Say Yes To Yoga

I am supporting small businesses by giving them a shout out on my blog. Next up is business owner Gemma Williams talking about CIGNO

We offer amazing coffee that people must come and try! As CIGNO is our own business we have taken care to create relaxing surroundings.   To complement our coffee offer we serve breakfast, lunch and also have a children’s menu. ….

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Cigno Coffee Shop

I am supporting small businesses by giving them a shout out on my blog. Next up is business owner Gemma Williams talking about CIGNO

We offer amazing coffee that people must come and try! As CIGNO is our own business we have taken care to create relaxing surroundings.   To complement our coffee offer we serve breakfast, lunch and also have a children’s menu. ….

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TIDAL

I have reached blog number 20 with this blog!!! 🙂
In the last in my series of Music Streaming Services reviews, I am reviewing a service that is very much geared towards delivering a quality listening experience, but does it deliver? Here is my TIDAL review……

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Apple Music

Apple basically invented the online music business with iTunes back in 2001. Just over a decade later in 2015 Apple created Apple Music, a music and video streaming service to compliment iTunes. Today, Apple Music has around 60 million subscribers and coincidentally around 60 million tracks across all major and independent studios……….

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Amazon Music

Eager to promote its emerging entertainment strategy, Amazon launched ‘Amazon Music’ in 2007. Like other Amazon companies the music service started off small, with a catalogue of 2 million songs. It has now grown to host around 60 million songs, and has spawned sponsorship deals, concerts for Prime Video, and supported upcoming artists. The service is reported to have 55 Million Listeners…….

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Spotify

First up is Spotify. This is probably the best known of the music services being discussed in this blog. The service was launched in April 2006, has 286 million users and can be found pretty much on any connected electronic device, be it games console, TV, phone, tablet, connected speaker system and has about 50 million songs………

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Rocketman

In its essence, Rocketman is a Biopic showing the transformation of a child named Reginald Dwight through to the pop icon that is Elton John. The movie charts his troubled formative childhood years that shows us glimpses of his genius, through to teenage years and young adult angst. It shines a window on key life events such as his coming out, drug and substance addiction and introduces us to the brilliant Bernie Taupin. All this is framed around Elton’s epic songs. It is reported that Dexter and Elton talked extensively about his younger years and this shows. Biopics can be staid, boring and procedural, this however has been injected with a massive jolt of Elton’s flamboyant personality and you get the sense you are watching a very personal history unfold on screen………

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125 years of Cinema

t’s amazing to think that we have been fascinated by the moving image for centuries. It’s conceivable to think that every era of human civilisation has a record of moving pictures. Whether it is the primitive arts of Shadowgraphy (the art of performing a story by making hand shadows) to the latest 8k images we see today.

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Covid 19

With all that is going on in the world it doesn’t seem appropriate to put out regular review of days out etc. Instead Miss Hedgehog asked me to write a blog about what help and support there is for people having to stay at home – a great Idea! Please feel free to comment or…

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Holy Island Of Lindisfarne

“Winter was an unforgiving time on Holy Island. Harsh winds from the North Sea whipped through the cobbled streets between the squat, stone cottages which huddled together as if for warmth. Above the village the Priory loomed, crippled but still standing after a thousand years.” ― L.J. Ross, Holy Island The Hedgehog and friends recently took a…

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Octopus Energy

I discuss Octopus my thoughts on Octopus Energy UPDATED 09/02/2020

When it was time to look at another deal, Octopus were still cheaper than the ‘big 6’, but not the cheapest on the market. They would also not provide any discount for being an existing customer, citing that the prices for all customers are competitive. I thought this was a refreshing strategy -basically take our prices or don’t……

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