The NaNoWriMo Challenge, Julie London and ‘November Twilight’

A big number in that title, but I’m going to attempt something new around here. For one month only, I’m going to set myself the challenge of becoming… A Daily Blogger. Argh, what am I doing to myself? I’ve tried 7 posts in 7 days before, and succeeded, although the plan to make them shorter … Continue reading “The NaNoWriMo Challenge, Julie London and ‘November Twilight’”

“Wives and Lovers”, Mad Men and Julie London

Since giving up work a few weeks ago, my life has taken a serious turn for the better – Suddenly there is enough time for everything I need to do in my life and joy of joys there is also enough time for some things that I don’t really need to do, but am enjoying … Continue reading ““Wives and Lovers”, Mad Men and Julie London”

The Winter Solstice, “Fly Me To The Moon” and A Very Merry Christmas

Since discovering that all full moons have a name (given to them by the Native Americans who kept track of the months by the lunar calendar), I have written about each one as they appear in our skies. To accompany the post I always include one of the numerous songs that have been written about … Continue reading “The Winter Solstice, “Fly Me To The Moon” and A Very Merry Christmas”

Featured Songs

Here is an alpha list of the songs that feature in my posts. I intended to choose them randomly but pretty soon it became apparent they would choose themselves based on what was happening in the news, in my own life, or indeed the seasons. Sometimes a thread develops however and it’s fun to just run with it until it reaches a natural conclusion. … Continue reading “Featured Songs”

Fireworks, Full Moons and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”

Well, socially it’s a busy time of the year in my neck of the woods and there have been two soirées in the last week alone. Last Tuesday our “across-the-road-neighbours” hosted a Halloween party which was great fun. We all specialise in different kinds of events (I do quiz nights and landmark dates in the … Continue reading “Fireworks, Full Moons and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)””

Liverpool, Gerry Marsden and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

A very big week for news as the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster returned a verdict that the supporters were unlawfully killed due to failures by the authorities in what should have been a duty of care. The inquest also found that the design of the stadium contributed to the crush, and that supporters were … Continue reading “Liverpool, Gerry Marsden and “You’ll Never Walk Alone””