New Year Honours list – Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie BLOG 30th December 2017.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
A total of 1,123 people have been recognised in the New Year Honours list and for some reason I’m not one. When did I upset the Queen?
The majority of recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities. Don’t you get a knighthood for services to parenting and grandparenting.
But here are 7 of the better-known faces.
- Ringo Starr
Occupation: Musician, Beatles drummer
Honour: Knighthood for services to music
Quote: “It’s great! It’s an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love.”
- Lady Antonia Fraser
Occupation: Author and historian
Honour: Joins the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature
- Darcey Bussell
Occupation: Ballerina turned TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing show judge
Honour: Damehood for services to dance
Quote: “I am truly humbled to receive this honour. I gratefully accept it on behalf of all the dance organisations that I am so fortunate to be part of.
“Dance is such a beautiful art form, it is inspiring and provides joy, social cohesion and wellbeing.”
- Barry Gibb
Occupation: Co-founder, singer and songwriter in the Bee Gees
Honour: Knighthood for services to music and charity
Quote: “I am deeply honoured, humbled, and very proud. This is a moment in life to be treasured and never forgotten.
“I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honour. It is as much theirs as it is mine. The magic, the glow, and the rush will last me the rest of my life.”
- Eamonn Holmes
Occupation: Broadcaster and journalist
Honour: OBE for services to broadcasting
Quote: “It’s like getting a gold star for your homework – 2018 will be my 38th year as a broadcaster and I can’t think of a better way of marking that.
“It’s a wonderful accolade.”
- Jilly Cooper
Occupation: Author and journalist
Honour: CBE for services to literature and charity
- Rick Stein
Occupation: Celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter
Honour: CBE for services to the economy
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
A negative mind will never give you a positive life. – Lifehack
Happiness is…quietly queuing
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER IT’S A CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY
What did the snowflake say to the fallen leaf?
You are so last season.
Love is…reaching your dream together
TRACK OF THE DAY
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