Friday, 22 January 2016

My Mum and Dad....

Hi there.
Bit late today.
Friday’s Blog a Private Peek?

I went to the dentist in the morning, thinking we were having a consultation, and instead spend over two and a half hours with my head pointing southwards, while he drilled away a badly fitted crown at the front, and created a new temporary one. 

Not much fun.
Then went over to Mum and Dads,
to cheer up, and spend some time with my favourites.

Dad has always been into music.
Mum? Not so much, apart from Mozart and Strauss.
So there’s a constant battle of wills at their house,
They have been playing “Turn it down John!” 
for as long as I can recall.

So at Christmas, Dave, the other music nut in the family, 
 bought Dad a pair of headphones, to plug into his Ipad. 

Well. When I was over there today, I asked him whether he had tried them yet, but he hadn’t.
So out came the big box with all things techy,
and we plugged him in.

Was he happy?
What do you think??

He was dancing and jiving away instantly.



Here’s Mum, wondering why it was so quiet!


So while Dad escaped into his world of music,


Mum and I had a good old natter,
and I filled their calendar with the year’s dates of shows 
and Open Days and retreats n stuff.
(Dates to be announced once we get the Groovi Club 
properly launched next week !!!)
One thing at a time...

Then Dad decided he wanted to share his new found
surround sound experience!


As I was saying, not really Mum’s bag...


Check out the grimace!
Oh, And Dad’s techy box!


Brilliant really.
We had such a laugh.

But now I am going to ask you to guess 
just what Dad was listening to.
I don’t think you’ll get it.

Not what a man in his late 70’s would typically listen to....
Certainly what my Dad would though!
No wonder my Mum runs for cover!
Go on, give it a shot.

Have a guess....

I’ll tell you first thing tomorrow morning if you got it right....
And if you did, 
I’ll treat you to a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher.
If more than one of you gets it, I’ll pick a lucky winner.
But I reckon my money’s safe.

And Dad, if you’re reading this,
DON’T YOU DARE SPILL THE BEANS!!!!


love & hugs,

141 comments:

  1. By the look of your Dad's hands and face it has to be something with a really good beat. Can't wait to find out.

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  2. Hi Barbara I will guess your Dad was listening to the Beatles. I hope you recover from all your dental work

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  3. Hi Barbara, my dad always wore headphones too, and would suddenly start singing away to himself! So, something a 70 year old would not usually listen to. Got to be something like One Direction or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the Sex Pistols???? Have a lovely peaceful evening, Barb's mum! Xx

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  4. I reckon he was listening to Bill Haley............ Rock Around the Clock :) Great photos! C xx

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  5. Sorry to hear about the tooth...I bet that's set you back a bit!!!
    However how lovely to get to spend your day with your mummy and daddy! And great pictures too! You're dad looks really happy in his musical world and your mum's face is a picture!
    As for the music...I'd say something heavy and rock is what your dad was listening too!
    Can't wait to find out!
    Love and hugs! Xxxx

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  6. Sorry to hear about the tooth...I bet that's set you back a bit!!!
    However how lovely to get to spend your day with your mummy and daddy! And great pictures too! You're dad looks really happy in his musical world and your mum's face is a picture!
    As for the music...I'd say something heavy and rock is what your dad was listening too!
    Can't wait to find out!
    Love and hugs! Xxxx

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  7. I would guess your dad was listening to Abba! Hope you are not suffering too much after the dental work. Cheers Fi x

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  8. Mmm...Beach Boys or Queen. I bet you'll have a good laugh at our guesses.

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  9. Love the pictures hope tooth has settled down not my favourite place either but some times just have to go there. Think your dad may love a bit heavy metal / rock roll bless him hope he don't have it to loud as when bob listens to his. Even on head phones can still hear it over telly have a great weekend xxx

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  10. Obviously something to get him rocking! I don't even know the names of any of the new bands around. So how about Black Sabbath?
    I can't wait for the new groovi club info, it's so exciting waiting for it.x

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  11. Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf?? ��

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  12. Hi Barbara
    I think your Dad would be listening to something like Pink Floyd.
    Hope your not in to much pain from your visit to the dentist.

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  13. Led Zepplin or Status Quo.... whatever he looks like he is having fun :)

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  14. I think your dad is listening to Coldpay or the Eagles.

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  15. Bill Hailey we think. I hope your mouth is feeling better and you get a new crown soon.

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  16. I think he is listening to Hocus pocus by Focus! It is my son's favourite 60s song! He has a very eclectic taste in music which has helped this seek with his Higer music prelim.
    I hope your mouth feels better soon. You have my sympathy as I too have on going issues with a crown.
    Have a fabulous weekend. x

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  17. I think he is listening to Hocus pocus by Focus! It is my son's favourite 60s song! He has a very eclectic taste in music which has helped this seek with his Higer music prelim.
    I hope your mouth feels better soon. You have my sympathy as I too have on going issues with a crown.
    Have a fabulous weekend. x

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  18. Hmmmm let me think, could your Dad have been listening to Il Divo, one of favourite groups ;-)

    Glad you spent some lovely quality time with your parents and you feel better too x

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  19. Country and Western maybe... ? Well, my parents loved it! Bet your mouth is throbbing. Ouch! Better days ahead.... xxx

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    1. Keep meaning to ask! Where in Worcestershire, I live there too, in Malvern X

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  20. Fabulous, thanks for sharing your family time. An inspired present from Dave and good timing that you got to see his joy when you set up the headphones

    My wonderful Dad would have been in his 70's and he loved Shirley Bassey so that is my guess

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  21. Well your poor mum! Obviously wasn't her taste of music . So what would Barbara's dad be listening to ... At first I thought rap but you can't really jig about to that so I'm going to go for country and western music maybe Dolly Parton ! X

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  22. I think it was The Rolling Stones.

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  23. Oh dear, it could be anything! How about Boomtown Rats?
    Looking forward to hearing bout the Groovi club and the retreat dates. Also hope that your mouth feels more comfortable now. Have a great weekend xx

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  24. Little Mix!
    Glad your day was brightened by visiting with your Mum & Dad.......hope your tooth gets sorted soon x

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  25. I reckon he was listening to Meatloaf.

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  26. I too thought of the Rolling Stones. So as an alternative how about the Who. Enjoy your weekend. F x

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  27. Got to be something way out there so my guess is...........Taylor Swift! Now that is a whacky guess. Hope your tooth is not too painful, bet the injection is wearing off a bit by now. Noticed that fine looking calendar on the wall. XX

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  28. Well, my husband is a similar age and he likes Queen music. Have a good weekend - I will, my Postie delivered my wee houses & shops......woopee!

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  29. Your dad looks like his rocking gotta be bon jovi or maybe his really currant with Meghan traynor or Ollie murs .glad you got time to spend with them ..

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  30. Well it is a bit of a puzzle cause it seems to have a beat and your mam is certainly not a fan. Your dad looks very good for his age by the way and your dear mama. So here goes - Queen. Everyone likes Queen don't they, well perhaps not mama? Hope your temporary tooth holds up - no mint imperials. Much Love - Jayne

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  31. Evening Brenda, Sheila, Pam, Diane and Dot. Hope you have all had a good day. Xx

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    1. Evening Donna hope your eye is feeling better a weekend to craft away for you crafting hugs xxx

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    2. Evening Donna - have you done your weekend dance yet? Have a fun weekend crafting. Xxxx

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    3. Oh yes, a little jig on a Friday is always called for! Hope you are feeling better today Sheila. Xx

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    4. Not a good day Donna I went to Drs this afternoon to have some diabetic blood tests done the dr came to see my cyst as its getting bigger and more inflamed which was so good of him has I didn't have an appointment said let the antibiotics do their job I'm booked in for Wednesday with the other dr so hopefully antibiotics will have worked by then but don't want to be taking antibiotics every few weeks so will see what happens Wednesday thank you for thinking of me xxx

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    5. Hi Donna, yes not a bad day, lovely evening up at our Sons. Had a laugh playing Who am I, with the grandchildren and us grown ups. Hope you've enjoyed your day, especially this evening, no school tomorrow, should say today really.Love Pam x

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  32. Sorry you had a bad start to your day but it was good that you could then take a lovely break with your parents. I would go for Status Quo as they have such a good beat, but I could not pin it down to a particular song, unless it was Rockin' All Over The World. Has Paul tidied up for you today in your Room of Creations? xx Maggie

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  33. How about Snow Patrol 'Chasing Cars' or Coldplay 'Paradise?' Happened to be in Den Haag a few years ago when the latter were playing on Malieveldt. Our hotel, at the edge of area, had apologised on check-in re the sound volume but we were thrilled; balmy summer's evening walking back, replete after a lovely dinner, sitting on one of the many townhouse steps and listening to Coldplay - a free concert!!! Wasn't too good early next morning when all the heavy trucks rolled in to demolish the set, though!
    Wee houses and sale stamps arrived today. A play day pencilled in for tomorrow. ;~}

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    1. We've got tickets to see them in concert this year - I'm really looking forward to it xxxx

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    2. I've wanted to see them for ages :) xxx

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    3. Enjoy, Diane. It was fabbbbbbb. ;~}

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  34. Could it be Fairport Convention? Hope you are feeling better Cathy cxx

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  35. David Bowie and Eagles `? xxx

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  36. Hope your tooth is ok ? How about " spill the beans " but joe tex ha ha !!!

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  37. Sorry about the trip to the dentist I hope you are feeling better. To me your dad looks like he's dancing to Moves Like Jagger by Maroon Five. Don't know why I thought of it must be because of the Muppets commercial.

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  38. A bit of AC DC? Possibly not! Hope your tooth is ok xx

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  39. Sounds like you had a tough time at the dentist - at least things got better once you joined your parents. It looks as though you had fun - and your Dad looked mighty pleased with his new headphones. Now, what unlikely music can I choose - mmm that's a tough one! I will go for Meatloaf!! Ha ha - maybe not!! I'm sure your money is safe Barb! Gilly xxx

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    1. A hug for today gilly xxx

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    2. Bless you Sheila, you are a kind lady! xxx

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  40. I wonder why anyone would want to be a dentist when everybody hates to go so much? Your dad looks like he's loving the headphones. My guess is T Rex - got to love a bit of glam rock! x

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  41. Poor you Barb the dentist is never a fun visit in my books. Looks like a fun day with your Mum and Dad. Was your Dad singing along to ABBA. ...lolol. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  42. How cute is your dad? Rock on John

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  43. It's got be Elvis !! Presley that is x x

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  44. I'm going to guess the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Foo Fighters, just cos they're my favourites! Hope the tooth isn't giving you too much trouble.

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  45. Spice Girls?..tell me what you want what you really really want....
    or something similar!!

    Hope the trauma of the dentist is fading !!!

    Look forward to hearing who it actually was!

    Much love

    Kim xx

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  46. Hope you are feeling better. I hate the dentist and am always a big wuss! Maybe your dad is listening to U2 or Coldplay! Looking forward to joining the Groovi club. Have a restful weekend! Xx

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  47. Van Morrison or Chris rea
    Hope you feel better after your dentist visit such wonderful memories with your mum and dad xxx

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    1. Evening Dorothy Diane pam Brenda crafting hugs to all on the blog xxx

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    2. Evening Sheila how are you feeling today? Did you hear the bump earlier - that was me going diamond and putting in my sale order! Beans on toast for dinner for the next month! Xxxx

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    3. Hello Diane not a good day ,when I got back from Drs I rang to do my diamond and my order too must have rang after they closed so will try Monday I hope you put on your clarity cushions to help with the bruises oh no beans and toast you cannot have spent enough mine will be just toast thanks for making me smile oh how I need that big crafting hugs xxx

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    4. Hi Sheila sorry to hear you aren't any better, Hope it'll be easier for you tomorrow (today). Live Pam xx

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  48. Well he looks quite a trendy young thing, so Black Eyed Peas maybe. A very good quality calendar hanging on their wall I noticed. xx

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  49. I have the "joy" of visiting the dentist on Monday for a wisdom tooth extraction. Just as long as it feels better than it does at the moment.

    My guess is your dad was listening to James Last. Well, someone has to!

    John xx

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    1. Start taking arnica tablets John, it helps with the bruising and helps it to heal too. Good luck for Monday x

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    2. Oh John hope it goes well so your rid of the pain xxx

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  50. i think some rock n roll - Bill Hayley - Little Richard or Elvis himself - know what you mean re dentists i have been having ongoing treatment for a year since a dental op in jan 2015 that went wrong...;( xx

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    1. Wow that's a long time to put things right hope you can have a dentist free 2016 xxx

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  51. Sorry your dentist visit was not as planned but it looks like you had a fun time with your parents. I think your dad was listening to Ed Sheran's album X. Have a lovely day tomorrow. Love and hugs xxx

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  52. Hi there - empathise about the dentist - my guess is Rage Against the Machine

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  53. Hope your dental treatment wasn't too painful Barbara. Was your Dad listening to Bon Jovi?

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  54. Bee Gees? Hope the mouth is ok. X

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  55. James Bay, just because it's a great album x

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  56. I am going to guess Sugarbabes only because my father-in-law listens to them, he is about your Dad's age and also because they did a song called run for cover! Hope tooth better soon. Karen xxx

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  57. Captain beefheart? Oh I hope not lol. Maybe Pink Floyd...
    Hope the other is ok now Barb xxx

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  58. Hi Barbara
    Oh no poor you at the dentist - hope it's not too painful tonight. Aren't your mum and dad lovely, I'm glad dad's enjoying his headphones and your mum is enjoying the peace and quiet! Now I thought Kylie or Madonna but it could be E L O but there's some funky folk music out there too so it could be Bellowhead. I'm looking forward to finding out. Take care
    Love Diane xxxx

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    1. Evening Pam , Brenda and Dot hope you are all ok xxxxxx

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    2. Hi Diane, Brenda and Dot, hope you are all ok and have had a good day. Love Pam xx

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  59. How wonderful that your parents are still able to support you. Great that you got the tech working ... Could he perhaps be listening to Queen?

    Really looking forward to the Groovi club and all your other great stuff that you seem to have in store for us :-)

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  60. I'd say Arctic Monkeys with perhaps a little Jethro Tull for good measure. Hope you get a decent night's sleep. Better not to have had to think about it for too long beforehand though! XX

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  61. No clue well maybe jimmy buffet ---margaritaville ??

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  62. looks like your Mum & Dad took your mind off the dental work. I think your Dad could be a heavy metal fan, I was going to say Led Zepplin but I see someone has already suggested that. How about Black Sabbath, oh no! that's been thought of as well,I'll have another think later.
    Linda

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  63. Well if it was my husband it would have been Chris Barber, or Donna Summer and if it was me anything from the 60s and 70s - Bee Gees etc. or even Mamma Mia or maybe Michael Buble. I am not up with the current popstars - would have to ask the 3 year old granddaughter for that, who knows all the words to the latest pop songs!

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  64. Hi, me again, does your Dad like Seasick Steve? he writes good music and is funny too
    Linda

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  65. Initial thought, good old Meatloaf, that's the biker chick in me but then thought Stones With Mick Jagged. Probably all wrong Shirley Bassey????? We'll whoever it is, your dad is enjoying the experience. Never too old for great music.. x

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  66. Maybe AC/DC? Glad you managed to have such a lovely day after your nightmare trip to the dentist. Xxx

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  67. Kylie, Paloma Faith or the Rolling Stones. I have no clue why those three came to mind! I hope your mouth is ok! xxx

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  68. Gilbert & Sullivan, perhaps? People who like "real" classical music often can't stand G&S [as opposed to G&T] so I just wondered...

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  69. Something a 70 year old wouldn't normally listen to???? Mmmmm.....how about Rihanna??? Or Grace Jones??
    xxx

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  70. Hi Barbara
    How lovely to spend time with your Mum & Dad after that visit to the dentist. Your Dad looks lots of fun. I would have said he was fond of singing along to Queen, but as others have said that I will go with Gary Numan. Your Mum definitely wouldn't like that!
    Hugs from Chris X

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  71. I'd guess your Dad was into Bill Haley, Little Richard or The Big Bopper, that sort of era, no clue really. Ahha could be Celine Dione. Hope your tooth is better tomorrow. Glad you had some family time with your parents. You'll have a laugh no doubt at our guesses, think your money is quite safe this time. Love Pam xx

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  72. hi, I guess your tooth is better already because you had a good time last afternoon. Your dad might like to listen t to Military music and big band Sound, that gives him a good swing, love to hear what it really was, Gisela

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  73. Hi Barbara.
    I reckon your Dad could have been listening to The Who. Hope you are not in any pain with your tooth. Take care xx

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  74. I am almost 70 hmmm, I love Bon Jovi - Its My Life and Adele's Hello so maybe your dad does too. I also have the dentist to contend with next week, so wish me luck xx

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  75. Smashing! Either Led zepplin or kylie, Brilliant blog Barb thanks for sharing. Xxxx

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  76. Hi Barbara
    My guess is that your dad is listening to
    Loving Cup by the Rolling Stones

    It is warming to hear of someone who appreciates their parents

    Pat x

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  77. Hope you're getting over the dental work. I'm guessing Meatloaf or Queen. My Dad definitely does not appear to be as cool music wise as yours. He would however get on very well with your Mum on the music choice front. Can't wait to be a diamond member!

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  78. How about the Proclaimers ...... Bet your Dad is loving this! Can t wait to see who it was x

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  79. Nirvana was the first thing that popped into my head so I'm going with it! Hope you are over your visit to the dentist x

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  80. I have to get my Cap re-done, been working my way up to it since Aug last year when it fell out on Holiday???? Your Mam's face is a picture!!! I reckon he is listening to Glen Miller???

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  81. My guess is some kind of heavy metal, maybe ACDC, Meatloaf or Guns n' Roses! and why not? I endured all of them when my son was younger.

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  82. Bon Jovi? Hope you get that tooth together again soon. Dentists are a necessary evil :) xx

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  83. Hi Barbara, sorry to hear you had to be in the dentist chair for so long! Hope it's not aching now. Something a man your dad's age wouldn't typically listen to.... Mmmm Justin Bieber?! Lol!;-)

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  84. Hi Barbara, sorry to hear you had to be in the dentist chair for so long! Hope it's not aching now. Something a man your dad's age wouldn't typically listen to.... Mmmm Justin Bieber?! Lol!;-)

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  85. Hi Barb - I've calmed down now after my win went to my head! (I was a bit giddy there for a minute).
    I reckon your Dad has probably got good taste and might like to listen to Bo Diddly.
    By the way, did you design your cool yule stamps based on your Mum's jumper?
    Looking forward to seeing your new 'smile'.
    Love as always
    Maggie

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  86. Hi Barbara, could your Dad have been listening to Metallica? xx

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  87. I'm going to say Rainbow or Deep Purple cos I heard Alexander Armstrong sing a sort of swing version of Since you've been Gone earier this week.

    Cant wait to get details of the Groovi Club its sounding great

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  88. I think queen or david bowie x

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  89. I'm going for heavy metal...maybe abit of Ozzy...!!!!!!!...xx

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  90. If he's anything like my dad, probably something like Queen, or David Bowie, or just anything loud and like Motörhead lol

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  91. Hi Barbara, bit late reading this. Hope you are feeling less bruised and battered from the dentist. Arnica tablets help enormously with healing & bruising. I think your dad may have been listening to Happy by Pharrell Williams. Looking forward to watching Paul tomorrow. xx
    Have a great weekend. xx

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  92. I can completely commiserate. I am undergoing 12 months treatment for replacing crowns done 20 years ago, not good! Your dad looks like a jazz fan so maybe Jooles Holland or Ella Fitzgerald

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  93. I think John is listening to. Le miss xx

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  94. Well I'm guessing a bit of Meat Loaf?!!!! But it could be Spice Girls!!!!! xx

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  95. Hi Barb,

    I think it might be Black Sabbath or Deff Leopard!

    Julie Bee

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  96. I think he was listening to "Sweet child of Mine" Guns n' Roses! He seems like a hip guy!

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  97. Surely it's got to be 'John I'm Only Dancing' by the wonderful David Bowie. RIP.

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  98. Think it must be Eagles, hotel California or Rolling Stones.

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  99. Such a cool guy, would never have guessed what until I saw today's post! Way to go Mr Gray Senior xx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x