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I have run into, or corresponded with, some very interesting people. Not all are world-famous, just special.The links go to my stories, and I will add as we go.
Coincidence: we both collected art gallery postcards and had a passion for art. Revived some good memories for me, and an itch to paint her beautiful Mona Lisa smile into a portrait.
Timothy Bentinck is really an An Earl: Some coincidences:
Monty Don Monty Don – British gardener and TV Presenter. How I did his digital portrait
How three special Olive Trees joined (unofficially) The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy
Gareth Hudson- Musician and More-Gareth Hudson and friends, Glovers Lane
How I met my German Globe-trotting, fascinating and fun friend
Australian music stars I met and interviewed
Pole Dancing and the Golden Ball
Pole Dancing and the Golden Ball is now on its own page Pole Dancing at the Golden Ball
(Shamelessly!) Name Dropping 101
Joe Cocker – popstar
Politicians: John Howard (( before the election that made him Prime Minister, GeorgeSouris,Barrie Unsworth,Neville Wran, Wharisname, Treasurer
Former World champion Motorcycle champion Wayne Gardiner
Racing driver Dick Johnson
Whoever comes to mind
RAY MARTIN – TV Presenter
Ray Martin was host on the Midday Show for years. He had a great sense of Humour and did a section where readers sent in funny anectdotes.
Mine was about when I worked in the Taxation Office in the UK, in the1960’s.
We dealt regularly with a rather pretentious Accountant with a double-barrelled surname..
Knightley-Knightley Smith here”, he would announce, expecting us to be impressed.
“One moment please” was our routine as we put callers through when it was our turn on the switchboard.
“Hey, Twice Nightly is on the phone!”, which always made our day.
Anyway Mr MArtin got the joke, and sent me a pink canvas tote bag that I have to this day.