YOUR LOCAL NEWS
I spent Monday morning admiring Robyn Edie’s Southland Festival of Dance photos, which you’ll find on page seven of today’s Newslink.
On Monday night, I veged in front of the television and, I’m afraid to say, watched some Dancing With The Stars. Bad move. Feeling a bit inspired, as you do, I shimmied my way into the kitchen, only to find that I’m no gazelle when it comes to hitting the dance floor. Literally.
It might have been because I was wearing my slippers, but thankfully no-one else saw my ‘moves’, which were more slothlike than strutting peacock, if you get the idea.
It dawned upon me that this dancing lark must be hard - especially with a live audience, judges and cameras casting a critical eye over your every learned step.
Graceful I am not, as it turns out, so while David Seymour shimmied around the floor I found a whole new respect for him as I sat with my ankle wrapped in a tea towel and a bag of peas.
Well done to everyone who has the courage to dance - I’ll stick to holding the couch down.
-Rachael Kelly REPORTER: MANAGER SOUTHLAND: