Michael Jackson dot tribute 2009-2019

Ten years later and The Michael Jackson dot tribute which back in 2009 was a worldwide effort to support artist David IIlan to produce a work of art of Michael Jackson.(BELOW- My personal Michael Jackson portrait dot certificate 2009) of which you can Google the website @www.michaeljacksontributeportrait.comTo see the final piece of dot artwork One dot = one fanUsually over the bank holiday back ten years ago im usually at the local Dartmouth regatta,
Instead I was booking last minute hotels, package deals and thriller live event tickets.(BELOW- The Tribute wall @ 02 arena)!Has we know in 2009 most fans dropped everything (including myself ,my 3 girls and my mum ) if they could be there the fans was there, this also included dropping dartmouth local events to be at London 02 arena over August bank holiday 2009,Has already blogged previously London was packed with Michael Jackson fans you can Google over youtubeLondon st James park London Trafalgar SquareAndLondon 02 arenaTo see the Loving memories and tributes of 2009We also went to Buckingham palace 2009 You can Google the queen’s guards playing variouse Michael Jackson tributes via the queen’s bandAlsothe amazing and world famous Ohio state marine band during the Superbowl – A tribute to Michael JacksonThree weeks after the bank holiday 2009 at the age if 32, I don’t know why from the age of 2 back in the 80’s my parents bothered to take me the dentist, has I would come back to Dartmouth after a lovely bank holiday 2009 in london go to a dentist appointment for a filling and wake up in a hospital in Plymouth3 years after waiting on a waiting list for the filling to be sorted I had to have all teeth removed the damage from the wait for a filling was shocking !Ten years later 2019 and still no explanation of why that happened in a dentist chair!(see 2009 BBC news story on NHS dentistry damage via a filling to a Scottish under 35 year old female)THIS IS IT!!!!

Whilst sat eating sandwiches down Buckingham Palace with my girls, I happen to feel a few drops if rain

I looked up and thought

“where’s your roof gone your majesty” 🤔😶

This is it concert march 2009 ….

It’s really a decade since Michael Jackson stood in front of a crowd to announce his 02 arena This is It tour dates, I was 31

The A.E.G THIS IS IT concert was to be a world comeback where thousands tried to log in to buy tickets as the website crashed many was able to still buy them, within an hour the tour had sold out .

You can find lots of tour information over the web I have just added one link below

this is it info

the music that inspired the movie poster

The music that inspired the world

The world came to Facebook and FB statistics tripled

Disneyland Paris a decade on memories….

I was planning another Christmas in Paris, for the end of 2018/2019 but I left my mum to go instead, although I have 80’s childhood memories of Paris before in 1992 Disneyland Paris was open to public ,

(See the Disneyland UK advert below )

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I spent this Christmas and New year recollected the decade ago memories of going to Disneyland

Back in 2009 me, my 3 daughters who was still at school back there, and my mum was on our second trip to Disneyland Paris, the first time we had gone there at Christmas. Time.

Memories of…..

The weekend stay in London before the Eurotunnel where we found the statue of Peter Pan

Disney characters in Hugh glass baubles

Disney characters in Christmas outfits,

Disney castle covered in snow all lit up

Memories of the fasination of the character cupcakes , and waffles with many Disney characters toasted on them, I couldn’t wait to get back home and start making them for myself,

Nowhere near has perfect has Disneyland

Mickey waving in Disney hotel in his Christmas outfit and waking up to Disney for breakfast

The Startours we have memories of 2005 when it first came to Disneyland

Still going strong

And my mum had an Amazing Christmas/new year in Paris

The photo below is exactly how close you can stand in the queue

And who can forget the magical memories of Walt and the art studios where we sat watching a artist magically bringing a character to life from scratch

Hope Disney has a magically awesome start to 2019

Thank you for the memories

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Another year nearly over

christmas and new year devon blog this year

Christmas Eve I had a quiet one , Santa must of had an heartattck

I had a family one this year after last year 2017/18 I was in my childhood of Yorkshire and the year before 2016 in Wales with my mum and my 3 girls (see blogs)

Blimey cannot believe that was nearly 16 Christmas going from my mum’s front door to my dads with my kids , 16 exciting Christmas’s living in Dartmouth and I’m just a few months into 41

My 3 girls must of thought I was in bed with santa has they grew up and then he had disappeared by time. They woke up to open their presents

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Good thing santa many many years ago brought us when we was young in our 20’s to be exact adults dating sites online one Christmas!

What an awesome Christmas present back there before 2010……..

….. I’m Very grateful since my kids been aged 3 or 4 for that

Incase general public reading this was wondering it’s because my kids wasn’t born under contact dad law, I’m not married to him they was born before that law changed in April 2004, and I’m not married to him, thankfully

not even love since 1998-2001(police statements against him the same has 2002/3) and so obviously not with him or care about him , I haven’t seen Mr G Walton since over 16 /17 years ago, not married to the brmmingham son not his family and im not in touch with him online either since I been 22 a new mum , and got a mobile phone (thankfully nearly 20 years since I finished him , not a days regret at all)!

I’m now 41 thank Devon I left him back there a police log against him sorted that , it’s illegal to not be married to a women yet on birth of a child make it look like she is one Christmas over so now you know geez reality at Christmas lol

We can stop ranting now lol!

Think Santa might of given him the message now since I left Torbay in 2002/ 2003, has the local police knew back there, (domestic violence him not me has the police witness statements back there say,) thank goodness for a pint down the oldenburgh let’s hope so for the children’s sake they drinking pints now Santa 😂

! All I can say is future generations do like I did walk away even in Christmas day!

Geez those Christmas debates/decisions

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and I had the internet thankfully since 2001/2002 thankfully met some nice guys from online geez’don’t you just love Christmas 😂!

My mum nearly dropped her Christmas lunch when I said what did you think I forgot be 20 years ago walked out yours and dad’s front door after a cup of coffee and there was someone’s scraggy faced 17 year old son sat in a playpark and you thought I fallen for him when there’s all those other guys in Torbay I could if been with way better than him!

Same has aged 16 and he was 19 ohh the memories over Christmas dinner the dome in my hometown 😂 someone must of put love drops in our coka cola and suddenly I was with him for 4 years inseparable 3 times a week

geez my name come off the mortgaged property from 20/21 years ago yet, it is 2018 nearly 2019 in 10 mins time and I’m not married to him either

oh Santa baby can you send a reminder

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Santa must be bent over laughing

What you do put love drops in the coffee

(Love drops = someone must of thought

1) fallen in love of 22 years over a can of coke

Or

2) fallen in love with someone over 18 years if a baby is born , yet neither in reality is true, has in bed in reality with neither )!

Oh geez santa

it went like a nucler bomb going off !!!!

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Thankfully met other guys from internet before 2010/2012 since one or two over Christmas in the past!

Someone local back there must of asked the awesome question of

Can someone tell me how she pulled a guy over her Kellogg’s cornflakes 😙

Good thing I’m not dieing of anything or I be having an 💓attack like santa

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Well know even Santa knows 😂

(must be that didn’t get pregnant since 2003, have locals and Santa and my 3 girls the wrong impression that suddenly turned into nun since moving here the locals ) 😂

More on that in a summer 2019 blog yes shall we go on …..and on ) ! Lol

Thankfully on that!

Anyways back to Christmas

He’s a clever clever Santa, he might get not be late with Santa delivery next year

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Quiet one this new year , soon be the end of 2018 (good thing I’m not during if anything ) was nice Christmas, nice to have an adult conversation without interruptions

Still getting over my brother’s Christmas day lunch he nicely cooked for us all,

think dad was tired and fell asleep at least twice

My lights went outdoors this year

My mum nearly fell off her chair pulling crackers ,

She won the lot including the one with a tag in it for her suitcase

She’s getting to good at that 😂

Hope my other brother’s had an awesome Christmas with all their kids and im auntie this christmas to some more little peoples

Hope santa brought lots and lots of presents under the 🌲

I had one or two of these

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Santa left some at my home

I’m off to sort out stuff for new year Eve

Been a busy 2018 haven’t done much blogs over the year, but in reality have been out more than in, having a pint down pub, sadly the volenteering I was doing for rent years I am no longer doing, along with some other stuff ontop of the volunteering been an awesome 2018.

Dropped local Christmas cards off

And now sat getting over Christmas lunch and boxing day

Can’t wait for 2019

Vodka jello

🀊custurd

And squirty cream

Bailey’s and a gingerbread guy

Thats my new years eve sorted!

Just got back home from watching the Dartmouth steam train christmas lights they are amazing (see video)

The stream train was absolutely awesome to see in the new year 2018

Happy New Year and an awesome 2019 ahead that’s about all their is to do in the countryside on new years eve here.

New year’s resolutions ……🤔 Second Christmas and New year since I finished up my mother-hood, geez the cash I spent over the years on 3 daughters suddenly sunk in by half way through Bacardi and coke !

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20 Christmas’s some of the people of Dartmouth had local

Geez I probably blog how they went in the summer, be 42 I will by then

Yeah happy new year have a great start to 2019

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Dartmouth Regatta 2018

Dartmouth where iv’e lived for over 14 years now before here lived in torbay it’s in the country. (It’s like a lyric from oasis ‘in the country’s 1992 album.) Around here sometimes

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Has we know locally the yearly Dartmouth regatta 2018 kicked off with the usual rowing events, as usual i made my way down for the 14th year.

Not much to blog this year!

I sat enjoying the music and dancing by the bandstand, watched a few rowing events and enjoyed the food (oven baked jacket spuds really yummy along with the fresh doughnuts)

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The fairground was quiter then usual i noticed,

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The skydancer was amazing on saturday evening, his acrobatics lit up over the river dart was lovely to watch has was the fireworks display.

I finished off in The Dolphin pub for a pint or two, and danced my evening away till closing.

was a nice but quiet Dartmouth Regatta 2018 this year, but still enjoyed.

Been a long summer 2018 ….

Summer 2018 looks like it’s coming to an end with the lovely summer weather we been having , it certainly been a nice summer this year!

The Summer started in Dartmouth with the yearly music festival which had music for all tastes and walks of life, I bumped into my older daughter with a few of her friends, we had the usual music festival fun, we been having since the girls been babies, had coffee in the new costa coffee shop that opened this year in dartmouth.

Tbh it was nice to be out after 2100 I said to her now I’m 40/41 !

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G.c.s.e results that time of year again, good luck to all ,

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(me summer 2018)

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I’ve also been sitting sorting out my garden which turned into those nice summer evenings of lighting the firepit and cooking food with a few cans ,

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I got to admit it is nice to light the firepit and not have to worry that if I leave it to go the loo that one my kids be playing with it,

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Also nice to have food outside so that the house wasn’t like a sauna to sleep in !

And the squirrel came in to venture

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He’s one of those squirrels that likes to drop nuts in my coffee whilst I’m sat reading a book or chatting online !

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Kingswear and Totnes music festival 2018 was lovely to listen to whilst having a pint , and waiting for relatives who I been visiting throughout the summer,

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Spent a few hours with my oldest daughter sat over kingswear watching the steam train , eating ice cream just like she loved since she been aged 4, laughing and giggling about funny childhood memories she has my other two got of Dartmouth.

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(I mean who can forget that summer when little miss , my youngest kicked off her shoe straight into the river dart, and the guy working at the station restaurant fished it out of there for her)

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The station restaurant is since summer 2018 called a new name,

The kinswear bear shop which is the main photo on this blog , is leaving sadly they are selling and going and up went the SOLD sign at the end of summer 2017 and whilst waiting for the kinswear ferry just after Christmas 2018 noticed they are gone,

Been lovely buying bears over the years for family and my kids have grown up enjoying Kinswear bear shop

It was nice to sit remembering the times back to 1997 , laughing and giggling on torbay harbour 20 years later a few cans at silly o’clock in the morning, was nice to catch up

Getting the train to Torquay

And

Remembering the time …… Back to when I was 20

Ohh the Winston’s pub has since 2018 changed its name 20 years since I had my first pint in there in 1998

Also been visiting some historic places of interest , of which I’ll blog at some point later

For now have an awesome bank holiday !

Soon be the regatta

a nice cup-a-latte from The People’s cafe….

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How could we forget it wouldn’t be summer without this

Come on rodders!…….

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Gunnislake

I decided to spend a weekend at gunnislake, a short train journey from plymouth (i started at paignton, got off at newton abbot for plymouth, then plymouth to gunnislake, took about 2 hours maybe 2 and half hours ) A lovely train journeyThe stay in Drakewalls B&B i can recommend to anyone, a friendly , cosy B&B , a short walk of 5 mins maybe 10 mins from gunnislake train statioyn, has very cosy rooms and a cottage kinda feel to it, the mini market is 5 mins away. The breakfast is very nice not to much and not to little. Enough to keep your tummy going till teaDave’s chip stop a lovely little fish and chip shop i can recomnend the battered sausage , chips are lovely not greasy abd not to dry,My first day at Gunnislake i went for a walk to the donkey park at Tamar valley , about 20 minutes and a lovely walk that connects one village to the next i thought was quite funny, how 10 mins later i came out the same place has i started but yet had walked through a village or two,I couldnt stop giggling at this statue , its got to be the funniest iv’e ever seen of history, the mining pitman statue go’s back to 19th century and the Tamar valley mining industry, in 1930 arsenic was still being produced at Greenhill, in Gunnislake, an amazing little village,Tamar valley donkey park- not a bad admission price, £10 just short of for an adult , i think a family of 4 it was £20-25 seemed abit silly me, myself and i paying £10 just to stroke a donkey hehehe, so i took a video of the Tamar donkeys in the field instead.https://worldofsorts.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/vid_20180414_103035.3gpI walked then towards Liskeard and came across a village calledSt Annes Chapel about half an hour to 45 mins a lovely valley with amazing viewsThe warm spring day had me stopping off that evening at a lovely pub called The vollenteers arms, a very nice pint and a !ovely eveningIMG_20180413_202059.jpgA short walk of about 20 mins depending on how fast you walk in the lovely summer evening breeze back to Drakewalls and a lovely coffee before settling down for the nightThe next day i walked the other way into Gunnislake village, a beautiful Tamar river runs through where i walked down the riverside ,stopped to read my book for an hour or two and enjoyed the sun, and beautiful scenery before stopping off on the way back in the friendly Gunnislake pub for a nice cool pint.Couldnt of picked a better weekend in spring to go