Hi de hi my gorgeous lovelies that I muss and love so much!! ^_^
Sooooo I said I would make this a daily blog....I lied!!
I was house sitting in Eagle Creek OR for the past few weeks and since my awesome hosts have been back for a week or two I have taken me lil adventure and The Pipe to San Francisco!!! I will be staying with a friend of mine, who I met at the Berlin intensives of last year! It was soooo great to see her at the airport and to catch up on her adventures!! The house I am I is in San Rafael, a gorgeous lil town just a few miles north of San Fran so getting to and from is but a short commute away!! I am also driving their car around which is great (fully insured on it of course!!) and I have to admit tis a lot easier driving on the right than it is on the left! I think I have already become too used to it!! I don't think it'll be a good idea to drive straight away when I'm back in the UK lol!!!
So today has been my 2nd full day in California and I have already been to FCBD and Suhaila! Both an experience definitely!! It's great being at Fat Chance and getting to sort my arms out!! I want to really focus on lifting from the elbow and upper arm! I manage to do this when drilling but it is something I regularly forget when performing!! I hope to be going twice a week to FCBD and will attempt not to buy anything.....each time lol!!! Soooo many gorgeous shinies and belts and skirts oh my!!
This morning started with a trip into Albany to visit the Suhaila studio! After only having 3 hours sleep last night (thanks to weird dreams!!) I was a smidge tired and I probably should have prepared myself for getting my arse kicked at 9 in the morning!!! Such hard core conditioning that I need to incorporate into my regular practise!!! My legs already ache so as my mom says my legs will be so stiff that I "won't be able to stop a pig in a passage"......I admit I'm suspicious of a pig being anywhere near me passage!!! O_O
The class was very tough but it was great going over technique with such precision and constant drilling! That was a 90 minute class and seeming as the first visit to Suhaila studio is free, we decided to stay for the hour long dance movement class. I think if I had been completely fresh for the second class I would have been fine and maintained some grace.....unfortunately I looked more like a drunken, sleepy gibbon :) don't think I impressed many with my gibbon pipe charms :P
After this morning it's fair to say I was knackered so fell asleep briefly and then we went to get the weekly food supply! Thai curry for dinner tonight methinks! NOM NOM!!
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings! I have soooo much choreo to work on and lots of new conditioning to try out.....if I can move when I wake up of course! A session in the hot tub should help ;P
Speak to you soon those that can be bothered to read my waffling!!! Miss you all my lovelies!!!
Much love from me and The Pipe