Saturday, August 30, 2008

Good Riddance (Time of your Life)

I am a big Glen Campbell fan and am delighted that he has a new album out. This one is of course a Greenday song but as much as I like them this version to me is better, it was meant to be.



Sounding as good as ever.

Blue Skies Smiling at Me

Ah the joys of the weekend! Following a very enjoyable but busy spell we are having a quiet weekend. I have been out for a few hours with the dogs this morning which was brilliant. They are now catching 40 winks and I am making the most of a quiet spell on my own to do some blogging and search You Tube for some more favourites.

(This is another one for you Bowledover.)



My fella is on a mission to find a drummer and has gone out to see a friend and then post some adverts in local music shops. He has been rehearsing with a guitar player for a few months now and they are keen to get a drummer so they can arrange a few gigs locally for some fun.

I love Saturdays like this. The house looks like a bomb has hit (not something I like!) but I cannot quite bring myself to tidy today, or not just now anyway. I love spending time at my pc just searching, playing and visiting bloggers near and far.



Oh I am loving this! When we were kids back at home we all used to sing a lot together as a family. We are all music lovers and I have such wonderful memories of sitting round singing all sorts of songs and laughing together. Those were the days!



Ok, I am off to the Itunes Store to see how much of this stuff I can purchase!

Dancin' Friday

It has been a busy week and although I have mentally composed many posts while driving to work or doing jobs I have not had the time I would like to get them written down.

It has been a week of good music though! We have all of our music on the computer and when we arrive home we turn it onto one of several play-lists, usually picked by music genre, and then have it on for most of the evening.

It's like a duke-box or the radio, there is that anticipation of what song is coming next and the delight when it's a favourite you have not heard for a while.

This is one of my favourite songs for grooving to. It's awesome to sing and has such a great beat. So I hope you enjoy and have a groove on me!



This is one of my all time favourite love songs and I have been belting it out at work and around the house for a couple of days. There are a couple of ladies at work who tease me and say they always know when it's me in the loo or coming down the corridor as I am usually singing! A singing and dancin' fool!



(Gosh he looks so young!)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Forever Autumn

I woke up to autumn this morning. The last few days have been wet and cooler but this morning had a very autumn feel. Anyway this beautiful song popped into my head and some clever soul on you tube has added these lovely shots to the track for a slide-show so I thought I would share it.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Going Camping!


We are off camping this weekend. Probably not to Scotland (which is where I took this shot) as it is a little too far for a weekend visit but never the less we will find somewhere glorious I am sure.

The dogs are excited. Obviously we have told them we are going but I think it was when the tent appeared that they really got the message!

It's lovely to have three whole days to get away. Autumn feels like it is taking hold here and this is kind of the last summer trip before the nights draw in and I have to dig out my winter coat. Not that it really gets that cold in the UK anymore.

Right well I had better get cracking! Have a fabulous weekend everyone, whatever you get upto!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 21 - Heron

To join Sky Watch Friday or see other Sky Watchers click here

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Steven Wilson - Sentimental

Full Dancing Queen Scene - Mamma Mia! The Movie

Happy Friday everyone. I went to see Mamma Mia the other night and cried with laughter, joy and sorrow. It is the most amazing film. Here is a brief clip courtesy of you tube. If you have not seen it, it is a must for everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 20

To join Sky Watch Friday or see other Sky Watchers click here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Solace in Melody

Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver



John Denver - Today



John Denver - Forest Lawn

The Art of Good Management

It has been an interesting day although I have a trouble at work of late. I head up a team and I have a member of staff who gives me cause for concern. They have been with the team for some time however recently certain issues have come to light that have necessitated closer monitoring of their performance and I find it a trying job.

Some years ago my Mum gave me The One Minute Manager, by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, to read and although I was not in a managerial position at the time I was so impressed by the book I made an effort to retain the lessons it shared for such a time when I may be.

I have managed a few teams in recent years and have learned some valuable lessons however it is only in this job that I really feel I have got a good grip of things and have struck a successful balance between maintaining a pleasant work relationship and being an effective manager.

I am patient, consistent, and supportive while encouraging others to utilise their own initiative however, today I would like to have bawled at them! It would be so much simpler just to take them to one side and say what the hell is going on?

It frustrates me that a person in such a good position with so many opportunities and a good mind for the job should make such little effort. I do not believe that lack of ability is the issue, more attitude and very possibly circumstance that I am unaware of.

Anyway, I have a very supportive manager myself who is aware of the situation. It is very useful to have him to voice ideas with regarding improving my team members performance or getting to the bottom of the issue.

With regard The One Minute Manager I would still recommend the book to anyone. It is interesting and has a worthwhile message.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 19



To join Sky Watch Friday or see other Sky Watchers click here.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Mamma Mia

Last Wednesday night I went to see Mamma Mia with a friend at the cinema. I had of course heard of the musical from a few years back however had no idea about the story line, but I have always been a huge ABBA fan (is there really anyone out there who does not like ABBA?) and on seeing the trailer at a previous flicks visit (to see Sex in the City with my friend!) we knew we had to see it.

Well, where do I start!?! It has to be one of the best films I have ever seen! Leaving the music out for a minute, the story line is not complicated but fun, but the acting by the star studded cast is just amazing and we found ourselves crying with laughter, joy and sorrow, pretty much from start to finish. I do not remember the last time I laughed that much.

It was the most joyous occasion and I cannot wait to see it again!

I do not want to give anything away in case anyone reading this has not seen it yet but male or female, if you fancy a great laugh and feel good experience....perhaps after your viewing of The Dark Night, then I cannot recommend this film enough.

I leave you with the heroine of the show, the amazing Meryl Streep.


Copyright © Universal Pictures (Image Credit: All Movie Photo)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...