Friday, June 27, 2014

Life as Brown Swayze's Baby...

If you have been reading my blog for sometime, you will know that one of my all time favourite movies is Dirty Dancing.  You will also know that I like to dance.  A lot.  

By some stroke of good fortune, I ended up marrying the Brown Swayze, and consequently, I often feel as though I am living out Dirty Dancing...well, the good bits, that is...


Whilst I don't have an ambition to join the Peace Corps, I do love watermelons, and often eat them, as well as carrying them....


Although I sometimes go by the moniker Incendiary Blonde, I am definitely B-Swayze's Baby...

Photo by Stuart Vaughan

Otis Redding was right - Six feet one, weigh two hundred and ten...they call him the Love Man....or in this case, Loverboy...

Photo by Lizzy B. Houston

He never puts me in a corner....but that's mostly because there is no time to sit when there is dancing to be had....


He has a strong frame, although there are times when he demonstrates spaghetti arms and gets all up in my dance space...

Photo by Lizzy B Houston


I'm definitely having the time of my life.

30 comments:

  1. Hahaha!!! You two are the best! It is awesome seeing such a cool couple who really loves eachother and truly enjoys spending time together. Those mad dancing skills certainly don't hurt the situation...now we just wait for the lift!!!

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    1. Thanks, Chris, that's very sweet of you to say! :) Oh damn, I wish I could do the lift without giving the B-Swayze a hernia...!

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  2. You two are such a stellar and inspiring couple. I adore that you're both into cutting a rug. There are countless women out there who, I'm sure, would give their favourite handbag to have a perpetual dance partner like you do (and no doubt, some chaps and their fave jeans to get one, too :)).

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jess! You are very right - I feel very fortunate to have found someone who loves dancing just as much as me! :)

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  3. Awww this is just too cute! Enjoy all of this bc one day you may have a little Swayze dancing inbetween you too heheh Every time my hubby and I kiss the kids just jump on top of us hehe Saying "no thats my mommy" Oh dear. Good stuff though. Keep up the good lovin mama!

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    1. Teehee! Thanks! There are not going to be any mini-Swayzes or mini-Babys, so we will be able keep enjoying this! ;)

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  4. I LOVE this! Fabulous!

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  5. You two are perfect for each other!

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    1. Thank you for saying so, Mariela! That's sweet of you!

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  6. Love that film too! Now more like the beauty and style of her sister, but then I wanted to be like babe too :)

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    1. True - her sister has some amazing outfits!!! But Baby definitely has the skills!

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  7. Oh my goodness...cutest post ever! You two were just made for each other! I'm going to have to dig out my Dirty Dancing and More Dirty Dancing cassette tapes now ;)

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    1. Hehehheheh! Thanks Elisa! <3 Omg, I had the Dirty Dancing cassettes, and also Dirty Dancing on VHS which I just about wore out from watching it so much! :P

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  8. What a lovely tribute to each other! I really enjoyed this. I caught Dirty Dancing on tv the other week, it is fantastic no matter how many times you have seen it.

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    1. Thanks Kate-Em! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :) That movie truly never gets old!

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  9. Ok love the post Mel..we just need the lift scene in the lake now!
    I was only thinking of DD yesterday when I was 'carrying a watermelon' to work for breakfast! N to quite another show 'keep dancin' !!!

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    1. Hehe! Thanks Kathy! I wish I could do the lift....it will take a lot of practice though....I think I'll just stick to carrying watermelons for now! :)

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  10. I wish I had 1/10th of the dancing skills you guys have!

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    1. Awww, thanks Amber! We've both been dancing for a long time now....practice, practice, practice! ;)

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  11. What a lovely "love story". It's so fateful that you should have the love of your life also enjoy dancing as much as you do. I enjoyed looking at all your correlation photographs and I'm just waiting for the one in the water where he lifts you above his head, get out there and practice.

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    1. Thanks Joanna! Yes, it is wonderful to be able to share dance, and it definitely makes up a huge part of our lives. Eeeep! Everyone wants a photo of 'the lift'....I guess we'd better get practising...! ;)

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  12. i had to think about this movie just today 'when i was carrying a watermelon' home ...
    this is such a lovely post and story! :)

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