Songs for my baby – The Spinach Song

Everyone knows baby needs to eat their greens.

Some saucy bird told me this song isn’t about spinach at all *ahem* but I’ll leave that to your imagination and focus instead on the fact that it is National Vegetarian Week.

Last night, we went out with some pals to a new vegetarian restaurant in Nottingham and it was so good.

I lowered the tone of the joint at one point by talking about how excited I was about the blue steak I’m going to eat after this baby appears. My friend Kerry cooled me off by ‘accidentally’ pouring a glass a pink wine over me. That seemed to do the trick, I soon remembered where I was and toned down the meaty banter.

The beet burger was delicious by the way.

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Half & Half

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“Has anyone tried that half n half bread? I got some an it were rubbish! I thought half the loaf would be white and half would be brown, but they were all the same”

An extract from a conversation between a few old folk overheard in a Leicester pub. This really tickled me.

Thank you to Leah for being on Barbara Watch and sending this in.

Have you also tried half & half and been disappointed that all the slices were the same?

If you overhear a conversation that you think Barbara would have liked to listen in to, please get in touch! hello {at} lifeofbarbara {dot} com

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Songs for my baby – The Alphabet Song

How about this for teaching Baby their ABC’s?

A You’re adorable
B You’re so beautiful
C You’re a cutie full of charms
D You’re a darling and
E You’re exciting and
F You’re a feather in my arms
G You look good to me
H You’re so heavenly
I You’re the one I idolize
J We’re like Jack and Jill
K You’re so kissable
L Is the love light in your eyes
M, N, O, P
I could go on all day
Q, R, S, T
Alphabetically speaking you’re okay
U Made my life complete
V Means you’re very sweet
W, X, Y, Z
It’s fun to wander through
The alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me

An old 1940s song, which I heard on Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs earlier today.

Performed here by Petula Clark and Guy Mitchell.

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