Tracks of my years 8

I started this blog as a record of my time with the Minimads.  I started it as I wasn’t sure how much longer I would be with them and I wanted to leave them with an online journal of my thoughts, the things we were doing and a small window on my life.  My blog has evolved over the years, as have I.  I am no longer so scared that I am going to die, but I do still want the blog to be a window to my soul and give them a small insight in to the person who is their mummy.

This has actually become more important to me in the months since my mum died.  I have so many questions I want to ask her, so many answers to things that I will never know.  I know which longs she liked, but not why, not the stories behind them.  So I have decided to do a weekly meme in which I will have a song that means something to me and also the reasoning behind it.  It might not always been deep and meaningful, but I just want to give the boys a glimpse in to my life through music, especially as myself and MadDad were avid musos before the boys came along.

I am going to start with a childhood favorite, a song that I know all the words too and for me marks a time in my life when I was innocent, carefree and oh so happy.  I remember dancing away to this song at a flurry of birthday parties and doing the dance swinging my arms.  The Land of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz, which was released in 1981.

It is such a catchy, happy tune, which belies the sinister lyrics, which end with the spoken words of a child “I have a friend, who came to tea.  Who nobody else could see but me.  He came today, but had to go.  To visit you, you never know. It makes me think of presents, long frocks and pineapple, chese and picked onions on sticks.

I am going to post a tracks of my years song on a weekly basis (every Tuesday) and would love for people to join in too, but don’t feel you have to.  There are no rules, just post a song or a story that means something to you.

If you would like to have this as a Blog hop on your site then just copy and paste the following text

<a href=>get the InLinkz code</a>

8 thoughts on “Tracks of my years

  • Nazima

    What a nice post and so thoughtful. I would probably say my first musical memory was hearing Abba’s Dancing Queen through a pair of headphones as I flew on a plane as a child. First time hearing Abba, first time flying and first time headphones that were all mine for the duration of the flight. Hearing that song still makes me think about that flight!

  • diney

    Your Comments
    Great idea. Musical memories are very strong, fierce almost if it is one which reminds you of someone you have lost. I still sob when I hear certain songs which remind me of my parents. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong is one of those. x

  • Barenakedmummy

    Love the idea of this linky – have joined in

    Couldn’t get code to work though (sorry!)


  • Gemma

    What a great idea, if this is to be a regular thing then I will definitely join in from time to time, I have loads of songs with meaning.


  • becky (babybbudgeting)

    I love this idea….if i have a osng already up on myblog can I link to that and add the blo ghop bits ? Will be here next week for sure 😉

Comments are closed.