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Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Poor old Esther. Who could ever forget her version of 'What a Difference a Day Makes'.
Yet another junkie jazz singer. She died back in 1984 from the effects of heroin and alcohol, aged only 50.
But, I suppose that if any of us could leave behind a legacy as staggering as 'What a Difference...' we'd be pretty darned happy. So, well done Esther. Thanks for your voice. Thanks for enriching my life. Thanks for just being you.
If by some amazing gap in your life you don't know the above song; Google it NOW.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!