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Excellent

Once in a lifetime opportunity!

Absolutely none!

Having a wee browse through the Ciao Café I came across the chance to write about my 15 minutes of fame. Well, it's fame of sorts … The opportunity came 14 years ago when I called in at my local library one evening and got chatting to the new librarian This extremely enthusistic lady published a...

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Excellent

It feels good and you want to do it again.

None at all!

My art involves creating beautiful food that tastes delicious as well as looking great, so one day recently I was in a client’s kitchen occupying myself doing just that. As usual I had the radio on as a background and was pottering around getting lunch ready, when I heard the DJ announce...

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Good

Erm... you tell me!

And again!

… but I was wearing my feminist dungarees! 1984 was the year of the miner's strike. It was also my first year as an undergraduate at Essex University. Much to my mother's chagrin, I'd chosen Essex over York, principally for its reputation as a left wing college. For a stroppy little teenager with...

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Good

“MR ZEEMAN ON AIR”

published 27/04/2003

Putting faces to names.

Having to cope with putting faces to names.

Way back in the early 1980s I was bra-less; argumentative; and supplementing my meagre income from part-time art lecturing, with payments from teaching short weekend/evening classes in any subject under the sun. Somebody asked me to run a 10-week Saturday morning "Controversial Women's Issues"...

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Excellent

“One Down, 14 To Go”

published 25/04/2003

I'm in a national Music magazine

It doesn't really count, 'cause they spelt my name...

I’ve always flirted with fame, you know. Well, to be honest, I’ve always flirted with pretty much anything, but that’s not entirely relevant here. Sadly, up until recently, my brushes with fame have been infrequent, and never lasted long. The same is also true of my…no, that’s not relevant either...

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Excellent

“I was good once you know”

published 09/05/2003

Great experience

Swallowing the bitter pill of defeat

When I saw SohoBlack's submission in this category (check it out it is very amusing), I knew I had to include my own little plug about my time in the spotlight. 1988 I was 13 years old and in the 2nd year of comprehensive school when a flyer was passed around asking if people wanted to apply for...

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Satisfactory

“In A Flap On The Rock”

published 04/04/2003

A possibility of public recognition and adulation

A possibility of public shame and humiliation

Andy Warhol, the pop artist (remember the Campbell’s soup tin painting?) famously remarked in 1968, "In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes." He was making a point about the growth of communications media and how they gave ever-greater exposure to ever-larger numbers...

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Good

“Hey, I'm Walking Here”

published 04/04/2003

Gives you something to talk about.....

......again and again and again

Actually, this may not make a very long opinion, because my “Fifteen Minutes Of Fame” wasn’t even fifteen minutes in length, unless you count the following day’s aftermath. I’ve never subscribed to the “Hallo Mum” school of thought that says any appearance in the media is to be pursued and...

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Excellent

“I've been on the telly!”

published 17/01/2008

I'm famous

none!

I have been on the telly more than once . Here I will share my "telly experiences! " hehe! * * * * * * * My 1st Telly Moment * * * * * * * * One day when I was 12 I was on the X Change website ( a CBBC tv show) when I saw that Girls Aloud were coming on the show and wanted viewers to send in...

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Excellent

I can point at myself and say 'Look! There I am!'

People get tired of me pointing at myself, saying ...

I'll be honest, all my life, I have been struck with a desire to be recognisable to as many people as possible, but have never realised this. These days, I'm not so bothered, which will come as a relief to those friends of mine who have been unfortunate enough to have been with me in town when I...

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Excellent

Cheap stuff

flu

In October 2003 I had a one man Art exhibition in Gallerij IZBA in Serbia and Montenegro. The sequence of events that lead to my show in 2003 started in 1999 when I met a serbian guy called Mileta, we got on very well and started working together. As a couple of years passed we drifted a little...

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Excellent

Meeting Richard O'Brien

Damn it was cold

I have had a little more than 15 minutes of fame thanks to the TV Programme entitled 'The Crystal Maze'. When I was 15/ 16, I was seriously into the 'Rocky Horror Show'. I loved Richard O'Brien. I also enjoyed shows such as 'Knightmare' and 'The Adventure Game' where you actually had to DO...

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Super

“Lets stand up and be counted”

published 28/07/2003

An Abundance

none so far

*~~~~~*~~~~~* I have started to voice my opinion on the way that the disabled people get get treated. *~~~~~*~~~~~~* How it all started. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Last october my husband purchased a motorised scooter for me, as I have been having problems with my mobility and it's getting worse so...

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Excellent

“Just a few more?”

published 24/09/2003

Friends wanted me to go shopping with me

Didn't last long

I'm the kind of person who finds out famous people are coming to town, two weeks after they have. I've never won anything apart from the Haven Holidays Junior Joker prize when I was 10, and I'm pretty unlucky in general. My fifteen minutes of fame, isn't all that dazzling. But it's the biggest...

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Excellent

I gave something back to the city that i grew up i...

time consuming and not paid

This is about my 15 mins of fame and how i became apart of Crew 2002 Macnhester.... A few years ago, i said if Manchester ever get the Commonwealth Games, i want to be a part of it.... People laughed as I have one kidney, osteoarthritis and asthma.. They wont let you take part.. Well lets see...

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