Friday, 28 December 2012

WRYWF 28 Dec... the last "Rocking" post for 2012.
If you don't know what a "Rocking" post is you need to hop over to Virginia's blog where you will find that she encourages us to look back at our week and highlight the things that made us happy, made us smile or just out & out rocked (in a good way) our worlds.

This last week has included Christmas and it has been lovely to meet up with friends and family but I have to say the thing that is top of my list this week has to be the wonderful song that is sitting at the number one spot in the UK charts.

"He ain't heavy, he's my brother"

I grew up listening to the likes of the Hollies who recorded this in 1969 but this version has to mean so much more as every copy sold helps towards the legal costs of all the families who lost folk in the Hillsborough tragedy - a total of 96 folk lost their lives that day.
Loads of well known folk came together to record this song and ti find out more you can visit the Liverpool FC website.

Over the years we have had silly songs, religious songs, anything produced by the X-factor hitting the number one spot for Christmas. Last year was the turn of the super Military Wives and as we have members of the armed forces in our family it was very topical. This year it is lovely to see that the 2012 'feel good factor' is still doing good - it certainly made my week seeing it announced that this was the song that had made the Christmas number one spot...and it has been playing on repeat in my car since I managed to get hold of a copy.

I'll link up with Virginia later (all done), in the meantime...I hope you all had a super Christmas, that 2012 was good to you and I wish you all the very best for 2013.....................................................


Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I remember Mr Blobby in 1993! :D
Have a lovely end of the year my friend. :)

Lynn Stevens said...

I'll have to see if I can find the newest copy ,I remember the original song from years ago.

have Joyous new year Toni.
Hugs Lynn

Virginia said...

Oh I was late - I don't know how - lost a day somewhere, but my post is up now! Your post is beautifully poignant and a reminder that in life some things are the bigger picture.

I'm glad you've had a good Christmas Toni, have a fabulous week ahead and promise I'll be on time next week (fingers crossed).

Allison said...

hope you had a lovely Christmas

Joanna said...

It is brilliant that this single topped the charts this week - especially when the families have finally received the result that they have long campaigned for.

I also liked James Arthur's response - he was really pleased for them, no sour grapes at all (as is only right but you know what a 'money machine' X Factor is, there could have been some silly words back and forth etc).

Wishing you a very happy new year!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that's one of my favorite songs (the original). sounds like your week was blessed. i'm wishing your new year is filled with many more blessings.

see you in 2013.

big hugs :)

Sam said...

I agree, a wonderful song, with the right sentiment behind it, perfect for the christmas number one!
Glad you had a wonderful christmas, wishing you a happy new year x x x

scrappyjen said...

Excellent post... Totally agree. Three sheffield uni students lost their lives that day among the many. One had been sorby hall jcr president where I lived for two years. Sad and sombre time. Your post is a good one with an excellent sentiment. Here's to 2013... Peace and harmony, health, wealth and happiness to you and thanks for blogging - I enjoy visiting you, jenx

Vicky said...

Happy New Year sweetie thank you soooo much for your continued support it really has meant the world to me hun. Looking forward to visiting your blog in 2013 hun.

Hope you've had a fabulous christmas.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx