Month: February 2016

Old songs and late nights

Every now and again, we indulge. The iPad comes out and YouTube gets turned on, Dearly Beloved likes to play old songs to me. And I mean OLD – 50s, 60s and 70s mostly and I have to guess the singers or the title of the song! I do quite well mostly, or if I know the song well I sing along, badly – I haven’t sung since I was at school, but I love singing so – the lovely old tunes do get me going – Simon and Garfunkel especially. Tonight it’s been the 60s – “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”, “it never rains in Southern California”…

Omg, now it’s Gilbert O’Sullivan! One of my first albums was one of his, Claire I think, along with TRex and Elton John. Bridge over Troubled Water was a favourite – I still know all the words!

And then I heard David Bowie and I was lost forever. My first boyfriend, Ian, first introduced me to Aladdin Sane – a guilty pleasure even now. My real education began there, not just musical but he coloured my teen years and beyond – the Prettiest Star took me to places I’d never have gone on my own. We miss you David.

Loving the shoes

Its Valentines and we are very lovey-dovey although we don’t bother with cards. Dinner at a local bar and grill tonight, and DB (Dearly Beloved) bought me a pair of black baseball boots! How many pairs of shoes or boots can a girl have? For someone who is not a girlie-girl, the answer is (in this case) – quite a few! We won’t be spending the day together as he is playing golf tomorrow. He is club captain this year so it’s understandable! My dad is staying tonight (story another day) but it’s nice to spend sometime together tonight.

Here we go then…

“I’m a writer”, are words I’ve always dreamed of saying to a new acquaintance. My imagination has always run riot, words bounce around in my head but life keeps tilting the table and, up until now at any rate, I’ve ‘not had the time’, ‘work ┬áto be done’ blah, blah. So why now? My relatively new husband (he still has the ‘shine’ on him) suggested blogging so I’m going to give this a chance and see if it helps unblock the block and get those words out of my head and onto paper, or at least into the ether where I hope they may entertain or mildly amuse!

This is my page and I’m going to write down what comes into my head, although I doubt it will follow any set pattern or theme. I will write about astrology, astronomy (I love science articles), the past, the present, my hobbies (eclectic and diverse), the people I love and anything else that might come up. Comment may happen on politics or not…

So, here we go then…