Eurovision maintenant!

Am gearing up to a night of Eurovision – mammoth-size knitathon ahead. My fave is Belgium, followed by Bulgaria and Australia. By gum many of the songs are verging on acceptable melodies despite key changes as the contest edges towards taking itself seriously again. It’s mostly youthful, futuristic, great hair everywhere. Too many songs sung in English though.

Politics – there is some for sure. But hey ‪#‎nopasaran‬ Europe no pasaran. Who will get booed this year – my guess is Russia and Israel. UK entry not too baaad boyz, not bad at all. ‪#‎Eurovision‬ all my feckin’ life – it was the ultimate show of the year for all the family. Sweden are fun hosts – expecting a lot of cheek from Graham and Petra.

Some brilliant bilingual folk around too. ‪#‎Learnalanguage‬ or three – it’s good for you! And if you are watching it – whether to groan at or embrace a spectacular live event – please remember ‪#‎Roma‬ – all music is brought to you by the traveller. Vivire, rock et de prosperer!

conchita

Sunday mornings….

….are for BBC Radio 6, Italian coffee, local free range eggs and some reading. Later it’s off to Ilkley Literature Festival to listen to Jay Rayner. Yesterday was the York Races with champagne. Autumn is suddenly here –  the deciduous woodland is all showy in this part of Yorkshire

Coming home to the news that a peace demonstration was bombed in Ankara and that many died and were injured makes me sad.

When will we cross over.

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