Brian May Turns 69!

 

On July 19th, Queen guitarist Brian May turned 69. In celebration of his birthday let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at five amazing Brian May/Queen moments:

Brian May’s Red Special – The Book Launch

Brian May on Bohemian Rapsody – ITV News At Ten

Kerry Ellis & Brian May – Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Brian May & Roger Taylor Discuss the Jazz Album

Queen – Top Of The Pops 1974 – Killer Queen

Belated Happy Birthday Brian! πŸ™‚

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Big Brother Break-Ups

 

Lately has been a sad time of Big Brother break-ups. Celebrity Big Brother runner-up Austin Armacost and his husband Jake Lees have separated while Andy West, who came fourth in the most recent series, has split from his fiance Ed Hutton who he got engaged to on the show.

Austin spoke to GuysLikeU about his split from Jake. The full piece can be read at the link below:

EXCLUSIVE: Austin Armacost: ‘Jake and I are splitting up!’

Writing on Twitter Austin said,

Jake also took to Twitter and said,

Following his split from Ed, Andy tweeted,

Very sad news. Best of luck to them all in their futures.

My Short Story Natalie’s Secret Appears in Woman’s Way!

I was very excited to see my short story Natalie’s Secret was in Woman’s Way this week. It was lovely to see the words Reader Fiction on the cover when the reader fiction was mine. Almost like a front cover. Well almost! πŸ™‚ It was lovely. πŸ™‚

The layout is beautiful with the wedding ring. It looks so romantic and suits the story so beautifully and perfectly. Thank you to all at the magazine for that. πŸ™‚ I love the story, loved writing it and loved my characters Natalie and Jennifer.

Check it out if you get the chance. Thank you! πŸ™‚

Poem: And They Said It Wouldn’t Last

They said it wouldn’t last,

They said there was no love there,

They ignored the softness

In their eyes as they looked at each other.

They ignored everything they wanted to,

They judged happily

And couldn’t believe they were wrong.

Forty years later going strong,

Marriage, many kids and a dog.

 

Jason Burrill Wins Big Brother 2016!

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Brighton stuntman Jason Burrill was crowned the 2016 winner of Big Brother 2016 last night. Burrill beat off stiff competition from Dublin’sΒ Hughie Maughan who finished second. 3rd place went to Nottingham’s Jackson Blyton, 4th was Andy West from London, 5th spot went to Evelyn Ellis from Sydney with Gerrards Cross’ Jayne Connery finishing in 6th place.

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Speaking after his win Jason said,

Β “I didn’t think I’d be here from day one.”

Runner-up Hughie was very gracious in defeat and congratulated Jason before exiting the house. He told host Emma Willis that he was happy was for Jason on his win.

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Hughie you done Ireland proud. Hughie and Andy, amazing housemates, my two faves throughout. You should both be very proud indeed gentlemen! πŸ™‚

Congratulations Jason and well done to all the other finalists. πŸ™‚

P.s. Cleo will have lots more doggy biscuits now. Love her. πŸ™‚

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My Opinion Of The Big Brother 2016 Finalists!

Well my dears it’s that time of year again when we crown the BB winner! Today’s the day when the curtain falls on another intriguing series. My two favourites from the start Andy and Hughie made the final which I’m very happy about and like all through the series I’m torn between them for who I want to win.

Here is my opinion on each of our six finalists:

Andy

I love Andy. He’s nerdy, he’s a writer, he’s totally my kind of person. His one liners are just so witty like the last one “You have the vocabulary of an acorn”. A lovely man who is very interesting and has contributed a lot to the house. Very genuine. I also love his friendship with Jayne. One of my two winners. Go Andy! πŸ™‚

Evelyn

Evelyn seems a lovely and genuine girl. I’m so glad she made the final. Her friendship with Laura has also been lovely.

Hughie

Ah my fellow Irish person Hughie! πŸ™‚ He has been brilliant, so lovely, funny and genuine. His relationship with Ryan is beautiful. So sweet. #Rughie. Hughie is my other winner. Go Hughie! πŸ™‚

Jackson

Jackson’s a nice lad. He wears his heart on his sleeve and I love that about him. There is a gentleness to Jackson which is lovely. He seems very caring and he was really caring towards Georgina in their relationship in the house. So cute. #Jacksina.

Jason

I’m not Jason’s biggest fan but he has did a lot in the show so he does deserve his place in the final. I love his dog Cleo and when she was barking because she knew he was there in the task it was so cute. He’s had bonds with Andy, Chelsea, Alex and Jackson in the house.

Jayne

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate one thing: two writers made the final! Throws all those stereotypes about us writers been boring out the window, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ I’m pretty proud of the fact that two writers have made it to the last night. πŸ™‚ Jayne is a lovely woman and is very interesting and funny. She has done a lot in the show and she completely deserves her place there. People were kind of seeing her as an easy target to nominate or evict and I never really liked that. She’s a housemate like them all and she’s been a really entertaining housemate. Apart from Andy she has also bonded with Hughie and Charlie.

Poem: Creativity

Creativity is the beat of the heart,

Rhythms bringing out emotions,

A form of joyous expression,

A form of inner emotion.

Let the world listen

And be creative too.

Let them take their meaning

From yourΒ creations

And create their feelings

For themselves and the world

So the chain continues.