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Favourite Music Friday: Dante’s Prayer

Loreena McKennitt’s music is widely known and admired, and one of my favourite songs, that appears on the 1997 album, The Book of Secrets, is “Dante’s Prayer”. The first song of McKennitt’s which I fell in love with, is actually “The Mummer’s Dance” — although I had no idea at the time of who sang… Continue reading Favourite Music Friday: Dante’s Prayer

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Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song

I’ve decided to start the “weekly finds” posts again, as they are a lot of fun for me and they also give an idea of what I read that influences my fiction (up to a point, obviously). I’ll still do Friday Favourite Music as well, but I think it will more often than not be… Continue reading Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song

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Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWey1DBAchM A-ha’s music has been part of my whole life (literally — their first song was released the year before I was born) and I still love their music just as much as I did when I was younger. Mind you, it probably helped me learn English quite a bit, now that I think about… Continue reading Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

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Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs

It's a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From Bethlehem), Hierdie kind (This Child) and Kersfees in Kaapstad (Christmas in… Continue reading Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs