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Showing posts with label Gene Pitney & Marc Almond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gene Pitney & Marc Almond. Show all posts

Monday 5 April 2021

When The World Gives You Lemons...

I've been on more laps than a napkin - Mae West
Bank Holiday Monday
Welcome to my Monday πŸ₯
 Hug with brew.
I wanted to get the newspaper before it gets really busy with people.
Where has the sun gone?
Out in Sexy Beast we go..
It's now starting to snow ⛄
It's really cold....brrrrrr
Says hello to everyone in the shop when I get my newspaper.
Goes past my dad's, still looking like a public car park...
Back home.
The lawn looks nice :)
The blossom is coming out now on the tree.
Quick coffee before starting on the Easter Cake.
Hubby goes on to put the boarder on the wall in the toilet room.
I have a date with lemons...
I had a little play with Kenny as well.
The sponges were put in the oven to bake.
Hubby had finished putting the boarder up.
Once the cake had cooled down from being in the oven.
Time for some decoration!
Now for a special Afternoon Tea.
(at home)
That was so nice and yummy.
Dishwasher emptied and loaded up.
Plus the washing machine went on 3 times!
I carried on writing yesterday's blog post.
Once that was done and published.
Tea at 3. 
I went off to have a nice hot shower!
The curtain rings on the curtain rail above the front door wasn't holding the curtain.....
Nearly 12 years that has been there...
Time for a longer curtain rail that covers the little window and front door!
I ordered one and picking it up tomorrow.
Next on the to do list.
1)Get a new bed for the son that sleeps in the box room. 
2) Another mattress for the other son. 
As we are not going away on holiday at Whitsun.
Sheds and loft is going to be sorted out too. 
We weren't very hungry come teatime.
We had crumpets with grated cheese...
Then we caught up with today's episode of 
Judge Rinder.
Then I caught up with today's newspaper.
Crispian St. Peters (born Robin Peter Smith) was an English pop singer-songwriter, best known for his work in the 1960s, particularly hit songs written by duo The Changin' Times, including "The Pied Piper" and Ian & Sylvia's "You Were on My Mind". 
He would have been 82 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 71 in 2010
Allan Clarke  (born in Salford, Lancashire, England) is an English pop rock singer, who was one of the founding members and the original lead singer of the Hollies. He achieved international hit singles with the group and is credited as co-writer on several of their best-known songs, including "On a Carousel", "Carrie Anne", "Jennifer Eccles" and "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress". He retired from performing in 1999, but returned to the music industry in 2019. Clarke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
He is 79 years old 🎈
Stan Ridgway  is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and film and television composer known for his distinctive voice, dramatic lyrical narratives, and eclectic solo albums. He was the original lead singer and a founding member of the band Wall of Voodoo.
He is 67 years old 🎈
Gene  Pitney was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and sound engineer.
Pitney charted 16 top 40 hits in the United States, four in the top ten. In the United Kingdom, he had 22 top 40 hits, and 11 singles in the top ten. Among his most famous hits are "Town Without Pity", "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance", "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa", "I'm Gonna Be Strong", and "It Hurts To Be In Love". He also wrote the early 1960s hits "Rubber Ball" recorded by Bobby Vee, "Hello Mary Lou" by Rick Nelson, and "He's a Rebel" by the Crystals. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He sadly died on this day in 2006 aged 66.
We missed the first half an hour of the new 
Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic
We will watch it from the beginning tomorrow.
Sleep Tea.
More things for hubby to do tomorrow....
(Making the most of him while on holiday!
What could go wrong?????) 


Thursday 9 July 2020

Camping Bed Anyone?

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always of, he always declaires that it is his duty - George Bernard Shaw
Welcome to my cloudy,wet Thursday.
After being on the sofa since↓
  I went back upstairs to bed,
4 hours later...
Brew and hug time↓
 I had breakfast.
I needed to go back to sleep.
(Which I did)
Hubby went and got the newspaper.
Then off to work he went
(To the living room).
I rose later on.....
Much needed coffee...↓
 Quick look into the newspaper↓
 Marc Almond, OBE  is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a diverse career as a solo artist. His collaborations include a duet with Gene Pitney on the 1989 UK number one single "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart". Almond's career spanning over four decades has enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim, and he has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He spent a month in a coma after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004 and later became a patron of the brain trauma charity Headway. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to arts and culture.He is 63 years old.🎈
 The rain was pouring down.
I breathed in some fresh air.
Back on to the blog.....
Light lunch time↓
Let's see how hot it is in the USA↓↓↓
 Finished writing the blog.
That was published.
Just in time for 
Tea at 3 
Sorted out all my material to play with the big monster tomorrow↓
 Once hubby finished work
The tea was put in the oven...
Time for more...
 Chicken and wedges for tea↓
 It was still raining when I went to work.
Nice big tune to start work with↓
 It had thankfully stopped raining when I got back.
Snuck one more episode in....
With some sleep tea↓
 We have 244 episodes to watch before we finish the whole boxset!
Fingers crossed I don't end up sleeping on the sofa later.....
(I might get a fold up camping bed, as the sofa doesn't make for sleeping on for a long time,in for the long haul!)
At least it's Friday tomorrow🍿 

Monday 16 March 2020

Maximum Effort

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else - Laurence J Peter
Welcome aboard my Wobbly Work Wheel 🎑
 It was nice to wake up with a warm hug and cup of tea↓
It's a good job the thermals are stopping on.
Nice t-shirt for Monday↓
I had to scrape Sexy Beast↓
 Afterwards I gave sloppy πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ to everyone before I left the house↓
 Frigging cold↓
 Today's tree pic↓
I still had people driving under my stick.
When i finished safely.
Take away coffee time↓
 I nipped in to the Charity Shop and got some lovely things↓
 The local supermarket even had some toilet rolls in!!!
 Back home↓
Light lunch time↓
 I tried to listen to the CD↓
 The songs had been redone :(
Halfway to work, I changed CDs.
Now for some singing↓
Quick peek into the newspaper↓
Jimmy Nail, is an English singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and television writer. He is known for his role as Leonard "Oz" Osborne in the hit television show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, his title role in Spender, and his 1992 number one single, "Ain't No Doubt".He is 66 years old 🎈
   Blue skies↓
 I left with a red face.
More singing to do↓
It's a lot warmer now↓
 Coffee and nibble↓
 I go out for my afternoon 🍭 shift.
This is when the fun starts.
First a van fails to stop.
(Nearly had his windscreen put out)
The van driver opens his window and asks:
"Why are you dressed like that?"
I asked him,"Could he move his van as he is blocking me from crossing the children over?"
5 minutes later.
I am in the middle of the road.With both arms stretched out, and one car came up behind me, and nearly took off my arm!
The waiting parents couldn't believe it!
(It won't be last time someone tried to take my arm off!) 
Back home to get changed.
Off to go to The Happy Place Of Work.
with some great music↓
I had a lovely tea when I got home↓
Off to do my final job of the day↓
Once I got home.
The hot rollers were took off↓
I kept the bed warm for hubby ;)