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What I'm listening to for driving inspiration

I don't know about you, but I'm motivated by music. 
Working, dancing or driving, I love music.  

I've been lucky enough to see my favourite singer-songwriters live lots of times, since heading to Blackpool for my first concert at the age of 11; almost missed seeing Shakin' Stevens as I was so ill with excitement the night before. But I struggled on, and a love affair with live music was born.    
As a lifelong writer, I probably appreciate country music more than most other genres, with a couple of rock storyteller exceptions.  

Tingles start behind my ears at a kick drum or steel guitar, but as long as the story is there, I'm hooked.  

There's been a definite surge in my writing lately, which I'm sure has something to do with the music in my trusty Fiesta. 

I also downloaded a free 30 day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited in the summer, and basically any new artist I wanted to explore, I can download for a listen, before I make the CD-buying decision (course, wit…

5 Reasons why Beach Staycays are better than LongHaul Vay-cays

I know, I know, next month is the start of Autumn, and once again it's raining.  
But you don't need a long haul trip to a faraway land (AKA the sun) to feel rejuvenated. 
Here are my favourite five reasons for enjoying a seaside staycay, rather than jetting off on a long haul vaycay.  
PS: Just so you know - I'm planning on a few long trips more than once next year.  But that's for the shopping and music :)

1. Money
There is a definite argument for saving money by having a staycay (no need for an extortionate passport or four) but normally overseas there are cries of “either eat well or visit that gorgeous landmark”.  Enjoy a weekend at your nearest seaside, and it’s not so bad paying £2.50 for an ice cream on one of the world’s best beaches, even though we could almost buy a tub of Ben and Jerry’s for that price. 



2. Weather
Ever wondered why us Brits are great at discussing the weather?  Spend a weekend near the beach in the summer.   On a holiday in the proper sun, our fai…