Breakfast with a musical soundtrack
I listened to my MP3 player while I was preparing breakfast this morning. The tracks helped me get into a mellow, Saturday mood in the knowledge that I don't have to go out today and the snow can keep falling.
I was transported swiftly back to the 80s. The first track I listened to was Elvis Costello's 'Shipbuilding' followed by the upbeat, 'Don't Leave me This way' by The Communards and then King's 'Love and Pride.' Suddenly I was at 6th form college all over again. After that came a song I associate with my courtship years, Level 42's 'It's Over.' When me and my husband were first going out together, we seemed to listen to a lot of Level 42.
The last track I listened to wasn't from the 80s. It was Build me up Buttercup by The Foundations. Whenever I hear this I am reminded of one of my most embarrassing work moments. When working in court, my mobile phone went off just as the Judge was about to give judgement on a point of law. It went like this: "In this case, I have been asked to rule........da dum da dum da dum Why don't you build me up, buttercup" Of course I just turned round as if trying to identify this irritating noise and pretended the noise wasn't coming from my handbag. Amazingly the Judge didn't tell me off. Strictly speaking, it can be seen as contempt of court.