Strictly Come Dancing With Collective Bias
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I’ve been a fan of Strictly since the very start. There is something about the glitz and glamour that has always captured my imagination and my heart. Whether it’s watching celebs excel and wow as they learn to really dance or watching people spectacularly fail it doesn’t matter it’s all good fun!
This year in particular I’m going to be watching with real interest as we actually know one of the contestants. Abbey Clancy is the cousin of one of Daddy Ramblings best friends so we know the family quite well. I’ve even danced with Abbey at a party a few years ago. I can tell you that she is beautiful, but more than that she is a genuinely lovely lady and she can dance So it’s fair to say that Abbey is firmly our favourite and we are really rooting for her and I’m sure she will go far in the competition.
We wanted to celebrate the first time Abbey danced in real Strictly style so I popped along to Morrisons (see some pictures from my trip in my google+ album) to stock up on craft and party supplies.
We decided that masks were the order of the day and this huge craft kit that I picked up at Morrisons came with some plain masks and elastic so we were able to decorate them ourselves. We all had fun making our masks and then making some pictures for the fridge.
Once we had our masks, LissyLou accessorised with her beautiful jewels so that she looked suitably sparkly for such an event, C was going to wear one two but LissyLou wouldn’t let him touch her ‘fantastic sparkles’ as she called them, so he had to do without!
I decided that I couldn’t watch Strictly without a Strictly Strawberry cocktail (recipe below) but I could just have easily enjoyed an Amaretto Cosmo which is another of my favourite drinks.
4 shots of Vodka
12 shots of Cranberry juice
Handful of fresh strawberries
Handful of peeled red grapes
Juice of half a lime
Half a blender jug of ice
Put the ingredients into your blender and blitz away until the ice is crushed and the fruit is well pulped into the juice.
To make a fun mocktail for the kids leave out the vodka and switch the cranberry juice for apple or grape juice. Reduce the lime to a small squeeze and the overall effect is a little sweeter but still fun!
We waited with baited breath for Abbey to dance and obviously she was the very last celeb to take to the floor but it was really worth the wait, she looked amazing, the song choice gave me shivers and she danced beautifully. To top it all off she was top of the leader board and firmly cemented her position as one to watch!