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Evening out: Nikki's Pre-birthday Curry & Chilli night
We gather at Nik's for a quick family get together. Michele, Caige, Nik, Stacey, Ella, Lila and Teddy and me.
TV Series: The Bay (Season 4)
Watched all six episodes over 2 days. Brilliant as ever. Good story line. Usual twists to keep you gripped.
Mystic Meg died, aged 80
Mystic Meg, was an English astrologer who had a regular astrology column in The Sun and the News of the World. She also hosted Mystic Meg's Wheel of Destiny for Sun Bingo. She came to greater public attention when she hosted what became a regular item on the first broadcast of the National Lottery draw in 1994. Her image also appears on various astrology-related books and merchandise.
Betty Boothroyd died, aged 93
Betty Boothroyd, Baroness Boothroyd, OM, PC was a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for West Bromwich and West Bromwich West from 1973 to 2000. From 1992 to 2000, she served as Speaker of the House of Commons. She is the only woman to have served as Speaker in over 700 years.
John Motson died, aged 77
John Motson was an English football commentator. Beginning as a television commentator with the BBC in 1971, he commentated on over 2000 games on television and radio. From the late 1970s to 2008, Motson was the dominant football commentary figure at the BBC, apart from a brief spell in the mid-1990s. He began wearing his trademark sheepskin coat in December 1990.
Dickie Davies died, aged 94
Dickie Davies was a British television sports presenter who anchored itv sports TV programme World of Sport from 1968 until 1985.
Barbara Bosson died, aged 83
Barbara Bosson was an American actress. Her most notable role came in the television series Hill Street Blues (1981–1987), for which she was consecutively nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards. She played Fay Furillo, wife to Captain Furillo.
Movie: Big Boys Don't Cry
Good film and Michael Socha is fit.
Raquel Welch died, aged 82
Raquel Welch was an American actress, sex symbol and pin-up girl.
Burt Bacharach died, aged 94
Burt Bacharach is one of the best songwriter's of all time. He was an American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. He won the Grammy Award 6 times, the Emmy Award 3 times, and his songs have been recorded and performed by more than 1,000 artists. Furthermore, he has written 73 USA and 52 UK Top 40 hits. Burt Bacharach has written songs for Dionne Warwick, Marty Robbins, Perry Como, Gene McDaniels and Jerry Butler. Following the initial success of these collaborations, Bacharach went on to write hits for Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, Bobbie Gentry, Tom Jones, Herb Alpert, B. J. Thomas, and the Carpenters.
These are just some of the songs he has written: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Magic Moments, Three Wheels On My Wagon, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, Make IT Easy On Yourself, Don't Make Me Over, Wishin' and Hopin', (They Long To Be) Close To You, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, Walk On By, A House Is Not A Home, You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart), (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, Trains and Boats and Planes, What The World Needs Now Is Love, What's New Pussycat, Alfie, The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, This Guy's In Love With You, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), That's What Friends Are For, On My Own and so many more.
Amanda, Jezz and I went to a garden centre, worked up an appetite and then went for a Wendy's burger each.
Meal: Akash Tandoori
Jezz and I intended to go and collect a curry take away, however, part-time worker Neelan was so superb with customer handling, we ate there instead. We had a complimentary Kingfisher while we waited, but with a short delay from the kitchen, she offered us a table. Just superb.
Kit Hesketh-Harvey died, aged 65
Kit was a British musical performer, translator, composer, and screenwriter. He is best known for being one half of the comedy musical duo, Kit and the Widow, with pianist, Richard Sisson. Despite the camp performance, Kit was actually married to Catherine Rabett but divorced in 2021.
George P. Wilbur died, aged 81
George P. Wilbur was an American actor and professional stuntman. He is best known for his starring roles as Michael Myers in the Halloween movies, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. He was credited as a stunt person in the film Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.
Jezz gets new sofa
Today, we went to Ikea and Jezz bought himself a new sofa for his room. He'd previously dismantled his bed and is going to a new home. The sofa is now in place... looking good, with its blue denim cover.
Meal out: Five Guys, Crawley
Jezz and I went to the fabulous fast food restaurant Five Guys, the branch in Crawley (813). There we were greeted by Konstantina (Albanian) and she was so perfect when I explained it was my first time. The food was excellent, service even better, but it was expensive by comparison to Wendy's. Definitely runner-up to favourite, if not the best. I had cheese, bacon burger with lettuce, tomato, ketchup, relish, grilled onion and mushroom, fries and banana milkshake. Jezz had the bacon cheese dog with fries and a Reese's Peanut Butter Cups milkshake. We took a selfie of the five guys. I came home and immediately wrote to Customer Services about them, singing their praises.
David Crosby died, aged 81
David Crosby was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Lovely evening out
Jezz and I went for an evening out that started in the Wendy's restaurant. We both had the Double Dave burger meal and Jezz switched out for the 'Baconator' fries.
Elliot Warren died, aged 42
Elliot was Jezz's brother and my brother-in-law. He had been poorly for many years and wasn't able to attend the wedding due to ill health. Jezz and last saw him when we visited him at his place in November 2019.
Lisa Marie Presley died, aged 54
Lisa Marie Presley was an American singer-songwriter. She was the only child of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley, as well as the sole heir to her father's estate. She had also been married to musician Danny Keough, singer Michael Jackson, actor Nicolas Cage, and music producer Michael Lockwood.
Jeff Beck died, aged 78
Jeff Beck was an English guitarist who rose to prominence as a member of the rock band the Yardbirds and afterwards founded and fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. In 1975, he switched to an instrumental style of music with focus on an innovative sound, and his releases spanned genres and styles ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion and a blend of guitar-rock and electronica.
Earl Boen died, aged 81
Earl Boen was an American actor, best known as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019, archive footage only). He is the only actor besides Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear in each of the first three Terminator films. But it's his appearance in so many more films and TV... here's some: The Streets OF San Francisco, Kojak, Hawaii Five-O, Wonder Woman, Police Woman, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, 9 To 5, Soap, The Dukes Of Hazard, Benson, M*A*S*H*, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seinfeld, The West Wing and more.
Kelly Monteith died, aged 80
Kelly Monteith was an American comedian best known for having written and starred in the BBC comedy show Kelly Monteith.
Fred White died, aged 67
Fred White was an American Hall Of Fame drummer and a member of the 70s soul and disco band, Earth Wind and Fire. He had also worked with Willie Hutch, Donny Hathaway, The Emotions, Linda Ronstadt, Deniece Williams and others.