Taken to 1977

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


Watching Others Having Fun

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

Save a worms life today

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 šŸ˜‰

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

Tomorrow’s World

I loved Tomorrow’s World and I believed everything the programme told me

All the sci fi gizmos and gadgets were waiting for me in the future.

I remember when I was told that one day we would all have our own personal telephone number and carry around phone. Back in the 70s this was an impossible thought

And now at last there are flying cars, yes I saw it on the news. The ultimate sci fi fantasy object has arrived

A tent in a field

About 10 years ago now I went camping with 3 of my children.

Maybe camping is too strong a word for it, we had been through a family drama so I thought let’s get away

I bought a pop up tent and off we went to a local camp site. It turned out to be a field next to a pub in Bridgnorth.

This was my first camping experience at the age of 41, after popping up our tent the three children and I could just and I mean just squeeze into our small round little home and we watched movies all night on a portable movie player

Small, cramped but great fun

Wear your best clothes today

I used to live down the road from a very unique man

I would see him working in his garden, picking up litter from the local streets and wearing his best incredible colourful suits walking around Birmingham City Centre

My daughter asked him one day when she was a small child why do you dress like that, he looked down on her and said because it made him happy. The words resonated with her, as she too enjoyed wearing “best ” clothes every day, she still does.

Let every day be your “best ” day

It proved me wrong

It’s an investment, takes hours of my time each week. You could go as far as saying its one of my major sources of relaxation and down time

Therefore I like to be certain before I commit.

I have over many years committed to this very thing and got lost in its ups and downs i have been on a rollercoster of emotions with its characters . It’s an important part of my past, even my childhood with the first series

Was I prepared to risk this new version of Star Trek, I watched the first episode with trepidation. It didn’t get off to a good start. Horror fell upon my face when I saw they had changed the theme tune, even more horror when I saw they had also changed the graffics.

But everyone you can relax, a couple of episodes in and I think it’s great. New, fresh but with the same feel as the old Star Trek, well done Netflix

Adult Disney Karaoke ..noooooooooh

I endulged my little girl when she was a child, she had all the latest Disney Princess costumes

She watched Disney on demand whenever she wanted, had every Disney character she wished for, dolls, teddy bears, houses. …

She went to Disney world in Florida, Disney land in Paris,many many times.

For her 16th birthday she even had a Disney breakfast with all the Disney characters

So she had many years to get it out of her system. ..why oh why am I now at my 26th daughter Disney Karaoke night at our local favourite cafe! !!@@@@

Reflections of a Happy Dead Person

4 years ago I started a book called “Reflections of a Happy Dead Person.” It was semi autobiographical, obviously the title of me being dead not being true!

The book was wrote from a pretend perspective of an idea about the afterlife and reflecting back over my life

The problem was although a good idea, it was laborious writing it as the story was quite boring. Most people’s lives are quite boring, they have highs and lows but not enough to fill a book . I want to state “boring ” is good, if your life was a never ending roller coater it would make a great book but a challenge to live with

Today I restarted by book but this time it is exciting me because although it has the same title and very roughly the same story everything is fantastical, outrageous and not true at all, much more fun to write

A hole in our lives

Binge watching TV series is one of the new phenomenon that occurs in many people lives nowadays

The younger generation will be shocked that people used to have to wait a whole week before they could watch another episode of a TV programme they enjoy , they will be even more shocked that you couldn’t pause live TV programmes

My partner and I have been binge watching the big bang theory for 10 sessions. That’s a serious amount of our lives and we are now coming to the end of the 10th series. What are we going to do? I watch my sci fi programmes on my own and he watches his historical dramas but finding something we both like is difficult and the big bang was one of those rare species.

So a whole is about to loom in our lives if we can’t find a replacement. ..help is needed urgently?