The Sunshine Blogger Award

I enjoy doing Q&A tag posts, whether they’re disability related or on other topics, as they’re a nice way to connect with other bloggers so we can get to know each other better, and it’s also lovely to be invited to participate in them.

And this time around, appropriately for summer, I’ve been very kindly nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This award is given by bloggers to other bloggers, to recognise and celebrate the creativity, positivity and inspiration in their work.

So to be nominated just once by anybody is a great honour. But over the last few weeks I’ve been nominated THREE times, which is extremely flattering! So thank you very much indeed to Holly (Life of a Blind Girl), Luke Sam Sowden & Carol (The Invisible Vision Project), it’s very generous of you all to nominate me! They’ve all asked completely different questions too, which is wonderful. So I hope you enjoy reading my answers to them all.

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My Christmas Music Collection

Back in 2016 I posted extensive lists of my music collection, and have done a few little updates on it since. But the one thing I didn’t get a chance to do last year, because I was moving house over the festive period, was to go through the Christmas music I’ve accumulated over the years.

So now it’s time to rectify that, with an epic feature-length Christmas special of a post, showing you the festive albums and tracks that I have in my collection. Some will be obvious, some probably much less so. And if you’ve followed my Christmas music advent calendar in 2017, you’ll have had a sneak preview of a few of them.

I hope you enjoy digging through it all, and maybe it’ll introduce you to some Christmas music you weren’t previously aware of. My intention is to update this post each year, so if there are any festive tracks or albums you think I should check out, do let me know and I’ll update this post accordingly.

I’ve also found as many of these songs as I can on Youtube and gathered them into a Christmas music playlist, so you can explore and shuffle it all to your heart’s content. Enjoy!

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Album Review – Golden Days (Brian May & Kerry Ellis)

In this post I’m going to do a first listen review of the new album by Brian May & Kerry Ellis entitled Golden Days, released last Friday. I’m a big Queen fan, including their solo work, and have enjoyed Kerry’s previous albums too. So I’ve been really looking forward to this.

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Music Haul November 2016

Now that I’ve listed everything in my current music and DVD collections, I can now do smaller posts on my latest purchases every so often, to show you what I’ve been buying And in October and November most years, in the run-up to Christmas, there are always a few new releases that I want to get.

I’ve already posted about the new DVDs I bought in my previous post, so this post is about the music I’ve recently acquired. Most of the music I get now is downloaded, but occasionally I’ll buy a physical set for one reason or another. So here’s the music I’ve got over the past couple of months – by Madness, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Howard Goodall, Derek & The Dominos, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and a little known band called Cherry Suede. Yes, I’ve been treating myself a little bit – but then I haven’t bought this much music for a while. It’s all come along at once!

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Music Collection – Q & R

I’m going through my music collection to list many of the artists and tracks I like, so you can see the variety of things I enjoy, and now I’m up to the letters Q & R. As before, I’m adding the tracks I mention to my Youtube playlist of favourite music, which you can shuffle to your heart’s content. There’s over 2,600 tracks on it now! 🙂

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Music Collection – K

I’m going through my music collection to list many of the artists and tracks I like, so you can see the variety of things I enjoy, and now I’m up to the letter K. As before, I’m adding the tracks I mention to my Youtube playlist of favourite music, which you can shuffle to your heart’s content. There’s now over 1,500 tracks on it! 🙂

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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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