A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins

Phil Collins, born 31 January, 1951 in London, England.  He started as a drummer for Genesis, and when Peter Gabriel left the band, he took lead vocals.

Let’s face it.  He can’t sing.  Well, he can, but he’s certainly not got the best voice.  However, ever since before I came in to this world, I was addicted to the sounds and voice of Genesis, and later, Phil Collins.

Their music was constantly playing whilst I was in my mothers’ womb, and right up until now, my dad still plays their music loudly.

If I had to pick just one song, that ever has existed, to be my favourite, it would have to be Phil Collins’ version of “Groovy Kind of Love”.  It literally gives me goosebumps, and more often than not, a tear to my eye, and I don’t even know why.

Here’s the lyrics – the video is below.

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When you’re close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing near my ear
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love

Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to, anytime at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can’t control the quivering inside
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love, oh

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When I’m in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don’t care
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love, oh
We got a groovy kind of love

Happy Fathers Day 2013

Happy Fathers Day to my one and only Dad!  I love you to tiny pieces ❤

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Dad Rocks

Looking for an exciting homemade gift for Father’s Day?  Father’s Day is on Sunday, 16 June this year…  This is a very simple idea that you and your little one can make.

What you need:

1/4 cup salt

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup water

bowl

baking tray

greaseproof paper

small stones

Method:

1.  Preheat the oven to 120°C / 100°C for fan assisted / 250°F.  Line the baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2.  Mix the salt, flour and water together thoroughly in a bowl.  If the dough is too sticky, add small amounts of flour until the mixture is doughy and pliable.  Be careful not to add too much flour as the mixture may dry out and crack.

3.  Shape the dough into a ball in your hands, and flatten on the greaseproof paper to approximately 1/2 inch thick.

4.  Carefully select pieces of stone to create the words “DAD ROCKS”.  Press them firmly but gently into the dough.

5.  Bake your paperweight for 2 – 2.5 hours until completely dry.

6.  Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool before handling.

Optional.  You can spray / paint your creation with a clear coat sealer or acrylic sealer.

Ta-da!

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