Photo of the Day – Places I Ate my Lunch



So this is photo one, the venue ands the lunch. Venue, with kind thanks of the City of London. Lunch, kind thanks of Pod. More lunch venues to come!


Bjork -It’s Oh So Quiet and the video has the words so you can sing along!

There’s a New Goat in Spitalfields

There is a  wonderful  new goat  in the City of London, well it has been there since January and obvioulsy I have been walking around with my head in a wellington, but yesterday with the bright sunshine – I suddenly noticed it …and a damned fine piece of work it is! I love the quote  “Goats are associated with non-conformity and being independently-minded. That is also true of London, it’s people and never more so than in Spitalfields.” said artist Kenny Hunter at the official unveiling on 20 January 2011.

SO make sure you don’t miss it next time you are in Brushfield Street .

And onto my  SONG OF THE DAYTHERE’S A GOAT IN MY HOUSE (weak …really weak…sorry though actually it might be quite funny to do a spoof with a goat))

no really……

SONG OF THE DAY THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE –  R.DEAN TAYLOR it was released in the 60’s and then again in the 70’s when it was re-recorded. 
This got into the Top 5 in the UK in spring 1974 when “Seasons In The Sun” topped the charts and around the same time was Lulu’s “Man Who Sold The World” and Sparks “This Town Ain’t Big Enough…”

It’s Monday, I am Tired , Hot and Just Want to GO HOME!

Sorry your trains have been cancelled. This photo is LIverpool Street Station at 16.34pm Monday, when the news was out (and had been for a while) that the overhead lines in the Bethnal Green area had proved to be unable to cope with the roaring temperatures, so all the trains to Southend were cancelled… for the rest of the day….

.sometimes commuting sucks. Just as well we had a lovely sing for the workers lunchtime in the middle of Spitalfields to celebrate the revamping of the new Bishopsgate Institute, which are offering free taster classes all week. Non-one threw anything, and for my money, we sounded pretty good for a small pocket of the Bishopsgate Singers, though it was so hot, it was hard to breathe let along sing with gusto.

SONG OF THE DAY American Pie -Don McClean

Peter told me that when Don was interviewed about what the song American Pie meant, Don replied ‘it means that I  will never have to work again’ ha ha. After choir, it was so hot I drank 2 pints of grapefruit and soda ( regretted that on the  bumpy tube ride home -I was so sure it was just replacement fluid) We sat in the City pub and we all knew all the words, and sang them. Do you?….oh by the way, Madonna missed a whole verse out


All Power to Beyonce and her all Girl Band…

The first woman to headline the pyramid stage Glastonbury  in 20 years and surely the first ALL WOMAN BAND. Her set was immense. All the vibe came over on the box. She is a real hard working touper. Her set was immense and I have to admit when she got all the crowd singing ‘to the left’ and they all sung the first verse of Irreplacable, I had a little cry…It’s the group singing thing….150, 000 people singing. So all hail to Beyonce…and her amazing team. Hard work, love, music and passion rules!


Beyonce  – Irreplaceable

It’s gone Belly-Up, Pear-Shaped……

Oh botherations….My domain name lapsed and by the time I notice my blog was down and then I was in a real fluster. I have sort of sorted it, but it is probably going to take another couple of days before I can sort it out with the wonderful wordpress people who are at the beach today. It is going to be hot here, I worked like a Trojan yesterday so  I am going to the park……

SONG OF THE DAY  Minnie Ripperton -Loving You

Minnie Ripperton was only 31 when she died, this is one lovely song for a summers day

Silver Wellingtons on the Underground

Back to  public transport, I have been collecting all my train tickets this year and here they are! (well most of them apart from the ones that went in the laundry)

 Having had a  Big Wellie blog last week, I had to share with you these silver wellies I saw on the London Underground yesterday. Wild and very shiny! But not a speck of mud on them anywhere.

I wonder if they have been anywhere near a muddy field. Perhaps they are about to go to the Glastonbury Festival, and get all loved and mudded up. At the moment they look like one of the cyber men’s footwear. Cool and very shiny. Would look great with a silver shiny shell suit! And in London you could get away with wearing an outfit like that and you would not get a second look!

SONG OF THE DAY – Starman- David Bowie









Andrew and Sky Finally Got it Together!

And what a moment it was…You will not have any idea what I am blithering on about if you are not an Australian soap addict. Its my only vice…honest. 20 minutes a day when I actually sit down and do nothing except watch Neighbours. I have no other bad habits, apart from giving too much good advice and getting annoyed if people talk too much about themselves, and …ok I am messy and…um yes there are more…ok ok. But Neighbours addicts will know that this one has been running and running and running and running…..and finally Andrew cracked just as Sky was being taken away by her step mum. A tear was shed…..

SO I bet you just wished you had not looked today…sorreeee

SONG OF THE DAY -Van Morrison- Brown Eyed Girl

Funny cos Van the Man has not had a look in yet and he has had some sparkling moments in my life. SO….Here’s Van. Lypsyncing in 1967! funny bit of film…I had no idea the track was so old!