What do we like to listen to in the morning if anything? Maybe you like to watch a bit of breakfast tv but for me I love the radio. I listen to Radio 2 so I get Chris Evans entertaining me which I like as he has so much energy, he wakes my brain trying to keep up with him, which is a good start. The rest of my body tends to catch up eventually….well sometimes. There are those who find him annoying but we all like different things, it would be totally boring if we all liked the same things.
I like Radio 2 as I know the music there. I get a bit lost with Radio 1, it used to be my favourite but I’m not sure whether I got older or they needed to update it to make it relevant for the young folk. I remember the big change and taking my listening over to the next station or maybe I hit my thirties.
I used to watch the tv in the morning but I’m not sure I can deal with Piers Morgan first thing. I suppose his Mrs has to but I need to get my day established before I take on one of his debates. I must be one of the rare people who quite likes him but I end up getting far too fired up when he gets ‘on one’, my blood pressure shoots up and even worse I spill my brew!!
I like to listen to some music first thing in the morning, it starts my day the way I want it to. I’ve settled into Radio 2 with the funny banter but I have also gone with something like Smooth FM too but then I have to juggle whether it’s best to have adverts and less chatter….no give me Mr Evans everyday and I’m happy!!
What do you listen to? Does music make a difference in the morning or do you not pay it much attention? It may be just a background thing but you can’t beat trying to sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody while chomping on your cornflakes. Just don’t choke on them, Freddie would not have wanted that.
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I love my headphones, I will wear them at any opportunity I can. It's not just that they prevent everyone having to endure my varied selection of music but I just find them comfortable. I've even caught myself still wearing them after turning my music off.
Being in between my headphones is my happy place, it's the place I may go if I feel a bit anxious or stressed. It's the place I go if I'm sad as I'll try and cheer myself up with my favourite tunes and then the world is ok. I listen to my itunes, the radio, my Rock Choir downloads, an audio book and I even prefer to watch a telly catch up on a device through my bins (headphones). Yes it sounds daft but I will watch my box sets or any telly stuff on my phone or iPad rather than watch it through the tv.
My headphones give me that private time, that serene paradise where no one else can enter. The kids have even got their own visual prompt to make me take them off to speak to me, I know teenagers wanting to speak and not grunt!!! I do talk to them.....a lot. I'm not under my headphones ALL the time honest. Great though when you don't want to 'people'.
I have to wear the headphones which go over my head, I just can't get to grips with 'in the ear' ones. I know you are not supposed to shove them right in your ears but mine just don't stay in. I'm beginning to think I have a different shaped inner ear to everyone else. They perch on the edge like a slightly scared child sitting on the edge of swimming pool for the first time when they are just about to make that plunge and plop into the pool. My ear phones are the same, they move slower and slower and out they fall, I'm sure they even rejoice at the fact they are free and doggy paddling to freedom.
I'm probably doing it all wrong. I'm waiting for someone to say 'no you don't put them in like that' and show me the way to go. It's funny because I never wore tampons either, there's a pattern here but lets not go there.
Can you imagine me having those Apple Ear Buds, the ones that are wire free? It's the wire I depend on for not losing the ear bits. I'd be forever picking those wireless ones off the floor. You would see me ferreting under someones shopping bag on the bus while Rag n' Bone Man belts out that we're only Human, well yes mate we are but I don't have human ears.
I'm comfy in my old faithfuls and I'm comfy taking time out in my happy place, everyone should find their happy place. Be peaceful and content in whatever you feel right.. Go on pop ya bins on and shut yourself away from the world for a while.......it's so lovely.
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I joined the rest of the world and went to see Mamma Mia 'Here We Go Again'. This was a big decision for me because I actually didn't like the first movie much, it was a bit sickly. This one however was still very corny but so much better and when I saw the credits I realised why. Richard Curtis - need I say more? The god of comedy and one of the geniuses in this life I look up to as a writer.
Yes he brought that 'Curtis Class' to this movie and it had those witty comedy moments that never to fail to make my sides ache from laughing. I just loved this film and apart from the comedy it had those timeless Abba songs we all want to sing along to and throw some moves in there as well.
The story goes back to 1979 when young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from University. Donna goes on her travels around Europe and bumps into Harry, Bill and Sam on the way ending up at a Taverna in Greece. In the present day Donna's daughter Sophie decides to renovate the Taverna in memory of her mum. She dreams of everyone coming together and maybe they do (I'm not saying), even an appearance by Sophie's grandmother is very entertaining, why? because it's Cher!!! Oh we all knew she was to appear but it was so good when she did. You cannot help but love Cher, she is just fabulous.
A great cast, great music, laughs and tears......this film just has everything. I would see it again, I would go to a sing along and I will most likely buy the dvd or download it to a device. It's that good and coming from me it's done very well to win me over. I fell out of love with Abba for one reason and another but I've taken them back like a lost long lover. I am a Dancing Queen once more.
The soundtrack is playing in my ears at this moment while typing this post, I'm all happy well until I listen to 'My Love My Life'. If you've seen the film you'll know why. It's a beautiful song and one we forget, the original is from the album Arrival with so many other classics too. A great soundtrack but it's also good to listen to the originals again too.
If you haven't seen this movie then go and see it, it's a good family film and general all rounder. I love the way that Benny and Bjorn from Abba have cameo appearances so look out for them and also stay through the credits to the very end because there is a little surprise and worth seeing.
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The second Hot Summer Night music fest in Mickleover (Derby) took place over the weekend and it was a very hot one. I posted last year about this event and the weather wasn't as great as this year but plenty of people came with their picnics to sing and dance to the sound of more great live bands.
It was a very successful afternoon again and so well organised. There were improvements to little niggles from last year including a nice walkway through the crowd so you no one had to keep tripping over anyone's picnic blanket and landing head first into a homemade coleslaw. Also the sound was better this year, there were a few issues for some of the acts but overall a lot better.
So what who was on the bill? Well there was a great 60's band called The Moggies who opened up the show at 3pm, all the classics and this got us gently weaned in for a return from In The Mix who are a Little Mix tribute act and played last year but I feel after the recent appearance of the real Little Mix in Derby recently, the kids just wanted more. Courtney May Trusswell followed next and you may be thinking, who? She was the winner of Mickleover's Got Talent and she was amazing, her voice was out of this world so remember the name, she could be a big star.
The Rod Stewart Experience were next and I have to say this guy was fabulous. He looked the part as well as sounding just like Rod. A brilliant set which got everyone up dancing.
Beeyonce were very entertaining and along with my friends we enjoyed her set down there at the front 'in amongst the crowd' so we had a dance and made some moves. Never Forget got all the crowd singing along, a great reaction for them. The wine had been flowing so everyone was ready to party now. Bootleg Blondie had some classic tunes up their sleeve, really good and she looked like Debbie Harry too. Ahhh Blondie hits just take me back to my younger days.
Bulsara and his Queenies were the headlining act and we made our way to the front for this one. This was the same Freddy Mercury tribute from last year but this time he had his band, the Queenies there with him. Great sound and vocals were spot on. He didn't dress up so much this year but as he states ' they don't have to dress up like Queen as they sound so good'. He was right and what an end to a fantastic afternoon. All the classics were there and to be honest I could have sang along all night.
This is a really good event and in it's second year, it just got better. My only niggle if I have one is that the organisers said the gates would open at 2pm and we got there then and the place was packed. Someone said they had turned up at 12.30! Maybe it was safer to let people in rather than them queuing. I would have just liked to have known if we could have gone earlier.
Some had complained that the price had increased from last year too from £10 to £12 but that's not much difference for what you get. I still think it's reasonably priced and there were a few more Queenies with Freddy this year and these musicians need to eat guys!!! Bulsara and his Queenies are one of the very top Queen tributes so I wouldn't personally complain.
But hey nothing spoilt the day, we had a great spot and enjoyed ourselves. The weather was fantastic and you had the option of walking down to the stage to get a better view so shut up Sue from the Brew, what more do you want?
Apart from the music there were lots of food and drink stalls, cocktail bars, a raffle and tombola which I won a couple of prizes on and a couple of fairground rides for the kids. All the family were totally catered for here, whatever your age you could enjoy yourself.
I suppose I will be there again next year........try and stop me, think this could be a regular thing. Thanks to all the acts for entertaining us and the organisers who worked so hard to put on such a great afternoon's entertainment.
Let's hope it's hot next year again......here's to 2019!!
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