Sandwiched In Between A Wedding Reception And A Murder Mystery Weekend

On Saturday, I was very excited to be heading to meet Goldfinch for another lovely weekend with him.  A very comfortable hotel in Ansty, on the outskirts of Coventry was our destination.

I have to admit, my mind has been dominated by the conversation Goldfinch and I had about my ex-flatmate…but I am going to shelve that, and concentrate on all the wonderful memories I enjoyed with Goldfinch.  Why should I allow my ex-flatmate to encroach on my time with Goldfinch?

The hotel had a lot going on when we arrived.  While we were checking in, I heard this song playing in the function room next door:

I would have been more than happy to gate-crash the wedding just to be able to take a turn on the dance floor to that fun little tune!

The receptionist smiled and told us that as well as the wedding, there was also a murder mystery weekend going on at the same time.  Goldfinch laughed, “A murder mystery at the wedding?”  Nope, two separate events, but within the same hotel.

After coming second in The Snifty Sleuth series recently, I was almost thinking I could sneak into the murder mystery weekend:

Are You A Snifty Sleuth? The Results

We safely avoided both and headed up to the room, both of us pretty exhausted after working long hours all week.  I sometimes worry that when I do see Goldfinch, I am so worse for wear after the hours I have been working, I am not the best company for him.  But I think he too was ready to just collapse into bed and enjoy how comfortable everything was.

Aaaaah!

On Sunday we headed into the city to an event that a man on the train had told me all about – the Godiva Festival in Coventry’s Godiva Park.

My tablet is being disagreeable.  But, when it does decide to behave, I hope to load up a few more photos from Coventry’s Godiva Festival which kept us entertained for several hours on Sunday.

Tony ChristieNow, I have been to quite a few festivals in my time…hmm hmm.  But I was not expecting to find this chappy.  Due credit, he certainly was well received by his audience.

I think Goldfinch was scratching his head wondering how it was that Tony Christie received such a warm reception from the audience – I got him to look at YouTube and he saw the Peter Kay video for Comic Relief.

I took a short video myself, but you cannot see much because there were too many people in front of us, but this is Tony Chistie nine years ago at Glastonbury singing before another massive audience.

Well…it is time I was fast asleep.  I have been reading lots of posts and trying to catch up with other bloggers.  But now, my eyes need to close and I need to drift away.

 

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I Saw My Love Walking Down The Aisle

sad brideJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: WEDDING/ MARRY/ DIAMOND/ RING/ CAKE

I have already post one song for today’s theme. But I thought I would wait and see, just in case this amazing song made sensational by the vocals of Yvonne Fair had been featured. I used to think it was a desperate song, and dreaded a scene playing out at a wedding I attended as a guest. But I would love to be a guest watching Dawn French make a scene! Superb!

I saw my love walking down the aisle
And as he passed me by
He turned to me and gave me a smile

Then the preacher, then the preacher
The preacher joined their hands
And all the people, the people began to stand
When I shouted

“You know that it should have been me”
Instead of her walking with you
You know that it should have been me, oh baby
Gettin’ ready to marry you, darlin’, darlin’, darlin’

You made a promise that we would never part
Then you turned around and you broke my little heart
Now you’re standing there saying, “I do”
Holding hands with somebody new

You know that it should have been me
Instead of her standing by you
You know that it should have been me
It should have been me
Gettin’ ready to say, “I do”

Then the preacher, oh yeah
The preacher asked that there be silence, please
If any objections to this wedding
Speak now or forever or forever hold your peace

Then I shouted, “It should have been me”
You know that it should have been me
You know that it should have been me
Baby, how could you do this to me? Darlin’, darlin’, darlin’

It should have been me
Don’t you know that it should have been me?
You know that it should have been me
It should have been me
I’ve been faithful to you, baby, baby, baby

It should have been me
How could you do this to me?
You know that it should have been me

 

Written by: William “Mickey” Stevenson and Norman Whitfield

Wear Your Hair Just For Him

weddingJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: WEDDING/MARRY/DIAMOND/RING/CAKE

Several songs came to mind, but I chose this one because of the video. It displays the opening credits to the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. A movie I liked for so many reasons, but remembered vividly when I was a guest at Jammy’s wedding. But I did not do the whole Julia Roberts thing. I was absolutely fine with it. I knew it had been the right decision to end the courtship with Jammy. I was happy to see him happy.

mbfwI had not actually heard this song before I went to see the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding”…and for a few moments I was a bit worried that it was going to be a very corny and soppy movie. But it turned out to be a great film.

I think this theme has been chosen because Paula, the creator of Light Motifs II has a wedding in her family. I hope you all have a beautiful day Paula, without any crazy Julia Roberts guests trying to sabotage everything. Congratulations and lots of wishes of joy for the happy couple from Caramel 🙂

Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ each night of his charms
That won’t get you into his arms

So if you’re lookin’ to find love you can share
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and love him
And show him that you care

Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, ’cause
You won’t get him
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’
Wishin’ and hopin’

Just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ his kiss is the start
That won’t get you into his heart

So if you’re thinkin’ how great true love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his

(You gotta)
Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, ’cause
You won’t get him
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’
Wishin’ and hopin’

Just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ his kiss is the start
That won’t get you into his heart

So if you’re thinkin’ how great true love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his
You will be his, you will be his

Writers: Burt Bacharach and Hal David