Friday, 29 August 2014

Time ...

Time goes so quick ! Can't believe my last Blog entry was at the start of this year and it's almost September already !

As the photo says "Nothing is written in stone" and nothing has been written in Blog either, but I hope to remedy that .... watch this space ! :-)



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Friday, 3 January 2014

TK Maxx ~ Stockport

Thursday 2cd January 2014 I visited the TK Maxx Store in Stockport around 11am and found myself a bargain pair of running shoes. What happened next is anyone's guess as the power went off before I could purchase them, and the Store (and some neighbouring businesses were also affected) was closed - but before it closed I was asked if I would like the shoes kept to one side for me - and I was asked for my name. I went back to the Store about an hour later, it was still closed, but I managed to speak to someone and asked if the shoes could/would be alright to pick up next day - the answer was "Yes".

Well I went back to the Store this morning and 'Voila !' - there were the shoes as promised - so a big 'Thank You' to the Staff at TK Maxx Stockport for not only dealing admirably with an unforeseen power cut (there was no explanation as to why this happened from the Utility Company - shock horror !), but they managed to keep the customer(s) satisfied - Well Done TK Maxx Stockport !

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Sting and Stevie Wonder - Brand New Day



How many of you people out there
Been hurt in some kind of love affair?
And how many times did you swear
That you'd never love again?
How many lonely, sleepless nights?
How many lies, how many fights?
And why would you want to
Put yourself through all of that again?
Love is pain I hear you say
Love has a cruel and bitter way of
Paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain
How could it be that what you need the most
Can leave you feeling just like a ghost?
You never want to feel so sad and lost again
One day you could be looking
Through an old book in rainy weather
You see a picture of her smiling at you
When you were still together
You could be walking down the street
And who should you chance to meet
But that same old smile you've been thinking of all day?
Why don't we turn the clock to zero honey
I'll sell the stock we'll spend all the money
We're starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock all the way back
I wonder if she'll take me back
I'm thinking in a brand new way
Turn the clock to zero sister
You'll never know how much I missed her
I'm starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero boss
The river's wide we'll swim across
We're starting up a brand new day
It could happen to you,
Just like it happened to me,
There is simply no immunity
There's no guarantee.
I say love is such a force if you should find yourself in it
You need some time for reflection
You say, baby wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Turn the clock to zero honey
I'll sell the stock we'll spend all the money
We're starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero Mac
I'm begging her to take me back
I'm thinking in a brand new way
Turn the clock to zero boss
The river's wide we'll swim across
Starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero buddy
Don't wanna be no fuddy duddy
We're starting up a brand new day
I'm the rhythm in your tune
I'm the sun and you're the moon
I'm the bat and you're the cave
You're the beach and I'm the wave
I'm the plough and you're the land
You're the glove and I'm the hand
I'm the train and you're the station
I'm the flagpole to your nation
I'm the present to your future
You're the wound and I'm the suture
You're the magnet to my pole
I'm the devil in your soul
You're the pupil I'm the teacher
You're the church and I'm the preacher
You're the flower I'm the rain
You're the tunnel I'm the train
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
We're starting up a brand new day
You're the crop to my rotation
You're the sum of my equation
I'm the answer to your question
If you follow my suggestion
We can turn this ship around
And go up instead of down
You're the pan and I'm the handle
You're the flame and I'm the candle
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
We're starting up a brand new day
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Soon be a brand New Year, 2014


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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Peerfest 2013 - Birmingham 25th October


















Peerfest 2013 was a very enthusiatic production in Birmingham's BCSO, but I did discover a 'gap' through listening to a young person's viewpoint afterwards - there has to be a platform to incorporate "Young Peers" at future events, and yes I was aware of Ben Howard (who this young person was listening to on her personal hi-fi).


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Start2

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Friday, 16 August 2013

16th August 1977


16th August 1977, the news that Elvis Presley had died interrupted the Radio Luxembourg playlist that night, I witnessed grown men crying in public when the Radio station played back-to-back Elvis songs for the remainder of that night's transmission - the first being 'Are you lonesome tonight'. The rest of that night-shift was a sombre experience and one easily remembered, even though I wasn't all that in to Elvis, his passing made me all too aware of the power that music has in peoples lives.


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Top 10 Tips ...

After a few recent Events, a Blog has been set up to get Comments/Top 10 Tips from anyone wishing to add to the Top 10 Tips already published....

http://research4eastmidlands.blogspot.co.uk/

"How could we get more people involved locally in research to improve people's health and well-being in the East Midlands? (Or where you live)"

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

St.Miriam's Day

Tuesday 23rd April

 

St.Miriam's Day



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Friday, 15 February 2013

London Double-Decker Buses



If buses could talk, what stories they could tell.