For Melanie C

It was hard to believe that I’ve known Melanie for roughly 15 years as a blogger. Not just on Word Press but on other sites. She had been very prolific throughout those years and I really liked her style and she also had great tastes in music too. Recently she stopped posting and of course I just thought she was taking another break.

I only knew about her passing through a post from another blogger here and I was devastated. I knew she had both mental and physical problems but I thought she would be okay and be back to writing on here again as she had done so before.

I don’t know the circumstances of her passing (maybe I don’t want to know) but I know I’ve lost a special friend even though I never got to meet Melanie. I always looked forward to her posts and now it feels like a light has gone out in Blogland.

Book titles

From the best seller lists…

50 Years in the Saddle by Major Asburn

And the Other People by Allan Sundry

Drinking Problems by Imorf Mihead

Become a Better Lover by Eric Shon

Dealing With Constipation by Emma Roid

Dog Day afternoon

My dog Kimba

Kimba was a black and white collie/whippet cross. He was a rescue dog and I had him from two years old up until he was thirteen.

My family had several dogs over the years but Kimba was my favourite. He was friendly with everyone except postmen! but his bark was much worse than his bite.

He was a healthy dog up until he was thirteen, when he began to slow down and eventually lost the use of his back legs. You could see he was in a lot of pain and I was heartbroken when the vet said there was nothing else she could do for Kimba. He passed on to the Rainbow Bridge three years ago and I miss him a lot.

This is Kimba

Song lyric Sunday 8/8/2021

Little Miss Fortune, hit me and I’m down
Little Miss Understanding, ran me out of town
Little Miss Take, she don’t understand
I’m in a bad situation, standing at the station
Turning around, round, round, yeah

And facing home, yeah

Little Miss Dealing, set you back a while
Little Miss Freedom, is bound to bring a smile
Little Miss-ery, got to come and go
I’m in a bad situation, standing at the station
Turning around, round, round, yeah, and facing home. Yeah, facing home

I want to get back home, down this long road
The way I’m going, I hope to see you before too long
Time is passing; time is gone, oh, oh, oh
Gettin’ on home, I said yeah, yeah, yeah

Little Miss Fortune, hit me and I’m down
Little Miss Understanding, ran me out of town
Little Miss Take, you don’t even understand
I’m in a bad situation, standing at the station
Turning around, round, yeah

I’m facing home; I’m facing home
I’m driving home tonight, just to see my baby
I’m home, I love my baby, my baby loves me
Little Miss Fortune, now won’t you leave me alone

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Mick Ralphs / Paul Rodgers / Paul Bernard Rodgers

Little Miss Fortune (B-Side of “Can’t Get Enough”) lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc