Some More Halloween Tunes

In my retail work environment they have been playing Halloween themed tunes all day long. And I mean all day long. Oh joy.

Halloween I can just about stand, its what’s coming next that I am dreading. Gah, I hate you Noddy and Mariah. I really hate you. And you too sleigh bells* and all the other blooming chrimbo song clichés.

If I was in charge of the music played at work, it goes without saying that I would ban all Christmas music. And during the Halloween build up, I would play my (much better) playlist which I compiled back in 2012, blogged about here and have copied and pasted below –

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker jr
Ghost Town – The Specials
Dusk Till Dawn – Ladyhawk
Hunting For Witches – Bloc Party
Satan Spawn – Orbital
Halloween – Siouxie and the Banshees
Tombstone – Peaches
Evil – Ladytron
Sukie in the graveyard – Belle and Sebastian
NYC’s like a graveyard – The Moldy Peaches
Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Little Ghost – The White Stripes
Lullaby – The Cure
Heavy Water – Foals
Soft Power – Ladytron
Internia creeps – Massive Attack
Is there a ghost – Band of Horses
Last living souls – Gorillaz

Then I would throw the following tunes (that I have recently thought of) into the mix –

Zombie – Jamie T
Big Bad Wolf – Duck Sauce
Demons – Sleigh Bells
Play Dead – Bjork
Psycho Killer – Talking heads
People are Strange – The Doors
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Ok, I will admit that some of above tracks are played at work, and I nicked them for this blog post! But please note the absence of  Monster Mash, I Put a Spell On You, Bat Out Of Hell and Thriller (I am not a MJ fan). I have heard enough of those songs lately for a lifetime thank you.**


* Not the band Sleigh Bells. I love them! See above.

**I guess the moral of this story is that I need to find a new job!

A Visitor In The Garden

Two days ago I promised to share some photos of the progress that we have made in our garden.

However, instead of the before and after type of post that I had planned to write, I am going to deviate a little and just share some snaps that Rob took today of an unusual visitor we had in our garden this morning – a pheasant!

I love this random nature kind of stuff! It doesn’t happen very often as I live in a fairly urban environment in a provincial town, so this kind of thing makes me happy. I love seeing animals in real life rather than on the telly (spoken like a true townie there!). Its just a shame that I was out at the time!

Rob just about managed to take a few photos of the birdy, right before our gobshite of cat Poppy came up behind him meowing her head off and scared the poor thing away. She really is daft that moggy of ours, she has never quite learnt the art of sneaking up on things. That big mouth of hers lets her down every time!*pheasant 1pheasant 2pheasant 3pheasant 4And here is the cat acting all like “whaaaaaat, no I didn’t ruin your chances of taking any arty wildlife shots Rob, Im just here casually minding my own business, sitting on the fence, deciding where to take a shit in your new inproved garden that you have been working hard on…..”Pop 1Pops 2Pops 3Pops 4Pops 5Pops 6Pops 7

BTW here is how the garden used to look like if you are interested!

*I don’t know where she gets that from! Who says that pets are like their owners!

Lately #16

Oh dear, its October and I haven’t blogged!

I know – I will do a quickie/bullet points/catch up type of post to dip my toes back into blogging and hopefully it will spur me on to write more posts soon!

Q – What have I been up to, then? A – Not much as usual, but here are a few mundane details, if you are interested….

  • We are cracking on with the house and garden to do list. Rob got the all clear from the hospital recently (although he was a bit upset that his Scarlet Johansson look-a-like physio dumped him told him that she did not want to see him anymore!) So now that he is fit enough for manual labour, he has built our garden path and assembled his new man cave, sorry I mean shed. I wouldn’t say that our garden is looking good, but its looking much, much better. I will share some pictures on here soon.
  • I finally found a free WordPress theme that I like! I was thinking of dropping £39 on a fancy Pipdig theme, all because I hated how my blog looked. Luckily I found the clean and simple Prana theme and saved my pennies. Its not perfect, but it will do for now. I just need to figure out how to add social media buttons to my blog now. Help!new bike
  • Talking of dropping a considerable amount of money… I have a new expensive, fancy pants, female specific road bike. And I have never spent so much money on myself! But, I have been working hard of late, and I did get some money back from the tax man as work screwed up my payments last year. Plus Rob contributed some money towards it (its my Xmas and future present combined from him), but blimey, if someone would have told me this time last year that I would own a £600+ bike, I would have told them ‘yeah right’! Its official – I am cycling nut now. What have I become!
Meme source via Google. Credit unknown.

True dat. Meme source via Google. Credit unknown.

  • We have been eating lots of crumbles recently, and I have been over sharing them on Instagram. Sorry about that, I just can’t help myself! This is our favourite topping recipe. Its a bit cakey, cobblery, hob-noby, and crumbley all at the same time. If you can imagine such a thing? Needless to say its good! Double the recipe to feed four. Oink oink!crumble