Once Upon A Time…..

….lived a couple named TL & Chris.   that’s us.  and this is our new blog. 

i must say, thinking of the name for the blog was the most interesting part of putting this thing together.  a lot goes through your mind.  you want it to describe who you are, and what your blog is all about, whilst at the same time allowing for the reader to add their own interpretations of what it means if they so choose to.  we chose “Dance, TV, and TLC”…. and this is why:

Dance” – well, we’re dancers.  our speciality is of the ballroom and latin variety,  but we have attempted many other genres, albeit under duress.  we’ll tell that story on a later post.  here is a tidbit in the meantime: click this link for a video of TLC Dancing 

TV” – we are TV personalities.  TL (that’s me, i’ll be doing most of the writing because my husband is a typical male and doesn’t do these things) is the co-host of a live daily Talk Show called Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV, and we have also done work for CBC, Bold, and others.  we are also currently putting together a pilot for our own Ballroom Dance TV show – but we can’t tell you a lot about that…yet!  here is another tidbit:  click this link for a video of  TL Hosting

and “TLC” – this is where it gets interesting.  TLC can mean a lot of things:

  • first of all, it’s us – TL & Chris. 
  • secondly, it represents the Tender Loving Care that we put into life, each other, and everything we do to live the best and most fulfilled life we can. 

….but it can also mean so much more:

  • Travel, Leisure, Cruising – we worked on cruise ships for 12 years on and off
  • Trust, Loyalty, and Committment – the foundations of our marriage
  • Tenacity, Learning, Courage – what we feel it takes to succeed, or at least try to
  • Totally, Ludicrous, Choices – basically, some would feel our career and life choices to date, but that’s been part of the excitement!

in any event, it’s been a pretty interesting ride so far for us – there have been ups, downs, triumphs and tribulations, but through it all, there has been a lot of TLC.  in this blog we plan to take you along the behind-the-scenes as the daily drama unfolds, share some memories of our journey so far, and pass on some lessons we’ve learned along the way.  there won’t be any kind of “structure” to this blog… because life isn’t like that….. it will just be a mish-mash of thoughts, videos, photos etc. from past and present.   we hope you enjoy!

ps…what does “TLC” mean to you?  ever thought about it?


About TLCRader

Ballroom Dancers, TV Personalities, Gypsies, Travellers, Dreamers, Spouses, Best Friends, Soul Mates....
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10 Responses to Once Upon A Time…..

  1. Pamela Steeves says:

    Great first entry TLC and congrats on your new blog!! Love the name and love the story. You are an inspiring team to say the least, and I look forward to hearing more – way to go!

  2. So glad to see you in the “Blogosphere”! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. 🙂

  3. Joanne Cama says:

    Dance with TLC: Congratulations ..love to spread the news for you …are you planning an opening event? love to participate
    here is something I came accross :
    “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
    All the best to you. Ciao for now …Joanne
    a few meanings for TLC:
    TLC = The Local Choice
    TLC = The Local Connection
    TLC = Total Lifetime Care
    TLC = Top Line Company
    TLC = The Logical Choice

  4. Ross Pryde says:

    A good opener. Looking forward to reading more.

    TLC, for me at times, could stand for Total Loss of Control. I’m just a man, after all.

    • TLCRader says:

      Hey Ross! Thanks for the comment & for checking it out! How’ve you been, anyway? WHERE have you been? Hope to see you on set soon! Love to Marie-Annick too….xoxoxo….

  5. TLCRader says:

    Thanks Lynn & Francis for our first ever comments! You made me smile this morning! 🙂

  6. Francis Burns says:

    Here is to The Lovely Couple (TLC)! Cheers!

  7. lynn noel says:

    lovely beginning to what I know will be anentertaining and genuine blog to follow
    thanks for inviting me along on this new journey

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