#JusJoJan prompt the 3rd – “Servant” (fact)

Hubby was a Civil Servant not the tea drinking, pen pushing stereotype (who probably no longer exists) but a warrant carrying, door knocking down, covert servalance type.

He carried a warrant written on parchment and was written partly in old English. It stated he was a servant and officer of the queen and he could call on the police and the like for assistance in carrying out his duties.

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He certainly was a servant to his job and would often be whisked off by a high powered car in the middle of the night often not to be seen again for a few days! The cars were usually their own cars as those provided by the department were never powerful enough! They also had huge ariel’s on for their radios so stuck out like sore thumbs. I never new where he was. He travelled the world, Paskistan, the borders of Afghanistan, Russia, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, and Northern Ireland,plus many other places. He assures me it was not glamorous, but from my point of view bringing up three children and doing the day to day, it was.

He had a long, varied and at times dangerous career as a civil servant. Hours of surveillance in a van or a handy house was not unusual…. nor was using a sledgehammer as a door key to gain entrance to premises ! I believe the sledgehammer has been superseded by a new metal door opener! Probably more effective and less messy!

Well that’s my Just Jot it January for today. Join us at LindaGHill’s. 💜

Song Lyric Sunday. P and G.

It’s a new day, it’s a new year and it’s Sunday so it’s time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. January 3, 2021 – P.G. (title of song must start with the letter P or G)

So I am going to start with James Blunt and Postcards. I love this song regardless of what’s going on it always lifts me. Here is a cute and clever video.

Postcards” is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was released on 19 May 2014, as the third single from his fourth studio album Moon Landing (2013). The song was written by James BluntWayne HectorSteve Mac and produced by Martin Terefe.

Now for the letter G. I picked one of my favourite singer songwriters Imogen Heap and Goodnight and Go.

Another very cute song ….listen to the lyrics it is about a stalker really. She works in a cafe, he comes in every evening but apart from meaningless chit chat he never noticed her…..it’s always say goodnight and go. She follows him home and watches him! She lays plans to meet him and they will fall in love and live happily never after. …but that’s only in her mind! And it’s always …say Goodnight and Go!

Goodnight and Go” is a song by British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the second single from her 2005 album Speak for Yourself. The single received a little more push and promotion in the US than “Hide and Seek“, and the music video received airplay on VH1Jeff Beck plays guitar on the track.

And here is a Lyric version.

Happy first Sunday of the year to everyone .

Travel Challenge: Day 7.

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I was nominated by my friend Geoff Lepard to one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. Now I nominate Robbie at Robbiesinspiration  Please link to me so I know you have participated. If you are not interested, no problem. If you want to guess where this is, feel free. I might even let you know if you are right.

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