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Wednesday, 02 December 2009

Good to be back!

Hi everyone from a very rainy Bath.

It feels like it hasn't stopped raining since I lasted posted at the end of August - but perhaps that's my fault! I remember writing about Britain had a 'Goldilocks' climate - neither too hot nor too cold. Doesn't quite feel that way at the moment!

I can’t resist the temptation to continue Stephen’s Beatles challenge. I’ve been a Beatles fan since my early teens and have spent far too much time reading about their every move. Did you know that they once bought a Greek island? Or that John and Yoko decided on the spur of the moment to marry at sea – but didn’t have their passports on them? That’s why the wedding ended up in Gibraltar – as John sings in ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’

Frankly, you could probably live your lives quite happily without this information! But we British love trivia – that’s why pub quizzes are so popular. So I will also place at least three Beatles song titles in all my posts – see if you can spot them.

One last thing about the Fab Four. A new film ‘Nowhere Boy’ is released this month. It tells of John’s early life living with his Aunt Mimi and covers the tragic death of his mother, Julia. Apparently many of the local places mentioned in the songs, like Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, are loving recreated.

I’ll finish with a confession. I’ve never in my life been to Liverpool. Isn’t that ridiculous? I intend to go next year – but then again I always intend to go ‘next year’!

What I can promise is that the song title answers will be in my next post.

Best wishes

Kieran McGovern


Goldilocks - character in children's story who wants porridge that is neither too hot nor too cold.
Temptation – attracted to doing something you may regret
Frankly honestly/truthfully
Trivia – information that is (perhaps!) interesting but not particularly useful
Pub Quiz – a pub quiz usually tests general or cultural knowledge (e.g. about television shows). Teams made up of regular customers compete for small prizes.
Fab Four popular nickname for The Beatles. ‘Fab’ is short for fabulous or brilliant.

Comments

The task you gave us was too difficult, but every move you take, we will be watching you. Kieran I presume?

Hello. So far in my life I don't know much about the Beatles but I bet that with these December blogs at the end of the year I will have learnt something! (at least three titles)

Hello (?), The hidden title of the Beatles songs is 'Penny Lane'. Maybe there are more but I've found only that one. I think that it's not only you British that love trivia. Most people love, especially after a long working day or week, so do I. All the best.

Hi Mr... your expression of the words/phrases are great, I like them and, I haven't read your name on your entry, as you wrote "since I lasted posted at the end of August ", The assumed name of the author is Mr. Kieran McGoven. The photo of the banner is only Miss. Nuala, no other else, weird! Best regards, James.

Hi Kieran! Nice to meet you! I think I have spotted the titles of the songs by the Beatles: Julia, Penny Line and Strawberry Fields (Forever). Am I right? I love listening to the Beatles and also like this game. Have a nice day!

What a shame. The only I found is Penny Lane.

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