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Saturday, 2 April 2022

Time to Use My Green Fingers!

If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it - J.P Morgan
Welcome to my Saturday Fun πŸ’„
Nice big hug to start the day.
Brew with Breakfast.
We listened to "The Sound of the 60s".
UK Top 3 from 1965.
The Yardbirds - For Your Love. 
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time.
Unit 4+2 = Concrete & Clay.
I had a good singalong with:
Thermal vest goes on.
Freezing outside.
Drops off son at work.
Then it's off to the car boot!
Got two whiskey barrels...
Now to have a look around...
The man was there from last week, selling white fake roses. I told him what happened to my parent's grave last Tuesday.
I got all the flowers for £3.
I also got another sewing box and musical box.
We walked around twice.
Now back home we go.
Unpacked the car.
Then off to the garden centre to get some compost.
I gets a few plants with the compost.
Gets back to the car, and with the plants,compost and younger son.
No room in the car for me!
While they go back to the house to unpack the car, I go back in for a coffee.
Feel like Billy No Mates↓
Hubby and younger son came back.
Time for a late lunch...
Son's lunch↑
That was so lovely.
Once finished, off to the car we go.
Back home.
Now to do some gardening.
We tried to drill holes into the Whiskey barrels.
No luck!
Hubby went out and got another powerful drill.
Five holes drilled in two barrels now.
Potted some herbs.
Potted some flowers.
It was starting to get cold...
Will finish off tomorrow...
Windows and curtains closed.
It's getting cold!
Another jumper goes on.
I start to write Thursday's blog while hubby does the tea.
We just have steak with salad.
Now to break into one of the DVDs we have bought..
Looks into today's newspaper:
Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number-one hit "War".
Starr was born in Nashville and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric-Tic and Motown Records. He was backed by the band that would become known as "Black Merda". Hawkins and Veasey of the group played on most of his early hits on the Ric Tic Label. Starr's songs "Twenty-Five Miles" and "Stop the War Now" were also major successes, in 1969 and 1971 respectively. In the 1970s Starr's base shifted to the United Kingdom, where he continued to produce music, and resided until his death.
He died on this day in 2003 aged 61.
UK No.1 on this day in 1964:
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me love.
UK No.1 on this day in 1977:
Abba - Knowing Me, Knowing You.
USA No.1 on this day in 1964:
The Beatles - She Loves You.
USA No.1 on this day in 1977:
Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
Then we watched another episode of the second season of "Fame".
Sleep Tea time.
Now off to that warm bed with even warmer hands.




Friday, 10 December 2021

Lucky 7 Limbo Dancers!

I celebrate myself, and sing myself - Walt Whitman
Welcome back to the Friday Feeling 🎈
Nice big hug.
Brew with Breakfast.
Thermal vest goes on,
As well as the Christmas Jumper.
I gives hubby a sloppy wet oneπŸ’‹ before I leave.
Time for the 2 winter hats and winter gloves.
I put on my lights.
Now to walk down to my spot.
In the space of 10 minutes of starting.
Two cars went straight under my stick without even stopping.A third truck with a large metal wheel on the back, went under my stick.
My stick nearly hit the wheel as it went under my stick!
(It going to be one of those days!)
Some car driver had to use their brake quickly!
As least  I survived in one piece!
I moved the car to the Co-op car park.
I used the Public Loos, so cold was that toilet seat! Plus having so many layers to pull up!
I picked up my lucky bags on the way back to meet my friend in the car park.
Now off for chat, coffee and nibble!
Sourdough toast with marmite :)
Americano with blue milk!
I had another Americano, it tasted so nice!
Nice crane shot when we left the coffee shop.
Then we visited the Charity shop.
(Got some nice things in there)
On the way back to the car park.
One of my friends who I rabbit to was coming down in the High Street in his car.
Then as he parked in the same car park we were, I crept up behind when he was getting his mask,
"Don't forget the mask!" I whispered to him.
I said see u later to him.
Gave my friend some carrot cake that was in the magic bag.
Now to fetch the newpaper on the way home.
Unpacked everything.
Cut the voucher out for Lidl which will come in useful....
What's behind the Advent Door today?
Now to for the final shift of the week.
On goes the 2 winter hats and gloves.
I got two brownies for my two friends.
I walks up the road to turn on my lights.
Now to walk down to have a rabbit with my friends.
Gave out the brownies.
I wished them all a good weekend.
Last final week than I break up for the Christmas Holidays.
The low lying sun wasn't helping...
Still no excuse for what was happening!
Oh dear, I had 7 cars do the limbo dance under my stick in the space of 20 minutes.
One green mini just put his foot down and went straight under my stick which was straight in front of me!
There would have been 7 tap and cracks if I lowered that stick even lower!
Parents couldn't believe what they were seeing.
One cyclist couldn't wait for me to cross him over, straight over into moving traffic!
I am glad I finished in one piece.
Home time.
I put the pies in the oven.
The veg was going on 20 minutes before the pies were ready.
I tried to put on the linings on the window in the hall. It was getting very frustrating,as I couldn't get the curtains off due to the curtain pole ends not being able to be took off!
I left it, and put the kettle on for a much needed brew!
Now to carry on writing some blog posts.
Hubby came back and was rewarded with a sloppy wet  πŸ’‹
Now to dish up the tea!
After a while, hubby started going cold and blowing hot.
No food shopping for him!
That will be done tomorrow instead.
Quick look into the newspaper.
Peter Sarstedt briefly billed early in his career as Peter Lincoln, was an English singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He was the brother of musicians Eden Kane and Clive Sarstedt.
Although his music was classified as pop, it generally encompassed ballads derived from traditional folk music rather than traditional rock and roll. He was best known for writing and performing the song "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?", which topped the UK Singles Chart in 1969. Set to a "faux European waltz tune" and described as "a romantic novel in song", it won an Ivor Novello Award. The record remained Sarstedt's biggest hit. He had 1 more hit single and 1 hit album but despite numerous releases never had chart success again. 
He would have been 80 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 75 in 2017.
Paul  Hardcastle is a British composer, musician, producer, songwriter, radio presenter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his song "19", which went to number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1985. 
He is 64 years old 🎈 
Richard  Castellano  was an American actor who is best remembered for his role in Lovers and Other Strangers and his subsequent role as Peter Clemenza in The Godfather.
He sadly died aged 55 in 1988. 
Faron Young  was an American country music producer, musician, and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a singing cowboy film role as the Young Sheriff, Young's singles charted for more than 30 years. In failing health, he committed suicide at 64 on this day in 1996. 
Michael Nesmith  was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith's songwriting credits include "Different Drum," which became a hit for Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys.
After the break-up of the Monkees, Nesmith continued his successful songwriting and performing career, first with the seminal country rock group the First National Band, with whom he had a top-40 hit, "Joanne", and then as a solo artist. He played a 12-string guitar, performing on a custom-built Gretsch electric during his time with the Monkees and various 12-string acoustic models during his post-Monkees career.
He was also an executive producer of the film Repo Man (1984). In 1981, Nesmith won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long television show, Elephant Parts.
He sadly died aged 78 in 2021. 
My son checked on my brother's van as the car tax was due on the 1st December.
Oh dear.
Sleep Tea time.
Now to celebrate some Friday Feeling in bed 🎈