*4* music Friday

First ‘music Friday’ of the year… it’s only right that I play you one of my favourite songs ever. By the best. By The Boss… Wonderful. I’ve had this album since 1985. I remember cycling to the other side of the river to this tiny, dark, narrow and long record store full of music I […]

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– 2018/199 – music Friday

They did it their magnificent way… My tree is arriving today. Can’t wait. I might be the only one here… I live with a bunch of Scrooges, didn’t you know?

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– 2018/195 – 48 years of books (1970)

A slipping down life (by Anne Tyler) Anne Tyler always gets to me.  I read quite a few of her novels and at some point there’s always a line, a sentence that just cuts through you and plunges you into the book so that when you read the last page you feel dazed and confused […]

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– 2018/192 – music Friday

… and breath… inhale tomorrow…. exhale yesterday… …this motherhood stuff sure is complicated sometimes…   If you try to protect them… you’re a fun-sponge, if you let them be… you’re ignoring them.  You need to be ‘there’ but not ‘there there’.  It’s high diplomacy, iron fist in velvet glove, it’s heart breaking and life affirming […]

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– 2018/189 music Friday

Carrying on the blue theme… (raise your hand if remember ‘colour of the week’ in the old glorious days of blogging?)

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– 2018/176 – music Thursday

… gosh has it really been a week since my last post? We’re back, I’m back, one boy is still away, two are here, we could almost resume normal proceedings… shall we? I went to a music concert.  A real, live, country music concert… and it was brilliant. Kacey Musgrave.  Do you know her? She’s […]

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– 2018/167 – music Friday

Something a little different today…  last night I went to a classical concert in Birmingham at the Symphony Hall.  It was fabulous. They played Beethoven 7th Symphony which was amazing… he is my favourite classical composer and the second movement of this piece is simply magical. Make yourself a cup of tea and sit down. […]

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– 2018/145 – music Friday

… it was never in doubt what today’s music choice was going to be…   … watch out for an emotional Presiden Obama and Carol King going crazy…  

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– 2018/137 – music Friday

I’m off to Italy for the weekend to see family. Alone. Feeling giddy and slightly giddy in equal measure. (as a child I used to love the movies with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis… and we chose Dean’s song “that’s Amore” as our wedding song.  I’m ever so fond of the old crooner)

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