Tour de France Grand Depart Stage 2 – Huddersfield

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you’re probably more than aware that it was the Grand Depart of the Tour De France this weekend, and where else but my home county of Yorkshire! We don’t usually watch the Tour, but we knew that it was a spectacle not to be missed, and that we had to go and try and see it just to see what it was all about. And boy, the atmosphere was incredible! We were one of the...

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HM2014 – 1st May

Another day down, another day successful. I went for another walk around Golden Acre last night, although this time I was on my own and without Cameron. It was really nice to get in a good walk and just to sit outside in the fresh air in the peace and quiet and relax after a hard day at work. I admit, I did spend a little too long watching a family of little ducklings that were swimming around the lake. They seemed a little less shy than...

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Eric Church and The Cadillac Three at The Ritz, Manchester

For Christmas, Cameron bought me tickets to see Eric Church at the Ritz in Manchester. Since it had been a while since we went away anywhere, we decided to get a hotel in the centre of Manchester and have the weekend away. Living in England, there’s not much opportunity to see country music played live, so I was incredibly excited to see one of my favourites, Eric Church, live for the first time! I didn’t expect it to be too busy...

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Moneyball…Finally!

Finally, about 2 months after it came out in America, and after I’ve read countless reviews, I went to see Moneyball yesterday. It came out on Friday, and the Saturday showing only had 6 people in (including me and my Dad). I did think that might be the case though, as the film was purely about baseball, and not many English people are that interested. I’m guessing Brad Pitt is the main reason the film is even showing in the UK. It...

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It’s not often I say this but…

I went to see The Help today and it was as good as the book. I read the book earlier this year, before I found out it was going to be released as a film. It was a great book, even made me cry in places. I managed to avoid the tears in the film though, although not sure Cameron did! 😛 If you’ve not read the book, it’s about the civil rights movement in America in the 1960’s. Set in Jackson, Mississippi, it’s about an...

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Wakey!Wakey!, Casey Shea, To Kill a King Part 1

A.K.A ‘I don’t know any executives…’ Tonight me and Frank returned back to the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham to see Wakey!Wakey again. We saw them play there in June and it was awesome, and tonight just cranked it up to a whole other level. They’ve redone the stage since last time, and it was much better. We got quite  a lot closer too! Ed Sheeran was playing next door at Rock City and there were massive queues...

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One Day, One Great Actor, One Dodgy Accent

I went to see One Day last night. Having read (and really enjoyed) the book, I was in two minds whether to go see the film or not. Surprisingly, the film was fantastic. They kept it quite true to the book (David Nicholls wrote the screenplay), although trying to fit 20 different years into the same film meant that a lot of the detail of the story was missed. The best part of the film was Jim Sturgess as Dexter – he played the part exactly...

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26 Tuesdays of Awesome Music!

One of my favourite artists, Ron Pope, is currently doing an awesome ’26 Tuesdays of Music’ project. I signed up for it in June, and the emails have been coming through every Tuesday since 5th July. The first week was a special treat with 5 songs included, and every week since then I’ve had an email in my inbox with a new song waiting to be downloaded. It’s a brilliant way of releasing new music, and I love that because...

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Ultimate Batting Practice? Maybe Not…

The MLB Fan Cave tweeted a link to this video earlier this week. When I first watched it, I thought it was quite impressive, but now I’m 99% sure it’s fake. Even so, it’s a pretty good fake video, definitely amused me the first time. (**Update: The video has now been removed from YouTube as it apparently violates the YouTube Terms of Service. Make of that what you will.)

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Just what I needed…

There have been a couple of times in the last week or so when I have heard/read something that was exactly what I needed. I have a couple of Bible reading plans, one is a 100 day reading plan in an old book I bought from Wesley Owen, and the other is Project 3:45 on YouVersion (great website btw – check it out). Last week, this came up on my reading plan and I thought it was perfect. 1 Peter 5:6-9 Humble yourselves, therefore, under...

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Sometimes, the answer is no

On the day that Brad Paisley’s new album has been released, I wanted to share my favourite Brad Paisley song – No. I love the words to this song. It is very easy to think that God isn’t listening if you are praying for something and it doesn’t seem like you get want you want, but God knows how your life should go, and sometimes, the answer is no. We just need to realise that this God has a plan, and everything will work...

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I know you want to stay in bed…

…but it’s light outside. That’s right folks, Wakey!Wakey! are coming to the UK for two dates, and guess who’s going to see them in Nottingham? Very, very excited! Frank is coming with me, and it is his first gig, so it is going to be really fun. I ordered some new Wakey Wakey music a couple of nights ago (narrowly missing out on the last copy of ‘Silent as a Movie’), and I am really loving it. If you want to...

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The simple ones are the best

Sometimes, the simple songs are the best ones, and the ones that resonate the most. I downloaded an album called ‘How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites Live from the Grand Ole Opry‘ from iTunes, and this song is on it The version on the album is by Vince Gill, but there was no video for that on YouTube. I did find this version which is very similar. There are not many words to the song, and no extra bells and whistles, but they are...

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Jesus Take The Wheel

This is one of my favourite Carrie Underwood songs. I love the words to it. None of us can do this on our own, we need to give Jesus control and let him guide us to what is right. Jesus take the wheel Take it from my hands Cause I can’t do this on my own I’m letting go So give me one more chance Save me from this road I’m on Jesus take the wheel

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The Way He Was Raised

When I first listened to this song, I was kind of half listening to the words thinking it was an okay song, then it got to the end and it hit me, all of a sudden it made sense. Now it’s one of my favourite songs, I just love the story and how it builds right to the end. ‘Cause that’s just the way He was raised When people start to gossip, He’d just walk away He always loved his neighbor no matter what they’d...

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Don’t Laugh at Me

I first heard this song on an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, when Mark Wills sung it to a little girl who had been burned really badly. I fell in love with the song and the words, it’s just beautiful. Here’s the lyrics to the chorus, and I’ve put the video below if you want to listen to it. Amazing. Don’t laugh at me Don’t call me names Don’t get your pleasure from my pain In God’s eyes...

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