Saturday when I was growing up was always a day for betting on horses. Not that my parents were big gamblers but little bets of a shilling or two would be made in the local bookies especially for big races like the Grand National. And sure I had to join in for the fun of it. Mostly at the beginning I picked a horse because
This week’s blog post is on a favourite song of mine, "Big River", a song written and performed by English singer and actor Jimmy Nail, The big river referred to in the title is the River Tyne that runs through Nail's home town, Newcastle upon Tyne. The song is an elegy to the days when shipbuilding and industry in general were at their height in Newcastle and laments the later decline of the industry and therefore the decline of the importance and activity of the Tyne itself. However, in the last chorus, the song takes a more hopeful turn, declaring that, "the river will rise again". The guitar work on the song was provided by Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, who features in the music video.
My name is Mary and this is my bucket list blog ...having survived a near-death experience. I hope it encourages you to "live your best life". See how I'm completing my own bucket list items. And let me know how you're getting on with yours!