Happy Star Wars Day!

If you don’t know what that title means, it’s because of the date – May the 4th be with you. ¬†ūüôā

There are a few things I wanted to mention in this post. Firstly, I wanted to note that I’ve been writing this blog for a few months now, and therefore take the opportunity to say thank you to those who have been reading, commenting, liking and following this collection¬†of randomness so far. It’s my first foray into blogging, and I’m not trying to do anything fancy or change the world with it. I mainly just felt inspired to share some of my experiences, thoughts, favourite things, etc, having enjoyed the blogs and Youtube videos of various others.¬†If it interests and entertains people, then that’s awesome. I have been jotting down ideas for various posts I could do here, meaning¬†there’s potential for me to keep wittering¬†on for some time yet!

I’ve also been very flattered to get a mention in two other blogs in the space of a week recently¬†–¬†Life of a Blind Girl¬†and¬†Luke Sam Sowden. Thank you so much to Holly and Luke for including me in their lists of recommended bloggers, that’s really very¬†kind of you! ūüôā

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Audiobooks

I’ve written previously about the importance of¬†music¬†and audio description,¬†so I also want to post about the use of audio for books too. After all, books don’t just have to be printed on paper or displayed on a screen – a huge number of them have audio versions as well. They are particularly useful for visually impaired people of course, but sighted people can (and do) listen to them as well. I don’t personally use them very much – music, TV, films and the internet take up enough of my time where entertainment is concerned – but my mother listens to them a lot, and I do¬†listen to one or two¬†occasionally.

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The Music Never Dies

This week Prince became the latest in a seemingly bewildering number of prominent celebrity deaths in 2016. After Lemmy from Motorhead passed away at Christmas, the Grim Reaper seems to have been putting together his own entertainment festival, picking up people like David Bowie, Victoria Wood, Glenn Frey, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels, Terry Wogan, Frank Kelly, Alan Rickman, and many¬†other, with Prince being the latest. We’re only in April and already the year hasn’t been great for the celebrity world.

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50 Random Facts About Me

This is an idea I’ve seen elsewhere that I thought might¬†be fun to do, so you can find out¬†a bit more about me. A few of these facts you’ll know from elsewhere in my¬†blog, but most¬†I’ve never mentioned here before.

Since posting this, I’ve also made a video, which contains some of the same information as this post, but also some different facts as well, so do check it out:

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Album Reviews – Status Quo Deluxe CDs

In this post I’m going to review the 3 albums that Status Quo have just re-released as deluxe editions¬†On The Level,¬†If You Can’t Stand The Heat¬†and¬†Whatever You Want. Each consists of 2 CDs¬†– one for the original album, and the second for bonus tracks – plus a booklet, all within fold-out packaging. The albums are also available as downloads (without digital booklets).¬†I tend to download¬†albums online these days, but for my favourite bands like Status Quo, whose physical CDs I’ve bought over many years, I like to keep buying the CDs, at least for their studio albums. There are plenty of live shows of theirs I’ve downloaded.

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The VIP Daily Living Tag

There’s a new Visually Impaired Persons Tag doing the rounds at the moment, initiated by My Blurred World¬†and¬†Life of a Blind Girl, and¬†Fashioneyesta¬†has also responded to it at the time of writing. They’re all superb posts by superb bloggers, so they’re worth checking out.¬†Although I’ve not been tagged myself, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and join in anyway, as I do think they’re great questions. So hopefully nobody will mind. ūüôā

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Doctor Who Series 9 Blu-Ray Review

I love Doctor Who,¬†particularly¬†‘New Who’ from 2005 onwards. I should watch more of the Classic era, I know – I’ve seen a few of the older stories on TV or online and they’ve been alright, and I probably would watch more if I could easily and legally stream them from somewhere. But in any case, I’m enjoying the modern ones very much, and they were my first proper introduction to our Gallifreyan hero.

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