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Showing posts with label John Leyton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Leyton. Show all posts

Thursday 17 February 2022

Breaking In Another One!

A barometer is an ingenious instrument that indicates what kind of weather we are having - Ambrose Bierce
Welcome to my Thursday 🍭
As I was waiting for another lollypop stick, I didn't have to rise early.
That being the case, we both slept in late until 6.50!!!
Ahhhhhh!
Hubby was soon up and doing the breakfast while I got dressed!
One big hug,
Followed by brew and breakfast.
Hubby got dressed,
He had a sloppy wet one from me, and off to work he went.
Me?
I loaded up dishwasher.
Got out the breakmaker.
Tried making a wholemeal loaf.
Then the soup maker was put on as well.
Chicken,Leek,Parsnip & Mushroom. 
Now time for a much needed coffee.
The lollipop stick was going to be delivered later on this morning.
Now to get the newspaper and drop son off at school.
Got newspaper and dropped off son.
I was soon back home.
Soon as got through the door.
My boss appeared with my new stick.
I gave her the old one to dispose off↓
I said goodbye to my boss.
The new one went back into Sexy Beast for later use in the afternoon.
I had some great post!
I have the missing MISTY annual!
I was given the other annuals at Christmas from my late parents↓↓↓↓
Now for some nice soup!
The bread was ready!
Now out to break in another lollipop stick!
One winter hat and gloves went on.
Now to show off my new stick!
After I turned on my lights.
I got chatting with my friend with his dog.
His wife and him went on their bikes out this morning for a ride, instead of tomorrow.
During to high winds.
I said goodbye to him and off to wait for my friends to arrive.
The sun keeps appearing, but the wind is building up again.
My friends arrive and time for a little rabbit.
Then it was time to start.
I said goodbye to my friends.
I kept my lollipop close to me, and cars were stopping!
My golddigging brother went past in his van.
I gave him the "burn" look all the way up the road. That ginger beard is hiding those ever increasing chins......
Then I saw the neighbourhood Policeman go past in this van, he waved at me, drove slow, then parked behind the shops.
Oh, I thought, he might come over and see me.
Nope, went in the shop, came out, back to the van, came out of the car park, and turned right down the road!
I was nearly losing my hat due the high winds!
Everyone was glad I was back, and told the reason why I wasn't here yesterday afternoon and this morning.
Finished in one piece.
Now to get back home.
Time for a brew.
I fried the meatballs, then put in the oven.
Started to cook the pasta.
Now to write yesterday's interesting blog post.
Hubby came back and a sloppy wet one.
Tea is served.
Yum.
Now to look in the newspaper.
John  Leyton  is an English actor and singer. As a singer he is best known for his hit song "Johnny Remember Me" (written by Geoff Goddard and produced by Joe Meek), which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 1961 despite being banned by the BBC for its death references. His follow-up single, "Wild Wind", reached number two in the charts.
 Alongside singing, Leyton's acting career saw him appearing in television and films throughout the 1960s. His films included The Great Escape, Guns at Batasi, Von Ryan's Express and Krakatoa, East of Java. In 2009 he also had a small role in the film Telstar, a biopic based on Joe Meek's life in which Leyton himself was portrayed by Callum Dixon.
He is 86 years old 🎈 
Gene  Pitney was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
 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 would have been 82 years old🎈
He sadly died aged 66 in 2006.
UK No.1 on this day in 1978:
Brotherhood of Man - Figaro 
UK No.1 on this day in 1979:
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
UK No.1 on this day in the Album Charts in 1979:
Blondie scored their first UK No.1 album when 'Parallel Lines' started a four-week run at the top of the charts, featuring the singles 'Heart Of Glass', 'Hanging On The Telephone' and 'Sunday Girl', 'Heart Of Glass' and 'One Way or Another'
UK No.1 on this day in 1980:
Kenny Rogers - The Coward Of The County
Released on this day in the UK in 1984:
Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
UK No.1 on this day in 1993:
2 Unlimited - No Limit
UK No.1 on this day in 1995
Celine Dion - Think Twice.
USA No.1 on this day in 1962:
Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
USA No.1 on this day in 2001:
Outkast - Ms Jackson
Now to watch:
Dragon's Den↓
&
The Apprentice↓
Sleep Tea Time
Friday Feeling is back tomorrow 🎈


 

 


 

Monday 17 February 2020

You Are So Lucky!

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know what you would lie if you were in his place - H L Mencken
Welcome to my Monday🎈
I'm on a small wobbly work wheel this week 🎑
  I had to sleep on the sofa last night to escape the better half's loud snoring...
I heard it even though I had ear plugs..
(This will teach me not to fall asleep while watching Top Gear!!) 
After an uncomfortable night on the sofa, I went upstairs to have a much needed hug and cup of tea.
 I gave hubby a sloppy πŸ’‹ before he left the house...
I went back to sleep in that lovely king size bed πŸ›
After a couple of hours, it was time for a coffee↓
 Gathered up the kids,
We left the house↓
  Filled up Sexy Beast.
Nipped into Morrisons to get some bits.
I saw my friend, and asked "How's her mum was?"
"She died in August last year," came the answer back.
"I'm sorry to hear, my dad passed away on February 5th, bringing out the vultures!" I replied.
She came back to me and said:
"You are so lucky!" 
"Why am I lucky, because I lost my dad?" I asked.
"My Stepdad sold the house a week before my mum died and my mum's will was void.My Step-dad walked away with half an million pound and my sister and I had nothing. He still hadn't got the grave stone enscribed!"
She walked off without hearing my answer. 
Now to burn off some Monday Blues to nip off to a great Charity Shop.
Someone was walking out with a gold framed mirror and picnic basket when we went past it.
 
 Someone was glad to see me↑
 
 They so remind of a certain song I love↑↓
 Gets some lovely stuff↓
 Light lunch↓
 Had a quick look in the newspaper↓
 Sir Alan Bates,English actor (A Kind Of Loving, Women In Love).He would have been 86 years old 🎈
He died aged 69 in 2003
Barry Humphries, Australian comedian, actor and author known for his stage alter egos (Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson),He is 86 years old 🎈 
 John  Leyton  is an English actor and singer. As a singer he is best known for his hit song "Johnny Remember Me" (written by Geoff Goddard and produced by Joe Meek), which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 1961 despite being banned by the BBC for its death references. His follow-up single, "Wild Wind", reached number two in the charts.He is 84 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 10. In the United Kingdom he had 22 Top 40 hits, and 11 singles in the Top Ten. He also wrote the early 1960s hits "Rubber Ball" recorded by Bobby Vee, "He's a Rebel" by the Crystals, and "Hello Mary Lou" by Ricky Nelson. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.He would have been 80 years old 🎈
 He died aged 66 in 2006
My Amazon order came...↓
 My portable sewing kit was in there.
 Plus all the things needed for my son's Geography's homework!
I attempted to pimp up my late mum's sideboard...
(Supposed to look like this↓↓)
I did half of it, and ran out of time....
I got changed and off to The Better Place Of Work. 
I am going in later in future to get more done when there is no co-workers about.
I gets back a bit late.
Stir Fry with a bit of duck↓
 Now off to do some singing while doing some work↓
 I gets back,
Catches up with the news and the weather.
I start to yawn...
Time for bed...
I was asleep before hubby turned out the light!