Throwback Thursday: Then And Now .

Here I am late again for Throwback Thursday Maggie and Lauren’s challenge. This week is Maggie’s turn and she said. ” I’m back to ask you to do a little time travel with me. Today, think back on the kid you were, the you that many consider your authentic self.

This week’s prompt is: Then and Now

Think about yourself as a child and tell me :

Were you more of an introvert or an extrovert?

This is a hard one really because in all honesty I was outwardly an extravert when intruth I was a very insecure introvert trying to cope .

Did you have a boisterous or a more reserved personality?

Again I am a bit of both. If I feel uncertain or frightened I babble, giggle and talk rubbish loudly, all the time knowing I should shut up.

I am the one in the front hand over my mouth….I still do that now! © willowdot21.

Were you more confident or did you tend to be insecure?

As I say I was so insecure I put on a huge show of being confident to hide my insecurities….. My eldest son does the same even now.

Were you social or were you more of a loner?

I was social but could bea loner if I needed to.

Were you a good listener or a good talker?

I was and am a good listener.

Did you like school or dread it?

I dreaded school. I hated it.

Did you like the outdoors or did you prefer staying inside?

I liked both but hated to out in bad weather. Still do.

Did you have deep thoughts about the world, the universe, etc., or did you only see as far as where you lived?

I have always worried about the world and it’s future.

Image from Pixabay.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I really don’t think I ever knew. Now I wish I had been born in the future and that I was a starship pilot.

Looking back, how did you fare as an adult?

I think I have done okay.

© willowdot21

Are you still that same person or have you changed?

I am still the same person.

If you changed, was it a dramatic shift or just slight changes?

Slight if any.

Did you end up in the profession you thought you would?

No I never got to be Starbuck or Morgarna.

Song Lyric Sunday they are COVERED in Moss.

Jim Adams

Hi its Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. This week our prompt is November 13, 2022 Songs by an artist or a group that was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

The Herd were an English rock band, founded in 1965. In 1966, 16-year-old Peter Frampton joined as lead singer and guitarist. I was a huge fan even though I was only 12 years old. I have followed him through the years he is three years older than me, same as my husband so we have kept pace! What is he doing now? He says that “there’s much to follow, including a blues album—the sequel to 2019’s All Blues—and another solo record currently in the works. “This is a period in my life where I can do whatever I want musically,” he adds, “and I’m experimenting with all new types of material.”21 Jan 2022. Go man I still love you! There are nine covers of him that I know of.

His music makes me so happy like Imogen Heap does 😊😊😊

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on music, politics, and popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by Jann Wenner, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its coverage of rock music and political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine broadened and shifted its focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music.[2] It has since returned to its traditional mix of content, including music, entertainment, and politics. More information here.

my favourite image of Peter Frampton from Goodreads


Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was previously associated with the rock bands Humble Pie and the Herd. As a solo artist, he has released several albums, including his international breakthrough album, the live release Frampton Comes Alive!, which spawned several hit singles and has earned 8× Platinum in the United States to date. He has also worked with Ringo Starrthe Who‘s John EntwistleDavid Bowie, and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others.

Frampton is best known for such hits as “Show Me the Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Do You Feel Like We Do,” and “I’m in You,” which remain staples on classic rock radio. He has also appeared as himself in television shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Madam Secretary. He is known for his work as a guitar player (including his work with a talk box), and his tenor voice.

Early life

Peter Kenneth Frampton was born to Owen Frampton and Peggy (née ffitch) Frampton in Beckenham, Kent. He attended Bromley Technical High School, at which his father was a teacher and the head of the Art department. He first became interested in music when he was seven years old. Having discovered his grandmother’s banjolele in the attic, he taught himself to play it, going on to later teach himself how to play guitar and piano as well. At the age of eight, he began taking classical music lessons.

His early influences were Cliff Richard & the Shadows (featuring guitarist Hank Marvin) and American rockers Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran and later the VenturesJimi Hendrix and the Beatles. His father introduced him to the recordings of Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

information from Wikipedia

No lyrics included today as there is not a lyric theme this week!


Rememberance Sunday.

© willowdot21

Lest we forget? a war to end all wars
Yet everywhere you look there are more and more!
We preach peace, we say no more
Still somewhere, on every continent, someone is at war!
Neighbour against neighbour brothers and sisters too
Always it is the innocents who do the suffering. What are we to do?
They are erecting giant Poppies to commemorate the start of the first world war.
It started in a foreign land, a duke was shot the result we know and more.
The first world war started in 1914 on the 28th of July
Sadly looking round the world , we have learned nothing . Can you tell me why?


Old soldiers

Today was a special day a date carved in my mind. Today it is time for us to remember the soldiers who died for all mankind.
Walking up to town today my poppy on show just a little reminder, my reverence to show. The high street was busy full of people to and fro and traffic rushing through as motorists on their journeys go.
Today it will be different, today is not the norm, though busy roads and people about their business go. Outside the Town Hall and in the Market Place groups of people gather some smile and wave the older men embrace.
Now the clock hands approach the eleventh hour and through our town surges gratefulness you can feel it’s power. For every shopper stops and stands and every coffee shop and bar is silent now because the clock bell tolls the hour.
The tills in the supermarkets and every shop are silent and with stationary shoppers filled and even the mighty traffic is in it journey is stilled. In silence I stood and watched this strangest but most merited tribute and as ever I shed a tear as the old men took a salute.


Two minutes and it was over all trace of silence gone, the shops are once more busy the stilled traffic now moves on. I meet my friend and as in to Costa we go I say a silent thank you to all those brave men and women who I do not know . They fought , some gave their lives for me so I could be free, in Flanders , Turbrook and Tripoli, on the Somme , Leningrad, Pearl Harbour, Goose Green, Helmand Province, Iraq and Iran and many, many other places defended by a brave woman or a man.I make no apology I will be politically in-correct for so many have offered up their lives and my life they still effect!
I shall not forget them and neither should you for without them you would not be free to do most of the things you do!They fought against what ever foe that threatened our freedom to take and they often had to give the biggest sacrifice anyone  has to make.So on this 11th day of this 11th month in 22nd year of this millennium I stood at 11o’clock with many others to salute our soldiers, sailors and our airmen and many, many others. For they have given their all for us my sisters and my brothers.We owe them a Thank You.



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