There was generally a really lovely atmosphere to the evening. It wasn't completely packed but there were enough people for it to seem busy. P wore one of my dresses - much more elegantly than I ever do, I must say - she wore a black and white polka dot dress with black bolero, belt and shoes and big silver pearls. I wore dress no. 1 which got a fair few compliments which was delightful, the buttons were a big success - the legendary Phil described them as multicoloured volcanoes and twice congratulated me on managing to make a dress. Miss Mac wore a lovely little black wiggle dress that inspired me to make my own - I'm already thinking about fabrics. Some of the other ladies looked extraordinary as always, and there were a few smart gentlemen about the place too.
When I wasn't messing about with Miss Mac, I managed a few actual dances. I had a couple of dances with Red to begin with which was a nice warm up, I danced with Ingrid a few times which is always lovely. I had a few haphazard dances with some of the lads towards the end of the night - still fun, but slightly perilous (jiving can be a little dangerous, you know). Some of the other girls are learning to lead so I had a few dances with them, with varying levels of success - mostly dependent on alcohol consumption and levels of tiredness as the night wore on. I finally managed to get a dance in with the legendary Phil and we had a long, close slow dance which was scrummy. I grabbed him for a jive for half of a country song which we ended up dancing at half time which was actually really relaxing, and I finally got him for a proper jive towards the end of the evening. Fabulousness all round.
I'm so happy that jive nights are back on. Rock it!