Thursday, 25 January 2018

There is nothing for you to do; but keep me making love to you

Sharing a birthday as she would have with an eclectic bunch including Jools Holland [who is 60 years old!], the notorious Roman Empress Messalina, Raymond Baxter, Somerset Maugham, Alicia Keys, Virginia Woolf, Stig Anderson, Peter Tatchell, John Cooper Clarke, Diana Hyland, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dean Jones and Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, the fantabulosa Etta James would have celebrated her 80th today...

A perfect excuse to inject some class into these proceedings, methinks.

- and, of course, my favourite:

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins, 25th January 1938 – 20th January 2012)

Ms James also shares her birthday with another cultural icon - Scotland's "other Patron Saint", Mr Robbie Burns. Never let it be said I don't give you anything, dear reader - here! Have some haggis...

Happy Burns Night!


  1. I'm not normally one for haggis, but as you've already had such a particularly fine specimen laid out, I feel it would be rude not to partake!

    Good luck with the move - I hope it all goes smoothly. And have a lovely holiday!

    1. Now would not be the time to turn vegetarian...

      I really cannot wait for this all to be over and done with, and to just sit looking at the sea with a Tinto Verano in my hand, doing absolutely flap all for seven days. Jx


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