Fly-Bye

One of my family’s favourite sayings is “There is no use prevaricating about the bush.” Can you guess which movie this saying came from or who said it?

Answer: Wallace from one of the Wallace & Gromit films. Wallace has a way with words.

Speaking of prevaricating about the bush, it is now 15c degrees here. No lie. This means that my glue might finally stick. I had better fly and try it out.

Take care, everyone.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

Coffee And Colour

It is that time of the month again when we are invited to join the lovely Su (aka Zimmerbitch) for an afternoon tea get-together and chat in the blogosphere. Pull up a chair wherever you are and join in some socially distant camaraderie. I am also participating in the Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Colorful April. I thought we should have some music with our coffee, so I have included a tune for my (early) Friday song day.

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To Me

Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

I had picked a song for Friday but I decided to release it early (see here). So now I have had to come up with a song in a hurry. In that earlier post, for the first time I spoke about my age, kinda. But you probably had already guessed my approximate vintage because the clue is in my name. Tracies are of a certain era, aren’t they? In my experience, and I should know, they’re normally born in the 1960s.

Here is an old photo of my younger sister and me riding Lightning.

So back to us Tracies. We even have a song named after us. It is called Tracy and it is sung by The Cufflinks. Note the correct spelling. Shall we hear it?

Thanks for listening. But there’s more, Su from Zimmerbitch has also chimed in with one of my favourite songs (see here).

Take care, everyone.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

Go Peacefully

Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

Normally around this time, I would be attending the National Folk Festival in Canberra (Australia). It has been cancelled for two years in a row due to Covid. It is a beautiful day today. 27c and the sun is glorious. My son commented how that was a bit warm for the folk festival which can range from freezing cold to boiling hot in our autumn weather. Yesterday, there was a last minute cancellation to the Byron Bay BluesFest due to an outbreak of community transmission of Covid. My heart goes out to all who worked tirelessly, and at great personal and financial cost, to put the festival on. It was a huge risk that didn’t pay off. Let’s hope that next year will be different for both these festivals and they will come back stronger than ever.

I am not religious, so today (being Good Friday), I reached back into my secular gospel singing days to choose a song for Friday song day. I was moved to tears by this performance. It is Doreen Ketchens and her band performing A Closer Walk With Thee on the streets of New Orleans. Why is this lady not a superstar? I hope this performance leaves you on a high note. Enjoy.

Peace to you all.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

The Changing Seasons – March 2021

Canberra (national capital of Australia) – March in satire. The empathy, or something, flows.

[This post contains material of a satirical nature. International readers should feel free to concentrate on the photos and disregard the sub-text.]

Spat in our eye then unleashed tears they learnt to cry in empathy training.

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If Butterflies Were Wishes

Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

Part of a Canberra mural

Covid has been spreading rapidly in Papua New Guinea and the situation is now very serious. I hope the Australian government offers our neighbours as much help as possible to deal with this crisis. Today I share a song from PNG singer/songwriter, George Telek, called Abebe. It is a song about butterflies. Enjoy.

Take care, everyone, and look out for your neighbour.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

Blue Sky Thinking

Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

Like many in Group 1b which has been designated by Australia’s national Cabinet as high priority for the Covid vaccination, I heeded our government’s invitation to make an online booking for my first Covid shot. I was a little mystified as to why the invitation was extended at all given that the vaccination program for the highest priority group (ie. our quarantine and frontline health workers, as well as aged care residents) hasn’t been completed yet and the vaccine is in short supply, but I guess our nimble government can walk and chew gum at the same time. So, I thought I would try to book an appointment anyway. You never know, I might get lucky. Picture this, 6 million of us in the 1b priority group trying to make a booking at the same time. Of course, not all of us in that group tried to book but a large number did make the effort. As you can imagine, it wasn’t a happening thing.

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