Hello. That's another book read, I don't know how I find the time. This is a really interesting book to read, I think everyone has fond memories of that magical moment when the scoreboard hit those nine perfect 6.0's after that superb performance of the breathtaking Bolero. I was glued to the screen and gave a big cheer when it happened.
They first danced together in 1975 and were soon winning prizes. The book goes behind the scenes and looks at the way the partnership developed, both professionally and personally. For two people to have worked so closely together for so long the inevitable question often pops up, were they in a relationship. I remember Piers Morgan asking them that in a TV interview a few years back. They didn't give much away in their answer.
While reading the book the differences in their personalities gives an insight into why their partnership worked so well. They are opposites in some ways, but when they come together they compliment each other. I think that says a lot about their personal relationship.The times they were apart they missed each other, and when they each found a partner they wondered if their career would survive. I drew my own conclusions. Although they live apart now, Jayne is married with two children and lives in East Sussex, and Chris lives in Colorado USA with his two children, I am a romantic who likes happy endings and would love to see them happy together in their twilight years.
The book is beautifully written, not by themselves, but by a ghost writer. I felt slightly disappointed at this, though I suppose that's what a lot of people do these days when they have a story to tell but don't have the time to sit down and write it themselves. I must say though that while reading I could almost hear the words come out of their mouths, and it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the book. A book to enjoy, I recommend it.
Not many people know this but I was an ice skater in my late teens early twenties, nothing fancy, but I went on the ice three of four times a week. I worked in the Ice Drome at Blackpool Pleasure beach, saw the shows, met the skaters, I loved it there. I still have my boots, don't want to give them up just yet. Happy times.
The wind is blowing a gale today, it has been snowing on and off, very unpredictable at the moment. Catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.