Saturday, 23 January 2010

Maybe They Are Related

Maybe Brian May and James May are related in some way.

I've just Googled Brian May and James May to see if they are related in anyway. I watched 'Queen in Montreal' last night on Sky Arts. Once again I was struck by how much Brian May made me think of James May. So I decided to Google them to see if any family history is available on the Internet. All I found is that several other people have have the same idea. So I'm not the only person to see a strong similarity.

It would be very nice to see BBC TV conduct a "Who Do You Think You Are?" on them to see if they are linked - perhaps as remote cousins? Maybe.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Take a Deep Breath - Keep Calm . . .

Take a deep breath, Keep Calm and Carry on; regardless, through thick and thin even If all those around you are losing their heads just Keep Calm and Carry On.

Friday, 1 January 2010


There is nothing like a new year to bring on a case of nostalgia.
I was chewing a chocolate coated toffee from the last of the Christmas sweet tin when 'Merry Maid' toffees came to mind and Iced Caramels. I've just looked up to see if Merry Maids still on the market. I find they are but now renamed and repackaged. They are now called 'chocolate coated caramels' and come in a boring gold wrapper.

I've just been for a spot of sweet shop nostalgia down old memory lane via the 1950s (no mention of my favourite Acid Drops which makes my mouth water to this day) and do you remember those chewy little milk bottles? Then on to the 1960s with coconut mushrooms and sweet tobacco. Sharpes Toffee Bonbons . . . mmmmm . Sweet Dreams are Made of This.

What were your favourites? Are they still in production or long gone from this list of goodies?