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Cask Corner, Doncaster – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Finalist

October 22, 2013

Cask Corner, Doncaster

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Finalist

CASK CORNER LOGO 17.06.13Cask Corner first opened in 2011 under the patronage of Julie Buckley who’s mission statement was to promote Live Music in Doncaster; to both showcase and fuse young and old talent alike and to provide a platform for them to do this, to bridge the generation gap, to develop past and present musical influences and hone their musical skills, as well as to provide a stage for existing bands. They have achieved this by providing free rehearsal space, giving them an opportunity to perform either at Live and Gigging on a Tuesday, Open Mic on a Wednesday or a gig on a Friday or Saturday night. Also she wanted to make Live Music available to all, not charging an entry fee achieves this.

Julie “Very Rarely Wrong” Buckleys’ happy team consist of Adrian “Damaging Director” Daykin, Lorna “Mousekin” Buckley, Marc “I’m Off For My Sandwich” Jones, Phill “500 points in Scrabble “ Boguszewski, Alanah “Flirty” Flint, Becca “My Zips Stuck” Medley, Joie “It’s not my real name” Carruthers and Daniel “Dapper” Rowley.

Me and the girlsJulie was at Open Mic when she was informed that Cask Corner were finalists at the What’s On For Me Awards, several members of The Smoking Beagles and Groomlake Fugitives asked if they could come along to the awards. This ramshackle band of troubadours are a prime example of what she set out to achieve; the bands were formed by customers, friends and Open Mic attendees ageing from 25 to 53, they played their first gigs at Cask Corner with great success and went on to perform at T-Fest and are now a highly sought after bands.

cask corner photoAll Cask Corners events fit in with those in the Doncaster Community; many local bands performed there during Doncasters music festival MAPFest and they organised some great events for Doncasters first Steampunk weekend with a Music Hall Variety Show featuring lots of local talent. They also host Cask Fest twice a year with live music all day and night! In 2013 they were also proud to be invited to host a VIP tent at Tickhills’ first music festival, T-Fest which was a great success.

Getting to know the customers both in person and via social media is imperative to the Cask Corner team and a massive thank you goes out to all of them, the staff and the musicians for helping to make Cask Corner the great venue that it is.

Thank you, Julie

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Make Your 2012 Plan!

January 23, 2012

New Year Resolutions not working out?  How about instead of making changes why not make improvements? Be a better you? Start the journey of being the YOU you know you can be, and want to be? Wow – there’s a thought!

Be honest with yourself because you know deep down that in the logical part of our hearts and mind, making changes that you don’t really want to isn’t going to work. When you change doing what you want to and what comes naturally – you’re going to be miserable and feel bad! So, how’s this for an idea….what about this January, instead of making all the new year’s resolutions like going to the gym, giving up smoking/drinking/chocolate, etc. etc…  Why not try something a bit different instead? What if you spent time working out what you can do to improve yourself instead of what you need to change? Instead of beating yourself with a stick for being and wanting all the things you think are wrong (but oh so nice) what about thinking about how you can be good to yourself throughout 2012? What would it feel like next Christmas to look back on all the things you’d done and achieved personally throughout the year?

Every January I set myself a challenge for the following year – and in the main I have achieved them – 2011 has been the year I learnt to swim underwater so I could be a proper swimming companion to my son. But now I want to take it one step further – this January I’m going to take the time and effort to make a detailed plan for 2012, something that will keep me focused, energised and motivated. I want to do something positive with my life every day, I want to be good to me, take care of myself and plan to achieve the things I know and believe I can, but as yet never have. There is no surprise that in the past I have
often not achieved my goals and dreams, generally because I’ve never gone about it in the right way.

I heard once about a lady who, through desperation, was forced to do something she never in her wildest dreams thought she could – her 4 year old Grandson got trapped under the wheels of her car when he was playing on the drive – no one’s fault, the handbrake cable just chose that moment to snap and a pleasant playtime with Grandma turned into a disaster. But you know what she did? She managed to lift the car just enough for her Grandson to free himself. In that moment of sheer emotion and panic she achieved more than she ever thought she could and happily her Grandson walked away with just a few bruises.  But, once she was over the shock and all the attention died down she began to think about all the times in her life when she had wanted to do something but hadn’t simply because she didn’t think she could. Maybe she wanted to do or buy something that was too expensive, time consuming, or difficult – that she wasn’t able because she wasn’t clever enough, brave enough, young enough, or old enough. She thought about how her life would have been different if she had applied that same negative logic when she tried to save her Grandson – the outcome didn’t bear thinking about.

But what if she had put half of that belief and determination into achieving some goals in her life – what might her life have been like? A journalist who had heard about the incident asked to interview her and he was interested to know why she seemed so subdued and reflective about her act of heroism. She explained that she felt she had missed out on so much in her life because of her limited belief in herself and her abilities. He asked her what sort of things she had wanted to do and she told of how she had always wanted to study for and achieve a degree and then lecture at university – the excuse she had for everything now of course what that she was too old, she was 70. The journalist said very simply to her that in 5 years’ time she was going to be 75, and that she could be 75 with a degree, or she could be 75 without a degree – the choice was hers.

And the same goes for all of us. This time next year when we’re getting ready for Christmas 2012 we have the choice now of being able to reflect on a year that has seen achievements, successes and positivity. We can achieve what we want to – everyone has the ability to reach their dream, but let’s not wait for an accident to happen for us to test our metal and show us what we are made of.

Let’s start planning now to realise those dreams, goals and ambitions. I know I want to look back on my life – when I am old and grey, and know that I have never let my limiting belief in myself or the limiting beliefs that others have, effect what I have done. To every problem or barrier there is a solution, it’s just a case of finding it.

Remember the 5 Ps – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
So be good to yourself, make a plan for 2012 that is the first step to achieving what you want to, that you know you are capable of and what you dream of.

To see my 2012 plan and to download my free report which include a template for your own New Year 2012 plan visit my ‘Girlie Gatherings’ website.
Bring on 2012!!!

Julie Hampshire

Beware New Year Resolutions!

January 4, 2012

 

Beware New Year Resolutions!

If you are still trying to stick to yours, or still deciding whether you should set yourself one – a New Year Resolution that is…!  Read on for tips on how to plan to succeed with your goals from Lorraine Hall of Chiave Training & Development.

The New Year always brings out the need to make changes in our lives as part of the ‘New Year, New Me’ process and we avidly set about setting New Year resolutions.

 

Beware!

 

Resolutions are where we resolve to do things differently e.g. Stop smoking, lose weight, change career, but resolutions are not goals hence the lack of success in achieving the changes we want.

 

Part of the failure to achieve and fulfil our resolutions is due to too many big changes implemented in one go.

 

For example we resolve to be healthy and on the first of January we join a gym, give up chocolate, stop drinking and give up smoking. This really is the road to failure and you can guarantee you’ll be back on the booze with a cigarette in one hand and a chocolate in the other by midnight, resolutions out the window and the feeling of failure hanging over our heads like a huge cloud of doom.

 

So what can we do to change our health, life, career or any other aspect of our lives that isn’t what we want?

 

Here are some tips to help you make effective and long lasting change in your life.

 

1. Identify one thing that you really want to change

– to help you do this write down ten things you are aren’t happy with in your life, you may find some of these have the same theme, so group them in one category. Look at your list and number them in order of priority. Take the top three and decide which of these is the REAL priority.

2. The next stage is to decide when you will achieve it by

– Be REALISTIC. Losing a stone in 3 weeks is not realistic. Set a date that is realistic and achievable.

3. Visualise your situation having achieved your goal on the date you have given

– What does it look like? What does it feel like?

Allow yourself a few minutes to fully see and feel what achieving your goal is like.

 

4. Write your goal down and identify at least fifteen different actions which will help you

to achieve your goal – Write everything down that comes into your head, it doesn’t matter how ridiculous your ideas may seem, write them down.

5. At this point take a break

– do something different for five to ten minutes and then come back to your actions list.

6. Review your action list and identify 3 actions that you want to keep

– Cross out the other items and prioritise the actions you want to keep 1 – 3. These are the three actions you are going to implement into your life.

7. Implement your actions – Action 1: implement this week, decide on a date and time.

 

Action 2: implement within two weeks, decide on a date and time, and Action 3: implement within a month, decide on a date and time.

 

Setting small, measurable, achievable, realistic, timed (SMART) targets within a set time period will improve your chances of success.

 

8. You now have an action plan to be implemented over a short time period.

Your goal is clear and you have a clear vision of what the changes will look like by your achievement date.

9. Write it down – Write all the dates you have identified for implementing actions and your achievement date in your diary.

 

10. JDI – now you have an action plan Just Do It!

– On the way to achieving your goal life happens, small set backs will occur, that’s life.

Keep your visualisation of success at the forefront of your mind when the going gets tough.

 

If you want it, you can have it; it’s up to you to make the change.

 

Good luck!

 

For support and advice on achieving your goals visit Chiave Training’s listing on What’s On 4 Me!

Lorraine Hall

 

Party in the Park!! Making the most of your “Me Time”!

July 19, 2011

What’s On 4 Me Joined the Crowds in Peasedown St John to celebrate Party in the Park!!

Guest Blog by Diane Francis

Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me

The community of Peasedown St John, near Bath in Somerset gathered to celebrate the third Party in the Park on Saturday 16 July 2011 which has been labelled as the biggest event in its calendar.

Party in the Park was launched in 2009 by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, who opened the event, and in that time has seen thousands of people flocking to Beacon field to enjoy live music, fete stalls and activities.

Despite the blustery, wet weather people turned out in force to support the community celebration, including 39 stall owners from organisations and charities across the area.

The event was set up by a group of residents who wanted to create a greater sense of community in the village. Residents who attended the festival said they felt this is what the event had really achieved.

Jo Drywood, who has recently set up her own craft business called Dolly Daydream from her home in the village, went to the event last year and was inspired to set up a stall this year. She said: “I saw how busy it was last year and there were lots of activities and a really good feel. I started doing my own stuff and thought it would be good for me to come along. I love it here and there is a really good atmosphere and lots of stalls. It brings people to the village and it brings lots of different people together.”

Saturday’s festival saw five bands performing on the stage in the Beacon Field including Midsomer Norton band BlackJakk and South West duo Metson. We also saw a fabulous display by a local majorette group and some Zumba-enthusiasts got everyone in the party mood!

Thousands of pounds were raised at last year’s event, which was attended by nearly 3,000 people but much more is expected to be raised from Saturday’s celebration. The majority of the money will go towards funding next year’s festival, but some has been set aside to be injected back into the community.

Visit What’s On 4 Me to find more National Events in 2011

 

Health & Beauty Pamper Day!! Are you making the most of your “Me Time”?

June 13, 2011

www.whatson4me.co.uk are thrilled to announce that Energise are organising a Health and Beauty Day at the Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle on 16th July. Doors open at 10:00 and entry is FREE!

The day has been organised to bring the wide variety of beauty and alternative health treatments that are available today under one roof so that as many people as possible can learn more about them and try them out for themselves.

There are a variety of exhibitors booked and more are joining all the time.  There are tarot and I-ching readers, emotional freedom technique therapists, sensitivity testing and the very new aurora essence therapy for example.

There are therapists who have incorporated the health benefits of gemstones into jewellery so that you can experience their healing powers throughout the day and stalls selling aromatherapy products, soaps, candles and incense.

With free entry and easy access from Newcastle city centre or from Central Station, and access to the delicious food and drinks in the hotel cafe, why not treat yourself to a few hours of pampering?

For details of exhibitors or to pre book your treatments visit www.healthandbeauty.350.com

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Ever fancied Ghost Hunting? Read our latest review with Chris Conway from “Most Haunted”

June 7, 2011

Ghost Hunting at The Sheffield Fire and Police Museum

with Chris Conway (“Most Haunted” Medium)

28th May 2011

What a great time we all had investigating the creepy Fire and Police Museum in Sheffield last Saturday. We were joined by the loveable and charismatic former Most Haunted Medium Chris Conway who described the place as a one of those rare places that unnerved him from the moment he got to the top floor.

We started off with a group vigil in the main meeting room as the museum reported the activity had been mounting in this paticular room of late and instantly we picked up on a spirit child Sam who Chris had picked up on whilst doing our earlier walk around the building. There is a child spirit which has been witnessed on that floor many times. The spirit seemed to interact quite well via the K2 which was going all the way to red upon request. After a while we decided to split into our smaller groups and went our own way.

During a vigil in the police cells area we were all very excited to hear clear tapping in response to questions which it was claimed manifested from a spirit named Cain who inhabited the area. Chris picked up on as many as 3 other spirits who were trying to get in on the action. As we moved into the adjoining exhibits room the we all were having strange encounters, including being touched, cold spots, hair being played with, and one of our brave Ghost Hunters Sarah decided she would brave Cains cell alone while we all stayed in the exhibit room, we called out for something to affect Sarah and within minutes she came rushing back to the room claiming she had just heard an unexplained noise right behind her. Strangely enough we had all heard the noise she told us about in the adjoining room.

Another vigil being held on the top floor were also experiencing the same kind of things as the other groups including being touched, cold spots but the throughout the night eveyone commented on the negative feelings being felt on the top floor. Later on on the top floor one of our groups were having as some describe the “best ever table tipping ” they had ever seen when the table was up on 1 leg and spinning from one end of the dark creepy corridor to the other. At the same time a small group were in the firemans bedroom and were watching with disbelief a black shadow hovering in and out of the doorway which was later confirmed as a common sighting by Theresa and Jane who look after the museum.

One of our regulars Jo had to flee the top floor of the museum in floods of tears and she later commented that she had no idea what came over her she just felt the need to leave. Strange noises were being heard from all our groups on all 3 floors and the team all agreed that the night had been a huge success and they cannot wait to return to the museum on July 9th for yet another spooky encounter at this fab location.

Sincere thank Chris Conway, Theresa, Jane and Andy and all our fabulous ghost hunters for their open-minded approach and willingness to particpate to the full.

Chris Conway will be joining us for another investigation this Saturday, 11th June, at Doncaster’s Cusworth Hall – if you’d like to join us see here for more details

 

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How to become a Reiki Practitioner…

May 30, 2011

** Guest Blog – Susan Smalley **

** Reiki Master & Teacher **

** Regular guest on BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast Show **

What happens at a Reiki Healing Level I Attunement?
Reiki Healing is a gentle form of channelling of natural healing energies, following the Japanese Dr. Usui disciplines and theory. When you undergo the attunement (blending with the power) it is reportedly different for everybody, but the main emphasis will be on cleansing your life of all the things that you no longer need. Diet, health, exercise and learning how to use the Reiki Energy will most likely be the focus for the first six months after your attunement.

You will never stop learning, and the attunement is only the first step in your healing process. Once you have become accustomed to the Reiki energy and use it for healing yourself as well as others, you will be amazed at the personality changes that occur in yourself as you begin to look inward and really get to know yourself like you never have before!

My own experience saw many changes not only within myself, but to those who were around me! Many of my students have reported major changes in their relationships, communication, confidence, money, career, friendships, family relations, clarity of mind, and of course, in their physical health, emotional wellbeing, and mental balance.

Who would not wish to have this potential for change at their very fingertips?  Training is only one day, with a follow-up session after 21 days.

You receive a Reiki Healing Level I Manual to assist you in your learning, and also you are taught the whole Reiki Healing procedure. In addition, you receive a full Reiki Healing session after a Meditation session with me. I love training others and sharing the Reiki history and power. Join me, and see the changes for yourself.

Reiki Level 1 Training & Certificate is £120.00
Once completed and sufficient practical experience is gained in helping yourself and others you can then make the commitment if you wish to go onto the
Reiki Level II Training & Certificate £130.00
Where you will be given the three ancient power symbols to use in your Reiki Healing. Once the day’s training is complete, and a second appointment to discuss your progress has been undertaken, a Certificate will be issued to you, which enables you to work as a Reiki Practitioner with the general public. You need this Certificate in order to obtain your Public Liability & Personal Indemnity Insurance, by Law when you begin your pathway of helping the general public.

Should you find yourself dedicated to Reiki Healing – you may wish to further enhance your knowledge and experience, in order to train others. The Reiki Master Teacher Training is very enjoyable, and along with the theory, you will gain lots of experience in a practical sense.
Reiki Master/Teacher Level £300.00
(you will have to present your certificates and lineage to prove your training in Reiki if you have previously completed your Levels I and Levels II).

Thank you to Susan for Inspiring our What’s On 4 Me Fans!  Susan is also qualified in Personal Development Coaching, Psychic Mediumship & Spiritual Mediumship Development Teaching,  Meditation Coaching – more information can be found on What’s On 4 Me

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Run for your life! Sam is…

May 24, 2011

** Guest Blog – Sam Willoughby, Founder & MD of What’s On 4 Ltd **

Until August last year my experience of running can be summarised as follows:  freezing cold cross country runs at school or 100m sprints where I always was last and don’t get me started on Sports Day!  I’m sure these are memories shared by many people who are not natural born runners.

But something happened 9 months ago to change this.   In May last year I’d started going to Body Combat classes and have done these ever since, I love these classes, but that is for another blog!  What Body Combat did was increase my fitness and confidence in my own ability to give running a try.  So I gave it a try.  I ran a mile.  That’s it.  I actually ran the whole mile.
A minor miracle for me.

Since then I’ve increased my distance and speed to now running 3 miles, with hills at about 11m 30s a mile.  I’m completely addicted to it.  When I’m in the middle of a run I still feel like dying of course but I don’t and I keep getting better.  I use my iphone and an app called Runkeeper to track my progress and this has really helped spur me on.

I’m in our karate centre (where I do Body Combat) Running Team for our local Race for Life 5k in June – who’d have thought! 

I’ll never be a natural runner but I do now understand why people do it and love it.  Running is also one factor that has helped me lose a stone in weight this year, along with Body Combat and using another app called MyFitnessPal.

So if you’re looking for a personal challenge this could be it?  And seriously, if I can do it absolutely anyone can!

Sam

To find your nearest Running Club see www.whatson4me.co.uk

 

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MUSIC, SUN AND FUN – it has to be FESTIVAL time

May 16, 2011

Who needs Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Carlisle and the Foo Fighters?

Head down to Doncaster’s Sandall Park Fake Festival this Saturday and catch the Four Fighters  – ( Click here to WIN TICKETS!! )

Summer has well and truly begun and for music lovers here at www.whatson4me.co.uk, we can’t wait for the big start at 12.30pm, when the festival opens.  Sonny Donny will host the best tribute festival in the country, Fake Festivals is bringing back to Sandall Park a jam packed day of live entertainment, music and look-alikes!!

“We have played all over the UK and Europe and at some pretty big festivals but nothing beats the intimacy of these Fake Festivals believe me,” says Iain Angus of Four Fighters. “As a singer you want to interact with the crowd and see the whites of their eyes, this is just the place to give us that. This will be our third year on the Fake Festivals tour and we are doing more dates this year than ever. I’m ready to blow the roof off with our Foo Fighters set, I just hope everyone is ready for us!”

If that wasn’t enough to build the anticiipation, headlining along with the Four Fighters are Blondied and Oasish. “I like to think I am a perfectionist when it comes to re-creating the look and the sound of Liam and Oasis, and I reckon Fake Festivals are also perfectionists when it comes to re-creating festival atmosphere,” says Paul Higginson of Oasis. “We love what they do for us and for the crowds we play to. Expect to see the Liam swagger and the full set of classic Brit pop tunes you all know and love. It’s going to be a fantastic festival and I am ‘Mad for it!”

So with the promise of sunshine on Saturday, where else would you want to be than Sandall Park Fake Festival?

There is also a huge one time only, and especially for Fake Festivals, special guest appearance by the Chippendoubles. After they found fame on Britain’s Got Talent, The Chippendoubles have become one of the UK’s most sought after acts, and they are coming to Sandall Park to give a special one off performance. As they thrive on the element of surprise, Fake Festivals do not know what time they will be on stage, so make sure you are there early on in the afternoon so as not to miss them. They could jump on stage at any time!

Walkabout and Fake Festivals have also collaborated this year to bring you the Fake Festivals after party, which will be held at Walkabout straight after the festival, so head down there for drinks offers and to continue the party, along with the Fake festivals team and bands.

Tickets are priced at £17 Adult, £12.50 Young Person (7-17 years), and a Family Ticket of 2 adults and 2 young people at £50. Under 7’s are free.

Tickets are available from www.fakefestivals.co.uk, and also available from the following outlets:

  • Doncaster Free Press Office
  • Sandall Park Café
  • Day Today Store, Wheatley
  • C&N News, Kirk Sandall
  • Formula One Motorist Discount, Edenthorpe
  • L Beevers Newsagents, Armthorpe
  • Electro Music, Copley Road

Zumba Master Class with Jaime Farfan!

May 13, 2011

Jaime Farfan (ZES)

Well I’ve been along to maybe one hundred Zumba sessions now since my luring into the sport last Summer and yet my “Master Class” was a Zumba session with a difference!

The Internationally renowned Jaime Farfan, Zumba Educational Specialist (ZES) who travels the globe with the creator of Zumba “Beto Perez” held a Master Class at the Platinum Dance Studio and it was out of this world – on many levels…

Marilyn and Jaime Farfan

Even if you do not do Zumba, then imagine this….

– to be led, WITHOUT A SPOKEN WORD, for one and half hours, in the rhythms of dance;

– to dance all manner of dance style – latin, street, salsa, rumba, belly dancing to name a few;

– to dance with a leader of Zumba who travels with Beto Perez the creator of Zumba and to learn the moves which have stirred nations globally;

– (And for us with a pound or several to lose) around 700/900 calories per hour.

Marilyn and the Platinum Dance Studia Team

If you’ve not been to Zumba, let alone a Masterclass, then click here to find out more details of Zumba classes in your area

Also, Jaime Farfan will be showcasing at the Zumba Nightlife Event organised by Platinum Dance Studio – click here for contact information!

Marilyn 🙂


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