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Showing posts with label Elkie Brooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elkie Brooks. Show all posts

Friday 25 February 2022

Enjoying That Coffee Feeling!

Let's find out what everyone is doing, and then stop everyone from doing it - A.P Herbert.
Welcome to the Friday Feeling 🎈
Nice warm hug.
Brew with breakfast.
My Birthday was in the local newspaper..↓↓↓
Hubby gets ready to go to work.
He has a nice sloppy wet one before he goes.
I stop in a warm bed for a little longer.
Then it time to rise.
The thermal vest goes on once more.
Then it's time to go out for coffee and chat.
I get the newspaper on the way...
Parked up.
Then my friend and I went to the Coffee Shop.
Coffee and toast time.
We had a good yak.
Then we paid a visit to the Charity Shop.
I got some good bargains.
My friend gave me a Birthday Card, Birthday Presents and flowers.
She wished me a Happy Birthday for Monday.
Back home I go.
I put my friend's flowers on the doorstep.
Unpacked my bargains from the Charity shop.
Then I started to write yesterday's blog post up to lunchtime.
I got the breadmaker out and tried to make a bread mix of Chedder and Sun Dried Tomato.
I carried on writing my blog post.
The washing machine went on.
(Saves me doing over the weekend)
Tea at 3.
I tidied up the kitchen, ready for the delivery of the new cooker! 
Oh dear there was smell of burning coming from the kitchen.
The bread has risen over the pan and some of the dough had dropped on the heated element.
Nice smell of burnt bread!
In the end of the baking programme, the bread wasn't done either!
Will try again tomorrow...
(I will have to go easy on the Yeast this time!)
Hubby came back and a sloppy wet one.
Tea is served!
Wedges with Fish Cakes and Mushies.
Yum
We write out this week's shopping list.
Hubby goes off with younger son to do our shopping and the neighbour's shopping.
Time to look into today's newspaper.
Karl Gerhart "Gert" FrΓΆbe  was a German actor. He was best known in English-speaking countries for his work as Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film Goldfinger, as Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Hotzenplotz in Der RΓ€uber Hotzenplotz, General Dietrich von Choltitz in Is Paris Burning? and Colonel Manfred von Holstein in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
He would have been 109 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 75 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.
He would have been 90 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 64 in 1996 
Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder) is an English rock, blues and jazz singer. She was a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later became a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s, releasing 13 UK Top 75 singles, and reached the top ten with "Pearl's a Singer", "Sunshine After the Rain" and the title track of the album No More the Fool. She has been nominated twice for the Brit Awards.
She is 77 years old 🎈 
Mark Hollis  was a British musician and singer-songwriter. He achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s as the co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk. Hollis wrote or co-wrote most of Talk Talk's music—including hits like "It's My Life" and "Life's What You Make It"—and in later works developed an experimental, contemplative style.
He died on this day in 2019 aged 64.
On This Day in 1957:
 Buddy Holly and The Crickets recorded the rock ‘n’ roll classic, That’ll Be The Day. 
On This Day in 1980:
The first episode of the popular BBC comedy series, Yes Minister, written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, was broadcast on BBC2. It starred Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne and ran in three seven-episode series until 1984.
On This Day in 1987:
Madonna released the single La Isla Bonita from the True Blue album. 
UK No.1 on this day in 1965:
The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You.
Hubby comes back with the shopping.
I help him put it away.
Sleep Tea time.
Now to enjoy some more Friday Feeling 🎈







 
 

 
 
 


 
 

Saturday 3 July 2021

Road Trip For Bargains!

 Anyone could write a novel given six weeks, pen, paper, and no telephone or wife - Evelyn Waugh
Welcome to our Saturday πŸ’„
Nice brew with warm hug.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Gets one son up for his job.
Packs the shopping trolley...
Drops off son at his job.
Now for a road trip to Droitwich.
We couldn't park in our normal parking spaces.
At least the car park we parked in was empty!
We popped into see the Droitwich Lions.
There was loads of maps from all different countries.
Bought all of them for the younger son.
I bought a nice CD to play in Sexy Beast...
Here a few of her songs....
I popped into the near-by Charity Shop and picked up a Special Edition of Gladiator film for £1.
Then to hit more Charity Shops......
Loads and loads of bargains...
Back to the car with a full trolley.
Nice to see a M reg Rover in the car park.
Now to move the car nearer to the supermarket we are going to visit for more bargains!
We had to queue up...
Lots of plants...
(Got more than enough thanks)
Got some right bargains.
Used the £1 off from the car park ticket.
Plus free newspaper as well.
Back to the car for a quick drink!
Back home to unload the bargains.
Light lunch.
Now to catch up with some telly!
First up was:
"Dragon's Den"
4 episodes of Judge Judy.
 Webbs are looking for cleaner...
Pity the hours clash with my Lollipop job!
Then we caught up with the new series of 
The Hotel Inspector.
England were playing Ukraine...
We won 4-0! 
Lovely tea we had.
Beef Enchilados
I still had newspapers to catch up with...
Including today's.
Kurtwood  Smith  is an American television and film actor. He is known for playing Clarence Boddicker in RoboCop (1987), Robert Griggs in Rambo 3 (1988), and Red Forman in That '70s Show (1998-2006), as well as for his many appearances in science fiction films and television programs (Lou Grant, Star Trek, The X-Files). He also starred in the seventh season of 24, He voiced Gene on Regular Show (2012-2017), Leslie Claret on Patriot (2015-2018), and Old Man Peterson on The Ranch (2017-2020).
He is 78 years old 🎈 
Vince Clarke  is an English synth-pop musician and songwriter. Clarke has been the main composer and musician of the band Erasure since its inception in 1985, and was previously the main songwriter of several groups, including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and the Assembly. In Erasure he is well known for his deadpan and low-key onstage demeanour, often remaining motionless over his keyboard, in sharp contrast to Andy Bell's animated and hyperactive frontman antics. Erasure have recorded over 200 songs and have sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Vince Clarke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 as a member of Depeche Mode.
He is 61 years old 🎈 
Now for some much needed Sleep Tea.
Off to bed as the males of the house are having haircuts tomorrow....

 
 

Monday 10 May 2021

Trying To Brake Like A Flintstone!

Nobody works as hard for their money as the person who marries it - Elbert Hubbard
Welcome aboard my Wobbly Work Wheel 🎑
This week is going to be fun with me dodging the rain showers.....while doing my lollipop job 🍭
Warm hug with brew.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
I gets up the kids ready for school.
I chose not to wear the sexy lumo trousers, as rain wasn't coming in until the afternoon.
I gave out those wet sloppy πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
Then out I go..
Those big big sunglasses came out once more.
It was a bit quiet on the roads.
I still wore my winter coat and winter coat.
Tree pic.
This is where the fun starts....
Some teenagers were just walking across the road into moving traffic and not using me!
Great!
The woman driver who has failed to stop in the mornings, and found out why she is not stopping!
She was coming up the High Street, when I was in the middle of the road.
She attempted to come to a stop...
The noise of screeching metal to metal was so loud, she just about stopped.
(No brake pads to rely on!)
I'm surprised she didn't use her feet to stop the car!
I didn't see the lambo today :(
Some car drivers put their hand up when they go under my lollypop stick....
I might have to add blue lights and music to my lollipop stick, car drivers might STOP!
I finished just about in one piece.
Back home.
Quick coffee with apple.
Then it's time to load up Henry into Sexy Beast.
Off to do some more cleaning...
It being so warm, I was on the water not coffee.
Once I finished and on the way back home.
The rain started!
I had some hot soup for lunch.
I was in half a mind to wear my sexy lumo trousers for the second part of doing my lollipop job 🍭
Rain was forecasted all afternoon.
I wasn't going to risk getting wet.
So on they went.
Blue skies everywhere.
Until the last ten minutes it was sunshine.
Then the rain came down until I finished!
I finished in one piece but wet!
I chatted to my friend without his dog, as his dog doesn't like the rain.
I said goodbye to my friend and back home I go.
The muffins my son made in his cooking lesson at school↓
Quick coffee with crumpets.
Now back out with some great 70s hits..
I get in.
I have a blue bucket and blue mop head.
But no pole to attach the mop head!
Great!
 The polish also was delivered.
No Method polish either!
I hope this smells nice or I will get it in the neck on Friday after I have used it polishing the house in the morning!
I changed the red mop head on my mop.
Pity it the new one doesn't screw properly on!
I loaded up my skip and off I go..
I went over by a little...
(No chance of gettin paid for it!)
Back on the road with some nice music to listen and sing along with!
There was a nice rainbow for me when I got home.
Nice bit of tea made by hubby.
Quick look into today's newspaper.
Graham  Gouldman  is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He has been the only constant member of the art rock band 10cc.  
He is 75 years old 🎈 
Now for Sleep Tea.