Archive | February 2014

40 Years On …

40 Years On …..The music is still wonderful , still vibrant , still makes you want to sing along  , still makes you want to dance ….

Who am  I talking about  ? Why ABBA  of course  …

We were lucky enough to get tickets to a tribute bands performance  of all things ABBA  , let me say here and now it was great  , the costumes , the singing , the acting , all spot on and  so much fun  , bought back  some happy memories  loved it  . When they came on stage they were dressed exactly the same way ABBA used to dress , danced the same way and of course sang the same way , so vibrant , so full of energy …This  was for me an early birthday present  and we could not have picked a better show to go to , we laughed almost as much as we sang along to all our favourite  songs. The fun and  jokes  by the band in between numbers really made it a lot of fun , the way they interacted with the audience was just great.  They knew we were all there to be entertained and  they set out to do just that ,and they did it well  …

So who was this band  ? must admit it was 1 that  I had not heard of before but will certainly look out for again  they are called …. Abbalanche  they have a facebook  page too you can check them out yourself ..  If you do get a chance to see them then I can not recommend them highly enough , we sure loved them .

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As you can see though not as good as  I had hoped it was a very lively  show with lots of action , just what  I love in these sorts of shows.. the keyboard player was a  riot all by himself  , with his antics , but it never took away from the singing which was spot on from the music I remember ………

So as  I said before as an early birthday present it could not have been better , we had a lovely dinner just before to make it all a great night out  and very enjoyable …

It is so hard to believe it has been 40 years but  I well remember  them  when  they first  came into the music scene all those years ago . Their style of music was so different to what we had , had before so it was a  real change and we loved it . Remember singing along to the music  as I did housework , or  on the car radio , or on cassette , yes  I also remember cassettes ….lol…

Before you all call me old ( (I know ok ) you will be too someday …


As far as birthdays go  I guess the more you have the more it means you have lived  , and had a life  , how you handle all that is up to you , but remain strong  and  you are on a winner …. The main thing  I have found is to never ever give up , do not let the sometimes cruelties  of life wear you down , don,t let it win , you be the winner … if you are not tested how can you get strength ?

Growing old  is mandatory …….  Growing up is optional ….and  I have no plans now or ever of doing that  … lol there  …..




Men and Cats are Weird

Men and Cats are  Weird ….Come on we all know this to be true , men and cats are just so unpredictable  it is a wonder more of them do not get into more trouble..

With men it is a total mystery how  they ever manage day to day  , they cannot find their  keys , or their wallet  or their glasses or phones or anything right under their noses . How many times has a wife or girlfriend or mother heard the uproar when the  so called ” man of the house  ”  can,t  find something , then  come into the room only to find the very thing  the man cannot  see for looking..

Then there is the remote control , well men usually go right off their rocker if a woman dares to touch it  , it is  a man thing they must control it at all times . I swear you know if they could they would sleep with it , shower with it  , and take it to work  with them . If it happens to get lost well just watch out they go completely bonkers and rip the place apart to find it , lol, men ..sheeesh  …. Try  taking a man shopping with you  ladies  , lol, now that can be fun  , unless you have a place to park them till your  finished  ” like the pub ”  then it takes 2 or 3 times as long to get finished ,and 10 to 1 you end up getting more than you went in for , any guesses  now why  I do all my shopping on  line? just get what  I need and no more  ,way easier ..Try talking to a man when he is watching TV or on the computer or reading ,  if you even get a response your  very lucky may as well talk to the wall get more response ..Then when out driving we all know that if they cannot find the place they want  they will never ever  stop and ask directions , that has got to be 1 of the most frustrating things they  do ( or don,t do ) ..also try not having the food on the table  , the house clean or washing done and see where you end up …

Now for cats , they are so much like men it is not funny , they too get in an uproar if not fed when they want to be fed , not when your ready but when they are . A cat will completely ignore you at times no matter what you do , lol, like men , until that is they want something then they get under your feet , make noise all the time  till they get your attention ,again just like men lol. Cat will strut  around like the  Lord of the manor with his tail in the air  , pretend you do not even exist when it suites him , but when he wants a cuddle nothing will stop him annoying you till he gets a pat , a cuddle or fed , any of those work , sounds familiar?  lol It not for nothing they say dogs have owners  and cats have staff …  so true that  They, like men have their own agenda and unless all goes exactly the way they want it to then  you are in for fun and games till they settle down again. ..

So  you see the comparison  I trust men  and cats are on 1 planet and the rest of the world are on another and only sometimes the 2 actually coincide , when that does happen then peace reigns till it goes off kilter again. Both can be a  pain in the proverbial , both drive you right round the twist  both demand constant attention and looking after . What do we do about this  ? lol we give into them and pander to them as 9 times out of 10  it is the easiest thing to do  to keep the peace  ..Daft are’nt  we  ?  lol the answer is a resounding  yes.. Imagine life without them for a minute , quiet , peaceful, ordered , things just the way you like them ……. boring  huh ? So that is why we put up with them , life would be just too boring ….either a cat  or a man will drive you crazy  but both will drive you totally nutz… so you just cannot win lol , peace and quiet or chaos …it is your choice  ..

At any given second the urge to sing ‘The lion sleeps tonight’ is just a whim away. A whim away, a whim away, a whim away….


How Lucky Can You Be?

How lucky  can you be ?

In my case not much more  if  I am honest , I just happen to have what I think is the very best husband any woman could want . He is by no means perfect ( no one is lol  ) but he sure comes close  as far as  I am concerned . Never ever before have  I had someone /anyone  care for me like he does , if  I am sick he takes wonderful care of me  and waits on me hand and foot even if  I say not to. He knows what  I need sometimes even before  I do at times and that has never happened to me in my life before ,so it is as much a surprise  to me as no one ever seemed to want to actually get to know the real me before he came along. Even when my pain is really bad and  I need help , he is right there as he knows  I will not ask as that seems like I am using him , and he does go crook at me when I do this .

Regulars to this blog know how we  came to meet , he stalked me  , lol, still laugh at that  as it was so funny and such a giggle .No matter how many times or how many ways  I told him don’t  be so silly I am not worth it ,as to me from my own life experiences  it had been proved to me  that  I was worthless. So  when he said he wanted me as a friend , a lover , a wife, I just did not think it was fair to him I  was sure he could do better , but him being him as  I now know, just ignored  all my protests  and kept  on at me ( glad he did too )  .It made so much difference in my life there are  not enough words in the  English language to tell how much  I love him , not just for what he does for me , but also the fun  I have looking after and being with him , it is all a great fun package .

It has not been all fun and games of course  no relationship ever is , there are always problems in every thing no matter what  , the question is how we handle them . We have always just backed each other up and stood together to face  them , and heaven knows we have had to do that a few times , but now finally  things are coming  together . Not been easy in fact it has been dam hard but we will get there  , still got a few problems too but again we will get there  together .

To me a perfect marriage is one that no matter what you look after each other first  , then the rest of the world , if you cannot do that then you have nothing . I know this blog will make my lovely hubby blush  , but  I do not care , I mean every word of it  .Can you imagine what it feels like to have someone love you for you yourself  ? Who does not care about your faults but happily  lives with them , who yes the old joke is true  , finishes your sentence  sometimes , lol, who loves to do things for you just because he loves you and no other reason. In my life there is no way  I ever would have expected such a love to be mine I am still surprised and every day is special  to us both . Love you babe  🙂

So to anyone who has the feeling that they are worthless let me tell you  right here and now you are not worthless. All my life I was told that  I was good for nothing and never would be , that is why  I stumbled from 1 wrong relationship to another as they all treated me as property and not a person , and could not even think . Then  I met a man who saw the real me  and slowly got through to me , and there is no way  that can ever be repaid. So never ever feel worthless , you are good , you are  worth it  , you just need to seek out the kind of people who build you up , if it can  happen for me it can happen for you too  ….

If only life came with a ◄◄ REW ► PLAY ▌▌PAUSE █▌STOP button…..

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