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Boxes . . . No matter what the circumstances are, when you find yourself continuously floating between two worlds never being quite being accepted or rejected by either, it can test your resilience, no matter how great your courage. Ultimately it can simply leave you feeling less than whole and at the worst of times […]

The Wellington Open Fencing 2016

Ruth Tolkien fencing Wellington Open 2016

Fencing – The Wellington Open 15/05/16 Three years ago this weekend, this would have been my first experience of an open fencing competition. In this case familiarity only breeds greater affection each year and I think this will always be my favourite open being the sentimental soul I am! In 2015 I was equal third […]

Scrooge – Princess Pavilions Falmouth

Scrooge - Cornwall Dance School

Cornwall Dance School Christmas Show 13/12/15: Scrooge – a contemporary Christmas Carol (Princess Pavilions Falmouth) From beginning to end, the dance show itself, the process of practise, rehearsal and even ending up waking myself up literally dancing in my sleep, will always be one of my most beautiful and treasured memories. The first dance show […]

Dance at Cornwall School of Dance

Ruth Tolkien contemporary and street dance

After doing ballet and tap fairly briefly as a child, this year I decided I’d enough of longing to do it properly! Determined to make another memory from a nagging dream, I joined Cornwall School of Dance in early February 2015. Learning both Contemporary dance and Street, in mid- March along with many others from […]

Horse Riding in Cornwall

Ruth Tolkien horse riding in Cornwall

Like fencing, finally getting on a horse was a childhood calling. After being asked initially what my objectives were when arrived for my first lesson by who is now one of my dearest and closest friends, I have to admit I probably unnerved her a little! Happening to mention galloping bare-back across beaches and into […]