Sunday, 12 December 2010
Rebecca - The New Queen of Soul
Voted for the Queen of Soul - Rebecca, taking up Aretha`s mantle. Can`t believe that she didn`t win, but she is the best, Matt was good but I can see her being World Wide soon. Hope that she has a new album, It`ll be on my shopping list. My African Grey sings along when she`s on tv, so a new Old Grey Whistle Test thumbs up.
Reading about Frank Muir when he was a kid. He enjoyed going up to the railway depot, running up the sand heaps, jumping on the cement bags and pelting nuts and bolts at the watchman`s hut.
"One evening Mother asked us what plans we had for the morning. We said "We`re going to the builder`s depot to play with the Bugger Off Man."
I hate the Xmas card writing farce, parcelling up packs of cards inside elastic bands, dishing them out to everyone. It costs a bloody fortune to post them, I needed 55 stamps! Won`t be getting the tree out of the loft as it`s full of junk, couldn`t retrieve it last year as we had to launch it into the loft the year before. I did run a line of thread between the wall lights and pegged cards on, it looks very nice and ENOUGH! Did win a bottle of gin at a Xmas party so it`s not all bad. Don`t mean to be Bahh Humbug, but at 58, I have listened to Are you hanging up your stocking.....Well here it is Merry Xmas...Walking in a winter wonderla-yawn for donkeys and it all wears a bit thin. But, being a heathen, I do enjoy the spending. I treated myself to a Zandra Rhodes handbag, she was at Collectables on Sunday signing her creations. It`s a fabulous plum patent affair with shell clasps. Can`t wait to stuff it with my junk and go swanking around with it. Yes...I know how shallow that is thankyou!!!
It will be the last playwriting session at Live Theatre on Wednesday and I will miss it. I`ve learned so much from this and I`m raring to go with new ideas.
Maggie Tait`s chapbook launch at the Lit and Phil on Tuesday,
Looking forward to seeing Tron in 3d. Still haven`t seen Inception, but it should be reduced after the holidays so I can wait until then.