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M is for… MADs!

Posted on 25th April 2010 in adultery/ benefits/ Blog/ caffe nero/ cats/ Cattery/ child/ Christopher Biggins/ coffee/ cream/ Cry/ customer service/ debt/ divorce/ doctors/ eczema/ Elvis/ Feral/ guarantor/ health/ house/ Itchy & Scratchy/ James Blunt/ Kreativ Blogger/ MADs/ Rihanna/ self esteem/ skin/ son/ starbucks/ steroids/ Take That/ Titanic/ Twitter/ Vets/ writing workshop

Blimey O’reily my name has popped up in the MADs list!

I wonder if it was my rants about coffee and customer service?

My frustration over my son’s battle with eczema?

My honest account of my recovery after the breakdown of my marriage?

Maybe it was learning that Dermot O’leary used to lay on my desk?

My tale of a random act of kindness?

Maybe someone liked reading about my cats Elvis and Maisy?

I doubt it was my infinite playlist….

Whatever it was I am very grateful to Twitter and the blogging world because it is really fun to share experiences with people, I’ve been reduced to tears (both of sadness and laughter) from other peoples blogs and I know I don’t stand a hope of winning with my 7 posts, but it is still pretty cool to take part!

If you would like to vote for me – I’d be delighted! Just click here and then enter my blog name into the areas where you’d like to nominate.


F is for… 5 songs that make ME meme

Posted on 19th April 2010 in Clubber/ Cry/ James Blunt/ jason mraz/ Mr Vain/ Rihanna/ savage garden/ Take That/ Titanic/ Uncategorized/ wedding

F is for….5 songs that make me cry

I was tagged by the lovely Julia to take part in the infinite playlist. I’m not overly familiar with the format of that meme so forgive me if I’ve done it all wrong! This meme was originally created by Liz from LivingWithKids which I am sure everyone except me knew! Thanks Liz, I’ve enjoyed looking through songs from my memory, could’ve posted lots more!

Firstly, because I’m a soppy old bugger at heart. The theme to Titanic. I remember sitting in the cinema counting ceiling tiles to try and stop myself from crying…

The second song I didn’t realise still upsets me until I heard it the other day in Accessorize and suddenly felt that ‘lump in the chest’ feeling that you get when you are hit by emotional sadness. If I may remind you of my ex-husband he who treated me so badly in A is for….and then he left me. Well about 9 months after he left, he decided the grass wasn’t greener after all and decided that he wanted to come back. (Good luck with that.) One of his tactics was to tell the kids that he would come back ‘if mummy would let him’, another was to buy me the James Blunt album with a little post it note on it saying ‘Track 4 xxx’. So, I only had a little hand held CD player (which I’d bought to play a self hypnosis disc on as I couldn’t sleep) and once the boys were in bed I sat down and listened to track 4. The first time I played it I absolutely sobbed. Then, I played it again and I got really, really ANGRY – first line ‘Did I disappoint you’, yes ex husband I did find it a little disappointing when you ran off with someone else and left me homeless!

Cheery this isn’t it! And onto song 3. Can’t do any more sad ones, so have just changed the title to 5 songs that make ME, hope that is ok. Song 3 therefore is Take That – Do What You Like – and if you’ve never seen this video it is worth a watch as it is the boys as you will never have seen them before! Cod pieces, spangles, bleached hair and lots of waxed chests! Boys what were you thinking? Lol. I love Take That and have seen them 3 times :o)

Songs 4 & 5 are the first 2 songs that played at my wedding. The second one I chose and asked the DJ to play without my husband ever having heard it before – though him apparently he likes it now!

Song 6. Back in the day I was a bit of a clubber… This one could have been one of many, I toyed with I’ve Got A Little Something For Ya, She’s Got That Vibe, Return of the Mack, Raindrops, Fire Starter, I Luv U Baby, U Sure Do…. but in the end I went for Mr Vain.

Last one, hmmmmm going with what I’m listening to in the car at the moment which is Rihanna. There are 2 in particular that I play over and over, this is the first:

and this is the second:

Sorry, I know that I got to 8 songs in the end!

Now I get to tag some others…. I’d like to see what SingleDadsDiary, HimUpNorth, MyDaddyCooks, Spences10 and Prymface will do with this one. So over to you guys – let’s hear your 5 songs that…..

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