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Florence Foster Jenkins – Part 2

In General, Music, video by John6 Comments

This is my second post about Florence Foster Jenkins.  The first can be found here.   In it I wrote that there were plans to make a movie about her life in 2015 staring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  As it turned out, two movies inspired by her life were released in 2016.  The first was a fictional French film called Marguerite, …

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – The Day

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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place 60 years ago today.  I had looked forward to it for about a year after reading about the history and traditions, in The Illustrated London News special issues and weekly editions, in Mum’s copies of The Australian Women’s Weekly (and it was weekly in those days) and in newspapers and in newsreels at …

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Modernist Cuisine

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Today was my birthday.  I spent it quietly doing the mid-week wash, and answering phone calls from early in the morning to late evening. It was most enjoyable, and great to hear from and chat to so many dear friends. I also had several very welcome emails. One of the things many friends asked me was whether I had treated …

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Book shops and Music stores

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It will be two years this coming Thursday since I posted my first blog using WordPress and a theme, and a MySQL database to this blog part of my main website.  My first post was about my need to study up on using WordPress.  Borders at Chadstone didn’t have the two books I wanted, so I planned to go into …