Strictly Come Dancing With Collective Bias

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.

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The Mega Box of craft items, hours of fun for C and LissyLou

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Opening the box to see what goodies it held

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Oodles of craft goodies

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.

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LissyLou getting stuck into the crafts

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Looking at C’s handiwork with a bit of awe

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Wondering what I was up to with a large pipecleaner on my head

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Cross with me that I was still taking pictures

Strictly Come Dancing With Collective Bias

C was quite taken with the craft leaves, I could hear the cogs turning while he planned how to use them

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My mask taking shape

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C making sure his mask had plenty of bling and some pom poms for texture

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I love these sparkly star sequins, perfect for Strictly!

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C shows off his amazing creation – we thought he looked like a woodland nymph or similar!

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Profile view so that you could see a closer look at the design

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!

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LissyLou showing off her ‘fantastic jewels’ whilst waiting for Abbey to dance

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.

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Ready for Strictly with my mask and my cocktail – picture by C

 

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I let LissyLou have her turn with the camera for this one, not too bad but maybe a bit too close for comfort

Strictly Strawberry

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!

Strictly Come Dancing With Collective Bias

Strictly Come Dancing With Collective Bias

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  1. Aww what a lovely family evening. All the masks looked great.

    I thought Abbey danced beautifully, but they had me at the song any way as that’s what I walked down the aisle to on our wedding day 🙂 x

  2. A fab post! Any excuse for a cocktail is good for me! I really enjoyed watching this weekend and love that they have a real mix of ages, shapes and sizes.

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