Thursday, 23 April 2015

Under The Bramble Bushes

Remember clapping this Playground Classic?

My sister and I used to do clapping games at lightning speed - I still do it with my lassies too.

Under The Bramble Bushes
Under The Sea
Boom, Boom, Boom
True Love for me, my darling
True Love for you.
And When we Marry,
we'll raise a family.
Under The Bramble Bush...

We used this and other songs for clapping and skipping games too.

I loved skipping (with double ropes too) and Chinese ropes (which was just a bunch of elastic bands joined together).  You and a friend stood face-to-face about four feet from one another, hooked the elastics around your ankles and the person playing the game jumped in and out and on the elastic bands in time to the syllables of the song.

Not last night but the night before
24 robbers came knocking at my door,
I ran out, (run out of rope), to let them in, (jump back in)
and this is what they said to me :
Spanish dancers do the splits, (jumper doing the commands after each)
Spanish dancers do the kicks,
Spanish dances turn around,
Spanish dancers touch the ground,
Spanish dancers get out of town, (run out of rope, end of turn) 

 and loads of  risqué ones too

When Suzy was a school girl, she said miss, miss I can't do this I've got my knickers in a great big twist.  When Suzy was a teenager ... She said "ooh, ah I've lost my bra, I've left my knickers in my boyfriend's car".


I much preferred playing marbles in the dirty with the boys though.


Today's musical interlude is my favourite band as a teenager. I was so much in love with Paul Hewson aka Bono and had all their records.

Enjoy



Tank Girl

Tank Girl is a movie based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply. 

It's a fun film filled with quirky in-yer-face humour, sexy half-nude girls and great one-liners.



Look, its no Schindler's List, but if you're in the mood for a feel-good girl empowering film, this is the one to get you smiling. 

It's simple and predictable and full of sarcastic wise-cracks.





Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Spongeworthy Seinfeld and a Velvet Scrunchie

It was the nineties and Seinfeld was huge!  It was a really funny family weekly sitcom that was a massive success.

Who was your favourite Seinfeld character?

Elaine was always my favourite.

She's gorgeous, sassy, selfish and incredibly self-righteous.  I just love her signature "Get Out!" shove, and all of them never changing their ways - never learning from their mistakes.

It was a brilliant show and never lost its edge.  They made it on the cover of Time magazine and won countless awards.  It was actually embarrassing watching the Award shows in the 90s , because Seinfeld always pretty much cleaned up!




Scrunchies were also massive in the 90s and every girl had at least two or three of them. Some lassies were lucky enough to have one in every colour to match every outfit.  Some lassies were even smart enough at sewing to make their very own scrunchies from old dresses and t-shrits  (how very Blossom of them).  I was never very good at sewing.  I still suck at sewing and making stuff....och, in I'm shite at anything crafty.  My stuff is usually featured on those sarcastic "Nailed It" posts on Pinterest.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Don't HATE, Roller skate!

We're heading down the final stretch of the A to Z Blog Challenge.  It's be a rockin' ride...I've visited over 70 blogs already and found a handful that I'm newly following.  Keep going, don't give up, we're almost there.  Enjoy...

When we emigrated to South Africa from Scotland back in the early eighties, I had my very first birthday party. It was my tenth birthday and I got to invite all my friends from my new school, eat truck loads of sugar and have a few friends sleep over.  It was brilliant!  A dream come true.  

I got a pair of roller-skates and a puppy!  I'd always wanted a puppy and wee Skipper was the cutest thing ever. 

My roller-skates became an addendum to my body for about two years after my tenth birthday.   I lived in, or is it on, my roller skates.

I would put them on the minute I got home from school and not take them off until bed time.  I wore out my wheels and front stopper more times than I can remember, and I think I actually slept with them in my bed that first night I got them.

Today's vintage music is Robert Palmer.  Every teenage boy watched the music video over and over to watch the hotties pretend to play guitar and shake their arses all over the place.

Enjoy.

   

Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible by Dan_of_the_Land

Monday, 20 April 2015

Quickly, Qbert

Who remembers the puzzle arcade game Q*bert by Gottlieb from the 80s? 

The most adorable wee orange character with an elongated nose and his comic swear speech bubble.  The controls with the diagonally oriented joystick and the purple snake enemy Coily and the green enemy Slick.

20c got you a few goes with this diagonally hopping orange weirdo.  He even got a part in the awesome animated movie Wreck It Ralf.



Today's musical interlude is from Queen.  Good old vintage Freddie Mercury in the 80s at Live Aid.
 


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