Saturday… On This Day…

2nd July Today is the birthday of comedian Peter Kay so here’s his alter ego Geraldine Mcqueen with her first hit song from “Britain’s Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice” & here’s her appearance on “Take That Come To Town.” Very funny 🙂 Today’s the first main […]

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it’s Thursday…it’s Take That!

I may have mentioned that my friend Natalie & I had tickets to see Take That this week…well, the counting down sleeps came to an end & we went on Tuesday night to Villa Park, Birmingham and were not disappointed. I was already slightly over excited having spotted the stadium with the giant man from […]

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Monday Memories:Happy Birthday Dad

It’s my Dad’s 70th birthday so I dedicate today’s blog to him 🙂 I inherit my best (generosity, loyalty, sense of humour & book-loving) and worst (intolerance, impatience, unsociability & temper) personality traits from him, which I think drives Mum mad at times. It also means that at times we are the daddy-daughter cliche but […]

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Sunday Sermon: Are We Too Soft On Criminals?

This morning, after many months of bad sleep again, and, after letting Stella out at 6am, I went back to bed. Didn’t wake up until 10am and missed church. The precious sleep was much needed though. OK, I thought, I’ll watch the BBC’s Big Questions show, only to find it finished it’s latest run last […]

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English On The Internet

I was going to blog about something else but after a day of tutting and sighing at the awful (or aweful as I’ve seen more than once over the last few days!) spelling and grammar on Twitter & Facebook again I thought I’d have a ramble about that instead.   I’m not talking about slang, […]

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Saturday …on this day

June 18th A few notable birthdays today. Not only the original domestic goddess Delia Smith, but also the singer Alison Moyet and  Sir Paul McCartney which means I get to pick a couple of great music videos to share with you today!

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Monday Memories: Venetian masks

As mentioned last week, my trips to Venice played a big part in my fascination with Carnival masks. I like masks of all descriptions but the Venetians have a knack for the elaborate & extravagant and therefore the collection I started is of those.  These are the first 2 items I bought there. The hand-held […]

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