This is one of my all time favourite songs and Marty Pellow from Wet, Wet, Wet is one of my all time favourite singers. Amazing. But until this week I didn't know what the inspiration was behind the writing of the song. This is the story.
Reg Presley from The Troggs (and, I might add, someone that I met at a friends house years ago) had been touring. He arrived home on a Sunday morning as his wife was cooking traditional Sunday roast with his little daughter running around at her feet. Unless you have ever experience this bliss you wouldn't understand how "homely" this is. I have eaten "Sunday roast" in restaurants and in many countries but it can't be replicated. It's the family and the smells that create the ambiance. He felt so happy to be home in the bosom of his happy family that he was inspired to write this song.
Unfortunately for The Troggs the record wasn't the enormous hit that it was for Wet, Wet, Wet who gave it that special treatment that totally unique to them. Much like a Sunday roast!
Today I have 12 to lunch (including my daughter (my son-in-law is doing a triathlon or something!), my granddaughter, her husband, another 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, hopefully the weather will be dry so that the young ones can go out into the garden and give us some peace!)
I am cooking roast chicken with sage & onion stuffing, crispy, crispy, crispy roast potatoes (no-one cooks them like me, even though I say so myself), kale, cauliflower and broccoli. I always do Yorkshire pudding too. I know that Yorkshire Pud traditionally goes with roast beef but we think that it goes with roast anything! For "afters" we are having my special (secret recipe) rice pudding , raspberry crumble, strawberries and New York cheese cake. A real "lardy bloater" "bring my blanket so that I can have a nap" feast!
Afterwards I may even subject my family to a rendition of "Love is all around"!
Miss Piggy - "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
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