Monday, 25 January 2010

Oh Yes, It's the Shiny Happy People Meme!

Sian at Mummy Tips (who has introduced me to the Blythe doll, I so want one. Or 50), has tagged me in Rosie Scribble's meme. Here are the rules:

1. Name a song that makes you happy - a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness;
2. Post an image that makes you smile. It can be anything - a silly photo, an image taken from the internet, anything that puts a smile on your face (and isn't too rude!).

Right, first up here's my song, and once again this was very hard as any question to do with music or narrowing down of musical favorites makes me sweat!

But here it is:

Now, here is where I explain such as strange choice of song!

Before children, Ed and I used to like having nights in listening to whatever new tunes we had bought from the local charity shops. One such set he got was a box set from 1959-1980, a 12 inch for each year. 

One of these had the song above on. I had never heard of it before, and the first time I did hear it I was slightly giddy on Beer. Oh the joys of before children!

It became a bit of a drunken tradition for me to sing and act out the song. Haven't done so for  a while, being a respectable seldom drunk mother of two, but it still gives me the giggles even now.

The second is a photo that makes me happy. Again, not an easy task, but here we go;

This is my sister and I in my parents back garden, around 1986/87/88. I'm in the red cossie.

I have often recently mentioned how I don't really get along with my family now, which is sad, but I still have pictures from the normal times which can make me happy. My sister and I were quite close until we reached our teens, at which point we became complete opposites. She loved her make up, clothes and boys, and was hugely popular at school. I on the other hand was into music, books and poetry, and hence was not popular at all!

But here aged probably about 6 and 3 each we were always giggling and laughing together. One of my favorite times was when my parents used to send both of us to our bedrooms. We would then very quietly and sneakily, pass notes under the doors back and forth, bemoaning our punishment and being quite rude about whichever parent had sent us there. Definitely helped pass the time!

So, now I shall tag
Michelle (who is new so show her some Blogger Love)

And just to add a big High Five of Blogger Love to Nick at MyDaddyCooks- who gave a fantastic interview one BBC Breakfast this morning. If you haven't seen his excellent Vlog Blog yet, than head on over!


  1. Lovely photo! Shame you don't get on with your family tho, but I can see why looking back on these photos makes you feel happy. They were obviously happy times.

    CJ xx

  2. Ah thanks for sharing. It is sad how things change within the family dynamics over the years but it is nice that you can hold onto some pleasent memories.

    Look forward to the next entry.

  3. Thanks for the tag! That song always reminds me of the movie Scandal. Very cute photo - you both look so happy! x

  4. ohhh me, a second tag! You have made my night thank you Claire! I will have a ponder and probably post tomorrow night. I love the pic of you and your sister, shame that your relationship broke down. At least you have you own lovely little family unit now. Mich x


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