Hello one and all and welcome to my news page. Here you can see me as my two alter egos the ever efficient secretary
Prudie Jones, Evette the Spivette and plain old little me as you catch up with all that is current in my world. Regrettably
unlike Prudie my spelling is quite frightful at the best of times due to my dyslexia so I shall apologise now for anything
which might be shamefully mis-spelt. In the mean time I hope you find this page fun, entertaining and informative and become
a regular visitor to my site.
May I start my blog this week by saying how sorry I was to hear about the passing of Sir Captain Tom. A wonderful war veteran who inspired us all by walking a hundred laps of his garden and in doing so managed to raise over 33 million for the NHS. It’s been a difficult year but who couldn’t have been up lifted by Captain Tom’s efforts, winning smile and his glorious optimism during this horrible pandemic. Our thoughts and prays are with his family and all the NHS staff who were nursing him at Bedford hospital.
Thank-you to every-one for your feed back on last week blog when I posted up an article on cigarette advertising. I had written this article for a magazine a couple of years ago but sadly it never got published but I thought it would make a change from me reporting on the usual. Thank-you to every-one for your comments and I’m glad you all enjoyed reading it. Cigarette advertising is a fascinating subject and I remember how much I enjoyed researching the history, before putting pen to paper.
Walking Through Leighton Buzzard in Lock-down!
Meanwhile life in lock-down does tend to follow the same routine but on the plus side it has given me plenty of time to rehearse new songs and go over some old ones I’ve not sung in a while. For those of you who follow me on facebook you will have seen me posting up live streams of me performing a variety of different numbers to lift morale in lock-down. Today’s song was “You’ll Never Walk Alone” especially sung in remembrance for Captain Tom just before we all went outside and clapped for him at 6pm.
Out of all the songs I’ve steamed in the last few
One of My Press Cuttings from the Past!
weeks my favorites have been Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E, Sandie Shaw’s “Puppet on a String” and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”. I’m currently going back over “Love is like a Butterfly” and Abba’s “Fernando” so keep following.
I’m thrilled to report that this week we were able to go live with my new web-page “What the Papers Say”. It’s a work in progress and when it comes to press cuttings I have a huge file, so picking out a few was hard. This is just the beginning and I hope to add more over time. For the moment we have a broad selection charting my career from the 1990s to the present day. These include reviews from classical concerts to Driveway shows in lock-down. If you would like to to read my news and reviews page please click the link below.
Another great piece of media I was featured in this week was a write up in the MG Car Club magazine “Safety Fast” on the 1960s photo shoot I did in Oxfordshire back in September. Once again I was working with top photographer Angela Adams and the shoot involved me modelling with two lovely vintage vehicles from the 1960s the MG A-1600 and Jaguar XK150. Some of you may remember seeing the photos on my social media pages. Naturally Safety Fast were interested in the MG shots and I enclose the write up which was sent in by Peter Macwaters who, incidentally is also the proud owner of the the lovely red MG.
I’m currently working on a new flicker book video for Valentines Day which will be featuring my favorite shots from this shot so watch this space.
That’s all my news for now. Toodle Pip and Bye for now! 😉
The MG A-1600!
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