weekly wednesday blogging challenge

Misheard Song Lyrics

This week’s Weekly Wednesday Blogging Challenge asks about Song lyrics I’ve misheard and there’s two that always make me smile.

The first of them means I get to ramble a little about my love for Raintown – you’re utterly shock, I can tell. So, there’s a song on their first album called The Road Never Ends.

The actual lyric is ‘pain and sweat’, but… uhh… ‘penis wet’ is what I heard. giggles I even tweeted them about it, the day before a gig, and after the gig, the first thing that Claire said to me was that she wanted to know which lyric I’d misheard because they could not figure it out.
I’ve never heard them do this song live, and I think I’m kinda glad because I don’t think I’d be able to hold the giggles in!

The second misheard lyric is a really popular one and means I get to indulge in my Swiftie – also, hilariously, I didn’t mishear the lyric until I saw someone saying about it online, and now I can’t hear the correct lyric.

It is of course, ‘got a lonely starbucks lover, who’ll tell you I’m insane’

weekly wednesday blogging challenge

A recent song I’ve loved

I’m actually answering last week’s Weekly Wednesday Blogging Challenge which asks about a recent song I love.

Now, y’all know how much I love music, right? I’ve pretty much always got music on and love a wide variety so I wasn’t sure I could answer this one. But I have had a hyperfixation on Taylor Swift for about 9 or 10 months now, not sure where it came from and I’m pre-registered to get tickets for the UK leg of the Eras tour. While this isn’t a recent song of hers per se, it IS one of my favourites and so I’m sharing Love Story

top ten tuesday

My favourite songs

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s prompt is a non-bookish freebie, and so we’re going with My Top Ten Favourite Songs

One of the two songs that’s my most favourite of all time – and saved my life – is Goo Goo Dolls – Slide

And the other is Meat Loaf – Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through

The others, in no particular order, we have:
Bon Jovi – Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night


John Barrowman – I Am What I Am

Good Charlotte – Break Apart Her Heart

Simple Plan – Jump

The Life Of Riley – Short Story Longer

Raintown – Loves Got A Hold On You

And two recently fallen in loved with tracks
Miracle Of Sound ft. Eric Hollaway & Peyton Parrish – Valhalla Calling

The Mechanisms – Drunk Space Pirate

This has been a very happy making post to compile! 😀

sunday post

Sunday Post: The Queue, lots of cooking, and finally finishing something

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things received.

It has been quite a slow, but also sad week. I haven’t mentioned anything about the death of The Queen here before but the monarchy is a special interest of mine, and while part of me has been enjoying watching history in action (and discovering I know the words to the Proclamation!), I’ve also been mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Part of me wishes I could have gone down to Westminster Hall to pay my respects, but while my agoraphobia is starting to ease, just seeing that many people in one place (and no one wearing a mask) is giving me the heebie-jeebies.

Then there’s The Queue. Yes, there’s an accessibility queue for those of us who are unable to stand in an 18+ hour queue (I sometimes struggle to stand long enough to do the dishes), it’s limited and available slots fill up quite quickly. I have, however, spent the last couple of days utterly fascinated by The Queue from a sociological perspective. I also think it’s one of the most British things we could do to honour our late Monarch, and personally find the number of people going to pay their respects to be incredibly moving.

It’s also been the 7th anniversary of my mum dying this week, so my emotions are all over the place.
For example, last night, I discovered the layout of a 2023 planner I wanted wasn’t going to work for me, and the level of sadness I experienced for that definitely felt out of proportion.

Other than that, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking again this week – which reminds me, I wanted to work on the layout for my cooking blog and properly figure out what I’m going to do with it.
Monday I made us Tomato & Courgette risotto
Tuesday was Crab & Lemon spaghetti with peas
Thursday was Slow Cooker Pork with cheesy mash
Last night we had tuna steak with a citrus rub and garlic butter crushed potatoes
I really love to cook!

I had some lovely Book Mail this week – I bought myself a paperback copy of Peter Ackroyd’s History Of England: Foundation when I realized I didn’t want to give the library their copy back. And I also got myself a signed hardback of Dan Jones’ Essex Boys – which was quite the dilemma, actually! I don’t usually like hardbacks, so I was planning on getting the kindle edition, then buying the paperback when it came out but then WH Smith had the signed hardbacks for £8.49

Speaking of books, I’ve actually managed to finish a handful of books, so there should be another round of mini-reviews coming this week. I’ve finished Anne Rice – Interview With The Vampire and Heidi Swain – Summer At Skylark Farm, and I’m on track to finish Mary Beard – Pompeii, Mira Grant – Chimera, Kate Kinsey – How To Be A Healthy & Happy Submissive AND Stephen Law – Philosophy next week!

I’ve also been listening to a lot of 80s/90s soft rock this week (forever my favourite genre) and I shall leave you with my song of the week which is Def Leppard – Photograph