New Year Honours list

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.

  1. Ringo Starr

    Ringo
    Ringo

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.”

  1. Lady Antonia Fraser

Occupation: Author and historian

Honour: Joins the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature

  1. Darcey Bussell

    Darcey Bussell
    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.”

  1. Barry Gibb

    Daily Mirror 30.12.2017
    Daily Mirror 30.12.2017

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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. Jilly Cooper

Occupation: Author and journalist

Honour: CBE for services to literature and charity

  1. 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…

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…

Love is…reaching your dream together

TRACK OF THE DAY

Son of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield

Reached No.9 1st January 1969