Jonny Bowler – Get Smart, Guana Batz & Heartbreak Hotel

Jonny Bowler is probably most well known for being the long time upright bass player and drummer for psychobilly favourites the Guana Batz, and of course, Klub Foot originals, Get Smart. For many years now Jonny Bowler has carved out a musical career for himself in the USA, playing for a huge variety of bands … Continue reading Jonny Bowler – Get Smart, Guana Batz & Heartbreak Hotel

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I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!

Those of you who know me in person, or have been following my blog for a while, will know that I "live" with mental illness. I  have been struggling with my mental health again for some time now. It's got to the stage where I decided to quit my job of 20 years due to menopause related anxiety … Continue reading I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!

Tea & Cake for the Soul now on Instagram

Well, I've finally opened up an Instagram account. I'd love it if you'd join me. My tag is @teaandcakeforthesoul I aim to be posting photos from home and abroad - art, nature, architecture, creatures, gigs, in fact, anything that has made me smile. Please give me a follow if this sounds of interest to you. … Continue reading Tea & Cake for the Soul now on Instagram

Ill-Fated Road Trips, A Crisis, A Resignation & An Anniversary!

I thought it was time that I touched base with you all. Quite a lot has been going on in my life, but not much here on my blog recently. So, to fill you all in, our much longed-for road trip had to be cancelled at the last minute, we then had several transatlantic phone … Continue reading Ill-Fated Road Trips, A Crisis, A Resignation & An Anniversary!

Spy Danger by Justin Davis

I have recently published reviews of two books from Blue Falcon Publishing, both aimed at slightly younger children. Spy Danger is aimed more at junior school children or those who are starting to read chapter books. Spy Danger is written by Justin Davis and illustrated by Claire Adele. This is a comprehensive chapter book of almost 200 … Continue reading Spy Danger by Justin Davis

Pete the Cheeky Parakeet by Cheryl Lee-White ‏

If you have young children or work in education, you may have seen my review of the book The King and The Cockerel by Sarah Morrell. Today I will be sharing my thoughts on another book from Blue Falcon Publishing - Pete the Cheeky Parakeet suitable for 3-7 year olds. Pete the Cheeky Parakeet is written by Cheryl … Continue reading Pete the Cheeky Parakeet by Cheryl Lee-White ‏

Top 10 Influential Albums by Craig Brackenridge

Many of my readers will already know Craig " Bracko" Brackenridge, one of the infamous jockabilly crew, and singer from former Scottish psychobilly band, The Rednecks. He is probably best known as author of the psychobilly bibles: Let's Wreck, Vinyl Dementia and Hell's Bent on Rockin', alongside the fictional tales of the youth cults and … Continue reading Top 10 Influential Albums by Craig Brackenridge