Coronation Street

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Seriously ITV, is this the best you can do? Coronation street has become and abysmal predictable, depressing show. I’m 61 years old and have been watching Coronation Street since I was a child, most likely since the very first episode. Ena Sharples, Minnie Caldwell, Albert Tatlock!!!! Elsie Tanner (Swinging Dodgy). I’ve sympathized with Hilda Ogden. Laughed with Eddie Yates, Stan Ogden, Curly Watts, Jack and Vera Duckworth. It was ALWAYS a pleasure. Annie and Jack Walker, Bet Lynch! All of these people had personality.
Now, the enjoyable characters in the street are overshadowed by the nasty unlikable predictably awful folks. The unbearable Kayla, dear lord, who thought that one up? Most of the recent additions in the ill-fated street have personality or add value to the show.
Like many folks, after over fifty years, I picked up the remote and said ENOUGH! My husband gave a sigh of relief!
What will make me watch again? Hard to say but getting rid of Kayla, Peter Barlow, Tracy Barlow (in fact the whole damn Barlow Family) would be a great improvement. The show would be much better without sappy Toya, whining Maria and the terrible acting of Simon, the ridiculous broody teenager. Kevin doesn’t add much and for heavens sake can someone get him to wash. Also are folks in the Manchester area always that tanned?
A new plot would help, not sad repetitions of previous ones. Coronation is a like a very bad Groundhog day. Endless, mindless and depressing.

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The ‘Rovers Return’

This is where I had my first drink in my first local pub.

I have not blogged here since last year.

This is my travel blog and since returning from Roma, I haven’t travelled. How sad is that?

In a little over a month I am going back to England for the first time since the death of my mother in 2002.

It will be the first time my daughter and husband have been back since we moved here in 1995. As well as visiting friends and family and having fun in London, we will be making a trip to Brompton on Swale. I lived in this picturesque village from 1967 until I was married in 1977. My parents are buried there.

As well as visiting them where they rest, I will be making a trip to the King William IV, which used to be my local pub. I am now a published author and my first short story starts in the King William IV. I hope the current Landlord/Landlady will like my story when I take them a copy.

Keep checking into my re-activated blog for the count down to the ‘Rovers Return’ and updates about my ‘Guy at the Bar’ story.

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