Strictly Logic Dancing

Our very own Vicki recently celebrated a rather significant birthday and kindly invited us all to head over to Nettlebed for an evening of waltzin’ and sashayin’ down to the tunes of the brilliant, fantastic Shawn Cuddy and his band.

For those who don’t know, Nettlebed is a village in the Chiltern Hills not that far from the Logic office. It actually sits on an ancient route between Henley and Wallingford, which for centuries was part of a trunk route between London and Oxford.

The village has a long-established and highly regarded folk club, with many notable singers and musicians performing over the years, including Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Richard Thompson.  Indeed the club won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Club of the Year Award in 2002.

Above the bar is a picture of Valentine Fleming who was an MP for Henley and killed on the Western Front during WW1. After a little investigation it transpired that he was indeed James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s father and the hall had been built by the Fleming Family.

So we were truly in historical surroundings as we settled down for an evening of showing off our nifty footwork and throwing some shapes on the dancefloor.

True to form the Logic womenfolk, led by the birthday girl, were very elegant and eager to master the various dances. Which, to be fair, they did.

Also true to form, the men of the team looked to channel their inner Aljaz, but sadly more closely resembled John Sergeant (no offence, John).

Unlike the real Strictly Come Dancing there was no dance-off or phone voting to add a competitive edge to proceedings. Although we did all agree that Vicki (and hubby, Nigel!) really can dance and put the rest of us to shame.

All in all, a great night was had by all and it was a fitting celebration to mark the occasion. Happy birthday Vicki!