Artists for Grenfell single

Another music post today, but it seems wrong to blog about anything other than today’s release of the charity single Bridge Over Troubled Water by Artists for Grenfell. It brings together a whole heap of musical talent and is all in aid of raising funds to support all those affected by last week’s horrific fire.

Their donation link is here.


Tuesday tune

Today a version that I love of a song that I love. The featuring John Legend version of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down that they did for Comic Relief a couple of years ago, proof that most things can be improved upon by the addition of gorgeous harmonies. 

Life · Music

It’s the little things

I got home this afternoon from my long weekend to find a mystery parcel waiting for me. I eagerly opened it to find the most perfect mug inside, a gift from a friend who knows me so well. 

It’s one of my absolute favourite song lyrics, largely because it could have been written about me – no matter how late I get in I still make that last cup of tea to take up to my bed with me. It comes of course from One Direction’s Little Things and while not all of the lyrics are quite so perfect it remains a song I love. (And has a video I love because it’s made up of studio type footage which is something I can’t get enough of.)


Saturday Song

I’m a fan of big music. Lots of layers, instruments, harmonies, just big musical performances. At the same time, there’s nothing better than stripped back acoustic performances, just a voice or two with an acoustic guitar or piano. I heard this yesterday on Radio 2, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic doing a stripped back version of Apologize and loved it.

Craft · Music

Sneaking in a song for Saturday. 

I have been trying to write a post today but have been distracted from it by everything. I started writing it in my head this morning but then got distracted by a shopping trip that included my local fabric shop

After shopping I was ready to carry on but then got distracted by lunch… and then by reading something wonderful

Then of course came Doctor Who which was all kinds of distracting, before I realised I hadn’t cross stitched my square for today so had to get on with that 

Which all means that the blog post I woke up thinking about has made it no further than that. Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

I did however get reminded of this performance from The Voice of Ireland so I popped off to YouTube to find it so I could share it.


Sunday song. 

I’ve been having lots of crafty fun today at the Handmade Fair. I’ll blog about it tomorrow, once I’ve had a good night’s sleep. Instead for tonight here’s a song I’ve listened to lots lately, it’s on my favourite playlist and every time it starts I stop what I’m doing and listen. 


Simple Saturday

Something musical for today. I heard this on the radio the other day and absolutely fell in love with it – I do love a well done cover version. The artist is Stephanie Rainey, I’m also really liking her singles 100 Like Me and Please Don’t Go at the moment – Please Don’t Go is actually on the playlist for the book I’m writing at the moment.