jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 28th August 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 157 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Wednesday 26th August 2020
Because I couldn’t wait you already know quite a bit about Wednesday 26th August 2020 as it was my youngest daughter’s 40th birthday.
She did the Go Ape Nets at Sherwood Pines and then Mamma put on a birthday tea properly socially distanced for our daughter, her family and her sister and family and me and Mamma. It was a superb event even with strict Social Distancing disciplines. It was so close to being normal again. That is what we crave.
I had only one regret. It was not until we sat having tea and we were reminiscing about funny incidents in Anna’s life and there have been many that I thought at one stage I meant to gather funny memories about Anna from family and friends. And put a book together of the 40 best. Or simply put them all in a hat and pull them out to read at the 40th Birthday Tea.
My memory is poor I can’t remember lots, I can’t even remember to do this let alone funny events. But may be I shall still do it.
So, we spent the day preparing for the celebrations and then entertained. Brilliant! Life as it was almost meant to be.
Now moving on to a brilliant Poll.
Queen’s Live Aid performance voted most iconic festival moment
Freddie Mercury’s mesmerising performance with Queen at Wembley Stadium is one of the most enduring memories of Live Aid.
Now the band’s 1985 performance of We Will Rock You has been crowned the most iconic festival moment of all time.
It beat David Bowie’s 2000 headline slot at Glastonbury and Kylie Minogue’s comeback at the same venue last year.
Queen topped the poll with 27 per cent of the vote. Bowie’s Worthy Farm show, later released as a live album, followed with 13 per cent, the same score that Kylie gained.
U2’s Live Aid appearance was placed fourth.
Freddie Mercury standing on a stage holding a microphone: Freddie Mercury’s mesmerising performance with Queen at Wembley Stadium is one of the most enduring memories of Live Aid© Provided by Daily Mail Freddie Mercury’s mesmerising performance with Queen at Wembley Stadium is one of the most enduring memories of Live Aid
In fifth was Adele’s headline set at Glastonbury in 2016, closely followed by Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar ablaze at the Monterey Festival in 1967.
The Who at Woodstock in 1969 came seventh, ahead of Bob Marley at Smile Jamaica in 1976.
Completing the top ten is Eminem and Rihanna performing Love The Way You Lie together at V Festival in 2011, and The Rolling Stones performing at Glastonbury in 2013.
The poll of 2,000 Britons was commissioned to mark the return of Virgin Media’s V Festival.
Queen topped the poll with 27 per cent of the vote. Bowie’s Worthy Farm show, later released as a live album, followed with 13 per cent, the same score that Kylie gained
A spokesman for Virgin Media – ahead of the return of Virgin Media’s Virtual V Festival – including headliners Anne Marie, Olly Murs and Dizzee Rascal – said: ‘Queen’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 has been voted as the most iconic festival moment of all time.’
Cilesta Van Doorn, of Virgin Media, said: ‘Over the years, festivals have offered the chance to connect with our favourite artists, friends and family and create some truly unforgettable moments.
‘Although festivals haven’t taken place physically this year, we’re delighted to have brought back Virgin Media’s V Festival in virtual form.’
Kylie Minogue ‘s comeback at Glastonbury in 2019 was voted the third most iconic festival moment
Most memorable festival moments of all time – poll
1 – Queen, Live Aid. 1985 – 27 per cent
2 – David Bowie, Glastonbury, 2000 – 13 per cent
3 – Kylie, Glastonbury, 2019 – 13 per cent
4 – U2 at Live Aid, 1985 – 12 per cent
5 – Adele, Glastonbury, 2016 – 11 per cent
6 – Jimi Hendrix, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967 – 10 per cent
7 – The Who, Woodstock 1969 – 10 per cent
8 – Bob Marley, Smile Jamaica, 1976 – 10 per cent
9 – Eminem and Rihanna, V Festival, 2011 – 10 per cent
10 – The Rolling Stones, Glastonbury, 2013 – 10 per cent
11 – Oasis, Glastonbury, 1994 – 10 per cent
12 – Beyonce, Glastonbury, 2011 – 9 per cent
13 – Amy Winehouse’s last performance at the Belgrade Tuborg Festival, 2011 – 9 per cent
14 – Nirvana at Reading Festival, 1992 – 8 per cent
15 – Led Zeppelin, Bath Festival 1970 – 8 per cent
16 – Oasis performing together for the last time at V Festival in 2009 – 8 per cent
17 – Beyonce with Destiny’s Child at Coachella, 2018 – 8 per cent
18 – Joe Cocker Woodstock, 1969 – 8 per cent
19 – Stevie Wonder, Glastonbury, 2010 – 8 per cent
20 – Lady Gaga, V Festival, 2009 – 8 per cent
ON THIS DAY
26 August 1959
The Mini is introduced to the public as the British Motor Corporation Morris Mini-Minor, a name out of proportion with its diminutive size. Just 10ft from bumper to bumper, it was almost 4ft shorter than today’s model.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. – Chuck Palahniuk
Happiness is…normal Covid-19 restriction free life
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Why did the pig dump her boyfriend?
He was a massive boar!
Love is…having someone to bless you every time you sneeze.
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time for good old-fashioned celebrations…A time for special socially distanced celebrations.
- A time for a good laugh at a family get together… A time for a good laugh at a family get together
- A time to celebrate being 40…A time to celebrate having a 40 year old daughter
- A time to blow up balloons, even at my age…A time to take delivery of beautiful delicious and tasty birthday cakes from Bettys of Harrogate and York via DPD
- A time for Queen’s Iconic moment performing We Will Rock You at Live Aid. 1985…A time for Joe Cocker Woodstock, 1969
- A time for Nirvana at Reading Festival, 1992…A time for – Oasis performing together for the last time at V Festival in 2009
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 144 18 Times – 162 Feet Cumulative Total 21,465 Feet
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
Country Confirmed cases Deaths
1 US 5,866,214 180,814
2 Brazil 3,761,391 118,649
3 Mexico 579,914 62,594
4 India 3,310,234 60,472
5 UK 332,491 41,564
6 Italy 263,949 35,463
7 France 282,261 30,446
8 Spain 429,507 28,996
9 Peru 613,378 28,124
10 Iran 367,796 21,137
UK Deaths yesterday 12
Global cases Updated 28 Aug at 10:50 local
Confirmed 24,466,482 +454,980
Deaths 831,827 +9,918
Recovered 16,000,137 +364,021
SUMMER PLAYLIST AUGUST 28th 2020
- Hot In The City Billy Idol 3:37
- Dreaming Blondie 3:06
- I Can See Clearly Now Jimmy Cliff 3:12
- Circle In The Sand Belinda Carlisle 3:40
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