Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Clicking those heels - and making a sound this time!

Tempting as it was, I haven't bought red shoes like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for my second tap dancing lesson tonight but a pair of classic black ones. I'm a little bit excited.

My first lesson last week was conducted in my medium heeled work shoes which work very well as work shoes but were slightly less impressive on the dance floor.  They were a bit lacking in the noise department and the part where we were meant to stand on our heels was rapidly terminated, in-case it turned into the bit where I fell on my bum as the heels snapped.

Now I'm ready for tonight; I've got the shoes and have done a little bit of practice with my seven year old, a top tapper, so secretly hoping for a magical transformation into sleek fabulous tap dancing super star...

Optimism is a great thing!

I'm doing this to help raise funds for these two fantastic charities, so please do support them:

Papworth Hospital Charity please visit my justgiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Angie4papworth

Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association, please visit my justgiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Angie-Ridley

Please do dig deep and make a donation, no matter how small, it all counts!

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Message from an old school friend

Hi Angie.

You probably don't remember me much but just wanted to say how proud you should be of yourself for achieving all that you have achieved. I remember you from school always being quite small, fragile and fairly blue. I'm now a children's physio working outside Glasgow and thought of you often when I worked with the children on the cardiac ward and in intensive care. I never dreamt that you would have children or be so amazing in what you are trying to do with your challenges.

I wish you all the very best and believe you are a real inspiration for all the young kids out there who are going through similar situations. I hope you don't mind if mind if I tell your story (what little I know of it) to help parents through an often scary and desolate place pre transplant or post diagnosis. Well done and big hugs. I hope that you achieve all your goals and you have made me think I should just try and do the same thing.

Good luck. Celia