Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Following a dream

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's lovely to see you again and I hope you have time to enjoy this glorious weather. It's lovely down here with the beach in bloom and the sea calm and inviting; waters' still freezing mind.

Now it's with great reluctance that I'm writing this blog as it will be the last one for 6 months for I'm off to pursue my dream.

For years I've dreamt of writing a feature film which excites, thrills, and entertains millions of people. Now the research is done; locations visited; story and characters in place; it's time to write the script. It's a thrilling prospect, but over the forth-coming months there will be tears, tantrums, and despair, but that's fine. What's not fine, is not trying at all, or trying half-heartedly.

I'll miss you, but wish me luck and in 6 months I shall return to this blog, not a millionaire, but content that I gave my dream my very, very best shot.

Thank you for dropping by. Look after yourselves and ta-ra for a while.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Military History Day at Shoreham Fort.

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's lovely to see you again and I hope you've had a good week despite the weather. It's a shame that the rain has effected so many outdoor events but it's nice to see the lawns revived and smell the flowers again.

Whilst Beach Green was hosting Beach Dreams recently, the Old Fort was hosting the second Military History Day. It was feared that the event would be overshadowed by Beach Dreams, but that proved to be unfounded as hundreds of people headed for the Old Fort when the parades were over. The Friends of Shoreham Fort were delighted with the turn out and over £500 was raised for on-going preservation and restoration works.

Last weekend it was the towns' turn to shine as the Farmers Market, Food and Drink Fair, World Ocean Day and Italian Food Market rolled in. The centre was dotted with jaunty blue and white stalls and food offerings were complimented by Adur Festival events. Sadly we missed the mid-day concert by Brighton and Hove Concert Orchestra because my little charges were more interested in rolling down a grassy bank, but we did get to Sussex Academy of Music's open day arriving just in time for the percussion workshop. A dizzying array of instruments were handed around and we got stuck in. That was fun; noisy but fun.  I'd intended to produce a slideshow to show where we'd been, but what with the rucksack, cycle helmet and little 'uns I was more Norman Wisdom than David Bailey with the camera.

However, I have got a slideshow of the Military History Day. I hope you enjoy it and as before, check your volume control before playing as there is a musical accompaniment.

The Adur Festival continues until next weekend so there's still plenty to see and do. In the meantime, I'd better get back to the coal face so see you next week and thanks for popping by.


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Beach Dreams 2011; the movie.

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's lovely to see you again.

Last week I did a blog flash about the Beach Dreams parades so I thought I'd follow it up with a short film in case you missed it. Be aware that it's got a musical accompaniment so you may want to check your volume button before clicking play.

The Adur Festival is still on so there's plenty of time to dip into the programme and try something new.

Hope you enjoy the film and see you soon.

Ta-ra for now.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Blog Flash : Timing for Beach Dreams Parades

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's lovely to see you.

This is a blog flash to let you know when and where the two Beach Dreams parades will be leaving this Saturday, 4th June.

The first will be leaving from Shoreham Beach Primary School at 11.00am and will be lead by the Beach Bateria. The parade will shimmy south from the school up Shingle Road, around the round-a-bout and along Old Fort Road/ Beach Road then down the hill and across to Beach Green.

The second will be leaving from the Church of the Good Shepherd on Shoreham Beach at 11.20 am and will be lead by Shoreham Academy band. They will parade east along Kings Walk and down to Beach Green.

Both Parades are due to arrive at 11.45am and one of the best vantage points is behind the beach huts at the top of Beach Green. From there you will be able to see both parades as they approach Beach Green.

See you there.