Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013

Kit & The Widow vs Andrew Lloyd Webber - stereo HQ - '91

A Musical Ha! Ha!

I realise that many musicians have a dreadfully warped sense of humour, and that this clip of 'Kit and the Widow vs Andrew Lloyd Webber' probably epitomises the weirdness of heckety...but if it doesn't amuse you, you can always not watch!

I think its gone into the next post???or previous??? (not terribly good at attaching You Tube clips...)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Are We There Yet?

Well, this is a noteworthy evening in the Lyffe and Tymes of Heckety Beck
this very evening as is
I am after having given my
Very First
ICA Talk.

Whew! And I think I survived...maybe...almost...No really, they were lovely, I was just a tad anxious (um, read 'petrified' for anxious?).

The evening was filled with potential pitfalls but being the super-hero you all know and appreciate (!!!) I avoided them all!

For starters, the meeting was in a village about 30 minutes drive from town, well back in the hills along dark, twisty, narrow roads. A friend gave me very precise directions this morning but it is pitch dark by 6.30pm, I was heading out after 7, and country roads are not noted for their signposts in the rural West. By the grace of God it wasn't raining so I actually found the turn-off, as I had visions of ending up in Ballina otherwise ( 60 km as opposed to 18km!).

I remembered my notes, which was just as well, considering how I'd fretted and frowned over them for the last week and a bit. I hadn't been able to decide how to categorise all the crafts which needed to be included so I put them in alphabetical order- once a teacher, always a teacher, I guess?

There were about eighteen different crafts which needed to be covered, with samples of most, and I needed to speak for an hour.
No problem?
Well, I was so nervous that I rattled through the whole thing in twenty five minutes flat and was left staring at the ladies like a grounded fish...gasping and gulping with nothing left to say!

It wasn't meant to be a comedy act.

They were very kind though and asked lots of questions and discussed  the crafts afterwards, which in fact lengthened the session to nearly two hours.
Talk about getting it haywire!

Not exactly a roaring success. But I did turn up on the right day at the right place, right time and entertained them all somewhat, so really, knowing me, what more could anyone ask??

ICA- Irish Countrywoman's Association.

Friday, 1 November 2013

So There I Was...

...reading this post about how a blogperson could be a disaster: '3 Big Ways Most Writers' Blogs Go Wrong From Minute One', written by a lady (Carol Tice) whose opinions are varied, interesting and worth taking note of...of worth taking note...of note-worth taking? (How do I get rid of that darned preposition at the end?)

...I reached the paragraph about being nameless, directionless (could that include clueless?), possible wittering and including too wide a variety of interests and ahem! recognised the writer of this twaddle-filled blog.

So I thought me to my own-self, 'Ah! I, too have an opinion thereon!' and went to open said unworthy blog, forgetting that, since the Friendly Troglodyte repaired my laptop, my Favourites Bar is null and void.

Sez I, 'No probs!' and type heckety into Google.

Now, I don't know whether you are a believer in Freudian slips, karma, fate or whatsitever, but this is what I landed on in the Urban Dictionary:

heckety isn't defined.
Can you define it?
Which basically sums up not just the potential yet-to-be-written post, but also this entire blogification habit of mine!
You've got to admit that even for heckety's mishaps, this is really, really funny!


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