Yesterday I transported back in time to the summer of 1977 when I was 10
This happened quickly and in a very surpringly location. ..the underground car park in Asda, Shirley.
I was walking from my car to the entrance of the shop when travelled back in time, blasting out from a parked car came the voice of David Soul singing, “Silver Lady. ” I used to love that song, back then most young girls did. All the warm feelings of childhood and 1977 were awoken with the tune, I smiled.
My bedroom wall had a paper poster stuck to it (from a pop magazine) of David Soul amongst the other idols of the day.
The song finished and I carried on to do shopping
The weather was cold, a freezing wind, wild snow hurling around and this was March 18th 2018
After work I came home to find my bliss
A bath with a lush bath bomb, music on my ipad ‘Allegri’s Miserere” and a glass of wine.
All better now
Yesterday I took my two adults daughters to watch Cirque Berserk at the Alexander theatre in Birmingham
One daughter is 26 years old and the other daughter 20 years old. Myself and my younger daughter are not great circus lovers it turned out, we ooooahed and aaarged at the appropriate times and like all good audience members, clapped when appropriate but we both had more pleasure watching my eldest daughter enjoy the show. She was aghast at the acts, declared she was leaving Birmingham to join the circus after seeing the arial acts and laughed continously at the “clowns “. That was real enjoyment and it was a pleasure and privilege to watch
Yes I popped into the city centre.When I was just passed Primark, there was a shuffling noise, I looked to see what was going on.
A large semi -circle formed of people quickly formed and in the middle walked three women dressed like grannies with grey hair and baggy clothes, they began to hobble aimlessly around the inner circle.
Suddenly music began to blast out, “Jump Around ” from house of pain. The grannies came alive and jumped /danced around frantically. . It was the “Dancing Grannies ”
On my way to the station I saw a worm on the pavement in great danger of someone not noticing that it’s there and consequently stepping on the worm. I carefully picked it up and placed in on the nearby earthy bank
Worm saving has been a regular occurance since I was a child, maybe my life purpose is to save worms from being trodden on 😉
The first time it happened was when I was in a car park killing time waiting for my mum to finish her appt, I saw a stranded worm and tried to pick it up , it fell out of my hands , not deterred I tried again. I then noticed people were watching me. The worms life is more important than nosey people, I reasoned. This was my first worm rescue mission
Hundreds of subsequent worm rescues missions have since followed
Last night I sat in a very cold and dark warehouse.
There was about 30 of us, strange lighting was in front of us and a man stood on a very small round box with a mic
This wasn’t some cult ceremony it was a new comedy club in Digbeth. It will be a great little event when the weather warms up 😉
There are many celebrity deaths. It’s sad but it’s life. Celebrities to me are not special, just people doing a different kind of job that is in the public eye
Today on the news Stephen Hawkins death was announced. It my opinion he was special , he beat all odds and lived despite his death sentence over 40 years ago of him only having a couple of years worth of life left
Despite his extreme disability he kept working, made huge theoretical advancements and still kept his sense of humour .
I love photos, they are a wonderful reminder of the strange things that I somehow end up doing
I have the tendency to say,”yes ” ok to any number of things, if I can’t see a reason not to and if it helps people.
This was once of the more unusual things that I ended up taking part in a few years ago to help out a disabled man and his carer launch their sci fi film in the custard factory.
I was wrapped in tin foil like material and female robot clothes and sent out into the cafes around the custard factory to encourage people to see their film. .non verbally of cause.
I bought a pretty yet tiny purse last summer. So small, it holds just a couple of coins maximum. “What’s the point of this purse?” I wondered
A month or so ago I ease reading about the amazing benefits of chewing a few fennel seeds each day after meals . I like fennel a lot, so I bought a large bag
Ummm, how do I carry around small portions of the fennel seeds? I have just the thing 😉
All cinema lovers listen up!
The oldest running cinema is here in Birmingham. It’s called the “Electric Cinema ” and it’s worth a visit
Today I went there with a couple of my kids for mothers day to see, “Ladybird ” which by the way is a great movie .
The cinema is hidden down a back streets in inner Birmingham, it’s small, rather expensive but the real deal. Just like a cinema used to be but with sofas and a distinctly “traditional feel ”
If you want to experience how cinema used to be , it’s worth a visit