I LOVE an old 50s/60s American romcom. Doris and Rock are so brilliant together – he’s suave and sophisticated, she’s scatty, wholesome and usually in a pickle. Rock, of course, had a very private life that only those close to him knew about. Doris did. She never spoke about it and they always remained the closest of friends with amazing onscreen chemistry. Oh for life without social media! There are also some lovely remakes such as, ‘shop around the corner’ (not to be confused with ‘shop around the clock’ at St. Michaels), which eventually became, ‘you’ve got mail.’ I do though HATE the film ‘pretty woman,’ – it’s trashy and fake and Julia Roberts horsing around as a sugarcoated prostitute just doesn’t work for me one single bit.
One or two people have asked how we have managed to save so much money to go to Abbey Road. Well, basically, it’s because Head Office (including myself) take very, very little for running the choirs. It’s a total labour of love. We are a not-for-profit group (different from a non-profit group) which means after deductions are made, all remaining money is either used for the good of the group as a whole, or given to charity. Over the last twelve years, we have given well over 150k to charities and I think that Abbey Road is something you all deserve – I know it’s certainly something I am very much looking forwards to. So, ENORMOUS thanks to all the Head Office girls. Sarah W. (who puts her pennies from the cafe and Rockit Shop BACK into funding things for us) and Helen, Rosina and Caroline, all working their socks off to make this journey possible. Couldn’t do it without them XXX
My Amigo’s are definitely my achilles heel. I loved the song too when it was released as the debut single for a band called Toploader (remember, ‘dancing in the moonlight’?) around the year 2000 (maybe!).