Personal Stuff: If you don't know me - GO AWAY!!!!
To see a larger version, just click on any picture. Full name: Stephen Michael Hooker, nicknames: Acw, Zok. Born in Aberdare, used to live in 46 Peasant View, Godreaman, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan where my parents still live. Also used to live in Selbourne (Selborne) Street, Chuckery, Walsall. Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Visual Communications from West Midlands College of Higher Education. Ran a business from The Custard Factory Digbeth.
We're all going on a summer holiday
no more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday,
no more worries for me or you,
for a week or two.
We're going where the sun shines brightly
we're going where the sea is blue.
we've all seen it on the movies,
now let's see if it's true.
Everybody has a summer holiday
doin' things they always wanted to
So we're going on a summer holiday,
to make our dreams come true
for me and you.
for me and you.
Short answer: No. A Cuddle Party is a non-sexual event."
As humans I think we've lost so much. So much that this stuff sounds plastic. I sure wouldn't like to cuddle strangers, though I'm sure it would be 'nice.' I like cuddling my family, my kids especially. Maybe when I'm an old grunter and the kids have flown the nest I'll need to go to cuddle parties.
I hope they're more popular then.
Esme's none to happy as everything's for girls, though she does spot a pink plane, but would prefer something more girly.
Then, we catch a restored bus to the Cosford museum proper. A double decker is an adventure in itself. This time however, I mention that missiles are for blowing things up... It gets very involved, with Esme questioning me deeply. "Why do they blow cities up Dad?"
Of the teenage years, half of parents say that 13-15 is the most difficult time while a quarter say 16-18 are the hardest years
Awwww, man. I've got this coming to me. Starting in seven years when Esme's 13. Finishing seven years later, when Brad's 18. And Esme's much more of a teenager already, and only aged 5 ½ ! Brad's much calmer, but I guess he'll have a lot to 'let all hang out, man' when his time comes. Sigh.
While Bradley's upstairs on the big puter, his sister's downstairs. As they get better I need not run up and down stairs a million times. Just half a million currently.
But, when I got there, I could see from the other side of the track that she was weeping, while Charlie was giving her some earache about something.
I walked around from the parent's side and gave her a cuddle, and some 'never minds' and 'wos the matters.' But to no avail.
Her teacher came up and said, that she didn't have to run if she didn't want to, the headmaster also did the same.
I'm quite sure that they put her under pressure to run, when she wouldn't comply they let peer pressure (mainly from her 'best friend' Charlie try and do their job for them.
She didn't run, and once she'd moved away from Charlie, she seemed much more cheerful.
This he wore to his school, and was asked by several teacher what the sticker was and explained how he was as Esme's School Sports day.
Good fun though, and so nice to see our kid in action. So good, we decide that we should bring Bradley to this sort of thing... So he went to sports day.
A slightly more death of an innocent version from Music History: Tara Browne had been driving his Lotus Elan on Redcliffe Gardens when a Volkswagen pulled out in front of him, causing him to swerve his car, striking a parked van. Browne died on the way to the hospital.
There's more technical analysis of the song, about the orchestra the two different songs knitted together...
A day in the life
I read the news today oh boy
about a lucky man who made the grade
and though the news was rather sad
well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph.
He blew his mind out in a car
he didn't notice that the lights had changed
a crowd of people stood and stared
they'd seen his face before
nobody was really sure
if he was from the House of Lords.
In the early morning hours of December 18, 1966, with his girlfriend Suki Poitier in the passenger seat, he sped through a red light in Redcliffe Square, swerved to miss an oncoming VW Bug, and slammed into a parked van, killing Tara. Yet, Suki walked away hardly scratched. In January, the article about Tara's death was run in the Daily Mail and John put it in the song. Suki, by the way, dated many rockstars including Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, and Keith Richards.
Somebody who died when I was three years old. As old as Bradley is now. The pictures we paint from such a few words.
Two good ways of going in my book. A car accident, or bullet to the brain.