Tick Tock Tuesday #6 (19 November 2019)

I thought I’d create a new challenge. It is a challenge primarily for me, because I’m new to this platform, and because you don’t really know me yet, nor I you. As my name suggests, I am recovering from a stroke, and I like to push myself in all kinds of little ways… including getting to know the Wonderful World of WordPress. Although this is something I will be doing, I invite you, if this idea takes your fancy, to play along with me and share with me some of your own selections.

My plan is: each Tuesday, until I run dry, I shall post some piece of art with which I have some connection – which has helped to mould me, which makes me tick. Okay, a piece of art is a bit vague – it might be a piece of music, a movie, a book, a painting, or ???? – so my phrasiology is deliberate. It might be anything – I will play this post by ear, so I’m not sure what I’ll think of each week. And, I’ll keep posting on the theme weekly until I run out of ideas.

My rules? Well, I’m not big on rules! My choice will be something with which I feel a connection. That’ll be the important thing, just having some kind of fleeting affection for something probably won’t be enough, unless I’m using my choice as an example of something bigger.

It will be one choice per week – I’m aware that long posts can be quite onerous to read, and I’m in no hurry to complete this so if I have two ideas, I’ll probably hold the second until the next week.

In that same vein, I’ve created this block as a Reusable Block, which I intend repeating for every post on this theme. The block ends with a full-width separator, so if you want to skip ahead each week it doesn’t really matter.

I probably won’t post any lyrics, or any kind of analysis – if you like my choice, the information will be out there for you. But I will try to briefly explain why I feel a connection to my choice, just to try and enhance readers’ understanding of what makes me tick.

I will tag my posts #TTT and I will go looking for other posts with that tag. If you’d like to join in, please do the same, or comment, or pingback to this post, and feel free to reproduce my graphic. Lastly, I look forward to reading about what makes you tick.


Last week I introduced my love of Irish music, and you don’t listen to Irish music for very long before you meet The Dubliners.

So, I had their CD in my car, and sometimes had to ferry my young daughter here and there. Of course, the two cross-pollinated, especially as she would have been at an age where she could recognise the the lyrics to a very hilarious story.

So this song became a favourite, both her’s and mine, and has very personal memories of my young daughter for me. When you listen, you’ll understand why it was a favourite. I dare anybody who works to try this one with their employer!

Author: Stroke Survivor UK

Designed and developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, and have since released a couple of apps. I split my time between this and voluntary work. I am married, with a grown-up, left-home child.

16 thoughts on “Tick Tock Tuesday #6 (19 November 2019)”

  1. I’m starting to get the idea of the challenge. Does it have to be posted on a Tuesday? Can it be Thursday? That would make sense with the letters but is Saturday also possible with the tag TTT? I’m thinking about a post but it’s not out of my head yet.

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    1. I’m glad you like the idea. I started with the phrase “what makes me tick”, which became tick-tock. Just for the alliteration, I thought of Tuesday or Thursday. The rest was just a 50:50. Please, if you like the idea, any day is good. I’m lined up for Tuesdays, but you can choose whichever day you prefer. In future weeks I have a movie, some classical music, after christmas some comedy from tv. I have an artist on my list, not yet scheduled. So, basically, anything you like. I have thought of a disproportionate number of modern songs, I guess that shows that, for me it is probably the most memorable of all the art forms.

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      1. Comedy would be great also! I have also many songs originals, covers, nothing with food yet for Sunday but there is time. I don’t know how to fit it in one blog. I’m supposed to write about depression …. πŸ™‚

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        1. I scheduled the comedy for the first couple of weeks in Jan, just because it is a depressing time. Two lots, I know who but not yet what. My plan is to have a think over christmas.
          I have an old UK #1 on food, but I’m not sure if you’ll know it. I read that it did well in the US too, but not sure about Europe. I thought turkey was the difficult word, though I thought of one (but I’m not using that because I don’t really like the song). It was only when I read turkey that I realised it was coming up to Thanksgiving.

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              1. Haha that is a good one πŸ™‚ I listened to this song the whole week almost and just now ‘heard’ it. I’ll see if I’ll have time to write all the important facts (like who wrote it, I don’t know …) It sounds fun to participate πŸ™‚

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