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01 September 2014


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So wonderful to have you back! (even if I'm not a Kate Bush fan...)
Keep well!

Thank you so much, Teresa; it's good to be back. Tell me what or whose music you like and I'll see what I can do!

Welcome back from me too. I'm with Teresa on KB but it is lovely to hear your account of how you and your DD connected back through the years

How lovely to have that shared passion. It's not quite the same with a son whofavours, well, I'm not even sure what it is other than it's loud and jarring.

Good to hear your voice again too.

I've missed you! Recently I have been struggling with my hair. I have a great deal of grey right along the hairline which makes me look as though my hair is receding in the manner of Elizabeth 1st! Not a good look. In my attempts to find some colour that doesn't make me look half bald, I have found myself, on more than one occasion, saying aloud to myself: Well, you're not the only blonde in this village!

It's lovely to have you back.
I leave you with this provocative image:

Ceri - thank you. I'm hoping that a sustained break from blogging (and a new look for the blog) will spur me on.

Colleen - good to be back and am enjoying catching up with all your excellent posts.

Christina - sorry to hear about the current hair challenge but thank you so much for that pic, which had me laughing out loud. (Which was probably not the correct reaction . . . after all, even Leonard Cohen is entitled to a bad car day.)

Really good to have you back. Like Teresa I was never a great fan of the music although I fancied her rotten - is one allowed to mention that?

Having evolved through Chuck Berry, Trad, Beatles and especially Searchers, I have ended up in the Byrds/Fleetwood Mac/Eagles genre in theory more melodic. Kate Bush is a wonderful song-writer but the voice does very little for me. Perhaps in my more mature years, I will come to appreciate her after all I only hit on Mr Cohen properly a couple of years back and now play and read him an awful lot!

Today happens to be my birthday and what a sweet little gift to open my email this morning and find a post from you! My husband has always been a huge Kate Bush fan and our house has often echoed with her great voice, although more recently others have taken her place. Like the new look of the blog and interesting to see what you’ve been reading this year too. Will keep my fingers crossed you will be further inspired to blog more in the near future!


Bob - I think it's allowed (I guess it didn't get out of control?!) And I'm sure that you weren't alone; she really was drop-dead gorgeous. And I happen to think that the mature version of Kate still looks gorgeous. By the way, I loved the Searchers too and all the others you mention: tick, tick, tick.

Maggie - Happy birthday to you (sings familiar refrain) . . . have a wonderful day. (We share a birthday month but mine is at the far end of Virgo, almost a Libra. not that I take any notice of things like that, ahem.) I'm glad that you like the new look; the irritants have almost been ironed out, just the annoying caps in the blog name to sort out and we are there.

And now I'm going to sit in the corner with my thinking cap on and ponder future blogposts.

I'm liking the new look of 60goingon16! I keep meaning to freshen up therunningwave but I have never been much good at DIY, wallpapering or anything remotely akin to a facelift, so it will probably stay as it is for a while yet! It's lovely to know that you are back again, doing what you do so well! You have been missed that's for sure. I hope you feel the break has done you good and you will enjoy digging around again for all the wonderful material you bring to your blog! Hooray! A x

Lovely to see you back & the new look is wonderful. I'm also a KB fan & have all her albums on vinyl (no turntable any more though). I also bought some of them on CD so I could at least listen to them. I read somewhere that a DVD of the recent tour will be released so I'll have to make do with that - or maybe I'll just listen to the old songs again.

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Thought for life

  • The House of Breath, William Goyen
    We are the carriers of lives and legends - who knows the unseen frescoes on the private walls of the skull?

Thinking about . . .

  • Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus
    I too listen to music more and more. Throughout my life, music has stirred me more than any other art form, and now, in old age, I find myself listening to it almost every evening, usually alone, for hours at a time.
  • Julia Blackburn, Thin Paths
    I began writing because I liked to write things down. I learnt foreign languages because they seemed to enter my head by a process of osmosis.
  • Joan Bakewell, Stop the Clocks
    I live contentedly alone. It's better that way and I am often thoughtful about what has been and what might have been. There are many like me.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Oh to be reborn within the pages of a book.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Why is it that we lose the things we love, and things cavalier cling to us and will be the measure of our worth after we’re gone?
  • Judith Kerr, Observer Magazine, 22 November 2015
    I don't believe in God. I find it much easier to believe in ancestors. I like to imagine they are pointing us in the right direction.

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