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Showing posts with label Ritchie Valens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ritchie Valens. Show all posts

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Surprised By Flowers!

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy -
Issac Newton 
Welcome to my Thursday 🌺🌼🌹🌸
Brew with Breakfast.
The thermal vest went on once more.
Not so many layers.
(Rumour has it,it's going to be quite warm this afternoon!)
I didn't have to cover up Sexy Beast either! 
Now out of the door.
I gives hubby a wet sloppy one before I leave.
I still wore 2 hats and my big big gloves!
I put on my lights.
Let's get ready to roll 🍭
The first ten minutes was bedlam!
Cars doing the limbo dance under my stick.
BOING,BOING, BOING my stick went.
The cars are the otherside wasn't either stopping either, just putting their hand up when they went past me!
Suddenly a woman wearing a orange coat wanted to cross the road.
She handed me some nice flowers and a card and said:
"You do such a good job keeping the children safe, here are some flowers and a card from all of us at the school!"
I was quite gobsmacked
"Good job? Do I!" I replied.
"Yes you do, and we so appreciate it!"
"Must be doing something right, I am still here!"
I thanked her, and crossed her back over the road.
All the parents I crossed over, agreed with the Head Teacher, that I do a good job.
I was just amazed, as I am not used to compliments but just car drivers trying to kill me!
Finished in one piece.
I picked up the newspaper on the way home.
On goes the coffee machine.
Now to find the flower vase....
I sent the school the above photo, and thanked them for making my day!
Coffee time!
Now to make the next batch of soup.
Put on the soup maker.
"ERROR" kept coming on.
Emptied more mixture out of it.
3 more times it kept saying "ERROR"
I gave the lid a good clean and put it back on.
It worked that time.
I started yesterday's blog post.
I ended up having a jug full of soup and 2 bowls of soup as well.
One bowl went into the microwave to heat up for lunch.
I had a letter from my Prison Pen Pal from the USA.
Younger son has nearly completed his 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
Now out for the second time.
One winter hat, no gloves, and the big big sunglasses came out.
I put on my lights.
It's going to be some fun with low lying sun!
Now it's rabbit time with my two friends.
I said goodbye to them.
Now for more fun to have 🍭
Lots of BOINGs were given out!
Lots of parents asked "Who was the parent that nearly took me out last Monday?"
I pointed to the Land Rover that just went past me at the exact point they asked me.
Nearly finished, crossing the last parent and child over, when we had to stop in the middle of the road,as a car on the otherside just kept driving....!
 Hometime for me!
Now for that cup of brew!
I carried on writing yesterday's blog post.
Getting tonight's tea sorted out.
Linguine was put a saucepan of hot water.
Fried up some mushrooms, peppers, garlic, and spinach.
Once the Linguine was done, dried off the water, added some cream cheese, and everything I fried up.
Mixed it altogether.
Served it up.
(Ate it too quickly to take a photo,
It was so nice!)
Hubby arrived with more flowers!
He had his tea.
I looked into today's newspaper.
Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Buddy Holly (aged 22), was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. Also killed were two other rock ‘n’roll stars: Ritchie Valens (aged 17) and J. P. (“The Big Bopper”) Richardson (aged 28). Pilot Roger Peterson (aged 21) died, on this day in 1959.
USA No.1 on this day in 1972:
 Don McLean - American Pie
Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street was released on this day in 1978.
Then we watched Senior Darts.
Bob Anderson was playing.
Sleep Tea Time.
After we watched the darts.
The review of the newspapers was next.
Hubby's flowers was put next to the other ones.
The Friday Feeling is back tomorrow 🎈









Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Blood Bath!

If you want to get rid of somebody, just tell them something for their own good - Kin Hubbard.
Welcome to my Hump of the Week πŸͺ
Warm hug with a brew.
I got the kids up for their on-line learning.
Hubby was working from home today.
I had to go for a little ride out...
I got the newspaper.
Then carried onto Morrisons.
I did the top up shopping.
I went to get a takeaway coffee, 
the till stopped working....
I got a free coffee as the till was taking a lot time to load up!
Back home...
It is starting to get warmer!
Now to start the lemon meringue.
I got the pastry baked.
Now to grate the lemons...
Oh dear...
Let the bloodbath start!
The grater was so sharp it took several layers of skin off my right thumb.
Blood everywhere, I even changed to a cheese grater, the blood wouldn't stop!
I getting worried after 10 minutes, as it wouldn't stop bleeding!
15 minutes it finally stopped!
Washed everything that was covered in my lovely red blood!
Did the filling, followed by the Meringue.
I was glad for lunch!
My Valentine's order arrived.
More nice material arrived to make more facemasks with.
I wrote yesterday's blog post.
Then it was Tea at 3. 
Then a quick read of today's newspaper.
Charles  Holley , known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. 
He died on this day in a plane crash in 1959 aged 22. 
Richard  Valenzuela , known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was killed in a plane crash eight months into his recording career.
He died aged 17 in the same plane crash which killer Buddy Holly and Big Bopper.
Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson Jr. , known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and disc jockey. His best known compositions include "Chantilly Lace" and "White Lightning", the latter of which became George Jones' first number-one hit in 1959. Richardson was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959, along with fellow musicians Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, and the pilot Roger Peterson.He was 28 year old.
I got on with making the tea.
We did our clap for Captain Tom.
Tea is now ready.
Lamb tea!
Let's see if pudding is ready!
We carried on watching season 3 of Narcos.
We only watched 2 episodes, as I wasn't feeling very well.
I took my sleep tea to bed.
I only had a sip....
I went out like a light!




Sunday, 3 February 2019

Having A Piece Of American Pie.

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat - Ann Landers
It was nice to have a small lie-in.
Hubby is still looking green. 
Cup of tea time....
(In Hubby's case, it was lemsip)  
 Today's hat↓
 At least the sun defrosted my Sexy Beast.
 I left to go to do my cleaning job in the sunshine↓
 Came back for a quick drink after work, now on to another cleaning job↓
 Finally takes off my work hat to enjoy some nice liquid soup!
 The prodigal middle brother wasn't coming over to see my dad.
Plus my dad's friend was suddenly busy going out with her son.
Younger brother was busy, so it was left to me to go over and do some lunch. It was in fact my youngest son that did his meal for him.
( I watched from the sidelines)
After making it, my dad took two mouth fulls and said the steak was full of gristle and left it!!!
We came home.
Hubby was still ill in bed.
Washing machine went on,
Dishwasher unloaded.
Time to do tea! 
 This will keep the bugs away!
 Beef, mushroom, garlic, ginger with noodles.
Ginger cake with whippy cream and walnuts↓
 While everyone was having their showers...
Birthdays Time. 
 Dennis Edwards: American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone) would have been 76 years old.
(He died aged 74 in 2018) 
Eric Haydock: bassist (Hollies) would have been 76 years old.
(He died on January 5th 2019 aged 75)
 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola),is 72 years old.
Buddy Holly:American rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22 in 1959
Ritchie Valens: American rock vocalist (Donna, La Bamba), dies in plane crash at 17 in 1959
The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, dies in plane crash at 28 in 1959
The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa in 1959. 
Hubby stops in bed.
I gets all the school uniforms ready for tomorrow.
I enjoy catching up with some "Sounds of the 60's", "Sounds of the 70s" on the BBC Sounds app.
I also caught up with Mike Wyer on H&W which I missed this afternoon.
Ready to be covered with Vicks....
Great smell!
All ready to mount the Wobbly Work Wheel Tomorrow.....