David Bowie – Starman

Another track that my son have been asking Spotify to stream. To be honest, I did not know this song but it made it to my playlist as more than likely my son is learning this song during music lessons. David Bowie’s “Starman,” released in 1972 as part of his iconic album The Rise and […]

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Père Lachaise Cemetery

A place I would have never visited when I was growing up due to having a superstitious upbringing. Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris, France, at 44 hectares or 110 acres. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world. There is a bit of […]

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Carpenters – Top of The World

This is one of the first songs I learnt to sing when I was a child thanks to my mother in particular. We used to have this karaoke machine installed in our house and Carpenters were on the tracklist. It recently came back to me because my song started singing this song and I suspect […]

Dune of Pilat

We took a long drive for a short mini break. Thanks to my better half who booked this getaway based on recommendations by our French teachers. The Dune of Pilat (French: Dune du Pilat, its official name), also known as Grande Dune du Pilat, is the highest sand dune in Europe. Situated in La Teste-de-Buch […]

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Little Big – Uno

This quirky quartet comes from Russia and unfortunately were unable to compete in Eurovision due to the contest being cancelled in 2020 during the pandemic. Formed in 2013, Little Big is not merely a band; they are a phenomenon, a riotous celebration of music, art, and unapologetic self-expression. Comprising members Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton […]

Foire De Paris

Over the weekend, we were fortunate enough to visit the 120th edition of Foire De Paris at the Paris Exhibition Center. We missed the events last year and eventhough we had a busy weekend, we had to squeeze it in. We drove to the venue and there were abundance of parking spots available. The fair […]

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Brotherhood of Man – Save Your Kisses For Me

I never knew this was a Eurovision winner and never knew the name of the band but recognised the song. Brotherhood of Man is a British pop group formed in the late 1960s. The group originally consisted of Martin Lee, Lee Sheridan, Nicky Stevens, and Sandra Stevens. They gained popularity in the 1970s with their […]

Gina G – (Ooh Aah) Just A Little Bit

Gina G, born Gina Mary Gardiner, is an Australian-British singer who gained international recognition for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996. Representing the United Kingdom with her upbeat and catchy dance-pop song “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit,” Gina G captivated audiences and quickly became one of the most memorable contestants in […]

t.A.T.u – Not Gonna Get Us

Riding on the Eurovision related acts, here are the team that placed 3rd but made a huge impact. t.A.T.u was a groundbreaking Russian pop duo formed in the early 2000s, consisting of singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. They gained international fame with their controversial image and catchy pop tunes. In 2003, they represented Russia […]

Troyes

On our way back from a weekend getaway in Les Riceys, we stopped by the medieval town of Troyes. This place have roots to the celtics and roman eras. Troyes, a charming city nestled in the Champagne region of northeastern France, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty. Known for its well-preserved […]