My Funny Valentine

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Go on, here’s some nostalgia. turn up the speakers

My Funny Valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable
unphotographable
yet your my favorite work of art

Is your Figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little week?
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But don’t change your hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is Valentines day

Is your figure less than Greek
is your mouth a little weak
When you open it to Speak
Are you smart

But don’t change your hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is valentines day

Rogers and Hart, First performed 1937 and since sung by 600 artists.  Amazingly the words actually make sense and second most amazing thing – they can be heard and understood. None of your doobe doobe do but actual words!!!

*****

Up at 5.30 am to watch the half pipe performances at the Olympics, some say the best ever. Pity about the Japanese Snowboarder who fell so heavily and had to be stretchered off.

The Waldegrave Arms, Chewton Mendip BA3 4LL

Well, it is Valentine’s Day after all so in the rain and cold wind we decided to dress up and go and have lunch. We struck lucky in the pub above. I love it when main courses are less than £10 so rather than just have a drink we decided to eat there. There is no question that the atmosphere of the place speaks for itself when you walk in the door. Mien host, the affable Derek, is very comfortable with people;  it was clear that pretty well everyone in the pub knew everybody else. I ordered roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and it was delicious ‘melt in the mouth’ meat not chewy like you some times get. My wife had a risotto which did not have an enormous volume but nevertheless was tasty.

We then went for sweet course to my favourite, Bread and Beyond, the bakery a few metres down so we left our car in the car park. I had a huge frangipani slice with almonds, my wife had a cake and we ended up buying milk, olive oil, plus flour of the first quality. It’s always the same when we going to these old-fashioned places. The food and groceries are so obviously good we always spend more than we intend and is much more painless but illusory to pay by plastic, especially touch payment.

Back home to stoke the fire and more Olympics.

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