Posted by: Bruce | July 29, 2020

Every Breath You Take – The Police 1983

I like this a lot.

Lyrics come with video info.

Words for today; A classic song then and now.

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

On May 19, 2020 I was in Raymond Terrace, NSW. This Autumn day was mild, sunny and summer like hazy. I had a few minutes before an appointment and took these images just a few paces from where I parked.

To my right, a bridge. Straight ahead, a hazy rural scene. To my left, a conversation. Maybe only the seating was convenient, but I wondered if this was a good example of safely talking with a friend. It looked the part.

Fitzgerald Bridge, Seaham Rd – Raymond Terrace
Looking N/West across Hunter River from Raymond Terrace
Social Distancing, Raymond Terrace

On July 7, I was again at Raymond Terrace, same area. No handy spots this time but found one a short walk away, beside the river/park.

Again, it was a fine, warm Autumn day. It was clear that more people were out and about with the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Lunch on the grass, kids on bikes, groups of people here and there. Easy breathing for a change.

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Junction Inn, Raymond Terrace (novacruises.com.au)

Walking back, I had to pass the Junction Inn Hotel. I heard the crowd before seeing it. I looked up as I walked beside the riverside dining/social area and it was pretty full and close, sitting down and standing. Maybe they were all from the same gigantic family? It was a welcome sight but maybe not a good one virus wise.

Not long after this day, the Crossroads Hotel hit the headlines with a COVID-19 outbreak. Nothing about the Junction Inn so far, which is good news.

Words for today; Life – difficult and different for a while.

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

Posted by: Bruce | July 16, 2020

It started with a kiss – Hot Chocolate 1982

And what a kiss.

Words for today; A kiss – a peck, smack, smackaroo, smooch and snog

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

It Started With a Kiss

Hot Chocolate

It started with a kiss, in the back row of the classroom
How could I resist the aroma of your perfume
You and I were inseparable, it was love at first sight
You made me promise to marry you, I made you promise to be my bride
But you were only eight years old and I had just about turned nine
I thought that life was always good, I thought you always would be mine

It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this
It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this

I remember every little thing, like fighting in the playground
Some good looking boys had started to hang around
That boy hurt me so bad but I was happy ’cause you cried
Still I couldn’t help but notice that new distant look in your eyes
Then when you were sixteen I had just turned seventeen
I couldn’t hold on to my love, I couldn’t hold on to my dream

It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this
It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this

You don’t remember me do you?
You don’t remember me do you?

Walking down the streets again, the star of my love story
And my heart began to beat so fast, so clear was my memory
I heard my voice call out your name as you looked then looked away
I felt so hurt, I felt so small, it was all that I could say

You don’t remember me do you?
You don’t remember me do you?

It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this
It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this

Posted by: Bruce | June 29, 2020

The Twist by Chubby Checker 1960

Here’s a number for all those in COVID-19 lockdown. On your own or in company.

Wear what you like, or nothing at all if you’re good looking or brave. No fancy equipment, just a beat.

Words for today: Staying limber for longer

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

Posted by: Bruce | June 29, 2020

Vanishing toilet paper: COVID-19

This was the scene in Coles of Morisset around midday. It’s Victoria with the COVID-19 problem, not NSW.

To all the panic buyers; Thanks for nothing, you’ve managed to make things worse for everyone else. But you’re okay right?

I hope this buying gets stopped in it’s tracks. The elderly and disabled should not have to line up, again, outside a store in the early hours; often going home without the basic necessity of toilet paper.

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Words for today;   It’s un-Australian

More to come;   Same blog time, same blog channel

Posted by: Bruce | June 27, 2020

Amazing Grace – Nana Mouskouri

Believer or not, what a voice.

Words for today; Excellent with headphones.

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

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