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Now, where was I? Oh yes. 7. A song to drive to and let's do 8. A song about drugs or alcohol while we're at it.
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7. Driving songs - so many to choose from! By random selection, let's have this one. To be played at top volume and sung along to at the top of my voice, while trying to remember that thumping the steering wheel might set off the airbag.

8. The song about drugs/alcohol had to be my first love. The Beatles.
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I fell by the wayside but there's no obligation to do one a day so I shall dip back into this as and when.
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Number 6: A song that makes you want to dance...
So hard to narrow it down, and weirdly, most of the tracks I thought of were actually slow!  Must be my age, I'm more into swaying than bopping these days. So you might find this an odd choice.

PS is anyone else having weird things happen with Youtube? Mine seems to have reset itself to the Youtube format from years ago. *sigh*
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So this was mine - did any of you guess?

Title: Rocky and Bulwinkle, Winchester-style
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Rachel has been getting a lot of enjoyment from poetry during her illness, and especially Roger McGough. I don't suppose many non Brits will have heard of him, but he has been around since the 60s. He was one of the famous Liverpool Poets, was in a band called The Scaffold with Paul McCartney's brother, and writes wonderfully punny poems. He's also great with kids' poetry. Anyhow, he's still a Liverpool lad, and Rachel's daughter Anna managed to get hold of him via email, and explain about Rachel's horrible situation.

He's sent her two poems, one of which we think might have been written for her, as we can't find any reference to it online. Even if it isn't written especially, it does have a real relevance to her current condition, and I confess, I've been bawling all morning since I read it. Not just the poem itself, but the kind gesture has undone me.
Love the doodles too...

Sad addendum: I think my cousin Michelle is dying too. She's moved back to Manchester and her son is currently looking after her, but it doesn't sound at all hopeful. Her condition has deteriorated so rapidly, it's scary. Just four weeks ago she was able to meet me for lunch, she was in pain but able to walk and enjoy herself. Yesterday she had a wheelchair delivered and tells me (via Facebook) that she can't do anything for herself, not even make a cup of coffee, and she's in pain all the time in spite of the morphine they have her on. The docs are talking about doing a double mastectomy as a means of slowing the spread of the cancer, but she's not sure it will be worth the trauma if it's not going to improve the quality of what life she has left - the cancer is very aggressive and is in her breasts, lymph nodes, ribs and spine.

I can't beleive this is happening to either of them. It doesn't seem real or right. Rachel is 3 weeks younger than me, Michelle is six months younger. I'll need to get up to Manchester to see Michelle soon, when I can find out what's going on. Her phone isn't working at the moment and typing conversations on FB isn't the best means of communication at the best of times, but she's even more woolly-minded when she's on morphine.
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Day 4
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This one is nigh on impossible because I am VERY good at forgetting - I forget things I want to remember, so there's not much chance of remembering a person I've actually tried to erase from my mind.
So what to do? Then JJ reminded me of a nasty pair of people I worked with in London, and that led me to thinking about a guy who also worked there who introduced me to the Stone Roses when we were in the same office in Ipswich back in the early 90s, and voila! I have my song for the day.
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Day 2
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My song with a number (well, several, actually!), in honour of Tom Robinson who we saw on stage yesterday singing this very song with Martyn Joseph and Steve Knightley...

He looks a bit older now... LOL


Aug. 28th, 2017 09:31 pm
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spn_cinema is still open for claims if you haven't snagged a film already to fic or art, what're you waiting for?

I'm pretty excited - I've claimed Starman to fic, and I've already started writing that one. I thought it would fit well for Sam during Mystery Spot, after Dean's apparently died and Sam's gone off the rails...

And for art I've just snagged myself a second film - Hero. It's visually stunning, so there's plenty to get my artistic teeth into (and just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew! LOL)

Song meme

Aug. 28th, 2017 10:11 am
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Stolen from dugindeep...

Here's the meme:
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and here's my song with a colour (black is all colours combined, after all). This is still one of my all time favourite Keane songs; it's so haunting.

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I can't remember how I came across this now but I've sent off for my sketchbook. It sounds like such a wonderful project, and I'd LOVE to go to Brooklyn just to browse through their hundreds and thousands of sketchbooks.

I thought I'd post it here in case any of my Flisties fancied having a go - you can put anything and everything in your book, you don't have to be an 'artist' to contribute.

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Thought I ought to do a round up post of my own items for the last ever GISHWHES, even though most of them were a bit crappy die to lack of time and access to resources, so don't feel obliged to scrutinise everything!

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I'm not going to be around much over the next week or so - we're off to London to watch the athletics World Championships (Usain Bolt and Mo Farrah tonight, woo hoo!) and this week away also incoveniently coincides with GISHWHES.

So while I still can, I'll levitate effortlessly across your screens, like this wee bird. *grin*

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Okay, LFCC is no San Diego, but it's big enough for me. This year our little band of hunters didn't have any GISHWHES tasks to do, so we could wander round and do our own thing, which actually meant at times we were like ships that pass in the night. I even persuaded Paul to come, and he enjoyed his mini-geek fest, going to a few of the free panels and ogling the Wonder Women and Cat Women. He has a bit of a thing for slinky women in black lycra LOL.

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I'm sure this idea has been around for a while, but I only just saw it, and as the only pics I could find were crappy quality, I made my own. Kudos to the folk who thought of it though, because it's fecking genius.Read more... )
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I may have had entirely too much fun with this dress up Castiel game by brightfallenstars....Click on the image to go to Deviant art and play!Read more... )
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The view from our breakfast room in Lincoln...Read more... )
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Yesterday we went to Stonham Barns for a mini history festival with several re-enactment groups. We could only stay half of the day as Paul had to get back to Dad-sit so his brother could have a bit of a break from the appalling miserable git, but we still managed to fit in four displays and walked round the whole encampment.

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I meant to do this the other day and allowed myself to be completely sidetracked, then forgot! Doh! Such a bad case of internet-brain... especially as I’m really excited to share this with you!
My story is called Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness, and here’s a line to hopefully tempt y’all to subscribe to the book:

Mists SPN short stories teaser-1
Check out the #seasons teasers tag on twitter and tumblr to read more lines from all the other fabulous authors. You can find out more about the project, which hopes to raise lots of money for charity, HERE!
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Photo Op tales from JIBcon 2017

NB there are a couple here I already posted but I wanted these all together so just scroll on by any repeats...

I had too many photo ops this year. I’d gone a bit nuts buying them, because I knew it was my only chance to see our boys this year, and I was desperate to make the most of it. So I’d managed to snaffle one single with Brianna, two singles with Jensen, two with Jared, two J2s, the trio (J2 & Misha), a Jared and Misha double and apparently, two Jensen and Misha doubles. I was mystified by that last one for a while, until I remembered that for JIB7 I missed out on the Jensen Misha. So all I can think is that when I got my prophet pass and they offered me the chance to buy sold out photo ops, I had it in my head that I’d failed to get the Jensen Misha, so bought another. Yeah, yeah, I know – clearly I have more money than sense.

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Photo ops

May. 21st, 2017 12:16 am
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Oh boy today was hectic and so much fun, and it's nearly midnight, and I'm trying to back things up, edit photos, upload vids to Youtube and --- argh!

So here's a couple of my photo ops so far - I need to take photos of my others because my fave isn't here, ie. Jared leaning on me... I'll get that photographed tomorrow sometime.

Jensen didn't quite embrace me like I'd hoped but he did give me a pat on the back before I exited the room. He said something too but I was too flustered to catch what it was. But hey, look at those adorable pixie ears!

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May. 11th, 2017 09:03 am
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Such a pretty town! And so quiet inside the walls. There are cars and traffic, but mostly it's the rattle of bicycle baskets and the sound of chattering school parties that fill the air. Up on the massive walls there's a wide road but no cars except for one polizia car and a gardening truck. And lots and lots of walkers, joggers and cyclists!

I took a bunch of photos, and as usual the whole album is here if anyone is really interested. Scroll down for Lucca. But for now, it's mini Pic Spam Time!

First a wee vid - Panning round the Piazza Anfiteatro - the ex Roman ampitheatre
Looking round the ex-ampitheatre
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