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

Thursday 25 February 2021

Big Baps!

Take calculated risks.That is quite different from being rash -
George S Patton
Welcome to my Thursday πŸ‘€
Hug with a brew.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Gave hubby a wet sloppy πŸ’‹ before he went to work.
(He was getting the newspaper on the way to work) 
I got the kids up, ready for their on-line learning for school.
I went outside to get some fresh air.
Coffee time.
I add the roll mixture to the breadmaker.
I start writing yesterday's blog post.
Got mixture out of the breadmaker..
Shaped out the rolls.
Put them in the oven to prove.
Filled the jars I had yesterday,
with flour. In the kitchen cupboard they went.
Lunchtime.
Finished writing yesterday's blog post.
I even put a jukebox on my Twitter :)
Tea at 3.
The nice big baps are ready!
Film time.
Great film.
Next film↓
Burger Bun time.
Another film to watch↓
Hubby came back from seeing his dad.
Both were glad of seeing each other and a good few hours of talking.
He gives me the newspaper for a quick read.
Sir Tom  Courtenay  is an English actor of stage and screen. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Courtenay achieved prominence in the 1960s with a series of acclaimed film roles, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)⁠, for which he received the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles⁠, and Doctor Zhivago (1965), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other notable film roles during this period include Billy Liar (1963), King and Country (1964), for which he was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, King Rat (1965), and The Night of the Generals.  
He is 84 years old 🎈 
Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder) is an English 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 Brit Awards.
Brooks is a Gold Badge Award of Merit winner from formerly the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors – BASCA now The Ivors Academy.
She is generally referred to as the "British Queen of Blues".
She is 76 years old 🎈
Mike Peters MBE DL is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer of the Alarm. After the band split up in 1991, Peters wrote and released solo work, before reconstituting the Alarm in 2000. Additionally, he is co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Between 2011 and 2013, Peters was the vocalist for Big Country as well as The Alarm.
He is 62 years old 🎈 
Mark  Hollis was an English 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
Sleep tea time↓
The Friday Feeling is back tomorrow 🎈


 
 
 

 

 


 

 

Thursday 3 September 2020

When Are You Coming Back?

Success is a journey, not a destination.The doing is often more important than the outcome - Arthur Ashe
Welcome to my Thursday 🎈
I wish the weather would make its mind up on what to do....!
(Bikini πŸ‘™ goes back in drawer)  
 Brew and Hug↑
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Just got ready to go on walk when it started to rain↓
 Into Sexy Beast we go.
We went past the middle school our kids went to, and everyone was queuing up to get through the school gates at 8am!
Back to have a quick read of the newspaper↓
 Pauline Collins OBE  is an English actress of stage, television, and film, who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–73) 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 an Olivier Award in 1988, and Drama Desk and Tony Awards in 1989. She reprised the role in the 1989 film adaptation, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She also starred in the television dramas Forever Green (1989–92) and The Ambassador (1998–99). 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 80 years old 🎈 
 With coffee↑
I wrote yesterday's blog post.
I gave hubby a sloppy πŸ’‹ before I left.
 Nice bit of tunes to sing-a-along with↓
 It rained all the way!
Those rain clouds followed me by the look of it↓
 I had a better day today.
It helped by me bringing in my reading glasses ...
The sun came out on the way home \o/
 Light lunch time↓
 My friend was popping in for chat and coffee later.
Hubby ducked out the house with a shopping list.
My friend came...
Yak and coffee on the menu↓
 Once my friend went.
Hubby came back with food for our Wedding Anniversary on Saturday \o/
I was trying to sort out the mobile phone contracts and I was not getting anywhere  as normal!
Tea is served↓
Watched more of:
Off to work I goes.
Starts with a big tune↓
When I gets back. 
Customers were asking when I was coming back to the Lollipop job.
(I was due to go back next Monday.)
The Council has suspended the service until they can get it Covid Safe.
I'm getting in the mood to go back↓
 
 Now off to bed after that fun↑↑↑
The Friday Feeling is back tomorrow 🎈
 
 


 

Tuesday 25 February 2020

It Has Calmed Down For Now!

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good - Samuel Johnson
Welcome to my Tuesday🎈
Hopefully the weather will calm down.... after yesterday.
I enjoyed a much needed cup of tea and a warm hug↓
 I gave everyone their sloppy πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
The sun is back \o/
 
 I got down to do my 🍭 job..
The sun is coming ↗↗↗
 My tree shot↓
 I was chatting to a friend while going to my spot.
He asked "Would I go public if I won a million pounds?"
"Hell no, you would get so many so-called friends knocking your door, wanting some it!"I replied.
On to do 🍭 job.
Car drivers was actually stopping for once :)
I finished in one piece.
Back home↓
 
 I walks into the kitchen..
Bowl full of dirty bowls from breakfast.
I loaded them up in the dishwasher.
Emptied the kitchen bin and recycling bin.
Now for a much needed coffee↓
 
 &
 Now to leave and do some singing↓
Quick look in the newspaper↓
 The List↓
  Now for the Birthdays↓
Sir Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy) is 83 years old 🎈
 Elkie Brooks  is an English 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 Brit Awards.She is 75 years old 🎈
Mike Peters  is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer of the Alarm. After the band split up in 1991, Peters wrote and released solo work, before reconstituting the Alarm in 2000. Additionally, he is co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Between 2011 and 2013, Peters was the vocalist for Big Country as well as The Alarm.
He is 61 years old🎈
 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), dies at 64 in 2019.
I look across the fields of fun↓
 
 I goes into work.
It was hail stoning for a bit.
I left with a nice red face.
Back to singing along↓
 
 Back home↓
 
 Coffee and nibble↓
 The dark clouds were coming over...
 The rain held off....
Those dark clouds followed me home.
Quick coffee↓
 Now off to the Happy Place Of Work.
Back home for some nice pancakes↓
 Off to the final job with singing added↓
Snow is forecasted ....
Will I need a Snow Plow tomorrow?