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Showing posts with label road trip. Show all posts
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Saturday, 12 February 2022

To Fondue Or Not ?

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman - Nancy Banks -Smith
Welcome to my Saturday ✨
Nice big hug to start Saturday with \o/
Brew with breakfast.
Listens to "Sounds of the 60s" in bed.
The Top 3 UK Singles from 1964.
3:
The Bachelors - Diane↓
2:
Gerry & The Pacemakers
I'm The One↓
1:
The Searchers
Needles & Pins↓
Thermal vest goes on.
Now out of the house.
Dropped one son off at work.
Now onto Worcester to spend my Dunelm gift cards.
Coffee time with blue milk!
Got some bits.
Put them in the car.
Now to look in another shop...
That's a nice item ↑
The couple at the next tea to me, only had two items, and spent £249.99!
Back to the car we go.
Popped into Lidl so younger son could do Neighbour's shopping.
Middle of the aisle time↓
Good job I already have a Fondue set!
We waited in the car with coffee and nibble for son to finish the shopping.
Son still needed some bits from Home Bargains.
Back to Bromsgrove we go.
Son does the rest of the neighbour's shopping.
Back home for a very short lunch.
As I have my Crystal/Tarot Course to do.
I did a Tarot reading ↑
After the course, we got picked up by hubby.
I collected my DPD parcel from:
They only had 4 gas cookers in the whole shop!
Back home.
Unpacked my Dunelm order.
The flowers are going on my Parent's grave tomorrow.
The tea went into the oven.
We caught up with two more episodes of "Fame" Season 2.
Then onto two more episodes of "Top of The Pops" from 1992.
The fast forward button was kept busy.
At least Marc Almond was on...!
Tea time.
We finished watched The Godfather.
Moving onto The Godfather 2.
I had a quick look in today's newspaper.
Michael McDonald is an American musician, singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands the Doobie Brothers (1975–1982, 1987, 2019–present) and Steely Dan (1974). McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with the Doobie Brothers, including "What a Fool Believes", "Minute by Minute", and "Takin' It to the Streets." McDonald has also performed as a prominent backing vocalist on numerous recordings by artists including Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and Kenny Loggins.He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. McDonald is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Doobie Brothers in 2020.
He is 70 years old 🎈 
The Herbs' premiered on 12th February 1968. 54 years ago today. Just 1 series was made.
The first episode of Bagpuss was broadcast on BBC1 in 1974.Bagpuss would run for just 13 episodes.
UK No.1 on this day in 1968:
 Amen Corner - If Paradise is Half as Nice
USA No.1 on this day in 1972:
Al Green - Let's Stay Together 
USA No.1 on this day in 1974:
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme.
Sleep tea time.
It was coming up to 1am...
Time for bed!



 
 



 


 
 
 

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Using That Fast Forward Button Too Much!

Money isn't everything, but it sure keeps you in touch with your children - John Paul Getty
Welcome to my Saturday 💟
Nice warm hug.
Now to listen to Sounds of the 60s with our brew and breakfast. 
The UK Top 3 from 1967. 
3:
The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together ↓
2:
Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son↓
1:
The Monkees - I'm A Believer↓
Today is the second anniversary of my lovely dad passing away :'(
I will go up to see my parents later.
On goes the thermal vest.
Tells son to get a move on, as he will be late for work!
Drops off son.
Drops off Birthday Card at my friend's house.
Then off to Droitwich, to visit the Droitwich Lions.
Got some bowls and glasses↓
Visited the near-by Charity Shop.
Nothing was in there.
We moved the car to the next car park.
We popped into 4 charity shops.
Then it was into Wilkinsons, Morrisons, The Works, Coffee No1.
Then back to the car with our bargains.
Nipped into Waitrose to get my free newspaper.
Then back home!
Unpacked our bargains.
Finished off the last of the soup.
Now off to do week 3 of the Crystal and Tarot Course.
Really enjoyed it!
Used my new Tarot Cards I bought from the Works. 
Once finished.
Off to see my mum and dad.
I put a balloon on their grave.
Back home.
Had a much needed cup of coffee!
Then to catch up with this week's televison.
Top of the Pops from 1992.
That fast forward button was kept busy.
One great song was on there↓↓
Shakespears's Sister was still number 1↓
(Didn't help TOTP's cut the video off before we got to the middle of the song!)
Next episode.
Fast forward time again.
I reminded my youngest son, where his middle name came from.....
Genesis was up next.
(A bit slow for me)
I prefer the last single.....↓
Shakespears's Sister was still number 1 for the final week↓
We watched The Apprentice.
Then "Dragon's Den"
Quick look into today's newspaper.
Barrett Strong  is an American singer and songwriter. Strong was the first artist to record a hit for Motown, although he is best known for his work as a songwriter, particularly in association with producer Norman Whitfield. Among his most famous work at Motown, Strong wrote the lyrics for many of the songs recorded by the Temptations. 
He is 81 years old 🎈
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; ) was an American actor and filmmaker. After an impoverished childhood, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 films and was known for his explosive acting style. He was named by the American Film Institute the 17th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema and was the highest-ranked living person on the list until his death at age 103.He died on this day in 2020.
Sweet rationing in Britain finished on this day in 1953, imposed during WW2, finally ended. Children all over Britain headed straight to the nearest sweet-shop, as the first unrationed sweets went on sale. Toffee apples were the biggest sellers on the first day.
USA No.1 on this day in 1961:
 The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? 
UK No.1 on this day in 1969: 
The Move - Blackberry Wa
'The Wombles' premiered on 5th February 1973. 49 years ago today. The series was voiced by the wonderful Bernard Cribbins. 
On this day in 1982, ABC released the single Poison Arrow from The Lexicon of Love album.
On this day in 1988, Robocop was released in UK cinemas.
Innuendo is the fourteenth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 5th February 1991 in the UK. 
(The single, Innuendo↓)
Then we caught up with the news.
&
Sleep Tea.
Off to a warm bed!