18.3.17 Kirkwood Hospice’s 30th Birthday

My Dad came with me to The Venue in Halifax to be my sound engineer for the evening which is always good fun, for one reason or another.  He put me on this career path and played ‘Manager’ when I was in my teens.  I would rely completely upon him to remember everything that we…

Alexandra Abandoning Ship

“A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for!” I was ready to board The Pride of York with my violins, amps and other essentials and in high heels might I add.  I wasn’t sure if the heels were a good move or not but hey, I’m always up for challenge haha….

13.11.15 HTAFC Catwalk

“I found myself in Wonderland” (Alice in Wonderland) It was an early start.  My dad came with me as general roadie and sound engineer 😀 I could NOT have done it without him.  The event was the final Ladies Lunch Fashion Show for Huddersfield Town Foundation, and it was going to be incredible.  Mandy Taylor…

22.10.15 The Mercure Launch

“Fate creates chances which give you opportunity.  It’s what you do next that creates your destiny.” (Lee Clothier, 2015) I first met Liam Grady by chance about a year ago when he turned up at my house to buy my Gerbils (that’s not a euphemism).  We got chatting and as it happens he is the owner…

21.9.15 The NAMBA Conference

So the trip continues… Still in the Dakota Hotel in Queensferry, I woke up at 10:40am and missed breakfast…again.  I always seem to miss breakfast when I stay elsewhere haha unless I’m at Seaham Hall…they always bring me breakfast in bed *grins*. I usually glance at my phone when I first wake up in a…

The Launch – Skoda Superb

“Travel in Style.  Travel in Space.” (Skoda 2015) So, the NEW Skoda Superb.  What do you think? I’ll be honest.  I didn’t get any time to have a look around the car or even give it a test drive to be able to write about the car itself, but the launch was fantastic at Doncaster’s…

29.8.15 The Safari Finale

“Behind every great musician is an untold story” (Alexandra Parker, 2015) What a night!!! Most definitely the best Safari night of the lot, and I am going to miss the Safari Nights so much! My day begin performing in the courtyard for an hour.  As I walked around the corner I could hear a beautiful…

Getting Wet on Safari

“People will never forget how you made them feel” Torrential rain, thunder & lightening meant that the pink sparkly wellies were making an appearance at this show.  I’ll be completely honest, I expected a hardly anyone at the open air concert at the Yorkshire Wild Life park just based on the weather.  As I approached the…

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One Live Show & One Ultimate Fail

“Whatever you are, be a good one” (Abraham Lincoln) I was ready for my performance and I thought it’d be a really good idea to do an introductory LIVE stream on Periscope (new app) today, not expecting any viewers at all, but I had 30.  Ultimate fail when I didn’t know how to end the…

8.8.15 – 1 Wedding, 1 Show and 1 hell of an embarrassing moment

I had a cheeky shopping trip on the morning *grits teeth*, I know, I just couldn’t help myself.  Chique in Doncaster just had their new stock delivered.  Needless to say, I left with 4 new dresses 😀 Rossington Hall welcomed me for a wedding before I flew across to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  The weather…