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.
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
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.
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