What Was Top Of The Charts The Year Your Kids Were Born?

I’ve been tagged in a meme by one of my favourite bloggers, Mama Syder of The Syders and I’m pleased to say that this one is right up my alley. Also, it’s been aged since I’ve been tagged and I do love a meme, so I was well chuffed…until I did a bit of research!

The meme itself is NO problem, a great idea in fact. The rules are:

Post a video of the number one song in the charts when your kids were born.

“Excellent!” I thought. Except, the number one song in the UK charts when Sausage was born was this monstrosity:


I’m REALLY sorry if you clicked play on that and were subjected to a bizarre redneck raping two formerly brilliant songs.

I was going to cheat and use the US number one for that date, but that’s ‘I Kissed a Girl’ by Katy Perry and I can only insult my blog with shit music once in a day, so if you want to see the video for that one, you’ll have to go and look for yourselves!

Now, I get to tag some peeps!

JoJo of JoJo’s So Called Life (@jojokirtley)

Vickie of Never Found the Plot (@mumfordnsons85)

Stacey of ‘It Takes a Woman‘ (@svmitche)

Lexy of ‘Mammywoo‘ (@mammywoo)

Hannah of Metal Mummy (@MetalMummy84)

It’s your turn, post a video of the song that was number one on the day your kids were born and then pass it on to 5 other bloggers.

Have fun!


Around the World in 80 Words – Southend on Sea

My lovely Husband left this as a comment on my Around the World in 80 Words and I just think it’s miles too good to remain a comment, it deserves it’s very own post and entry into SAHD and Proud’s linky!

Wet. Miserable. Grey skies make me feel claustrophobic and the kids hocking up grollies outside the chippy add to the overall feeling of winter misery. I trudge down to the shops, carefully avoiding the dog shit that clogs up a pavement for which I’m charged a king’s ransom in tax every month. I make my way through the alleyway, across the estate and into the park, careful to avoid the crackheads on the swings. Oh! Southend. I do love thee.

Bloody brilliant!


Around the World in 80 Words

SAHD and Proud has a new Linky up on his blog called ‘Around the World in 80 Words’ and although I’m not the most well-travelled blogger around, I’ve been to some places that have made an indelible mark on my soul. I found it so hard to choose between these places but, ultimately, paradise won. As it often does.

Around the World in 80 Words – The Maldives

Plane, plane, sea plane, boat…we finally set foot onto the island, the white sand literally too hot for our bare feet. August, 2006. Two young people, impetuous and in love. The sea is clear by your feet, graduating into darker hues of blue as it reaches the reef, tiny fish and sharks swim around your ankles. The sun never leaves a place like this. Night time is the darkest of dark, with a billion stars to guide your way. 

I hope I’ve done justice to my favourite place on the planet, although I fear my words will never be enough.


A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away.

Husband, Sausage and I listen to a lot of music, lots of different types of music too. One of our favourite things to do of an evening is get Sausage in her pyjamas and sit together while Husband flicks from song to song on Spotify. Sausage will eventually doze off and we’ll go from Matt Monro to Damien Marley to The Prodigy and back round again. Tonight, Husband and I were discussing a song for each day of the week, and I thought I’d share mine here, in case you all wanted to have a listen.

Blue Monday – Bob Seger


Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd


Wednesday Evening Blues – John Lee Hooker


Sweet Thursday – Pizzicato Five


Friday I’m In Love – The Cure


Saturday Sun – Nick Drake


Sunday Morning – No Doubt



I’ve added a little linky below in case anyone wants to go ahead and make their own list, I’d be very curious to see what you can come up with. There’s no rules, just a song for each day of the week. 🙂

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