Strictly Come Dancing
I think Claudia Winkleman’s hilarious. She doesn’t seem to care about how people view her, particularly when on Strictly. Her role is obviously the fool to Tess Daly’s straight woman, and she does it very well, is far funnier than Bruce Forsyth was.
She made me laugh so hard, during one of the Big Fat Quiz of the year, when she detailed a unusual fantasy including herself, Jon Snow and dressing as tramps. I love this, so funny. It’s the clip, just all the panelists egging her on, and it makes me laugh every time. The sense of humour that she presents, as part of her public persona, is a big part of what made me warm to her.
There’s a warmth to her when presenting, and dealing with the contestants, whether they have been praised or condemned by the judges for their performances, and it seems to be genuine.
I wish that I could be like that, not caring as much what people think of me, or least able to put up a better front. I mean you’re never going to impress everyone, so might as well try to be happy with yourself regardless right?
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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