Friday, 20 December 2013

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 20th December 2013

Tonight was the Drivetime Christmas show and Simon showed his dedication to the cause by not showing up. He gave roughly -19 minutes notice, which meant that we had 19 minutes of dead air, punctuated only by the sound of Danny coughing awkwardly. A quick call to the dashingly handsome and square-jawed Chris Aikman saved the day, as Chris was able to step in during his break from rehoming blind puppies by giving them to colour-blind orphans (Chris is a patron of Homeless Blind Puppies for the Benefit of Deuteranopic Orphan Toddlers, or the HBPBDOT for short).

Ok, that was a lie, but Chris was in the studio for an extra long edition of the Film Guide, when he not only discussed the UK box office and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the next two weeks but also the worldwide box office for 2013, Danny's Top 10 Films of 2013 and what we can see in the cinemas next year.


Friday (20th)

Get Carter

9:00pm – 11:20pm

ITV4

Saturday (21st)

Zoolander

7:20pm- 9:00pm

Film4


Sunday (22nd)

My Neighbour Totoro

11:00am - 1:00pm

Film4


Monday (23rd)

Star Trek (2009)

9:00pm - 11:30pm

Film4


Tuesday (24th)

It’s a Wonderful Life

1:10pm – 3:50pm

Channel 4


Wednesday (Christmas Day)

Toy Story 3

3:20pm – 5:00pm

BBC1


The Muppet Christmas Carol

4:35pm – 6:15pm

Channel 4


Thursday (26th)

Paths of Glory

12:05pm – 1:55pm

ITV4


Friday (27th)

The Shawshank Redemption

9:00pm – 11:55pm

ITV2


Saturday (28th)

Escape to Victory

12:35pm – 2:55pm

Film4

 
Sunday (29th)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

4:00pm - 6:30pm

ITV2

 
Monday (30th)

WALL-E

2:45pm - 4:15pm

BBC1

 
Tuesday (31st)

Singin’ in the Rain

2:30pm - 4:35pm

More4


Wednesday (1st)

Spartacus

11:20pm - 3:05pm

ITV4


Thursday (2nd)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

7:00pm - 9:00pm

BBC3

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Interview with Gordon and Lucinda from Herts Equestrian Assisted Learning

Today we were joined by Gordon and Lucinda from Herts Equestrian Assisted Learning (H.E.A.L). They provide the opportunity for people to learn about themselves and find positive solutions which help them get the very best out of life, both at work and at home. It is a very different experience based around actives with horses and trained professionals.



For more information

website: www.hertsequine.co.uk

telephone: 02081334582

email: learning@hertsequine.co.uk

Drivetime Sessions: The Tuesday Club

On Wednesday we were joined by Alternative, Rock&Roll band The Tuesday Club performing two original tracks and a cover.

With a mere handful of gigs under their belt the band could be viewed as new however this is a huge anomaly. The band is formed of eight members and we were joined by four of them. They describe their music as a mix between Roxy music and The Rocky Horror Show.




For more information on the band:

Lemon Rock: www.lemonrock.com/tuesdayclub

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thisisthetuesdayclub 



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Interview with Jimmy Grey Co Manager of Saint Albans F.C.

  If you've heard  a lot of noise coming from Clarence park in recent months, it's probably due to the noise from the close knit fans of St Albans City FC. Last thursday we had a over the phone interview with the teams Joint Manager Jimmy Gray. He shares the joint manager position with long time friend Graham Gold.

     Together they have have been sharing sweet taste of victory with the longest Away run in local history. Recently they won 2-1 against Bashley and 4-0 against Hertford. However their run ended in a dramatic fashion last Saturday as (Conference National Leaders) Cambridge won 2-1 against Saints, sinking a goal in added time.


Jimmy Gray told us that fans of the team are a close knit community and visitors to the match will enjoy a friendly competitive atmosphere that you wouldn't expect to find in a league game.

All things considered the Saints have had an incredible year and hopefully Jimmy and Graham will guide the team into more success in 2014. 


For more details and information on the team and future matches go to: www.sacfc.co.uk


Faff-Free Cook Cooking with Jackie Johnson – Chocolate Coated Florentines



My motto has always been ‘never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking.

So, today’s treat is ….... Chocolate Coated Florentines

These make a lovely homemade Christmas pressie!

Ingredients:

75g butter       
75g light soft brown sugar
25g runny honey
1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
50g mixed candied peel
100g soft dried apricots - chopped
50g glace cherries – chopped
50g hazelnuts toasted and roughly chopped (or you could use almonds or a mix of both)
40g plain flour
125g plain chocolate

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Line 2 large baking sheets with baking parchment.
  2.  Gently melt the butter, brown sugar and honey in a large saucepan over a low heat until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir the yogurt into the mixture in the saucepan and then add all the fruits and nuts and mix well.

  4. Sift in the flour and combine with a metal spoon.

  5. Place dessertspoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. These will spread out quite a bit so leave 5cms in between.

  6. Bake for 20 mins until lightly browned and slightly crisp around the edges.

  7. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheets for 10 mins to firm
    up and then flip them over and cool on a wire rack smooth side up.

  8. Put the chocolate into a heat proof bowl and melt over a pan of simmering water. Using a flat sided knife cover the smooth bottom of the Florentine with chocolate and allow the chocolate to set. Makes 12 large Florentines.


New Music Playlist w/c 16th December 2013 & this week's featured track by Bruce @Springsteen

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Al Lewis - A Child's Christmas In Wales
Arlissa - Into The Light
Avicii - Hey Brother
Bellowhead - Christmas Bells/Jingle Bells
Beth Nielsen Chapman - Simple Things
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
Céline Dion - Breakaway
Cher - I Walk Alone
Deacon Blue - You’ll Know It’s Christmas
Eliza Doolittle - Walking On Water
Gabrielle Aplin - Salvation
Jack Johnson - Shot Reverse Shot
John Legend - All Of Me
John Newman - Losing Sleep
Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree
Kim Wilde - Hey Mister Snowman
Kings of Leon - Beautiful War
Leona Lewis - One More Sleep
Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Little Mix - Little Me
Mary J. Blige - This Christmas
Michael Bublé - You Make Me Feel So Young
Nell Bryden - All You Had
Olly Murs - Hand On Heart
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Robbie Williams - Dream a Little Dream Of Me
The Band Perry - Don't Let Me Be Lonely
The Killers - Just Another Girl

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is High Hopes by Bruce Springsteen:

Monday, 16 December 2013

Life Style with Lisa Pearson



Lisa Pearson our life style guru was tonight's guest on drivetime talking about the top 10 tips for 2014.

1) Be nice.

I have a friend who is a ‘Nomad’ – i.e. technically someone who has nowhere to live.  She’s been a nomad for nearly a year, and has always had somewhere to stay.  The main reason being she is genuinely lovely.  People love having her around (check out her blog, it’s fascinating reading).  Being a nice person, must therefore be one of the the best insurances that there is.  Never ignore your friends; you may need them one day!

2) Ask for help

But of course, she wouldn’t have got any help if she didn’t ask!  If you let people know that there is a problem, then they will help out, and EVERYONE deserves help in a time of need.

3) Give back in return

In return my friend helps people out – she’s been a godsend for us for the past few months.  It’s quite true that people will get sick of a taker, but if you always make sure that you give in return (but don’t over give), then they will feel fulfilled by helping you.  It might be that you can’t do anything in return for a while, but that’s OK.  Also, it might be that you are limited in what you can do; don’t worry about that, and don’t under-estimate the value of what you CAN do.

4) Listen to your intuition

In a busy world, your intuition can save you time, and warn you of things that you are ignoring that could cause a problem.  Taking time to chill every day for a few minutes, try a simple meditation, go for a walk, or have a bath, can really help you to hear your intuition more.

5) Don’t ignore your debts

They just get worse when ignored.  You need to face them, be clear on your in and out goings and if there is a problem, get some advice and make a plancheck out the money advice service for free help.  Don’t ever think that you ‘have to spend money’ – don’t get into debt because you feel you should keep up with presents or socialising.

6) As soon as possible save

Try putting a little away each week, even if it is just £1.  Even if you are in debt.  Aim to build up to 10% of your income.  This sounds crazy, but it has a magical effect and it’s never too late to start.

7) Have a to do list

That way, things can’t creep up on you that might cause you trouble.  But if you are very overwhelmed, put them on a ‘long term’ list and stick to 3 top priorities.

8) Take responsibility for your life

I don’t mean ‘take the blame’, but I do mean looking at what you’ve been feeling powerless about and taking responsibility for your part in it.  Your attitude will affect your job and your relationships.  Ironically it is very unattractive to be around someone who is full of excuses, always blaming everyone else and feeling victimised by situations that others see differently.  Whereas someone who is strong enough to see their mistakes and their part in a situation is much more attractive in a relationship or workplace.

9) Take care of your health

Don’t ignore those niggles.  Stop putting it all off.  One of my best friends died 2 weeks ago – sometimes the body gets irritated with waiting for us and there are no more last chances.  It doesn’t have to be momentous, just take little steps.  A little more exercise, drinking enough water, improving your posture and breathing, and eating healthier will make a big difference.

10) Make contingency plans, then put them away

I don’t believe in worrying.  But I do believe that insurance and planning ‘just incase’ is worth it.  But once you’ve done it, put it away until you need it.  Face your fears, don’t let them run you.

Friday, 13 December 2013

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 13th December 2013

Today Simon was back in the studio to do the Film Guide after we took last week off. It was entirely Simon's fault that the show was cancelled last week because he is too much of a diva. Yep, that's right, Simon Carver threw a diva-strop and that meant the show could not continue. First of all, when Simon turned up in his limo we didn't have anyone waiting to greet him at the door. Our insistence that we are an all volunteer station and can't just hire someone to greet Simon at the door didn't seem to sit well with him but he still came into the building. When he discovered that we hadn't acquiesced to his request to lay out 3 bowls of pre-opened pistachio nuts and half a honey dew melon in his dressing room (which is in fact the toilet we share with the talking newspaper next door; Simon has scrawled his name on the door with a compass). This was the final straw for Simon who picked up his chihuahua, Miss Puddley-Pups, and flounced out the door.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio tonight to talk about the UK box office and the best films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Trading Places
9.00 – 11.20pm
Film4

Scarface
11.40pm – 3.00am
ITV4

Saturday
Die Hard
9.00 – 11.40pm
E4

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
10.00pm – 11.35pm
BBC3

Sunday
Dear John
4.55pm – 7.00pm
E4

Monday
Cliffhanger
11.05pm – 1.05am
ITV

Tuesday
Body Heat
11.05pm – 1.45am
BBC1

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Chris' Film Club (with Tatyana!): Ocean's 12

As Chris has been off sick all week, I decided to draft in film geek and new RV presenter Tatyana to bring us Chris' Tatyana's Film Club!

As today is 12th December, Tatyana chose the film Ocean's 12, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, et al.  A classy follow up to Ocean's 11, once again directed by Steven Soderbergh:


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Drivetime Sessions: Billington and Quinn



We had local duo Billington and Quinn in this evening they performed two original songs and a cover.
The 1st song; Run to My Rescue is the first song they've written together and practically took mine and Danny's breath away.
Their 2nd song was an equally beautiful tune called Waking Up, and their Christmas treat for us was the slightly unusual choice (apparently it's big in Ireland?) Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer originally performed by Elmo and Patsy Trigg.
They have some gigs coming up if you care to check their Facebook- particularly exciting is their gig this Friday supporting the feeling at their Christmas shindig in at Stamford Bridge Staduim- tickets can be found here http://www.thefeeling.com/gigs.
You can find more information about Billington and Quinn's upcoming gig on their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/BillingtonandQuinn

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Kim Wilde Interview @kimwilde

80s Sensation Kim Wilde joined us live today to promote her new single "Hey Mr Snowman"!

To hear the interview again, head over to our listen again service- and keep up to date with Kim on her website.

Andy Jarosz's Travel Feature @andyjarosz

Today the topic of our regular monthly travel feature was Brazil! Ahead of the World Cup in 2014, Andy talked about his experiences of the preparations.

With stadiums being reportedly behind schedule, unfinished seating was just one of the problems that the country faces. Yet, even though the 6 remaining venues were predicted to be complete at the start of December, and the football starts on the 12th June 2014, leaving some time for finishing touches.

If you're planning to fly in Brazil, think again! Airports and planes are already being used at significant levels, and Andy reported that if you want to get anywhere in the South American country you will have to go by air, not a good idea in the summer period of 2014 (unless you're there for the football).

The size of Brazil was an issue. So much to see and do became a problem! Entering the rainy season, wildlife is quite hard to spot- summer being the best time of the year (when a World Cup isn't taking place!). However, there are diverse buildings and coastal lines- Baroque architecture and waterfalls being just some examples.

Make sure to visit Andy's website and Twitter for further updates.

Monday, 9 December 2013

New Music Playlist w/c 9th December 2013 & this week's featured track by @kimwilde

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Al Lewis - A Child's Christmas In Wales
Arlissa - Into The Light
Avicii - Hey Brother
Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go
Bellowhead - Christmas Bells/Jingle Bells
Céline Dion - Breakaway
Deacon Blue - You’ll Know It’s Christmas
Gabrielle - Say Goodbye
Gabrielle Aplin - Salvation
Jessie J - Thunder
John Legend - All Of Me
John Newman - Losing Sleep
Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree
Kim Wilde - Hey Mister Snowman
Kings of Leon - Beautiful War
Leona Lewis - One More Sleep
Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Little Mix - Little Me
Mary J. Blige - This Christmas
Michael Bublé - You Make Me Feel So Young
Nell Bryden - All You Had
Olly Murs - Hand On Heart
Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye
Robbie Williams - Dream a Little Dream Of Me
The Band Perry - Don't Let Me Be Lonely
The Feeling - Boy Cried Wolf
The Killers - Just Another Girl

Items in BOLD are new additions

Our featured track for this week is Hey Mr Snowman by Kim Wilde


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Chris' Film Club: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Today would be Walt Disney's 112th birthday.
Snow White was the first ever animated full length feature!
Based on classic fairy tale and full of bright, well known characters it
doesn't shy away from darkness near the end.
Here's the trailer:

Martin from Aylett Nurseries talks about the jobs we can do in the garden this winter!

Tonight in the studio we were joined by Martin discussing the different jobs we can all do in the garden this winter.

Although you may think all gardening stops in the winter months you'd be mistaken. Martin has given us many ideas of both big and small tasks that can be completed.

These include: Feeding the birds and wildlife, insulating your green house if possible and planting Tulip and Daffodil bulbs ready for the spring months.

Aylett Nurseries also has a fantastic Christmas Display, good for all the family with a range of things to do and see. Their cafe is also offering a wide range of festive food and drink to celebrate the count down to Christmas and Christmas Trees are also being sold.


For more information contact details below:

Website: aylettnurseries.co.uk 

Telephone: 01727 822255

Email: info@aylettnurseries.co.uk


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Drivetime Sessions: The Devine Family

With a host of specialist instruments, a saxophone and a keyboard, The Devine Family played live in the studio today! The performance was a mixture of original and traditional material.

If you missed the session, head on over to our listen again service. Keep up with the Devine Family on their website and Facebook pages, and remember to tune in to The Traditional Irish Music Show!

Chris' Film Club: The Big Lebowski

Today is Jeff Bridge's 64th birthday.
He plays 'The Dude' in the Coen Brother's 1997 classic.
The Dude and his friend Walter (John Goodman) get caught up in a
complicated kidnapping scheme and meet a whole host of strange
characters.
Also stars Julianne Moore, John Tuturro, Steve Buscemi and Philip
Seymour Hoffman.
Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Chris' Film Club: Monsters

Monsters was released today in 2010.
It was directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Scoot McNairy and Whitney
Able it was made for a less than $500,000 and all the computer effects
were done on a laptop.
It tells of two people who have to make the long and arduous journey
across the northern part of Mexico, in a future when alien beings have
landed on Earth.
And here's the trailer!

Monday, 2 December 2013

New Music Playlist w/c 2nd Decembar 2013 & this week's featured track by @LeonaLewis

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Agnetha Fältskog - The One Who Loves You Now
Arlissa - Into The Light
Avicii - Hey Brother
Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go
Dan Croll - Home
Dido - NYC
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sign On
Gabrielle - Say Goodbye
Gabrielle Aplin - Salvation
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Jessie J - Thunder
John Legend - All Of Me
John Newman - Losing Sleep
Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree
Kings of Leon - Beautiful War
Leona Lewis - One More Sleep
Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours
Michael Bublé - You Make Me Feel So Young
Nell Bryden - All You Had
Olly Murs - Hand On Heart
One Direction - Story Of My Life
Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye
Robbie Williams - Dream a Little Dream Of Me
Rod Stewart - Can't Stop Me Now
The Band Perry - Don't Let Me Be Lonely
The Feeling - Boy Cried Wolf
Tom Odell - I Know

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is One More Sleep by Leona Lewis:


Chris' Film Club: Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2

Today is Lucy Liu's 45th birthday!
She is O-ren Ishii, one of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who are
targeted for revenge by The Bride (Uma Thurman).
The film also stars David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah and Vivica A
And here is the trailer for Kill Bill 1.

Fox.

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Sarah Buckingham from the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust was our guest tonight

The Trust was very pleased to welcome leading environmentalist Tony Juniper as  guest speaker at the Trust's AGM.
Tony is a campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and leading environmentalist recognised, among other activities, for his work as Executive Director of Friends of the Earth.
He inspired the AGM audience with stories from his recent book, 'What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?', which puts forward the economic argument for valuing nature, with wide-ranging and sometimes astonishing examples of nature's value to the economy from across the globe.

Sarah updated us with upcoming wildlife events which can be found at the web site http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 29th November 2013

Tonight Simon came into the studio with rather glazed-over eyes and a thousand-yard stare. It's the sort of look he gets 8-10 hours after eating his 'Giggle Brownies' but something was a little different. Normally he would still have a creepy fixed smile plastered on his face but today he seemed a lot more morose. No, it turned out that people at work had been bullying him about his facial hair. Certainly this blog has been nothing but supportive of that pathetic whisp of hair that he should be thoroughly ashamed of but it seems that others are not being as kind as we are. It seems like he has had his lunch stolen from the fridge at work, he's been getting mean notes put on his desk saying that his 'tache is almost as bad at being facial hair as Brentford FC are at being a football team and even his family are starting to distance themselves from him (although that might have more to do with his general personality). Still, he only has to wear that thing on his face for another day and then it can be burnt off. With acid. Strong, strong acid.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon (and his facial hair) were in the studio to talk about the UK box office and his mustaches' pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
The Ghost
9.00pm – 11.35pm
More4

Saturday
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
3.15pm – 6.05pm
ITV

Birth
1.05am – 3.05am
Film4

Sunday
Gallipoli
4.55pm – 7.05pm
Film4

Sister Act
5.25pm – 7.25pm
Channel 4

My Cousin Vinny
9.00-11.25
Movie Mix

Crazy Heart
11.10pm – 1.20am
Film4

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Chris' Film Club: The Naked Gun

Today, in 2010, the world lost the one and only Leslie Nielsen
He is fantastic as Detective Frank Drebin, a cop who always gets his man
(although often through a lot of luck!).
The film also stars Pricilla Presley, Ricardo Montleban, George Kennedy and OJ
Simpson, of all people.
And here's the trailer!

Herts Young Homeless appeal for 'Crash-Pad' volunteers

Tonight on the show we were joined by Kylie Henderson from Herts Young Homeless discussing how the charity works and how you can get involved to help young people around the area.

Their latest mission is the 'Crash-pad' in which they are in need of new volunteers to offer a room, bed and healthy/happy environment for the young and homeless.

For more information on how to get involved in this visit or the charity:

Website - http://www.hyh.org.uk/

or call them on

Telephone - 01707 251403


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Chris' Film Club: Enter the Dragon

Today would be Bruce Lee’s 73rd birthday
He starred in Enter the Dragon as a martial arts master who goes
undercover at a mysterious competition to uncover drug smuggling and
prostitution
The film also stars John Saxon and Jim Kelly.

The Drivetime Sessions: Chris Flegg

Chris, a local jazz soloist, group player, busker and singer-songwriter played live in studio this week on the Sessions- with two original songs and one cover! With impressive acoustic guitar soloing and playing the track that lends its name to his ninth album "Gazing At The Stars All Night", it certainly was a special occasion in the run up to the Christmas period.

For more information on Chris' other albums, live performances and appearances on local media head over to his website, and if you missed the music our Listen Again service lists all of the lasts week's programs.

Chris' Film Club: The World is Not Enough

Released on Tuesday the 26th in 1999
It was Pierce Brosnan's 3rd feature as Bond and also stars Judi Dench, Robert Carlyle, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards and John Cleese.
Here is the trailer:


Chris' Film Club: Casablanca

Was released on Monday the 25th in 1942.
The film is set in WWII it features Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in one of
the greatest movies of all time.
It also stars Claude Rains, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet.
And here's the trailer!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Interior Design with Gwendoline Alderton

Gwendoline went through the designs for this year including

Green & Black


Rattan Furniture

and for Xmas
The White & Silver Xmas tree

Full details can be found at our web site on the listen again facility

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sam Rolfe - Science Correspondent




Sam updated us with the following topics,

New Body Part Found

Two Belgian surgeons have discovered a new ligament in the human knee, a part they are calling the anterolateral ligament, or ALL.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131105081352.htm

Comet ISON

Comet ISON was discovered on September 21st 2012 by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok, two Russian Astronomers of the ‘InternationalScientific Optical Network’. At the time of discovery, ISON was over 584 million miles (6.29 AU) from the Sun.

full details can be found at

http://www.cometison2013.co.uk/

New Music playlist w/c 25th November 2013 & this week's featured track by Lily Allen

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Agnetha Fältskog - The One Who Loves You Now
Alfie Boe - Keep Me In Your Heart
Arlissa - Into The Light
Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go
Caro Emerald - I Belong To You
Dan Croll - Home
Dido - NYC
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sign On
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Elton John - Voyeur
Foy Vance - Closed Hand, Full Of Friends
Gabrielle - Say Goodbye
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Jessie J - Thunder
John Newman - Losing Sleep
Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Manic Street Preachers - Anthem For A Lost Cause
Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours
Michael Bublé - You Make Me Feel So Young
Nell Bryden - All You Had
Olly Murs - Hand On Heart
One Direction - Story Of My Life
Paul Carrack - That's All That Matters To Me
Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye
Rod Stewart - Can't Stop Me Now
The Band Perry - Don't Let Me Be Lonely
The Feeling - Boy Cried Wolf
Tom Odell - I Know
Wet Wet Wet - Step by Step

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen:

Friday, 22 November 2013

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 22nd November 2013

Today we were joined in the studio by Tom Selleck look-a-like Simon Carver (they're both old), who decided to celebrate the growth of his 10th hair on his face (all in aid of Movember) by buying a massive comb which he was desperate to use to keep his facial hair in check. Simon has raised 7p, a button and copious amounts of laughter (although, to be fair, that might not be aimed squarely at that thing he calls a 'tache; it could easily be aimed at his clothes or hair) to fight prostate cancer so he's not done quite as well as he had hoped. He was aiming for at least 13p and a zip.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to discuss the UK box office and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Shakespeare in Love
9.00pm – 11.25pm
Film4

Escape from Sobibor
9.00pm – 12.00am
Drama

Saturday
Patton
12.00pm – 3.30pm
5USA

Ocean’s Eleven
7.40pm – 10.00pm
5*

Berberian Sound Studio
11.00pm – 12.50am
Film4

Sunday
The Muppet Christmas Carol
5.20pm – 7.00pm
Film4

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
9.00pm – 11.45pm
Movie Mix

Tuesday
Kick-Ass
9.00pm – 11.00pm
Film4

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Welwyn Hatfield Citizens Advice Bureau Appeal for Volunteers

Today in the studio we were joined by John Whale from the Welwyn Hatfield Citizens Advice Bureau; who discussed various volunteering opportunities currently available.

For more information on this contact them on:

Telephone: 01707 260934

Or Visit:

Website: http://www.welwynhatfieldcab.org.uk/


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Drivetime Sessions: Katie plus Jaun

The pair Katie plus Juan played live in the studio, with two original tracks and one cover. A mix of Spanish, English and a party vibe made this acoustic duo a hit with the West Herts Drivetime listeners!

To find out about their upcoming gigs and open mic nights visit the pair's Lemonrock page, as well as heading over to our Listen Again service if you missed the session.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Faff-Free Cook Cooking with Jackie Johnson – Cornish Fairings



My motto has always been ‘never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking.

So, today’s treat is ….... Cornish Fairings




Ingredients:

50g butter
50g caster sugar
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 good tsp ground ginger
1 good tsp mixed spice

Method:


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/Gas 6. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and mixed spice into a large bowl and stir in the caster sugar. 
  2. With your fingers rub in butter or margarine until the mixture is like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the golden syrup and bring the mixture together to form soft dough.

  1. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and with floured hands, roll each of the pieces into a ball and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.

  1. Bake at 200C/Gas 6 for 8 mins until nutty brown and cracked on the surface.

  1. Leave them on the baking tray to firm up for a few mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Enjoy!


Monday, 18 November 2013

Lifestyle with Lisa Pearson - The Best Xmas Presents


Lisa Pearson our lifestyle correspondent was tonight's guest on Drivetime , Lisa told us about
The Top 3 best Xmas presents to give to your family and friends.

1] Make Someone Feel Special

2] Give Something To Someone in Need

3] Take Care Of Yourself

full details can be found at the web site http://mummywhispererblog.com/

Lisa also mentioned a scheme running in her salon to collect 100 Xmas presents for under 5's in aid of Homestart - Watford. for more information click here.

New Music Playlist w/c 18th November 2013 & this week's featured track by @AvrilLavigne

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Agnetha Fältskog - The One Who Loves You Now
Alfie Boe - Keep Me In Your Heart
Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go
Boyzone - Love Will Save The Day
Caro Emerald - I Belong To You
Dan Croll - Home
Dido - NYC
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sign On
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Elton John - Voyeur
Foy Vance - Closed Hand, Full Of Friends
Gabrielle - Say Goodbye
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World
Jessie J - Thunder
Manic Street Preachers - Anthem For A Lost Cause
Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours
Olly Murs - Hand On Heart
One Direction - Story Of My Life
Paul Carrack - That's All That Matters To Me
Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye
Prince - Breakfast Can Wait
Robbie Williams - Go Gentle
Rod Stewart - Can't Stop Me Now
Rudimental - Free (feat. Emeli Sande)
Texas - Dry Your Eyes
The Band Perry - Don't Let Me Be Lonely
The Feeling - Boy Cried Wolf
The Tricks - Better
Tom Odell - I Know
Wet Wet Wet - Step by Step

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Let Me Go by Avril Lavigne:


Friday, 15 November 2013

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 15th November 2013

As Chris is off today, it falls upon me to attempt to chronicle something of the life of Simon Carver.  This afternoon, he waltzed into the studio wearing a Hawaiian shirt more colourful than his social life, sporting six scraggly hairs on his top lip and insisting we refer to him off-air as Magnum.  It seems he is taking Movember a little too far!

OK, some of that was made up (though not as much as you might think!) but Simon and Danny did discuss new releases Don Jon, The Butler and The Counsellor, as well as the UK cinema box office top 10 and Simon's choice of films on free-to-air TV for the forthcoming week:

Friday

Up in the Air
11.10pm – 12.55am
BBC2


Saturday

633 Squadron
11.40am – 135pm
ITV4

Born on the Fourth of July
9.00pm – 11.55pm
ITV4

Black Swan
9.00pm – 11.10pm
Channel 4


Sunday

The Book of Eli
9.00pm – 11.15pm
Channel 5


Monday

JFK
11.10pm – 2.55am
Film4


Tuesday

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
9.00pm – 11.25pm
Film4

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Suranga Documentary @SurangaWater

Today we were joined in the studio by A.J Ullah and Adam Jones-Lloyd who are about to embark upon making their latest documentary. In January they will journey to Kerala in India with Dr. Darren Crook and Sudhir Tripathi to film a documentary about Suranga: the particular style of water harvesting that is traditional in the district.
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The teaser film for the documetary has already received critical acclaim in an international film festival called Voices from the Water, being shown simultaneously in India and Sweden.

Here is the link to the teaser:
https://vimeo.com/67379019

They are running a Kick-Starter (creative fundraising) campaign to aid them in completing the film in a manner which will give the people struggling to obtain clean drinking water an opportunity to voice themselves, while at the same time documenting the dying tradition- which in most cases is better than the more modern techniques the government provides incentives for.

The link to the Kickstarter page is as follows:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1630495565/suranga-documentary-working-title

Chris' Film Club: We Were Soldiers

Today in 1965 the Battle of la Drang started, the first big conflict between
US and Vietnamese forces.
The film stars Mel Gibson, Barry Pepper, Sam Elliot and Greg Kinnear.
Here's the trailer:

Wuthering Heights @companyoften

On Tuesday Tina Swain from the Company of Ten came in to tell us about their upcoming production of Wuthering Heights which begins tonight at 8pm at the Abbey Theatre.
Prepare to have your spine chilled by Emily Bronte's Gothic tale of love and revenge adapted by the play-write April de Angelis.
Wuthering Heights

The production begins Thursday 14th and runs until Saturday the 16th of November, then resumes from Wednesday the 20th until Saturday the 23rd of November.
More information, including ticket prices, is available on the Company of Ten Website:
http://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Drivetime Sessions: The Push @The__Push

On the show today we had The Push playing live! Helen, Stacey, Bryan and Tom played 3 tracks in the studio- including rhythmic swaying- and gave Danny a new favourite version of a classic song.

If you missed the band, then head on over to our listen again service on the Radio Verulam website, and don't forget to catch all the news on our guests' new releases and gigs on The Push's Lemonrock page, Twitter and Facebook.

Chris' Film Club: 2012

Released today in 2009
Tells the story of the end of the world that was predicted by the Mayans.
Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover,
Thandie Newton etc.
Reminds us of the time the world lost its mind over the world possibly
ending.
Here's the trailer- scary stuff huh?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Chris' Film Club: Toy Story Trilogy

Today is Wallace Shawn’s birthday (he played Rex.
This particular trilogy is exceptional in that all of the films are of the highest quality.
The films have included stars like Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammar, Joan
Cusack, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles etc. voicing a bunch of toys that come to
life when no-one is looking.
Here's the trailer for the 3rd film in the trilogy!

New Music Playlist w/c 11th November 2013 & this week's featured track by @rodstewart

Hi Drivetimers

Apologies for this being a day late.  Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Agnetha Fältskog - The One Who Loves You Now
Alfie Boe - Keep Me In Your Heart
Boyzone - Love Will Save The Day
Caro Emerald - I Belong To You
Céline Dion - Loved Me Back To Life
Cliff Richard - Rip It Up
Dan Croll - Home
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sign On
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Elton John - Voyeur
Foy Vance - Closed Hand, Full Of Friends
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Keane - Higher Than The Sun
Manic Street Preachers - Anthem For A Lost Cause
Matt Cardle - When You Were My Girl
Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours
Olly Murs - Hand On Heart
One Direction - Story Of My Life
Paul Carrack - That's All That Matters To Me
Prince - Breakfast Can Wait
Robbie Williams - Go Gentle
Rod Stewart - Can't Stop Me Now
Roger Taylor - Sunny Day
Rudimental - Free (feat. Emeli Sande)
Taylor Swift - The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
Texas - Dry Your Eyes
The Tricks - Better
Tom Odell - I Know
Wet Wet Wet - Step by Step

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Can't Stop Me Now by Rod Stewart:


Chris' Film Club: War Horse

95 years ago today, World War I came to an end
War Horse is a recent big budget film about the horrors of the Great War. Told from the
perspectives of a horse as he makes his way across war-torn Europe, based on the novel by Micheal Morpurgo.
It stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddlestone,
Benedict Cumberbatch and many more. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Here is the trailer:

Monday, 11 November 2013

Citizens Advice Bureau







Elizabeth Crampton from the Citizens Advice Bureau was our guest tonight on Drivetime, the following issues were covered;
* Renting property and tenants rights
* Used cars - check it dont regret it
* Inability to attend work due to adverse weather or other situations
further details can be found at the web site  http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/


Friday, 8 November 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 8th November 2013

Today Simon was back in the studio after taking a week long hiatus to celebrate turning 80. To be perfectly honest, it's amazing that he has lived as long as he has. Let's just say that he taught Keith Richards everything there is to know about how to party. Those days are far behind him now of course but it has taken a toll on his life. For instance, he now has to carry his liver around in a jar with him because the rest of his organs revolted against it and ended up pushing it out of his body. He also doesn't have any of his own hair on his head and that monstrosity that he calls a 'hair style' is actually his back hair glued onto his head. Behind those gravel coloured jumpers and slightly stiff exterior, beats the heart of a true party animal. Simon, we salute you.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was back in the studio to talk about the UK box office, new releases at the cinema and his pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
Quantum of Solace
9.00pm – 11.10pm
ITV2

Wanted
11.05pm – 1.00am
ITV

Saturday
The Parent Trap
3.05pm – 5.45pm
Film4

The Descent
10.00pm - 12.00am
5*

Sunday
The Big Country
12.00pm - 3.20pm
5USA

The Magnificent Seven
3.20pm - 6.00pm
5USA

The Natural
3.50 - 6.45pm
Movie Mix

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Today in 1908, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid were reportedly killed in
Bolivia.
The film stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the titular pair as they rob trains
and cause havoc in the American West.
The film also stars Katharine Ross and was directed by George Roy Hill.
And here's the trailer!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Easy A

Today is actor Emma Stone's 25th birthday so Chris has chosen the film Easy A.
Easy A is a modern take on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
Stone plays Olive Penderghast, who lies about losing her virginity and then gets
vilified around school.
Also stars Thomas Haden Church, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes and Lisa Kudrow.
And here's the trailer!

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 1st November 2013

Today Chris was in the hot seat today because Simon was away celebrating his 80th birthday. Simon had organised his own birthday party this year and he settled on a family trip to Spearmint Rhino. He picked out his best Hawaiian shirt, winkle pickers and necklace (the one that reads 'SIMON' in diamond-studded gold) and jumped into the pre-booked mini-van. It was only when the party pulled up outside Whipsnade Zoo did Simon suspect something was amiss. Turns out Simon hadn't been wearing his glasses when booking the tickets and as such his family had to endure 6 hours of Britney Spears' documentary on the best rhinos that the North of England has to offer. Spears' Mint Rhinos was a bit of a let down.

Ok, that was a lie, but Chris was in the studio instead of Simon today and he talked about the UK box office, new releases and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Aliens
9pm – 12:05am
E4

Saturday
Beverly Hills Cop
9pm – 11pm
Film4

From Dusk till Dawn
11:15pm – 1:20am
Channel 4

Tuesday
The Simpsons Movie
7:05pm – 8:50pm
Film4

Attack the Block
9pm – 10:45pm
Film4

Thursday
No Country for Old Men
9pm – 11:20pm
Film4

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: The Descent

Today is Halloween so Chris has picked a scary film!

The Descent sees a group of women go caving in a remote part of the US and discover that there are unknown things in the darkness.  The film stars Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring, Saskia Mulder and Nora Jane Noone.

And here's the trailer!

Follies @stalbansopsoc



Today we were graced with dramatic company in the studio as Jane and Ollie form St. Albans Operatic Society came in to talk about their up-coming show 'Follies' by Stephen Sondheim, expect glitz, glamour and some fabulously risque costumes!
The production goes up on the 5th November (next Tuesday) with it's last night on the 9th.
The performance start time is 7:45 on all nights with a 2:30 Saturday Matinee. Tickets are £15, £10 for concessions and can be bought from the St. Albans  Operatic Society website:
http://www.saos.org.uk/SAOS/Welcome.html

and from the Alban Arena site:
http://www.alban-arena.co.uk/

Get your ticket while you still can!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: Clash of the Titans (1981)

Today is actor Harry Hamlin’s 62nd birthday and so today we're looking at Clash of the Titans (1981)
The film tells the Greek legend of Perseus as he tries to save Andromeda from the Kraken.
The film features the last stop-motion animation from the legendary Ray Harryhausen.
It stars Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Burgess Meredith and Ursula Andress.
And here is the trailer!


Drivetime Sessions: The Caution Horses

Tonight in the studio we were joined by The Caution Horses who played us two original tracks and an cover track.

Their two original tracks were: Back Together & Cherry Picker
Their cover track was The Beatles: Eleanor Rigby

A little background information on the band:

The Caution Horses are a Hemel Hemstead based band who enjoy playing a range of original music along with a wide range of well known covers spanning the last sixty years.
Originally picking up gigs as an acoustic duo, Ray and Lauren have been playing the Hertfordshire pub circuit since 2008. They have also performed at numerous weddings and parties and their repertoire of approximately 200 songs means that sets can be tailored to suit any venue or occasion with ease.
The summer of 2013 saw the Horses grace many a festival stage. One of the highlights was when they were invited to play to an all American crowd at the 'Democrats in the U.K' Annual Independence Day Picnic in Portman Square, London. A daunting task for an English band playing American influenced music to Americans, but the Horses pulled it off and went down a storm.


 For more information on the band visit:

Website - http://www.lemonrock.com/cautionhorses

Twitter - http://twitter.com/horsescaution

Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124048347614134/

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Travel Correspondent Andy Jarosz talks Yugoslavia & Christmas Markets

Bay of KotorInternational travel correspondent Andy Jarosz popped into talk to Danny about the former Yugoslavia as a Holiday destination.

With its historic cities such as Dubrovnik and Sarajevo, national parks like the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia and with a Mediterranean climate, similar to Italy, it is sure to cater to everyone's needs.

With mostly English speaking natives and the cities preserving their history, they are very welcoming to tourists and keen to tell the story of their history.



With St Alban's getting our very own Christmas Market this year, Andy spoke about what countries do the best markets, if you were thinking about going away for a short break before Christmas. The main ones being in Germany, in places such as Munich and Frankfurt. Also European cities like Prague and Budapest.


For more from Andy and his travels you can check out his website www.501places.com or follow him on twitter @andyjarosz


Chris' Film Club: Beverly Hills Cop

Today would be producer Don Simpson’s birthday (he died in 1996).

In Beverly Hills Cop the fast-talking Detroit cop Axl Foley who travels to LA to solve the murder of his best friend.

The film Also stars Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Steven Berkoff.

And here is the trailer:

New Music Playlist w/c 28th October 2013 & this week's featured track by @itsthetricks

Hi Drivetimers

Albeit a day later than usual, here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Boy George - King Of Everything
Boyzone - Love Will Save The Day
Céline Dion - Loved Me Back To Life
Chas 'n' Dave - When Two Worlds Collide
Cher - I Hope You Find It
Cliff Richard - Rip It Up
Coldplay - Atlas
Elton John - Voyeur
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Goo Goo Dolls - Come To Me
Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Katie Melua - The Love I’m Frightened Of
Keane - Higher Than The Sun
Lorde - Royals
Matt Cardle - When You Were My Girl
Moby - The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne)
Pet Shop Boys feat. Example - Thursday
Prince - Breakfast Can Wait
Robbie Williams - Go Gentle
Roger Taylor - Sunny Day
Rudimental - Free (feat. Emeli Sande)
Shane Filan - About You
Taylor Swift - The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
Texas - Dry Your Eyes
The Tricks - Better
The Wanted - Show Me Love (America)
Thea Gilmore - Beautiful Day
Toploader - This Is The Night
Travis - Mother

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is called Better and is taken from th EP In The Doghouse by Hertfordshire band The Tricks:

Monday, 28 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: Thirteen Days

Today in 1962, Nikita Khrushchev ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Thirteen Days tells the story of the crisis and features Bruce Greenwood as JFK, Steven Culp as Robert Kennedy and Kevin Costner as Special Assistant to the President Kenneth O’Donnell.


Science Correspondent , Sam Rolfe





Sam Rolfe our science correspondent was tonights guest on Drivetime, Sam told us about;

* New stars around planets
* Methane has not ben found on Mars
* Giordano Bruno , the scientist of the month
* Stars that can be seen in the sky this month
More details can be found at the web sites
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno
http://www.planethunters.org/

Friday, 25 October 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 25th October 2013

Today saw the return of Chris Aikman to the production studio and the handsome devil set about crafting a sumptuous and beautiful piece of prose for this blog post. Then the remarkably well-toned individual decided that, because this is just a blog post and he doesn't get paid anything, he'd write something befitting the occasion and show.

Simon done did talk about films, innit.

Ok, that was a lie (or was it?) but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Superbad
9.00pm – 11.30pm
5*

The Gauntlet
9.00pm – 11.15pm
ITV4

The Reader
9.00pm – 11.20pm
More4

Saturday
Letters to Juliet
6.55pm – 9.00pm
Film4

Déjà Vu
9.00pm – 11.15pm
BBC2

Sunday
Escape from Alcatraz
9.00pm – 11.15pm
Film4

The Elephant Man
10.35pm – 1.00am
ITV3

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Ellie Ophira talks St. Albans Fashion Week @stafashionweek

We were delighted to speak to the very glamorous Ellie Ophira over the telephone waves today about the first ever St. Albans Fashion Week.

The week of fashion takes kicks off on the 28th of October, finishing on the 3rd of November with the Fashion and Beauty Awards Ceremony.

From Swap Shops, to Pop Up Beauty Parlours, to an amazing catwalk show in St Albans Cathedral, there is simply loads on offer during this week celebrating fashion and style in St. Albans!

More information can be found on their website:

http://stalbansfashionweek.com/

Make sure to cast your vote for the Fashion and Beauty Awards Ceremony held at St Michaels Manor, Fishpool Street- you can do this, and also buy tickets at http://www.allaboutstalbans.com

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Drivetime Sessions: The Tricks @itsthetricks

On today's show The Tricks played live with one cover and two original tracks! The band are a rock 'n' roll group that are Hertfordshire based, next playing live on the 30th October in Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in Hoxton, London.


You can find out more about the band on their website, Facebook, Twitter,and SoundCloud. Don't forget to listen again if you missed The Tricks on our catchup service.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Interior Design Feature with Gwendoline Alderton

   Today Gwendoline was looking at how behaviour affects our homes and dictates how we decorate and function within it.

There are a number of key factors : 

TIME (How much time you spend on interacting with certain parts of your house).

BUDGET (How much you can spend).

STYLE (Sleek, Modern or Rustic).

   Gwendoline gave us a few practical examples ... When your walking through the front door, how do you want to feel?

    Do you want to your hall way to make you feel secure, welcome or spacious? An area which is quite important in the hallway, is where you keep you shoes. If you want to spend little TIME sorting through shoes you may wish to have a shoe rack. Others may be content with rummaging through a basket.

Inside the house, how do you want it to feel? Again clutter attracts clutter so it may be a case of putting away or getting rid of coats, books and items that you don't need. Other wise you may end up with mountains of miscellaneous household objects.

In your lounge, full shelves of books can make the room appear small, however this does mean they are more accessible and can save TIME. This can also make the house seem more friendly and relaxed.

However if you prefer to have a more modern STYLE to your house you may want to have books and items in cupboards.

So think about your behaviour and see if it helps and amplifies how you want to live.

For more information and to follow Gwen on twitter go to:









New Music Playlist w/c 21st October 2013 & this week's featured track by Taylor Swift @taylorswift13

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Boy George - King Of Everything
Chas 'n' Dave - When Two Worlds Collide
Cher - I Hope You Find It
Coldplay - Atlas
Eliza Doolittle - Let It Rain
Emma Stevens - Riptide
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Goo Goo Dolls - Come To Me
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Katie Melua - The Love I’m Frightened Of
Keane - Higher Than The Sun
Lisa Stansfield - Can't Dance
Lissie - Sleepwalking
Lorde - Royals
Matt Cardle - When You Were My Girl
Michael Bolton - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (feat. Leona Lewis)
Moby - The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne)
Paul McCartney - New
Pet Shop Boys feat. Example - Thursday
Robbie Williams - Go Gentle
Roger Taylor - Sunny Day
Shane Filan - About You
Taylor Swift - The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
The Wanted - Show Me Love (America)
Thea Gilmore - Beautiful Day
Toploader - This Is The Night
Travis - Mother
Zac Brown Band - Island Song
Zervas & Pepper - Sure Fire Bet

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is The Last Time (feat Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol) by Taylor Swift:

Monday, 21 October 2013

Lifestyle with Lisa Pearson @mummywhisperer - facing fears

Lisa Pearson, our lifestyle correspondent, was our guest this evening.  She spoke about taking control of our fears and offered some tips regarding recognising fears, keeping calm and facing phobias.  For more information, check out her blog post on the subject:

http://mummywhispererblog.com/2013/10/facing-fear-and-not-letting-it-ruin-you/

Friday, 18 October 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 18th October 2013

Today Simon joined us in the Studio; alongside discussing with Danny this week's new releases Captain Phillips; Escape Plan; Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 and Turbo, they also discussed this week's cinema top 10.

Here are Simon's top TV film picks for the weekend:

Friday

The Runaway Jury
9.00pm – 11.36pm
More4

Serenity
11.55pm – 2.05am
ITV4

Saturday

Shall we dance?
2.35pm – 4.20pm
BBC2

Loch Ness
5.55pm – 8.00pm
5*

Road to Perdition
9.00pm – 11.15pm
Film4

Frost/Nixon
11.00pm – 12.55am
BBC2

Sunday

Sneakers
11.10pm – 1.45am
ITV4