‘I’ve been to the Year 3000,’ (and back again) BASS MANIA!

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When my singing teacher joked, “You’ve played the keyboard in videos now, you should play the bass next time!” I allowed myself a giggle. Me? A bass player? The idea was ludicrous; a notion for a comedy show…. and yet…. The next evening, Dad suggested that I try his out. It took me five minutes […]

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Are Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy emails the new fanfiction fad? Well, it’s definitely mine!

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In the summer of 2004, I sent an email as Harry Potter. My friend replied, as Draco Malfoy. A little down the line, we put the emailing behind us. She had her life. I had mine. It was a cluttered time, filled with school, homework, family. The years moved on, but I had never forgotten […]

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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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