Beth Roberts

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Strictly 2016

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 12:59

Funny, there were no calls of racism this week that a white person went out...........jus sayin......

I agree with you Nessie - I can't warm to Daisy and I didn't think her Charleston was all that - the moves were perhaps a little too small and neat.

Louise is technically good but everything is so carefully placed, she needs to let go and use her hips properly, she's too stiff. 

My favourite was Judge Rinder's jive - I just love him and he's surprisingly quite good. 

Ore's waltz was good but not as good as his previous 2 weeks for me.

I think Ed should definitely go this week - I tend to watch strictly on catch up and he's the only one I fast forward as I find him cringeworthy.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 12:49

I was absolutely blown away by Ore's jive - had to watch it twice!!  Considering he's never danced before, he's clearly a natural, and it's also testament to how good a teacher Joanne Clifton is.

I agree it was right that Naga went, based on who was in the dance off.  If it was a choice of who in the whole thing went, then it should have been Ed, I couldn't even watch his dance it was so bad.  And true to form, the 'racist' card has been shown again - honestly, people need to get a life - it's a dancing competition for the sake of entertainment, not a vote for the next leader of the country!!!!!

Sorry, rant over.

Lesley was fabulous and Danny was brilliant too.

Looking forward to next weeks' offerings.....

Strictly 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 12:36

Can't wait!!!!!!  Really looking forward to Ore's jive - considering he's never danced before, he has been exceptionally good so far.

Unfortunately I think Will has left because of the Len thing.  I love Will, but rumour has it that he is quite a diva to work with and I'm pretty sure he's still smarting from Len's comments.  It's silly, because he was really good, and I think he had the potential to make the final. Shame really.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 13:32

Been on holiday so still catching up, but from what I've seen so far:-

Will - might be one to watch.

Louise - talks herself down, she's a dark horse.

Ed - was entertaining and I thought his Charleston was quite good.

Hollyoaks guy - Very very good but I think he has to watch he's not too cocky.

Judge Rinder - I love him already, he's a hoot, but I don't think he'll win. However, he's the first contestant to be intelligent, quick and brave enough to quip back at Craig and for this, I adore him!

Daisy - hmm not convinced.

Claudia - fab little dancer and I don't see any issues with using her gymnastics talents to enhance the dances, so long as it's in keeping with the style of dance she's doing.

And that's it really, think the rest are pretty average, altho Tameka is already getting on my nerves......


Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:51

Finally got my finishers t-shirt and itab yesterday!!!!!!!!  Only two and (almost) a half months after the race......................................................... 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 13:02

Watched the women's triathlon on Saturday - very disappointing from Helen Jenkins.  For me, she should not have been selected over Jodie Stimpson who had consistently put in good performances in prior races and just had a blip at the Gold Coast.  Seemed like a massive waste of an Olympic spot to give it to someone who's form is at best hit and miss, and who on the day didn't appear to get off the bus, depriving a generally very consistent athlete, who had an extremely viable shot at getting a podium place, of her Olympic ambition. 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:42

The cycling last night was immense!!  Way to go team GB.

The gymnastics has equally been superb and so impressive - it's just sensational to watch.

VDOT - yes I agree that there is abuse in the horse world.  You may not know that there is a lot of work being undertaken by independent groups to eradicate this completely.  However, not everyone trains their horse abusively.  And, before you troll me on here (as you seem to be fond of doing to others), no I don't agree with training by cruelty.  I have done some work with a horse whisperer and the results you get from kindness and love far outweigh those you get with force and cruelty.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:24

So maybe the ballerinas should stop crying about it and lobby to have it added to the list of Olympic sports.........


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:11

As someone who rides horses, I can assure you that dressage is very very difficult.  It takes a lot of skill and years of training to get a horse to be able to move like that.  It's basically a test of the horse's athletic ability, but the rider has a massive input - it's team work essentially.  It's not everyone's cup of tea, and its not really mine, but I can appreciate the amount of work and effort that goes into it.

On another note, why do the beach volleyball women have to wear such skimpy outfits but the men cover up in baggy shorts and vests?????  Surely, it would be more efficient and easier for the guys to move in skimpy trunks, a little bit like the ladies pants.....I'm absolutely certain that the uniform makers are in no way exploiting the sexuality of the female athletes purely for the spectators and am sure this is totally not a sexist thing to dress the girls up really sexy, but to put the boys in baggy stuff.........   Surely the boys should want to show off their six packs too?!?!?!?!?!  Just sayin.................

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