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Showing posts with label Bernie Dwyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bernie Dwyer. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 December 2021

On Another Road Trip....

Ill-conceived love is like a Christmas cracker - one massively disappointing bang and the novelty soon wears off -
Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Welcome to my Saturday fun 👍
I had a lovely warm hug.
We listened to "Sounds of the 60s" in bed. 
The top 3 UK Singles 1963.
Breakfast with brew.
Thermal vest goes on.
Shopping trolley loaded up.
Drops off one son at work.
Now onto Droitwich.
We park up, now to explore the fun with Droitwich Lions.
We bought some books and DVDs.
Then we moved onto the nearby Charity Shop and bought a cookie tea shaped like a Gingerbread House.
Back to the car we went.
Moved the car.
Now to look around Droitwich Charity Shops.
Bought a Minion and Churchhill the Dog.
 I bumped into a Governor from the school I used to dish up dinners for in Wilkinsons.
That large bag of bird food looked very heavy he was carrying.
I wished in a Happy Christmas and carried on shopping.
While hubby was in Coffee #1
I got some things from the Works.
Went to see the Salvation Army playing.
Goes back to the car to put the shopping Trolley in.
Nips into Waitrose to get some bits.
On the way to Dunelm we listen to Pick Of the Pops from 1965.
We was a bit miffed that he didn't play↓
Even my younger son was miffed off.
He liked the song!
One great song he did play was:
Gene Pitney was there too.
Len Barry as well:
The Beatles were at number 3:
And at number 2:
At Number 1 is:
Time for a coffee and nibble.
They did have blue milk \o/
Got my linings for my curtains.
Nipped into Lidl to get a bag of carrots.
Next I bought a Christmas Wreath and gave them the bag of carrots for their horses.
Visited my mum and dad and gave them the wreath.
Picked up son from work.
Gets back home.
Unpacks the car with all the goodies..
The 4th door of my Advent Calender is:
The Christmas tree is coming down tomorrow.
So I made room for it, while hubby done the tea.
Tea is served!
Quick look in the newspaper afterwards:
Bernard "Bernie" Dwyer was an English Drummer most famous for his work with the 60s Manchester beat group Freddie and the Dreamers.He was the first Drummer for Freddie and the Dreamers when they first formed in 1963. Since he couldn't do The Freddie (A Dance move made by The Dreamers) during performances due to him being sat down, Dwyer would bob his head left to right. He remained in the band until 1971. 
He sadly died aged 62 in 2002
The Beatles release "Beatles For Sale", their fourth studio album in 1964.
We carried on the four programmes on Live And Death Row.

The Mass Execution consists of four 60 or 75 minute episodes looking at the 8 inmates on Arkansas death row who's executions were pushed forward due to the expiration date on the Midazolam used in these executions.
The we watched Series 1 of Life and Death Row.
Episode 1, Execution:
   With unprecedented access inside prison walls, it discovers what it's like to live with the threat of the death chamber, as well as hearing from victims and their families and the family of those on death row - some praying for execution, some hoping for a reprieve. Each episode focuses on a key aspect of the system - execution, trial and appeal.
For two of the youngest men on death row in Texas, execution day has arrived. Victim Nikki Daniels reflects on her kidnapping ordeal by murderer Richard Cobb and battles with her conflicting desires to forgive him, while the mother of death row inmate Anthony Haynes fights to use the final 72 hours to halt her son's execution for the murder of a police officer.
Episode 2:Judgement.
 This film follows the trial of 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr, with remarkable access to the jury members charged with reaching a verdict on allegations that Heinze beat his father and seven members of his family to death. As the trial progresses, there is legal manoeuvring while evidence about the brutal killings unfolds.
Sleep Tea time.
Now off to bed as the heating has gone off!




Friday, 11 September 2020

When The Computer Keeps Saying No!

I can't  understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones - John Cage 
Woo hoo it's here again!
 *Friday Feeling*
 Hug and Brew↑
Hubby went to work in the Living Room.
I enjoyed coffee↓
 My baking hand was starting to itch...
I had a quick play with Kenny the Kenwood.
Once the cake was in the oven.
I got out the red crock pot to make Stew with Dumplings...
Once cake has cooled down,
The Crock pot took it's place in the oven.
Decorated the cake↓
 Coffee and Walnut Cake.
Light lunch time↓
 Our Home Tests for Covid-19 arrived \o/
 As normal it doesn't go smooth!
I tried to register my test on the government website...
7 times I tried it.
Even on my mobile...
I had to phone up 119 Help line...
The waiting music sounded like it was out of a Willy Wonka film↓
 I finally got through after 45 minutes on hold!
She said,"The website is playing up!".
I gave her my date of birth.
When she read it back to me, she was a day out!!!
She registered my home kit.
Now to do the test!
The mouth test made us gag.....
The nose test made us bring water to our eyes...
Packed up the box...
Dropped them off in the pillar box.
(Hopefully it went get to Glasgow tomorrow) 
Belated Tea at 3.
Temperature was going up again↗↗↗
Fell asleep trying to get it down.
The oven was put on..
More of NYPD Blue while we waited for the tea to be ready.
 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers).He would have been 80 years old 🎈
He died aged 62 in 2002.
Brian  De Palma  is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, crime and psychological thriller genres. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1972), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Casualties of War (1989), Carlito's Way (1993), and Femme Fatale (2002).He is 80 years old 🎈
Lorne  Greene was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer. His notable television roles include Ben Cartwright on the Western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the original science-fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials.He died on this day in 1987 aged 72. 
 Jessica  Tandy  was an English-American actress. Tandy appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award, four Tony Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.She died on this day in 1994 aged 85 years old.
 The September 11 attacks, often referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and substantial long-term health consequences, in addition to at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. It is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively.
 I was waiting to pick up my six year old son from First school when it came on the radio about the first plane hitting the first tower.
Tea was ready.
More binge watching of:
With some Sleep Tea
 I checked my tracking number on my Covid -19 test. It arrived in Birmingham earlier on its merry way to Glasgow....
Hopefully I won't have to wait too long for the result!.