Wednesday, 3 December 2008

THE DIARY OF WILLIE! AGED 100 AND 1/2


                                                               



             A FRANK AND CANDID INTERVIEW!  




                                                                    The Sicilian Flag! 





Press Play!

 
                                                      Willie's First Ferrari..










                   Left: Aged 12 mths!      Right: With His Daughter Samantha! 



Willie Was Born OH! Yes He was, An Only child, At 6:00am On Sunday 21st September 1947, Of An English Father And Sicilian Mother, He Speaks Fluent Italian And Has Always Been Plagued With Reference To The MAFIA! Willie Grew Up Very Close To His Mum, He Learnt Many Things From Her Including How To Cook, Sew, Knit And Do Hair, Willie Hated School, From The Day He Started, Until The Day He Finished. But Willie Did Go On To College, And Take O And A Levels. Which He Passed With Grade A's....Show Off...! :). 



Willie's Work Attire


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"Basket Case" 

Willie Always Wanted To Go Into The Entertainment Business, He Started Out At Pontins Summer Camp In Weymouth In The "Hi-de-Hi" Days As A DJ. After This Willie Got An All Girl Troupe Together And Went Off To Germany Working For The Americans. He Compared Soul Shows, Danced And Choreographed Various Shows, And Has Worked With Many Of The Soul Singers/Bands/Groups Of The Day. Plus  A Late Night Soul Show on Radio AFN. 



                                                           Willie The High Roller......! 


After A Hectic 22 Months Willie Went Off To Turkey For 6 Weeks. Touring The American Bases. Returning To England For A Well Earned Rest Willie Went Off To Jersey And Worked One Of The Top Clubs On The Island. And Had  A Column In The Jersey Evening Post. Willie Got Married In 73. Returned To The Mainland And Went Into Selling. And Has Been In The Amusement Machine Business For 42 Years Now. Willie Became A Single Parent When His Daughter, Samantha, Was 5 Years old. "She Is The Greatest Thing That Has Ever Happened To Me" Says Willie "She's Lovely" He Is very Proud Of Her! 

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                                                            Michael Jackson....! 
                             
                     I Then Asked Willie About General Likes And Dislikes....

MUSIC:- Willie Is Strictly A Soul Man, Motown, R & B, Gospel, Blues, Hip-Hop, Funk And Afro-rock. James Brown, Michael Jackson, Barry White, Isaac Hayes, Akon,  Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Rebecca Ferguson. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Lady Ga Ga, Eminem Etc Etc, Music Is A BIG Part Of His Life.
Most Loved Song ............ Cherish ....... Kool And The Gang. (1985).......
Closely Followed By....One Moment In Time...Whitney Houston. (1988)...


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TV:- Willie Loves To Watch Most Sports , Football, Especially If His Club Or Country Are Playing. At The Moment He Is Into Great Train Journeys, Eggheads, Diners, Drive~Ins and Dives, And Watching The Crime And Investigation / National Geographic Channels On Sky. Loves To Watch MTV Channels, "Flava", "Kiss", "Viva" and "Vintage TV".  Dislikes Soaps And Reality Shows.

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SPORT:- Mostly Football. Willie Supports Liverpool As A Club, And Italy As His Country, He Enjoys Most Other Sports.
                           
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FILMS:- Willie Loves The Godfather, (He Has Forgotten How Many Times He Has Watched It!) It's A Passion Of His, Part 2 Being His Favourite. And Also Enjoys A Good Thriller Or A Good Horror Film, And Some Of The Old Black And White Films. Favourite Actors Are, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pachino And Some Of The Old Black And White Stars, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Jane Russell. But Willie's Most Favourite Is The One The Only Sophia Loren! 
                                         

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ANIMALS/PETS:- Willie Is Strictly A Pussy Cat Lover, And Has Had Cats Since He Was Born, In Fact The Very First Night After Being Born At Home, His Mum Laid Him In His Basket, Their Pussy~Cat Came And Cuddled Up And Slept With Him, And Did So Every Night After That...
He Also Says That When God Created The Animals The Ultimate Creature Is The Tiger He Loves Them, He Also Has A Fetish For Spiders/Snakes/ Reptiles/ Sharks!

                                     
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COLOURS:- Pink And Red. Willie Is Often Seen With Something Pink On, And Say's Its His Mum's Fault. Sicilian Women Are Supposed To Know The Sex Of Their Baby Before It's Born. So She Prepared Everything Thing In Pink, Dresses And All..Yes! Dresses! Then Along Came Willie. "Nuff Said"!!! :). Hence His Favourite Saying "Think Pink". 

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FOOD:- Willie Enjoys All Types Of Food, His Mum Was A Cook And He Learnt His Cooking Skills From Her. He Is Well Known For His Dinner Parties And BBQ's. If You Ever Eat At Willie's Never Ask Him What You Are Eating. He Also Makes His Own Curries. Pastas, And Eats A Lot Of Game, Even Down To Rook, Jays And Squirrel. And Never Misses Out On A Bit Of Road Kill. He Is A Big Fan Of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. High Lite Of The Year, Willie's Annual Barby, First Sunday In August.  


                                                   Typical Buffet At Willie's Annual Barby!
                                                     (Spot The Road Kill).   


SUMMARY:- Willie's Led A Very Varied And Very Eventful Life. Many Up's And Down's He Is A Bit Eccentric In His Manner And Dress, But Enjoys A Good Laugh. A Typical Virgo. Likes Being Controversial, Has Had Quite A Few Letters Printed In The Local Paper, The Sun Newspaper, And, Even Featured On BBC Television. Willie Is Certainly A Character, Who Is Trying To Keep Up With The Rest Of Us, And.........
                                            SUCCEEDING!

                  Willies Trilogy In Life .................... " Love Food .... Love Cats....Love Pink"

And Finally From Willie ......
                             
"May You Always Have Love To Share, Wealth To Spare, And Friends That Care".


                                                         With His Bestest Friend..Opher!



                                                                Still A Poser At 50! 
                                                       
                                            "Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day"



If You Want To See Willie In Action Go To.....
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfUj02shkY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAlKDMpxiKc

Pt1 & Pt2. 

And Watch Him In "The Art Of Reinvention" A 10 Minute Movie...! 

Christmas 2016....Willie was asked to do a guest post on Barbara's
'March House Books' Blog.......Here's the link.....



                                       
       

                                                        
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                                                  Willie Has 32 Fancy Waistcoats.....
                                                       And 37 Fancy Dicky~Bows!  
                                                      
                                                             

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86 comments:

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  2. Lovely to hear from you Willie, and love to Samantha too. Looking at your blog, I remember your mum very clearly! I was broken hearted when working in the deli and broke one of her pasta dishes!

    Take care and keep reading our site!

    Claire xx

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  3. Just to let you know I have visited and have read your blog.

    (((hugs)))

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  4. Hi Willie. I am the Cookiemonster and you left comments on my blog. I have only just gone back in but thank you for the lovely things you said. Your blog is much livelier than mine - I must learn how to upload more and commit myself to keeping it up. Anyway I will watch yours and hope you pop in to visit me again sometimes at http://kitchen-table-thoughts.blogspot.com/

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  5. Sorry! You had left me a comment ages ago so it was my reply, your blog was interesting so I'm following it. I am Smithers of the lower 3rd to some friends of mine and use it for my Google name. On my blog I am the Cookiemonster. Will keep watching your blog.

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  6. Hello :)

    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. They are very uplifting and always cheerful.

    Recently it has been very hard to live a normal life as I am still unsure about the whereabouts of one of my friends who lives in Sendai, Japan, one of the towns which was very badly hit by the tsunami.

    I have not lost hope and still pray he is alive. :)

    Also, thank you for the e-mails I have been receiving. I do feel a lot better now than I did a few weeks ago.

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  7. This Blog has been revamped on the 23/5/11.

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  8. Hi willie lovely picture.
    Andrea

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  9. Hey Willie, I used to have that theme! Haven't heard from you in ages xx

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  10. Thanks for that Leah.....Am sending an e-mail.....Yes...Love the music...Reminds me of home...! x

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  11. Well Willie ...how nice to meet you!!! :-) I must say i loved reading your blog and you certainly live life to the full and definitely have fun. You sound very happy and a great character (am i allowed to say that ?). I will keep a close eye as one of your 'followers'.....just better warn you that as i have only just started my blog the posts could be pretty frequent until my 'therapy' comes to an end....if indeed it ever does. Looking forward to finding out more about you x

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  12. Willlieeeeee I need help...well not literally, lol but with my blog. can you take a look at it....have i posted the last three twice? When i look at it i see all 3 full length posts and then 3 that just show the first few sentences. I should never fiddle!!!!!!

    How are you, by the way :-) x

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  13. hi willie.... I just wanted to say thank you for reading my posts and blog. Your comments make me laugh and I am so glad you understand what i am doing by writing it, lol.....thank you so much xx

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  14. Hiya Willie.......I have emailed you so look out for it. I look forward to your reply :-)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment in relation to MT however, perhaps if you saw the film you may understand why she did what she did lol.

    In the meantime, I am following your blog"

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  16. WELL YOU CERTAINLY HAVE LED AN INTERESTING LIFE.THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT COMMENTS ON MY BLOG. YOU HAVE SENT ME ALSO SOME INTERESTING THINGS TO LOOK AT. HOPE THE MEAL GOES OKAY TOMORROW. TAKE CARE. SUZ

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  17. Just about to sign out and saw your comment on my Charity shop ode. Thanks Willie

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  18. angeldust321@blogspot.com22 January 2012 at 03:43

    WOW!JUST FOUND A LINK ON YOUR BLOG TO YOUR FILMS. GREAT YOU ARE A CLEVER CHAP WELL DONE LOVE THEM

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  19. THANKS FOR THE TIT BITS YOU SEND ME. THEY ARE GREAT.I AM NOW TRYING MY HAND AT WRITING A BOOK. I AM ENJOYINH THE CHALLENGE SO FAR.....

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  20. angeldust321blogspo.com8 February 2012 at 09:54

    THANKS FOR THE TIT BITS YOU SEND ME THEY ARE GREAT. I AM NOW TURNING MY HAND TO TRYING TO WRITE A BOOK. ENJOYING THE CHALLENGE SO FAR. I SENT THIS MESSAGE BUT IT WENT UNDER ANNONOMOUS FOR SOME REASON SO I HAVE SENT IT AGAIN.

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful video with the penguins with me. It was fantasic :))
    Also, I followed a link from your blog and saw this http://www.petercollington.com/ I have to say it is a really nice piece of art - the whole website! Especially the main picture with the waves. Loved it

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  22. HI THERE WILLIE. HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WELL. JUST WANT TO SAY ONCE AGAIN A HUGE THANK YOU FOR KEEPING ME UP TO DATE WITH YOUR FAB TIT BITS. I HAD A LADY EMAIL ME AND ASK ME WHERE SHE COULD BUy THE SHOES....ha ha MADE ME LAUGH. OKAY KEEP WELL. SUZ

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  23. OH MY THE CAT'S PAINTINGS ARE FAB WHAT YOU SENT TO ME AND THE GAME, YES YOU ARE SO CORRECT I CAN'T LEAVE IT ALONE. BIG THANKS AND YOU AMAZE ME I NEVER KNOW WHAT IS COMING NEXT.

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  24. OH1 WHAT A LOVELY DAY.
    THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY
    HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK
    ON THIS SUNNY DAY

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  26. Hi, Willie, I just stopped by to say hello!
    Cheers from Argentina.
    HD

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  27. Willie - I found you on Sophie's blog! Where are you? Your blog ends in 2008!

    I love that you love Liverpool because I am an exiled Scouser. I also love good food. And Italy. And hate reality shows. I love soul music because I danced to it a lot when I was ...er....much younger, but my musical taste is a bit different now.

    Come on, show us yer blog!

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  28. One post is not a blog...come on Willie... cyber space needs you... just once every five years would be better than nothing. Please? xx

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  29. Just stopped by to say hello....and Mum couldn't stop giggling over your post! Now she's humming old Motown music!!!

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  30. Hey there....thanks for the funniest comment ever on my blog post about the pink moon...you made me hoot with laughter and that almost never happens, most blog post comments are tres dull....xx ps. you should post more....2008 is like, AGES ago!

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    1. Thankyou so much....! :).
      I know...I'm always being nagged by a
      few of my followers..Have, thought of
      starting a separate Blog...Food perhaps,
      Road~Kill...HeHe! With a funny slant to
      it....! Well! We'll see....!
      Thanks for visiting....! xx

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  31. Hello Willie, your 'phone call was such a lovely surprise! I'm going to take some time to look at all the blogs you mentioned. Thank you for ringing, talking to you was an absolute pleasure. Barbara.

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  32. It was nice talking to you to Barbara....!
    And, yes, take a look at those Blogs....
    Think you'll find them interesting...
    Thanks again.....

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  33. Thank you for coming to visit me while I have been ill Willie.

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  34. Happy New Year Willie, and thanks for your visits and encouragement to get better.

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  35. Wonderful post and lovely photos.

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  36. Oh what a lovely blog, you sound like such a fun character and yes, cats are the best. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Yes, you are right, Jean Shrimpton still looks great

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  37. Hi Willie! I loved your Christmas post at Barbara's, so I stopped by to say hi. Very glad I did.

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  38. Thankyou so much....I'm afraid my Blog is a one off!
    I've nagged and nagged to actually start one, and
    post on a regular basis...But! I decided against it!
    I enjoy following and commenting on some lovely Blogs!

    Thanks again...All the best wishes to you and yours,
    at this festive time! :0).

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  39. It sounds like your life has been and is fascinating. And I love your positive outlook.
    Thanks for the follow and stopping by.
    Have a great one.

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  40. Every day above ground is a good day....Isn't that the truth.

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    1. Old Sicilian saying....!
      And yes...very true..!

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  41. Hi Willie:) Just stopped by to say hey.

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    1. Hey! Sandra! How ya do'in.....
      "And the lord said unto Moses..Come forth,
      come forth..and he came fifth, and lost his
      beer money". :0).

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  42. 'Love food. Love cats. Love pink.' Thumbs up:)

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    1. HeHe! "Mary had a little lamb..so her Father
      shot the shepherd". :0).

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    2. Ha.
      Have a great weekend, Willie.

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    3. And! To you and yours Sandra...
      Across the pond..back in the world..!
      (as we used to say).

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    1. It's Tuesday.....! :).
      I'm still not used to people being
      hours behind the UK, or in front.
      Amazing really...All down to the
      internet!
      So..Happy Tuesday Sandra...! :).

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  44. And happy Tuesday to you, Willie;)

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    1. And you....I thought we'd have a 'discussion'
      about 'Men at Work'. HeHe! You did'nt bite..! :).

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  46. I was just 'pickin' :)I knew I'd get a little blow back on that one:) grin.

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    1. HeHe! Nice one....But it pays to
      Advertise! :).

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  47. Happy Valentine's Day, Willie;)

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  48. Thankyou Sandra....
    Yesterday, l asked several people..if they knew
    anything about St Valentine...
    Surprise! Surprise! No one knew he was a man....
    And....
    The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius, recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.
    And..that's how it ALL came about...!

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  49. Thanks for the info, Willie.
    You have such a questing mind. It's great.
    Have a wondrous weekend.

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    1. Thankyou Sandra, and you and yours...! :).
      It's Sunday morning over here now..Just
      had breakfast..Full fry up, can't start the
      day without it..!
      Then off to the supermarket, few bits and
      pieces needed..back home..tea and a sticky
      bun...midday lunch...feet up for a bit of
      footy...HeHe! Job done! :).

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  51. Enjoy the weekend, Willie.
    Did YOU wear green? :)

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    1. HeHe! No! Hate green....! :).
      And Blue...But! sssssh! Don't
      tell anyone...!!! :0).

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  52. Have a great weekend, Willie.

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    1. And you and yours Sandra....
      It's gonna be lovely over here
      till Monday..So make the most
      of it..! :).

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  53. Such a fascinating life! Have a great day!

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  54. Thankyou so much...Yes! we pass this way, only
    once, and, for a short time as well...So, l think
    we must cram as much as we can in our lives,
    try and fit in..all our wishes, at the same time,
    enjoying and loving our families and friends! :).

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    1. And to you and yours Sandra...
      I shall be spending a lot of the
      time out on the patio in the garden!
      May even try a little vino, now and
      again! :).

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  56. Love your blog. And tigers. Anyone who is a cat lover is a friend of mine. Sandra sent me - and I am grateful.

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    1. Thankyou so much for visiting! Thankyou!
      Ah! The tiger..Love them! Wonderful, wonderful
      creature..I can watch them for hours...and,
      l do..! :).

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  57. Congrats on making it onto Sandra's blog Willie, very well deserved if I may say so. xx

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  58. Thankyou Mrs Fisher...Very kind!
    All further comments will be charged
    for...HeHe! "Onwards and Upwards".

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  59. Popped over from Sandra's blog. Very rare for a man to admit to loving pink and wearing it to boot! You look great and your life sounds quite eventful. My hubby would agree with you regarding pussy cats and he also loves the tiger. I love all animals but lean to doggies. I am a film buff so know the films you talk about. Have a great day!

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    1. Oh! Yes! Love my pink....! :).
      And tigers..very much so..!
      Thankyou for your lovely comment!

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  60. I also came through Sandra's blog. Enjoyed reading this!

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  61. Have you ever performed on a cruise ship?

    What a life you have led!

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    1. No! Though my agent back in 68, asked me
      if l'd be interested, decided against it.
      HeHe! Don't go much on water, HeHe! l
      even get giddy when l shave in the morning! :).

      Yes! Quite a life...bit more to go l hope! :).

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  62. What a fun post! Delighted to meet Willie, courtesy of Sandra!

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  63. Hi willie I'm on the train home from Salisbury reading your blog for the umpteenth time. Always entertaining and a lovely way to spend half an hour xx

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  64. Train! Train! Goodness! Are those things
    still running! :).
    Don't forget to tell the driver to slow
    down at Henstridge! Bless!xx

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  65. Hi Willie! Always enjoy your comments on Poppy Q's blog.

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  66. Ah! Yes! Poppy's lovely!x
    Thankyou for your comment!

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