Thursday, June 22, 2017

A LITTLE STORY FROM JERSEY...

THERE'S ALWAYS TIME TO MAKE A WISH...

Hello beasties!

This week we're back in Jersey - if only briefly...

I've got a fair few photos from that trip to share with you and also a little story that I wrote since I've returned that was inspired by this visit; but first we have details about some more podcast episodes that have been released in the last week or so...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 86: PODCASTING UNDERGROUND...


Here we are for episode EIGHTY SIX - where an emergency at work finds Mr Yeti forced to spend an extended period down in the Library Podcasting Studios. In a way it all sounds quite restful, doesn't it? Only it isn't... I can't say a lot more about events - other than that you will hear from the regulars and - of course, there will be poems! Our next episode, number 87 - will be from our 9th live Pride 48 show, as broadcast on Sunday 18th June 2017! It should be available early next week, but do join us live if you can! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017. Episode 86 was recorded between the 28th March and 16th June 2017. 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

86: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-86-podcasting-underground

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 87: OUR 9TH LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW!!


Here we are for episode EIGHTY SEVEN - where we catch up with Mr Yeti for his ninth live Pride48 show and find out what his regulars have been up to! There are also some rather exciting additions to the chat-room this time! Our next episode, number 88 - is all about matters of a quizzical nature - find out exactly what that means when the episode is released in a few days time! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 87 was recorded live on Sunday 18th June 2017 (4pm EDT / 9pm GMT), with inserts recorded between the 10th and 15th June 2017.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

87: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-our-9th-live-pride48-show

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 88: QUIZZED!!!


Here we are for episode EIGHTY EIGHT - where Yeti Uncle John takes the lead in an episode that concerns quiz nights... John, Bettina and Dameus attend such an event and then John decides that he wants to run one of his own, but finds it's not as easy as he thought. Meanwhile, Paul talks to Calum about his history with quizzes of all kinds and then explains to Ikk what all these questions are about! There are also poems. Our next episode, number 89 - is our live show from the Live Pride48 Streaming Event on Saturday 24th June 2017. Do try and join us live, if you can - if not check out the podcast version of the show next week. Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 88 was recorded between 29th March and 18th June 2017. 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

88: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-88-quizzed

There we go... That's all for now - but episode 89 and possibly episode 90 are due next week! We're getting closer to episode 100 - I would think we'll be ready to release that by August; still , we've got a long way to go yet... That said we've pretty much got most of those episodes already recorded. Next up, we have more photos from Jersey - mostly from locations where I recorded the podcast...









































Next time I'll probably be telling you a little bit about our part in the Pride48 Live Streaming Event that is taking place this weekend, starting today - Friday 23rd June and concluding on Sunday 25th June 2017...

That's all for now... Take care - more soon, Yeti hugs,


Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

PS The following story was conceived on Tuesday 6th June, but was not written until Friday 16th June 2017. As I've said before - it's just a little one, but it's quite good fun (I hope!!)

WISHES DO COME TRUE...

Sally was in two minds about the Wishing Well. She valued her pocket money - but mummy and daddy seemed annoyingly keen for her to throw a chunk of it down the Wishing Well and peering into her purse she failed to see any small coins amongst the current balance. Sally had been saving for the latest tip-top collection by her favourite pop-star and simply throwing a handful of coins down this well was going to set back a way from her current goal. If they were so keen for her to waste her pennies on such wish-washy fairy-tale nonsense, then why didn't they simply gift her the appropriate change to do so.

"Go on, honey! Throw it in! Make a wish!" they cried, clearly unwilling to invest in this activity themselves.

Sally pulled a face, but at the same time she also gave in - took two or three of her smallest coins and flipped them into the well one at a time.

PLIP! PLOP!! SPLASH!!!

Sally made her wish - she didn't aim too high - and soon enough her desires came true; it was time to leave and ice cream was duly provided.

Meanwhile, down at the bottom of the well three smiling trolls - happily regarded their latest spoils - three shiny coins ready and waiting for them to spend.

"PLIP!!" said the first troll.

"PLOP!!" said the second troll.  

"SPLASH!!" said the third troll.

Having stood staring at their coins for more time than was necessary time the three of them put on their best brightly coloured bell-hats and headed off down to the local troll record shop to buy a copy of the brand new album by their favourite, poppermost singer-songstress...

Because sometimes - you see - wishes really do come true...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

JERSEY ON MY MIND...

RETURN TO AN OLD HAUNT...

Hello beasties!

It's been a busy couple of weeks! Last post we were in Hamburg - this time I am returning to an old haunt! Just so you know, this isn't a ghostly post - no, I was simply back in The Channel Islands for the first time in about 10 years.

Here is all the information you need to know about the last three podcast episodes...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 83: A GIFT FOR IKK...


Here we are for episode EIGHTY THREE - where this time Ikk's Uncle Toppie sends him a special gift all the way from Pickle Hollow. It all should be so simple and such fun except that things don't quite take a smooth path. Also this episode we also talk briefly with Harry F and Paul tries yet fails to avoid an Explicit rating! Thank you to Toppie, Harry, Calum and also to Big Fatty for use of clips from Big Fatty Online. Our next episode, number 84 - should be out in about a week - maybe sooner! Do join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 83 was recorded between the 17th March and the 29th May 2017. 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

83: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-83-a-gift-for-ikk


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 84: SQUEAKS, GROANS AND GIGGLING...


Here we are for episode EIGHTY FOUR - where this time we meet a number of friends of the show who we have only heard from or about fleetingly in the past... These include a friendly zombie called Henry, a mouse called Gladstone, a wood louse named Oliver, Dameus's sister Tallulah and the infamous Bella Crabb! Our next episode, number 85 - should be out in about a week - maybe sooner! Do join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 84 was recorded between the 17th March and the 12th June 2017. 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

84: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-84-squeaks-groans-and-giggling


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 85: POSTCARDS FROM (OLD) JERSEY...


Here we are for episode EIGHTY FIVE - where we take a little trip away with Paul and Toby to (Old) Jersey, one of The Channel Islands which lies between Britain and France. Don't worry - we still catch up with the regulars and also have two or three poems. Thank you to Toby W for his guest appearance during this edition! Our next episode, number 86 - will either be our 9th live Pride48 show, as broadcast on Sunday 18th June 2017 at 4pm (EDT) / 9pm (GMT) or alternatively it won't be - it'll be something else! At any rate it should be available to download in the next few days. Do check it out, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 85 was recorded between the 4th and the 14th June 2017. 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

85: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-85-postcards-from-old-jersey

I've got photos to share with you from my Jersey trip - but first here is a mini diary of what I got up to. Needless to say I was recording for the podcast whilst I was away and the fruits of that are already available as Episode 85 of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST!

Monday 5th June 2017

Toby was a little unsure about us flying from Southampton - I booked flights from there, partly for a change and partly so we could avoid the rush-hour busy-ness going into Gatwick. What I hadn't considered was how much a ticket to Southampton airport would turn out to cost! Still, the journey was quick - and the whole experience went smoothly. We even got to spread out a bit on the flight. Once in Jersey we were quickly aboard the Number 15 bus to St Helier (thanks entirely to Calum's research into the subject) and once at our destination we checked in immediately - pottering into town for a quick look around the shops. The only negative was that the weather wasn't great and it started to rain; but we did have burgers (Burger King) and I did manage to record a little for the podcast. The rest of the evening we spent watching travel documentaries and old episodes of Grand Designs!

Tuesday 6th June 2017

The weather improved today and I got some lovely photos - however it was extremely breezy, to say the least. All the same we hopped on a bus to Gorey and went to the castle - eventually reaching the very top which was great fun and I got some good recording done there too. I also came up with an idea for a short story, which is now written and will be posted here next week. Thankfully we had our lunch with us and sat up at the top of the castle just enjoying the view. In the afternoon we went to the cinema and saw Alien: Covenant - which we both loved and then had dinner at TGI Friday; where I had Sea Bass, mash and veg!! Once again we finished the evening watching documentaries.

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Today we took the bus around the coast - slightly on from Corbiere and St Ouen's Bay. To be honest Toby wasn't really into it and so we came back towards St Helier pretty quickly. I may need to go back to The Channel Islands sometime and just sit on the rocks watching the world go by. I could do that every day and just watch the sea coming in whilst listening to podcasts, writing and Tweeting; I really could. We ended up having lunch in St Brelade's Bay and walked up to the church and I managed to record more for the podcast.That evening we had Italian at a restaurant next to the hotel and then spent the evening watching more documentaries. One of the nights - I think it was Wednesday, we watched the movie, Lucy too - which I'd not seen before but was pretty enjoyable.

Thursday 8th June 2017

Toby was feeling a little frazzled and sun burnt after the last few days - the breeze was distracting us from just how warm it was. We ended up staying in St Helier and going to the museum and art gallery - which had an exhibition linking the plots of Bergerac episodes into various "issues of the 80s". It was quite good fun - but the link with the show was pretty tenuous and it didn't look as if they had the rights to show many clips or photos from the show. We had pasties for lunch and an iced coffee whilst we killed a bit of time before heading to the cinema again in the afternoon; this time we saw the new Wonder Woman film and once again headed next door to TGI Friday for dinner. Same plan re: evening TV watching too - although we did see the first 1984 episode of Top Of The Pops as part of the BBC 3 repeat season.

Friday 9th June 2017

We headed home today, but we weren't flying until 18:30 and so after breakfast we headed for St Aubin and got to sit and watch the sea for a bit - having a lovely fish and chip lunch in a pub that had once upon a time appeared as "The Old Barge" during early seasons of Bergerac. I didn't even realise this until we were sitting there and I began to google. We later sat in the shade and ate Cherry and Strawberry Jersey milk Ice cream and then returned to the airport around 15:30. Time passed quickly and we got home in good time - stopping at the airport to have sandwiches for dinner whilst we waited for our train to arrive. We were home just after 22:00 and Deeley was very pleased to see us; especially Toby!

As promise, next up I have some photos for you, which I hope you'll enjoy...















There will be further photos from the trip next time when I post that little story that I mentioned earlier. Next time I can also promise mre about my latest podcast episodes; my next live show on Pride48 is almost upon us - in fact it's this weekend: Sunday 18th June 2017 (@4pm (EDT) / 9pm (GMT)! I am also taking part in the Live Pride48 Streaming Weekend on Saturday 24th June 2017 at noon (EDT) / 5pm (GMT) - so it's all busy, busy, busy at the moment! Exciting, though!

I'm afraid that's all we have for you this time; well, maybe one or two more photos - but that really will be it!

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx












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