What’s In A Name?

Well…a lot, if your name is like mine and you’ve suffered years of people saying it wrong.

The latest was Google Assistant. I accidentally kicked it in on my phone earlier this evening, and the female voice said my name that instantly grated on me! L*A*relle – hard A. It sounded yuk!

I subsequently learned you could teach her how to say it correctly. A first attempt was better…but still wasn’t quite right…

A couple more attempts and it was spot on!

The whole time I’m thinking “if only she could just say it like Jim does”…
And then I was thinking of Liverpool and meeting him for the first time and what he said the first time he saw me…and I couldn’t help myself…

NEVER had I been so happy to be called “you” as when Jim said it. Lol. But how I loooove hearing him say my name. He’ll probably never, ever say it again now. Lol

Happy Anniversary Bristol Toblerones – Plural…

Tonight, one year ago…yet ANOTHER dream was fulfilled. I never thought it possible! Surely ONE dream in a week being fulfilled is enough? Actually…the previous two weeks had been just…beyond anything I EVER imagined.

Meeting David Tennant. Having a photo with him and my ticket stub signed by him.
Taking my first trip to Glasgow…for a Minds gig (my second trip to Glasgow in total).
Meeting Jim for the first time in Liverpool.
Meeting him AGAIN in Bridlington. Having Catherine dedicate Rivers Of Ice to me! Posing for photos with Jim. Him putting his arm around me! Just…I could have ALREADY died happy!

And then, at Bristol…this!

Another dream come true. To have him say my name!

I just wanted to hear him say it to me! I NEVER expected him to say it in a room full of people! And then I am put on the backfoot…my head is spinning…he just said my name and now I am expected to respond to a question! The pedant in me is thinking, “This is an important question, get it right!” And the other part of me is saying, “How would I know? I have NO bloody idea! I left school when I was 14! You are ssooo asking the wrong person here! But…I love you!”

I can’t tell you how many times I have played it. Not…EVERY day…and not very often now. But today I did. A very special anniversary.

One year on, and Jim…thank you. For ever…pandering to such a silly, pathetic, sad excuse of a fangirl. It means everything. It always will.