Crap isn’t it? If you’re overseas you may have heard about the floods up north. In Pompey it just seems endlessly dark and damp – 3.30 right now but more like early evening – hailstorm earlier and a cold wind to add.In 1966 I made little comment on the weather until this day which was Monday 10 January. I was going back to school tomorrow so had my haircut as they gave us endless grief if any part of it was long enough to grip.
This was bad timing as it snowed and laid overnight (as a consequence of which I caught the bus to school rather than my good old bike). My ears would have been cold.
On that Monday, I also bought Wilson Pickett’s new (first?) album of which I have no recollection whatsoever. Incidentally I haven’t mentioned much TV because I didn’t watch it very often, but on Wednesday 5 January I made a note that I saw the Who playing “It’s Not True” on BBC1’s Whole Scene Going which was on from 6.30-7pm. I’ve checked it out and more details include, introduced by Wendy Varnals and Barry Fantoni (interesting bloke, check him on Wikipedia) and featuring also Spike Milligan and Lulu. It was the first edition of the weekly show. At 7pm there was a football soap opera called United and at 7.30pm The Best of Hancock’s Half Hour