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A Shout-out to all my Writer Friends

How are you getting on out there? I’ve been wondering how we can best support each other through this surreal time.

At the beginning of this year, I rattled off the first 25,000 words of my WIP in double-quick time. I felt unstoppable, thinking I was on my way to achieving a personal-best NaNoWriMo moment. Then I stalled.

Life As We Know It

It’s horribly surreal.  Waking up to another beautiful morning and knowing the proverbial shit is about to hit the fan.

Life as we know it is about to change.

The fields around me were ploughed and planted with potatoes yesterday. Superficially, life as we know it appears to be carrying on as normal, but a big, black underbelly of invisible menace is lurking, waiting to strike.

Stockpiling for Uncertainty – Are You Brexit Ready?

In Jersey and Guernsey, we are only live a short hop from St. Malo and our Entente has been extremely Cordiale for years, thank you very much.  Yet the repercussions of Brexit will affect us just as much as everybody domiciled in the UK mainland, not least when it comes supermarket shopping, as all our supplies are brought in by boat.

Creative Words Matter

I returned home with my head buzzing and lost all track of time, as I embarked on a wine-fuelled creative writing binge.

COUNTDOWN TO KESWICK – Sorel Point to Devil’s Hole and back

We are so lucky in Jersey to have such wonderful walks on our doorstep.

MUSIC AND MINDSET – One Week Online Course with Jaime Boylan from Monday 15th January 2018

Book your online Music and Mindset course with Jaime Boylan now.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY

Happy Wednesday.  I’m getting excited about going on my annual holiday next week and took an hour or so today to reflect on what a huge impact travelling has had on my life and this short vid is the outcome.  I have no regrets about spending my hard earned cash Continue Reading

DO IT TODAY! – A message from my top Blog Dog

Lose your heart to a dog … like I did.

FEELING THE QI

For the unenlightened Qigong – alternative spelling schi gung or chi kung – is: … an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to Continue Reading

Lost Blogs Music Channel – Serkeidian

UK VOTE TO TURN THEIR BACK ON THE EU

At a time when the world should all be pulling together to fight the evil that threatens to destroy it he British public have voted to alienate themselves from the rest of Europe.

Lost Blogs Music Channel – Sara Strudwick with Jack Helm

Sara Strudwick featuring Jack Helm on guitar supporting Nerina Pallot at the Jersey Opera House June 2016

Attention all Jersey Writers!  Creative Writing Workshop Coming Soon!

If you are just dabbling with the idea your writing your first novel or ploughing your way through the first draft this is a weekend you should definitely be a part of this weekend because I guarantee that you will feel totally motivated by the end of it

Music Video – Sara Strudwick – James Bay Cover

  A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to Sara Strudwick who recently joined the small Island of Jersey’s upcoming talent list and featured a video of her cover of Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats. All Sara’s videos to date have all been produced by somebody else on Jersey’s upcoming talent list, 19-year-old guitarist  Jack Continue Reading

Upcoming Jersey Talent – The Paradox

More Jersey talent in the making? The Paradox is a very young Jersey band who are being mentored by Martyn Cast of the Jenca Music School and they are Nina Pinto – Vocals/Guitar/Keyboard Michaela Paradiso – Vocals/Guitar Sylvie Therezien – Lead Guitar Sally Moody-Black – Bass Guitar Thomas Vernon – Continue Reading

JERSEY BOY LANDS ROLE IN EASTENDERS

I am not sure if it is something in the water but, for an island which is only 5 miles/8 km long by 9 miles/14.5 km wide, Jersey produces a remarkable amount of successful entertainers for both the stage and screen. The latest young performer to join the ever growing list of Jersey Continue Reading

The Jersey Bounce in Full Swing

I saw The Jersey Bounce for the first time supporting Tom Jones earlier this year on a big stage and absolutely loved their performance. Quite why I had never seen them before is beyond me! This is an incredible, Jersey-based,10 piece jazz/swing band fronted by Mark Willmett who has been Continue Reading

OH! Cafébar has the WOW! Taste Factor

I have eaten at the Oh! Cafébar at Jersey’s Opera House twice in two weeks. For a pre-show meal or just a gourmet experience, you would be hard pushed to find anywhere better. The service is excellent, the menu is varied and the food first class. Their duck pate is Continue Reading

Counting the days to Ray Quinn and the Jersey Bounce!

At The Opera House, Jersey 10/10/14 in aid of the Jersey Branch of The Parkinson’s Charity. Be there! It will be a great evening with the effervescent Jersey Bounce and Ray Quinn promoting his new album Old Soul; Young Blood.

Ray Quinn and The Jersey Bounce – Now Ain’t That Kick in the Head? 10/10/2014

I saw The Jersey Bounce for the first time supporting Tom Jones recently and was absolutely knocked out by their performance. I couldn’t understand, given the fact that they are based in Jersey, that I had never been to one of their gigs before. So I had just starting to Continue Reading

Not so Big Bertha skirts Jersey – Collateral Damage

I think Jersey might have got off quite lightly……

Batten Down Your Hatches – Is Big Bertha About To Hit Channel Islands?

How can our weather go from this A double rainbow taken by Steve Peat at Beaumont, Jersey yesterday evening To this? A satellite image shows Bertha travelling up the Atlantic coast. Bertha is the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Photograph: Handout/Getty Images Is Big Bertha heading for Continue Reading

The West End Experience Comes To Jersey

My Father loved the Musical Theatre and from a very young age my parents took me to the West End shows. By the time I was 10, I was word perfect. I knew all of the songs from The King and I, South Pacific and My Fair Lady. But my Continue Reading

Support Acts – Legend in the Park – Jersey – 18/07/2014

For a small Island, Jersey continues to produce the most amazing talent, as the supporting acts for Tom Jones proved on Friday night. Samuel Walwyn kick started the evening. </a I was gutted to have missed his performance, but I am sure we will all hear more about this talented Continue Reading

Tom Jones! My, My, My! Has He Still Got ‘IT’?!

Who says there is no culture in Jersey … as in the Channel Islands! We had a fantastic time on Friday being entertained by up and coming Jersey artists – and believe me we have quite a few – who were supporting The Legend that is Tom Jones. Never having Continue Reading

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