Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2012 Olympics Statue Chosen

UIn case people do not know, and that goes for those in the USA, the next Olympics are being held in England (I'm still hoping to get some tickets. Today it was announced that the design of monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games was a design by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor.

Here Is The Article:

A spiraling sculpture designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has been chosen as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 115m tall piece, named the ArcelorMittal Orbit, will be placed in the Olympic Park and will be 22m higher than New York's Statue of Liberty.

The £19.1m design incorporates the five Olympic rings and will offer visitors panoramic views of London.

London Mayor Boris Johnson revealed plans for the tower on Wednesday.

"I am deeply honored to be invited to undertake this challenging commission," Kapoor said.

"I am particularly attracted to it because of the opportunity to involve members of the public in a particularly close and personal way. It is the commission of a lifetime."

The artist will work with leading structural designer, Cecil Balmond of engineering firm Arup.

ArcelorMittal Orbit will be built near the Olympic stadium

Organizers said Balmond had worked on "some of the greatest contemporary buildings in the world", including the CCTV building in Beijing, as well as numerous Serpentine Gallery pavilion commissions.

''Long after the Games are over, our aim is to have a stunning spectacle in east London that will be recognized around the world," Mr Johnson said.

"Anish Kapoor's inspired art work will truly encapsulate the energy and spirit of London during the Games and, as such, will become the perfect iconic cultural legacy.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Do you have a few pounds/dollars to spend on something nice for the living room wall? Well here's your chance, a painting by JMW Turner which has not been seen in the market place since 1878 is about to go to auction in England.


An 1839 painting by JMW Turner has been tipped to fetch up to £18m, when it is sold at Sotheby's in London on 7 July.

According to the auction house, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino is among the most important of the British artist's works ever to go under the hammer.

Last seen on the market in 1878, the painting represents the culmination of the painter's fascination with Rome.

The record for a Turner was set by a view of Venice that sold for $35.9m (£24.1m) at a New York auction in 2006.

At the time, the sale of Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio also set a new record for a British painting at auction.

The sale of Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino will form part of an evening sale of Old Master and early British paintings.

David Moore-Gwyn of Sotheby's said the masterpiece represented "Turner at his absolute best" and "one of the most evocative pictures of Rome ever painted".

Bought by the 5th Earl of Rosebery and his wife Hannah Rothschild in 1878, the painting has remained in their family collection ever since.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Pub for One

Ever thought have owning your own island complete with a pub, just for yourself? Well a Swiss business man has gone one better than that.

A Swiss businessman is thought to have paid about £2.5m for a small group of islands off the west coast of Scotland.

The deal includes the island of Sanda, which has its own pub but only one resident, as well as the neighboring Sheep Island and Glunimore Insland.

I must admit the "Island of Sanda" sounds very like the location where Thomas the Tank engine and his friends shunt their stuff, which is the "Island of Sodor". Perhaps he's going to turn it into a train theme island??

The three islands lie off the tip of the Mull of Kintyre, 13 miles south of Campbeltown.

The sale was confirmed by Dick Gannon, who had owned the three islands for the past 20 years with his wife Meg.

The buyer was named locally as Michi Meier, who is originally from Switzerland but now lives in Sweden.

Mr Gannon, 59, said: "The island is sold, close to the asking price, to a customer sent over by Hamburg-based selling agents Vladi Private islands, but I can't say any more about the sale than that.

"The new owner is taking over at the end of April. It's a bit of a mystery what he is going to do but I am hoping it will go on as it is now, as a business, as a tourist destination."

I think it is a bargain. Sanda is a beautiful island, you can farm there and you have also got six self catering cottages and an award winning pub
Dick Gannon
Previous owner

Sanda had been on sale since August 2008. It was originally priced at £3.2m but dropped to offers around £2.5m.

Mr Gannon said: "I think it is a bargain. Sanda is a beautiful island, you can farm there and you have also got six self catering cottages and an award winning pub."

Mrs Gannon has always lived at the family home in Campbeltown while her husband was the island's only listed resident.

Although they have three sons and a daughter, none of their family was interested in taking over Sanda.

Mr Gannon said: "20 years we have had Sanda and it's been the experience of a lifetime really but it's a bit like hiding away and I now want to visit a few places and do a few things. There is a life outside Sanda."

Mr Meier could not be contacted, but has been speaking to a number of business people in Kintyre about services for the island in recent weeks.

Terry Smith, who owns farm land at Southend, near the Mull of Kintyre - the nearest mainland point to the 314 acre isle of Sanda - said Mr Meier had visited him last week.

Tourism destination

He said it was his understanding the new owner intended to run Sanda for his family's private use.

Kintyre Councillor Donald Kelly said: "I would sincerely hope that Sanda will stay as a tourism venue and that the community will be able to work constructively with the new owner to the benefit of Kintyre."

Sanda was home to only a few derelict buildings when the Gannons bought the three-isle chain for £250,000 in 1990.

Mr Gannon spent years building the island into a unique tourism destination, renovating the buildings into the award winning Byron Darnton tavern and six self catering cottages.

The Gannons, who marketed Sanda as "a piece of paradise", are selling up because of their decision to separate.

The island's 350 breeding ewes are included in the sale, along with chickens which produce free range eggs and enjoy such a good reputation that customers, including Princess Anne, have sailed in specially to buy them.

The other two islands in the chain are uninhabited apart from a flock of 60 Soay sheep on Sheep Island.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Monday, March 22, 2010

"Know What I Mean 'Arry"

Sad news today of the death of former BBC boxing commentator Harry Carpenter has died at the age of 84.

When boxing was in it's hayday, that is before there were 20 differant versions of the same championship, Harry Carpenter was the "voice of boxing" on the BBC, for over half a century.

Known for his double act with British boxing great Frank Bruno, Carpenter also presented Sportsnight, Grandstand and Sports Personality of the Year. Bruno's catch phrase "No what I mean 'arry", became common within the English language.

Carpenter who retired in 1994, also wrote for several news papers, covering many famous events, including the "Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. He did though make a comeback in April 2001, when he provided expert analysis of Lennox Lewis's defence of his world heavyweight title against Hasim Rahman

He labelled the end of the contest - underdog Ali won by knockout in the eighth round to reclaim the world heavyweight crown at the age of 32 - as "the most extraordinary few seconds that I have ever seen in a boxing ring".

Of Ali himself, Carpenter said: "He is not only the most remarkable sports personality I have ever met, he is the most remarkable man I have ever met."

Carpenter had the privilege of presenting Ali with the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century award in 1999.

A year later, Carpenter recalled: "It was a wonderfully poignant moment. I was very flattered and pleased that I was asked to do the tribute to him.

"It was such a shame to see the old boy tottering about, but we had a chat afterwards and he is still very, very sharp. He remembers all those old days."

Carpenter was a regular Sports Personality of the Year co-host throughout the 1970s and 1980s, having first worked on the programme in 1958, and also covered a wide range of sports for the BBC, including rowing, tennis and golf.

His immediately recognisable, warm broadcasting style earned him plaudits outside the United Kingdom, too.

In 1989, he received American Sportscasters' Association and International Sportscaster of the Year awards.

Harry Carpenter surmised that other people's suggested epitaph for him might be "they stopped him talking at last". But his voice was one of authority that will echo down the years whenever people review the great days of boxing.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Sign of the Times

A most people know who live in Great Britain there is a railway station in Wales which whose name is the longest word in the British language. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is a Victorian composition primarily for the benefit of tourists, for the station serving the village of Llanfairpwll on the North Wales Coast Line from London Euston station to Holyhead.

This week however the Welsh language again caused a few issues.

When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".So that was what went up under the English version which barred lorries from a road near a supermarket.

"When they're proofing signs, they should really use someone who speaks Welsh," said journalist Dylan Iorwerth. Swansea Council became lost in translation when it was looking to halt heavy goods vehicles using a road near an Asda store in the Morriston area

All official road signs in Wales are bilingual, so the local authority e-mailed its in-house translation service for the Welsh version of: "No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only".

The reply duly came back and officials set the wheels in motion to create the large sign in both languages.The notice went up and all seemed well - until Welsh speakers began pointing out the embarrassing error.

This is not ehe only time Welsh has been translated incorrectly or put in the wrong place:

Cyclists between Cardiff and Penarth in 2006 were left confused by a bilingual road sign telling them they had problems with an "inflamed bladder".

• In the same year, a sign for pedestrians in Cardiff reading 'Look Right' in English read 'Look Left' in Welsh.

• In 2006, a shared-faith school in Wrexham removed a sign which translated the Welsh for staff as "wooden stave".

• Football fans at a FA Cup tie between Oldham and Chasetown - two English teams - in 2005 were left scratching their heads after a Welsh-language hoarding was put up along the pitch. It should have gone to a match in Merthyr Tydfil.

• People living near an Aberdeenshire (Scotland) building site in 2006 were mystified when a sign apologizing for the inconvenience was written in Welsh as well as English.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY - At least Across the Pond

Today is Mother Day, rather Mothering Sunday in many places around the world, this is a post I made last year which many have asked me to post again, to explain the origins and changes of this date withing the USA.

Happy Mothers Day, or rather… Happy Mothering Sunday.

Hang on the Americans are thinking.. Mothers Day is in May?

Well it is but that is because an American lady and Hallmark decided it would be better in May than in March.

Mothering Sunday, sometimes called Rose Day is a Christian festival celebrated throughout Europe. It is used as a celebration of motherhood, and is now more and more being called Mothers Day.

A religious festival celebrating motherhood has been existent in since approximately 250 BC when the Romans honored the mother goddess Cybele during mid-March. As the Roman Empire and Europe converted to Christianity, Mothering Sunday celebrations became part of the liturgial calendar as Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary and “mother church”.

The other names attributed to this festival include Simnel Sunday, Refreshment Sunday and Rose Sunday.

Simnel Sunday is named after the practice of baking Simnel cakes to celebrate the reuniting of families during the austerity of Lent. Because there is traditionally a lightening of Lenten vows on this particular Sunday in celebration of the fellowship of family and church, the lesser-used label Refreshment Sunday is also used, although rarely today.

Rose Sunday is sometimes used as an alternative title for Mothering Sunday as well, as is witnessed by the purple robes of Lent being replaced in some churches by rose-colored ones. This title refers to the tradition of posies of flowers being collected and distributed at the service originally to all the mothers, but latterly to all women in the congregation.

I can well remember going to church as a family on this day and being given a little bundle of flowers to give to my mother

Mother's Day holiday, in the United States and Canada, celebrates motherhood generally and the positive contributions of mothers to society. It falls on the second Sunday of each May. It is the result of a campaign by Anna Marie Jarvis (1864–1948), who, following the death of her mother on May 9, 1905, devoted her life to establishing Mother's Day as a national, and later an international, holiday.

The first observances of both Mother's Day and Father's Day were held in the state of West Virginia.

Interestingly, by the 1920s, Anna Jarvis had become soured on the commercialization of the holiday. She incorporated herself as the Mother’s Day International Association, claimed copyright on the second Sunday of May, and was once arrested for disturbing the peace. She and her sister Ellsinore spent their family inheritance campaigning against the holiday. Both died in poverty.

Jarvis, says her New York Times obituary, became embittered because too many people sent their mothers a printed greetings card.

Heaven knows what she would think of how it has become with Fathers Day, Grandmothers Day and every down to second cousin twice removed day.As she said,

"A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment!"

So Happy Mothers Day – especially to those mothers “Across the Pond”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Book and a Chat with "Molly Roe"

Until about five years ago, my guest on today's a book and a chat "Molly Roe" had written only only academic papers, but after following her family history through her hobby of genealogy lead her to produce her first, but certainly not last novel "Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires".

her writing combines family genealogy, Irish and coal region lore, local history, and imagination to create historical fiction for young people.

During the show we were told many fascinating details about the history of Pennsylvania and the "Molly Maguires". the whole history of the area and the people has been investigated in great detail by Molly, not only for her current novel "Call me Kate" but as we heard during the show for a follow up novel (or two).

"Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires"is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story's rich context and drama.

As a junior high teacher, Molly has been able to not only share this book with her students, but also see how the knowledge has lead some of them to carry out their own investigation into the past. The book has proven so popular and able to provide not only education but a great story, that Molly Roe recently was the the silver recipient in the Mom’s Choice Awards.

So sit back and listen to show or else download it's mp3 file and listen later to "A Book and a Chat with Molly Roe"


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Book and a Chat with "Vincent Zandri"

You ever have one of those days where you just can't catch up with things? Tonight's show was one of those events. I was running a little late due to work, children and the "I've just cooked that dinner you had better eat it before your show starts." I logged onto the system and switchboard to find some strange entry for Skype instead of my normal dial in number, then it hit me. For some reason or other my show booking had not taken when I set it up last weekend. So a mad dash to get the show up and running,meant that my guest and I were just a few minutes late. Still the show proved more than worth those couple of harassed minutes.

Vincent Zandri was my special guest on "A Book and a Chat" tonight, was award-winning novelist, essayist and freelance photojournalist and author of four books including his latest novel "Moon Light Falls".

Vincent proved a great guest sharing many incites and anecdotes both from journey to the publication of his latest novel, to how the modern use of social networking had helped him.

From majoring in "Rock Star" at college, and how music has been part of his life, to writing blogs for "Russia Today TV" Vincent Zandri has lived what can only be called an interesting life.

His latest novel "Moon Light Falls" is Vincents fourth book following in the successful wake of "As Catch Can" and "Godchild". It is a thriller full of twists and turns, which as Vincent explains during the show, surprises many readers with the plot, let alone the ending.

So sit back and listen to show or else download it's mp3 file and listen later to "A Book and a Chat with Vincent Zandri"


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Book and a Chat with "Heather Woodward"

With the rise in popularity over the last five or six years of programs such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Whisper to name but two, the acceptance and popularity of the paranormal has increased enormously. My guest on tonight"s "A Book and a Chat" is a Heather Woodward, a clairvoyant, an “accidental” medium, psychometrist (listen to the show to find out about that) and author of "Ghosts of Central Arizona" which was launched this year.

Heather is from a family of people with such gifts and has been doing tarot readings for many years. As she explained during the program, she is an “accidental” medium, which means sometimes she does get in contact with the dead, though this is by accident, as she prefers dealing with and helping the living.

Amongst the other items heather shared with us is the paranormal documentary "Dead House" which she produced, edited and directed. Dead house regularly hits the Top 20 Best Selling DVD Rank on Amazon in the Supernatural category.

Her latest production is her book "Ghosts of Central Arizona" is a book about her personal experiences in the some of the most haunted and supernatural locations in Sedona, Jerome, Cottonwood and surrounding areas.

The show is one that will interest many listeners, as we range from headless bodies to Angel cards during this fascinating thirty minute show.

So sit back and listen to show or else download it's mp3 file and listen later to "A Book and a Chat with Heather Woodward"


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Book and a Chat with "Christa Allan"

My guest on tonight's book and a chat is mother of five (plus two grandchildren), English teacher an author Christa Allan whose debut novel "Walking on Broken Glass" was released this year.

Christa has been called "A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day". And while I come from the south as well, in Christa's case it's not the south of England, rather Louisiana.

During the show Christa shared with us from her earliest writing exploits to how her own life experiences have helped her to write this powerful book about alcoholism, SIDS, and facing up to the realities of life.

Christa went on to explain how the book nearly was lost when she had to leave her home with a half completed manuscript stuffed into zip-lock bags thanks to hurricane Katrina. However like her own life the Christa's writing could not be stopped even by not one but two hurricanes.

Eventually with the help of a fellow author, Christa linked with Rachel Gardner of WordServe Literary. Rachelle's blog, Rants & Ramblings on Life as a Literary Agent, has won the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Blogs for Writers award for two years.

A year later Abingdon Press, a Methodist publishing house launching fiction for the first time, bought her novel, and started this talented lady on the path to literary success.

So sit back and listen to show or else download it's mp3 file and listen later to "A Book and a Chat with Christa Allan"


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Book and a Chat with "Julia Hoban"

There are some guests that one has on a radio program that you just can't get enough of, that you want to chat away for hours two, or as in the case of my special guest on "A Book and a Chat" you ask back for second or third appearances.

Today I am so please to have as my guest on the show "Julia Hoban", author of the fantastic novel "WILLOW", which wile produced as a YA novel has been enjoyed, as Julia explains during the show by readers of all ages, not just in the America's but now all over the world.

As always Julia provided a fascinating incite not only to the latest news about her book, but in the art of writing, something that will be of interest and I hope help many inspiring authors.

Not only that, but Julia kindly set up a competition for me to run on my blog, details of which can be found towards the end of this blog..

Also during tonight's entertaining show, we heard about the books success around the world from already being on its second print in Spain, to being launched in Germany, China and Taiwan. The book is also being launched in the UK this month though under a different name, becoming "SCARRED" a name which in many ways describes the book better than Willow"

As part of the pre-launch work in the UK Julia shared with us a wonderful article, she wrote for the The Daily Telegraph, one of the top newspapers in Britain.

The show was littered with interesting incites and anecdotes, which was enjoyed by all those who were listening or in the chat room, and is sure to be a much followed up show.


"In Willow there are references to several books, all except one of these books actually exist, though some might be not that easy to find online.

QUESTION: What is the one book mentioned in Willow whose name Julia made up?

The contest will close this Friday March 12th, with the winning entry receiving a $25 Barnes and Noble voucher. Entries must be made in the blog comments area on my main site.


So listen to the show or down load the link for a very enjoyable forty-five minutes on "A Book and a Chat with Julia Hoban"

Oh... and don't forget to enter the contest!


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Book and a Chat with “Amy Brecount White”

Many times one hears the slogan "Say it with Flowers" but do you know what each flower is states in the "Language of Flowers". My guest today not only has brought back this Victorian language, but used it to write her debut novel, which was launched on March 2nd. My guest on today's "A Book and a Chat" is Amy Brecount White and her debut novel "Forget-Her-Nots"

I had been reading some great reviews around the YA blog circuit and was really glad I managed to get Amy as a guest on my show, she did not let us down, filling the show with humor, incite and education.

The book though pigeonholed as "YA" is a book for all ages, she describes a story that is "Lyrical, sweet and moving" to which I add educational.

During the show prompted by questions from the chat room we learned about Amy, and how she came to produce "Forget-Her-Nots".

Along the way Amy shared with us some of the stories of her own life, which almost reads like a book itself, from giving her now husband a nosebleed to finding him while lost in Ireland. All of which only went to create a great sixty minute show.

As one blogger writes about"Forget-Her-Nots"...

"Like the petals of a rose, this book has layers of loveliness."

So if you want to find out why you should send somebody "Sweet Basil" rather than normal "Basil", why not to send carnations in Eastern Kentucky as well as all about Amy and her wonderful book, also what we might expect from this great new author over the next year. Listen to today's "A Book and a Chat with Amy Brecount White"


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Book and a Chat with “Jacqueline Wales"

My special guest on todays "A Book and a Chat" began her motivational career from the steps of her tenement building when she advised the children in the neighborhood about how to avoid fights!

Jacqueline Wales was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, has been a global nomad for most of her life and has lived in several countries. The holder of a black belt in karate she is also a singer/songwriter with an album Secrets of the Sun and the author of four books.

Jacqueline shared with us how through her own live struggles some of which she shares in her semi-autobiographical novel When The Crow Sings, she has developed into the motivational writer and speaker that she is today.

Her book "The Fearless Factor" shows in glowing colors how to turn off the fear, self-doubt and anxiety and turn on the confidence so you can live your best life now. Her unique programs have helped women around the globe develop strong personal success, confident communication and clear visions of their goals.

Through the radio show Jacqueline explained much that we can do to help ourselves and was as other parts of her life. During the show, she also announced that people listening to the show who contact her can also receive a free consolation, as well as a news letter of helpful advice.

So if you think your life is the downward slope, or that life might have passed you by, listen to my guest on today's show as she explains how life can begin at forty on "A Book and a Chat with Jacqueline Wales"


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Monday, March 1, 2010

A Book and a Chat with Kritin Walker

Over the last year and 120 shows I've had guests both authors and bloggers discussing all kinds of subjects and genres. Sometimes from the information you glean about the guest that day you just know that the show will be fun, not that they all aren't its just sometimes you get that feeling that a large amount of laughter will fill the show. Today was one of those shows.

My special guest on today's "A Book and a Chat" was writer, actress, lifeguard, ballroom dance instructor and much more, Kristin Walker author of "A Match Made in High School".

Making her creative way through short stories and picture books, this is Kristin's first published book (launched February 4th 2010), and one that has been much looked forward to my the YA readers.

"A Match Made in High School" is a story full of sweetness tempered with sarcasm, the book is the perfect teen romance. Laugh-out-loud funny, unpredictable, and fresh, one you won't want to miss.

The show as expected proved a great chat filled with knowledge, cometary and laughter. We learned much about Kristin and her book, even to what to do with a dirty sock. How she was obsessed with the "Little House on the Prairie", or being part of Edwardian England in the vain of Mary Poppins, or "Up Stairs Down Stairs". How as a Tenner and a former Deb has been one of the most rewarding things by far, providing her the opportunity to become friends with so many incredibly talented authors.

The show as expected was a entertaining forty-five minutes, so why not tune in now or download the file to listen to another time, to "A Book and a Chat with Kristin Walker"


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)