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Don’t sing at Eurovision, Engelbert

“Engelbert Humperdinck’s mum buys her nylons at our shop,” my mum used to boast to her customers at Syston’s little Stocking Box on the High Street.  Times were much simpler in 1960’s Leicestershire when little things like that meant a lot. Well, at least they did in Syston. She would glow as proudly as she might had Engelbert’s mum been buying them for him. Or was it his mother-in-law? Read more

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3 comments on “Don’t sing at Eurovision, Engelbert

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    April 27, 2012

    OMG, this is so sobering. It’s funny he had the hit RELEASE ME. Hmm. You write seriously well, Bryan.

    It was a great opening about your mum proud & the nylons, saying things were simpler, & then getting down to the complicated stuff – 11 deaths and lives disappeared. Don’t you absolutely hate that: people do NOT disappear. They’re somewhere, dead or alive.

    This is just excellent.


    • Bryan Hemming
      April 27, 2012

      Been reading the papers too much again recently. Can be awfully depressing. But you have to do a lot crawling round the web for the real stories, Too many journalists are in bed with the people they write about.


      • WordsFallFromMyEyes
        April 28, 2012

        Oh, love your What the press say links – I didn’t see that before. Now I WILL BE reading “too much”! It’s Saturday morning… so why not.
        I can hardly believe though that journalists would be in bed with the people they’re writing on. Surely, surely that is not the heart of a journalist. I do know newspapers refuse some articles though, & you have to make money as a journalist so… yeah, ok, I get it.

        This was good to know though Bryan. News can be way depressing, too much of it though, yes. I deliberately don’t take in as much as I used to, when I was chronically, talkin’ chronically, depressed.

        Cheers 🙂


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