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WELCOME TO THE ROARING TWENTIES!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.


The roaring 20's begin and I sit here reminiscing and listening to music I haven't heard for a while... (See video below - an oldie but goodie)


I can't believe 2019 flew by so fast and we are now in a new decade.


The roaring 20's are now here, which is an odd thing to say, as it brings to mind the 1920's; 'The Jazz Age' when people decided they wanted to party.


It seems little has changed society wise, but my party days seems so far behind me... where have the years gone?


A hundred years ago, Prohibition was in full effect and ALL women across the US were finally given the right to vote.


It was also during this decade the Charleston and the Breakaway was all the rage; not that I'll be taking either up anytime soon. I'm 45 now and galumphing across the dancefloor, no matter the genre, would go viral for all the wrong reasons.


So, what does 2020 bring for me?

1. Shed the excess pounds - 1 chin is always better than 5.

2. Get fit - not through dance, although my vibroplate might make a reapparance.

3. Prepare for my first book signing - I am already nervous about this, but it's something I've wanted to do for some time, and with my writing partner, Mother-in-Law and bestest friend, Netta Newbound, by my side, what can go wrong?


Plenty as it happens because Netta does like to party, and we are going to be in Blackpool after all...


Known as the Vegas of the North, it has everything from rollercoasters (No way! - I vomit on the teacups) to Funny Girls (Yes please, thank you very much, don't mind if I do!), to Fish & Chips (Make mine a large Cod with Mushy Peas).


Mmmmm! Thinking about the latter, it can't come soon enough for me.


It's been years since I was last in Blackpool, and it is shaping up to be a family affair with many of mine and Netta's family joining us, plus our respective partners, so maybe I shouldn't be nervous at all as I will finally get to meet many of the people that have supported me since the release of 'Promised Land Lane' in 2017.


I'll be checking in quite often to let you know how things are going, and maybe I will see you there;


BOOKS ON THE BEACH

VILLAGE HOTEL - BLACKPOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd 2020


Get your tickets here; https://www.facebook.com/groups/booksonthebeach/


Bye for now!


With Love...

MARCUS x


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