Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

From Head to Heart


Hard and Fast with the British Heart Foundation

You know how the first thing you hear in the morning tends to stay wedged in you mind? When I woke to the clock radio yesterday morning it was to the sound of the Bee Gees track ‘Staying Alive’. I couldn’t get it out of my head, which is perhaps no bad thing, Vinnie says so and who’d argue with Vinnie.

It was a good thing however that I was the only one in the office yesterday, as tuneful I am not.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “From Head to Heart

  1. I think this is where they got the idea

  2. Wonderful video and very much appreciate the post.

  3. I would never argue with Vinnie. But now I have this curious urge to stride down the boulevard to a thumping disco beat.

  4. I learned how to do CPR to the tune of “Nellie the Elephant”. Not sure which tune is more unsuitable to be sung (or hummed) when pounding on the chest of some poor soul!

    I probably would argue with Vinnie – just for the heck of it, you understand. Mind you, my mother always said I could “start a fight in an empty hoose”!

  5. It must be something about the way the shoulders take up the slack but neither of these two men seemed able to keep to the beat at all. I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be two beats to the bar or one. I think maybe this wasn’t the best tune to choose, except that the words are perfect.

  6. That “Stayin’ Alive” refrain does word associate quite well with the kind of situation you’d need to use CPR in. However, there is an age cutoff below which “BeeGees” would provoke a look of total cluelessness.

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