Long live the Beatles by Angela Caldin

The granddaughters have discovered the Beatles. In a BIG way. For the last two days of the summer holidays, before the new school year starts here in NZ, the house has resounded to the rhythm of those enduring songs with the granddaughters joining in with gusto. I’m amazed at how quickly they’ve learnt all the words. I think it all started with a recent showing on NZ TV of Carpool Karaoke – When Corden met McCartney in which Paul went around his old hometown of Liverpool, pointed out the church where he… Read More

Bugger, it’s my turn by Emily Smart

It’s all very well Trevor setting these bloody challenges and me whole-heartedly agreeing to contribute after two pints of cider down the Franklin, but now I have to write the bloody thing. Regular followers will know that my fellow bloggers have shared their innermost wants and desires of things they want to achieve, make happen or do before they’re six foot under or turned to dust. Should I be writing a bucket list at nearly 42? Given my constant eating of burgers, chocolates and pizza, coupled with my love of the pub… Read More

It’s only words and words are all I have…by Emily Smart

How many people do you know who don’t like music? I’m guessing that would be none. Everyone likes some type of music from rock to pop, classic to jazz. Music has been on my mind quite a bit of late. This could be something to do with the fact that I have now got my stereo on a shelf surrounded by my CDs. Hitherto, said music machine had been in a box packed away, and then balanced rather precariously on a sofa in the lounge, which is neither safe nor advisable in… Read More