Since The Plug Was Pulled

Event-Party, Events, Night-PartyJack reminded me of a something the other day. It’s not that long ago really…although it feels like a million years ago. Neneh Cherry’s daughter on stage at an award show a few months ago. What we liked most was all the other dancers making a great visual display. I remember loving the overall look of the performance.

Well it’s been almost three months since the plug was pulled on events like that. I know I am not the only one, but I do miss parties. I do miss events. I do miss live performances. But it is all for an important reason. It seems very trivial in comparison for the serious situation we are in.

Fairground, Lights, Amusement ParkI do like the memories of all the fun we have had during a time of easy free wheeling for the past few decades. But life is not all fun and dance and merry go rounds and candyfloss. Sure we miss the fun of the fair.

I am pleased to be busy at work. Time is passing quickly. I can be useful to our patients, useful to my colleagues and the wages I earn can be useful to my family. I guess it is not having something to look forward to on my day off that I miss. I am a big socialiser – parties, events, live performances, dinners with friends. I guess it is the sameness of each week, and each day off that is getting to me a bit.

But I don’t want to complain. I want to keep doing my bit to help everyone else. There are plenty of great memories that are an endless source of entertainment and amusement.

What Jack Was Listening To

Guitar, Music, Female, Girl, MusicianJack loves music. Probably more than I do. He is also musical. I love that he is musical. He surprises me by the range of music he listens to. He really loves modern pop music, much more than I do. It is rare than I get a bite for modern pop music. But he is always asking me to listen to songs I have never heard before and introducing musicians to me that have never been on my radar.

Anyway…we were out one evening back in January, and a song was playing. He grabbed me and span me round. Jack looked at me and said this song was in his head for months and it made him think of me. This song was released before Jack and I became estranged. But he said this was one of the songs that was forever whirling around his head. There are a couple of others he mentioned too. Maybe I will save them for another day.

Violin Strings Breaking Hearts

breakIn recent years, I have heard a song in restaurants and at events a number of times. The words always sounded a little depressing. I do have my moments when mournful lyrics are appreciated. But then I found out who the singer of the song was, and I suddenly enjoyed the song oh so much less.

But back in January, Jack and I were at a reception for an organisation we have worked with, and I picked up on some music being played. I mentioned to him then and there, that I loved what violins can do to pop songs. When I reached home that night, I asked Google what I was listening to, and this is what Google suggested.

I’m Watching You

Bee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

Today’s theme is:

Worst ever love song

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 7: Worst ever love song & Prompt for Day 8

Oh…is there a worst ever love song? I struggled with this one. In the end, I had to ask Google for help. There were some surprising suggestions, but I do understand why this one is on the list. However, I actually really like this song. The problem peeps have with it, is that it is  kind of intense. The word “stalker” has been used. Stalkers are not a good thing. Scary scary.

Sometimes love can be such an intense feeling. But you have to make sure you don’t come across scary scary insane! Some romance is a lovely thing, but not the dire, “I can’t live without you” stuff.

When The Rain Is Blowing In Your Face

Adult, Blur, Bokeh, City, Evening, LightBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

Today’s theme is:

A love song for, about or with weather in it

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 6: A love song for, about or with weather in it & Prompt for Day 7

So this absolutely beautiful song from the marvellous Adele mentions rain, wind and storms – so I think it fits today’s theme a treat! I have often found myself singing this song about my feelings for Goldfinch. He is so so so far away! The distance is crushing. I am always trying to think of ways to make sure he still feels my love from the opposite side of the planet!

I’m Blushing Bee!

besofeBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

Today’s theme is:

A song about making love

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 5: "A song about making love" & Prompt for Day 6

Apparently this was Jim’s idea. Well…I chose a song that used to make me so embarrassed when I heard it as a teenager. This song would really make me blush. I think it still does! It is a bit scary scary. But I think it does qualify about making love. I can’t listen to the whole thing from beginning to end. It makes me cringe too much! I don’t know, the more overt, the more I want to cringe. I was horrified to find that Tom Jones had recorded a version of it – awful! I am a huge fan of Tom’s. but who on earth told him to record this song? Scary.

For My First Love

Engagement, Couple, Romance, BikeBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

Today’s theme is:

A love song for your first love

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 4: A Love Song for your First Love & Prompt for Day 5

From the age of seventeen to twenty-four, I was courted by James, who everyone called Jamie, who as a kid told everyone his name was Jammy. So, we all called him Jammy. Ahhhh! Young Love! Jammy was great. Although I chose to end our courtship, I still think back very fondly on the memories I have with him. Reminiscing about him, made me think of this song:

 

There Never Was A Cat Like Ours

Cat, Black And White, Pet, Side ViewBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

Today’s theme is:

A love song about pets or for your pet

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 3: Find a love song about pets or for your pet & Prompt for Day 4

Well…I don’t have any pets at the moment. Under my current tenancy agreement, I am not allowed pets. But I grew up with cats. I have done a lot of dog-walking and caring for animals for work over the years. Dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, fish, birds, chickens, horses, ponies, sheep, cows and stick insects have all been under my care.

I could not think of an actual love song about pets. But we had a cat who looked very much like Magical Mister Mistoffelees from the hit musical “Cats” (we won’t mention the recent cinema release). Our cat was black with white splodges on his face.

Deep Down In His Soul

Musician, Music, Singer, Guitar, HandlesBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

Today’s theme is:

Soul songs about love

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 2: Find A Soul Song about Love & Prompt for Day 3

Check out Bee’s post below for a list of the themes (a lot of love going on as you can see!) in the post below:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 ~ "A Music Festival" is back!

When I first heard this song as a child, I was totally mesmerized. I just thought it was so wonderful. I wanted to believe every word! I really did. I think this qualifies as soul. Is it Percy Sledge’s voice that makes it sound so dramatic and impassioned? I love this song! I hope you do too!

Love In Winter

wintryBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

So today is the first day, and as there is still quite a chill in the air, it seems appropriate that today’s theme is:

Find a song about love in Winter

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 1: Find a Song about Love in Winter and prompt for Day2

Check out Bee’s post below for a list of the themes (a lot of love going on as you can see!) in the post below:

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 ~ "A Music Festival" is back!

My choice is perhaps not so much about love in winter, however, the video below for this gorgeous song is very wintry. I could not resist choosing it as it contains so much cuteness. Surely it makes you want to be in love with someone in the snow! And snuggling up warm after a day on the slopes.