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2nd-Jan-2017 12:04 pm - New Years Eve
Fireworks
On New Years Eve, Steve and I did our 'Christmas holiday drive out' to Castleton to see the Christmas lights. The people who live there decorate their whole village with coloured lights and Christmas trees and it is a lovely place to visit.

My pictures really don't do the place justice! -

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Here's are a couple of nice piccie I found on the internet of the village with the lights and snow -

Castleton 1

Castleton 2
2nd-Jan-2017 11:52 am - Music post
Music fire
A song that I like to turn up really, really loud whenever I hear it -

Wah! was one of the many lineups from within which Pete Wylie operated (The Mighty Wah! started later in 1984). 'The Story Of The Blues - Part One' which was released in 1982 and reached number 3 in the UK single charts, became, by far, his biggest hit. It receives more air time than all his other compositions put together. The song is about standing up in the face of adversity, fighting off depression and not caving in to set backs. It was inspired by The Boys From The Black Stuff, a fictional TV series by Alan Bleasdale, which tells of social strife in Wylie's hometown of Liverpool in the late 1970s. On a personal front, the song also refers to Wylie's terminal disagreements with record company WEA over the direction and control of his material.

The Story Of the Blues by Wah!





Which song do you like to turn up really loud whenever you hear it ?


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1st-Jan-2017 05:04 pm - 'Just for fun' Poll - K
Red
Poll #2060574 'Just For Fun' Poll

'K' (tick as many boxes as apply)

Own a song by Kraftwerk.
3(2.3%)
Have ever seen a Kangaroo.
14(10.9%)
Have ever been to Kenya.
0(0.0%)
Have a 'K' in your full name.
3(2.3%)
Kissed someone at the turn of the New Year.
12(9.3%)
Know what 'Kia ora' translates to in English.
5(3.9%)
Have ever eaten a Krispy Kreme doughnut.
13(10.1%)
Have ever sung at a Karaoke night.
10(7.8%)
Have seen any of the Kung Fu Panda films.
11(8.5%)
Know someone called Karen.
15(11.6%)
Have ever been to Kentucky.
6(4.7%)
Have read a book by Rudyard Kipling.
11(8.5%)
Have Japanese Knotweed growing in your garden
0(0.0%)
Have ever owned a Kaleidoscope.
13(10.1%)
Have ever eaten Kale.
13(10.1%)
1st-Jan-2017 01:57 pm - Music post
Music fire
The first song I heard in 2017 -

Well actually, at midnight, the very first song I heard was Auld Lang Syne (but then you would expect to hear Auld Lang Syne at midnight wouldn't you!). But this is the first song I heard in 2017 that wasn't Auld Lang Syne. I was watching The Jools Holland Hogmany show and his guest after midnight was Chaka Khan singing I'm every woman.



"I'm Every Woman" was written by the successful songwriting team Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and was produced by Arif Mardin. It appeared on Chaka Khan's debut solo studio album 'Chaka' in 1978. The single established Chaka's career outside of the group Rufus, whom she finally left in late 1979.

Whitney Houston would later cover the song in 1992 with production by David Cole and Robert Cliviles, turning it into a dance hit for a new generation.

What was the first song you heard in 2017?

31st-Dec-2016 02:28 pm - Getting cross now!
Red
Its four or five days now, that I haven't had full access to my journal! I suppose it is the Holiday season so it might take LJ support a bit of time to get back to me but I want to be able to use it!!!
30th-Dec-2016 05:09 pm - 'Just for fun' Poll - J
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Poll #2060458 'Just For Fun' Poll

'J' (tick as many boxes as apply)

Have ever eaten Jam.
22(21.8%)
Own a Christmas Jumper.
4(4.0%)
Have the letter 'J' in your full name.
6(5.9%)
Have ever read a book by E. L. James.
5(5.0%)
Have a birthday in January, June or July.
7(6.9%)
Have ever Jackknifed a vehicle.
2(2.0%)
Know which group of people would use a Jaunting belt.
2(2.0%)
Own a song by Elton John.
14(13.9%)
Have ever eaten a Jackfruit.
3(3.0%)
Have a 'clicky' Jaw.
5(5.0%)
Enjoy JJ Abrams tv shows.
8(7.9%)
Love your Job.
7(6.9%)
Have ever sat on a Jury.
3(3.0%)
Own a song by Joan Jett.
10(9.9%)
Can/could do Jitterbug dancing.
3(3.0%)
30th-Dec-2016 04:32 pm - Lj problem
Toilet roll
Is or has anyone else had problems with LJ saying you need to validate your email address?

I've had it before and I just pressed the putton, they sent me an e-mail and it re-validated everything.

This time I'm not getting an e-mail, (tried it 4 times now over the last couple of days). I've checked my spam folder and its not there. The next option was to change my email address - which I really didn't want to do so I typed in the new address and the password and it keeps telling me that its an invalid password!

I've sent a message to technical support but until I hear something theres lots of features that I can't use! Which I have paid for I should add!


....So as I can't send PM's I want to say thank you here to moredetails for the labels you sent to me. They arrived today and are very pretty.

And also to tudor_diva for your lovely Christmas card.

Thanks xx
20th-Dec-2016 10:07 pm - I'm a bit behind with Christmas!
Red
I've been ill over the weekend with a stomach bug that's going around and am still feeling really wiped out several days later, so I haven't had any energy to be online.

I wanted to let you know that I've had some really lovely cards that have arrived over the last 5 days, from -

call_me_katya
med_cat
fansee
& spikesgirl58

Thank you all very much, for your beautiful cards and kind messages x
14th-Dec-2016 06:30 pm - 'Just for fun' Poll - I
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Poll #2059580 'Just For Fun' Poll

'I' (tick as many boxes as apply)

Have ever eaten Ice Cream
31(14.3%)
Would love to live alone on a desert Island
8(3.7%)
Have read anything by Ian Fleming
10(4.6%)
Have ever watched the TV show "Ice Road Truckers"
10(4.6%)
Are an Introvert
22(10.1%)
Have ever been to India
1(0.5%)
Own a song by INXS
9(4.1%)
Know what 'Ik Hou Van Jou' translates to in English
4(1.8%)
Have Ivy growing on the outside of your house
1(0.5%)
Have ever seen an Irish Setter
24(11.1%)
Have ever bought anything from IKEA
21(9.7%)
Have an 'I' in your full name
23(10.6%)
Have ever been to Indianapolis
12(5.5%)
Have a vivid Imagination
24(11.1%)
Have ever watched a programme on ITV
17(7.8%)
14th-Dec-2016 05:53 pm - Christmas Cards
Red
I think my postwoman had been saving up my cards to do a big delivery!

I've had some really lovely cards arrive today, from

anita_margarita
dunderklumpen
chili_factor
& misstia

Thank you very much, all of you, for your beautiful artwork, photographs and kind letters and messages x
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