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Good morning! I hope you slept well and feel rested? Currently sitting at my desk, in my study, attired only in my blue towelling robe, enjoying my first cuppa of the day. Welcome to the weekend!

As I always say to my students, “Social networking is NOT just about posting stuff!” The clue is in the words. Social networking is all about being sociable and actually talking to people! Don’t just click ‘like’ or ‘love’, if you’ve got a moment, leave a comment! If you want to improve the size and quality of your network, you will have to make an effort! And here’s a revolutionary idea: if you’re reading my status, check out the people behind the comments on my status! Yesterday’s status about the lovers rock scene really stimulated the juices! An amazing cast of characters left a large number of reflective, insightful and touching comments. Who are these people? Click on their profiles and check them out! My friends are the best! But don’t come with any foolishness! These are proper people!

According to the government website (gov.uk), “A support bubble is a close support network between a household with only one adult or a household with one adult and one or more people who were under the age of 18 on 12 June 2020 in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size.” It doesn’t specify where the other household should live (it advises “locally”) and it doesn’t specify how often the two households can see each other. Open to interpretation, I would say? You see? The value of words.

At this time of year, people are giving me good Christmas present ideas. My beautiful friend Francesca Aidoo is offering ‘pamper hampers’: I’ll take one of those! And my beautiful friend Charlotte Rabin will mail delicious, moist loaf cakes to your intended recipient facebook.com/loafcakes. More good ideas in the coming days!

Look forward to your company tomorrow afternoon at 1.00pm for ‘The A-Z Of Mi-Soul Music’. The Letter U (Part Two.) The Letter V (Part One) next week! Have a fabulous and funky Friday! I love you all. And, remember, if you’ve read one of my books and enjoyed it, please go back to Amazon and leave a review. Fanx!

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𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒖𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎, 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒎𝒆, 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒋𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓/𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒑𝒂𝒓 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑲𝒊𝒂𝒏, 𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒂 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 (𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏'𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒆𝒕, 𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒂 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓), 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌, 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒔 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒘𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒇𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔 (𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒖𝒏𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒆). 𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎, 𝑹𝒆𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑷𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒅. 𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒇 𝑰 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑰 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒉𝒖𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚, 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝑶𝒉 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒉!

𝑷𝒔: 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏'𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒏, 𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒚 :)

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Hi, people!
May I introduce Elya, my Tiefling? She’s related to a winged devil, hence the wings instead of a tail.This picture was… a while… in the making. She actually lost the Sunblade in the meantime, I’ll do an updated pic of her… eventually. A different one.The lighting in this was tricky, and I ended up winging it for the most part. All in all, I love how the composition came out, with the forest framing her and the fire and light around her drawing the eye.I also really like the blue nightmare she’s sitting on.
Elya is a lot of fun to play. She’s a Bard… for the most part. Unfortunately, she never got to ride a Nightmare in game… yet. She gets up to other shenanigans with her friends. Right now, she’s stuck in Hell on a family visit.
Tell me what you think.
See you later, Miaikon

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Good morning! I hope you slept well and feel rested? Currently sitting at my desk, in my study, attired only in my blue towelling robe, enjoying my first cuppa of the day.

Today’s status is dedicated to Carroll Thompson, Janet Kay, Victor Romero Evans, Louisa Mark, Jean Adebambo (RIP), Sandra Cross, Donna Rhoden, Matumbi, Legato, The Cool Notes, Claudia Fontaine (RIP), Winston Reedy, The Investigators, Junior English, Brown Sugar, Trevor Hartley, 15 16 17, Prediction, Peter Hunnigale, Michael Gordon, Kofi, Paulette Tajah, Trevor Walters, Marie Pierre, Erica Gale, John McLean, Lorna Gee, Sylvia Tella, The Administators, Arema, Keith Douglas, The Instigators and all the British acts that forged the lover’s rock sound in the seventies/eighties, and made very little money from it!

This status is also dedicated to all the house party sound system men that strung up their boxes in the afternoon and, long after everyone had gone home and gone to sleep, these men would still be packing away their gear in some garage or lock-up, possibly 14 or 15 hours later and, only then, could they relax, get into bed and sleep. For how much money? Split between four or five people? £3 an hour, if they were lucky!

This status is also dedicated to all the people that went to soul and reggae house parties in the seventies and eighties, impeccably dressed, behaved themselves, had a good time, had a few drinks, ate some food, laughed with old friends, made a new friend or two and, in the early hours, came home (relatively) sober with their clothes slightly crushed and sweaty but still looking smart!

To all those that worked so hard to establish a lover’s rock scene in the UK, I salute you! It was a labour of love. Nobody got rich. These artists and sound men worked hard to entertain people into the wee, small hours because they loved the music. It spoke to them. It moved them. And lovers of lover’s rock know how important that music still is to this day. I married a girl that sang in a lover’s rock group and she knows the words to every song from that era. Good times!

Have a throbbing and thrusting Thursday (with hopefully a few thrills through your thoroughfare?) I love you all. And, remember, if you’ve read one of my books and enjoyed it, please go back to Amazon and leave a review. Fanx!

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