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…”

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


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