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

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 ⛱


Friday 2 April 2021

Having A Blast!

My friend is so into recycling she insists on marrying a man who's been married before - 
Rita Rudner
Good Friday
Welcome to my Friday Feeling 🎈
Hug with brew.
Out to get the newspaper early in Sexy Beast.
Easy to park then yesterday.
Wished everyone a Happy Easter in the shop.
Still 4 cars parked in my late dad's drive when I went past.
Filled up Sexy Beast with petrol.
Went to get a take away coffee.
Gets back to Sexy Beast only finds a car parked really close to my driver's door...
The whole car park to park in and they have park next to me! 
Five minutes later on the way home.
One white van pulls out of a junction straight in front of me...
(Good job I was under 30 mph)
I gave him a good blast of the horn..
He tried to blast his horn at me...
However mine was louder!
Finally back home in one piece!
Now to enjoy the Coffee and nibble.
Quick look in the newspaper as well.
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 "25 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 sadly died on this day in 2003 aged 61
Now to sort out the rest of the sideboard and the things on the shelf.
Moved all the things out of the way....
Made room in the sideboard and on wooden shelving unit.
Now to put all of the boxes back.....
Now for a deserved lunch!
Then to sort out the Welsh dresser.
Made plenty of space.
Tea at 3 time.
I started doing the tea as kids are helping out friend delivering leaflets.
Tea served up early.
Pork Chops Roast Dinner.
Hubby dropped kids off to deliver the leaflets.
We caught up on 
We watched 3 of them↑
Next up was the new series of
"Dragon's Den".
I have nearly finished my Pom Pom wreath.
However I have nearly run out the wool I need.
I had got the wool about 3 years ago from Pershore market↓
As normal I only bought 2 balls of wool and now I need more!
Searches through Google and actually finds the same balls of wool!
Ordered 3 I tend to ball is never enough!
Hubby is still feeling the effects of his jab from yesterday.
He has a lemsip.
I have my normal sleep tea.
Roll on for the Easter weekend....
No bikini to wear...
Only thermal knickers!