December 2017 - Jan Leeming Blog

Jan Leeming

Shoreham 2007

Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 30th December 2017

ANSWERING CORRESPONDENCE Dear Readers of my Scribblings, I really do try to answer all of you who are kind enough to write to me via my Website but I’ve got completely out of kilter recently. I received so many comments, questions, queries etc after Marigolds on Tour in Cuba that I’ve lost my... Read more...


Date: 21st December 2017

Marigolds on Tour - Iceland Watched the second group of Real Marigold Hotel participants ‘On Tour’ in Iceland - Paul Nicholas, Dennis Taylor, Sheila Ferguson and Rusty Lee - and really enjoyed it. They were funny, witty, obviously enjoying themselves and I think genuinely liked each other as they... Read more...


Date: 15th December 2017

Dear Chaps Am flattered that you'd like to meet me but, atthough you know a great deal about me and what I look like, I know nothing about you.   If you are seriously wanting to meet would you be kind enough to write to me via my Manager and attach a... Read more...


Date: 15th December 2017

Hallo Dear Ladies I wore three white tops in Cuba The pintuck one I wore shopping with Wayne - bought in Australia 3 years ago The one I wore on my 'date' - bought at an Outlet Centre in Dover so I'm sure there'd be none left The other one with the frills at the bottom - Joseph... Read more...

MARIGOLDS ON TOUR - CUBA - BBC1 - 11th Dec. 9.00pm

Date: 10th December 2017

Obviously I couldn’t write about Cuba and Marigolds on Tour until all was announced. So prior to the transmission on Monday, I am able to tell you a little about Cuba and Havana which is where we did most of our filming After the programme I’ll be able to expand a little more but, like all good... Read more...


Date: 9th December 2017

Jennifer Buxton RIP I am a self confessed romantic and hoarder and find it very difficult to throw away correspondence - that was in the days when people actually wrote letters not emails. I’m intending to move and although I’m not exactly downsizing, my prospective new abode has far less... Read more...


Date: 8th December 2017

Thank you for reading my Blogs and for your support throughout the year. Can't believe I've had René for 15 months - it is as if he has always been with me.  He's a dear little chap with so much character and intelligence.  Have to admit he's got me wound around his little... Read more...

MARIGOLDS ON TOUR - CUBA Dec 11th BBC 1 9.00pm

Date: 7th December 2017

Marigolds on Tour After the success of the Real Marigold Hotel in 2015, there was a spin off - Marigolds on Tour. I was not one of the ‘chosen ones’ last year but this year Rosemary Schrader was unable to take part in the Cuba filming due to other commitments. I wasn’t too keen but then... Read more...