Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 26th January 2014


This week, I’ve been loving…

Competition/Raffle prizes

I think I’ve mentioned before that a friend and I are organising a charity evening in February, to raise money for Beat and Fruition Youth. We’ve kindly been given use of a local Golf Club and we’re putting on some live music. I also wanted to run a raffle, because you can’t beat a good raffle at a charity event. So, over the past few weeks I’ve been e-mailing and writing to every company I can think of, asking for donations of prizes. To be honest I didn’t expect to hear back from many people, as they must get hundreds of requests, but I’ve been so overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve had so far – from gorgeous nail varnishes to vouchers for restaurants and so much more. I’m going to write a post after the event, to talk about how we went about organising it, but for now I’ll leave you this photo of one of our many awesome raffle prizes!



Ellie Goulding – Goodness Gracious

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I’m quite a big fan of Ellie Goulding, so I was excited to hear her new song when I had Radio One on earlier this week. I actually can’t think of one song that she’s released that I don’t like, which to me is the sign of a great recording artist. Her songs have a very familiar sound, yet they’re all so different too. I would love to go and see her live in concert, but for now I’ll be heading over to Amazon to buy her latest album!

You can hear Ellie’s new song here

Shazam

OK, so I’m pretty late on the uptake with this one, but that’s not going to stop me raving about it! I’m one of those people who will hear a song on the radio or TV and then spend the rest of the day trying to work out who sung it so I can download it. But since being introduced to Shazam, I no longer have to spend all day trying to work out the artist and song title. It’s an app you can download onto your iPhone, then when you hear a song you like, simply open up the app, tap the screen and it will tell you the name and artist. It even links up with iTunes, so you can buy it there and then if you’re desperate to hear it again and again! I’ll certainly be getting a lot of use out of this free app.

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!
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