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Showing posts with label mum and dad visit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mum and dad visit. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Bringing New Flowers!

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it
 - Terry Pratchett
Welcome to my Sunday 🌷🌹
We had a bit of lie-in.
Still had hugs and kisses
With brew and breakfast.
I put on the thermal vest.
Rain mac.
Out for a ride in Sexy Beast.
Pump up the tyres.
Fill up with fuel.
Then back home we go.
The coffee machine goes on.
So does the washing machine...
Once two loads of washing was done.
On goes the tumble drier.
The meantime I made the red velvet cake for tomorrow.
The oven was turned down low,
While we went out in the rain again.
Checked hubby's tyre pressures.
Filled up with fuel.
Then nipped into the Co-op for some milk.
Roses anyone?
As normal the red light kept going off.
It doesn't like reduced food!
Then off to give my mum and dad's grave a tidy up and put new flowers on.
Then back home to unpack the shopping.
Got the cake out to cool down.
In the meanwhile, finished off the soup.
Then I wrote 2 blog posts.
We had Gammon for tea.
Once finishing my blog posts.
I had to finish the cake as well.
Finally got to look into today's newspaper.
Peter  Gabriel  is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. The album's most successful single, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and, according to a report in 2011, it was MTV's most played music video of all time.
He is 72 years old 🎈
Waylon Jennings (born Wayland Arnold Jennings; ) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as one of the founding pioneers of the Outlaw Movement in country music. 
He died on this day in 2002 aged 64. 
FERRIS BUELLERS'S DAY OFF is released in the UK in 1987.
On this day in 1990, the first episode of Quantum Leap was broadcast in the UK on BBC2. It starred Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in which time waits for no man ... except one.   It ran for 5 series.
UK No.1 on this day in 1982
The Jam - Town Called Malice
UK No.1 on this day in 1985
Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson -
I Know Him So Well.
Sleep Tea time.
Back on the Wobbly Work Wheel 
It's Valentine's Day tomorrow 💓



Sunday, 30 January 2022

Time For Another Rabbit?

If your eyes hurt after you drink coffee, you have to take the spoon out of the cup - Norm Crosby.
Welcome to my Sunday 💗💓
Nice lie-in.
Nice warm hug in bed.
Then it's brew and breakfast.
The thermal vest goes on.
Now for a ride in Sexy Beast. 
Now to test the tyres...↓
I fetched a much needed coffee↓
Now off to see my mum and dad.
The second anniversary of dad passing away is this Saturday  :'(
Now to give Sexy Beast a little run down to the Co-op.
I just walking over to the car park, who did coming out of the Co-op?
One of my friends I chat to in the afternoon during the week!
He was in a garden centre on Friday afternoon, that's why we didn't see him.
Good rabbit for 30 minutes.
Wished him a good Sunday afternoon.
Then in we went.
Didn't have the newspaper we wanted.
Got some reduced food.
(Forgot the Soy Sauce for tomorrow!)
The light kept turning red again....
Once finished, put the shopping in Sexy Beast, we nipped into Tesco Express to fetch today's newspaper.
Now back home with the shopping.
Coffee machine goes on.
Now to chop the veggies that are going in the Soup maker.
Washing machine goes back on,
As well as the Tumble drier.
Soup Maker goes on.
Coffee time.
Now for Turkey, Parsnip,Sweet Potato Soup.
Afterwards we sorted out the first load of washing that had been dried in the tumble drier.
Two more loads of washing goes into the Tumbler Drier.
I leaves hubby to get on with the tea for tonight.
(Oh dear won't be doing that again soon)
Writes yesterday's blog post.
Tea is ready...
(I told him before he started, to pan fry the chops before putting them into oven. He could have used up the stuffing but didn't.
The mash didn't turn out right and was uneatable. Good job we had cheesecake for afterwards!)
Hubby went for a shower soon after.
I finished writing my blog post. 
I looked inside of today's newspaper.
 Phil Collins LVO is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is best known as the drummer/singer of the rock band Genesis from 1970 to 1996 and for his solo career which began in 1981. Between 1982 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles as a solo artist. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "Sussudio", and "Another Day in Paradise". 
He is 71 years old 🎈 
On this day in 1961, "I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline 
(Billboard Song of the Year 1961)
'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison, released by Stateside in 1967. 
On this day in 1987, Starship released Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, the theme song to the movie Mannequin.
USA No.1 on this day in 1999:
 Britney Spears - Baby One More Time 
Sleep Tea Time.
The Wobbly Work Wheel 🎡 has come around once more.....


Sunday, 9 January 2022

Next Room To Do!

 The only success the mother-in-law had was with the council, selling her mince pie lids as manhole covers - Les Dawson.
Welcome to my Sunday 💓
I woke up early, and needed a cup of brew.
I got on with writing my blog from yesterday.
Once finished, I woke up Sleeping Beauty up with a nice hot coffee.
We finished off the crumpets.
Now to get some layers on,
And go on a ride with Sexy Beast
First, to check the tyre pressures.
It didn't help a Black BMW parked over the first tyre pressurer machine, but was using the second one!
Next off to visit my mum and dad.
I removed the two wreaths.
Looks like no one else had been up except me!
Someone had drove in the wrong way, and was waiting for me to leave, so she could reverse all the way out!
Back home to put on the coffee machine.
Next job was to sort out boxes on top of the kitchen cupboards and inside the cupboards.
Coffee first.
Noah and the Whale came on the radio.
Again they blanked out some lyrics again.
 "She went down on almost anyone"
I have heard worst lyrics than that they allow to play!
Now to start on the kitchen!
I found two boxes of glasses I had from my dad's house last year.
They will come in useful, as I only have the minion glass :)
Put all my new diffusers in the same place.
Bag of paperwork to go through tomorrow.
Hubby and younger son put some things up in the loft.
Too late to start on the roast dinner.
Use up the Christmas themed pasta instead.
I added Spinach,garlic,chilli flakes, and mushrooms to the homemade Pasta Sauce.
There were four empty plates afterwards!
Dishwasher was loaded up afterwards.
Time to catch up with Top of the Pops from 1992.
Oh dear the fast forwarded button was used up to the number 1.
The second episode was a bit better.
At least they played the Genesis video in full!
Shakespear's Sister was on.
(Cut the song off half way)
Curtis Stigers was also cut of in mid song.
Hubby is rewatching the second episode on his own on Tuesday night, as I am not wasting my precious time watching some crap songs that was on!
We tried to watch something on Netflix, and one of the children was watchin instead.
We let it go this time,next time they are coming off it!
Breaking into the Dirty Harry Boxset.
Quick look into the newspaper.
David  Harman, known professionally as Dave Dee , was an English singer-songwriter, musician, A&R manager, fundraiser and businessman. He was the frontman for the 1960s pop band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
He died on this day aged 67 in 2009. 
The first episode of Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? was broadcast on BBC1 in 1973.
Two series was made which featured James Bolam and Rodney Bewes in the lead roles.
David Soul with Don't Give Up On Us  was No 1 in the Uk in 1977.
Tootsie was the #1 movie at the box office today in 1983.
The highly acclaimed sitcom sequel Yes, Prime Minister debuted on this date in 1986.

Sirens, the first episode of Rockliffe’s Babies, was broadcast on this day in 1987.
Daniel Bedingfield with Gotta Get Thru This was No 1 in 2002 .
Sleep Tea Time.
Back on the Wobbly Work Wheel 🎡 tomorrow.