20/06/2011

A Blog Hop for a blogaversary...

The lovely Sandie from itchifingers is having a 'blogaversary blog hop' today in celebration of having her blog for a year....and I was thrilled when she asked me to take part.... here is the link back to her blog if you get lost or  find any of the links not working - and hopefully you have come to me from Alexa's blog
We are all going to post on the theme of celebration....
At a risk of being boring - I'd like to share a very special celebration day for me - which was for my 50th birthday...
I have been a lifelong fan of The Osmonds since my teen years and for my 50th birthday my OH treated me  to a meet and greet package when the Osmonds came over for their Anniversary tour. This tour was slightly different to normal as ALL of them were performing together, this included Marie and Donny who normally perform separately to the brothers... I got to see them rehearsing and doing the sound check for the concert-there was also a question and answer session. I got to meet - hug- and chat to all of them and then had front row seats for the evening concert...I know everone has different tastes but for me, this fulfilled a lifelong dream and it is a day I will always remember...here are some photos from the day - I also met Antony Costa as he had come to watch his 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here' buddy Jimmy Osmond .
A photo of them alltogether after their rehearsal..

A shot of Alan and Donny - Alan doesn't perform so much now..

Getting a close - ish shot of Donny...

Yours truly with Antony Costa...

So - that's one of my favourite 'celebration ' memories...I hope you enjoyed reading it (even though you MAY just have heard  this story before !!)
This post has been brough to you by the letter F.... the letter you need to collect for Sandie's giveaway.
Congratulations on one year of blogging Sandie....
and now I'd like to hand you over to the lovely Lynne who is the next person to hop to ...
Happy Hopping ! 

10 comments:

dandelion dreamer said...

Oh weren't you so LUCKY!!!!! Wonderful memory. Thanks for sharing.Moira

JulieJ said...

I remember liking the Osmonds at infant school, but my tastes changed. Glad you had such a great time.

Ruth said...

Your on-going love of the Osmonds does make m smile!

alexa said...

What a special day to celebrate! Glad you have such happy memories.

Sian said...

It's a great story!

furrypig said...

I actually preferred David Cassidy but I also had several Osmonds records whilst in primary school! Must have been an amazing day to meet your idols!

Karen said...

Ohhhhh Donny and David Cassidy were my heros when I was a teenager and their posters were on the inside of my locker at school.

fatmonica said...

What a fantastic way to celebrate your 50th birthday!I'm so jealous!Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Jimjams said...

What a wonderful present for your 50th - 11/10 to your DH!!
I can't believe how little Donny has aged - I was a fan too, though not in your class LOL!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

~swoon~ You KNEW I'd like this post, Denise. I'll never get tired of hearing this story!