Very Inspiring Blogger Award
I’d like to thank Suzie Tullett http://suzietullett.blogspot.com for nominating me for this lovely award. It is such a fab thing to have happen.
Suzie is author of ‘Going Underground’ and her latest book, ‘Little White Lies and Butterflies’ is out now. Do visit her blog and check her out.
I have been nominated for several other Awards from fellow bloggers but (until now) I’ve not managed to post the Award or links. What am I like!! I’ll have a go at posting the others now that I think I have the hang of this.
Anyway, I have to tell you 7 things about myself and then nominate other bloggers/authors I want to receive the Award. All they need to do then is link back to me, choose their nominees and answer 7 things about themselves and post links to their nominees…..simples!
So 7 things about me which may surprise you, though I am sure you would have survived perfectly well without knowing:
Once when on tour in the USA with a band, we were invited on to a US Air Force Base and into the Traffic Control Tower. I got to ‘talk down’ several pilots; this meant instructing them to land on to the runway where they touch their wheels to the ground briefly before taking off again….without stopping. They were doing dummy bombing and landing/take-off runs. I seem to recall they were flying B52’s. Such a thrill. No-one crashed.
I have done the voice-over for an American Trans-Atlantic Airline long-haul Entertainment programmes, where the in-flight Music needed descriptions and listings.
Some years ago I was interviewed by the BBC World Service for a programme about Women in Rock (female managers) – in those days there were few of us and I can only think of Wendy Dio and Sharon Osborne who were well known then.
I’ve studied Image and Style and gave lectures all over England/Wales, including to a very posh Girls’ School in Kent, and to several titled ladies – they were great fun and I had such satisfaction seeing them putting my advice into practice and being told I ‘changed their lives’.
Can’t recall the year (possibly early 1980’s) but I was one of a few, specially invited people, to make the inaugural Trans-Atlantic phone call (via fibre optics) from Reading Berkshire to Reading Pennsylvania USA.
I’ve been interviewed live on air on USA Video TV channels across the USA as part of a Promotional Tour with my artists. At one stage in an interview – much to my horror, I had to give ‘relationship’ advice to couples who called in live to the station. I had no idea I was going to have to do this. Apparently I handled it all very well. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. Nightmare.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of very famous recording artists, songwriters, record producers and actors, and I have found them (mostly), to be a lot nicer than their PR has led me to believe, and a great deal nicer than most of those who were not as famous or successful, and who thought they had to sell their mother’s to get somewhere. I have found myself making records and touring with people whose posters I’ve had on my bedroom walls as a teenager, or my son has had on his! A big thrill for me – still.
Well, you may or may not find any of this of interest. It is hard to list things about oneself which might possibly float someone else’s boat. These are some of the things which have left pretty big impressions on me.
My nominations are:
My very good friend Christina Jones.
Prolific writer and award-winning author of many, many books including:
‘Never Can Say Goodbye,’ ‘Love Potions,’ ‘Hubble Bubble,’ ‘Walking on air,’ ‘Heaven Sent,’ ‘Stealing the Show,’ ‘Tickled Pink’…….
Her latest book, ‘An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding’, is published in Hard back Feb. 7th and in Paper back May 2nd 2013.