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Showing posts with label charity shops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charity shops. Show all posts

Saturday, 15 January 2022

On The Hunt For More Bargains!

My mother-in-law had to stop skipping for exercise. It registered seven on the Richter scale - Les Dawson
Welcome to my Saturday 👣
Nice warm hug.
We listened to "Sounds of the 60s"
The top 3 in 1963 was:
3:
Elvis Presley: Return to Sender
2:
 The Shadows: Dance On
1:
Cliff Richard:
The Next Time/Batchelor Boy
Then Breakfast with Brew.
Get dressed with lots of layers.
Cold outside.
Drops off son at work.
Now onwards to Bromsgrove to look around.
Looked in all the Charity Shops.
Nipped into Asda to get some bits that hubby forgot to get last night.
Gets back home to unpack all our lovely stuff.
 2 vinyl records I got was:
The Tremeloes: Even The Bad Times Are Good.
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Coffee machine and soup maker gets put on.
Back out with my hat I bought.
Now to start the course!
Really good course!
Back home to catch up some telly!
First up was The Apprentice.
Tea Time.
We finished watching "The Enforcer"
Then:
Quick look into today's Newspaper.
American singer-songwriter, Harry Nilsson, died on this day in 1994 aged 52 He’s regarded as one of the best pop-rock vocalists. His best known hits were the UK and US No.1 hit Without You and Everybody’s Talkin’ which featured in the 1969 Hollywood film Midnight Cowboy.
Peter Wyngarde (born Cyril Goldbert,) was a British television, stage and film actor from the late 1940s to the mid 1990s. He was best known for portraying the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two television series: Department S (1969–70) and Jason King (1971–72). His flamboyant dress sense and stylish performances led to success, and he was considered a style icon in Britain and elsewhere in the early 1970s.
He died on this day in 2018 aged 90 
 USA No.1 on this day in 1981:
 John Lennon- (Just Like) Starting Over
The police drama "Hill Street Blues" debuted on NBC today in 1981. The series ran for 7 seasons and aired a total of 146 episodes. In its debut season the show won eight Emmy Awards! 
UK No.1 on this day in 1986: 
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 
Reservoir Dogs was released in UK cinemas in 1993.
Sleep Tea Time.
Off to get under that warm 16 tog duvet!


  



 
 
 

 

Saturday, 4 December 2021

On Another Road Trip....

Ill-conceived love is like a Christmas cracker - one massively disappointing bang and the novelty soon wears off -
Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Welcome to my Saturday fun 👍
I had a lovely warm hug.
We listened to "Sounds of the 60s" in bed. 
The top 3 UK Singles 1963.
3:
2:
1:
Breakfast with brew.
Thermal vest goes on.
Dressed.
Shopping trolley loaded up.
Drops off one son at work.
Now onto Droitwich.
We park up, now to explore the fun with Droitwich Lions.
We bought some books and DVDs.
Then we moved onto the nearby Charity Shop and bought a cookie tea shaped like a Gingerbread House.
Back to the car we went.
Moved the car.
Now to look around Droitwich Charity Shops.
Bought a Minion and Churchhill the Dog.
 I bumped into a Governor from the school I used to dish up dinners for in Wilkinsons.
That large bag of bird food looked very heavy he was carrying.
I wished in a Happy Christmas and carried on shopping.
While hubby was in Coffee #1
I got some things from the Works.
Went to see the Salvation Army playing.
Goes back to the car to put the shopping Trolley in.
Nips into Waitrose to get some bits.
On the way to Dunelm we listen to Pick Of the Pops from 1965.
We was a bit miffed that he didn't play↓
Even my younger son was miffed off.
He liked the song!
One great song he did play was:
Gene Pitney was there too.
Len Barry as well:
The Beatles were at number 3:
And at number 2:
At Number 1 is:
Time for a coffee and nibble.
They did have blue milk \o/
Got my linings for my curtains.
Nipped into Lidl to get a bag of carrots.
Next I bought a Christmas Wreath and gave them the bag of carrots for their horses.
Visited my mum and dad and gave them the wreath.
Picked up son from work.
Gets back home.
Unpacks the car with all the goodies..
The 4th door of my Advent Calender is:
The Christmas tree is coming down tomorrow.
So I made room for it, while hubby done the tea.
Tea is served!
Quick look in the newspaper afterwards:
Bernard "Bernie" Dwyer was an English Drummer most famous for his work with the 60s Manchester beat group Freddie and the Dreamers.He was the first Drummer for Freddie and the Dreamers when they first formed in 1963. Since he couldn't do The Freddie (A Dance move made by The Dreamers) during performances due to him being sat down, Dwyer would bob his head left to right. He remained in the band until 1971. 
He sadly died aged 62 in 2002
The Beatles release "Beatles For Sale", their fourth studio album in 1964.
We carried on the four programmes on Live And Death Row.

The Mass Execution consists of four 60 or 75 minute episodes looking at the 8 inmates on Arkansas death row who's executions were pushed forward due to the expiration date on the Midazolam used in these executions.
The we watched Series 1 of Life and Death Row.
Episode 1, Execution:
   With unprecedented access inside prison walls, it discovers what it's like to live with the threat of the death chamber, as well as hearing from victims and their families and the family of those on death row - some praying for execution, some hoping for a reprieve. Each episode focuses on a key aspect of the system - execution, trial and appeal.
For two of the youngest men on death row in Texas, execution day has arrived. Victim Nikki Daniels reflects on her kidnapping ordeal by murderer Richard Cobb and battles with her conflicting desires to forgive him, while the mother of death row inmate Anthony Haynes fights to use the final 72 hours to halt her son's execution for the murder of a police officer.
Episode 2:Judgement.
 This film follows the trial of 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr, with remarkable access to the jury members charged with reaching a verdict on allegations that Heinze beat his father and seven members of his family to death. As the trial progresses, there is legal manoeuvring while evidence about the brutal killings unfolds.
Sleep Tea time.
Now off to bed as the heating has gone off!




 



 


 

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Being The Singing Sensation!

 I can live for two months on a good compliment - Mark Twain
Welcome to my Saturday 💪
As normal I woke up early after having a early night.
So while drinking hot tea, we listened to "Sound of the 60's" from 6am.
The top 3 from 1962 were:
3:
2:
1:
It was really raining hard outside.
We postponed the trip to Pershore and decided to visit Alcester instead.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Now to leave the house...
We collected the newspaper on the way of dropping son off at work.
Lots of surface water on the road. 
Parks in Waitrose car park.
Now onto the first Charity Shop.
On came a good sing-a-long with:
I started to sing and two men in the shop really enjoyed me singing!!!!!!!!
Hubby paid for his CDs.
I waited until the end of the song, before I left.
The men thanks me for my singing and it made their day!
"It made mine,"as I left.
Moved on further down the High Street.
One charity shop wasn't open until 10am, so we had coffee and nibble...
Nice sign by where I sat.
While we were waiting to pay. The woman paid in advance for some cocktails that was being drunk there tonight.
The price was £68.
(Special offer was 2 cocktails for £12)
Goes to two more Charity Shops....
Gets more bargains...
Now to nip into Waitrose...
Finds the zero salt stock cubes I was looking for.
Now back home.
Unloads the things I bought today.
Jars are for one son for his seashell collection.
The Red lampshade is for the other son.
I am going to make a fabric Advent Calender for Christmas...
Coffee time.
Light lunch time.
Now to watch a good film while having lunch.
Really good film 
Now to check the types of Sexy Beast.... 
Back home.
I wrote yesterday's blog post.
Then we carried on watching 2 episodes of Hell's Kitchen.
Tea Time.
Then out to get some magic bags.
When we got back, let's have a look inside.
The milk was out of date by 2 days :(
My Father-in-law is having the bread and 3 packs of Chicken Kievs.
We enjoyed the number 2's of the 1970s.
Plenty of newspapers to read..
Michael Winner  was an English filmmaker, writer, and media personality. He is known for directing numerous action, thriller, and black comedy films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including several collaborations with actors Oliver Reed and Charles Bronson.
He would have been 86 years old 🎈
He died aged 77 in 2013. 
Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (born in Kentish Town, London).
Plays guitar in the band Jesus Jones. 
He is 61 years old 🎈
Sleep Tea Time
Must remember to turn all the clocks back an hour...