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Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – Middle of the Road

chirpyI first heard this song at Maureen’s birthday party a couple of weeks ago. It was actually the last song played at her party. At first, I was not sure as it was the first time I’ve heard it. But it was that kind of song that get into your brain whether you want to or not.

So before I knew it, I was humming it like mad. Thank goodness my husband knew the song and helped me look for it in youtube.

And here it is.

Happy Friday, People!!!

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Where’s your mama gone?
(Where’s your mama gone?)
Little baby, Don
(Little baby, Don)

Where’s your mama gone?
(Where’s your mama gone?)
Far, far away

Where’s your papa gone?
(Where’s your papa gone?)
Little baby, Don
(Little baby, Don)

Where’s your papa gone?
(Where’s your papa gone?)
Far, far away, far, far away

Last night I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep, chirp

Where’s your mama gone?
(Where’s your mama gone?)
Little baby, Don
(Little baby, Don)

Where’s your mama gone?
(Where’s your mama gone?)
Far, far away

Where’s your papa gone?
(Where’s your papa gone?)
Little baby, Don
(Little baby, Don)

Where’s your papa gone?
(Where’s your papa gone?)
Far, far away, far, far away

Last night I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep, chirp

(Let’s go now)
Last night I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep, chirp

(Altogether now)
Last night I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep
Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep, chirp

(Altogether now)
Last night I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep

Songwriters
STOTT, HAROLD/CASSIA, GIUSEPPE

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Read more: Middle Of The Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Romancing a Stony Heart

My heart is ever at your service.
– William Shakespeare

There comes a time in a relationship, even the most enduring ones, when the heart gets bruised a few times.  If it is left ignored, the heart then hardens by way of self-protection and preservation.  Here lies the problem, a heart that has harden needed to be soften to be able to function and feel the love offered it.

From today, we are going to try to have a daily tincture  as a refresher and a tonic to the bruised heart.

Let’s commence romancing a stony heart into love.

8_8_54Day 1 – Give your patner a back massage!  Get some lovely scented massage oil and get busy (and dirty!) 😉

 

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clip-art-cinema-066206Day 2 – Take her to see a romantic film at the cinema.

I remember Peter used to take me to see films like Bridget Jones Diary, Notting Hill, Love Actually and Something About Mary.  We did enjoy the films and we promised that we would see more and then  we’ve forgotten how much we did enjoy them did not watch them for ages.  But now we do try to watch more of this genre again.

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downloadDay 3 – Change the beddings.  Nothing is more cosy, comforting and sexier that the feel of Egyptian cotton against your skin.  White is our favourite.  The more you wash them, the softer they get.   A real treat to the senses. 😉

 

 

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Breakfast in Bed Photo by JMorton

Breakfast in Bed
Photo by JMorton

Day 4 – Definitely breakfast in bed.  There is nothing more romantic and caring than being brought up by your other half a lovely breakfast in bed.  This would definitely earn you a lot of love points! 😉

 

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Day 5 – Play a quick game of cards after dinner.  I love this.  We are both not expert with card games but we enjoy playing anyway!

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Day 6 – Leave her a quick note of love as often as possible.  I appreciate this from Peter.  Every morning when I get up I find a hand written note from Peter.  It sets the morning for me.  Love it.

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Day 7 – Be a bard.  Write her/him a poem.

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Day 8 –  Sexting is all the rage.  If done right, it would be fun and sexy.  Watch out for the predictive text from your mobile phone.  Your sexy text might become anything but.  😉
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Day 9 – Join a ballroom dancing class. What better to get close than dancing the samba, the tango and the elegant waltz together. Dancing cheek to cheek with arms at each other.
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Day 10 – Go out into the garden on a clear night and just look up to the sky, then kiss.

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Day 11 – Recite a classic poem to your dearest.  Recommendation:  How do I love thee, let me count the ways…. by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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Day 12 – Notice her clothes.  Say how lovely she looks in her new dress/blouse/skirt.

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Day 13 – give her flowers, a single rose stem, the red one, is so romantic.  It will make her smile or suspicious! LOL

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Day 14 – Go for a walk, with the doggie or just the two of you.  Whilst walking, hold hands!

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Day 15 – Go for a picnic.  Peter and I often go for picnics and we find it so lovely and we feel so close.  Dining al fresco over a rug full of goodies is relaxing to say the least.  Good way to unwind.

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Day 16 – Massage her feet, especially when she is tired.  I love this.

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Day 17 – Take her to an art gallery.

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Day 18 – Open things for her: Doors, jars, bottles, high windows, etc. Make her feel delicate some of the times, all the time would be rather patronising 😉
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Day 19 – Give her a kiss before you go to sleep.
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Day 20 – Wake her with a kiss in the morning.
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Day 21 – Kiss her goodbye as you go to work.
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Day 22 – Kiss hello as you return from work.
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Day 23 – Take her to see chick flicks once every so often.
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Day 24 – Compile a list of your sweet memorable moments together.

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Day 25 – Surprise her with a beautiful single flower!

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‘Hitler cups’ recalled in Germany over Nazi stamp

This error is fantastical.   Did no one really inspect the cups before they were even stocked on the shelves at the furniture store?!!!  Very strange indeed.
What was the instructions given to the Chinese designer? Was it like “make me a product, preferably a cup, that is German in design?!!! LOL
As I said really strange!
But those Hitler cups which have been sold would be  collector’s items for sure.
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11 April 2014

A coffee mug featuring a picture of a stamp with Adolf Hitler's portrait on it, postmarked with a swastika stampAs the swastika is a banned symbol in Germany, officials are checking whether the mugs’ sale was illegal.

A German furniture store chain has apologised for selling mugs with Adolf Hitler’s face on them.

The ceramic cups feature a faint image of a Nazi-era postage stamp with Hitler’s profile on it, postmarked with a swastika stamp.

The mug also features a rose and handwriting in English.

The Zurbrueggen furniture chain apologised for the “terrible” mistake, which it blamed on “a stupid chain of unfortunate circumstances”.

A 5 August 1941 photo of Adolf HitlerNo-one reported noticing the infamous Fuehrer’s face until 175 were sold

The cups’ Chinese designer had mistakenly chosen the image of the former dictator, it said, which the chain then ordered in error – 5,000 of them.

“No one noticed the problem during unpacking,” the company’s owner told the Neue Westfaelische Zeitung daily newspaper.

The small chain sold 175 of the mugs before anyone drew attention to the black and white profile of the world’s most infamous Nazi.

Those customers could make a profit on their purchase, though. The company promised to compensate them with a 20-euro (£16.5; $28) gift voucher – a significant mark-up on the original 1.99 euro price.

The company may not be the only one keen to get hold of the notorious mugs. The Neue Westfaelische Zeitung also reports that a contemporary history museum in Bonn, the House of History, has also expressed “great interest” in getting hold of some.

The chain has destroyed the unsold cups.

 

How to Pronounce Fashion’s Interstellar’s Deities

Fashion

Fashion

You won the lottery and it was time to go shopping.

You don’t want some snooty shop assistant to look down on you because you cannot pronounce some of fashion’s foremost and hip designers. That would be mortifying!!! 🙁

Thankfully, help is now at hand.

Below is a youtube offering on how some of the more brain-scrambling names are pronounced.

Keep watching and try practising.

Ahzedeen ahlai ah……..

Published on Mar 31, 2014
Our playful take on pronunciation teaches you how to speak your international fashion alphabet, from Azzedine Alaïa (AH’ZE’DEEN AH’LAI’AH) in Paris to Zegna (ZEN’YA) in Milan. This is how top supermodels say these things, so look, listen and learn! Once you’ve mastered all 26, you’ll be ready to stroll confidently into any of the world’s most exclusive boutiques and start a very chic conversation. Directed by Barnaby Roper, styled by Michelle Cameron and narrated by lush lips Lindsey Wixson and her talking robot, the A-Z of Pronunciation stars a worldwide cast including Esmerelda Seay-Reynolds from USA, Grace Bol from Sudan, Grace Mahary from Canada, Hanne Gaby Odiele from Belgium, Josephine Skriver from Denmark, Sigrid Agren from France, Soo Joo from South Korea, Tao Okamoto from Japan, Tilda Lindstam from Sweden and Xiao Wen Ju from China.

Time for Change

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Time for Change

This is so inspiration to me at the moment.

I find that I am in a bit of a crossroad in my life, work-life that is. Should I just grab the bull by its horn and vault?!!! Something that I need seriously to think about! Perhaps a change, though daunting and scary, might just be the business (no pun) 😉

Time is a great teacher.
– Carl Sandburg

Public Hospital Scandal in Manila

jose abadThere were news today that four general hospitals in Manila are now to levy a fee for treating patients.

Mayor Joseph Estrada said that people who were not from Manila will be those who will pay for hospitalisation. But apparently this will not be the case. Even ordinary Manilanians will be expected to pay unless they are one of those so called orange card holders, who are the poorest of the poor.

Ordinary Manilanians will have a discounted hospital treatment; the fee will be in accordance with their salaries.

This is shocking and a travesty, bearing in mind that pork barrel funds which were meant for projects such as this, were allowed to be funneled off into the pockets of the corrupt administrators of the PDAF.

Apparently the hospitals in Manila had no choice but to charge as they are not getting any help or not enough funding from the Government.

Free hospitalisation in Manila, where there is a concentration of poor, indigent families – the ghetto of the Philippines, should be a priority for free hospitalisations.

Mayor Estrada is showing that he is a useless mayor. What is the point of him?!!! He made such a song and dance to attract public attention and photo opportunities with his gift giving during the Yolanda typhoon in Tacloban. And yet, here he is, not done anything to ensure that the hospitals in Manila are properly equipped, modernised and not cockroach infested. Ironic as they are hospitals where you expect to be treated and get well and not contract other kind of diseases due to the unsanitary conditions. yuck

His mind is elsewhere, perhaps he is too old, ailing and too worried for his alleged corrupt son, Jinggoy, who was apparently heavily involved in the PDAF/Pork Barrel anomalies.

Manilanians never learn. Vote for a suitable candidate, not an action hero from films. 🙁