Another book

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Nov 292016
 

front-cover-with-title-2-white-001I have published another book, “The sound of my own voice”, described in my listing as

“a lighthearted look at the author’s experiences of radio presenting on commercial and hospital radio, together with advice on how to plan and  produce radio programmes.”

You can see a preview of the book here and buy a copy online at Amazon

Walking

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Nov 262016
 

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We enjoy walking in the mountains and valleys around our home and although our activities were curtailed during the very hot summer, the weather has cooled considerably since September, making it more comfortable. Sometimes we walk from our villa across the ‘campo’ or countryside in our own valley and recently visited Isbert’s Folly, the small but disused dam in the gorge in the Vall de Leguart. We had only previously visited this place by car but the 10km walk there and back was very enjoyable.

We also discovered this year the Ruta de los 8 pueblos, the route of the 8 villages, in the Vall de Gallinera which is a half-hour drive away but allows to vary the distance we cover each time between the villages, where we are able to stop for a coffee or sometimes for lunch.

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Tap dancing and singing

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Nov 262016
 

We continue to be busy with two of our hobbies – Celia’s tap dancing and Vernon’s singing with the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir.

Once again, Celia took part with her dance class in what has now become an annual event – the Tapathon – in aid of BBC Children in Need and an attempt to break the world record for the number of people tap dancing at the same time. The record of just over 7,500 has eluded them so far but they are keeping their fingers crossed that their luck will change this year. This year Vernon supplied the PA system for the half-hour show, which ensured a better sound for both the dancers and the audience. A video of the record attempt can be viewed here

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For the second year running, the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir was asked to join the Remembrance Service, organised by the local branch of the Royal British Legion in Moraira Church. Included in the boy’s performance this year was a new and very poignant song from the film ‘We were soldiers’ called ‘Mansions of the Lord’.

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The choir are now rehearsing for a busy season of carol concerts in the run-up to Christmas.