Do anything you wanna do

This is a philosophy post…………………………   by Eddie and the Hot Rods

Eddie & The Hot Rods. Philosophical Rock Band


I’m gonna break out of the city
Leave the people here behind
Searching for adventure
It’s the kind of life to find
Tired of doing day jobs
With no thanks for what I do
I know I must be someone
Now I’m gonna find out who

Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you ?
Why don’t you tell them what you’re gonna do
You get so lonely, maybe it’s better that way
It ain’t you only, you got something to say
Do anything you wanna do
Do anything you wanna do

I don’t need no politicians to tell me things I shouldn’t be
Neither no opticians to tell me what I oughta see
No-one tells you nothing even when you know they know
They tell you what you should be
They don’t like to see you grow

Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you ?
Why don’t you tell them what you’re gonna do
You get so lonely, maybe it’s better that way
It ain’t you only, you got something to say
Do anything you wanna do
Do anything you wanna do

I’m gonna break out of the city
Leave the people here behind
Searching for adventure
It’s the kind of life to find
Tired of doing day jobs
With no thanks for what I do
know I must be someone
Now I’m gonna find out who

Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you ?
Why don’t you tell them what you’re gonna do
You get so lonely, maybe it’s better that way
It’ain’t you only, you got something to say
Do anything you wanna do
Do anything you wanna do
Do anything you wanna do

http://www.eddieand the hot rods.com

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By gillgarratt

A Single to Falmouth

Mrs Furneaux- Smith received a picture message of her daughter, Sadie, in a white traditional, satin and crystal encrusted wedding dress with the word ‘ Surprise ‘, as inserted text…………………………….

We had to write a short story, up to 1500 words, it was the last piece of writing for the narrative module – which I struggled with – hadn’t written anything fictional since Primary School.

I naively thought the M.A. in Professional Writing would be all business writing.

This is the story ‘ wot I wrote’, it was inspired by a line by Sarah Millican on Radio 4 ( amazing, she now presents the Financial reports on BBC 1 Breakfast News ? ), and my experiences working on a Greek Island.

And a fabulous Wedding Dress I saw in the Red Cross Shop in Amersham………………… and it fits !

I won’t post the story up and fill up the blog with tedious text – mail me if you are interested in reading it – remember, it IS FICTIONAL, and any resemblance to persons living or deceased is purely coincidental.

gill@happytalking.co.uk

Mexican Nite in our old house in Amersham

'A Single to Falmouth' - Inspiration for story

By gillgarratt

The two Johnnies go Live !

Yesterday, on the 17th January 2012, two of my family, both called John, went Live with their projects.

One a web based magazine in London

One an in house IT System for a hospital in Canberra

My link is the synchronicity

And my blog is a combination of blogging / bragging,Blues Brothers ?cos I like both of them

They are not on Facebook, so won’t know about the post

I also need another 500 words on my blog for the College assignment

So I will probably blogalot

Obviously reading them is not compulsory

Here is a pic of the two Johnnies at a music festival in Telford where one was playing and one was sound engineer.

Reminds me of the  Fun Day Phoenix Nights did.

 

By gillgarratt

Sod Iceland, Falmouth Lights

This morning on my way to College in Falmouth………………………….

Looking towards the Roseland Penninsular

Beautiful sunrise in Falmouth, Cornwall

By gillgarratt

How much is that…………

House in Amersham ?

Synchronistic link

Day after I posted about  HS2 and selling our house in Amersham

It is revealed that the M.P. for  Bucks who had a house in Amersham , sold it just before the report came out about the HS2 trainline

It would be going 150 yards from her house

So she sold it for 20% less than the market value……………….. hmmmm !

Was this the same M.P. who used her expense account to buy her dog food ?

Cheryl Gillan M.P.s expense 'scandal . The peoples' dog food'

By gillgarratt

Freddie Flintoff and crying

There is a programme on tonight about Freddie Flintoff crying.

He is going to be talking about ‘ his dark days of depression’

It is often seen as a taboo subject, particularly amongst sportsmen.

I was going to keep this blog quite general, but as a psychologist, I wanted to add this.

The Professional Football Association has published a book all about Depression in Sport

They have sent it to 4000 footballers.

This is a great step forward I think.

I am writing a book for Icon Publishers, called ‘ CBT at Work’.

It is all about using a Toolkit based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,  CBT, to help watch out for warning signs when things  start getting tricky and what you can do about it to help yourself and / or alert others.

Icon books - First CBT book

I have been doing it a long time for lots of big Companies, including H M Treasury, H M Prisons and on Cruise Ships – see my website

https://www.happytalking.co.uk

By gillgarratt

Secret village of Heathrow

Have you heard about the HS2 ?

Well, they are going to build a long railway which was going to run at the bottom of our garden in our house in Amersham,

Right past my veg plot.

Then the dog died

Enough is enough, ‘ Let’s sell the house’, I cried – literally

We did, on the first day it went up for sale.

Mmmmm, nowhere to live now…………… well I’m off on hols with my sister. When came back, found house to rent 1 mile from Heathrow Airport.

Beautiful house, big garden, trees, squirrels, three pubs in the village, hippy camp down the road, all very peaceful and productive.

What’s the catch ?

This could be noisy ?

See for yourself……….. on a round trip walk from the house, this is the scenery………………….

Tree in field by an old barn just a few hundred metres from Heathrow

And it’s less noisy than Amersham, where we were on the flight path for ‘stacking.  BAA have sponsored a Bio Diversity park there , complete with Education Centre. Who’d a thought it ?

Nice little lake and lots of birds of all types

 

 

And on these stones, taken from the old Waterloo bridge it says: "For words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within"

By gillgarratt

Icelandic Adventure – Black & Silver

I have always wanted to see the  Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis

A cosy evening in a cottage in Falmouth before Christmas, a couple of Jack Daniels, internet access and Google, brought up the facts that 2012, potentially, will be one of the best in 20 years to see the lights. Most of the trips from Norway seemed to be booked – ooh, even more excitement and a sign that this could be a big year.  Norwegian trips are so expensive though.

Laconic partner commented ,

‘ Try Iceland, they’ve no money either,  like the UK’

He was right: more googling and found an Icelandic Air weekend package to Reyjavik.

‘Northern Lights Tour’ included, if not showing on the first night, will take out on the second night at no extra charge.

Done deal……………. booked, tickets printed off… Lonely Planet Guide ordered from Amazon.

The walk from from our house in Sipson, to Heathrow took 15mins……………….. brilliant, just 3 hour flight to Reyjavik – excellent, what could go wrong ?

Lots of people cheering us on from Facebook – here is my post when I got back …………………………

We went to Iceland last weekend and had an emergency abort landing because….. wait for it… the RUNWAY WAS TOO ICY ! We diverted 500miles to east of Iceland and arrived 24 hours later in Reyjavik ! It was only a 3 day break… mind you, it was exciting , the pilot pushed the plane to the max, not quite Mach 1, but 600 mls an hour. like John said, ‘ the clue is in the name’

Not happy with all this ice

The trip to see the Northern Lights was cancelled twice, myself and a Tour Guide DID SEE the Northern lights gently flash over Reyjavik harbour on Sat night – why couldn’t we have had a little trip out into the sparkling snowy countryside that night ? No refund or nuffin’. Tht’s a lot of kroner they is raking in. Article written and ready to go to Guardian Travel Section.
Museums let you try on historic Icelandic costume; this is my Icelandic "Joan of Arc"

Museums let you try on historic Icelandic costume; this is my Icelandic "Joan of Arc"

The power of the keyboard. Did have fun though, museums excellent and the walk /crawl over the icy pavements and parks hilarous – John filmed it – thanks.