Monday, 3 August 2015

RIP, my namesake.

When I introduce myself, it goes a little something like this:

Me: "Hello, I am Cilla"

Them: "Oh Hi Celia".

Me: "No, Cilla. C-I-L-L-A"

Them: "Is that short for Priscilla?"

Me: "No, Cilla is the name on my birth certificate".

Them: "What nationality is that?"

Me: "British. As in Cilla Black, the singer. That's who I was named after."

(their response will depend on how old they are, if they are 45 or over, no further explanation is required)

I was very sad to hear that my namesake, Cilla Black, had passed away at age 72. That is not very old, and I had no idea she was ill.

She was very much loved in the UK, for her bubbly personality, common touch, big heart and bigger voice. I don't have the big voice (cept for maybe in my car) but the other things I can aspire to.

RIP Cilla Black.


Oh yeah, I have submitted my thesis.

Keen for other pursuits, I baked a Lemon Meringue pie, made with the surfeit of lemons we have

Celebratory dinner at a nice restaurant tomorrow, and off to the Dandenongs on the weekend.

That'll be all for tonight.

Q and A will be good tonight - no politicians so should be a good 'un.


  1. So sad about Cilla! Used to love Blind Date (being Brit and over 45)
    Excellent news about your doctorate! Xxx

  2. Well done on the Thesis submitting! THe lemon pie and celebratory dinner sound like the perfect way to celebrate. So you're not a Priscilla then? I wasn't sure as Cilla was her nickname, so I had thought maybe you were the same! xx

  3. Congratulations on submitting your thesis!!!! So exciting. Have a big slice of that pie for me! Ps love the name Cilla