Wednesday, 15 April 2009

14th & 15th April 1980

Monday 14
Sad Cafe Concert
Got home from Stafford a 1.30
Sad Cafe concert = excellent
Paul Young is so sexy !!
Phoned Sam at 11.15

Tuesday 15
This was the 2nd time I had been to see Sad Cafe. I originally saw them on 2nd May 1978.
They were brilliant then and excellent the 2nd time around.
Sad Cafe were a North West band from Manchester and later Paul Young joined up with Mike Rutherford & Paul Carrack to form Mike and the Mechanics.

Sadly Paul died suddenly from a heart attack in 2000 aged 53

It has been an eventful Easter break for my family.
Firstly my Teen was in Rome when the earthquake struck 50 odd miles away.... then there was my brother who is in Bangkok whilst the riots went on and last night my other brother was stranded dockside at Calais when the French fishermen barricaded the ports ... (I spent a lot of last evening trying to find alternative routes home for him I dread to think what my mobile phone bill will like??)thankfully he was one of the 3000 people that managed to get home during an avenue of grace last night and got back to Kent around midnight.
mmmmm a handy hint if you are travelling anywhere just check with me to see if any of my family are going to the same place!!!

As you can see I have had another image change due to a secret message from GitWizard... he didn't like the 'non colour' in the last template... it was a bit grown up I must admit!!

Dear Frac has made a sterling suggestion for the competition to win sticks of Southport rock... a knitting compo. I think it is a great idea but I think I need to refine the rules .... 'watch this space' as they say ...

Meanwhile, I have been working on the photo album for my mum and did another page earlier

My mother is on the front row aged 14 (the one with the elastic leg lol)
This is a working page where all her grand & gt grandchildren will post a post card

I am waiting another 4 before I can complete

& finally my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones at Hillsborough in 1989.
It is like people asking 'where were you when John Lennon was killed' or 'JFK' or 'Princess Di' .. where were you when Hillsborough happened?

I remember the day so well. My husband & I were gardening on a warm April day listening to the Liverpool match on the radio. We both stopped still listening to what was going on and ended up in the lounge in deep silent disbelief and grief at what we were seeing on the TV.

Huge hugz and warm love to all of those who lost loved ones that day and those that had loved ones who have sufffered terribly since, because of that awful day .. I know for me as Liverpool supporter (more strongly then than now) ... it was a most awful place to be in history .. to take your kids/loved ones to an innocent football game and to return home a widow[er] and /or childless I can only feel a nano second of their eternity of grief.

God bless x


gitwizard said...

That's better !

But now you've mentioned Hillsborough, i'm depressed again.

That was tragic.

I was listening to that match that day.


Good luck to Liverpool FC for this year.

gitwizard said...

Ta for the link BTW, love you loads, Mwah, Mhaw, Mhah..................

Hope Mr. 70s forgives me.........

gitwizard said...

Wow! I didn't know Paul Young was dead?

*Tsk* It's not Paul Young, it's Paul Young! Just checked it out !

I have a friend named Paul Young, he's alive and kickin, but I don't know how.......................

Glad i've got a strange surname....................

John C said...

I'm really glad your kin are ok, 70s. The things we can do today compared to back 'then'...really amazing, when you think about it.

(warm thoughts)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

You're family get about a bit don't they?

Anyway, to get off topic a tad, a little birdy told me that you've been staying up to the small hours - now, you must be careful and pace yourself, none of us are getting any younger you know ..... an afternoon snooze for you my gal!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Someone told me Blogger was down - complete rubbish ...... as usual - tee hee

70steen said...

Gitwizard is indeed an unusual name lol

[you are welcome btw]

70steen said...

Hi JC ~ yes it never fails to amaze me what we can do with all this comms these days .... thank you for your thoughts *hugz*

70steen said...

DP ~ it t'was brok ... it kept telling me so ... you must have opened up the wormhole

[blame my niece she leads me astray *snigger* ]

fracas said...

Dear 70s.. I've had another very productive thought regarding your contest. It happened during a conversation at this strange little blog where some old man posts photos and then writes something silly.

Perhaps nursemyra would judge?


70steen said...

hee hee dear Frac great idea but I have another idea sparked by one of your suggestions I just need to 'make' something first myself ;)

fracas said...

Lovely sis... glad my crazy brain offered something useful.


70steen said...

Dear Frac I love your crazy brain that is why we are Fraccy Sisters ... I need to do something myself before I launch the competition .. I will say no more ;-)