Centrestage is a charitable organisation based in Kilmarnock which was founded in 2006 and serves the local community. They have a variety of programmes and initiatives aimed at supporting people, and as they say on their website: ‘Centrestage is not the place; it’s the people’. One of the programmes they run is Catalyst which aims … Continue reading Centrestage – Fun, Food, Folk
On Tuesday 15th October, I got the opportunity to explore The Seven Stories Comics: Explore & Create Comic Art exhibition. I have rarely been into comics in my life. So with that, I expected to spend about ten minutes at the exhibition taking in the comic examples with the added history, comments and opinions for … Continue reading Why as a Writer you should visit The Seven Stories Comics: Explore & Create Comic Art Exhibition at the Dick Institute
I was asked by my friend Tamara Campbell of SPiN Admin (aka SPiN Events) to write a piece about Break The Silence and after checking them out and finding out a little bit more about them I was happy to support and promote this group who aim to provide a variety of tailored support options … Continue reading Break the Silence
In October Victoria and I will be going to Edinburgh to see a band, they are coming to do a European Tour, we previously saw members of this group in another outfit back in October 2017 in Dublin and unfortunately due to money, a tight schedule and having to actually travel from Kilmarnock to Dublin … Continue reading Travel Tips for Attending an Event
Newmilns Food Festival is an annual festival in Newmilns established back in 2016 by the Newmilns Regeneration Association. It is returning again for a fourth year, with plans for it to be bigger and better than ever before. At the Newmilns Food Festival, there will be nearly 100 quality food and drink stalls and vendors … Continue reading Newmilns Food Festival 2019
So I’m making more of an effort to cover news events, but because I have no oversight I get to have a little fun with what I talk about, that means rather than the mundane and ordinary, I get to cover things like the event I’m going to talk about today. On Saturday 10th August … Continue reading Hamster Event – A Tiny Ball of Fun
The Branching Out Community Initiative or BOCI are a community led group focused on improving the local area. BOCI currently holds the lease for the former Knockinlaw Garden and are working with the Central Scotland Green Network to turn it, now known as the Central garden, into a nice, thriving community garden. BOCI aren't just … Continue reading Branching Out Community Initiative
Today I want to talk a little about a community group based in the North West of Kilmarnock. It's called the North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan or NWKCAP for short. The NWKCAP is entirely volunteer led, with people from all walks of life and a strong focus on community and community driven initiatives. In … Continue reading North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan
I like to think of myself as a cool hippie chick, with my herbal teas for when I’m stressed or have a sore tummy and my essential oils for when I have a headache but I’m ashamed to admit it took me up until recently to look at my beauty products. We’re all obviously against … Continue reading I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products
K-Fest for those not in the know is an annual outdoor music festival in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. It's now in its third year and it just keeps getting better. It will be featuring the cream of the crop in terms of local and home grown talent with acts such as headliners: Elephant Sessions and support … Continue reading K-Fest 2019
For the purpose of transparency and honestly I am associated with this new project as a blogger but that won’t stop me from trying to be impartial in this piece nonetheless. In fact, I feel my involvement actually makes me a good source for why I feel you should check out Unchained Media Scotland (UMS) … Continue reading Unchained Media Scotland: Freeing the Unicorn
A tribute to the Mars Opportunity Rover who worked hard and completed its mission.
So at Off the Record we are always willing to support an underdog, in this case we are supporting an actual dog...or dogs. And the proud former service members and their families who need them. With that in mind today I want to talk about BRAVEHOUND, a charity which supports veterans by providing them with … Continue reading Bravehound: Helping Veterans through hard times
I like food, I like technology and I love anything which will minimise contact with people because of my crippling social anxiety, but if you read my article about the Wetherspoons ‘Order and Pay’ App then you already knew all that. So with that in mind I am super excited that Greggs, the largest bakery chain … Continue reading Facebook me a Greggs!
Christmas is right around the corner, and we all want to get that one last little gift for our friends and family, and ourselves of course. We can’t always afford to do that however, or justify it at least but with services like Humble Bundle it’s that little bit easier to get great items at … Continue reading Humble Bundle is a Bundle of Fun!