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Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down
Broadside, Navigator Records, 003
The Feeling Love It When You Call
(CD Single), Universal
Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes
The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Charisma
Lucy May Paper Heart
(CD Single), Lola Records
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia
James Arthur Impossible
(CD Single), Syco, 1
Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together
Captain & Tennille - Scrapbook, Spectrum
Pause Fo Thought
Gabrielle Aplin The Power Of Love
(CD Single), Parlophone
Donald Fagen Miss Marlene
Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007
Kirsty MacColl A New England
The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various), Crimson
Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Nina Simone Feelin' Good
Sex And The City (Various Artists), Columbia
Katharine Hitchcock's birthday number 1
Word Of The Day
Tussore is the silk woven from the cocoons of wild silkworms feeding on mountain shrub. There are various types of tussore, each named after the shrub that the cocoons were collected from.
The diet of the silkworms has a great effect on the quality of the silk, and the undyed silk is a tan or light brown colour.
Pause For Thought from Kiera Phyo, Youth Director at the charity Tearfund
I fixed the tap in my bathroom! I Kiera Phyo, Mum, wife, sister and daughter, fixed a tap. As you might have guessed from my tone, this type of achievement is outside my normal set of accomplishments.
The tap had come unscrewed and water was gushing out everywhere. Whilst my husband, Trevor, went downstairs to find a wrench, I cleverly reunited the top half of the tap with the rest of it.
And I was proper chuffed - so much so that I may have done a ‘John Travolta-esk Saturday Night Fever’ victory dance around the bathroom.
Not least because in that one act I had shunned a stereotype which had somehow crept into my sub conscious.
...A year before this I’d had an encounter on Oxford street.
It was dusk and I was walking in the rain when a beautiful old lady approached me. She was dressed in orange, and was talking to people about the religion of Hari Krishna.
We spoke for a short while and I told her that I loved Jesus. She smiled at me and mentioned that although many people tell her about how they have read holy books or follow a different religions, no one talked to her about love. ... perhaps not such a common topic on Oxford street amongst strangers!
She kissed me on the cheek and we parted company.
It was brief but this moment stuck with me for a long time. We had crossed a certain boundary that day - me, the preoccupied London shopper and, her, the religious canvasser. We both learnt that day that love breaks stereotypes and overcomes assumptions. Like the fixing the tap. And it felt great.
With the simplest of acts this gentle lady taught me about grace and respect, and had undoubtedly shown me love.