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Having the gift of the gab is rarer than you might suppose:

lifes journey, sometimes refered to as the bumpy road, can be made a lot easier and smoothed-out if you have it and a lot rougher if you don’t!

Although Sir Terry was much liked, the Editor struggled at first to find common ground here: the Eurovision Song Contest and its organizers as headquartered in Vienna which he visited briefly last year – and bumped into on the central station there, managing to crack a joke with the Station Master about golf whilst not personally considering retirement just yet. He thought it was more funny than the Editor did at the time – but we do share a slight sense of dark humour with our Saxon friends, also having a bit more of the Blarney in common. Terry didn’t take things (work, retirement or life) at all too seriously it appeared, including humour itself that is, unlike our foreign German-speaking friends 🙂

The Editor thinks both Terry Wogan and David Bowie read and listened to music and the arts widely (as enthusiastic autodidactic learners rather than structured academically-trained thinkers) and that therefore they were able to experiment more freely with ideas.

Bawler or Boomer?

Terry was certainly a boomer, never a bawler!

Life compared to a Waltz rather than a bumpy road

As he might have said: And now for some some steam music? Why for steam radio of course – to be enjoyed by older boilers like me – and you, and you!

To be followed hastily by; and of course younger boilers like your dear self, Madam!

(In typically self-deprocating manner)

And something for Radio 2 Listeners?

This one’s definitely more for Radio 3 listeners however: –

In some ways, life for Terry could be regarded as a waltz rather than a bumpy road, rather like Johann Strauss’ steam engine where dancers glide and reciprocate in gentle circular motion with each other – rather than clash up against immovable obstacles! Perhaps this is why people liked the elegance of steam engines compared with the rough argy-bargy of engine and carriage-shunting, Diesels, buffers and all the ‘stop-go’ motion involved in marshalling yards!

Round House Turntable – seeing things in the round – good things like music come in round packages

And for a Radio 4 type discussion perhaps..

Waltz piano sheet (and pianola) music from Vienna: the popular music of the time

The Editor claims also to be 1/16th. Irish though, from those Kellys from Cork rather than neighbouring Limerick.

Let us know of your encounters – witticisms, be they informal, remote or otherwise, with Sir Terry!

Terry shared with the Editor a common reluctance for having scripts for what he said live and online, and much of what Terry said was indeed straight from the heart and un-rehearsed, which gave it a spontaneity – and also made him inadvertently a master of understatement.

read on ..

Nick

(contact: nick4182@hotmail.com)

Duke of Cumberland today throwing a party in support of the Ellie Mai Fund

Duke of Cumberland: enjoying a drink on a hot day

Outdoor party catering for families and all ages welcome!

Saturday 25th. July – Live entertainment also heard playing so evening promises to be lively too

 

The Duke of Cumberland in Cottingham catering for indoor and outdoor functions

Nick

 

 

 

Providing support for other traders taking a well-earned summer break!

New traders present today: Holmestead’s

Holmestead Garden Furniture & Crate Company

holmesteadservices@gmail.com

Holmestead’s website

 

Garden Decoration

Garden Animals in Earthenware

These are made by a special molding process which we will return to in coming weeks when we get more information from the business

A duck the editor purchased today sitting proudly on our fireside hearth (right)

A joke for the children:

(Newcomer): Quack quack!

Q. (Inuit) Are you a goose?

A. No (crossly), I’m a hearth-duck!

 

(Sorry, Editor 🙂 )

 

John Ford’s Summer Sale

John Ford Summer Sale

Spot the postman on his round ..

 

Roadworks for New Broadband

Roadworks for laying broadband in Cottingham Centre

All our retailers have had to cope with roadworks whilst broadband is installed

And again!

People need to keep services running through disruptions ..  contact McNicholas Construction Team on 0845 200 0214 working on behalf of CityFibre or via Email: cityfibrehull@mcnicholas.co.uk

 

Street Corner: Oakwood Canine Services: Canine Campaign

Canine Ambassadors

 

With Tribute to Blondes of Cottingham Campaign ..

There’s more to Blondes than meets the eye ..

locally-run coffee shop and ice-cream parlour offering a wide variety of exclusive and ethically-sourced food and beverages

Blondes of Cottingham – having empathy for canines too (bottom centre)

Cottingham Day: Live on: Providing Lifelong Support for our Armed Forces Personnel and Families

Supporting the armed forces – Exhibition Stand, Cottingham Day, Cottingham Civic Hall.

The Royal British Legion

Call 0800 802 8080 for more information

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Supply and demand: donating and receiving food

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 AM

One of the lesser-known and promoted services Cottingham residents provide

It is not easy or straightforward to locate and target help to growing numbers of people in need locally who would really benefit from from these services ..

just being available on a walk-in basis and promoting this vital service anonymously here you may be able to help .. and all are welcome!

We waste much of our food – it can be recycled!

The Zion United Reform Church in Hallgate is very grateful for any donations of the following items:

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Fruit Juice (carton)

Soup

Pasta Sauces

Sponge Puddings (tinned)

Cereals

Rice Pudding (tinned)

Tea bags / Instant coffee

Instant Mashed Potato

Rice/Pasta

Tinned Meat/Fish

Tinned Fruit

Jam

Biscuits or Snack Bars

 

Pass it on – Thank You

 

Promoting Cottingham Food Bank, Cottingham Civic Hall, July 4th

A well-known local artist James Deighton has added his works including land and seascapes for sale to help with running the Cottingham Food Bank. Contact the organizers for further details.

 

Nick

PS Editor’s note: a perishable fresh and or cold food table would not go amiss, but then someone would have to be responsible for disposing of or safely storing of any left-over food at the end of the day ..  your thoughts as comments please to cottingham.tv comments