The legendary John Hughes, the director, producer and screenwriter of some of the most successful films of the 1980s and the 1990s. He firmly cemented his feet in Hollywood with the success of National Lampoon's Vacation in 1983, which John Hughes wrote. The film, a road trip comedy, starred Chevy Chase as Clark W Griswold. American John, was born in Lansing, Michigan, on February 18th, 1950. Sadly he died of a heart attack in New York on August 6th, 2009; he was only 59.
Everybody needs to visit this stunningly beautiful part of England, everybody! From the moment I stepped off the train at Oxenholme Train Station and took in the view before me I feel in love with the place. I travelled from Leicester, a single ticket for £21.50, bargain, though I booked it two weeks in advance, always wise to do if possible. My final destination and home for two weeks was Kirkby Lonsdale, roughly a fifteen minute drive from Oxenholme Train Station.
On October 15, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, celebrated her 60th birthday. I've always been an admirer of the Duchess. She has raised two beautiful princesses who both shine in their adult lives, and what a credit they are to the Royal Family, and to Sarah, who clearly has her mother skills down to a T! The proof is there in her girls, who have become kind, grounded, respectful, hardworking, and remarkable young women.
Isn't this just a film we all love? Yes, I am talking about the 1971 Disney musical production Bedknobs and Broomsticks, of course! This classic movie captured the hearts and minds of a generation, with its unique and heart warming tale of Miss Eglantine Price, a witch-in-training who tries to defeat the Nazis with the help of three young children.
Freddie Mercury: forever alive in music, the greatest showman of the 1980s and a leading runner even for the greatest showman of all time. The incredible music of Queen has stood the test of time, and it's still just as incredible and popular now as it was back in the 70s and 80s. Many bands looked up to Queen and influenced them hugely on their musical journeys, including Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns n' Roses and U2.
As a child, a favourite of mine was the bright and colourful world of Rainbow Brite. A young girl called Wisp is brought to a grey, dull land, with a mission to bring colour to the fictitious world, by locating the Sphere of Light. She befriends a furry Sprite creature called Twink and a horse called Starlite. They come across a baby, who Wisp discovers is the key to her mission. The adventure begins…