Sandra Dean - BACP Registered member

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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

Pearl Dragon Chinese restaurant review, Southend, Essex

Pearl Dragon salmon ginger and spring onion

We have been here quite a few times over the last few years, and it is consistent in service and food, so it is currently our favourite Chinese restaurant for this area.

Although the interior is not new and plush, it is comfortable and, being […]

All about Kara Tointon

Eastender’s Kara Tointon and Ricky Groves are set to wed next week as their characters in the popular soap opera based around Albert Square. Then, they will exit the soap on 27th August for good, so I thought it was a good point to write about Kara Tointon, who is not only a fellow Essex […]

Animal use in Circus show at Rochford, near Southend-on-Sea, Essex

The Circus at Rochford, near Southend-on-Sea, Essex is going to be performing for the next 3 ½ weeks – Tuesday 12th August 2008 to Sunday 7th September – and it still uses animals! I am really upset as I didnt realise this.

I saw signs for the temporary Circus in Southend that starts this week […]

The Indian Summer restaurant review, Westcliff, Essex

Indian Summer dansak and Peshwari Naan

Well, back in February I was saying that the Viceroy in Hadleigh, Essex, was my favourite Indian restaurant, but the Viceroy has now become my 2nd favourite, as the ‘Indian Summer’ appeared along the A13 in Westcliff-on-Sea. I can now say that the ‘Indian summer’ is the best […]

Photos of the Southend on Sea Airshow 2009


It has taken me ages to upload my photos and I am gradually doing so. I have just added the Southend on Sea Festival of the Air Show 2009. I went on Sunday 24th May, and it was sooooooo busy, but I got some lovely photos.



San Fairie Ann (now Bacchus), restaurant review, Southend on Sea, Essex

sept 08 san fairie ann sunday lunch

(this restaurant is now the Bacchus, and the link below links to my January 2010 review of Bacchus)

I used to go San Fairie Ann when it was the Glasshouse, and I preferred it in those days. I have found, since turning into San […]