Audition time

My audition for the Major Oak Chorus was somewhat sprung on me, and it was sold in a way of, we’re going to have a listen and give you some feedback. After singing What’ll I Do, Joe, the director said, “Well we’d love to have you in the Chorus”.  But now for me, it was time to decide if I wanted to actually join.

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Brit Sci-Fi 2014

For me it started on January 8th with a thread in the Google group asking if anyone wanted to help with a workshop for BritSciFi weekend at the National Space Centre.

As Jamie Anderson was going to be a guest (not to mention Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, Blake’s 7, Primeval, Thunderbirds, and loads of behind the scenes guests including prop builders and authors) it was suggested we do a Tracy Island model, and have kids build a prop for it. They could make a buildng, tree, vehicle, whatever they fancied. Fondly recalling those FAB moments on the TV I signed up as soon as I saw the thread.

Although our orginal plan had been to use boxes for the vehicles, however the week before the show Graeme Smith from Derby Makers started work on papercraft models of the Thunderbirds ships which after a few drafts he produced some great models, and Gareth did cubecraft models for the puppets. We were as ready as we were going to be.

The morning of the show arrived, and so had the frost, momentarily making me wonder what I had let myself in for, but before long the car was packed and we were on our way.

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Geo-Location in your Tea Break

Geo-Location (Or how to help people find you) is a must for any bricks and mortar business which has a website.

Although it looks complicated, if you follow these steps you’ll be up and running whist you make and drink a cup of tea.

We make some assumptions in this article, namely that you have and know how to use a Google Webmaster Tools account for your website, that you are familliar using notepad or notepad++, that you have FTP access to your website and of course that you know the address and have a short description ready for your business.

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Learn to Sing

It was the 4th September and I was procrastinating a little when I saw a friend’s status (I don’t always procrastinate on Facebook, but I was on this occasion).  Anyone wanna learn how to sing barbershop? (boys only, although I can point ladies in the right direction) It’s a FREE six week singing course with a barbershop chorus, on a Tuesday night at 7.30pm in Mapperley, let me know if you’re interested.

When I messaged him to say I was tempted he encouraged me to go, telling me what a great bunch they are and when I said I was unsure about being able to sing he pointed out it was a learn to sing course.

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Sales – after the transaction

I have a pet peeve about shopping online, or rather after shopping online. I’m sure you’ve experienced some of the extremes; so many emails regarding your account being created, your order being accepted, your card being charged, the warehouse staff having a tea break, and the other extreme, thank you for order…and nothing. Make sure you’re not missing repeat sales, check you’re not making these simple to correct mistakes.

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