Universal Greetings

Universal Greetings – A Jolly Good Morning To You!!
Happy Hump Day!!
Wednesday 05/05/2021 – Season 16 – Series 12
Wishing everyone a truly beautiful day and week – make it great folks!
Photo of the Day – Flower Spring Nature – Pixabay
Are you a BIG fan of the 1960’s? Let me know below!
This week – Monday to Wednesday is the 1950’s, so if you too just loved this era, then let me know below and l’ll include you in the line up!
Renard MoreauAngie of King Ben’s Grandma
Suzanne of Ellie894Ruth of Don’t Eat It
Sam Cooke-Everybody loves to Cha Cha Cha RED RIVER ROCK – JOHNNY AND THE HURRICANES
Waterloo – Stonewall JacksonAs I Love You – Shirley Bassey
I Walk the Line Faron Young – If you ain’t lovin’, you ain’t livin’
conway twitty – mona lisa Neil Sedaka – I Go Ape

Hope you enjoyed the line up folks – tomorrow – 8 from The 1960’s – let me know if you are a fan but also let me know if you are a fan of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and so on too!

News from the Front!


Isn’t life funny at times? I finally heard back from the retailers who sold me the Treadmill that broke on me … l emailed them yesterday [again] and said Ok, l will accept the 100% refund, l will have the treadmill waiting in a cardboard box, it will be securely wrapped and taped and ready for collection this Friday for them to suddenly respond with …

Good morning,

Thank you for your message.

Your refund has been processed today and we ask that you allow 3-5 working days for any funds to be credited to your account.

Due to the circumstances, we do not want to inconvenience you further by requesting a full day for collection.

Please either keep it as a good will gesture from us, dispose of it/throw it away or put it to some use elsewhere.

Kind regards,

… why didn’t they tell me that before l bought brown tape and bubblewrap?? I will believe it when the full refund is back in my account, until then, l still don’t trust them!


Life can be so funny at times …………… like yesterday morning, oh first let me explain …You know, in fact you might well do … but l am not that savvy when it comes to devices … l have a desktop computer which l am very good with and l have an iPad which l am more used to now, but l don’t use it really that much. The Ipad isn’t a go out with me device it is a stay at home device … it is used only in a couple of places as well …. 1] when l retire for the night, it is put on charge on my bedside table once l have finished, reading, surfing or watching a film ans 2] when not being charged up or used at night, it gets up with me and joins me on the toilet in the morning as l go about my morning ‘routines’ checking things on the net. It stays upstairs all day in the bathroom and l only use it during the daytime if l am going to the toilet for a number 2!

Well yesterday morning, whilst sitting on the toilet and just finishing up, and somehow ….. l managed to press ring ‘Suze’ on Facebook. At this point, the iPad was actually on the cabinet as l was busying myself and suddenly it started to ring ?? The iPad was ringing!! “”Bloody hell, who the hell is ringing me? No one knows the iPad number, l don’t even know the bloody iPad number!!?””

So, l thought this must be an error, and so, l sat back down again , my drawers down by my ankles and l flipped open the lid of the iPad and as l did l accidentally hit the black screen which was facing my ankles ……………………. and the person on the other end was suddenly laughing out loud! I was mortified, and it was only when l got hold of the bloody iPad again, l thankfully realised it was Suze – phewee l thought, that’s a close shave!

Somehow, in my infinite lack of wisdom, as l was closing the lid, l had managed to press the magical dial Suze button on Facebook Messenger!! Thank goodness it was only Suze looking at my ankles and not a complete stranger! Note to self – beware iPad touch sensitivity!

The Best Wet Tee Shirt Competition – May 2021

So far this month we have two new entrants for the month of May, yabba dabba doo …. it’s all starting to get wet, very wet indeed!!
Our entrants being Kritika of Valorous Bird and Claudia of Claudia’s Blog in that order below!

My thanks to both of you ladies.
You too can play along, all you need to do to enter is email me your wet tee shirt photos and they will appear in the morning Universal Greeting to …

Kritika – Stay Weird ………Claudia – I am Innocent ….
Check out the The Best Wet Tee Shirt Competition Gallery

Have a great day folks – see y’all tomorrow!

Coming Soon To A Screen Near You!

I will catch up with everyone later on today, l am over at Suze’s early to start work on digging her back garden.

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  1. This is alarming and hilarious. That’s why I don’t take my iPad to the bathroom.
    Hope you have a wonderful day. It’s already good as you will be getting 100% refund on your treadmill. They were just testing how serious you were in getting your money back. 😍😂😻

    1. Personally, l think they are being cheeky, but let’s be honest as long as they DO refund all of it and not something silly – then that’s all that matters 🙂

      Yeah, the iPad was a shocking moment! 🙂

  2. I hope you don’t overdo and hurt yourself JB!
    Thanks for the tunage💃🏼🎶and Happy Cinco De Mayo 🪅🥳🍻🍹🌮

    Glad you’re getting a refund, but how will you get rid of the blasted broken P.O.S. now??

    I got notified on my post that you linked, FYI

    I’m off to bed , hopefully sleep soon! Catch ya on sunlight side🌞

    1. Hey Grandma, excellent news – well thank you for the FYI snippet 🙂

      I will be moderate in my physical exertions.

      Hope you get a decent sleep and wake up to a cool Wednesday. 🙂

    1. Yes indeed Ribana – glad you enjoyed the laugh 🙂

      I will try to, we were waiting on rains to soften the soil, we have had the rains … now the hard work begins.

  3. Good Noon 🙂
    hahahaha enjoyed the post. 100% refund is great. No devices to be taken to washroom. Noted.
    Happy Gardening on Hump Day!

  4. Red River Rock, by Johnny and the Hurricanes, was in my parents record collection when I came into their life. It became one of my favourites as a kid, to play on the old cabinet gramophone they had (it was the size of a sideboard, and with beautiful polished walnut grain and green felt baize inside. The records could be stacked up on an automatic spindle to be played in a row).
    Anyway, it’s a coincidence because last night I chose to watch Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky, his final movie, and he plays Red River Valley throughout it on harmonica. It’s the original tune which Johnny Hurricanes rocked up. And I thought I recognised it.
    That is a really nice film, my kind of movie. A fine ending to a good career for Harry.

    Best line from Harry/Lucky: “There’s only one thing worse than an awkward silence: small talk!”

    1. HDS – awesome actor, one of my favourites, l must do a Bio for him thinking on it. I have not seen Lucky, will have a check out on it and his Bio next week 🙂

  5. I’d be tempted to get the treadmill repaired. Then use it or sell it. If you haven’t the tools, there’s always these repair cafe/workshops which are popping up all over. They repair all sorts. Many of those guys in the shops are retired and so the cost is minimal.

    1. Hi Ian, yes l was discussing that with Suze this afternoon. It’s really a case of finding a local repair shop that’ll take it in – sadly we don’t have that many locally that are open for business yet.

  6. I love 60s music but can’t remember much of it – not for the reason one might think, but because I turned nine in 1969. I do remember my daddy singing and picking me up and dancing to “Mona Lisa” by Nat King Cole- still makes me cry happy tears.
    However, 70s music ruled the rest of my childhood and teenage years!

  7. Well, I must say you’ve had some funny/not funny adventures! 😊
    Wonderful 50’s lineup 🎶. Thank you very much for the nod. I appreciate it greatly. 😊 May you have a wild wicked winsome Wednesday! 😊

      1. Thank you 😊
        I had never heard Conway Twitty sing Mona Lisa before. It’s beautiful. He sounds so much like Roy Orbison that I had to double check. 😊

          1. Also, question – I may have missed the wet tee voting guidelines. Do I simply note that I like them when I see them? Can I like as many as I like? And is there a specific recap voting day at the end of the month and I should hold out for that? Thanks! ☺️

          2. Well, the first one was a pilot Suzanne – to see how it fared which was ………… mm, hahaha interesting.

            This month is the first official and so far we have only two entrants – of you course you and Angie are going to change that yo four – right ?

            It is still in its early days, but soon there will be a regular feature for voting – it’s all in the pipeline 🙂

  8. Hey Rory,

    I see my T-Shirt has some serious red/pink competition, LOL. I love the “stay weird” statement, it would suit me well, too. Thanks very kindly, for this fun idea and for accepting my photo!
    I wish a lovely day for you and your readers.

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