Kim, Sam, Me and The Polka Dot Dolls!
I’d just like to start my blog today by thanking all of you who came along to see me sing in St Albans yesterday for the Grand Vintage Fair. It was so lovely to see you all and I hope you were able to stock up on some wonderful vintage finds. I had been wonderfully positioned in front of the refreshment area which couldn’t have been better. It wasn’t far for a cup of tea as I did have a very fast turn around singing 20 minutes on 20 minutes off throughout the day! If you caught my last blog you will know I had been a little worried about my voice after coming down with a sore throat a day or two before. As it turned out all was well
Getting Ready to Sing at The Grand Vintage Fair!
My Vintage Find – A Lambs Wool Muff!
and the night before I had a bag of salt and vinegar crisps. I try to avoid crisps usually if I can due to their fat content but when I’m a little under the weather or I have a heavy singing shedual the combination of the fat and salt can be a real help. So it’s good have a bag to hand when I’m working hard. I also took along my leomonsips which saw me through even if the sugar content can make me a little hyper at times!
While I was at the fair I met up with my friends Brian, Robert and Sylvia, the lovely Kim, Sam and the Polka Dot Dolls. Like me the Polka Dot Dolls are looking forward to a wonderful 2016 season. They have just landed themselves a fantastic touring contract with the Ray Mc Vay Glenn Miller Orchestra and they start their tour on the 17th April at The Floral Pavilion up in New Brighton. The Floral Pavilion is a lovely theatre and I can remember doing an audition there many years ago when I first started out in showbiz back in the 90s.
So enjoy your tour Polka Dots and I wish you all the very best for the future – Knock em dead! xxx. In the meantime if you would like to see the Polka Dot Dolls with the Ray Mc Vay Orchestra click onto his Glenn Miller orchestra web-site and look out for a theatre nere you. http://www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk
Whenever I’m at a fair I always like to keep an eye out for something special and on this occasion I treated myself to a new grey lambs wool muff. There is something very feminine about a muff so I’m now on the look out for a matching 1940s grey topper style hat to go with it. I think the pair would look very fetching so if there are any dealers out there who might have such a thing I would be delighted to hear from you.
Now I’m back home its full steam ahead for Tuesday’s show “You Must Remember This” and the Oxjam Festival. Paul Marsden will be joining me on stage as my special guest which reminds me I must sort out an out-fit to wear. If you didn’t catch the details we will be on stage from 10.30am – 3pm singing 20 minuets on 20 minutes off all through the day for donations. It’s free to entre and all the money goes to Oxfam. Our show will be taking place at All Saints Church in the coffee shop, Church Square, Leighton Buzzard. All Saints is renowned for its wonderful freshly cut sandwiches and home-made cakes. More details about the Oxjam festival and all the shows taking place can be found on the Oxjam festival web site http://www.oxjamleightonbuzzard.org.uk
I hope you can all make it along on Tuesday Thank-you for following and Toodle Pip!