what does this man:
oops, sorry! wrong picture. . .
and this man:
(and yes, no I didn't know who he was either before this Tuesday)
. . .have in common?
well, seeing as I don't strictly "do" celebrity, you'll bear with me while I try and make sense of it all - a little help?
so what, you may ask, is the reason for the next couple of pictures?
recognise him? anyone who watches UK tv (sorry to those of you over the pond!) will have seen the following, I'm pretty positive:
yes? thought so. . . does it make sense? no, thought not! an explanation? OK:
it's been a long time since I've written of NOBGM (Number One Best Girly Mate), but she is one of the very very few from The Village who is still in contact with me after the events of two years ago; and just recently I've been accompanying her on her latest project
now, I never mentioned it before, but she is a double amputee (train accident) (1x above knee, 1x below knee) (not very pleasant for her) (I'll spare you the details for the moment) (but suffice it to say, she is one truly amazing woman) (AMAZING) and, as such, she is a wheel chair user
the BBC, in its wisdom, is currently making a series of a weekly knock-out dance competition featuring what is a very popular past-time in the USA and Europe but has failed to make it to these shores. . . wheelchair dance
basically, you have one wheelchair user and one able-bodied person and they dance! simple (well, as you might imagine, not really - but six weeks of training later and it looks so easy. . .)
thus, on the understanding that I didn't watch Auntie Beeb's Strictly Come Dancing, I have no clue what's going on, and since I don't "do" celebrity I have no clue who any of the "celebs" are - but it made for a pretty incredible afternoon watching six couples dancing their hearts and souls out before a panel of judges (one of whom was Ade Adepitan, the Paralympian and wheelchair basket ball player shown in the last couple of images)
and NOBGM? who does she get to dance with? why, that gorgeous hunk of an Olympic swimmer - the guy in the first couple of pictures. . .
(ILTV goes off to swoon)
that's all I can say for the moment,
it's all a bit hush hush. . .