I love Tom Jones. No if, ands, or buts.
And no joke. 🙂
There’s something inherently sexy about him. I’ve been lucky enough to see him live twice – once with my mom and once with my parents and a man I was dating at the time.
Neither time did I throw my panties at him.
I’m disappointed in myself about this.
Anyway, Tom Jones brings to mind a snippet of a memory. Summertime in Germany, spending days at the Schwimmbad Heddernheim (Heddernheim is a city district of Frankfurt am Main. You can read more here, if you’re interested), and a schwimmbad is German for swimming pool.
The interesting thing about Heddernhem (which is all we used to call the schwimmbad) was that it was all outside. Lots of grassy area to sunbathe and hang out, a fantastic slide that looked a little something this this:
and had lots of swim related things to do. I honestly don’t remember anything except the slide (which I remember as looking a bit different than the image, but we’re talking well over 30 years ago, so it may have actually been updated OR my memory sucks…) and the grassy area.
I have a snippet of memory of meeting a handsome German guy who was deaf at the slide, and another of sunbathing while blasting “Kiss” by the Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones and a boombox.
With all the cold temperatures – as much as I’ve enjoyed the change of pace – it’s awesome to have a summer memory to warm things up a bit.
So, Happy Monday, and I hope this helps get your week off to a great start!