So much to learn…

Last night was “Queen Night” on the “X” Factor and it got me thinking again about how much in life that seems just perfectly natural to me means absolutely nothing to Amanda because she “wasn’t there”.

So here is a list of some things, people, events etc that are just a normal part of life to me but will need explaining to Amanda…..

Queen
Freddy Mercury (God rest you Freddie)
ABBA
The Beatles
the lunar landings
Falklands War
World War II (the European part)
the Normandy beaches
The Battle of Britain
Remembrance Sunday
New Year (Western as opposed to Chinese)
Top Gear
Top Gun
Top of the Pops
“Ghost” (I’m looking forward to explaining some of that…)
Heaven Can Wait (…. have I got a morbid streak ?)
Blondie
J J Cale
Love Actually
Last of the Summer Wine
Porridge
The Two Ronnies
Monty Python (God help me !……)
the Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (… and again !)
Slartibartfast (well, one has to start somewhere 😉 )
wedding receptions
summer holidays
I’m ****ing Matt Damon
Trevor Senior, Jimmy Quinn, Martin Hicks, et al…
Elm Park
Reading 2 – Brighton 0
Ally McBeal
(spot the link between the last two ! )
Maggie Thatcher
(where am I going with this ? …..)
Radio Luxembourg
The Ashes
the Barmy Army
Lord’s (Mecca)
bunking off work to go to Chesterfield to see Middlesex play, only to find you get caught in a close-up on tv with a tinny in your hand ….. !
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
Humph
Samantha
Mornington Crescent (there’s an easy one, won’t take long…)
The Commonwealth
“Dr. Livingstone, I presume ?”
India
The whole of the Roman Empire, and everything it has meant to everyone in the Western world ever since…….
Henry VIII
Blackadder
Manuel from Fawlty Towers
the Eurovision Song Contest (I don’t even understand that myself !)
Wogan
Galway Bay
the old Wembley Stadium
American Football
Snow (although actually, Amanda spent 8 months studying in Minnesota, so she already knows what snow is !)
French Knickers
Amaretto
Elvis
Morecambe & Wise
Benny Hill
Croatia
Florida
The summer of Love
If you’re Going To San Francisco
99 Red Balloons
Richard Branson
VW Beetle (my Dad and I both had one at the same time)
The Masters
the 7th at Pebble Beach
Minestrone Soup
Double Cream
Wizzard
Rag, Tag and Bobtail (I used to get so scared that one of them would get lost :-S)
Postman Pat
the Old Man of Hoy
the National Trust
Badminton Horse Trials
Hickstead
Billy Connolly
Parkinson
James Bond
Sean Connery
the Isle of Skye
Norse Mythology
The Blue Danube
snooker
Torville & Dean
Bolero
package holidays
Woolworth’s
Motown
IBM AS/400

 

How many is that ?

I hope she’s a good listener…. this may take some time… 😉

Does anybody have any more suggestions ?

The Late Humphrey Lyttleton

It is with great sadness that I heard the news of the passing of Humphrey Lyttleton.

Although Jazz has never really been my kind of music, ( all the right notes, but played in the wrong order ), I came to love him as the compere of BBC Radio 4’s “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue”.

The game of Mornington Crescent which I initiated in my last post as a “Get Well Soon” message now becomes a tribute to this immensely funny character.

Any passing bloggers are welcome to join in, even if you don’t understand the rules, and I may initiate a “Tribute Tournament” if enough interest is shown.

R.I.P. Humph, and thank you for all the tears of laughter.

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