jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 13th May 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 88 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Thursday 11th June 2020
During the lockdown I’ve dreamt lots more and more vividly. I dream many times a night and about such random and stupid and surreal things. Why?
I would love to turn them off or change channel but I can’t. What are they all about? The Metro says:
“Why do we dream? Some believe that dreams are random images and brain waves. Others consider them subconscious desires, unsolved problems, and experiences. The study of dreams is called oneirology. Scientists claim that dreams symbolize something hidden deep in the human psyche, but no one knows what exactly”. Metro
So, no answers there then. I will have to research further.
The bottom line. The estimated cost to Nasa each time it sends its astronauts into space aboard SpaceX’s capsule is $55m, compared with the $86m it currently hands to Russia’s space agency to do.
Sir Tom Jones turns 80: Singer shares ‘tremendous’ memories
Sir Tom said “the memories are tremendous and I don’t want to stop”
As he celebrates his 80th birthday, Sir Tom Jones has said he will keep singing “as long as there’s breath in my body”.
The Welsh legend, who was born on 7 June 1940, said he did not mind growing old because “the memories are tremendous”.
And he said lockdown reminded him of his own two-year isolation with tuberculosis from the age of 12.
“I sympathise with young people that can’t go and play,” he said.
Sir Tom, who grew up in Pontypridd, enjoyed huge commercial success with hits including It’s Not Unusual, What’s New Pussycat? and Kiss.
He became one of the world’s biggest stars, with his live Las Vegas performances earning the admiration of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
Throughout his career he has constantly reinvented himself, moving from pop, rock and country to gospel, soul and blues and then on to electronic and dance music.
Speaking to friend and fellow-singer Cerys Matthews for BBC Radio 2, he said: “The memories are tremendous and I don’t want to stop.
“To reach 80 and to have such wonderful memories and to be still doing it and still making a point or trying to – thank you to everybody that has been with me, the audience.
“You can’t express yourself properly unless there’s people there to listen to you.
“God has been good to me and my voice is still there. So as long as it’s there I wanna get up… singing live to people is the thing.”
The current lockdown means his birthday celebrations might be limited, but Sir Tom has experienced self-isolation before, having been kept at home in a single room for two years after his TB diagnosis as a child.
“With this lockdown now, I’m thinking ‘my God, how are those kids coping?’ because I remember it,” he said.
“It taught me not to take health for granted.”
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired.”
Love is…all about the two of us
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time to be 80… A time to be starting your career at 24 years old
- A time to dream…A time to daydream
- A time for it to cost NASA $55m to send astronauts into space…A time to cost NASA $86m to send astronauts into space
- A time to respect what Sir Tom Jones has achieved…A time to find Sir Tom Jones corny
- A time for psychedelic dreaming…A time for surreal dreams
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 68 16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 10,296 Feet
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