Archive for October, 2015


Two posts in one day for you lucky, lucky readers of this infrequent little blog, how exiting!

There are three things which my life revolves around, my work with The Friends of Bedfordshire Society, my love of music (especially live) and my love of beer. I had a bit of an update on the music front a earlier today. Now to address the other two.

I realise that I haven’t really talked on my blog much (actually, at all),  about my work with The Friends of Bedfordshire Society, so briefly… we are a small group which tries to promote the historic and ceremonial county of Bedfordshire with our main interest being the pride of the community itself. As part of this we’ve set up BEDFORDSHIRE DAY (28th November) – a day of celebrations across the county which is just there to say “ain’t Bedfordshire great!”.

There are many things going on but what I wanted to draw attention to on this blog, given it’s beery bent was Leighton Buzzard Brewery. They are a fairly new brewery but who are going from strength to strength with a range of fantastic ales all brewed in their industrial unit on the edge of Leighton Buzzard.

To celebrate Bedfordshire Day they will be opening their brewery for the day and releasing a new beer, Bedfordshire Best. As well as the beers the Little Buzzard Bakery will be selling Bedfordshire Clangers to the thirsty beer loving masses. So why not head down if you are in the area, they are open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Leighton Buzzard Brewery 

NEW MUSIC – Natasha Gilbert

I Should have told you about Natasha a long time ago. I remember standing at a music festival in Milton Keynes next to her brother when he posed the question, “So, are you going to write a blog article about my sister then?” Natasha was on the stage and she was rocking it and at the time I fully intended to go home and type up a little post.

Clearly it slipped my mind.

I am righting this wrong right now though with a simple message: LISTEN TO THIS GIRL. I was reminded of my need to blog by a post on Facebook, again from her brother, with this video covering David Gray’s Sail Away With Me. 

My review of this song is simply summed up by what I wrote on her brothers Facebook: “By chance I was listening to the original about an hour ago! This is a great cover. All the passion and sentiment of the David Grey version but completely made it her own.”.

I have since listened to her EP – which is available to buy from Bandcamp and loved every track on it, especially the second track, The Artist That Lives.

Find Natasha Gilbert on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud and BandCamp.