30 Days, 30 Songs (12)

Today’s song for Sarah’s 30 Days, 30 Songs challenge was inspired by fellow blogger Tracy who wrote about singing Bob Marley songs to Harry her canary.

Forty years or so ago I had a canary called Lindy and I used to sing to him too. In 1978 the year I got Lindy Bob Marley had a big hit with “Is This Love” and that’s what I used to sing to him. I remember often watching the video for this song on Countdown.

Share Your World 2019: 11 June

Sharing My World This Week

What do fish do all day?   What thoughts do you think they have?  (Credit to the awesome Teresa and her Fibbin’ Fridays for this one)

Swim, obviously, and if fish think I guess they think about what they are going to eat or what might eat them.

Fish in a pond, Singapore

What celebrity would you have as a SPOUSE, if you HAD to choose?

Nope, never given it a thought. I don’t see celebrities lining up to ask for my hand so I think the likelihood of having to choose is zero. I was quite happy with the husband I had anyway; don’t ever want another.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever broken?

Well, two things come to mind. Several years ago I accidentally broke a pane of glass in our front door. It used to stick in damp weather and I gave it a harder than usual tug and a pane of frosted glass just shattered.  I forget how much new frosted glass would have cost but too much for us, we had it replaced with plain glass.

The other thing was my Nikon Coolpix L120 camera which got broken in Sydney after our first cruise when I dropped it while trying to carry my luggage to my room. I think the camera was between $200-300 new but worse than that was that David had given it to me one Christmas, quite unexpectedly, because I hadn’t said I needed a new camera. I was so sorry to lose it because it happened only a few months after he died. I still miss it sometimes.

Nikon Coolpix L120s5s

When was the last time you slept more than 9 hours in a stretch?  Why?

I can’t remember. I practically never sleep that long. Usually, I wake up automatically after six hours or so although I may drop off again especially if I know I don’t need to go anywhere or do anything in particular that day. Sometimes I might wake up because I have to go to the bathroom and sometimes Cindy wakes me to let her out. She’s a good dog; she doesn’t often wake me up in the middle of the night but she’s getting older too. I generally sleep about 6-7 hours no matter what time I go to bed whether I set the alarm or not.

An Attitude of Gratitude!

Share something you were really grateful for this year (so far):

With nearly half a year gone I have to say that the thing I have been most grateful for this year is that my town was saved from the bushfires, my house did not burn and I had friends who were willing to take me and my pets in when things looked the worst.

Smoke from nearby fires discolours the sky.

30 Days, 30 Songs (10)

I’m playing along with Sarah from Art Expedition again and as her choice today was a song from a favourite movie I thought I would do the same. I picked “The Blue Brothers” and as I had a hard time deciding which of the great songs in the movie to feature I decided to have two and they are both theme tunes, a sort of theme within a theme.

The first one is “Peter Gunn”. David absolutely loved this because he had a version of it on an old Henry Mancini album. I think he used to watch the show before I knew him too. Anyway, I can’t hear “Peter Gunn” and not think of David.

Theme from Peter Gunn

The second one is the theme from “Rawhide” which came from one of our favourite parts of the movie. The Bob’s Country Bunkhouse scenes. I remember this theme very well because when we lived in England mum used to love “Rawhide” which starred a young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates. I’ve chosen the scene from the movie which features a bit of “Gimme Some Lovin” as well. I must say I think the crowd at Bob’s had poor taste not to enjoy that but they only liked two kinds of music, country and western.

30 Days, 30 Songs Challenge (6)

Mull of Kintyre

I’m really enjoying Sarah’s 30 Days, 30 Songs Challenge even though I came in a bit late. It’s a great excuse to listen to some favourite music.

I loved this song when it came out. Not everyone likes bagpipes but I do and I love Scotland, plus it’s Paul McCartney.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Legs & Feet


This is a bit late going up because one picture I wanted was on the other computer and I could not transfer it from the laptop. That’s my excuse and I am sticking to it.

Here are my feet and legs inelegantly but comfortably clad in the old trackies and slippers that I wear around the house when I’m not going to be going out or seeing anyone. Obviously, as I’m alone I can only use my own feet for a photo so once again the smartphone has come in handy.

My feet taken with a smartphone.

Here are some more athletic legs than mine. Legs with cricket pads.

Some creatures legs.

Sheep in socks at Woodsdale Show.
Heron with yellow legs

30 Days 30 Songs Challenge

Sarah at Art Expeditions is running a challenge this month to post your favourite music. After enjoying a couple of posts from other bloggers I felt inspired to join in today.

One of my favourite bands is Midnight Oil and as I am hard pressed to pick a favourite song of theirs I thought I’d pick one you could dance to.

Beds Are Burning

Beds Are Burning

Everyone dance like Peter Garrett.