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TOTP 07 NOV 1985

It’s late 1985 here in TOTP Rewind world and a new group is taking the UK and indeed the rest of the globe by storm. The name of this new phenomenon? 2,209 more words


TOTP 17 OCT 1985

We’ve skipped a week here at the 80s music time machine that is TOTP Rewind and find ourselves rushing headlong into the middle of October 1985. 2,531 more words


John Parr WW1 Cyclist

A Sunday trip to visit a friend in Finchley, London saw me walk from Woodside Park Tube Station and along Lodge Lane.

Although I nearly missed it, I spotted a plaque placed on the pavement in front of a modest house flagging up that the first British soldier to die in World War One spent most of his short life living there. 297 more words

History/Life - Geschichte & Leben

I'm Not Too Keen on Mondays

Here we go again, Monday morning.

A few years ago, I was working for a firm of solicitors based in St Albans. The daily commute was a bit of a grind, although getting a seat on the train was never much of a problem, since I was travelling out if London just as everyone else was travelling in, and vice versa on the way home. 198 more words

I'm Not Too Keen On Mondays

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

“Do you believe in pre-marital sax?” – Billy Hicks

I would like to share with you my enduring affection for a seminal coming-of-age film, that while bold enough to emblazon teenagers as decadent archetypes, continues to leave me with a sense of affection for the protagonists, perhaps because they have come to represent elements of my own psyche, therefore its almost impossible to turn away from their plights and tribulations of maturity. 375 more words


Sunday's Theme Music

Today’s song is from the movie, “St. Elmo’s Fire.” The song is, “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)”.

I’ve never seen the entire film. It didn’t grab me. 82 more words

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