Category Archives: Letters to Ticker…

The Carnival is Over…

When they were choosing the music for today I just kept quiet about ‘our song’—-

!967 and, as we lay on your bed in Bishops Lydeard, listening to Pick of the Pops before I left to catch the train back to Bath, the Seekers were at number 1 —

“—how it breaks my heart to leave you” was the lyric that made my tears fall—

How could I listen to that same song this afternoon when the Goodbye is so hard—?

Only you and I know the secret memories that were framed by this—

Good night, Tick — God bless xxxx


A letter to Ticker…

“There won’t be time for any more music—-” considered Rev. Alison when Stuart and Colin asked if they could just squeeze this into the set which has been arranged for next Wednesday—



Well, Tick, you know how strange things have often happened for us; then you’ll believe me when I tell you that , just before 8am this morning, I thought, “I think I’ll turn the radio on just to hear the news—” (after a week where it has sat silent on the table in the corner)—and this was playing on BBC’s Radio 2!

The song had been adopted and adapted by Timex in 1960 to advertise their watches with the slogan ‘Ticker, Ticker Timex’ woven into the lyrics — your proudly showing off the Christmas present on your wrist that year, had your mates chanting the jingle and creating the nickname that stuck with you to this day—

Made me cry (just a little bit!) and then I wondered how come you’re shuffling the DJ’s tracks when you’re s’posed to be getting a little corner of Paradise ready for when I come to join you—-

Love you xxxx