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Phil's Video Blog 189

Here's my latest video blog https://youtu.be/mXkgasSA67s Went to see Smokie today, was a big day for him as he went out side for the first time! thought he would be zooming about everywhere but he didn't, he was a cautious cat! (thanks to Sharon Williams​ and Amelia). 'I saw this on Facebook' something I saw and thought I would share with you, a donkey called Steve gets told off by its owner for getting in to the feed shed, but Steve gets round him with affection! oh, by the way, not too sure what I am looking at during this.... Why not visit  Vlog Passport and subscribe to their channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4oIl5bWk2Rg3CtmYZLLTfg if you like cooking it is a YouTube channel for you! Check me out on the socials: www.philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows I have done on radio - www.philengland.co.uk/catch-up Offers - www.ph
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Phil's Video Blog 188

Phil's Video Blog 188 Recorded over two days, a look at what I am going to be doing in the communal garden area of the block I live in thanks to Family Housing. Also life must continue after the passing of a dear friend, read my blog at https://www.itsmyblog.me.uk/2021/04/in-memoriam-debra-bowring.html PLUS someone is to start up a food blog on YouTube, if I am correct in thinking, visit and subscribe https://youtube.com/channel/UCJbWVvPQfb09-M31gOdiCEA Check me out on the socials: www,philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows I have done on radio - www.philengland.co.uk/catch-up Offers - www.philengland.com/offers Health Fundraiser - www.philengland.com/health and online at: www.philengland.com www.itsmyvoice.me.uk www.itsmyblog.me.uk www.grumpyoldgitsguide.co.uk #StaySafe,  #FilmoraX, #TravelAnyWhere, #MadeWithFilmora #Swansea, #Abertawe, #staycati

In Memoriam Debra Bowring

On Wednesday 31st March 2021, we lost a dear friend, Debra Bowring. I first met her at Wham! Radio in Blaenavon back in April 2004, and worked along side her during the month long trial station in May. I often heard stories of her past, where she would tall me of the television series and films she worked on.  She had worked in the entertainment industry for 58 years, starting in the cutting rooms as a film and sound editor at Movietonews in the 1950s. She worked on what was to become a cult classic of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey. She also worked on The Killing Fields and A Room With a View. She got to work along side David Niven, Donald Sutherland, John Hurt and Lawrence Olivier, as well as film directors Roman Polanski and Stanley Kubrick. She also worked on some great television series, including The Sweeney, Special Branch and Monkey. After the trial radio broadcast, I continued to work along side her at Nevill Hall Sound in Abergavenny. She taught me so much that I have contin

8,490 tonnes of food waste this Easter

A staggering 8,490 tonnes of food is destined to go to waste this Easter according to the research. This includes an estimated 6.8m hot cross buns weighing in at 550 tonnes and costing £2.6m. Unnecessary Easter food waste contributes to the 25 million tonnes of carbon emissions associated with food waste in the UK – the same as produced by 10 million cars. Here's a great tip if you have too many hot cross buns, if they start to go dry, make a bread and butter type pudding out of them https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/hot-cross-bun-butter-pudding ... yummy scrummy 😋 I don't think I will have any problems with left over hot cross buns, my only worry is Morrisons will run out of their Lemon Drizzle ones, gone through two packs in a week, and got a third to get through... they will be gone by tomorrow, may need more 😁

Phil's Video Blog 187 #MadeWithFilmora

Phil's Video Blog 187 https://youtu.be/hI2nbeGrrGg  A few hours out, and a visit to Llanelli's Millennium Coastal Park (Parc Arfordir Milenwm Llanelli) See my Facebook photo album of the walk - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=philengland&set=a.10158896138685042 For your staycation, why not Discover Carmarthenshire https://www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/ Discover places to stay - https://www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/staying/ Why not shop local - https://www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/shopping/ Check me out on the socials: www,philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows I have done on radio - www.philengland.co.uk/catch-up Offers - www.philengland.com/offers Health Fundraiser - www.philengland.com/health and online at: www.philengland.com www.itsmyvoice.me.uk www.itsmyblog.me.uk www.grumpyoldgitsguide.co.uk #StaySafe #FilmoraX, #

Phil's Video Blog 186

Welcome to number 186 of my video blog series . https://youtu.be/WB4fX09Ps1A I have new editing software on my computer, Wondershare Filmora, a great programme. I've sussed out the volume of different clips and am playing with various features of the programme to edit it together! Music used at the start of this blog is in the programme, and its called 'Friends On The Way' Stay safe everyone, and if you are offered a vaccine, please do consider having it. Continue to wear a mask, sanitise and social distance for now. PLEASE like, share and subscribe, also comment. Check me out on the socials: www,philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows I have done on radio - www.philengland.co.uk/catch-up Offers - www.philengland.com/offers Health Fundraiser - www.philengland.com/health and online at: www.philengland.com www.itsmyvoice.me.uk www.itsmyblog.m

UPDATED 30th March: Lockdown Easing, I'm worrying

Since the Covid-19 situation started, my mental health has been all over the place, a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. Now that things are looking like they are easing I am scared, frightened to be mixing with people. The friend I am in a bubble has noticed that I have changed. I am not sure I can mix with people again, my mind is not up to it, I am not sure I know how to properly anymore.  As daft as it sounds, I think being social for me is out of the question. I am scared to be social in person with people out in the world. Scared I will catch something, scared I can't get on any more, scared I can't live life again. I feel like I will be trapped in my mind when everyone else is venturing out in to the wide world to live again. I have breathing issues, blood pressure problems and depression, all of which Covid has impacted and amplified. Attempting to go to shops to get fresh produce that I really like to choose my self has led to shortness of breath and panic attacks

Phil's Video Blog 185

Welcome to number 185 of my video blog series - https://youtu.be/34Hu72kC0Kg I have new editing software on my computer, Wondershare Filmora, great programme for the price (I paid about £30) In this vlog a bit of news, a bit of stuff I found on social media and looking ahead to a festival that is going ahead in July.... we hope! Stay safe everyone, and if you are offered a vaccine, please do consider having it. Continue to wear a mask, sanitise and social distance for now. PLEASE like, share and subscribe, also comment. Check me out on the socials: www,philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows I have done on radio - www.philengland.co.uk/catch-up Offers - www.philengland.com/offers Health Fundraiser - www.philengland.com/health and online at: www.philengland.com www.itsmyvoice.me.uk www.itsmyblog.me.uk www.grumpyoldgitsguide.co.uk #StaySafe

What day is it today? 21st March

What day is it today? Sunday 21st March 2021, but there are different days to make us aware of various things. Today is World Poetry Day So there you all go, hey! It is also Vermouth Day - one of the most infamous drinks out there International Day of Forests - very important so plant a tree if you care also Healthy Fats Day - reminds us all everything must exist in moderation, that includes the level of fat Slytherin Pride Day - a Harry potter thing, I wonder what house you will be placed in under that hat! I wonder what day tomorrow will bring? I compiled this list by using Microsoft's Bing

Updated 17th March: Oxford-AstraZeneca vac suspended in parts

 Now I am not one to panic or worry but..... nahhhhh, who am I kidding PANIC! WORRY! PANIC SOME MORE..... 😱 I have just read this on Twitter The Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been suspended in the Republic of Ireland Ireland’s health ministry NIAC recommended the move following reports of serious blood clotting events in adults in Norway, BBC News reports. Meanwhile, WHO said countries should not stop using the vaccine due to there being no link between Oxford-AstraZeneca and an increased risk of developing a clot. The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland said it would "closely monitor" the situation. Photo via @Reuters @BBCWorld News said, In a statement, Northern Ireland's Department of Health said it administers vaccines under the "expert direction of the MHRA". It said it had received guidance from the MHRA in light of the vaccine's suspension in the Republic and that the "roll-out of Northern Ireland's vaccination programme will