18 thoughts on “Doing

  1. Grannymar Post author

    What am I doing? Resetting the time on my blog. Will it show up an hour earlier than the Post?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Steph, What am I on? Freshly brewed coffee made by a fine young Toyboy! You better hurry up as I am about to drain the pot and climb the stairs…. all fourteen steps… properly! No more of this one up drag, one up drag.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana, which corner are they hiding at? I would hate them to jump out and frighten me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Marianna – I can do it, I have done it and I will find out on Thursday if I should have done it! ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. Magpie11

    Snoozing? Laughing? Chuckling? Giggling? Whistling? to add to your list….

    I’m not giving you my list…that’s personal…. and I only have two out of three!!!!

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Magpie – Laughing and giggling definitely but not so sure about snoozing and whistling.

    Darlene – Serious lessons start on Monday for you and I with Magpie Choreographing us for the Hopak.

  6. Magpie11

    Back in 1969 I was privileged to meet a group of Ukrainians from Manchester and a group of Israelis from Tel Aviv. Both were performing at Sidmouth International Folk Festival. I spent most of the week with the Israelis (a long story for another time) but was able to spend time with the Ukrainians. These young people were keeping alive their parents’ and grandparents’ traditional culture and were disgusted with the Soviet Union’s treatment of their dances and songs. Huge productions that were meant to “wow” the Leopold and present a particular vision to the West which, in terms of the Hopak at least, seems to have lived on until today.

    The Hopak they danced was different…the steps handed down by their parents. The main spirit was of improvisation around, and including, certain steps…of course there was some choreography but not like that of the large Soviet troupes.

    They taught, or tried to teach, me some of the traditional steps. I’m not up to those leaps and crouches are now beyond me.!

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Gaelikaa – I was having a busy few days.

    Darlene – We might leave the Hopak to the Ukrainians for a few weeks yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Magpie – I am not ready for the red knee high boots yet…. maybe next week! ๐Ÿ™„


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