MMMM: Seven Days A Week.

Hi everyone it me 😊. John at Thesoundofonehandtyping has invited me to join him at Monday’s Music Moves Me which is sponsored by MarieCathyAlana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

I am not sure if I have the theme right but John has done the days of the week so I have followed suit. I have thrown in a few songs that list every weekday and for measure I think most of them are danceable….. Plus I think some of the lyrics are fun . So thanks to John and the Ladies here I am 💜💜💜 I hope you enjoy and I have got the idea right.

Uptown Disco Nights.

Jim Adams.

Good morning everyone it’s Sunday again and time for another Song Lyric Sunday. This week our host Jim Adams has give us Disco music as our prompt.

Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States’ urban nightlife scene. Its sound is typified by four-on-the-floor beats, syncopated basslinesstring sectionsbrass and hornselectric pianosynthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars read more here

Having read Jim’s introduction I discovered that it started much earlier and to my surprise in Paris… well we live and learn …that’s the whole point of SLS.

My first thought was D.I.S.C.O. BY Ottawan. So I decided bto stick with it. It was released in 1979.

These were the years at the hight of hubby’s and mine Disco days! .. I would get a baby sitter for a Friday or Saturday night. I’d put on my glitter and a ton of make up, a tiny dress, and boots! Hubby his non work suit or pasley shirt and bellbtoms. We’d go to the Top Rank in Reading and dance.

D.I.S.C.O.” is a song by the French band Ottawan, written by Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger and produced by Daniel Vangarde. Ottawan originally recorded it in French.

It was first released in 1979 and reached number two in the UK Singles Chart the following year.

The song’s name is an acronym and comes from the lyrics in its chorus, in which a woman is described as “D.I.S.C.O.”. In other words, each letter of the word standing for a certain quality, except “O”, which simply leads to singing “oh-oh-oh” (“She is D, delirious / She is I, incredible / She is S, superficial / She is C, complicated / She is oh-oh-oh”).more information here.


We used to go to the Top Rank whenever we could get a baby sitter. That reminds me of this song ….our signature tune.

Uptown Top Ranking” is a song by Jamaican teenage singersAlthea Forrest and Donna Reid, recorded when they were 17 and 18 years old respectively. Released in 1977, the song comprises the girls ad-libbing to deejay track “Three Piece Suit” by Trinity. The lyrics were written by the duo and Errol Thompson. It was produced by Joe Gibbs, using a re-recording of the riddim of the 1967 Alton Ellis song “I’m Still in Love”, which had already been re-popularised in the 1970s by Marcia Aitken‘s cover “I’m Still in Love With You Boy”, and “Three Piece Suit” by Trinity, to which “Uptown” was an “answer record”

The record was initially recorded as a joke. It was accidentally played by BBC Radio 1DJJohn Peel resulting in numerous requests for additional plays. With early championing by Peel and a performance on Top of the Pops, it soon became a surprise hit, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart in February 1978. The track spent a total of 11 weeks in the charts. Althea & Donna became the youngest female duo to reach the number-one spot on the UK chart.

See me in me heels and ting
Dem check, sey we hip and ting
True dem no know an’ting
We have dem going and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

See me ‘pon de road, I ‘earin’ you call out to me
True you see me in m’pants and ting
See me in me ‘alter back
Sey me gi’ you ‘eart attack
Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Uptown top ranking

See me in m’Benz and ting, oh
Drivin’ tru Constant Spring
Dem check sey me come from Cosmo Spring
But a true dem no know an’ting
Dem no know sey we top rankin’, oh
Uptown top rankin’

Shoulda see me and de rankin’ dread, oh
Check ‘ow we jammin’ and ting
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

Watch ‘ow we chuck it and ting
Inna we khaki suit and ting
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

Love inna you ‘eart, dis a bawl out fe me
When you see me in m’pants and ting, oh
See me in me ‘alter back
Sey me gi’ you ‘eart attack
Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Uptown top rankin’, oh

See me ‘pon the road and ‘earin’ you call out to me
True you see me in m’pants and ting, oh
See me inna me ‘alter back
Sey me gi’ you ‘eart attack

Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

You shoulda see me and de rankin’ dread, oh
Check ‘ow we jammin’ and ting
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Me nah pop no style, dat true, I strictly roots

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Errol Thompson / Donna Reid / Joe Gibbs / Althea Forrest / Neamian Ellis Alton

Uptown Top Ranking 2001 lyrics © Keep On Kicking Music Inc., Jack Russell Music Limited, Carlin Music Corp

Happy days I remember them well.


Oops and Ouch.

Well we are back to normal at the Eurovision …U.K. came second to last at position 25 ! I thought our song deserved a little more love to be fair.

The show though put on in Liverpool as host for last year’s winners Ukraine was AMAZEBALLS &BONKERS! I loved it! Sam Ryder, last year’s runner up did a great job entertaining us while the votes were sorted . His new song Mountain is wonderful and inspiring …

“I am a mountain
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve overcome, woah-oh
” just part of the beautiful lyrics, Sam was joined on stage by dancers with disabilities and prosthetic limbs to show you can overcome. Another suprise was Roger Taylor from Queen playing the drums. Do watch the video it great.

And of course Ukraine who won last year but could not host because of the war came in 6th place . They had their party at our house 🌹

Who won ? Loreen from Sweden…well done Sweden. Interesting song.

Ah well there’s always next year. 😄💜💜💜

A visit to the Bar and a Chat with Dan and Co.

Good morning everyone I wanted to let you all know that I have been invited over to meet Dan Antion at No Facilities for a chat about the new book Poetry Treasures 3 and my small part in the Anthology.

Ruby - RIP

We have a guest at the bar today, so I need to work out Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt in this brief, well brief for me, opening. 

Please Continue Reading Over At Dan’s Place.

Throwback Thursday – April 7 – #33 – Going to the Movies

Maggie and Lauren..

Thursday was yesterday which means it time for Maggie and Lauren’s join venture.

It’s Lauren’s choice for this week’s prompt for Throwback Thursday : Going to the Movies. 

Do you remember specific times you went to indoor movies or drive in theatres?

We didn’t have drive in Movies in the U.K. until very recently and as yet I have never been to a drive in movie!

Do you remember the first time for either?

The first film I can remember seeing as a child was when my mum took me to see Snow White , the original Disney version. It was truly the most wonderful thing I had ever seen.

I believe I went to see “A man for all seasons” a fantastic historical film set in the court of Henry VIII and the man for all seasons in question was Thomas Moore. Our convent was a five minute walk from the cinema so we all walked upon crocodile formation.🐊

Do you remember going with friends and not parents?

I remember going to the cinema with a girl friend or friends we usually went to see pop star films . We saw “Catch us if you can” starring the Dave Clarke Five, “Hold on” starring Herman’s Hermits. There were other films but I really can’t remember them 😊

Please share one or more experiences about going to the movies.

My sister Frankie took me to see Westside story again I was totally enthralled by the sing and dancing I loved it.

I must of been to the cinema in my courting days with hubby but I can’t remember…. I can remember more recent trips but not early ones. I also remember us taking the boys and often their friends to cinema : Star Trek, Star Wars, Flash Gorden (that was fun) A film where we all stood up and cheered!


and took the children to many more!

I also remember hubby and I and friends going to see Brave Heart…we stood and cheered at his speech before the battle and I don’t think there was a Scottish person in the cinema!

As I say there have been many many more and concerts too 💜💜



Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi, from last month’s challenge, picked the theme for this month.

So let’s go with a festive Tanka.


rainbow colours bright
family and friends unite
brush the norm away
it’s a carnival parade
where all the year’s dreams are made.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 19, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

LindaGHill our host said. : “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat/het/hit/hot/hut.” Choose one, choose ’em all, put ’em in your post. Enjoy!”

As there were five words I have chosen to write an off the cuff Tanka with one of the words in each of the five lines.

Photo by Marek Kupiec on

Black cat in swish hat
Het up for lack of his mat
He’d taken a hit
Hot to trot he thought to split
From the hut roof he jumped splat.


© KL Caley.

KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto weekly challenge now Sue has moved on to a higher plain.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red metal dinosaur in amongst the trees, beside a clearing.

The Dinosaur – Image by KL Caley.

Max loves Dinosaurs, he has books, and games and toys galore. He has a Dinosaur crash helmet for his bike and scooter.

© willowdot21

Just over a year ago we had had tickets to a Dinosaur show in London we took Max and our son to see it…Max loved it and does some very convincing Dinosaur roars.

© willowdot21

So imagine his delight when meeting a not so wooly mammoth in the woods.

“Good afternoon little boy how are you?” boomed the mammoth.

“Oh! Hello” replied Max, “I am very well thank you, how are you” He’s a very polite and caring young man, our grandson.

“Well” said the mammoth in a very loud whisper “I am actually very hungry” Max smiled happily and said “I have cheese sandwiches and a flask of hot chocolate. In my backpack. We could share if you like?”. The mammoth grinned widely and said ” Those are my favourite things, I would loved to share, climb up on my back and we can ride and eat”

Max climbed up the mammoth’s trunk and sat behind his head. They polished off the sandwiches and the hot chocolate as they trundled through the wood. After a while and a long and interesting conversation Max fell asleep. As he did the woods melted into the walls of Max’s bedroom and the mammoth in all its bright colours morphed into Max’s bed.

Max opened his eyes and saw his books, shelves and his reading wigwam and cosyed in feeling happy, the sun was peeping through the curtains.

Sounds came from downstairs Daddy and Ben were in the kitchen, Daddy was making pancakes. Oh! thought Max it must of been a dream.

Later that day Mum and Dad took Max and Ben to a new park where they found a brightly coloured wooly mammoth…. Max told them all about meeting the mammoth and riding on his back and sharing a picnic. When he finished they all said what a brilliant imagination he had!

As they all left to go home Max hugged the dinosaur mammoth and to his supprise it’s trunk hugged him back and it said “Thank you Max, come and see me again soon.” Max whispered, “I will, I promise”

Just then Daddy called out “come on Max we need to be making tracks” and so they did. “Bye bye” Max shouted as he ran to join the others. “Who are you talking to” asked Mummy. “No one” replied Max with a smile.

This is part of KL’s #write photo 💜

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 344 BITE and Teeth.


Jo had awful teeth
The overbite was a fright
Just to talk caused grief
One look, the dentist took flight
X-rays caused such disbelief.

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku.


✨Epicseekerblog, ever seeking answers to questions newly formed in Poems ‘n Stuff, ✨



luna's on line

Writing and Stuff by Chris Hall - Storyteller and Accidental Blogger

Writing to be Read

Authors' Blog - Book Reviews, Author Profiles and Reflections on Writing

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Fun, Fitness & Photography


A mixed bag

Pacific Paratrooper

This site is Pacific War era information

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

Butterfly Sand

Curiosity run amok . . .

Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge

Another Way of Looking at Your Business

Shan Jeniah's Lovely Chaos

Finding Yessings and Blessings in Lifes Messings!

Gypsie’s Wonderful World of Words

Poetry, Flash Fiction, Stories, Musings, Photos

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Ella Craig

Write here, write now.

Gary A Wilson Stories

A Dime of Time: Mostly 10 Minute Stories, Fiction and Memoirs

Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd


...what Lady A Lewis thinks about it...

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams


An onion has many layers. So have I!


The independent she who loves life

365 And Counting

there's plenty more where the first year came from

Ruth Blogs Here

Or not, depending on my mood

Expert In Managing Data Using Excel, Word, PDF

I am with 12 years of experience and ready to achieve any type of works such as, converting any form from JPG, PDF, ...etc into Excel,Word, PowerPoint and other editable forms, In addition to having a deep experience in inserting and managing data

The Art of M.

Life & The Artistic Creations of M. Snyder

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Sun in Gemini

SteveTanham - writing, mysticism, photography, poetry, friends

Hot Dogs and Marmalade

Salty like hot dogs (and tears). Sweet like marmalade (and life).

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.


An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Shelley Wilson Author

Multi-Genre Author of YA Fantasy and Non-Fiction Self-Help

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends


Learner at Love

Chel Owens

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

Silver Moon Cove

Sacred Soulsongs