living-fit

First time making sushi and I have to say, I’m feeling rather smug.. this one’s filled with short grain rice, carrot and cucumber with lettuce and soy sauce! And there are 20 pieces if anyone’s wondering 😏😋💪🍙🍙🍙 I’m feeling okay today, but overall not too well. I’m having a lot of digestive issues and I’m rather worried about what I can and can’t eat! Hopefully my appointment with the nutritionist and acupuncture session next week will help. #fingerscrossed

George Harrison, late 1940s, as included in Living in the Material World. (And previously posted on the blog here.

Photo © Harrison Family

“Over tea and spice cake on the house veranda [at Friar Park], George [Harrison] also recalls his boyhood exploits embodying the crusading knight in Sir Walter Scott’s 1819 novel ‘Ivanhoe’ while outfitted in cardboard armor of his own construction.” - Billboard, 19 June 1999 [x] [x]

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“‘But [as a child] he would always give you an entertainment if you asked him,’ says Mrs Harrison. ‘He would get down behind a chair and do you a puppet show.’” - Louise Harrison about George as a child, quoted in The Beatles by Hunter Davies [x]

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“George was always very independent. He never wanted any asistance of any kind. When we used to send him to Mrs Quirk’s the butcher’s we’d give him a note but he’d throw it away the minute he got outisde our house. Mrs Quirk used to see his little face coming over the counter and know who it was. 'Haven’t you got a note?’ she would say. 'I don’t need one,’ George’d say. 'Three-quarters of best pork sausages please.’ He’d not be much more than two and half when he did that. All the neighbours knew him.” - Louise Harrison, The Beatles by Hunter Davies

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“I took [George] to school [Dovedale Primary] that first day, across Penny Lane. He wanted to stay dinners right from the beginning. The next day, as I was getting my coat off the hanger, he said, ‘Oh no, I don’t want you to take me!’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, ‘I don’t want you to be one of the nosy mothers, standing round the gates talking.’ He’s always been against nosy mothers. He used to hate all the neighbors who stood around gossiping.” - Louise Harrison, The Beatles by Hunter Davies [x]

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“Once when I was eight or nine years old, Mr. Lyons… a teacher, caned me and got me on the wrist. It was swollen and when I got home, I tried to hide it but my father saw it and the next day he came down to the school and Mr. Lyons was called out of the class and my dad ‘stuck one’ on him.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine [x]

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“George was always full of fun as a child. He never caused any big trouble and the neighbors liked him a lot, which is unusual with little boys. I was very proud of the way he liked to help old people. I used to take George around with me when I went visiting elderly people in our district. I remember one day, when I took him to the pictures with me. He was only eight. When we came out there was an old tramp sitting on a wall. George immediately suggested that we give half-a-crown. Money meant nothing at all to him then and he couldn’t see why I shouldn’t give money to every old person we met.” - Louise Harrison, The Beatles Book, September 1965 [x] [x]