1st July 2016
So, are you enjoying our marvellous summer?
I have my wellies and bikini on standby every day.
(I will move forward very quickly from visions of myself in a bikini.)
It has been a good and bad few weeks.
Tragic news for some lovely close family who had to go through one of the worst tragedies, the loss of newborn, much wanted, much loved baby girls. They were born too soon.
Our hearts go out to them and hope their close family, will in time help them to live with this devastating loss.
We all send our love and hope they know they are always in our thoughts.
Plus the third anniversary of the incalculable loss of our Bernie, 4th July.
Still doesn't seem real!!!
Thank you once again for your amazing support and loyalty, your good wishes were so comforting and brought back images of those wonderful people standing for hours in the intense heat on that black day in 2013. I will never forget the love you showed for Bernie. It's what set the waterworks off for me and they flowed constantly all day.
On the plus side, a very happy Independence Day to our loved ones in the USA. Tom JNR, Becky, Cassidy, Victoria, Michael,Val and all other friends there.
I was determined to have a day at the Pleasure Beach with family and friends this week, it is more important than ever to have good times with loved ones, while I can. I love my Blackpool, and always try to take advantage of some of our great entertainment venues. The famous Pleasure Beach being a big part.
So, after spending the week monitoring the weather, (it's a miserable day out in the rain) I took a gamble and booked Sunday the 3rd for 17 of us, including three babies, several littlies and a lot of adult tots.
We had a Marvellous day. I don't know why I get myself a pass as I went on two toddler rides and two adult rides, I would rather watch!! If I have one complaint, I cannot believe, non riders like my Aunt in her mobility scooter and two tiny babies still have to pay £6 to just accompany us???
Linda, Adam, Another friend, Lee, sis in law Annie and her brood went on all the daredevil rides, I was very impressed.
Adam persuaded me to go on The Steeplechase, he then spent the whole ride in hysterics at my efforts. I was jerked every which way but loose, and could hardly walk when I got off, (why my best friend would find that amusing, I'll never know!!!?)
We finished the day on a ride in which we got literally saturated.
But the weather was amazing, I spent it with those I love most and we laughed ourselves hoarse, what better way to spend a day, eh?
The evening was spent at my Sunday must do, Bingo, with Mo, Anne and Linda, with our Pleasure Beach wrist bands still on, looking like we were on day release from prison, and no, we didn't win.
So wrapped up, too, with Tennis and Footie these past few weeks, won't know what to do afterwards!!
Come on Wales, whatever happens now, SO proud of them, and indeed, my country, Ireland, who did SO well, too. No comments about my partner Tom's team, England, (and my second team,) disappointing is an understatement!! Gutted for the fans!!
Change of subject.
I Must say I was very angry and surprised when Adam told me that Fleetwood were advertising a Rat Pack show there in December and that I was the special guest??!!!
I have literally been talking to the Rat Pack team and NOTHING has been finalised. I may not do it, at all!!!!
If I do, may I once again also state for the umpteenth time, I Do NOT do an impersonation of the great Judy Garland, I perform her songs, with similar arrangements to hers, in My OWN STYLE!!!! I do this because, in my opinion, You cannot sing a song properly and with true personal emotion with someone else's heart!! (I love Adam Lambert, for this reason as he sings Freddie Mercury's music SO magnificently in his own style, nothing to do with the fact he is gorgeous, too, ha ha).
Also It will not be with an orchestra, but a 5 piece and I will be doing three songs in each half, this is, after all, The Rat Pack show. I hope very soon to bring my full Garland tribute, with my 8 piece band, to the North.
I like to think there are similarities in my approach to Judy's style of singing but nothing deliberate and the only similarity in our looks is hair colour and being plagued with weight problems all our lives!!
There, now you know, ha ha.
Also can I also state, my birthday is the 6th of April, and not the 9th!!! I receive lots of lovely cards from people AFTER my birthday. I believe the wrong date was in the original Nolan biography. Story of my life!!!!
Right now I'm having a lazy day, getting ready to support the great Andy Murray. Come on, Andy!!!!
And how was your week?