  6. grace kim
    29th December 2011 / 4:14 am

    you look so great. even the tutu look! so darling.

  7. 29th December 2011 / 12:41 pm

    What a lovely dress!

  8. 30th December 2011 / 6:38 pm

    i’m here now, and its raining, but we’re a few miles from brundall! I do like it, but I miss hills! 

  9. 30th December 2011 / 6:39 pm

    The trick (so I have been told) is to wear big pants over the top of your tights… my friend is a senior stewardess for Virgin and she makes all the new girls buy bridget jones pants to wear over their tights so they dont get saggy…. Actually another friend used to hook her tights into the back of her bra, but I think this would result in wedgies….

  10. 30th December 2011 / 6:40 pm

    At least you missed bruised and bleeding feet! my feet are all squiffy out of shape because of it! x

  11. 30th December 2011 / 6:41 pm

    What type of dance do you do? I used to do jazz & lyrical too… a bit of tap but I never liked it…. 

  12. 30th December 2011 / 6:42 pm

    Thanks Kelly, at first I thought it was a bit ‘out there’ but it grew on me!

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