Line(s) of the Day #HoldMeNow

Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now

I have a picture, pinned to my wall
An image of you and of me and we’re laughing and loving it all
But look at our life now, it’s tattered and torn
We fuss and we fight and delight in the tears that we cry until dawn.

The opening lines of the 80s classic Hold Me Now by English pop group The Thompson Twins from their fourth studio album Into the Gap (1984).

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Gr8at: #EnchantedWoodland Part 2

The Enchanted Woodland exhibition really was creatively executed, with all kinds of colours and light patterns. So much so, that I just had to include some more of the photographs to go along with the ones I posted in Part 1. I’ve included a variety so feel free to let me know which one appeals to you most.

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Gr8at: #EnchantedWoodland Part 1

I went to the delightful Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park yesterday. It was really was magical with sumptious and imaginative light displays. I took so many photos I’m going to put this in two parts. Is there one photo in particular that stands out to you? Has your lcoal area got into the same spirit?

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Line(s) of the Day #BigShot #30for30

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He was a real capitalist. He just needed capital.

Michael Rudman, Skybox patron 1995 – 2005, as quoted in Big Shot, an episode of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. The 79 minute film tells of the major problem businessman John Spano had when buying the Islanders, an ice hockey team from Long Island, New York. You can find out more detail on the impact it had on Spano himself, the team and the community on a review by Digital Shortbread here.

Line(s) of the Day #GossipGirl

Chuck and Dan Gossip Girl

Dan Humphrey: I really thought the days of everyone turning their backs on me were over.
Chuck Bass: Well at least this time it’s because they hate you and not because they don’t know you exist.

Penn Badgely and Ed Westwick in Gossip Girl (2007 – 2012), an entertaining teen drama that focuses on the lives of a group of rich teenagers on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. You can find out more about Chuck’s womanising here, and a quote that defines his twisted relationship with Blair Waldorf here.

Gr8at: Astronomy Photographer of the year 2017

I missed The Astronomy Photographer of the Year when it came out earlier but when I saw the entries they blew me away so much I just had to highlight some of them. They really do make you aware of the beauty of the world above us. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the winner? Feel free to guess the one I liked most too if you like.

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Line(s) of the Day #Talk

Kodaline TalkI can remember the good old days
When you and me used to hide away
Where the stars were shining or the sun was blinding our eyes.
Yeah you filled up my glass
With promises that could never last
But I still find pieces of you in the back of my mind.

The opening lyrics of unreleased track Talk by Irish band Kodaline, from their debut album In a Perfect World (2013).  My thanks to the ever awesome Tosha for making me aware of the song and the band. You’ll find her original poetry and singing on her blog here.

Gr8at: #LakeWindermere

I posted a photograph of Lake Windermere a while back, but it really is so beautiful I just had to add more. Especially as I took so many.  Here are eight of my favourites that I took on the 90 minute boat ride. I hope they give a rounded idea of just how special the lake is.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheTrial

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Someone must have been spreading lies about Josef K, for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one morning.

The opening lines of the novella The Trial by Czech-born German language writer Franz Kafka. Published posthumously in 1925, (but believed to be written around 1914 / 1915), it tells of an innocent man’s struggles to clear against a charge he is never made aware of.  I’ve long been a fan of his work and quoted my favourite of his short stories here,