2018 REVIEW
68 famous people died, 4 people died, 25 meals out, 6 days out, 27 movies watched,
24 events, 7 purchases, 3 dramas

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE
JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER

 

JANUARY 11 famous people died, 3 meals out, 5 movies watched, 3 events, 2 purchases
3 indian Meal: Akash Tandoori
Meal out with Jezz and Harrison for Harrison's birthday. We had a blow-out Indian meal that was enormous... and it was three courses too.
6 jurassicworld Movie: Jurassic World ✭✭✭✭✭ ✭
Superb movie - gripped from beginning to end. Watched at home with Jezz, through purchased movies on iTunes. Starred Chris Pratt.
7 taxiairport Airport run
Took Gary to Heathrow Airport for his yearly trip to India.
8 tv TV swapping evening
This evening, Jezz re-arranged the TV's in the home.
  donnellyrhodes Donnelly Rhodes died, aged 80
I didn't recognise the name of this actor but he's appeared in so many American programmes including Bonanza, Mission Impossible, Soap, Cheers, The Golden Girls, Murder She Wrote, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville and many more.
  deniselasalle Denise LaSalle died, aged 78
Best remembered in the UK for her massive disco hit 'My Toot Toot' in 1985 but was just one of over 50 hit singles in the US. She also made 35 albums in her career that spanned 43 years from 1967 to her last recording in 2010.
12 worry Movie: Worry! Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye - Jimmy Reardon ✭✭✭✭✭
Excellent River Phoenix as fab as ever! Good film.
  bellaemberg Bella Emberg died, aged 80
Comedy actress Bella Emberg was best remembered as one of the cast in Russ Abbott's Madhouse but also starred in Doctor Who, Z Cars, Softly Softly, Grange Hill, The Basil Brush Show and more.
15 DoloresO'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan died, aged 46
The lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries. I bought one album from them: "No Need To Argue" and their CD single: "Linger." My favourite track of theirs and on the album is: "Ode To My Family."
  peterwyngarde Peter Wyngarde died, aged 90
Peter Wyngarde was a British actor and although not very well known on screen, was an established actor on stage and theatre. His TV appearances include shows: Dr Who, The Saint and The Avengers.
  missionimpossibleroguenation Movie: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ✭✭✭✭
Action packed movie starring Tom Cruise. Good film.
17 breakfast Meal: Royale Cafe, Stonecot Hill
Went for a fry-up all day breakfast with sister Nikki.
19 dorothymalone Dorothy Malone died, aged 93
American actress Dorothy Malone dies. A career spanning 50 years and known for her role as Constance MacKenzie in Peyton Place but has appeared in so many film and TV appearances.
  rug Bought: A new rug for the bedroom
Bought a shaggy rug, colour ivory from John Lewis. It was £99 but had £65 vouchers for Christmas (Nik £40 and Mum £25) and got 25% partnership discount.
20 jimrodford Jim Rodford died, aged 76
Jim Rodford, an established British bassist has died. He was associated with The Kinks, Argent, The Zombies and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
  paulbucose Paul Bocuse died, aged 91
Famous French Chef Paul Bocuse has died. Most noted for his high quality restaurants, he was also known for introducing nouvelle cuisine.
  bobsmith Bob Smith died, aged 59
Bob Smith, known best in America as the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show. He went on to have success on a show called Funny Gay Males in 1988.
21 conniesawyer Connie Sawyer died, aged 105
American actress Connie Sawyer has died. She appeared in no less than 30 movies between 1959 and 2014 and was the oldest working actress. Films included When Harry Met Sally, Dumber & Dumber, True Grit and Something' Gotta Give and more. She also played characters in TV shows including Hawaii Five-O, Kojak, The Streets of San Franscisco, Starsky & Hutch, Rockford Files, Dynasty, Murder She Wrote, Will & Grace, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother and more.
22 hurricanebianca Movie: Hurricane Bianca ✭✭✭✭✭
Excellent movie. Watched at home with Jezz.
23 millerandcarter Meal: Miller & Carter, Mitcham
Jezz and I stopped off for what we thought was still a Harvester but it's been a Miller & Carter for 11 months. The food was nice but the service really let it down.

25

thebookoflife Movie: The Book Of Life ✭✭✭✭
Great animated movie. Watched at home with Jezz.
26 boots Bought: Firetrap boots
Bought from Sports Direct for £42. Also bought memory foam insoles for £7.99.
27 kelschris Kelly and Chris came round
Sitting home alone, Kels messaged and asked to pop in. It was so lovely to see them both.
30 marksalling Mark Salling died, aged 35
American actor Mark Salling died of suicide in his home in Los Angeles. He became famous from the series Glee.
FEBRUARY 3 movies watched, 9 famous people died, 3 meals out, 1 purchase, 2 events
1 dennisedwards Dennis Edwards died, aged 74
According to Wikipedia, Dennis Edwards was the lead singer for The Temptations from 1968 but I remember him for his massive brilliant single: "Don't Look Any Further" from 1984. And he sadly died two days before his 75th birthday, as he was born on 3 February 1943. He was also married to Ruth Pointer from The Pointer Sisters for a short period in 1977.
2 theboss Movie: The Boss ✭✭✭✭✭
Very funny film starring Melissa McCarthy. Watched at home with Jezz on iTunes Movies.
3 leonnduguchancler Leon "Ndugu" Chancler died, aged 65
Leon was a well-known drummer and has worked for an impressive list of musicians including George Benson, George Duke, The Crusaders, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Patrice Rushen, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer, The Temptations, Tina Turner and many more. He is now best remembered as the drummer on Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean.'
4 whorehouse Movie: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas ✭✭✭✭✭
Superb movie seen before and could watch many times again. Watched at home with Jezz on iTunes Movies. The movie starred Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning.
  johnmahoney John Mahoney died, aged 77
John Mahoney will always be best remembered for his role as Martin Crane, Frasier's Father in Frasier but he also starred in 33 films between 1982 to 2010 and appearances in 29 different TV shows as well as the voice for a character in one episode of The Simpsons. 
5 global Meal: JRC Global, Croydon
Jezz and I met up with Zoe, Neil, Alfie, Freddie, Lennie, Nikki and Ella for Freddie's 9th birthday.
6 zbeds Bought: 2 x Z-beds, 2 x duvets and 2 x protective vacuum storage bags
Bought two folding beds from Argos. £54.99 x 2. Also bought vacuum storage bags and 2 duvets.
9 regecathey Reg E. Cathey died, aged 59
An American actor best known for his role as Norman Wilson in The Wire but appeared in no less than 42 movies and 41 TV shows.
  johngavin John Gavin died, aged 86
American film actor is known for his roles in Psycho and Spartacus but he also appeared in 20 other movies and 24 TV show appearances.
11 vicdamone Vic Damone died, aged 89
Vic Damone was an American singer and his most known hit was "On The Street Where You Live" which made no. 1 in the UK and no. 4 in the US. However, his hit single "You're Breaking My Heart" was no. 1 in the us and didn't chart at all in the UK. He had a total of 51 singles in the chart from 1947 through to 1969.
15 fracture

Movie: Fracture ✭✭✭✭✭
Absolutely thrilling and compelling film starring the amazing Anthony Hopkins and the stunning Ryan Gosling. Watched alone at home on Amazon Prime.

  eyescreentest Went for Diabetic eye screen test
Went for my annual eye test, diabetes related. It seemed everything was clear for another year.
19 boiler New boiler and radiator fitted
Had new boiler installed in the kitchen and a new and larger radiator fitted in the lounge.
20 starfood Meal: The Star, Leatherhead
Jezz paid for lunch. We went to the Star pub and restaurant, Leatherhead. We had a duck and hoisin bread starter to share. I had a cheese-topped bubble n squeak with a fried egg, ham, beans and HP sauce and Jezz had baked filled mushroom Wellington.
21 emmachambers Emma Chambers died, aged 53
Famed for starring as Alice Tinker in the BBCTV comedy The Vicar Of Dibley, has died.
23 starfood Meal: The Star, Leatherhead
Went to this pub for the second time in a week. This time with Nikki. I had ham, egg and chips while Nik had the cheese topped bubble n squeak. We shared a duck and hoisin flatbread.
  eddyamoo Eddy Amoo died, aged 74
Eddy, born in Liverpool, was a vocalist/guitarist with the 70's sould band The Real Thing. He was also the brother of the founder of the group, Chris Amoo. Chart success includes You To Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You, You'll Never Know What You're Missing, Can You Feel The Force and She's A Groovy Freak.
  attacktheblock Movie: Attack The Block ✭✭✭✭
Strange but quirky film. I seem to love all of the Studio Canal films. It's an aliens versus south London street gang action adventure film. Watched alone at home through Amazon.
27 petermiles Peter Miles died, aged 89
Peter Miles was a British actor and probably best known for his characters in Dr. Who and Z-Cars from the 1970's. He also appeared in Blake's 7, The Survivors, The Sweeney, Dixon of Dock Green, Poldark, Bergerac and more.
MARCH 5 famous people died, 3 people died, 1 event, 1 movie watched, 2 purchases
11 jamesburden James Burden died, aged 48
Nick's ex-partner and friend, James lost his battle with cancer.
  kendodd Sir Ken Dodd died, aged 90
Comic British legend Ken Dodd died.
14 jimbowen Jim Bowen died, aged 80
One of the original in the line up of the British comedy series, The Comedians and presenter of itv's game show Bullseye, Jim Bowen died.
  stephenhawking Professor Stephen Hawking died, aged 76
Despite being diagnosed with ALS, a rare form of motoneurone disease, Professor Hawking went on to become one of the world's most famous and most respected scientists.
15 chris Chris died, aged 60
Our friend and partner of Kate's, Chris died unexpectedly.
17 callmebyyourname Movie: Call Me By Your Name ✭✭
Watched at home with Jezz. Very long-drawn out and mostly boring film.
20 katieboyle Katie Boyle died, aged 91
Katie Boyle was an actress and TV personality. She hosted Miss World and for me, was best known as TV Times magazine's agony aunt.
21 mairgregory Mair Gregory died, aged 74
Debs Mum, Kelly's Nan, Ethan & Jake's great Nan, died today. She had been very ill and suffering from a long time with cancer.
  macmini Collected Mac mini from Apple
Took computer into Apple for repair. The logic board was replaced at a cost of £330.27.
  ssd Bought 1TB SSD for re-conditioned Mac mini
Harrison bought a new SSD for my computer from Maplins, on his way home from work. He then came round in the evening and installed it. It was £296.98. An expensive day but has got me up and running again.
30 billmaynard Bill Maynard died, aged 89
British actor Bill Maynard died. He was probably best remembered for his character in the TV series 'Heartbeat.' I remember him from his comedy programme from the 70's 'Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt.' But he also appeared in comedies such as In Sickness And In Health, Carry On films and was a policeman in Worzel Gummidge in 1980.
31 amanda Amanda came up for the afternoon
Half sister, Amanda has been toying with visiting for months now and with her healthy CBA attitude to anything and everything, we weren't sure if she was ever going to make it! LOL. She knows I'm joking and for anyone else still wondering what CBA stands for, it's 'Can't Be Arsed!' We had lunch together and a good catch up and she's completely in love with Jezz.
APRIL 9 famous people died, 2 movies watched, 2 meals out, 1 day out, 4 events, 1 purchase
1 nikki Nikki came over for the afternoon
Sister Nikki came round for Sunday lunch. We made roast lamb. After, we all watched the movie Girls Trip. Nik hadn't seen it before. We had plenty of chocolate for Easter too.
2 winniemandela Winnie Mandela died, aged 81
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. She was also known as a South African anti-apartheid campaigner.
4 raywilkins Ray Wilkins died, aged 61
Ray Wilkins was an international and football legend and icon. He started his career with Chelsea Football Club and was Captain by the age of 18. He also played for Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers. After his retirement, he continued as a TV pundit, as well as coach and manager for Fulham and Chelsea.
5 ericbristow Eric Bristow died, aged 60
Eric Bristow was one of Britain most famous darts player. He has achieved the title of World Champion for the years 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1986.
12 chris Chris's funeral service
Kate's ex, Chris died last month and today, we all met at Croydon Crematorium to say goodbye for the last time. Dawn Williams was the celebrant.
17 amanda Went to Amanda's
Jezz drove me over to Amanda's for a few hours. We all went to The Chocolate Frog and had lunch too. It was a really pleasant day out.
  barbarabush Barbara Bush died, aged 92
Barbara was the wife of George H. W. Bush who served as the 421st American President between 1989 and 1993. She was also, therefore, the Mother of the 43rd President, George W. Bush.
18 dalewinton Dale Winton died, aged 62
Dale Winton was a much-loved camp TV host and presenter. He was best known for his presenting the game show: Supermarket Sweep and Hole In The Wall.
19 headphones Bought: Sony WH1000XM2 Headphones
Bought from John Lewis with my birthday vouchers and cash from everyone who have been so generous this year.
21 grasshopper Meal: The Grasshopper, Westerham
Jezz and I went out for the day with the idea of going to a garden centre. But we first went to the Grasshopper pub on the Westerham Road, A25 in Surrey. The food was one of the best dining out experiences. I chose the chicken, BLT sandwich with chips and Jezz had the ham and cheese with onion chutney in a ciabatta with chips. It was also a really great day out. We walked around Westerham village and had an ice cream, went to a garden centre and Waitrose shopping the way home.
  nabitajima Nabi Tajima died, aged 117
Nabi was the oldest known human in the world, aged 117. She was born in the year 1900.
  vernetroyer Verne Troyer died, aged 49
Verne Troyer was an American actor who was probably best known for his character in the Austin Powers movies, Mini-Me.
23 hampstead Movie: Hampstead ✭✭✭✭
Brendan Gleeson and Diane Keaton star in this excellent movie. Watched at home alone on Amazon Prime Video.
24 ethan Mair's funeral
I drove to the crematorium and met with Kelly, Chris, Ethan and Jake. Everyone else from the family were there and John turned up too. The service was excellent and Debbie and Kelly did great eulogies. We went on to the Morden Brook (formerly The Beverley). Ethan did a reading of his own words, captured on video forever <link is the image on the left>.
28 alfieevans Alfie Evans died, aged 23 months
The plight of baby Alfie Evans from Bootle, Merseyside made international news when parents were refused permission to take their terminally ill baby to Rome's Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Italy for possible life-saving treatment. Alfie suffered from a rare and undiagnosed degenerative neurological disease. He was born on 9th May 2016. His parents are called Tom and Kate. In December 2016 he fell into a coma and never regained consciousness.
  chriskelly

Kelly and Chris got engaged.
Chris proposed at the end of their mountain climb in Snowdonia.

30 roselaurens Rose Laurens died, aged 65
French singer-songwriter Rose Laurens who sang one of my favourite dance tracks of the gay scene in the 1980's. It was played a lot by the DJ at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
  rango

Movie: Rango ✭✭✭✭
Great movie. Watched at home with Jezz through iMovies.

MAY 2 famous people died, 1 movie watched, 2 meals out, 1 day out, 3 events, 1 drama
1 toothout Drama: Tooth extraction
I had a molar tooth extraction, performed by Kiran at Brocklebank Health Centre, Wandsworth. Very painful afterwards.
12 dennisnilsen Dennis Nilsen died, aged 72
Nilsen was a serial killer from the 1970's. He's alleged to have killed no less than 15 young men from North London.
  tessajowell Dame Tessa Jowell died, aged 70
Tessa Jowell was a British politician for the Labour party and was the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2015.
13 thesheepshed Meal: The Sheep Shed, Botley Hill Farmhouse, Warlingham
Jezz and I drove to this place on our way out to Westerham Village. We'd both seen the pub Botley Hill Farmhouse before but not noticed there was a cute tearoom on the grounds as well. Jezz had the cream scone with jam and a latte and I had a breakfast tea with bacon, advocado and red onion bap which was excellent.
  thelittlebrownjug Meal: The Little Brown Jug, Tonbridge
After a walk around Westerham Village, Jezz and I headed out further towards Sevenoaks and found a beautiful pub that was very busy but we had a quiet corner near the bar. We both had a drink and the mixed meat Sunday lunch which was so superb.
15 blt Mother, Sara and Nikki came round
Sara and Mother turned up around 12.15pm and Nik came round after work, about 1.30pm. We had homemade BLT baps, cake and ice cream.
19 harrymeghan Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Son of Prince Charles and the late Lady Diana, Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle. She appeared in the American drama series: Suits. The wedding took place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. News reports claimed that the wedding cost in excess of £32 million.
  paulcaiger Caiger's 50th birthday party
Jezz and I make a brief appearance at Caiger's 50th birthday party. It was held at the North Cheam Sports and Social Club in North Cheam.
27 iceagecollisioncourse Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course ✭✭✭✭
Excellent movie. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies.
JUNE 3 famous people died, 3 events, 1 day out, 3 meals out
2 familytattoos Family Tattoo Day
Mother, Nikki, Sara and Amanda all have a tattoo done in Farnborough. More here.
6 peterstringfellow Peter Stringfellow died, aged 77
Peter was was an English businessman and nightclub owner.
9 eunicegayson Eunice Gayson died, aged 90
Eunice Gayson was the first ever Bond girl playing Sylvia Trench in the first Bond movie Dr. No and From Russia With Love.
13 2juliesinbrighton Day Out: Brighton 2018 - 2
Jezz and I made the most of his day off and set off for Brighton again. We had plenty to eat and drink, including a quick half as soon as we had arrived. Then lunch at Tortilla... we both had Burritos and then ice cream followed by a final half a lager after a cup of tea. Bought myself a new pair of Skechers and a new iPhone case too.
15 lesliegrantham Leslie Grantham died, aged 71
Leslie Grantham was an English actor and convicted murderer best known for his role as "Dirty" Den Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
17 roastbeef Meal: Broadway Cafe, Tolworth
Stopped off in Tolworth on my way back from refreshing Dad's flowers at Kingston. I had a cup of tea and Sunday roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and three vegetables with gravy and horseradish sauce.
23 portraitofdad Tattoo 9: Portrait of Dad
Ben Hamill, accomplished tattooist, working in Farnborough, Surrey did this tattoo of my Dad. It's on the outside of the left lower leg, took 5 and a half hours and it's not quite finished yet.
27 askitalian Meal and day out: Reigate Village
Jezz and I drove to Reigate Village and shopped around for a while in the charity shops. I bought 3 pairs of shorts and 2 t-shirts. Jezz bought a lambswool cardigan.
We then went to an Ask Italian restaurant and saved 40% of the food part of the bill using Jezz's John Lewis Partnership discount card.
29 brotherpillbox Gift received
Amanda kindly sent me a lovely silver pill/trinket box. It arrived in the post today. On the lid says "I love you brother" with two hearts. Inside there was a small bag of jelly beans style love heart shapes.
JULY 1 movie watched, 1 meal out, 3 event, 1 day out, 2 famous people died
2 alanlongmuir Alan Longmuir died, aged 70
Alan Longmuir was a Scottish musician and the bass guitarist for the 1970s pop group, the Bay City Rollers. His younger brother Derek Longmuir was a founding member and drummer for the group.
8 tabhunter Tab Hunter died, aged 86
Tab Hunter was an American actor and I remember him for his massive hit single 'Young Love' in 1957.
14 eastbourne Day Out: Eastbourne 2018
Jezz and I spent the day together. We headed out not sure of where we were going and started off at The Red Barn in Lingfield where we had breakfast. We then drove on to Eastbourne, had a walk along the prom, the pier and the high street, with plenty of seated breaks and even back to the car at one point. We had fish and chips in the Qualisea Fish Restaurant.
17 portraitofdad75 Tattoo 9: Portrait Of My Dad - completed
Went back to see Ben in Farnborough for the final touches, adding wording and surround of the portrait he had started on 23 June.
21 kelswayne Kelly came over for the day
Kelly and I got a lot of work covered in preapring for the wedding. The 'save the date' cards were finished and ready for the printers and the invitations are almost complete. We finished the evening off with a curry at the local Indian restaurant.
27 taxiairport Airport run
Took Nik and Caige to Gatwick.
30 taxiairport Airport run
Collected Nik and Caige from Gatwick.
AUGUST 3 meals out, 5 movies watched, 5 famous people died, 3 events
1 waynedavid

Hospital visit - David
Went to Croydon Hospital to see David.

4 amanda Amanda came round
Amanda drove down to see me and keep me company.
  barrychuckle Barry Chuckle died, aged 73
Barry Chuckle, half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73. The entertainer, whose real name was Barry Elliott, starred in ChuckleVision with his brother Paul on the BBC between 1987 and 2009.
5 muppets Movie: The Muppets ✭✭✭✭
Fabulous movie, watched with Jezz at home on iTunes Movies.
  hameggchips Meal: The Inn On The Green, Ockley
Jezz and I went for a drive out to nowhere in particular and ended up at this fab pub. We had ham, egg and chips. We also had a drink in the Abinger Hatch, Abinger Common.
8 abadmomschristmas Movie: A Bad Moms Christmas ✭✭✭✭✭
A superbly funny film. Best film of the year. Watched with Jezz at home through Amazon Prime Video.
10 rubyvenezuela Ruby Venezuela died, aged
London drag queen star and legend Ruby died.
11 united93 Movie: United 93
A harrowing and deeply disturbing movie, realistic and left me feeling I was on the plane. Good film. Watched alone at home, on Amazon Prime Video.
16 arethafranklin Areatha Franklin died, aged 76
Queen of Soul and iconic soul diva, Areatha Franlin dies. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. My favourite song by Aretha is Another Night. It was played weekly like a gay anthem at Palm Beach nightclub in Streatham, South London in the late 80's. However, in my browsing Aretha Frankling songs on YouTube on the day of her death, I discovered 'Honey' which is fabulous.
17 waynedavid Hospital visit - David
Went to Croydon Hospital to see David for a second time.
18 kofiannan Kofi Annan died, aged 90
Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.
  angriestmaninbrooklyn Movie: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn ✭✭✭✭✭
An excellent, funny and emotional film starring Robin Williams. Watched through Amazon Prime Video, alone at home.
19 plaicetoeat Meal: Plaice To Eat, Epsom
Jezz and I went out shopping and stopped off in Epsom. We went to the Plaice To Eat, a fish and chip shop that sells take away and has a restaurant area through the back of the shop. Jezz had the cod and chips with mushy peas and I had the sirloin steak (but never again). Love the shop and would go back again though... just not for the steak!
20 barbwayne Lunch with Barbara
Picked Barbara up from home and drove out to Tattenham Corner Beefeater. We both had the chicken curry and a good catch up. Drove her back. I adore her!
22 thehauntedmansion Movie: The Haunted Mansion ✭✭✭✭
Good movie starring Eddie Murphy. Watched at home with Jezz on iTunes Movies purchased.
25 johnmccain John McCain died, aged 81
John McCain was an American politician who served as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat to which he was first elected in 1986. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
SEPTEMBER 6 famous people died, 1 person I knew died, 2 meals out, 1 movie watched, 2 events, 1 drama
2 labanca Meal: La Banca, Carshalton
I went out for a lovely meal with Jezz and sister Nikki. It was so nice and the food was excellent. Nikki treated us both.
6 burtreynolds Burt Reynolds died, aged 82
Burt Reynolds, a Hollywood legend, was an American actor, director and producer. I remember him for Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).
  lizfraser Liz Fraser died, aged 88
Liz Fraser was a British actress known for her roles as the dumb blonde. She is best remembered for her role as Pyke's Mum in Dad's Army.
11 fenellafielding Fenella Fielding died, aged 90
Fenella Fielding was an English stage, film and television actress, popular in the 1950s and 1960s and known as "England's first lady of the double entendre". She was known for her seductive image and distinctively husky voice. Fielding appeared in two Carry On films, Carry On Regardless (1961) and Carry On Screaming! (1966).
  alforno Meal: Al Forno, New Malden
Went for a nice Italian lunchtime meal out with Tim.
15 muppetsmostwanted Movie: Muppets Most Wanted ✭✭✭✭
Great movie and star studded. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies.
16 gang2018-2 Kelly, Chris, Ethan and Jake came round
Loads of fun with the boys, Kels and Chris. Jezz was here too... lots of food and still loads after they left.
18 waynedavid Went to see David
My third visit to see David and this time, he was home. He's been home for about 2 weeks and I finally managed to pluck up the courage to go and see him.
19 denisnorden Denis Norden died, aged 96
Denis Norden was an English comedy writer and television presenter. He is more than likely best remembered as the man behind the clipboard who hosted the TV show It'll Be Alright On The Night, showing pranks, bloopers, mistakes and outtakes from TV shows and movies. I also remember him hosting the quiz show Looks Familiar from the 1970's.
21 davidjack David Jack died, aged 54
My second-to-longest pal I've ever known, David passed away. He'd been poorly for some time and for those that knew him well, this day was due, according to him! I loved you like a brother and will miss you a huge amount.
22 chashodges Chas Hodges died, aged 74
Chas Hodges was an English musician and singer, who was one half, and lead vocalist, of the English musical duo Chas & Dave. Hits include: "Gertcha," "Rabbit" and "The Sideboard Song."
24 michele Michele came over for the evening
I made chicken curry and rice and Jezz brought home a lemon tart for dessert.
30 geoffreyhayes Geoffrey Hayes died, aged 73
Geoffrey Hayes was best remembered as the TV host of itv's 1970's children's programme, Rainbow. Prior to this, he was an actor and appeared on BBCTV's Z Cars.
OCTOBER 2 famous people died, 1 meal out, 1 movie watched, 1 event
1 charlesaznavour Charles Aznavour died, aged 94
The wonderful French singer from the 70's whose most famous hit single was "She." Covered years later by Elvis Costello.
6 montserratcaballe Montserrat Caballé died, aged 85
Montserrat Caballé was a Spanish operatic soprano. She was made extra famous when she 'Barcelona' with Freddie Mercury.
8 findingyourfeet Movie: Finding Your Feet ✭✭✭✭✭
An outstanding 'one of the best movies ever.' It was romantic, funny, extremely emotional and sad... it just had everything... and everyone. Imelda Staunton, Timothy Small, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and Josie Lawrence and more. Excellent. Watched at home with Jezz on Amazon Prime.
19 davidjack Memorial service for David Jack
Today, Vicki, Jezz and I met with Ray, Dawn, Mary and Brian at Croydon Crematorium for David's memorial service. Rachel and I paid tribute and Dawn carried out the service. It was a sad but enjoyable time. We then gathered at The Masonic Hall in Oakfield Road, Croydon and had food and spoke of more memories of David.
23 timandme Meal: Cafe Royale, Stonecot Hill, Sutton
Met up with Tim for a full English breakfast in a cafe. We then went on to the office of the car wash and did an email that Tim needed done.
NOVEMBER 6 famous people died, 4 movies watched, 1 day out, 1 meal out
6 bowling2018 Jezz's 47th birthday day out
We went to Hollywood Bowl, Tolworth with sister Nikki and Harrison. Had great games and Harrison and I won, overal.
  wildwood Meal: Wildwood, Cheam Village
Nikki, Harrison, Jezz and I went out for a meal to celebrate jezz's 47th birthday.
  carryonloving Movie: Carry On Loving ✭✭✭✭
Always great to see again. Watched at home with Jezz on iTunes Movies.
7 freebirds Movie: Free Birds ✭✭✭✭
Good film. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies.
8 athousandwords Movie: A Thousand Words ✭✭✭
Ok movie starring Eddie Murphy. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies.
11 carryongirls Movie: Carry On Girls ✭✭✭✭
Always great to see again. Watched at home with Jezz on iTunes Movies.
13 katherinemacgregor Katherine MacGregor died, aged 93
Katherine MacGregor was an American actress and best known for her role as Harriet Oleson in Little House On The Prairie.
15 johnbluthal John Bluthal died, aged 89
John Bluthal was a British-Australian actor and voice artist. He's probably best known most recently as his role in the Vicar Of Dibley, playing Frank Pickle alongside Dawn French. John is the second star from the TV series to pass away this year... Emma Chambers, who played Alice Tinker died 21 February 2018.
16 aljames Al James died, aged 72
Al James was one of the original members of the pop group Showaddywaddy. Their hit list includes Under The Moon Of Love, A Little Bit Of Soap, Blue Moon, Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts, You Got What It Takes, I Wonder Why, Remember Then and many more.

17 richardbaker Richard Baker died, aged 93
Baker introduced the first BBC TV news bulletin broadcast in July 1954. He went on to front the Last Night of the Proms and present on Radio 2, 3 and 4.
26 jeanbarkertrumpington Baroness Jean Barker Trumpington died, aged 96
Baroness Barker Trumpington was a British Conservative policitian and soicialite.
30 georgewbush George W Bush Snr died, aged 94
George W Bush was an American politician and President of United States between 1989-1993.
DECEMBER 6 famous people died, 2 meals out, 3 movies watched, 1 purchase, 1 event
1 judymcburney Judy McBurney died, aged 70
Judy McBurney was an Austrailian actress who for me, was best known as Pixie Mason in Prisoner Cell Block H. She also starred in The Young Doctors.2
4 peterarmitage Peter Armitage died, aged 78
Peter Armitage was a British actor who is probably best for his character Bill Webster (Kevin's Dad) in Coronation Street.
6 peteshelley Pete Shelley died, aged 63
Pete Shelley was a British singer/songwriter and best known as lead singer with the 70's rock-band The Buzzcocks.
7 iphonexsmax Bought: iPhone X S Max, 256GB, Gold
I purchased the iPhone X S Max in John Lewis At Home, Purley Way. It reduced to clear (Grade A) which meant that it had only been opened.
19 beefeaterguildford Meal: Beefeater The Parkway, Guildford
Nik and I met up with Mother, Sara and Amanda for a pre-Christmas get together and catch up.
21 christmasgroup2018 Christmas get together
Ethan, Jake, Kelly and Chris came round for several hours. Food, games and fun. Loved it.
22 leo Meal: Breakfast at Sara's
Went with Michele and Jezz to Sara's for breakfast. Amanda, Mother, Jodie, Carl were there too. Richard showed his face from the camper van when he was sober enough... hehehe. It was good fun and the food were fab!
  paddyashdown Paddy Ashdown died, aged 77
Paddy Ashdown was a British politician and former diplomat who served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until August 1999. He was diagnosed with "serious" bladder cancer in October 2018.
23 atomicblonde Movie: Atomic Blonde ✭✭✭
Good action but too violent. And too much drinking and smoking too. Watched at home with Jezz as purchased movie on iTunes.
26 thegreatestshowman Movie: The Greatest Showman ✭✭✭✭✭
Most fantastic epic and brilliant film. Best film of the year for me.
28 junewhitfield Dame June Whitfield died, aged 93
National treasure June Whitfield was a British comedy actress who was much loved by the entire country. She starred in Terry and June with comedy British actor Terry Scott and more recently appeared as Edina's Mother in Absolutely Fabulous.
30 waroftheworlds Movie: War Of The Worlds
Watched on telly. Good film Kept me gripped. Poor ending, though.
31 raysawyer Ray Sawyer died, aged 81
Ray Sawyer was an American singer best known as a vocalist with the 1970s rock band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show. Famed for so many songs including: When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, More Like The Movies, Sexy Eyes, More Like The Movies, Slyvia's Mother, Better Luck Next Time and more.