Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall Concerts

Who cares about our teens and young adults?

Who cares about our teens and young adults

I have so much admiration for the work that goes into the Teenage Cancer Trust. They do so much to raise awareness and raise money to help our teens and young adults. This is Who cares about our teens and young adults. So I just wanted to put a little blog together with some of their information on, that maybe you are missing because right now they need our Twitter Power! 
Six teenagers will find out they have cancer today, six tomorrow and six the day after. More often than not, these young people get a raw deal, receiving hospital treatment in inappropriate facilities alongside young children or older people. Teenage Cancer Trust fights for the rights of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
The charity helps make life better for these young people by building specialist units which are boosting survival rates.
Via The Who 

Who cares about our teens and young adults

Roger Daltrey from The Who, a personal favourite of mine, is a patron of Teenage Cancer Trust and has been actively involved for some time.
Every year for 9 years many artists have performed at shows at the Royal Albert hall to support the charity in raising vital funds.
The most recent additions to this list are Bullet for my Valentine, Florence and the Machine, V V Brown, Antony and the Johnsons, Seth Lakeman, Kate Rusby, Fairport Convention,Fightstar, The Blackout, Depeche Mode, and Mathew Horne and James Corden.
Other celebrities who have supported the charity are Joe McElderry, Frank Lampard, Holly Willoughby, and Gerald Scarfe.
 Now they need our help, though the Cancer Charter  a group of well-known charities spanning three continents. Who are campaigning together to establish the International charter of rights in countries across the world. 

They need at least 20’000 signatures from the international community to sign the International Charter of RightsSo that the unique needs of younger people with cancer are met and recognized.

That’s nothing for us tweeters, get signing! 
Check it out…. http://www.cancercharter.org/about.html
Just sign here ….. it takes seconds –
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Is it Fate, was it “Written in the stars” ?

Do you believe in Fate? Is It written in the stars?  Has an event ever happened to you that has made you think…. this was fate!
There have been experiences my friends recently that made it seem that maybe our actions are determined ahead of time. 

Even in my own life, events have still occurred even when they were fought against or “against all odds” and I’ve thought that it must be fate. 
Fate, an unchangeable course of events, even with opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle as it will happen anyway.
Destiny, an inevitable course of events
It was our destiny to meet. Was it?  Or did we make it happen that way ?
People confuse Karma with fate …Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. 
Karma is created through thoughts, words, actions and even actions we have done under instructions of another.
Many people want to know what our fate or our future holds and we try to find out by using:
  • horoscopes
  • astrology
  • numerology
  • palm readers
  • tarot cards
  • fortune tellers
In fact there are numerous ways that we can try to find out. Much money is made via our insecurities and rush to know the future.
We want answers to questions like,
When will I get married?
Will I meet Mr. right?
How long will our love last?
Will my career be successful? 
Possibility most people, like me see these things only as a bit of fun, and its funny if one of them predicts something that turns out right, but truly, that doesn’t happen very often.  Although my cousin @lisaven is still waiting to meet her Greek husband who plays tennis, we often joke about this but its often on her mind since she was foretold this.

If our lives do have a set predetermined route then we would have no need to try, whatever happens, happens we can’t change it.  The theory of cause and effect tells us that this is not true, that everything we do has an effect on our lives.
Fate is romantic. It was fate that we met, on that day we will never forget, awww.  That’s why there are so many books films and songs about it, we want to believe it, its almost a religion in itself, it belongs with mythology.  Was it fate or maybe even Divine intervention? 

No, get over it its just a coincidence, we happened to be in the right place at the right time.
When bad things happen, is that also fate?  Is it fate when someone gets ill – no, on that reason alone, I will say that I do not believe in fate. We make our own lives our own decisions and are responsible for our actions and choices. 
Why do you believe in fate?
I do like this quote from @iheartquotes 
“Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.”

As if by magic… Shazam!

Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery provider, according to reports, has the world’s biggest mobile music application.

Shazam music recognition already has millions of users over various types of platforms, now also available with added extra’s on the iPad. As its my most used application, (apart from twitter apps) I wanted to rave about it to you.

Today I saw that Shazam will be launching Shazam Encore for Android users to offer a premium service model in addition to the free service with limited options in discovering music on mobile phones. Antonio Wells


I have the application on iPhone and I use it all of the time! 

Just in case you don’t know what it is, let me explain in real words…

v    You are sitting watching a film, you love the theme tune or a track that is played during the film, so you think you will wait until the credits to see what it is so that you can buy it.  The credits don’t show it …… Fail.

v    You are in the car you hear a track on the radio, you know it but you cannot remember what its called and its really bugging you.  You wait until the end of the song, the DJ doesn’t say what it was …. Fail.

v    You are at a pub/gig/bar a track is playing, you try to remember some of the words so that you can look it up on the internet later, you don’t remember the words ……. Fail.

That was me all the time, I have a terrible memory for names of bands and or tracks, which proves even more difficult.

This is where Shazam music recognition comes in, you hear a track you want – open the application, press tag now, and Shazam immediately brings up an album cover with the Artist and Track names, how clever is that? Brilliant, I love it.

When it comes up with the track, you then have a number of options:

·        iTunes – to buy the track instantly
·        Twitter
·        Facebook
·        send postcard (email)
·        Send Tags as a Tweet to followers; to your Facebook mini-feed or even as a postcard to friends so they can add the Tag to their own collection in Shazam.

·        Location Map

·        Track review

·        Biography

·        Discography

·        YouTube – see a video of the track instantly

And all this is on the free version!!

With the premium version you are not limited the amount of tracks you can tag in a month, so I had to move over to the premium (I didn’t get the free version early when you guys had unlimited). 

Shazam Encore exclusive features include:

·        Improved speed performance

·        Music recommendations

·        Find what’s hot and popular

·        Search music

·        Drive and Tag

·        Track the music journey 

·        Learn more about the music

·        Personalise Tags

·        Store pending Tags: even when you don’t have a data connection, you can still capture the music moment. The pending Tag can be sent later when you’re back in Wi-Fi or data coverage.

For more info see http://www.shazam.com/iphone

The only thing missing is Lyrics, I’d love that, I’m always looking up lyrics but we cannot get this on Shazam in the UK and yet are apparently are available in the US! 

Come on Shazam! Make it even more perfect for me, with Lyrics.

What do you use Shazam on and in what way? 

Tagging is a joke

Tagging is a joke

Totally of topic here but I feel like a bit of a belated rant.   This has been on my mind for a long time now.

What is all this community service, supervision, and tagging they are handing out in the courts instead of proper sentences?  It doesn’t work! Can’t they see that, are they totally blind!

I’d like to quote a few but maybe that’s not a great thing to do, but you’ve all seen these ridiculous sentences in the news.

Tagging is a joke

I know a lot of it has to with age, but even as a mother I have no sympathy for this, the old saying should stick, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”. If they are old enough to go out committing crimes then I am sorry, they are old enough to get the full sentence.

Tagging is a joke

The police work hard to get evidence to get these criminals to court and what does the court do? Slap them on the wrist. Don’t do it again naughty boy/girl.  What a waste of time for the police, and it’s no wonder police cannot find any witnesses, because people know that the offender will be back on the streets the next day and probably come after them next?


These pathetic sentences that are given out now, when certain types of crime are being committed by our teenagers are useless.  Guess what, they do it again and again and again, whilst on bail, probation, tagged, whatever. Then what, oh no! They get more community service. I bet they are so upset. Ha! They have won again!

Community Service

While I imagine that’s pretty annoying for the criminal  (a bit like an itch you can’t reach) if they get community service,  (or have to report to a probation officer).

I’m sure they probably do as little work as possible if they even turn up at all. What do they care, if they don’t turn up they will possibly get fined some piddly amount and not have to do it any more.

I wonder why they think they can get away with committing so many crimes, maybe it’s because they are getting away with it!

Courts/Government need to wake up to the real world. And make a stand against these criminals now, before this gets any worse.   I’m sure they would if they had to live with them.