49 Days In 1988: Week 2: Packing Away The January Blues

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London – January 17th, 1988

After Alan’s funeral on Friday, I certainly didn’t feel like packing my bags in readiness for two weeks in Gran-Canaria from tomorrow. However, we booked the trip months ago, and everyone has told me that I should still go. 

It’s a shame that Stephen and Kev aren’t coming on holiday with me. I’ve grown really close to them since Alan’s death. Once again, Stephen refused to cancel our planned Sunday lunchtime trip to The Vauxhall Tavern for Sunday School. I’m glad only because the three of us had tears of laughter running down our faces with the dragqueen cabaret on offer. It was a tonic we all needed.

When we got home, Stephen helped me pack for my holiday as Kev had to go back home to prepare for a busy week at work. He mentioned that this week is the week that Kev is going to ‘come out’ to his work colleagues. I’m sure everything’s going to be fine when he tells them, but I do wish he would hold off telling them until I’m back in London. I don’t know why, but I have this strange feeling.

Fingers crossed for the perfect outcome for Kev and an enjoyable holiday for me. 

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Welcome to this new feature on Hugh’s Views and News. In this feature, I will be sharing snippets from my diary of 1988. We’ll also take a trip in Hugh’s Music Time machine to hear some songs from the 1980s which have been chosen by some specially invited guests.

This week my guest is the author, writer and blogger, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene. Like all my guests, Teagan was asked to choose a random date and chose the 17th January. So, the above entry from my diary comes courtesy of Teagan.

Tegan has published a number of books, one of which was my book recommendation of the month in November 2017. Click here to read the post.

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Click the links below to buy the book.

Purchase Links

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Paperback:  https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Bijou-Teagan-Riordain-Geneviene/dp/1974544273/ref=la_B00HHDXHVM_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502806322&sr=1-4

Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Bijou-Teagan-Riordain-Geneviene-ebook/dp/B074S5ZK7L/ref=la_B00HHDXHVM_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502806322&sr=1-3

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And https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Bijou-Teagan-Riordain-Geneviene/dp/1974544273/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502806519&sr=1-2&keywords=murder+at+the+bijou

Teagan is also the author of a beautiful new story, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, on her blog. Set in the world of faeries (as she likes to call them) and magic, a new episode of the story is published every week. I’ve been hooked right from the beginning if only because of the wonderful storyteller Teagan is. Click here to read part one of the story and follow the lives of the residents of Thistledown.

Teagan’s song choice from the 1980s is The Tide Is High by Blondie.

For those of you that can’t play the video, here’s one I hope will work.

The original song was written and released in the 1960s, but the song gained international attention when the American band Blondie’s version became a number one hit all over the world during 1980 and 1981.

As a non-swimmer, I wonder if I’m going to find the tide too high in Gran-Canaria? And what about Kev when he comes out to his work colleagues? Will the tide be too high for him? Do you have a favourite song connected with going on holiday or vacation? Share a link to it in the comments. Thanks for the great song choice, Teagan.

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Author, Writer and Blogger, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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Thank you to Teagan for being my second guest on this new feature for 2018. I look forward to welcoming my next guest next week.

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