Jaqui's Daily Blog

Sunday 8th July

I do wish I could sing.


I wish Gareth Malone would come along and set up a Community Choir in my neighbourhood which I could join.  Actually, I wish Gareth Malone would just come along.  If he came along and set up a choir, I might get a tattoo so I would be noticed, like that amazing singer in the Military Wives Choir.  It wouldn't be a real tattoo, you understand, not one involving needles and pain.  But I'm sure someone artistic could paint something meaningful and attractive on some area of visible skin just so that Gareth would sit up and take notice.


I do love to sing - but my voice has tended to get worse with age.  This weekend, in the company of lots of amazing youngsters who sing for pleasure (as I do) but so tunefully (as I don't) has brought my vocal deficiencies into sharp focus.


I can, however, write lyrics to songs for other people to sing.  My Summer Holiday songs, recording the minutiae of our annual seaside holidays are legendary.  Well, among the family, anyway, which is as good as legendary.  My best rhyme last year (though I say it myself, who shouldn't - as my mother would have chided me) recorded the time we went to check out the grandchildren's names, inscribed on Littlehampton's famous Longest Bench.


"Found the slats on the bench which name us

Didn't know that we were famous!"


Maybe Gareth would sign me up on the strength of my lyrics (as well as the artistic pretend tattoo).  He's taught boys to sing, and military wives, and a whole community - I reckon it's time he tackled the challenge of the golden oldies who have lost what voice they ever had - but still love to sing.  He could call it "Retiring in (Musical) Style"......

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Stephanie | Reply 09.07.2012 00.18

You could have a Llama tattoo Jacqui,mthat would get you noticed x

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21.05 | 10:09

I'm needing to find information about the usher family tree for my aunty, her great grandparent where Thomas and Phoebe Usher would I've been researching

21.05 | 10:03

Hi Karen,
I'm helping my aunt with her family tree her maiden name was usher. do you have any other information or found anything about the usher family

18.04 | 17:19

Oh that's such a good read Jaqui! It's great to see it through your eyes, and you capture it beautifully... and you will indeed look like real athletes too!

21.02 | 22:41


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