My life according to…

I am taking up the fantastic challenge I saw this past week from  the britchy one  the britchy one in her post below:

“…I thought this looked like fun! Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, ie a solo performer, answer these questions. I’m starting as I mean to go on by NOT tagging anyone but I’d love it if anyone wants to have a go – if you do please link to me so I don’t miss it! Try not to repeat a song title if possible. If you have to it’s okay though!!…”

Here we go then:

Your Artist:       Tom Jones
Are you male or female:        She’s a Lady

Describe yourself:       “Little Lonely One”
How do you feel about yourself:       “I Was Born to Be Me”
Describe where you currently live:       “Tower of Song”
First thing you think when you wake up:        What’s New Pussycat?

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: ”     “Detroit City

…err…passed through Detroit once and it did not go well!

Your favourite form of transportationI’ll Sail My Ship Alone
Your best friend is: “Lonely Joe” / “A Boy from Nowhere”
Your favourite colour isGreen, Green Grass of Home

What’s the weather like:      “I’ve Been Rained On Too”
If your life were a TV show, it would be called:       “A Woman’s Touch” 
What is life to you:      “Dancing Endlessly”
The best advice you have to give:     You Can Leave Your Hat On

If you could change your name, it would be:    “Letter to Lucille”

(Not Delilah!!!)

Your favourite food is:     “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer

(Mexican! – that was a tough one)

My soul’s present condition:   “If I Only Knew” / “It’s Not Unusual

The faults I can bear“Chills and Fever” / “This and That”
How would you describe your love life:

Haaaa – I am not vain enough to say: “Sex Bomb

…I guess the truth is more like:

 “Kiss” / “Move Closer” / “Darlin’” / “What a Night!”/ “Do You Take This Man?”

 “He’ll Have to Go” / “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” / “Stop Breaking My Heart”

Let’s go with:  “Help Yourself”

That was fun!!!

Check out these posts from other bloggers:

the britchy one  the britchy one –                                      

kkatch22  kkatch22

kristianw84  kristianw84  –

Please have a go…so much fun!  Remember to include a link to  the britchy one  the britchy one!

Calling All Males – Help!!!

I need help…seriously.  I am throwing my plight upon all males out there and asking for genuine honest suggestions?  What do I buy as a gift for Goldfinch for a special event that is coming up soon?

I am totally stuck…my mind has drawn a blank.  I am looking through websites and none of them are helping.

He is in his forties.  He does not drink, or smoke, he likes art – but I have already bought him two art sets and given him my bakes and chocolates galore!  It can’t be an enormous or heavy gift as he is going back to Australia in three months.

I am not great with gifts anyway…but, at the moment I feel quite hopeless.  So tell me what would a man want as a gift???  Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!!!

When In Bath, Live As The Romans Do

Lots of photos after the weekend I spent with Goldfinch in the city of Bath.  These are some of my photos of the Roman Baths…how could we not visit the Roman Baths…? 

It is a fascinating location…I was impressed by how much information was available…it took us over two hours to get round all of the exhibits listening to the information on the handsets they gave to us on our entrance.  There was a lot of information about the worship carried out at the temple next to the baths.

My photos don’t do it justice it all!  These are from Bath tourism websites:





The have excavated so much, and there are even more renovations in process which will double the size of the site (I believe those areas will be open to the public in 2020.)  Today there is a lot to see and learn, but back then it must have been quite an experience for the nose with the aroma of sheep or cattle on the altar and all of the essential oils being used for massages before bathers dipped into the waters.  Quite redolent!

We were told that the waters that we looked out on, fed by a natural spring, may have fallen upon the Mendip Hills 10,000 years ago…that is how long it has taken to percolate through the limestone.

Although there is no chance of donning a toga or having a dip in the actual Roman baths, you are able to sample the water to drink, which has minerals and substances such as sodium, calcium, chloride and sulphate ions in high concentrations.  There was a chart comparing the substances within the spring water to those in San Pellegrino and Perrier and other brands.  It was rather lukewarm though!  I have to say the temperature of the water made me recoil, but other than that the taste was not unpleasant.

The waters from Bath’s thermal springs were not as salty spicy hot as my tears this past weekend.

But enough of that nonsense…life is to be enjoyed…emphasis on JOY!!!

Hard times…incredibly hard times at times…you have to seize ever scrap of wonderful you can and cling tight hold of it…life should be beautiful.  Horde beautiful moments, treasure them.  Who knows when you will desperately need them to help you through the hard times?


via Redolent — Word of the Day Challenge