Who Won the Week (13 June 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

No winner this week, I’m afraid, but I did come across a story I wished to share. It’s about a survey released Thursday by one of the education agencies here in the UK.


Life through the Lens (13 June 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

A happy chappy I met at a WWII reenactment. Another reenactment next week.

Photo of a man, during a WWII reenactment, dressed as a German soldier

Reblog: Songshine Sunday #9

KK is back online and she posted today’s Sunday track on our music blog, Songshine Sounds.

I quite liked the track and was spurred on by KK’s blurb to go find out more about Toni Watson. As far as I can tell, she was unknown before 2019 but released a track which broke all sorts of records in all sorts of places. She has releases a couple of other tracks but not yet an album. It all sounds very meteoric, to me!

What do you think?

Songshine Sounds

Graphig for the Songshine Sunday post

Whether or not there’s sunshine where you are in the world this Sunday, we hope you’ll enjoy a sunny track, and that it uplifts your spirit.

Australian-born Toni Watson, better known as Tones and I, has endured bullying since the release of her breakout song, Dance Monkey. Watson tells reporters, “Australians never talk about ourselves. It’s frowned upon. If you’re in hip-hop, do it, but if you’re a pop, white girl, it’s like, ‘Just be humble.’

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inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 13 June 2021, ramshackle.

I once drove a ramshackle car,
Got around but it never went far,
Until one night, it spluttered,
It stopped dead in the gutter,
Had to trudge my way home ‘neath the stars.

My very first day of my very first job, I was instructed to meet so-and-so from HR in the foyer. At the appointed time, I’m sitting there and somebody else shows up, someone I’d never heard of.

She says, “I’m sorry, Mandy couldn’t get here today, she has had a vreakdown”.

Straight away, I assumed it was a nervous breakdown, so am sitting there worrying, thinking, “Crikey, what kind of a shower did I just join?”

Took a few months, with these guys, to realise that my first thought had probably been bang on the money.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

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