THANK YOU….🙏 And LOVE YOU !

YES YOU !

Truly from the bottom of my Enormous ❣ heart, even if I say it myself. I could not do this, nor would there be any point without you.

I suddenly realised that we may be close to 1000 people now joining us in the fun. Turns out I can count after all and in reality it is now 1100 Odd fellow Big Hearts following across the board on all platforms! 🙌💜🙌

So just WOW really, I am SO grateful for YOU, every last one of you, love you all for being so kind.

I am genuinely touched ( in a good way 😂😏) and feeling the love, So thankyou, thankyou, thankyou all.

This is going to be SO fun 😁

Also on a similar note a five days ago I promoted my first post on Facebook and on to Instagram. So I thought I would share the experience for any others thinking of doing the same to promote their thang. Also to explain why I am especially feeling the love and had to say something.

The add cost me a sum of £4 a day but it’s really entirely up to you what you spend. It was enough to risk as I see it like any gamble. Only ever bet what you are prepared to lose. Particularly as I am a genuine Neewb to all of this. I thought I would give it a go.

So I tried to choose a post that I thought that was..

A. A relevant/ important post, as in if you post often, one of your best, not a filler or a to short post to say much.

B. It had attracted likes in the past. Enough to show it doesn’t suck at least as a minimum I would say in my vast experience 😂

C. It was an attractive photo ( visuals are key..ALWAYS.) But I would say that, as it’s what I understand and know best. I LOVE THIS PHOTO. That why I used it as my introduction to the blog on my very first post.

D. It has something that shows who you are. I used one with all the playlists on so people could see exactly who we are and get a feel for us very quickly in a single post.

So Despite instagram being the last platform that I ventured to bravely, if I was/am still slightly fumbling around like a child. Now I’d have to say, that I am reborn in regards to Instagram. What is not to like. Well maybe the sharing features, ahem!

Not only must they be, most definitely, showing it to people who could possibly like and/or respond to my kind of blog, but your amazing response has just blown me a way and proved to be a great success.

That one post has been shown to 10k people In 4/5 days and had an wonderful reaction, Thank you 🙏

We were at 1700 likes as I drafted this yesterday, now more than over 2000 likes on that one post and seems to be growing by the minute, and 200+ follows too.

WOW you lot, Big up you 💜💜💜

As apposed to Facebook getting only 8 likes… which is a vast difference, and NO followers other than personal requests. So to speak.

It is so hard to have a clue what you are doing in the beginning of all this. So to see this kind of response is wonderful to feel that I must be doing something right. Codependently or not. It genuinely makes me happy, Lol.

Big apologies too if I made any mistakes with the old follow not follow malarkey. New to this, and all that. So I don’t always/often know what I’m doing. So if the follow was offensive, it was meant more as a gift to say thank you for all the likes for any who want them.

Nor do I have any intentions of going prying through your life or pics because I see this as an invasion of privacy. As you can see I highly value my privacy as you can see, so I feel EXACTLY the same about yours. So apologies if I do not accept the personal FB account requests, also for the same reason.

So just so you know FYI.

I WILL NOT be going through anyone’s personal pics. Sorry.

So no matter how hot as F##k you look in that selfie from the bathroom in your Pants/mankini, or on that beach…it’s private so I won’t even be looking let alone liking any of that kinda thing.

It’s nothing personal…it’s just personal.

I will Like the odd pet, flower or view. But even babies ( who are genuinely some of my most favourite people in the world) or even family pics, would already feel like an invasion of someone’s privacy to me and so a huge no no.

So please don’t think I don’t think your baby, selfie, or body is fab…I’m sure they are all Fanfu**ingfantastic. It’s just I am Genuinely not looking.

Pets though…fair game 😂

Equally finding time to fit everything I need into the days is enough of a challenge to me, without looking through 200 odd lives, I’m sure you are the same.

That is why I followed, just as a way to say thanks to any who want them only.

So To all you Big Hearts

Thankyou all and

BIG BIG BIG LOVE YOU LOVELY PEOPLE….

With Impeccable Taste 😂😉

For you

GIVE THX by the amazing NIGHTMARES ON WAX

Tuesday Tunes to Chill to with all my love x

Our new Chill 1 playlist straight from the Chillout area. Slow sexy little numbers from…

THE HERBALISER, WAX TAYLOR,RODNEY HUNTER and NIGHTMARES ON WAX.. they are all so good, I love them. Some gorgeous voices too.

It reminds me of a lay on the grass in the sun with friends sort of music. Or sitting by the pool on holiday. Or even just getting ready for a night out with friends.

What does this remind you of, or make you feel?

As always with my stuff even if it doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, I would say give it a chance. Hopefully then you will understand why each and every song is there and you never know what you next best most favourite thing is going to be unless you try it.

For me there are only two types of music….

Good and Bad, apart from that anything goes really. No rules and I find it better that way. Why limit yourself?

My only rule if you can call it that-ish, is it has to make me feel. Something, surely ? In the same way that all Art has to move me…. to something.

Or conversely it makes me FEEL like getting up and changing the song. Either/Or 🤣

For all of you, with all my love.

💜

Where did you sleep last night. The song with 3 names and 2 origins. X

I had no idea that there are so many versions of this song ! Though it should not be much of a surprise as it is one of my favourites.

I absolutely Love LEADBELLY in general, but hearing him, you can understand what inspired all those that followed, to give this song a go.

I think he would have loved the WANDA DAVIS version perhaps? I do have to say though, that each and every cover has its merits. Each one has most definately made it there own, so much so that they almost sound like a different song they all sound so different.

The NIVANA version is another one of my all time favourite songs, also on my personal favourite album’s of theirs, the fabulous NIVANA UNPLUGGED. I have a feeling that they would have liked the last one by LENA HALL. Such pain in every note it’s wonderful.

Plus a version i had not known called BLACK GIRL by LEADBELLY which I think is the first recording.

And IN THE PINES which i believe is an American folk song.

So amazingly this song derives from two songs which is brilliant in itself isn’t it.

Sometimes know as either IN THE PINES, MY GIRL or WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT. Actually came from the songs, IN THE PINES and THE LONGEST TRAIN.

Sadly the author of neither songs are known, but have been known to date back to Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and Kentuky and North Georgia from at least the 1870’s.

Which blows my mind, but only serves to proove that  great songs are great songs and that they will always endure the test of time.

Amazing. x

Even a very Blu Grass version by BILL MUNROE

But this one is still something speacial

Soft latin Mini Playlist 2 THAT WORKS ! OOPS : )

Here by Request more lovely Latin music old and new. Do let me know if there is anything you are especially loving and i can always see what i can do for you. So basically… i do requests ; )

Big Love and light to you all. X

Wishing you a wonderful wednesday errrr thursday.

With the first one

Happy days.

x