POEM – You don’t get to be racist and Irish – Imelda May

Imelda May has released this powerful piece in response to the times that we are living in. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2589654271286177

MUSIC – Origins of Jazz, R and B and Blues Videos

I’m sure I’ve blogged about this once before, but I can’t find it. Lost to the ether, I guess. Last year, in one of my periodic Wikipedia based rabbit hole falls, I found myself researching the origins of R n B music in the 20th century. Some of the most incredible voices, lyrics (some quite … Continue reading MUSIC – Origins of Jazz, R and B and Blues Videos

Song of the Day – Week 22

Another week dominated by BBC 6Music - what a lifeline podcasts and radio shows have been these last 2 and a bit months - the Guardian has a piece on it HERE. So far, this week has been the hardest for me mentally. Perhaps it's in part because the daily routine of lockdown has settled … Continue reading Song of the Day – Week 22

GARDEN – Bloom where you are planted

Well...not quite at the blooming stage... During the big windy storm last year, a bird feeder was dropped into the garden from the neighbours. The stand was smashed to smithereens, so I let the neighbour know, dumped it and swept up the birdfood. Which included sunflower seeds. It’s a sign of my diligence that quite … Continue reading GARDEN – Bloom where you are planted

Song of the Day – Week 21

So. This is the weekend that the lockdown unofficially ended as the government threw public safety out the window to protect an un-elected adviser. And all the goodwill and effort and community and care that emerged throughout the lockdown was - across three days, two articles and one press conference - shattered as it became … Continue reading Song of the Day – Week 21

Douglas Coupland article on the guardian


Apparently there’s strawberries in here…

Somewhere... Some two hours later...FOUND THEM!

Thinking of family

Song of the Day – Week 20

Slowly but surely, I'm catching myself up! This is for last week. At least I remember why I picked each song. Progress...yes? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL76VZyjGCg8CSceI4-SqvUUVuJ6MqVgjz No 133 - Space Oddity - David Bowie Monday 11th of May It's taken about 4 years for me to not just AUTOMATICALLY make any David Bowie song I hear the SOTD. … Continue reading Song of the Day – Week 20

Happy Towel Day

A bit of history from Wikipedia –Happy Towel Day