A Celebration for the life of Lynda Styan
It’s been a difficult week. I’ve been performing shows every day but my thoughts have been with Lynda and her family especially with her sister Nicola as today was the day when we all came together to attend Lynda’s funeral. It’s especially tragic when some-one as young, beautiful and as talented as Lynda is taken from us all too soon. Cancer is an appalling illness and today’s funeral service was a lovely tribute to her life.
Her service took place today at 2pm at New Southgate Crematorium and included a wonderful selection of music which began with a recording of Al Bowlly singing “The Very Thought of You” and a couple of recordings of Lynda performing “Dream a Little Dream of Me” , “Running Wild” and “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”.
Lynda always made a point of looking her very best. She always
Looking My Best for Lynda!
wore her heels and never went anywhere with-out her lipstick and make-up. In fact she was mad about lipsticks and always invested in the very best cosmetics. A couple of years ago she bought me a selection of blue eye shadows but they weren’t any old eye shadows but none other that Dior. I’ve almost used them all up now but when ever I put my make-up on I always think of Lynda.
No matter how she felt Lynda always made an effort and dressed up what ever the occasion. Today I wanted to look my best for her which was why I choose a Dior inspired out-fit.
After the service the wake was held at the West Lodge Park Hotel where Lynda would often visit for afternoon tea. As many of Lynda’s friends were entertainers we were all asked by her sister to perform a number in her honor. I sang “If I had
Pink Roses Lynda’s favorite Colour!
a talking Picture of You” as Lynda adored the 1920s and was famous for capturing that crazy Jazz age spirit.
Rest in peace Lynda I’m going to miss you enormously and I feel very privileged to have known you xxx
In show business the show never stops playing and no matter how we feel personally as show people we make sure that the show always goes on.
All Set for The Pre-1988 Vintage Vehicle Rally!
Tomorrow I’m in Kempston performing songs from the 1950s, 60s & 70s and then this Monday I’m performing for the Pre – 1988 Vintage Vehicle Rally which is taking place at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, HP22 4BY. I shall be performing three shows daily on the Monday. 11am – WW1 – 1920, 1pm – 1930s & 40s, 3pm – 1950s, 60s & 70s. Click the link for more details and I hope very much you can all make it along as it’s promising to be a fantastic show and I have three fabulous shows planned!
On Stage at The Poplars Garden Centre!
This week I also played at The Poplars Garden Centre in Toddington for the first time. I was engaged to perform for their vintage high tea afternoon which proved to be a great success. It sold out extremely quickly and I had been booked to perform my “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” show a selection of songs from the 1930s, 40s & 50s. This was the first time the garden centre had ever done anything like this and I’ve already been engaged to perform a “Vintage Christmas Spectacular” on 21st November. Tickets haven’t gone on sale yet but the interest has been enormous and I’m already looking forward to it.
I shall leave you with a few pictures. If any-one would like to make a donation to Help Musicians which was Lynda Styan’s chosen charity then please do so by clicking the link.
This charity helped Lynda out during the pandemic.
Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉