An Emotional Rollercoaster of rejoicing and…. feeling pensive (or should that be ‘pensieve?’)

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I wasn’t going to write a new post tonight – given my nervousness from the day – but now I’ve calmed down, I’m ready to supply my thoughts. This morning, I had an interview for an ABA Tutor (Applied Behaviour Analysis) in an autistic primary and secondary school, and throughout the afternoon, I was certain […]

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Want to fit in with the locals of Emmerdale Village? Don’t turn away, here’s some lingo today!

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Through watching ‘Emmerdale’ clips for over six hours, (sad as that is) I’ve come to learn that there are various ways of saying things around the village. After all, you have to spruce up your language if you want to shop at David’s, have a coffee at Bob and Brenda’s, or enjoy a lazy afternoon […]

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My Bad Boy of Emmerdale: Why do I love Robert Sugden?

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Robert Sugden…. The Schemer. The Manipulator. The Accidental-Killer. A guy with no limits, and sometimes (it appears) no conscience. He’s been beaten up, shot, threatened, and even left for dead, after his step son deliberately tried to poison him with carbon monoxide…. That handsome face has been punched so many times it’s hard to keep […]

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<3 Meeting Busted at James Bourne's Birthday Book Signing! <3 13th September 2004 <3 and more....

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Evening, all. Tonight is that promised post about the time when I was lucky enough to meet James, Matt, and Charlie from ‘Busted.’ I’ll also go into detail re my adoration of their music, their style, and the fact that they gave a little nod to their ‘What I go to school for’ video last […]

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Reflections and Resolutions, the Rachel E. Brooker Way!

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Forgive the lateness of this post, but I was ill yesterday with a terrible headache; and even stopped watching my ‘Emmerdale’ clips because of it. That’s when you know I feel bad! Anyway, here are my reflections on 2019…. It was a year of self-discovery, really. I quit my barista job, deciding that the next […]

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Confession: I’m an overly- obsessive Emmerdalian…. even my cat watches it!

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Despite this new obsession (I have so many in the collection!) I’m not – generally – a girl who likes soaps. Back in the day, I used to catch ‘Eastenders’, and ‘Hollyoaks’, but usually only when a story line grabbed my attention. Hello the Kat, Alfie and Andy drama! I’ll never forget the classic wedding […]

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The Magic of Being a Harry Potter extra…. the best backstage bits! Day One <:) EDITED: FOUND OLD DIARY!

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September 2007 ….. Day One in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Euphoria, that’s all I remember feeling. Pure euphoria.  Six oc’lock me and Mum rose from our beds, and then half an hour later- There I was, sat in a car on my way to filming Harry Potter.  The clouds were grey and dull, […]

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Performing Arts Goals: 2020 (and a little bit of history!)

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Dream it. Wish it. Do it. I’ve always loved performing. If you gave me a situation where I had to either order dinner in a restaurant, or sing to the waiters, I know which I’d pick. Putting on another’s mask is easier (and always has been.) Anyone else like this? I’ll never forget the first […]

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