Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 02/12/2018 – last

Peter's pondering

img_1345-3Helen has been less than 100% for a while, but she still manages to keep us on our toes trying to come up with songs that fit her weekly theme. Well done Helen, and I hope that the bugs disappear in plenty of time for you to have a great Christmas.

SLS this week gives us a theme of “last”. You can see, and hear, all of the great offerings here.

I’ve chosen something completely different this week, based on the fact that I lived in Germany for many years, off and on, during the period 1969 to 1989.

The Germans love to party, and you could not escape the music of James Last. He was immensely popular for many years, and not just in Germany. How he managed to afford the salary bill for all his musicians I have no idea, but he was a consummate…

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Geography – African Mountains

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Kilimanjaro from the air.

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Kilimanjaro from the air.

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Thank You for Your Support – Lynn Lawler’s Book Blog

Good afternoon friends and a warm welcome to you. Thank you for stopping by last week to read my review of Jenny Frame’s ‘Unexpected.’ I really appreciate all of your support. Tod…

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For 9/9/18 – If Sung by Bread

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

The prompt today is picture/photograph.  So many options that I had a hard time picking.  In the end I went back to the 70s for nostalgia sake.  ❤

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If a picture paints a thousand words
Then why can’t I paint you?
The words will never show
The you I’ve come to know

If a face could launch a thousand ships
Then where am I to go?
There’s no one home but you
You’re all that’s left me too
And when my love for life is running dry
You come and pour yourself on me

If a man could be two places at one time
I’d be with you
Tomorrow and today
Beside you all the way

If the world should stop revolving
Spinning slowly down to die

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I Am So Angry I Shall Have To Have Sausages For Breakfast

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

This utterance from my good self sprang forth during a moderately tepid online conversation this morning and, indeed, having typed these immortal words I at once threw down my phone and marched to the kitchen to get some sausages out of the fridge. Being so incredibly British, I am not especially comfortable with either dealing with or expressing emotion that extends much beyond ‘I’m very well, thank you’ and rely heavily on food and drink to handle unexpected sensibilities. 

Sausages are a good failsafe food for all manner of things. They are appropriate at any time of the day or night and cover such diverse applications as the humble sausage sandwich to elaborate casseroles, toad in the hole to the mighty bangers and mash (with onion gravy). My personal favourites are the magnificent Newmarket sausages, but I tell you – there’s absolute nothing wrong with a Richmond, either. (Other…

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Brazilian Folktales: Domingo’s Cat

Under the influence!

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Magical Animal Helpers and Tricksters

Humans have always had a long and beneficial association with animals and animal helpers appear in many fairy tales from around the world.  Sometimes they are tricksters as in this story and sometimes they are teachers or guides that take the hero through difficult situations and very often they are magical.  Presented below is a retelling of a Brazilian fairy tale from Tales of Giants from Brazil, by Elsie Spicer Eells, illustrated by Helen M. Barton, called Domingo’s Cat and has much in common with Charles Perrault’s “The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots, from the 17th century.”

The Story of Domingo’s Cat

The story begins with a man named Domingo who fell upon hard times and had to sell everything he owned just to buy enough food to keep from starving.   After all…

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Free Download | The Vault | Selected dark short stories and poetry by Lily Author

The Vault | Selected Short Stories and Poetry by Lily Author. Free download. Satisfy your dark cravings with bite-sized dark fiction.

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