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Posts Tagged ‘Christine Charnock’

Best Alternative Christmas Songs of 2015

Love alternative Christmas tunes as much as I do? Then you've come to the right place. Here are the very best indie Christmas songs that 2015 has to offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlene Man christmas cat
Christmas scene by Charlene Man.

Tis the season for my annual festive tune round up: my favourite alternative Christmas songs and albums laid out all in one place. As has also become ritual I am also very late in the day - this year the excuse being that I had a baby in August and I’ve also just published my fourth book, Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Still, I could not let the opportunity pass me by to dig out the best Christmas tunes for 2015, so here’s what I’ve found on my trawl around the internet.

Brett Beardslee wrote this lovely song about the importance of family for his wife Jesse, Pickin In Pajamas, with a simple but evocative video featuring nostalgic Christmas photos.


American country singer Darryl Gregory is writing a new Christmas song every year, find a whole album read more

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Snarfle is One: Celebrating Baby, Motherhood and Work

I've been a mother for a year now, and my life creating Amelia's Magazine has irrevocably changed. I wouldn't change it for the world... featuring lots of beautiful illustrations

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snarfle by Kirbi Fagan. A few weeks ago my baby Snarfle celebrated his first birthday, so now seems like a good opportunity to look back on my first year as […]

An interview with Haiku Salut and review of debut album Tricolore

Multi-instrumentalists Gemma, Louise and Sophie met at university before forming Haiku Salut, making music out of the Derbyshire Dales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Haiku Salut by Christine Charnock. They may have an exotic band name, but Haiku Salut are in fact a multi-instrumentalist trio of girls based in the Derbyshire Dales. Gemma, Louise […]

What Does Colour Mean To You? Submit Your Story For A Chance To Make A Film And Win £250

Illustrators showcase their favourite colours in fabulous pictorial form. Now it's your turn to tell a story about what colour means to you!

Written by Amelia Gregory

This is Orange by Sarah Edmonds. A recent chat with friends led to a discussion about what colour we intrinsically ‘were’. Fascinatingly we all agreed on the colours that came […]

Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2012: listen to the best here!

It's time to get into the festive spirit: listen to a host of wonderful new Christmas indie tunes right here and enjoy beautiful illustrations that were inspired by them.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Olive Grove by Bex Bourne, based on As A Child I Awoke by Jo Mango. A hugely successful Christmas tune is the holy grail for many musicians: just think […]

Mothering Sunday 2012: an illustrated ode to Mothers everywhere

Illustrated dedications to wonderful mums everywhere. Why not let your mum know how much you care?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mothering Sunday by Libby Burns. She helps me grow! As Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s Day, as it has been rebranded in recent times) approaches this year, I felt compelled to […]