My son’s sixteenth and my crush on Donny Osmond


I cannot believe it! At the beginning of February, my younger son Jack turns 16! 

I remember giving birth to this child so well. He weighed 10lbs 2 and a half ounces and looked so grown up I felt he'd be doing a paper round as soon as I got him home! I was actually the talk of the Maternity Home… no one else had had a baby that big. So, all the new mums used to come round and gasp, just as I had done when he was delivered! So proud, yet so strange to think of him so grown up. 

I remember my 16th birthday… do you? I was given The Stylistics album "You Make Me Feel Brand New" and also Ringo Starr's "You're Sixteen".  All my girlfriends came round for supper and we watched Donny Osmond arriving at Heathrow Airport for his England Tour. I can recall us burning the burgers we were meant to be grilling!

I tell you, if Debbie Greenwood had a big crush on David Cassidy, mine for Donny was monumental. His favourite colour and inside leg measurements are just a few things still engraved on my heart. I actually went to see him in Brighton the October before last and screamed and wept along with the rest of them!

Did you have any childhood crushes?

Love Ali x

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