Mah-Na Mah-Na and Florence

Accidently Kelly Street. Do you remember that song? Where friends and strangers sometimes meet. Eighteen years later it still makes me smile – it’s so catchy and upbeat that it makes you feel good in no time.  Try singing it when your stressed and see what happens.

Everyone deep down loves a good sing-a-long, whether it’s the person listening to their headphones on the tube or the people having the SingStar showdown at home (sorry neighbours) or that girl at work that thinks she is all alone in the bathroom.

Singing makes you feel good.

I have to admit singing was easier done drunk but also cheered me up when I struggled through the next day, ‘Ain’t no Sunshine when you are gone’ got me sympathy after a hard day in the office and the Muppets song was a sure-fire crowd pleaser – you’ll always get someone finishing it for you. Mah-Na Mah-Na…

At Florence and the Machine last night I really put my singing to the test.  After listening to her new album, Ceremonials, all week, I realised that it’s fine if you don’t know all the words because it’s kinda more fun to just make them up as you go along! Already I’ve booked tickets to a few more concerts because, if I’m honest, I think people like my voice a whole lot more when they can’t really hear it.

Caz x

my forté: singing badly

This week’s challenge: Sing. Loudly. Badly. Off-key. Whatever you like. It works.

Now if there ever has been a challenge that’s made for me, this is it. Singing loudly, badly and off-key is something that I do very, very well. You might think that I’m just saying that but I’m not. I’m that bad. And I love it.

I’m lucky enough to be going to see Florence in concert this week and where better to sing at the top of my lungs than at a Florence concert. But singing is such a good de-stresser so I plan to be entertaining people with a few tunes whenever I’m feeling a little frayed – at work, on the tube, at Tesco’s on Sunday ten minutes before the shops close. Not sure they will appreciate it as much as me.

Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Cover your entire body in cocoa butter & fall asleep.