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Showing posts with label Aretha Franklin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aretha Franklin. Show all posts

Monday 16 August 2021

Oh Yeah, It's Monday!

If you can afford it, then there is no pleasure in buying it 
- Wallis Simpson
Welcome along to my Monday 🚦
Nice hug
The milk had gone off, so no cup of tea this morning...
Orange juice this morning instead.
I gave hubby a nice sloppy wet πŸ’‹before he went to work.
I went back to bed for a bit..
(Stupid Mistake!)
I woke up late felt like πŸ’©
Now out to get some milk,newspaper and bargains.
 While get the £1 coin out for the newspaper, the zip got jammed!
(It's going to be one of days is it!)
I parked behind a car outside the Newsagent Shop. The car driver shot me a look when she got back to car. I watched her from inside the shop, to make sure she didn't hit my car as she reversed her car.
(I left her loads of room!)
Further on, the traffic lights stopped me for no reason, as there were no other cars at the three way lights!
(Going to be one of those days!)
I gets down to Studley.
Now to use my offers on the Co-op card!
50p off Starbucks drin
50p off my shopping!
Got more milk!
Now to have a quick look in the Charity Shop.
Loads of bargain buys on the DVDS!
Gets back home.
The coffee machine was put on .
Unpacking my bargains...
Now for coffee...
Tumble drier went on
(As I don't trust the weather!)
I had a week's newspapers to catch up with.
So I caught up todate with everything.
The 3 green recycle bins are being emptied this Thursday... 
Now for lunch.
Done more tidying up to Tea at 3.
Then I went out to get a Lucky Bag from Morrisons.
(It's a good job I only got one, as the other two bags were the same as mine!)
I did my Stir Fry, but I had a little meat with it.
Mmmm  what to watch?
Hubby came back from visiting his dads.
He had a sloppy wet πŸ’‹
We carried on watching Netflix.
I quickly looked in today's newspaper before I pressed start.
Aretha Franklin  was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Referred to as the "Queen of Soul", she is regarded as the most influential female vocalist of the 1960s. Franklin began her career as a child, singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister.
At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While her career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Chain of Fools", "Think" and "I Say a Little Prayer" propelled her past her musical peers. 
She died on this day in 2018 aged 76. 
Sleep Tea Time.
My kids are going to have their first Covid jab tomorrow....
Hopefully there won't be screams!



Tuesday 3 December 2019

Living It Up On Tuesday!

If absolute power corrupts, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? Harry Shearer
Welcome to another cold day...
The warm leggings, and thermal knickers are coming be worn!
I had a cup of tea and hug to start the day!
 I heard the sad news that Greedy Smith (Andrew Smith) of Mental As Anything has died yesterday aged 63 of an heart attack.
(My tribute to him is the song at the end of this blog post)
I gives everyone sloppy πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ before I went.
 I deices the car...
(It's still cold↑)
 When I got down to my lollipop job.
The sun was coming up↗↗↗
 I did see two more tanks driving past me..
(they only de-iced the driver's part of the windscreen)
Finished in one piece.
At least the temperature is going up↗↗↗ 
 I have coffee and nibbles↓
 I did some housework
followed by some light lunch↓
 Out in the sunshine↓
 With my Santa Hat↓
 More singing along↓
 Andy Williams, American singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show),would have been 92 years old.🎈
He died aged 84 in 2012
Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man is 68 years old 🎈
Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand- English singer is 40 years old 🎈
 While singing along with Daniel, I looked across the fields of fun↓
 I finished with a red face..
More singing (or finger tapping) along on the way home↓
 Another CD arrived for me to listen to when I got home↓
 My Xmas jumper for Xmas Jumper Day on December 13th arrived too↓
 Enjoying a quick coffee and nibble↓
 Then out to do my lollipop job↓
 Low lying sun problem again↑
One taxi driver was shaking his head at me, who I stopped with my stick so I could cross some kids over.
Another driver had to slam on his brakes or he would have hit me!
Finished in one piece!
Gets home, gets changed, then off to Happy Place of Work
Gets back,
Gets tea sorted.
Eats it↓ 
  Then off to do some more singing while working↓
I gets back to watch a bit of a great film on Netflix↓
 We only watched an hour....
Then off to share a warm bed with Hubby...


Thursday 3 January 2019

Trying To Release The Red Stuff...

A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat - P. J O' Rourke.
I have a bad enough time trying to sleep,
(I am a light sleeper).
I had a loud snore in my ear....
So I resolved the problem,
(besides giving a elbow in the ribs and a quick kick)
I got up to enjoy tea and toast,
Plus I watched an episode of Kirstie's Homemade Christmas..
 Before falling asleep again...
Later on, Hubby warmed my breakfast back up with he went to work.
He a big πŸ’‹ goodbye.
I had a phone call,
Someone is coming out to look at the roof tomorrow..
(It's blowing a gale in the loft) 
Another pop star has passed away.
It is 
Daryl  Dragon 

 He died from from renal failure at the age of 76 years old.
I had to go and have a blood test.
Out into the cold I went.
 Anyone fancy a shopping trolley,toilet,fridge or garden chair???↑↑↑
 Parks up at the hospital.
  All ready to try to get that rare thing out of arm...
(My veins don't like giving blood at the best of times....) 
I looked at the Birthdays
 John Thaw: British actor,(The Sweeney,Inspector Morse) would have been
77 years old.
(He died at the age of 60 in 2002)

Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers]: British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), would have been 97 years old .
(He died aged 72 in 1992)
  Joy Adamson([Friederike Viktoria Gessner]: Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free),was murdered by her servant at the age of 69 in 1980.
 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin in 1987

Once that was done, I tried to pay to get our of the car park...
2 cards were declined..
 Walked back to car to see how much loose change I had.
£2.50 in 20p,10p and 5p.
Then I tried my card using contactless...
Surprise Surprise, it worked!!!!
I was out of there in under 20 minutes!!
Back home for coffee and lunch..
 Had a nice packet through the post.
 Free gift↓
 Now I can try and use my knitting looms to knit my own hat....
Went back out...
Today's hat was the pink one!
 I parked by the college, as older son needed to collect his order from town.
 Then I went around to see my dad.
 We had strong words
( I did, as I don't like being accused of stirring the shit, when I haven't).
I got back home ..↓
 Sorted out the evening meal.
Went to work.
Came back for another strong coffee.
My kids have found Shaun the Sheep on Netflix.
 Making plans on how to use tomorrow Friday's Feeling...🍾🍾🍾