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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

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Family Event Next Month: Driffield Steam & Vintage Rally Festival

Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally

Expect lots of family-friendly rides and facilities to make this a great day out for the kids!

 

Nick

Cottingham Day – Great Success!

Cottingham Green

See Videos! Events Were Staged With The Themes Of Fire and Rescue and we visit the Civic Hall exhibitors and enjoy a game of Bridge!

Event organizers Cottingham Parish Council with the generous participation of many contributors have pulled off a great success!

Hallgate walk-through of today’s 4th of July festivities

the festivities begin ..

Retailers claim it to be the best ever!

View along Hallgate

Cottingham Day walk-through

Vintage Cars

Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

After a slow start, a packed event brings out the crowds

The wet overnight weather cleared up and by midday the sun was out which brought out the crowds in droves!

Traders reported a successful day with some reporting selling out of stock

The event was more spread out than previous events, with the fairground attractions moved from the Green to behind the Memorial Club

read on .. as we continue our walk-through taking in the superb vintage car exhibitors and turn into King Street – and visit the Civic Hall exhibitors

 

Nick