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Madmandy Blog from 2007

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Graduation Day

Posted by Madmandy, 14 September 2007

Oh Happy day


Much Better News This Weekend

Posted by Madmandy, 01 July 2007

My oldest lad has passed his degree

He got a 2.1 ( what he had hoped for )

For those of you who dont understand the scoring (like me)

Its like getting a silver medal at the olympics

A 1st is like getting gold


So now he can go and get a job !!!!!!

My Old Youth Leader

Posted by Madmandy, 29 June 2007 ·

My old youth club leader

Has been diagosed with brain cancer

I went to visit her and shes still in good spirits altho we did cry together

We did also have a right laugh when she was telling me about things she has done since the op due to some side effects.

She has had an op to remove 70% of the tumour but 30% still remains and is inoperable

It did bring back the vast majority of her speech which she had lost she does sometimes try to get ahead of herself and forgets the odd word or persons name ( a small price to pay ) which she then writes down

She says she'll be lucky to see her 60th birthday in october this year

She herself was a battered child and she did so much for the kids I grew up with who had bad upbringings

I met another lady who Dee looked after and she says she wouldnt be here now if it werent for Dee and her husband Richard who helped her when she was litearlly in the gutter

I told Dee this and also told her she made an impact and made a difference to peoples lives ...something to be very proud of

How cruel she won't even see any grandchildren and be as supportive as she was to us when we were kids.


Dukeries Leisure Centre Saturday 23 June

Posted by Madmandy, 25 June 2007

I would like to give special thanks to :

Dennis Bradbury

Ian Marriott

Rob Smith

Gaz ( the fez )

they did a sterling job at keeping everyone happy and dancing

Also to Keith the badge man ( sorry I didnt get to say gnite)

Also thank you to

Sharon and Frank

Lynne and Rob

John ( rednose) and Carol

Ray and Mary

for travelling to attend and always supporting me as good friends do you're all one in a million!

Also to anyone else reading this who attended a big thank you for making my second do a great success the numbers were just over 200

Also a thank you to Kingsway hall soul crew ( carl piper and friends) for attending

Kindest regards Mandy

Attention Photo Uploaders!

Posted by Madmandy, 26 January 2007

Would it be too much to ask that when the good old folks on SS add their old/new/venue photos that they actually tell us who is in them

I for one find it very frustrating looking the brill pics but not knowing who stars in them ?

I love browsing thru them looking at the soul community having a great time

celebrating birthdays anniversaries etc etc

But not knowing who is celebrating what

So a plea from me to all the piccy uploaders

please state who is in your photos or the venue or the celebration

Many many thanks Mand (nosey soulie)

To Our Soul Friends And Aquaintances

Posted by Madmandy, 18 January 2007

Also a quick Happy new year to all our new friends and aquaintances

on the soul circuit

We will see you all out and about.... thats when work commitments dont get in the way!!!!

Cheers Mand

Belated New Year Greetings

Posted by Madmandy, 18 January 2007

To all dedicated Northern soul fans out there

Since rejoining the soul community a few years back My husband and I have enjoyed the vast majority of nights we attend

The venues visited have included

Queensway suite mansfield (our starting point in our journey)




Clarendon club Hinckley

The Fez

Forest Town Welfare

Kingsway hall

Sweet soul newark

The Attic club



Ollerton Welfare (one off with Melvyn Davis live)

Grosvenor house hotel Skegness (weekender)

Annesley Welfare

Masonic/town hall worksop

east kirkby welfare

No more Doggin Leics

Riddings social club

leabrooks social club

2 X Alfreton reunions @ the leisure centre

I have enjoyed the scene much more this time round than the first when I only managed to visit a couple of venues ( parent power)

Being more mature we can go where the helll we like !!!

I would like to say that promoters do a good job having hosted my own "do" in december

I have realised its not easy to please everyone all of the time and to get things right so I wont moan at any promoter !

So to all of the clubs we visit we hope you all keep up the good work

and wish you every success for 2007

Mand The Happy Soulie

See you all very soon at a venue near you !

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