S: keeping up with the Taylors 1974 to January 2011
FC: KEEPING UP WITH THE | TAYLORS | ______
2: James Austin Taylor Born on 18th January 1974 At Ashcombe House Maternity Hospital At 14.10 Weight 7lbs 14oz
4: At the Royal Navel Hospital Gibraltar
7: Rob Won First Prize | in the painting | Competition | School Competition in 1986 to design a bin for the Royal Welsh Show | Winner | James
8: Joan Williams School of Dance | " The Lads "
22: Swansea Grand Theatre | proudly presents | April 13th 14th 15th 1993
23: Erik The Viking | The Review | The show is represented as a children's entertainment, designed for school parties. But why not office parties and chartered accountant’s outings as well? Send the kids off to see Inadmissible Evidence and save Erik for yourself. Erik was created by Terry Jones, who combines the comic genius of one of Monty Python's leading spirits with a second career as a medieval scholar. Like Tolkien, his knowledge and feel for the dark ages proves him with the foundation for wonderful stories. You also feel that he has got it right. This is how Vikings looked and dressed. This is how dragons smelt. The story tells how Erik, a family man more notable for his intellect than his brawn, sets out on the seas to find a lost father and a lost sword. He is accompanied by a band of fearless warriors, not forgetting one politically correct Vikingess. Along the way he has adventures with, in no particular order, coloured mist, a psychopathic, dragon a spoilt enchanter's daughter with a penchant for striptease, a hurricane forceful enough to take the wind out of even Michael Fish's sails, ferocious werewolf-like creatures called dogfighters, a carnivorous giant, red Indians, and the giant waterfall at the edge of the world. dreary mime out of this. "Now children, imagine that there is a Viking ship in my cupped hands." From the moment that Erik's crew produce a ship's mast apparently from nowhere and shin up it, you know that you will be in for a show of non-stop resourcefulness. Highlight of the show must be Richard Ashton's giant, garbed in ill-fitting string-vest, as low in self-esteem as he is lofty in height. But the Vikings, led by Jay Worthy as Erik and Simon Bridge as Ragner Forkbeard, brave of heart but content to leave the thoughtful stuff to Erik, flood the stage with an infectious enthusiasm that is perhaps the show's greatest asset. The whole cast is young, athletic, and clearly having a good time. One just hopes that verve never gets knocked out of them by real-life demons and monsters like the Arts Council and mean critics.
33: My Stars Do you remember years ago? When you were both so young. We’d paint and read and cut out things And just have lots of fun. And as you both grew older Your paths were never smooth Nothing broke your spirit But how it strengthened you. I know you always do your best In ever thing you do. I feel so very full of pride When I look at both of you. And when with mixed emotions, I look back through all the years. I feel again the hopes and dreams I had for you And also all the fears But most of all I feel the love That I hold for you both inside. And know that you watch out for each other And stand tall side by side. So I no longer need to worry As you’ve grown up strong and true You’ve both given me the reasons To rejoice in everything you do. Two little Stars who changed my life And brought me joy in all they’ve done My James, My Rob My angels My precious gift of sons.