Madmandy Blog from 2007
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 :
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!!!!
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
Forest Town Welfare
Sweet soul newark
The Attic club
Ollerton Welfare (one off with Melvyn Davis live)
Grosvenor house hotel Skegness (weekender)
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 !