Bring Me Sunshine

26 Apr

Sidey’s Weekend Theme is Sunshine.  Here in Stockport we don’t get much sunshine, being the English equivalent of Twilight‘s town of Forks, minus the pretty vampires.  So, just rain, then.

We have to make our own sunshine, so here you go – some fake sunshine, courtesy of You Tube:

Now that you are as depressed as we Stopfordians usually feel, here’s something that actually works like sunshine is supposed to:

Have a great weekend, flowers!

Big Sunflower

Big Sunflower (Photo credit: eggheadsherpa)

How to have fun in spite of rain:

 

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38 Responses to “Bring Me Sunshine”

  1. viv blake April 26, 2013 at 12:22 #

    We had summer yesterday and the day before. 7 ladies sewed on the veranda in shirtsleeves, gossiped and ate coffee and walnut cake. Today it is cold and wet and b….y miserable.
    Thank you for the music.

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  2. gigihawaii April 26, 2013 at 12:23 #

    Ha! Try streaking naked across the park in the full moonlight. No need for sunshine!

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  3. laurieanichols April 26, 2013 at 12:29 #

    The sun has been playing peek a boo here in Blandford. One day I see you the next day I don’t. Excellent selection of video’s Tilly, a perfect little pick me up.:)

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  4. mairedubhtx April 26, 2013 at 12:55 #

    We usually have sunshine, but today, when we need sunshine for our Battle of Flowers Parade for Fiesta, we have a bit of drizzle. The weatherman assures us that it will only be overcast by noon, parade-time. I truly hope so or he will have 500,000 disgruntled and wet people, as well as soggy confetti eggs. Pretty sunflowers.

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  5. sanstorm April 26, 2013 at 14:34 #

    I couldn’t bring myself to listen to the YouTube clips – both tracks are close to my Scottish/optimistic heart. Great to see the dancing in the rain pic again. I do running in the rain as I can’t dance.
    My post today is weather-based also 🙂

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  6. SidevieW April 26, 2013 at 15:24 #

    The first is a little overcast…..

    I see you learned some African tricks, dance in the rain!

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  7. SchmidleysScribbling April 26, 2013 at 16:32 #

    David does a neat rain dance too. Sometimes it makes it rain. Love that gym outfit. Dianne

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  8. Hattie April 26, 2013 at 17:42 #

    Remember that Swann and Flanders gag about summer? Oh yes, summer. Missed in last year; I was in the bathroom!
    You are very cute, by the way, as we say in my country.

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  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive April 26, 2013 at 17:48 #

    Great sunshine there to brighten the day. 🙂 Actually the sun is shining here at the moment but the day started off dull and very wet (yes, actual rain!) and we didn’t see the sun till the middle of the afternoon.

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  10. viveka April 26, 2013 at 18:12 #

    Linda, love your rain dance … *smile .. maybe that is what caused all the rain *smile
    To be songs about sunshine … they where pretty serious – but I liked the top video … great song – not much sunshine in Glasgow neither. *smile

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    • The Laughing Housewife April 26, 2013 at 18:26 #

      Yes, I found loads of sunshine songs but they were all so grim 😦

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      • viveka April 26, 2013 at 18:29 #

        Okay, I have never thought about that … before – what about You’re my Sunshine ???? *smile
        Linda, you are truly my sunshine and after that rain dance, you will be able to get away with murder from now on. *smile

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  11. sheilamariegrimes April 26, 2013 at 19:09 #

    Overcast here in Texas, USA today, but we get plenty of sun LOVE IT! Loved your post! It brings me sunny smiles!

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  12. kateshrewsday April 26, 2013 at 21:01 #

    A lovely sunshiney post, but that last photo eclipsed it all. Your exuberance is wonderful.

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  13. Rorybore April 26, 2013 at 21:01 #

    LOVE walking on sunshine!! We finally have some sun and a balmy 11 degrees C today. I’m not even wearing socks! that’s huge for a Canadian! 🙂

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  14. slpmartin April 26, 2013 at 22:17 #

    They make those sunlight lamps to fight depression…you might try one and see if it works when you’re feeling a bit down…but you seem to maintain high spirits most of the time despite the rain…have a great weekend.

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  15. benzeknees April 26, 2013 at 22:39 #

    What a dreary song the first one was, but I was bopping away to Walkin on Sunshine! Do I Spy pink toes to match your top?

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  16. colonialist April 26, 2013 at 22:45 #

    You know, they say it is a myth that Sunny South Africa gets more than the UK. We get day upon day of gloom. I seldom recall a day there where the sun didn’t at least put in a token appearance!

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  17. Three Well Beings April 27, 2013 at 05:43 #

    I feel so guilty, I get cold in a much warmer climate, and here you are cavorting and having fun without a wrap of any kind! You know how to beat back the gloom! Good for you!

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  18. Grannymar April 27, 2013 at 21:30 #

    The sun came out to tempt us, but it was Bl..dy cold!

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  19. MoreThanACat April 28, 2013 at 19:05 #

    Lovely post. Like Kate, I love the last photograph. You are clearly having great fun. Who needs the blue sky stuff?

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    • The Laughing Housewife April 28, 2013 at 19:34 #

      You have to make your own fun in this world, I’ve discovered…and even if I’m wrong, at least I’m having fun 🙂

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  20. eof737 May 2, 2013 at 13:17 #

    Good for you in that rain dance shot. 🙂

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