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Painting done to Westlife…Allow us to be Frank, Robbie Williams ‘Escapology’ and Mozart’s ‘Salzburg Symphonies 1-3 serenata Notturna. Then just for the fun of it Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1, Nutcracker Suite and Swan lake ballet suite. I also read thorough some of my old posts, I really must read them before I press publish, lot’s of silly spelling mistakes and complete words missing! Hehehe I have no excuse, other than ‘I never said I was clever.’ So here’s a little game, if you spot a mistake put a comment in the box, I may put some mistakes in deliberately. just to see if you are paying attention.

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Law of the Result – When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.

That’s the box room, our room and the stairs and landing cleaned from top to bottom, so today I am going to paint what needs to be painted in the bathroom, re-varnish the landing and stairs, (it got very battered and chipped) and paint the porch, (that’s where they stacked their tools and it’s marked all the walls). While I cleaned I listen to, (and yes I did have a little sing), Barbra ‘The concert’, Goodnight Lenin ‘The Wenceslas Square’ ep. Goodnight Lenin are a band number 1 introduced me too and I really do enjoy them, Elaine Paige ‘Stages’, Alison Moyet ‘Singles’ and the Streets ‘A grand don’t come for free’ another band number 1 introduced me too and I love this album. It’s a story about a young man having a very bad week and if you listen to it it’s quite funny.

Goodnight Lenin

And whilst I was looking for those videos for you I found these, we were there. Anyone who has been reading me for longer than 12 months will know this is my favorite part of Arts Fest, every year different music and fire works.

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Dust be gone!


Joy comes to those

who do not fear solitude.

Life comes to those

not afraid to die.
unknown

Did you no diets don’t make you thin? Well according to this bit of research anyway. I shall give up now then.

Sorry Pat, but if it’s good enough for Harrods Christmas has arrived

Dr Who is back, well in a few weeks the 27th August to be exact

Well the bathroom is as good as finished as far as the builders go, so today I am giving the up stairs a good clean through.

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Oh dear days

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.- chinese proverb

The swifts are flying low this morning, they had me ducking this morning as I pegged out the washing, even though I know it’s very unlikely they would hit me. Yesterday was an ‘Oh dear day’ in as much as the builders moved a pipe and caused a leak in the kitchen ceiling, then after they had gone I went to tidy up and looked at the shower and thought that looks to far over, you will bang your elbows on the wall as you try to wash. So I asked hubby to take a look who snapped at me that it was in exactly the same place as before, (a bad day at work me thinks), but it’s not it is further in and higher up, I checked by looking at the piping. Then I thought ‘sod it’ it can stay where it is, I can stand sideways on to wash. Today feels like it is going to be one too, number 1 has just come down stairs to say I can’t have the big bedroom window open, why? Because the stray cat as worked out that if he jumps onto next doors van he can then jump onto our porch and come in through the window.

So now I am sending you to this site it’s so funny faces in things that shouldn’t have faces

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The good news about midlife is the glass is still half-full. Of course, the bad news is that it won’t be long before your teeth are floating in it.

More talk on the news about gas and electric going up again, now is it just me or wouldn’t it be a good move on the part of one of the companies to lower their prices? Think about it, they wouldn’t have to drop them by much just enough to under-cut the other companies and advertise it. Most people would jump at the chance to change and that company would then have the lion’s share of customers, so a better chance of selling more of their products.

Isn’t it funny how things happen, mother and father-in-laws house was up for sale for a good 12 months, (it could have been longer) in hopes they could move back up here, 4 weeks after he died it sold and we found her a nice bungalow just 5 minutes walk away from our house. She came up at the weekend to view it and liked it, so it’s just paper work now. If hubby hadn’t woke me in the night with his snoring, and then toothache hadn’t kept me awake the rest of the night, I may not have dropped the washing powder, then I wouldn’t have got down on hands and knees, (to clear it up) and found the floor under the washer, (well the laminate) has moved.

I feel like I wait forever for summer and then blink and it’s gone, can you believe we are more than half way through the year, soon be time to write the Christmas cards!

My heart goes out to the people of Norway; their life’s will never be the same again.

Oh well another day, let’s see what it brings.
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New Wine for Seniors

A single glass at night could mean a peaceful, uninterrupted nights sleep. NEW Wine for Seniors I kid you not…
New Wine for Seniors

California vintners in the Napa Valley area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic. It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.

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PINO MORE

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Because Kate did…


You Are Old-Fashioned and Kind-Hearted


You have a lot of natural appeal. You are attention-getting and quite attractive.
You are definitely a romantic. True love is something you always want to have in your life.

You do your own thing, but you’re always thinking of the community around you.
You are lovable, endearing, and affectionate. People gravitate toward your positive spirit.

This couldn’t be further from the truth if it tried
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Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.

Voltaire

Yesterday I took a trip to the Public in West Bromwich. I have only ever been in the Public a couple of times and that was for a quite look at some home-grown paintings or a cup of tea, this is due to two facts. The first being when it first opened admission to up stairs was at a charge, (and I wasn’t prepared to pay £10 I think it was) to have a look around, and the second I could never find out the opening times. So off I went as the exhibitions on now are free and it turns out most on in the bit you pay for, so I got to look at those to, which I am glad I didn’t have to pay for after seeing what there was. Anyway back to the story. There was a collection of photos and paintings by local artist none of which really caught my eye except for two photos by Hannah Mitchell which I found rather disturbing. They were photos of two children but the faces had been smudged out with black paint/ink. The Art of Story, three touch screens showing paintings/drawings done by young children at a local school, some of which were very cute. A couple of films called Town Sparrows and Civic Oldbury c1940. The first showed children going about their daily life and I sat there watching and thinking I used to go to that market with my mom and used to shop there with number 1 when he was a little one, (every Tuesday, the fish monger always saved me a nice bit of boneless for number 1s tea). It’s no longer there, it’s a car park now, the park I used to play on, (an housing estate now), with it’s very high slide and after seeing the film I wasn’t just remembering it high because I was little, it really was high, (wouldn’t be allowed now), the witches hat, (wouldn’t be allowed now), the rocking horse, (wouldn’t be allowed now) jumping from the top of walls onto concrete, (wouldn’t be allowed now), struth the kids of today don’t know the fun of picking a scab off their knees, because they are never allowed to get a scab on their knees! A short clip showed a class doing music and movement in vest and knickers, (remember that, be a tree in the breeze, now a flower growing from a seed and now a piece of seaweed)? A class full of girls learning to knit and sew, I loved craft lessons. I also watched a short film called Who killed brown Owl, but I couldn’t tell you what it was all about because I didn’t have the foggiest. Stan’s Café were there with the sticky backed feet trail for the kid’s to follow and make up there own stories, that’s something else kids seem not too good at anymore.

Finished reading Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment.

Bathroom update, sink in, one more wall tiled.

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