Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Betty MacDonald and Betty MacDonald fan club contest

 The Plague And I
 
Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

i'm very sad because I wasn't able to join Betty MacDonald Fan Club Royal Wedding Event in Stockholm.


Hurry up, please to complete the DVD. 

Daddy is waiting and he isn't patient at all.



It's last day today for joining Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - and Betty MacDonald fan club book cover contest.
 
Don't miss it, please.

I hope you'll enjoy the new book cover.

Send your vote today for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover, please.

Deadline: today!
   
Perhaps you'll be the owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books. 
 
Updated Betty MacDonald updated  biography by Wolfgang Hampel  will be an outstanding Betty MacDonald fan club treasure.
 
Wolfgang Hampel's unique Betty MacDonald Interviews and his very funny poems are my favourites.
 
We can't praise enough Wolfgang Hampel's golden Betty MacDonald fan club items.
 
We will be able to read many fascinating info on Betty MacDonald and her brilliant sisters Mary Bard Jensen, Alison Bard Burnett and her son - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Darsie Beck. 
 
Patrick Macnee  as Mr. Steed is unforgettable.

Diana Rigg  our ' Emma Peel ' is an excellent actor.

Did you ever see Diana Rigg as Arlena Marshall in Evil under the sun?

It's one of my favourite movies with Peter Ustinov and Maggie Smith. 
 
Not to forget the great music by Cole Porter.

I'd d like to meet  Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli in person.
 
The  ESC voting system has to be changed by European Broadcasting Union.

I didn't know that unique Sepp Blatter is also the King of Eurovison.

Only a joke!
 
France, Germany,  Spain and UK should leave Eurovision Song Contest because of these incredible unfair results.
 
These countries have to pay most of the money and what do they get every year? 
 
Nothing but only very bad results. 
 
Especially in case of Spain and Germany this year it's really a joke but a very bad one. 
 
It was a very smart decision of  Italy leaving ESC for many years.
 
In which years did these strange ESC juries rob Italy, Portugal, Germany and Spain several ESC victories?
 
Thank you so much in advance for your info.





Have breakfast at the bookstore with Brad  and Nick.
 
Brad's story is very touching. 
 
Guys all the best to you! 
 
Radio news!
 
Oh dear Greece!

Take care,

Pieter



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Monday, June 29, 2015

Betty MacDonald, Mr. Tigerli and Sepp Blatter


Betty MacDonald fan club fans,



Betty MacDonald Fan Club Royal Wedding Event in Stockholm was one of the most successful events in our history.
 
It was such a great event. Folks -  I'll come back soon.
 
I have four children and I know this feeling very well:

Stifling a strong unmotherly desire to pick up the refrigerator and hurl it after them......
 
Oh Betty I love you so much. We all know what you are talking about.

Don't miss the chance, please to join Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle fan club contest.

Do you like the new book cover?

Send your vote for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover, please.

Deadline: June 30, 2015
   
If you are lucky enough you'll be the owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books. 
 
Updated Betty MacDonald updated  biography by Wolfgang Hampel  will be outstanding.
 
I adore Wolfgang Hampel's unique Betty MacDonald Interviews and his very funny poems.
 
We need more of Wolfgang Hampel's brilliant stuff. 
 
We will be able to read many fascinating info on Betty MacDonald and her brilliant sisters Mary Bard Jensen, Alison Bard Burnett and her son - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Darsie Beck. 
 
We should visit Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli. 
 
I bet Mr. Tigerli  would be very happy to meet his devoted fans from all over the world. 
 
I guess European Broadcasting Union won't be able to  to change this crazy ESC voting system.
 
The big 5 countries like France, Germany,  Spain and UK should leave Eurovision Song Contest.
 
Italy did it for several years and now the results for Italy are much better.
 
I totally agree and every real ESC fan knows the truth that these strange ESC  juries robbed Italy, Portugal, Germany and Spain several ESC victories.

Sepp Blatter is everywhere.
 
Enjoy a new breakfast at the bookstore with Brad  and Nick.
 
Dearest Brad we are sending all our love and support to you. 
 
I was very touched after I've read Brad's story. 
 
Congratulations! 
 
Guys you are the best!
 
Wishing you a very really good start today,

Brigitte



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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Betty MacDonald and Onions in the Stew

Die Insel und ich.


Betty MacDonald fan club fans,


i agree many Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world are Mr. Steed - and Emma Peel  fans.

We won't ever forget actor Patrick Macnee - our unique Mr.  Steed.

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel is also great.



Betty MacDonald Fan Club Royal Wedding Event in Stockholm was one of the most successful events in our history. 
 
We are delighted because we got many new fans.
 
I'm rereading Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew and the comical situations are so funny that I can't stop laughing. 
 
Believe me it doesn't depend on whether you have sons or daughters:

Every mother or father have the same feelings from time to time:
 
Stifling a strong unmotherly desire to pick up the refrigerator and hurl it after them......
 
Very true dearest Betty MacDonald. Betty knew very well what she was talking about.

Don't miss Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle fan club contest, please.

We introduce a new book cover.

Send your vote for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover, please.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

 Perhaps you will be the owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books.

Reading Betty MacDonald's unique books and Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald biography is always such a plesaure.
 
As I am a devoted fan of Wolfgang Hampel's very witty Betty MacDonald Interviews and his great satirical poems I'm very happy and grateful indeed that we'll be able to read new ones in the future.
 
We will be able to read many fascinating info on Betty MacDonald and her brilliant sisters Mary Bard Jensen, Alison Bard Burnett and her son - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Darsie Beck. 
 
I'd like to visit Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli
 
Emmertsgrund sounds like a paradise. 
 
European Broadcasting Union has to change this very strange ESC voting system.
 
Otherwise several of the big 5 countries like France, Germany,  Spain and UK might leave Eurovision Song Contest.
 
This loss could  mean the end of ESC.
 
These strange ESC  juries robbed Italy, Portugal, Germany and Spain several ESC victories. 


Wishing you a very sunny Sunday,
 
Morten


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They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law,“ wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy in the majority opinion. "The Constitution grants them that right.

-- Justice Anthony Kennedy, for the majority


Today


I'll be fifty-two come July, and in my lifetime who I am has been a secret, a shame, and a crime.  It has also been a joy and a blessing.  Better than thirty years ago, I fell in love with a dark, handsome man.  We've been together ever since and in that time we have, together, been a secret, a shame, a crime, a joy and a blessing.  Together, we have witnessed the world change, and we have done our small part to change it.  We have changed and have been changed by being together.  No secret now, no shame.  We ceased to be criminals just in 2003.  Just today we were acknowledged to be equal before the law by a majority decision of the United States Supreme Court and the President of the United States.


It is a GOOD day.

To all who came up with us, to all who came before and to all who fell along the way, thank you.  To all those still working, still marching, still fighting and dying, take heart and thank you too.  To any who may feel otherwise than glad today, you may take your own time, but not mine.  Today is a GOOD day, and I have no time for anything but joy, and pride, and the renewal of hope.  Today, it is good to be a citizen of the United States of America.

May there be many more for us all.


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You've done it. Congratulations guys! People like you can change the world. Best wishes and lots of love from Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Betty MacDonald and Patrick Macnee




Betty MacDonald fan club fans,


many Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world are also Mr. Steed - and Emma Peel  fans.

We are really very sad.

Actor Patrick Macnee passed away at the age of 93. 
( see article below )

Patrick Macnee was a household name in the 60s thanks to his role in TV series The Avengers.

The actor had a string of assistants in The Avengers, including Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

Thanks a million dearest Patrick Macnee.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club Royal Wedding Event in Stockholm will be available next month.

I had to laugh aloud while reading  Stine's very funny experiences with her daughters:

Sitting in the garden and reading Betty MacDonald's books is a great feeling. 
I'm just sitting here in the shadow. The birds are singing and I'm reading Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew. 
It's so very peaceful at the moment - but not in Betty MacDonald's book. Not at all!
As I have three daughters Betty MacDonald's descriptions of Anne and Joan make me laugh aloud. 
Stifling a strong unmotherly desire to pick up the refrigerator and hurl it after them......
Sometimes I have the same feelings. 

As mother of 5 daughters and a son I know very well what Betty MacDonald and Stine are talking about.
I'm very happy and grateful indeed that this is history now.
They all are married and have families of their own.

I'm a very happy Gammy. 

Do you like our new book cover of Betty MacDonald?

Vote for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover, please.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Our lucky winner will be the owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books.

Reading Betty MacDonald's books and Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald biography is such a joy! 

I adore Wolfgang Hampel's very witty Betty MacDonald Interviews. 

I'm delighted that more interviews will be published.

The poems by Wolfgang Hampel are very funny. I hope we'll be able to read some new ones in future Betty MacDonald fan club newsletters. 

I'm a huge fan of Betty MacDonald and her brilliant sisters Mary Bard Jensen, Alison Bard Burnett and her son - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Darsie Beck. 

I guess our one and only Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli has to save the world. 

I don't want to compare European Broadcasting Union with FIFA but to change this very crazy ESC voting system will be a very hard job even if you are a genius like our one and only Mr. Tigerli.

It's true they really robbed Italy, Portugal, Germany and Spain several ESC victories. 

What a shame!

Good luck dearest Mr. Tigerli and I know you have such a beautiful assistant like James Bond. 

Mr. Tigerli and James Bond are my favourite heroes.

They are heroes of our time.
 
Folks enjoy a great Saturday,
 
Julia & Mats


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Patrick Macnee, star of 60s TV favourite The Avengers, dies aged 93

Patrick Macnee, star of cult TV hit The Avengers, dies
Patrick Macnee was a household name in the 60s thanks to his role in TV series The Avengers (Picture: Rexscanpix)
Actor Patrick Macnee, best known for his role as John Steed in the 60s TV favourite The Avengers, has died aged 93.According to his official website Patrick passed away on Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, surrounded by family.
His son Rupert said that he died of natural causes.
The Riverside Country Coroner’s office in California also confirmed his death, news tweeted by BBC Arts correspondent David Sillito:
Despite initial suggestions that the story might be a hoax, fans quickly flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor many described as ‘the quintessential English gentleman':
Patrick, who was born in Paddington, London in February 1922, made his film debut as an extra in 1948’s adaptation of Hamlet, and had supporting roles in a string of films throughout the 1950s.
However it was The Avengers – which ran for almost the whole of the 1960s – which made him a household name.
The first series of the show, which aired in 1961, saw Patrick’s character John Steed playing assistant to Dr David Keel, played by Ian Hendry.
However the bowler-hatted secret agent took centre stage from series two onwards, appearing alongside a succession of female sidekicks including Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson and Diana Rigg as arguably his most famous assistant Emma Peel.
The original series came to an end in 1969 but Patrick reprised the role in 1976-77 spin-off The New Avengers, which also starred Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt.




The Avengers Patrick Macnee Diana Rigg
The actor had a string of assistants in The Avengers, including Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Patrick, who became a US citizen in 1959, continued to work steadily after The Avengers, showing up in the likes of 1981 horror hit The Howling, cult comedy This Is Spinal Tap and Bond movie A View To A Kill in which he played 007’s ally Sir Godfrey Tibbett.He also showed up in the 1998 film version of The Avengers, which starred Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman as John Steed and Emma Peel.
And of course you may well remember him from his appearance in Oasis’ video for Don’t Look Back In Anger:
Patrick was married three times and had two children, Rupert and Jenny, from his first marriage to Barbara Douglas.

Queen Elizabeth on a blue pony



Queen baffled by portrait gift as she asks German president: 'Is that supposed to be my father?'

President Gauck’s official welcome for Queen gets off to distinctly awkward start when monarch reacts with disdain to her official present






















The question, for anyone having to choose a gift for the Queen, is what to give the woman who has everything.
The answer, as Germany’s president Joachim Gauck discovered on Wednesday, is certainly not a modernist portrait of Her Majesty on a blue pony.
 
The Queen reacted with disdain to the German President Joachim Gauck's gift of a painting of her and her father (Getty)
President Gauck’s official welcome of the Queen to his country got off to a distinctly awkward start when the monarch reacted with disdain to her official present, an acrylic painting by Nicole Leidenfrost.
The painting, called Horse in Royal Blue, that German President Joachim Gauck presented to the Queen (Getty)
The highly stylised picture depicted a young Princess Elizabeth on a blue pony with flecks of yellow and green, with her father George VI holding the reins.
“That’s a funny colour for a horse,” said the Queen, who probably knows as much about equine matters as anyone alive.

The original photograph the painting was based on (Royal Collection)
The monarch also struggled to identify the second figure in the portrait and asked President Gauck: “Is that supposed to be my father?”
The good-natured conversation carried on and Mr Gauck said: “Don't you recognise him?” The Queen replied: “No.”

The Queen and German President Joachim Gauck meet pupils outside Schloss Bellevue Palace (Getty)
The painting, commissioned to mark the visit, was produced from a photograph taken in 1930. It shows the Queen seated on her first Shetland pony, Peggy, a fourth birthday gift from her grandfather, George V.
An art critic's verdict: 'grotesque kitsch'
Miss Leidenfrost, 41, who is based in Wedel, near Hamburg, said it was a “big honour” for her painting to be presented to the Queen.

Nicole Leidenfrost with one of her paintings
Explaining the blue pony, she said: “I had the idea to make something really special for the Queen. I was looking on the internet for photographs and I found one of the Queen on a pony as a little girl. It was so cute and heart-warming.
“The photo was in black and white so for me it was a nice idea to do everything in colour.

“I always like to paint with bright colours and this pony is royal blue for a royal horse – that is the joke!”

The President was giving the Queen an official welcome to Germany at his official residence, the Bellevue Palace, in Berlin.


The Queen reviews a guard of honour with German President Joachim Gauck at Schloss Bellevue (Sean Gallup/Getty)
The Duke of Edinburgh received a more traditional gift of an 18th century map of Europe and the couple were also given some luxury marzipan.
Queen beams as she meets Angela Merkel
Gallery: The Queen's visit to Germany
In return, the Queen and Duke gave the president Briefe eines Verstorbenen, a four-volume set of the early 19th century letters of German nobleman Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau chronicling his journey around England, Wales, Ireland and France.
What Germans really think of British royal family
Queen's visit recalls Albert and Victoria in Coburg
The President’s partner Daniela Schadt was given a pair of candlesticks.




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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Betty MacDonald and her daughters


 

Betty MacDonald fan club fans


i can't tell you  how much I enjoyed the Betty MacDonald Fan Club Events.

The Betty MacDonald Fan Club Events DVD's are outstanding.


I hope the new one of Betty MacDonald Fan Club Royal Wedding Event in Stockholm will be available very soon.

I can't wait.

Sitting in the garden and reading Betty MacDonald's books is a great feeling. 


I'm just sitting here in the shadow. The birds are singing and I'm reading Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew. 


It's so very peaceful at the moment - but not in Betty MacDonald's book. Not at all!


As I have three daughters Betty MacDonald's descriptions of Anne and Joan make me laugh aloud. 

Stifling a strong unmotherly desire to pick up the refrigerator and hurl it after them......

Sometimes I have the same feelings. 

Do you like the book cover of Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew?

Vote for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover, please.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

If you are lucky enough you will be the owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books.

Reading Betty MacDonald's books and Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald Biography is such a joy! 

My favourites are Wolfgang Hampel's very witty Betty MacDonald Interviews. 

I'm delighted that more Betty MacDonald Interviews will be published.
 

Betty MacDonald and her very witty sister Alison Bard Burnett are great ladies. 

Both have wonderful voices and laughs. 

It's a pleasure to have them around!

I'm sending all my love to Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli.

I hope to hear from my darling very soon.  

Pleeeeaaassssseeeee...........

Wishing you a 'peaceful' Thursday - I enjoy mine very much,


Stine 



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Betty MacDonald and a new Betty MacDonald fan club book cover



Betty MacDonald fan club fans,


Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle fan club contest question isn't difficult.

There are two letters in Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection and an article in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter July 2014 by Anita and Eartha Kitt II.

After reading the letters by Betty MacDonald and the mentioned articles you know Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's names in many other countries.


Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel will be interviewed for next Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter. 
He is going to share new info on updated Betty MacDonald biography and Betty MacDonald documentary with many new interviews never published before.


Do you like the new book cover?

Vote for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover, please.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
If you are lucky enough you will be the owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books.

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli  is a very clever guy and I'm sure he enjoys life very much.

Let's have breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick.

Guys you are really great.


Wishing you a nice Wednesday,

Ulf



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