Monday, 29 June 2015

Diana Dors - A very British Blonde Bombshell.

Some random facts, that you may or may not know
 on -
Diana Dors - A very British Blonde Bombshell 
and so much more.

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Diana Dors (23rd October 1931 - 4th May 1984)

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"I’m the kind of girl that things naturally happen to.  When they don’t, I give them a push"

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" I was the first home-grown sex symbol, rather like Britain's naughty seaside postcards."

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Dors was the maiden name of her grandmother.

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When Marilyn Monroe's first film was shown here, a columnist actually wrote, 
"How much like our Diana Dors she is."

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her first film was 'Dancing with Crime' (1947) 

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and her last was 'Steaming' (1984)

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As an actress she covered every thing from Panto to Shakespeare.

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She never owned a mansion without a swimming pool. 

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It was her ambition as a child playing in a mud pond in her front yard to have her own swimming pool

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Not every one can get away with a Mink Bikini.

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She was a close friend of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

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She loved luxury and didn't care who knew it.

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The 1949 Delahaye Roadster, was given to Diana Dors when she was 17.

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Which sold for $3 million (£1.9m) at a California auction in 2010

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Her first single was released on HMV Records in 1951
The tracks were "I Feel So Mmmm" and "A Kiss and a Cuddle 

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She continued to record on various labels:
and in 1982 she recorded  her last single "Where Did They Go?"/"It's You Again"

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You can hear her sing on YouTube

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Youth never lasts

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But a larger than life personality does.

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 As well as the glamour she was no stranger to camp -

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and comedy

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She also found time ( in between outrageous parties ) to do a lot of  work for charity including gay rights

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Above at a fund-raiser at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

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and here an icon for Morresy.

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and for me.

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any one denounced by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as a "wayward hussy." deserves to be cherished.

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She must have been one hell of a woman.

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Here is the lady herself with Russell Harty

and again with Larry Grayson.

There will and never could be another. 

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Gone but never to be forgotten
Diana Mary Fluck We and an adoring nation salute you


Sunday, 31 May 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - May

After one of the sunniest (if not warmest) Aprils on record, May has turned out to be cold and damp.
Hey ho every thing is growing away and starting to flower.

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I am rather proud of this osteospermum,  my nephews first ever cutting last year, is now a rather handsome plant

The changes in the garden from the beginning of the month and its end are rather marked
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The window boxes have changed and the wall flowers have evidentially finished.

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new window displays, dahlias planted and the roses are taking off.

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Out back, things are starting to look lovely.

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big changes here to. This is the main bed before our trip to Spain.

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And when we got home.

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Foxglove, Allium and the Aquilegia from Colina rd all looking fab.

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Last year we grew Nicotiana Mutabalis from seed. At one point we didn't think we would get them through the winter but they are coming into flower and look marvellous.

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Each of the many little flowers in the spray open white and turn a deeper and deeper pink.

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California poppy, sweet peas and Holly hock all doing well.

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As our ever increasing collection of pots.

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With more 'babies' to come.

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Our hand crafted planter is full,

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The Apples have set,

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and we now at last have a garden worth sitting in.

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June is about to burst out all over, 
So hopefully it should warm up a bit and the sun will shine.

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Till next time then my lovelies.