2019 

6 movies watched, 12 famous people died, 2 meals out, 1 event

 

JANUARY - 3 movies watched, 9 famous people died, 2 meals out

Dean Ford died, aged 72

Dean Ford was a Scottish singer and songwriter and was lead vocalist and frontman of the pop group Marmalade from 1966 to 1974. Their hits include Rainbow, Reflections Of My Life, Lovin' Things, Baby Make It Soon, My Little One and the UK number 1, Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da.

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Daryl Dragon died, aged 76

Daryl was known as 'Captain' from the American music duo, Captain and Tenille. Tennille was Toni Tennille, his former wife. Together they had 5 American number one hit singles and 2 No. 1's in the UK. Their most famous song for me was 'Do That To Me One More Time.'

Julia Grant died, aged 64

Julia Grant was the first British trans woman to share her story on primetime British TV. She rose to prominence after appearing in the 1979 BBC documentary, A Change Of Sex.

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Kevin Fret died, aged 24

Kevin Fret was a gay rapper from Puerto Rico. He was murdered by being shot whilst out riding a motorbike in the street.

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Larry Cunningham died, aged 67

Larry Cunningham was a member of the 70's soul band The Floaters. Their UK No. 1 hit single 'Float On' became a worldwide massive hit in 1977.

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Movie: King Cobra

An interesting movie based on a true story about the movie makers behind the gay porn industry. Starring Cristian Slater and Garrett Clayton who played a gay porn star, Brent Corrigan.

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Martha Ross died, aged 79

Martha Ross was a British actress and played a non-speaking part in Eastenders. More notably, she was also Mother to TV presenters Jonathan and Paul Ross.

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Carol Channing died, aged 97

Carol Channing was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals.

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Took Nikki to the hospital for her physio

Collected Nik and took her to Epsom Hospital for occupational therapy for her hand. We then popped in to see Jezz at work then went to Wilko's. I dropped her back home via a cafe for lunch.

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Windsor Davies died, aged 88

Windsor Davies was a British actor who starred in many films and TV shows between 1964 and 2004. He is best known for playing the part of Sergeant Major Williams in the British sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. His distinctive Welsh-accented voice was heard extensively in advertising voice-overs. He also co-starred alongside actor Donald Sinden in Never The Twain and appeared in Carry Behind and Carry On England.

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Meal: The Kings Arms, Westerham

Jezz and I drove out to Westerham for a day out. We did the usual browsing in charity shops and I bought myself a hat, Diesel top and a blue jacket. We stopped off for a bite to eat at The Kings Arms. We'd always avoided it previously thinking it was just a pub but it isn't. The food, decor, staff were all perfect. Jezz had beef and ale pie and I had the lasagne. 

Movie: Jurassic World Fallen Freedom

Great film. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies.

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Migrated website over to Freeola's InstantPro Website Builder

I've been planning on making the crossover from using Dreamweaver to my web hosting company's own online web builder which is proving challenging but exciting.

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Movie: Funny Cow

Great film. Watched at home with Jezz through Amazon Prime.

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James Ingram died, aged 66

James Ingram was a two time Grammy award winner, an American singer, songwriter and record producer. I remember him best for his duet with Patti Austin and the hit single 'Baby, Come To Me.' Also 'Yah Mo Be There' with Michael McDonald. James died of brain cancer. 

FEBRUARY - 3 famous people died, 3 movies watched, 1 event

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Clive Swift died, aged 82

Clive Swift was an English actor and songwriter. He is best known for his role as Richard Bucket, starring alongside his wife Hyacinth Bouquet in the BBCTV comedy series 'Keeping Up Appearances.'

Jeremy Hardy died, aged 57

Jeremy Hardy was an English comedian. He won the Perrier Comedy Award in 1988 and has been seen on TV shows including Rory Bremner's Something Else, Blackadder Goes Forth, Wogan amongst others.

2

Movie: Life Of The Party

Great film and very funny in parts. Starred Melissa McCarthy. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes purchased.

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Movie: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Great film, very funny but quite violent too. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes purchased.

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Albert Finney died, aged 82

Albert Finney was an English actor. He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Tom Jones (1963), Two for the Road, Scrooge, Annie, The Dresser, Miller's Crossing, Erin Brockovich, Big Fish, The Bourne Ultimatum, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Bourne Legacy, and the James Bond film Skyfall.

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Night out: The Faraday, Epsom

Jezz and Wayne have an short evening out with Wayne drinking far too much.

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Movie: Ferdinand

Excellent Pixar movie. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes purchased.