So I have written my very first song. The song was written while I was on a train from Manchester going to London back in December of 2017 - as it was a long ass train ride. Melodies came in first, and then the words. The song was shelved for more than two years.
Now 2020, in the midst of this horrible pandemic, I thought I'd re-write the song even if I have limited ways of transferring it to an actual piece of music. I firmly believe it is a catchy tune, and everyone can relate and sing to it.
We all have experienced this crisis, it is a global challenge. I am sure all of you have discovered something inside yourself, that staying home has somehow helped you find a way to do something new, something special.
In the past 60 days since UK (and the Falklands) had a lockdown (Falklands are now back to normal, slowly via bubbles), I lost weight (2 stones so far yay!) by religiously doing HITT and watched what I ate, returned to my old hobbies like reading books, participated in some social media projects, promos, and fundraising activities like @julietmusical and @the_food_chain in London to help raise funds for the HIV community, recorded a cover song with my previous band mates, did a lot of artwork, and other sensible things to cope with the isolation (although we are very much isolated from the world lol)
Since Her Majesty, The Queen spoke to us about staying home and provided hope that one day, #WeWillMeetAgain - she reignited the songwriter in me. By the way, it will be a Christmas Song, to spark hope that we will all be back to where it was by the end of the year. I know, 2020 has been a b*tch, but we will get through this hopefully by Christmas.
This Christmas song will speak about you, and all of us - and I am excited to collaborate with a few talented people from where I am right now very very soon. Watch this space, and Mariah Carey, your Christmas Song is a sure fire hit every holiday season, this one aims to be like that. Of course there will be a music video :-) #MyFirstSong #01092020 #SaveTheDate #Christmas2020 #wewillmeetagain#christmaslights#oxfordstreet#wheninlondon#throwback#itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear
If you can believe it, it's already less than 2-months until we hit Christmas in July! As such, we're getting ready to record our annual Christmas in July bonus episode! This year, we're doing a special on Christmas traditions abroad, and we want to hear from our listeners - especially our foreign ones, as we'd love some firsthand accounts!
If you're up for it, we'd love you to make a recording introducing yourselves, letting us know where you're from, and talking a bit about Christmas traditions in your country and/or city!
You don't have to be foreign to join in the fun though - if you're American, you can "adopt" a foreign country for this assignment, do a bit of research, and make a recording for our show as well! In addition to telling us about Christmas traditions in your American state/city!
🎄Deck the hols with lockdown Christmas🎄
Ok I’ve been getting all kinds of messages...
So yes 😂
Yes we had “Christmas” today
Decs, stockings, BBQ cranberry, Brie, stuffing burgers, paddling pool, Christmas music, and CAKE!
And the kids had NO IDEA!
Their little faces were worth it! .
During lockdown so many days have felt so monotonous right?
Hopefully today will be a day they can remember.
Oh and shout out to my hubby because he did totally have to persuade me 😂😂
What have you done to break up the days? ⛄️⛄️⛄️ #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear
My DIY mini Christmas tree in 2019. I got the idea when I made the cinnamon candles. I silver-sprayed a styrofoam cone and stuck dried orange/lemon slices and other decor onto it with a glue gun. I used a tiny wood branch as the tree trunk. The rest was just to light the candle (thus softening the wax) and sticking the branch into it and let it harden again. I decorated the top with a piece of simple wine-red ribbon.
Happy Monday, Christmas Fanatics! And Happy Memorial Day!
Our newest episode, "That's What Christmas Memories Are Made From. They're Not Planned, They're Not Scheduled, Nobody Puts Them In Their Blackberry - They Just Happen." - in which the elves discuss the infamous 2006 holiday film, "Deck the Halls" - is now live!