Nottingham’s The Gorgeous Chans reviewed

http://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/music-reviews/marina-i-by-the-gorgeous-chans-single/24607

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When Bob Marley stayed at my house.

In the winter of 1972, Bob Marley stayed with us for a few days. After he’d left, I found something he’d written on a brown envelope. He may have wanted it for a song but I’ll never know. Here it is!

Don’t worry if it’s minus four
The weather man says it’s gonna be alright.
Singing’ “Don’t worry if its minus four
‘Cause tomorrow’s gonna shine bright

Rise up this mornin’,
No sign of the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Lifeless by the cat-flap
Singing postman
His melodies pure and true,
Saying’, (“This is my letter for you”)

Singing’ “Don’t worry ’bout another bill
‘Cause the bank manager’s gonna be alright.”
Singing’ “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout your debt
‘Cause everyone here’s in the red!”

Rise up this mornin’,
No sign of the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Lifeless by the cat-flap
Singin’ postman
His melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, “This is my letter to you”

Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Everyone here is stoney broke. Don’t worry!”
Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing” I won’t worry!
“‘Cause every here is stoney broke”

Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright” I won’t worry!
Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”
Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!

Recent Pet Portraits

Nottingham artist and animal lover. A great combination.

Janet Barnes: Canal Side Art Studios

EPSON MFP image A portrait to keep Sandy’s memory alive for her owners in Sheffield, UK. Sold

Noori - a very relaxed tabby cat ‘Noori’ – a very relaxed tabby cat. Sold

Jess A portrait of a rescue dog ‘Jess’. Sold

Watercolour of a beautiful red collie.  Sold Watercolour of a beautiful red collie. Sold

Watercolour of Daisy. Sold Watercolour of much loved cat ‘Daisy’. Sold


Finn picture A birthday present – watercolour of Finn the Spaniel

Watercolour of beautiful Magnus. A commission from the USA. Sold. (Worldwide shipping prices on request) Watercolour of beautiful Magnus. A commission from the USA. Sold. (Worldwide shipping prices on request)

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Stilton or Stichelton?

Anyone who hasnt heard of Stichelton cheese in Nottinghamshire should pay more attention to our fine food heritage!
Now 10 years old (and thanks to Neals Yard  at Borough Market in London), it has taken its reputation to Italy, Germany, the United States and even France.
Here is an article from 2007 that will give you the story at that point.
Anyone travelling in the Worksop area should take time to try some at source. Welbeck Estate deserves an hour or two of your time so plan your trip in advance.

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/stilton-or-stichelton

“Miss Vick” – A Tale Of The Damage Caused By On-Court Coaching

An interesting observation of Sachia Vickery at the Aegon Nottingham Open. By Thursday on centre court she became a crowd favourite by beating the number two seed Dyas in three sets; this after being 5-0 down in the first.

The Tennis Obsessed

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In a more personal, informal blog post, I recount my Nottingham experience of the Mother/Daughter duo of Paula and Sachia. It’s not pretty, and it heralds a few warnings. Read on…

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I’ve never been called for a foot fault in my whole life!”

Monday at the Aegon Open, Nottingham. Early afternoon under cloudy, light grey skies. The call was the first thing I heard as I headed towards Court 4, and making my way past the string of occupied courtside chairs, my first thought was: Serena Williams.

The WTA Queen’s issue with that call is pretty infamous. Maybe it’s no coincidence that the girl who dreams of following in her footsteps seized the opportunity to play the part.

Yet as I viewed Sachia Vickery for the first time – hands on hips at the far baseline – a different name flashed into my mind: Sloane Stephens.

It…

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