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Showing posts with label Edwin Starr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Edwin Starr. Show all posts

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 💄
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.




Saturday, 6 November 2021

Finally I Can Use It Again!

 If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon - Scott Fahlman
Welcome to my Saturday 🐝
Nice hug with brew.
We listened to last hour of "Sounds of the 60s"
I was hoping to go to Droitwich Lions and give in my late dad's glasses.
(They recycle them)
One son was up to be dropped off at work, the other son wouldn't get out of bed on time.
Hubby was staying at home to wait for the Washing Machine Engineer....
Off we go...
Drops off son, and onto Homebase I go.
Gets some bits I need.
Back home.
Unpacks car.
Coffee time.
Son still wants to go to the Droitwich Lions.
Collects bag of glasses.
Off to Droitwich we go.
Parks opposite Waitrose.
Goes over to see the Droitwich Lions.
They were glad off the glasses.
My son bought some maps of some countries.
I bought a jar of marmalade.
Then off to look in some Charity Shops...
We dropped the trolley back to the car.
Now to get some bits from Waitrose.
There were some nice cars parked outside.
Done a bit of shopping, now for trip home via Hanbury.
I picked up the other son from his job.
The Washing Machine Engineer arrived at my house the same time I got home.
He looked under the sink, the washing machine pipe was missing two washers!
He done the job in five minutes!
Now I can use my washing machine!
While I was away, hubby had been busy.
He went on the Spin bike for 40 minutes, and was watching Squid Games.
He swept up the leaves which covered the path,
He cut the lawn too :)
Now for another trip out...
I heard one of my favourite Christmas songs for the first time this Christmas period...
Gets some Christmas presents for our kids while we were there.
There was a nice E reg VW Polo in the car park.
Back home to hide the pressies.
Once we had tea.
Time to watch episode 3 of Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico.
Quick look into today's newspaper.
Montserrat  Caballé  was a Spanish operatic soprano. She sang a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the works of Verdi and of the bel canto repertoire, notably the works of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. She was noticed internationally when she stepped in for a performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall in 1965, and then appeared at leading opera houses. Her voice was described as pure but powerful, with superb control of vocal shadings and exquisite pianissimo. 
Caballé became popular to non-classical music audiences in 1987, when she recorded, at the request of the International Olympic Committee, "Barcelona", a duet with Freddie Mercury, which became an official theme song for the 1992 Olympic Games. She received several international awards and also Grammy Awards for a number of her recordings.
She died on this day aged 85 in 2018.
Sleep Tea time.
We have already watched 8 episodes and only 2 left to watch tomorrow!
Off to walk about 4 miles tomorrow!



Friday, 3 September 2021

Eye, Eye, Eye!

On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key - Scott Adams.
Welcome to my Friday Feeling 🎈
Nice warm hug with brew.
Gives hubby a sloppy wet 💋 before he goes to work.
Once I watered the garden.
Out for a little ride in Sexy Beast.
Gets the newspaper.
Drops off son at his job.
Comes back home.
The Gnome village is coming along.
Now to write in the Wedding Anniversary card for hubby!
(We celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday!)
Coffee time!.
Writes yesterday's blog post up to lunch.
Now to walk it off.
I was off to have drops put into my eyes...
Because I was early, I was out for 3.20pm.
I had to keep my big big sunglasses on now for the rest of the day!
Now to walk back home!
Forget try to read anything....
Glad I could just about see the television!
Gave hubby a sloppy wet 💋 when he came home.
Nice easy tea...
Then hubby went food shopping with our younger son.
One of the lights of the Ghome village house came on!
I had a quick look at the Birthdays in the newspaper...
Pauline Collins OBE  is a British actress who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1973) and its spin-off, Thomas & Sarah (1979). In 1992, she released her autobiography, titled Letter to Louise.
Collins played the title role in the play Shirley Valentine for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She reprised the role in the 1989 film adaptation of the play, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also starred in the television dramas Forever Green (1989–1992) and The Ambassador (1998–1999). Her other film appearances include City of Joy (1992), Paradise Road (1997), Albert Nobbs (2011), Quartet (2012), and The Time of Their Lives (2017). 
She is 81 years old🎈
When hubby came back....
I got flowers!
We caught up with the final episode.
Sleep tea time.
Off to bed,
As we are visiting another Country tomorrow ⛱