Belly-Dancing Belle Of The Bluebells

I just re-shot diabetic belly-dancer, Vanessa Culliford.  It took us a while to find some bluebells but it was worth the search. She's had type 1 diabetes for 39 years is fit and healthy and a great role model for her fellow insulin dependants. This is what she says....

"I have been a type 1 diabetic for 39 of my 44 years and have somehow managed to defy a lifetime of doctors dire warnings of blindness, amputations and death by the time I'm 40 and still be here!  I also managed to produce two wonderful, healthy, non diabetic daughters and continue to be one of the fittest, if not a little rebellious, people I know.  I have always loved music and dancing, it is impossible to keep me off the dancefloor.  I started bellydancing 7 years ago to entertain my mother who had just been diagnosed with cancer at the time; I think she would be very proud and rather amused that I now have a belly dancing career thanks to James."

The Mistress Of Distraction

As anyone knows who works from home, it's easy to get distracted and even the smallest things can stop you from knuckling down and doing something constructive work-wise. This is even more the case when you've got young children at home too, Daisy Mae's latest very successful, attention grabbing trick is to dance in my office. Here she tries ballet and something more contemporary in a grass skirt.