Paul McCartney was born on this day in 1942. He is 71 today.
Ken Loach, the British director, was born on this day in 1936. He is 77 today.
It was meant to rain today. It didn’t. The humidity is oppressive. I feel like I am being hugged by air pregnant with rain that’s not ready to pour yet.
Winning the quiz was especially nice tonight as we haven’t won in a while and it went to a tie breaker round. We ended up winning by a point.
There was a photography round, which meant I got to use my degree (yay!), and a question on Dee’s death in Neighbours - an Australian soap it’s safe to say I was obsessed with when I was a kid. I’d make my mum record it if I knew I was going to miss an episode. Even though I haven’t watched it in years, when I was in Australia in 2011, I went on the Neighbours tour and going to Ramsey Street was brilliant. The tour was run by an Irish guy and it was pretty much only Brits on the tour and it was nice that I wasn’t the only one on my own!
Later on I went on a Great Ocean Road tour and I was the only Brit so although I got excited when they took us to the lighthouse from Round the Twist, no one else understood. Round the Twist was a brilliant kids show. I am pretty sure if you ask anyone from the UK who is roughly my age, they will sing the theme tune at you. “Have you ever, ever felt like this? When strange things happen, are you going round the twist?”
Irving Penn, the American photographer, was born on this day in 1917. He would have been 96 today.
Simon Callow, the British actor, was born on this day in 1949. He is 64 today.
Thank you! What a lovely thing to say. :)
Peter Mayle, the British author, was born on this day in 1939. He is 74 today.