Tuesday, 7 July 2015

I Find Your Love

It would be fair to say that it's not been the easiest of 24 hours.
Yesterday, another trip to the vets ( this time with the ever smiling William) proved to be a little to soon for comfort and last night's stint at Samaritans  turned out to be surprisingly busy.
This morning I was unexpectedly slapped very hard on the back of the head by a boy with learning difficulties as I entered the petrol station shop and followed this sweet moment with a fraught trip to the council recycling centre where two very unhelpful workmen refused to even raise an eyebrow to help me unload a berlingo full of crap from out of the shed!
William post injections

Yes by mid morning, I was in dire need of a " zen" like moment.
I found it thanks to radio 2...which was a surprise,
For exactly at 11.29 am , as I parked outside Marks & Spencers the radio station paused for a minutes silence in memory of the casualties of the 7/7 bombings.
I sat in the berlingo for the duration and found myself listening to this specially chosen song which followed

I have never heard it before, but I can see perfectly well why the radio producers had picked it for such an emotive moment. It's a lovely song.
As it finished I opened the car and caught the eye of a woman who was exiting her car in the next space. Her face was a bit blotchy but she was smiling. " I was listening to radio 2 too " she said wiping away a tear!

Ok .....lets lift the mood
Here is the latest international entriesto the Trelawnyd Novelty Vegetable Competition




Keep em coming!
To
jgsheffield@hotmail.com


57 comments:

  1. Yes, that is nice; I can understand your emotion. I'd not previously heard it either.

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  2. I've never heard that song before either. It was a fitting way to end the minutes silence. I am sorry that the last day has been trying for you John. It never rains but it pours aye? (as my nan used to say)! I hope you received my competition photo this morning. It may bring smile to your face? x

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    1. Its in the post simone! Wonderful x

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  3. We saw Beth Nielson Chapman perform this song in Sheffield Memorial Hall a few years ago. It's a beautiful song and exactly right for the day.
    It's incredible how often one bad experience follows another on a bad day, all conspiring to grind you down. You need a lovely song to lift the spirits on days like that.

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    1. The memorial Hall is one of mpy fav buildings in sheffield

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  4. Lovely song . Truly though life can be like pushing shit uphill! Hope there are some peaceful moments ahead .

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  5. With love to the families and friends of the 7/7 victims for our love and our togetherness are far bigger and better than the small-minded wickedness that was unleashed that bright summer morning.

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  6. I share your dread of the vets John. Our old git, Budge the springer, is having a dodgy toe removed today. I can't concentrate on anything, and his partner in crime, Len, is wandering about like a lost soul. Small fry to what happened ten years ago, but our animals are an important part of our lives. x

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  7. Comforting song indeed.
    Now.....I think I know what you were buying at M&S. Better than drowning in booze, I bet!!
    Chin up, John. Brighter days ahead.

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    1. Not a scotch egg has passed my lips jimbo
      Just been to fat club.. Another 4 lbs lost!

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    2. I think you sent those 4 lbs my way John, but I did indulge in some Butter Pecan ice cream last night!!

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  8. Take care, the sun will come up again tomorrow.

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    1. Bet your bottom dollar!

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  9. Beautiful song. Just beautiful.
    And now what is wrong with your William?

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    1. Oh dont worry..he's fine...just needed a top up of steroids for his skin and get his shots done

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  10. Lovely song, new to me too. Help on what I would term a real sh*tty day. I do hope it's nothing bad wrong with William.

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    1. Sharon, hes fine...just needed his shots

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  11. Hopefully, today will be a better day. Seems like I have a lot more of those uphill days than I used to. Lovely song and thanks for sharing it and bless those poor souls that lost their lives that day. Hope William is feeling better. Congrats on the weight loss…every lb is a victory!!

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  12. I, too was sitting in my car waiting to go into a shop as the minutes silence followed by the haunting 'I find your love' was played. I have heard that song many times (it is sung at the end of the Calendar Girls film) and it never ceases to make me cry. It also reminds me to be grateful for the life I have. I hope happier times return for you soon.

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    1. You wernt outside marks and spencers were you?

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    2. Sadly no!!! But I did have a blotchy face and teary eyes!!!

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  13. I don't know what song it is as my 'Jurassic period' computer is giving up the ghost bit by bit (I'm even now locked out of my own e-mail account!) and there's no clue on the blank screen thingy above. But be that as it may, whatever it was it moved you in both distressing times and trying circumstances.
    Now we've got to add little William to our thoughts, but that's no trouble at all.
    If you can manage it, chin up, J.G. Part of our thoughts are ever with you too.

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    1. He is fine ray! No worries

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  14. I can imagine that song going straight to the no. 1 slot for funeral services.

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  15. A lovely song, so suitable for today. xx

    Hope your day gets better.

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  16. Poor John boy. Would that I could do something to make you feel better.

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    1. Donna , not bad now! Just had good news at fat club

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    2. Now, that would make everything else pale. I need to lose some as it is nearly impossible for me. I'm proud of you.

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  17. You're getting an overload John....hoping it eases up soon. If you ever get the chance, watch the movie Calendar Girls...this song is played at the end. True story of a husband dying of cancer and with Julie Walters and Helen Mirren. I have watched it over and over for years. Hugs and good thoughts to William. Take a deep breath then onward and upward.

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    1. Think i'll give the movie a miss for a while

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  18. Thanks for sharing your day and the song, John. It made me teary. I'm going to add it to my iPod. (The stills accompanying the music on YouTube were poor, though.)

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  19. As you well know so days are better than others.
    It was very hard for me to go into the vets especially after how a
    staff person treated me right before my Kirby died.
    The song was lovely and thank you for posting it. I had never heard it before.
    The veggies are really a hoot today. Well done crazy people I love the way you think , so much happy !

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. We paused for a minutes silence in the office, everyone including the Ofsted visit we were in the middle of. We remembered that day in London and talked about it after the silence for a while, about the people involved that day.

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    1. People need a reminder to be kind andsociable sometimes

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  21. I love that song….I have several of her CDs somewhere…must look them out.

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  22. Beautiful song - perfect for after that silence, which I must say brought tears for me too.
    I feel I really must make a vegetable effort John - I promise I will try - all the entries you have shown are so simple and yet so effective.

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  23. What a beautiful song and perfectly chosen to follow that poignant minute of thought about that dreadful day. I had tears in my eyes listening to it.

    I'm glad there's nothing wrong with William but I should imagine you had a big chunk of deju vu hit you when you walked through the vet's door today.

    Well done on the weight loss. I cannot compete . . . though I ought.

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  24. What a day. A few years back I took one of our cats to the vet for his final trip. Heartbreaking.
    And the next day (way too soon) I had to go back because another of the cats had a fall. Relatively minor for the cat and not a good trip for me at all.
    Glad that the fat club news was good. I need to follow suit.

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  25. I think she wrote that after her husband died. She sings like an angel. Jeremy Vine's programme afterwards had survivors on talking about the day. All credit to them and to the brave souls who ventured to work the very next day via their usual routes. That takes real guts.

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    1. Did you watch the tv drama " song for Jenny" on sunday?
      It brought the whole 7/7 thing back so vividly

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    2. No, I purposely didn't watch it. I'm finding that the state of the world at the moment is making me stressed and anxious. My eldest lad has gone to London to work until October (bloody Scottish Film Industry is practically non-existent) and his wife, my daughter-in-law has gone to Malaysia for three weeks with her parents. It'll worry me silly until they're all back home safe and sound, though I know nobody's immune to what's going on. I'm trying to concentrate on the positive at the moment.

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    3. One of his edits is on at the mo (not right now but this week). The Dog Rescuers programme with Alan Davies? Do you watch it? The music and the montages are very good...but then, I'm extremely biased!! G'night John-Boy. x

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    4. Goodnight nanna old friend

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  26. I really cannot believe how good those fruit and veg entries are. Is everyone you know a professional artist?

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    1. There's a lot of natural talent out there!.....more to come me hopes

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    2. Naturist talent, me hopes.

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  27. Well I hope you had a good blubber to help clear out the cobwebs and the sinuses.

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    1. Ive done too much if that recently alison x

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  28. I know this song and it has special meanings for me. So although I didn't hear it, I would have cried too! I am rather lumpy now listening to it I have to say. I wanted to say John that you obviously have such a good and wonderful heart!!!! xx

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  29. Loved the song! And the novelty veg (fruits) are soooo good. Hope William is OK after his jabs. xx

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  30. Thanks so much for the video John, I'm going to put it on my iPad.
    Love the apple.
    Briony
    x

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  31. I could only listen to a snippet of that song before tearing up. Beautiful and haunting.
    And to further the belief that hormones in your 40's are so topsy turvy, the minute I saw the apple photo I burst into laughter. Thank you for that.

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  32. There are so many songs , so much music that I have trouble listening to because it makes me cry. I try so hard not to be sad but sometimes it just hits you out of nowhere. Someone told me to just cry .. it is harder on you to try to hold it in.
    I have a small list of music that I cannot listen to yet. But I do understand. I am so sorry and I hope , as time goes by, your heart will not be so broken. sending love.

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