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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Brentwood, Essex supported by Leona Lewis 30th Anniversary fun day 21st July 2013

July 2013 Leona Lewis Hopefield 30th Anniversary Essex s

On 21st July 2013 I enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex, which has been going for 30 years now. I had never even heard of it before, but had seen adverts for the fun day and was so impressed […]

Eastenders week in Southend on sea and Westcliff, Essex August 2011

Finally it’s here – a full week in Southend on sea for the Eastenders crew! Dot (June Brown) asks Fatboy (Ricky Norwood) to take her to Southend on sea in tonights episode, to find her sister, only to find out that she has been telling lots of lies…

Whitney goes too, to escape the clutches […]

‘The only way is Essex’ new TV programme on ITV2 – Essex girls & boys!

I was very wary about watching this new ITV2 programme (‘The only way is Essex’), as I had heard a few derogatory comments previously, particularly from fellow Essex residents, and I only hoped that it didn’t shame our wonderful County.

Having watched the first hour, listening to Essex accents as bad as they can be, […]

X Factor, Stacey Solomon heads home to Dagenham, Essex, with Dannii Minogue!

X Factor Essex girl contestant, Stacey Solomon, came back to Essex yesterday for her ‘homecoming’, along with judge Dannii Minogue who has been practising her “Essex slang”. For a day out in Dagenham, this was quite a change for Dannii, who has never visited the area before, but she wanted to go along for moral […]

Stacey Solomon is through to the X Factor Final!

Stacey Solomon has impressed the viewers again this week, and has made it through to the Final of X Factor.

The first performance of the night was themed and had to be a Michael Jackson song. They chose ‘The way you make me feel’. Stacey wore a very sexy number – a black jacket and […]

Stacey Solomon through to final 4 of X Factor

Stacey Solomon through to final 4 of X Factor

Take That’s ‘If I ruled the World’ was lovely, but her voice in Elton John’s ‘The way you look tonight’ was a bit too covered up with the backing singers for me. Stacey’s second performance had her in a floor length pink dress,

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