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Monday, 29 June 2009

EMI Music Site

I checked out the EMI website www.emi.com today, and what a great site it is.

I loved the design. It's free sign up. So easy. It only takes a few seconds, and then you're listening to some great artists. Plus, you can watch videos, although the videos did tend to buffer a little. Maybe it was the time of day when everybody was on the net.

I clicked on Artists, and there were so many I didn't know who to listen to first. I finally chose Pat Benatar.
A list of her albums appeared on the left side of my screen offering me a choice. So, I clicked on the album I wanted, selected a track and that was it. I could click to create my playlist, or just play the song. I played the song.

I even found the Indie group Bat for Lashes, who I hadn't heard of until last night when I watched them on the television performing at Glastonbury.

Next, I clicked on Charts, and discovered a list of the most played videos/audio over the last thirty days.

EMI have thought of everything with this site. A great plus is that they have made it very user friendly. It's a brilliant site, which I'll continue to use. Oh yes, there were a couple of competitions to enter too!

So, if you're a music boff like me then this site is definitely worth checking out.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Butlins Skegness








Hi-de-Hi!
Morning Campers! (Sorry, couldn't resist)

I last visited a Butlins holiday camp when I was three or fours years old. I have black and white photographs to prove it.

Last weekend I returned to Butlins in Skegness, and dragged Gloria, kicking and screaming, along with me. But she was just overtired, once she got there, she was fine.

I didn't know what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised. Although it is geared for children, there's plenty for adults too.



We stayed in a Gold Star apartment, and ate the good food in the Yacht Club Restaurant.
All of the staff, without exception, were absolutely marvellous, nothing was a trouble to them.
Mark and Cliff, you are stars.



The Red Coats entertained everyone.
Wish I had half of their stamina - they are unbelievable!



We enjoyed a 'chill out' visit to The Spa and had a dip in the Hydrotherapy Pool, but declined the offer of a drenching with freezing water from the Cold Bucket Splash. Can't understand how folks can enjoy that kind of thing.

We ventured to the fairground where we watched (notice I say watched) the scary rides whiz past at the speed of light.




The sun shone so we enjoyed a leisurely walk along the beach. I asked Gloria if she wanted a bucket and spade. She settled for a candy floss.
The security was amazing. Even to go onto the beach we had to show our key card to go out of the complex, and again on return. Children had to be accompanied by an adult.



There is something for the whole family at Butlins www.butlins.com
You can be entertained all day, and night. There is a great choice. It's perfect for water babies too. There is an outdoor pool and a great, and very popular, indoor Splash Waterworld.

We spoke to people who returned year after year.
Many regarded it as a safe environment.
Others - including me - loved the entertainment especially the Rock The Country Live Music Show, and Crossfire.



Monday, 8 June 2009

Infocus Magazine - Northallerton







The Summer Issue of Infocus Magazine
will be dropping through your letterbox about now. At least it will if you live in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

This quality magazine is brimming with useful information, offers, places to go and people to see. There is something for everyone within its pages. And, there are exciting competitions to enter too.

It's a great publication to advertise your business/service in. Plus, it's delivered by Royal Mail to more than 14,000 residential and business addresses quarterly. A terrific opportunity not to be missed. Contact: Christine Campbell www.jkanorth.com

I am delighted to be a part of this issue. Check out the article on page 12.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Sat Nav dreams about supple joints . . .











Sat Nav dreams about supple joints. Not hers, or mine, but Katie's.

Let me explain.

Katie is our aged horse, a true veteran of the equine species who is fast approaching 30 years of age. Katie enjoys her retirement, but suffers from chronic arthritis - the very thing that forced her into retirement in her mid 20's.

Katie has wintered well, yet as soon as the weather improved she started to show signs of worsening stiffness, and discomfort. Was this the beginning of the end for her?

Quite by chance Gloria (Sat Nav) was offered the opportunity from Gabriela Lerner of Collarways www.collarways.com to trial a joint supplement called Cetyl M. After Gloria learned about the positive effects of Cetyl M, she felt very positive about giving it a try with Katie on a trial specifically for the equine veteran.
(I'm thinking about sprinkling some on Sat Nav's cornflakes - shhhhhhhh! Don't tell her ;-)

After a discussion with our vet, we began Katie's trial on 20th May 2009.

Cetyl M is described as palatable - immediately Katie loved it's taste. It is flavoured with molasses and apple, and she eats it readily in her food, or out of our hands.
No problems tempting a fussy eater then!

Within a week we started to see signs of improvement.

Today, day 19, the improvement is remarkable. Her hind leg joints are actually flexible now, not fused, and there is a bounce in her step that hasn't been there for a long time. She is blooming.

Next week we will decrease Katie's intake to the maintenance dose recommendation. Shortly after that I will publish a blog to report on her progress.

Cetyl M is a natural product. It contains 100% plant based cetyl myristoleate derived from the Kombo nut.

For a limited time Collarways are offering a 20% discount off the RRP.

If you are thinking about trying or changing a joint supplement, then please try Cetyl M.

Up to date we have had an excellent result, and recommend it for any equines suffering from joint stiffness regardless of age, but for your golden oldies it's a must!