Hello one and all and welcome to my news page. Here you can see me as my two alter egos the ever efficient secretary
Prudie Jones, Evette the Spivette and plain old little me as you catch up with all that is current in my world. Regrettably
unlike Prudie my spelling is quite frightful at the best of times due to my dyslexia so I shall apologise now for anything
which might be shamefully mis-spelt. In the mean time I hope you find this page fun, entertaining and informative and become
a regular visitor to my site.
It’s been another busy week as I improve my exercise reshime and adjust to finding new ways of performing for my neighbours on the font lawn. Sadly my mobile phone has completely given up the ghost and has left me locked out which is extremely frustrating. It’s really difficult just trying to write this blog as I use my phone all the time for spelling as it’s easier to say the words rather than struggling with spell check which doesn’t always understand what I’m trying to say due to me getting the letters muddled. I’m worried the sim in the phone has become corrupted and I wont be able to swap it over loosing my telephone number resulting in me having to replace all my cards and stationary.
Thank-you Drawing from Flo and George!
I need to be able to go into a shop and get the phone unlocked but with every shop shut due to Covid -19 it’s left me in limbo unable to fix the problem. Two weeks ago I felt so positive trying to do something new. I started filming some short video blogs which I was able to post up on Facebook and then my phone said it had run out of storage which was when all the problems began. I so want to be able to do my own music videos and stream in real time but at the moment it’s out of my reach.
I don’t like to be defeated but sometimes it is best to stick to what you know and one thing I am good at
We’ll Meet Again!
is performing shows even though technology isn’t my bag. Last week I performed my first front lawn concert for Easter and the idea seems to have taken off. To my astonishment I was contacted by Helen Mulroy from BBC Look East yesterday and I was featured in the 6.30 pm program followed by me doing a live interview for BBC Three Counties Radio on the Nana Akua show later that evening. This morning my local paper The Leighton Buzzzrad Observer carried the story and later this week I’m hoping to do a few more concerts to lift local morale.
My front lawn concerts are not about attracting lots of people but more about doing something for my community in a small way by lifting peoples spirits through music and live performance. As long as social distancing is observed at all times and people watch me from the safety of their own gardens no rules are broken. I’m hoping to do a couple of shows
Today’s Local Paper!
this week and I’m waiting for the wind to drop. I often decide in the morning when I’m out jogging which is often the best time of the day to make a decision about the weather.
Last Thursday I performed my “We’ll Meet Again” ATS show and afterwards I was presented with a beautiful thank-you drawing from my neighbours children Flo and George. This week I’m hoping to do a Pearly Queen show to tie in with St Georges Day on the 23rd April. I’m watching the weather reports closely to know when it’s the best time to go. I also plan to do some mixed music shows and I would like to included the Leighton Buzzard song “Leighton with a B U Zee”. This song was written for me in 2006 and I featured it on my “Craziest Dream” Album in the same year. In time I would like to do a flicker video and I wondered if I could take the photos myself while I’m out exercising. In truth their is only so much a selfy can do and this will be a project for after the lock down.
In the mean time I’ve used another track from my album “Orange Coloured Sky” and had it made into a flicker video using the photos I had in stock from the shoot I did at The Control Tower at Egmere in Norfolk.
I’ve also been very fortunate to have a few videos sent to me by my neighbours who caught my “We’ll Meet Again” show. I’ve been amazed at the number of hits some of this footage has had on Facebook. To see the footage used by the BBC click the link where you can see me performing Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from my front garden. 16 Apr Apple Tree Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
This is all my news for now. Stay Safe Keep Well, Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉
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