Moves, mishaps & mountains: behind the scenes of a Planet Prancer

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‘Be brave with your life’

‘Be brave with your life’

I’m not a big believer in fate, what’s written in the stars, or mapped out or planned for us by any external force.  To me life is a heady mixture of luck, context and genes – so much of our own...

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Meningitis & The Cycle of Life

Meningitis & The Cycle of Life

Please forgive the non-prancing nature of this particular post - it's a bit of a personal/family life update (with some challenge/adventure thrown in). 2022 has certainly been a rollercoaster so...

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The Life List

The Life List

In 2010 when I began my dodgy dancing escapades I was master of my own destiny in many ways - single, renting in a small flat in central London, and pretty much self-employed running my own charity...

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Life changes direction

Life changes direction

We got the news on April fool's day, but it wasn't a joke.  Trishna took the call and we both knew immediately.  The test results had come back, and were serious enough to require immediate...

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And then there was Covid

And then there was Covid

Everything had been settling into place, gearing up as it had done in 2018 when I readied myself for America and '66.  I'd begun the search for the right kit, replaced Barbara my trusty dancing...

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The results are in!

The results are in!

So, thanks to the 158 friends, family, supporters and followers who voted, 2020 and beyond is decided: my next shuffling stop is................................................................

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To Stick or to Twist?

To Stick or to Twist?

I’ve got a big decision to make.  With 2019 and all things wedding and honeymoon that came with it nearly done, and the new year on the horizon, what exactly is in store for me in 2020? I’ve...

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Snowdon Summit Shuffle Stag-Do!

Snowdon Summit Shuffle Stag-Do!

"I'm too busy with wedding preparations to have a stag-do", I said. "I'm not into pubs and drinking and bar crawls like standard stag-dos", I moaned. "I don't have a set group of male friends I'd...

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I’m on CNN!

I’m on CNN!

Thanks to some expert work by the press team at Anti-Slavery International, I took part in a transatlantic video call with CNN the day after I returned to the UK after my summer of sizzling...

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‘Dance America: Part Two’ has landed!

‘Dance America: Part Two’ has landed!

Thbis was without doubt the hardest, most dangerous and most deeply personal challenge of all. It ended with me crumpled over my buggy, blubbing for all I'm worth after the most exhausting six weeks...

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My (online) world comes crashing down

My (online) world comes crashing down

Yesterday on my rest day my dad said my site was down and he'd been unable to check in with my progress like usual via https://wwww.planetprancer.com/live. With little time to investigate, this...

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