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Saturday, 2 April 2022

Time to Use My Green Fingers!

If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it - J.P Morgan
Welcome to my Saturday Fun πŸ’„
Nice big hug to start the day.
Brew with Breakfast.
We listened to "The Sound of the 60s".
UK Top 3 from 1965.
3:
The Yardbirds - For Your Love. 
2:
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time.
1:
Unit 4+2 = Concrete & Clay.
I had a good singalong with:
Thermal vest goes on.
Freezing outside.
Drops off son at work.
Then it's off to the car boot!
Got two whiskey barrels...
Now to have a look around...
The man was there from last week, selling white fake roses. I told him what happened to my parent's grave last Tuesday.
I got all the flowers for £3.
I also got another sewing box and musical box.
We walked around twice.
Now back home we go.
Unpacked the car.
Then off to the garden centre to get some compost.
£3,500↑↑
I gets a few plants with the compost.
Gets back to the car, and with the plants,compost and younger son.
No room in the car for me!
While they go back to the house to unpack the car, I go back in for a coffee.
Feel like Billy No Mates↓
Hubby and younger son came back.
Time for a late lunch...
Son's lunch↑
Hubby's↑
Mine↑
That was so lovely.
Once finished, off to the car we go.
Back home.
Now to do some gardening.
We tried to drill holes into the Whiskey barrels.
No luck!
Hubby went out and got another powerful drill.
Five holes drilled in two barrels now.
Potted some herbs.
Potted some flowers.
It was starting to get cold...
Will finish off tomorrow...
Windows and curtains closed.
It's getting cold!
Another jumper goes on.
I start to write Thursday's blog while hubby does the tea.
We just have steak with salad.
Now to break into one of the DVDs we have bought..
Looks into today's newspaper:
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 "Twenty-Five 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 died on this day in 2003 aged 61.
UK No.1 on this day in 1964:
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me love.
UK No.1 on this day in 1977:
Abba - Knowing Me, Knowing You.
USA No.1 on this day in 1964:
The Beatles - She Loves You.
USA No.1 on this day in 1977:
Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
Then we watched another episode of the second season of "Fame".
Sleep Tea time.
Now off to that warm bed with even warmer hands.



 
 
 






 


 

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Too Much Finger!

 Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognise it as such - Henry Miller
Welcome to my Hump of the Week 🐫
Nice warm hug to start the hump with.
Brew with Breakfast.
Thermal vest goes on.
As well as layers!
No Frost last night,
So no uncovering of Sexy Beast. 
I gave hubby a sloppy wet πŸ’‹before I left.
I still had 2 winter hats and the big big gloves on.
Walked up and waited to turn on my lights.
I turned them on,
Now ready to roll 🍭
First Limbo Dancer of the the morning was only going 10 m.p.h but went right under my stick!
The Silver BMW was next, he wagged his finger at me as he went under my stick.
The third Limbo dancer, the car driver attempted to stop, decided no too, and carried on under the stick!
Cars were braking the last minute!
In the final 15 minutes of my shift, I was waiting to cross anyone over, when a red Toyota with 2  men aged 20+ sat in there.
The driver flicked me his third finger at me when he drove past!
"What have I done to deserve this?"
Lucky for him, I remembered his license plate number!
After I finished in one piece.
I picked up the newspaper and my neighbour's magazine.
Got home.
I put on the coffee machine.
I phoned up my new boss to report and give her the license plate number. She will pass it onto the Police.
She had 2 reports of angry car drivers getting out of their car verbal abusing the Lollipop men/woman!
On the phone for 45 minutes.
I asked my kids would they get out of their cars and have a word at me....while doing my lollipop job.
"No way" came their reply
I phoned hubby up to tell him what happened earlier.
5 minutes on the phone.
Phoned my friend to tell he what happened.
45 minutes on the phone.
Coffee time.
I ran out of time to write my blog post from yesterday.
Now to enjoy some soup!
Mmmmm
The sun is back out....
Time to wear the big big sunglasses..
Time for part two.
Still had two winter hats and gloves on.
Turned on my lights.
Had a little rabbit with my friends.
I said Goodbye to them when I started.
Low lying sun was a bit of a problem.
I told a few parents about the finger problem from this morning.
They couldn't believe it!
Still had a couple of car failing to stop,
BOING!
Just as I finished, my friend appeared again with his dog.
Walks back to the car for more RABBIT.
Once finishing yakking, time for me to go home.
I covered up Sexy Beast, as there is another frost due tonight.
Then time to peel some potatoes and get the tea on the go.
I gave hubby a sloppy wet πŸ’‹ when he came home.
They had sausages,mash,and peas.
I had the veggie option.
Yum!
Quick look into the newspaper.
At least I shop at Waitrose sometimes!
Michael  Smith, CBE known professionally as Michael Crawford, is an English tenor, actor, singer and comedian.
He has received international critical acclaim and won numerous awards during his acting career, which has included many film and television performances as well as stage work on both London's West End and on Broadway in New York City. He played Frank Spencer in British sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, which first made him a household name, and the title role in the musical The Phantom of the Opera. His acclaimed performance in the latter earned him both the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.
Crawford has also published the autobiography Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String. Since 1987, he has served as the leader of the Sick Children's Trust as well and acted as a public face for the British social cause organization.
He is 80 years old 🎈 
Robert  Palmer was an English singer-songwriter,musician and record producer. He was known for his powerful, distinctive, gritty, soulful voice and sartorial elegance and for combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. 
He would have been 73 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 54 in 2003. 
USA No.1 on this day in 1959: 
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 
UK No.1 on this day in 1964: 
Dave Clark Five- Glad All Over
Then I carry on writing yesterday's blog post.
Sleep Tea time.
I hope tomorrow won't be bad as today!
Fingers crossed 

 

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

A Very Cold Hump!

My toughest fight was with my first wife - Muhammad Ali
Welcome to my Hump of the Week 🐫
I had great night's sleep under that warm duvet cover!
Warm hug with brew.
Breakfast.
Thermal vest going back on .....
Dressed.
I had covered up Sexy Beast thinking there was going to be frost....
(I looked out of the window and it had just finishing raining!)
Uncovers Sexy Beast.
I gives hubby a sloppy wet πŸ’‹before leaving.
At least the sun was out, but it was freezing!
On goes the winter coat, hat and gloves...
Turns on my lights.
Now let's do it....🍭
Most car drivers were stopping, I had the odd few that I had to give the BOING to with my stick.....
Most just look at me when they don't stop!
At least I finished in one piece.
I got the newspaper and my neighbour's magazine on the way home.
The coffee machine was put on.
I have so much to do in so little time to do it!
Emptied all the bins in the house.
(Ran out of swing bin liners, added it to the shopping list for hubby later)
Tumble Drier went on.
My fabric order finally arrived that had been sent out on October 14th, the first delivery firm lost it, and now has been sent out!
My large cutting matt also arrived with some Christmas fabric.
I noticed in this week's Advertiser, one  former Manager from Royal Mail has died.
I worked under him in the early 1990s.
I just got half of my blog wrote from yesterday.
I ran out of time as dinnertime arrived.
Lunchtime.
I finished off my third cup of coffee with my lunch.
Now for round 2.
On went the winter coat, gloves and winter hat.
I put my lights on.
One half of where I stand, there was sunshine, the other side had really black clouds!
I chatted with my 2 friends until I started my shift.
The clouds were getting blacker by the minute.
All the parents thought it was going to rain!
Lucky for me it kept off!
Some cars were just blately going under my stick,
Boing time!
I finished in one piece.
The dark clouds faded to grey ones.
Now back home..
I got the tea ready, and put it in the oven.
Time for a much needed brew!
Hubby came back just after I dished up the tea.
(He had to warm his up in the microwave)
We put on the number 2's from 1989....
One good song came on...
(I know it word for word!)
Quick look in the newspaper.
Anthony  Donegan MBE  known as Lonnie Donegan, was a British skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the "King of Skiffle", who influenced 1960s British pop and rock musicians. Born in Scotland and raised in England, Donegan began his career in the British trad jazz revival but transitioned to skiffle in the mid 1950s, rising to prominence with a hit recording of the American folk song "Rock Island Line" which helped spur the broader UK skiffle movement.
Donegan had 31 UK top 30 hit singles, 24 being successive and three at number one. He was the first British male singer with two US top 10 hits. Donegan received an Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 1995 and, in 2000, he was made an MBE. 
He died on this day in 2002 aged 71.
We watched a couple of episodes of Kenny Everett...
Sleep Tea Time
Now to get under that warm duvet cover...