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All about you

All about you

By Sheila West
allaboutyoupodcast@yahoo.com

A podcast where you can hear stories from everyday people about their hobbies, their travels and their experiences.
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What is the connection between shoes and Stamps? millions of dollars apparently
This is the story of the famous Shoe designer Stuart A. Weitzman who designs stunning shoes using diamonds and who has a passion for collecting stamps and putting up for auction two of the rarest stamps in the world. 
23:56
July 25, 2021
My guest David Styles a retired London Black cabbie
Welcome to the Sunday All about you podcast, My guest today is David Styles a retired London Black Cabbie who is talking about talking "The Knowledge" the training and exam which all London Black Cab drivers have to undertake to obtain their licence and is said to be the hardest exam in the world.
27:60
July 18, 2021
Who Cares? Supporting my son through a mental illness - by Ann Graham
This is the true account of a mother having to make some very tough decisions in order to help and support her son on his very difficult journey and her determination in getting to the right medical professionals who could help . Ann is a remarkable woman whose strength and determination and love for her son put them both on a long and dangerous path. Ann is a natural story teller and in her book she hopes to help other families who may be going on a similar journey. This is a story of a mothers love, and not giving up. I feel very privileged to be able to share Ann's remarkable story with you. 
41:40
July 11, 2021
Charley London of Totally Tailored and her mission is to get the world riding on a London bus for the best views in the world.
My guest this week is Charley London of Totally Tailored and we talk about her tour guide business, we cover how a question in an interview gave Charley London the name for her company. Combining her love of acting and history, working in Borough Road Market and how she supports small business on her tours and so much more.
41:18
July 4, 2021
The benefits of massage with Cherith
In this weeks conversation with my guest Cherith, we talk through a typical first session, the value of communication between the client & therapist How massage can speed up your metabolic rate, support the lymphatic system, and improve your energy levels www.aromasoul.org
37:19
June 27, 2021
Teaching children about money with Pete Matthew (one of my heroes)
I am so happy to have one of my heroes on the podcast Pete Matthew of Meaningfulmoney Out topic is financial education for children in a world of plastic and digital payments. We talk about our own education about money from our parents, and the language we use around money with children and as adults 
34:56
June 20, 2021
Paul Stanley a brilliant Hospital Radio presenter at Birmingham Hospital BHBN radio
I wanted to shine a light on the great work hospital radio volunteers do, and Paul was a brilliant guest with a great laugh. We have a little misunderstanding around the 26 min mark, which I have left in for your listening pleasure (I'm still laughing). I hope you enjoy our conversation
32:43
June 13, 2021
Ever wondered how Brides are getting on during a pandemic?
My guest on today's podcast is Abby Rentall who knows only too well that some tough decisions had to be made to make her wedding happen. We talk all things wedding and the three pillars and no we are not talking about the cake. Enjoy the conversation
53:25
June 6, 2021
Cake o'clock, ancestry,castles,history,fish & chips in Edinburgh it's all here in my conversation with Ian Walker of Borders Journeys
Did you know there are more sheep than people in Scotland, and that Fish & Chips is the dish people want to try when they visit and Gin is overtaking Whiskey as the most popular alcoholic drink. We talk about what to see and do in Edinburgh The Royal mile, the Tattoo which over 8 million people attend each year and all things tartan and cake o' clock.
50:26
May 30, 2021
The music and life of David Bowie with todays guest Sara
Do you like the music of David Bowie? and do you know much about his life and work, if not you are in for a treat as you will enjoy my conversation with Sara as she talks about her lifelong love of David Bowie. We  look back at the nostalgia of saving up to buy an album, where she sources items to add to her collection we look at his musical and private life and what an amazing musician he was.
01:01:46
May 23, 2021
Robin MacDonald is a coach and we talk about what coaching is and what it can do for you
In our conversation Robin talks about who and why someone may decide to use a coach, We cover some of the myths surrounding coaching, no it does not mean you are broken or unable to sort out your own problems if you use a coach. We look at how knowing your personal values can help you as a navigation tool and compass to live your life true to you. robin.coach@btinternet.com https://www.facebook.com/robinmcoach https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinmcoach
51:09
May 16, 2021
Cycle of Lives a book by David Richman who cycled over 4700 miles around the US talking to people whose lives had been affected by Cancer
The diagnosis of his sisters terminal cancer put David on the path to a journey of cycling 4,700 miles over 6 weeks across the US to meet and to talk with 15 people whose lives were affected by cancer, some themselves were patients, some caregivers, doctors, nurses, co-workers, friends and family members. His book cycle of lives documents these stories and how we can be better prepared to have conversations with those affected with Cancer. How it is sometimes easier to talk to a stranger without any emotional connection than to family members. Also how there is no time limit, no due date and no use by date to deal with grief and relationships. https://david-richman.com/cycle-of-lives
50:01
May 9, 2021
Author Darlene Foster talks about her new book Amanda in Malta (Amanda travels the world as a 12 year old solving mysteries)
My conversation on todays All about you podcast is with Darlene Foster from Alberta Canada, who is the author of a series of books about 12 year old Amanda and her adventures around the world. Darlene talks about her love of writing the Amanda Travels series, her own love of reading and tips on leaving a good book review. We also talk about the memories and the joys we have of our parents reading a bedtime story and the importance of children developing a love of reading, and how books can be passed down through the generations to enjoy. The latest book in the Amanada Travels series by Darlene is Amanda in Malta, due for release 11th May 2021 Darlene Foster www.darlenefoster.ca https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/
54:26
May 2, 2021
We dive into the world of Opera with Paula Murrihy from Ireland
Do you like Opera? Have you thought about going to see an opera? Do you have questions about the opera? if so you are in for a real treat as this weeks conversation is with Paula Murrihy who is a Mezzo soprano from Ireland. Paula talks about where her love of singing began, some of the myths surrounding opera and how Opera works in general, it's a great conversation.
47:54
April 25, 2021
Simon Tucker talks about the what and the why of bird ringing
My guest on todays All about you podcast is Simon Tucker from the UK, who has a passion for birds, he talks about the joys of getting up at 4am to go bird ringing, what exactly bird ringing is, the process and why it is done. Simon also gives advice on having bird feeders in your garden, what to put in them to attract and feed the birds and the importance of keeping the feeders clean. www.BTO.org
37:11
April 18, 2021
Tricia talks about learning to sail.
My guest on this podcast is Tricia Harvey, the mother of last weeks guest David. Tricia talks about how by changing her job and working for a yacht company she grabbed the opportunity to start on her journey of learning to sail, and passing her sailing exams and how she enjoys the social side and introducing her grandson to the water. Enjoy the podcast
35:19
April 11, 2021
Ultra distance running - With David Harvey yes running for 100 miles plus without stopping!
My guest today is David Harvey who is a mental health professional and in his spare time is a ultra distance runner. In our conversation we talk about the races he has compleated and the surprising benefits of going outside of your comfort zone, and proving to yourself what you can do when you set your mind to it and challenging yourself. And how getting past a giant flip flop can be a metaphor for life, a story about doing the Great South Run  I know you will enjoy this conversation. This conversation was recorded remotely  during the pandemic.
47:51
April 4, 2021
Gina talks about researching her family tree and discovering she is related to William the Conqueror and the British Royal Family
In this conversation Gina talks about researching her family tree with Ancestry.co.uk she has gone as back as far as being related to William the Conqueror and British and European Royalty. She gives plenty of tips is you are thinking about researching your family tree too.
31:13
March 28, 2021
A conversation with John about the art of wood turning and retirement
Do you know anything about woodturning? I didn't it's new to me, so I was really interested to discover this world. We also have a chat about planning for a good retirement and some things to consider about your social life. I hope you enjoy the conversation.
30:51
March 21, 2021
My senior gap Year with Chris Herrmann
When life threw a spanner in the works for Chris he started on a journey around the globe His stories include how he created his very own ATM machine How surplus bedding changed the lives of so many thanks to his actions, how cooking classes helped him make social connections and how he came to write a book about his journey. To read his blog visit www.myseniorgapyear.com
35:35
March 14, 2021
Callum is my guest for another Q & A
My conversation this week is with Callum, as well as answering the questions he will talk about changing his career from a chef to teaching, and we talk about why there are more male chefs than women and his signature dish.
30:37
March 7, 2021
Bernie talks about the psychology behind advertising and buyer behaviour
In my conversation with Bernie he talks about the psychology of familiarity with brands, buyer behaviour Social media being the new medium for advertising A little experiment to see how you are being targeted The myths of cost and quality, buyer beware  Limited edition are they really something we should buy into? The scarcity phenomenon How coca cola created a buzz
56:32
February 28, 2021
The first Q & A podcast with my guest Eamon
Eamon talks about living near water, his dream dinner guests and directing a famous tv star in his first stage role.
28:38
February 21, 2021
My conversation with Craig talking about productivity.
How we came to get into it, the quick answer we blame our fathers. What we have tried and found works for us, and the pros and cons of pen and paper versus technology. Craig has some great book recommendations too and we both make a few confessions about our own productivity, and no we are not perfect at it. Books The 7 habits of highly successful people - Stephen Covey Miracle morning - Hal Elrod Kaizen - Sarah Harvey Getting things done - David Allen 43 folder system -  Merlin Mann Inbox Zero - Merlin Mann Podcasts Asian Efficiency - Thanh Pham Beyond the to do list - Eric Fisher Back to work with Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin on the 5by5 network The Crypto Queen - BBC sounds Planners Kikki K online store The clever fox daily planner - Amazon Miracle Morning routine Savers Silence (meditation) Affirmations Visualisation Exercise Reading Scribing (journalling)
49:37
February 14, 2021
Alicia - Explorer for a change of life
In this conversation I talk to Alicia about her leaving her home and family in Argentina, moving to London and the opportunities that came her way
36:17
February 7, 2021
Adie continues talking about his passion with film & cinema
The 2nd part of my conversation with Adie, in this episode he talks about the future on cinema, online film sites and streaming with lots if recommendations
34:03
January 31, 2021
Adie's passion for film and cinema and my apple pie confession
Welcome back to another conversation on the "All about you podcast". In this podcast I am talking with Adie about where his love for the cinema Began, working within the industry and the future of films and cinema, and I make make a confession regarding an apple pie!.
41:18
January 24, 2021
Karen's story about teaching English in Korea
Today my conversation is with Karen , originally from Ireland and she talks of the the highs and lows of living and working in another country, with a few surprises along the way. Enjoy the conversation.
43:59
January 17, 2021
Fake it till you make it with Cameron Hall- Part 4 of 4
Welcome back to another conversation on the  "All about you podcast" In this podcast I talk to Cameron Hall about his career in the arts, he takes us on his journey discovering his love of dance, theatre, the ups and downs of auditions, and more importantly being in the right place at the right time and taking a chance and having the sugar plum fairy help with his Spanish homework and a plan B of becoming a history teacher This conversation will be over 4 podcasts as there is a lot to cover So sit back with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and come on his journey, I know you will enjoy this conversation I personally learnt a lot about the world of theatre, music and the world of dance. It's a great conversation with a lot of laughs along the way, with a little name dropping for good measure, so enjoy www.bailaconcameron.com
37:59
January 10, 2021
Fake it till you make it with Cameron Hall - Part 3 of 4
Welcome back to another conversation on the  "All about you podcast" In this podcast I talk to Cameron Hall about his career in the arts, he takes us on his journey discovering his love of dance, theatre, the ups and downs of auditions, and more importantly being in the right place at the right time and taking a chance and having the sugar plum fairy help with his Spanish homework and a plan B of becoming a history teacher This conversation will be over 4 podcasts as there is a lot to cover So sit back with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and come on his journey, I know you will enjoy this conversation I personally learnt a lot about the world of theatre, music and the world of dance. It's a great conversation with a lot of laughs along the way, with a little name dropping for good measure, so enjoy www.bailaconcameron.com
31:07
January 10, 2021
Fake it till you make it with Cameron Hall - Part 2 of 4
Welcome back to part two of my conversation with Cameron on the  "All about you" podcast In this series of podcasts I talk to Cameron Hall about his career in the arts. He takes us on his journey discovering his love of dance, theatre, and the ups and downs of auditions, being in the right place at the right time, taking a chance and having the sugar plum fairy help with his Spanish homework along with a plan B of becoming a history teacher. This conversation will be over 4 podcasts as there is a lot to cover I know you will enjoy this conversation I personally learnt a lot about the world of theatre, music and dance. So sit back with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and come on his journey, with a lot of laughs along the way, and a little name dropping for good measure.
36:43
January 3, 2021
Fake it till you make it with Cameron Hall - Part 1 of 4
Welcome back to another conversation on the  "All about you" podcast In this podcast I talk to Cameron Hall about his career in the arts. He takes us on his journey discovering his love of dance, theatre, and the ups and downs of auditions, being in the right place at the right time, taking a chance and having the sugar plum fairy help with his Spanish homework along with a plan B of becoming a history teacher. This conversation will be over 4 podcasts as there is a lot to cover  I know you will enjoy this conversation I personally learnt a lot about the world of theatre, music and dance. So sit back with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and come on his journey, with a lot of laughs along the way, and a little name dropping for good measure.  
33:19
January 3, 2021
Carmita, a dreamer who wants to change the world
Today I am having a conversation with Carmita Prieto, a life and business coach who is passionate about helping you to change the way you see your life, business, and work. Carmita wants to help you wake up every morning, motivated, inspired and happy, and end your day feeling satisfied with who you are, what you have done and what you have achieved.  Carmita's website :  www.carmitaprieto.com 
32:50
December 27, 2020
My interview with athletic Pete
My very first podcast in which my husband Pete tells his story of winning three medals at the World masters athletics championships in Brisbane Australia in 2001.
31:12
December 6, 2020