• General,  Stuff I Like

    October Shazams

    I’ve come across some really great music during the month of October. The songs and classical music I’ve really enjoyed, I shazamed and I’d like to share with you. I imagine the first one is a well-known song by Otis Redding, but I’d never heard of it. I think its gorgeous. I heard this next one at the end of a film the other day, The Hobbit,  I shazamed the song because I think it’s good. I like Ed Sheeran I’ve not seen this film yet, but I think Lady Gaga is really good. Great song that I heard on the radio. This is a contemporary piece I heard on…

  • Eatables,  Stuff I Like

    Sandwich

    John Montagu. 4th Earl of Sandwich This guy to the right is John Montagu, who made the sandwich popular. It is said that around 1762 he asked for two slices of bread with meat in the middle, therefore making the term popular and also the concept of eating ingredients between two slices of bread. Do you like eating sandwiches? I love them. I was working in a primary school yesterday, and we were having a little discussion whilst making pizzas with playdough, about what was our favourite sandwiches. Many answers were along the lines of jam, cheese, ham, butter. Nothing fancy, but nice all the same. Then it made me…

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    My Fellow Bloggers/Willy Warmer

    I’m not doing a post about a willy warmer, I’ll leave that until another time. I wanted to write this post to give a shout out to my fellow bloggers across the pond who have been an inspiration for me over the last 4 or 5 months, and have been incredibly supportive. I’ve been blogging now for nearly 2 years and sometimes you just need some advice, a listening ear, support and shout-outs to get your posts out there for more people to see. We follow each other on Twitter and some of us get carried away with conversations that border on rudeness, but it can be very funny. Allen…

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    12 Of My Favourite Products for 2018

    Here are some great products I’ve come across and been using in 2018.   I’m not a big wine drinker, and to be honest I’ve never particularly liked it very much, until I came across this one at a local pub in my home city. The wine is really hard to come by, and I think the only way to buy it is online. My favourite is the ‘Coldwater Creek Rose’; it has a smooth sweetish delicate taste. (A bit like roasted bark chips, pickled walnuts  and with an under-current of fresh air from the Swiss Alps; which is actually a load of made-up pretentious bollocks!) It just doesn’t leave…

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    4 Things that really made me laugh this week :)

    I’ve really needed to have a good laugh this week. My two previous weeks have been awful, with one thing and another, so I’ve been searching online for some funny stuff on YouTube. Two of the clips are ones I came across whilst looking for people and subjects that interest me. One is the quote directly below, and the other is one of my favourite clips from Monty Python. I’ll begin with this quote or saying from the great Karl Pilkington. If you’ve never heard of the guy, then you are definitely missing out. Amongst other things he’s done, he’s worked with Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant on various travel…

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    Music that gives me Goosebumps

    I’ve been having a look on YouTube lately, and listening to the radio and Shazaming some songs I’ve not heard in a long time. Here’s some of my favourites that have given me the goosebumps. Now wouldn’t you just like to walk through a shopping mall and hear this playing, to stop and listen, and then more muscicians join the group. This is from Gustav Holst’s Planet Suite, and it’s called Jupiter. I was introduced to this at the age of 11 by a music teacher I had a deep respect for. I love this one by Brahms. I have heard this before, many times but didn’t know what it…