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

Essex couple defeat Simon Cowell to the Christmas number one!

Although I watched X Factor avidly in 2009, I was so impressed by campaign set up by Jon and Tracy Morter from Essex that I had to put it on the website. It shows perfectly the confident attitude and ability to fight for what we want that Essex people are made of.

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Talented Essex Boy Olly Murs comes second in the X Factor final 2009!

A happy Olly Murs copyright Sandra M Dean

Finally it is the end of the X Factor 2009 on this day (Sunday 13th December 2009)! We are all a little sad about the show ending, but it has done so with our favourite performer coming second so we are really happy! Olly Murs you […]

Stacey Solomon comes third with Olly Murs through to final 2 of X Factor for Essex!

Olly Murs thumbs up for X Factor copyright Sandra M Dean

Oh my gosh, tonight’s X Factor was just fantastic! Olly Murs is through to the final – woo hoo! He deserves it! Sadly Stacey Solomon didn’t get through to the Final tomorrow, but third place was a great place for our Essex Girl!


Olly Murs & Simon Cowell Homecoming is a success for Essex! With photos!

Olly Murs at Colchester homecoming concert copyright Sandra M Dean

Olly Murs was accompanied by his X Factor mentor Simon Cowell today on his homecoming trip to Essex!

Olly spent nearly the whole day today away from the X Factor house, to take a trip back to Essex […]

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 […]

Olly Murs in one off concert this week in Colchester, Essex

The tickets to the gig which starts at 6pm on the 9th December 2009, were available from 8am this morning, and were quickly snapped up by eager fans, who were allowed just two tickets per person on a first come first served basis – so it was a sell out in […]