Now, I’ll admit, I was late to the party on this one. But I have a very good reason.
I started working at the Legion in 2009. People who knew me in those days will remember that I was quietly spoken, never swore, was relatively neat and wouldn’t say boo to a goose.
And then, obviously, I blossomed.
My language became more colourful and expansive. My voice is still deep, occasionally soft, but more husky than anything else. Neat is for dental hygienists, and I haven’t seen a goose in years. I don’t know what I might say to one, should I run into a goose.
Anyway, getting back to the Legion. When I was new, I didn’t drink much but, one thing and another, life and such, I got quite good at drinking. I was at the Legion whether I was working or not. We’ll push past my drinking because this is positive, and it’s under control now, I promise.
In the early days, the fellas at the Legion came up to escape the television. The wife would have her soaps, and the living room was hers alone from around 7.30-9pm. The chaps came up for a drink, a chat, a little reminiscing. They were happy with the radio, but not TV. So, for five years of patchy sobriety, I missed a lot of telly. And when Aimée moved in and I took control of most of my life, I wasn’t in the habit of teatime telly, so I remained somewhat bereft.
I missed some killer storylines in EastEnders and worse, I missed the inception of Bernie and Serena (Berena).
So, you’ve got Catherine Russell, who’s father in real life was Mr. Rumbold, and Jemma Redgrave, who’s a Redgrave, as a couple on Holby City and I wasn’t told this because…? Yeah, I don’t know either.
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Thank God for YouTube because otherwise I’d have to use my imagination.
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As TV lesbian couples go, they’re totally adorable. Whack them on the list of Happy Things, methinks.