Get on and Shine with Holly Honeychurch

In the Precious Moonlight

I am so pleased with how this turned out. Sweet and innocent with a touch of pizazz. This song has a warm, flamboyant beat. I always feel so happy singing it.

Written by Holly Honeychurch.

Day 6 - A song a day.

Wake Up to Love

Happy Springtime!! Let’s be joyous as the seasons change. I’m appreciating the milder weather. I see the blue tits whizzing about and hear the blackbird’s song. It keeps my spirits up.
I wrote this a couple of years ago. I love the dreaminess of it. I’ll be recording an extended harp version for Late Nite Harp very soon. Enjoy.

Day 5 - A song a day.

Mother's Day with the Bunnies

The bunnies are back and raring to go. They’re presenting the whole podcast today so get ready for some fun! There’s even a bit of singing in the middle.

Somewhere Out There - An American Tail.

Day 3 - A song a day.

My Heart is Full of Hope

A song I wrote a few years back. Smooth, flowing, soft, deep. Loch Lomond’s waters kissed me today and settled me into a peaceful, hopeful vibe. I’m about to go deeper and record an extended version of this melody on the harp. See you on the other side.
Day 3 - A song a day.

Can't Help Falling in Love

Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley.
Day 2 (of 30) - A song a day.
Dedicated to my mamma and dadda.

Flor das Aguas

Flor das Aguas - Irineu. A song from the forest.
Day 1 (of 30) - A song a day.

New Beginnings and Shiraz

34 - I’m back after an enforced break and practising the art of podcasting again. With the help of some Shiraz. This is about my recent life choices and changes ahead.

A Funny Bunny Christmas

Seasons Greetings everyone!

Love from Holly and the bunnies X

You can sing along too:

The Holly and the Ivy
when they are both full-grown
of all the trees that are in the wood
The Holly bears the crown

Chorus:
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The rounding of the shining moon
The weary worn hunter

The Holly bears a blossom
White as the lily flower
and Ivy bears the blackest buds
to pull him to her power

The Holly bears a berry
As red as any blood
And Ivy bears the greenest leaves
To wrap him in her hood

The Holly bears a prickle
as sharp as any thorn
and Ivy bears a clinging vine
to smother him right down

The Holly bears a bark
Bitter as any gall
and Ivy bears small nectar flowers
to sweeten all his fall

The Holly and the Ivy
when they are both full-grown
of all the trees that are in the wood
these two shall wreathe as one

Arranged by Tim Hawthorn

Clubbing

33 - In this episode I give you the low down on my clubbing experiences since I was 15 years old leading up to my very latest super club experience aged 40.

The Bunnies are back!

32 - A fabulously fun episode with Peanut, Pumpkin and Pickles. They share a little more about themselves, their mischievousnous obviously comes out and they sing us a lovely song.

Adventures in Primary School Teaching Part 2

31 - In this second part I talk about the types of school I’ve worked in, the good, the bad and the ugly teaching days, and the little things that always brightened my school day.

Adventures in Primary School Teaching

30 - This was a fun episode to make. Remembering all the good times I had as a teacher. And some of the not so good moments too. It’s ecclectic and varied. It has sparkles and fun. Being a supply teacher was a challenge and a joy.

Singing Rabbits

29: This is a very special episode with some very sweet guests. Pumpkin, Peanut and Pickles join me for a sing song and chat. I talk about my new experience of looking after rabbits for the first time, how I love it when they binky and what their characters are like.

Domestic Abuse

28 - The subject of domestic abuse should be raised often.

This is my story.

I implore you to share this episode with anyone you think may take benefit and strength from it.

Here’s a helpline service via text message.

And here’s the article I read that made me want to share my story.

Article - Intimate Terrorism

When coercive control was added to the statute books, it recognised something that victims of domestic violence had been explaining for decades: that the physical assaults were “not the worst of it”. It was the pattern of isolation, humiliation and domination that had broken them down, and robbed them of their lives.

It’s a hard area to police, or even put on paper, because it happens slowly, subtly and covers a range of possible behaviours. It’s also deeply personal, explains Davina James Hanman, an independent Violence Against Women consultant. “The perpetrator has intimate knowledge of the victim, so the patterns of abuse and control are specifically tailored,” she says.

Here, a wife is freed after her family successfully challenge her life sentence. Article - Sally Challen.

A lot of the problem is that women don’t know they’re in a relationship of coercive control. It’s family, friends and relatives who do see it. Somehow they have to speak to that person and convince them to leave. They don’t seem to be able to break that tie. It’s a very strong tie and the women are very vulnerable.

She said schools should teach children about coercive control, as boys as well as girls suffered from it. “They’re damaged and it’s damage done to them for the rest of their lives. Teachers also should be aware and look around their classrooms and make the children aware of what could happen.”

Halloween Magic 👻

27: A spooky episode reflecting on childhood memories, the spirit within us, signs that speak to us, inner truths and passing on.

Old Haunts

26: Tonight I talk about visiting Bristol, eating copious amounts of food, walking in cities and our new bunny rabbit friends.

Cover - Pippin’s Song - Lord of the Rings Soundtrack

Psychic Vampires

25: Tonight I reflect upon my social interactions of days gone by and how in the past, I tended to end up in the company of energy zapping people aka psychic vampires. Then I talk about how moving forward I hope to make more balanced, positive, nourishing friends.

Original song by me - You’ll Always Be

Blessed are the Cracks for they Let in the Light

24: I talk about dealing with worry, my mind’s ability to lay booby traps for my body, confronting past traumas, seeking attention, feeling squeamish, how to stay positive amidst emotional stress, protecting myself against chatty people and being a brave warrior.

Cover song - I’ll Fly for You - Carnival Row Soundtrack

The Tale of the Lost Cat

23: I’m in another part of the UK now talking about a crazy cat rescue, my encounter with some firemen, what it’s like to live with birmans and how I’m trying to get a handle on my tendancy to worry.

Don't Bottle Things Up

22: I talk about how important it is to say what’s on your mind rather than repressing it, how I love depth in a conversation, and what’s going on for me in the months ahead.

Sex and Intimacy

21: Today I talk about sex, relationships, keeping things fresh and just how important intimate freedom is for me.

Hotel Adventures, Harp on the Lawn and a Lovely New Housesit

20: I talk about my adventures from the last week, the loveliness of friendship and what it’s like in my new housesit.

Cover song - Lonesome Pole Cat - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Being a Grown Up

19: Happy Autumn Equinox! I talk about vulnerability, strength, keeping on moving and staying bright.

Cover song - Hearts and Flowers - Lamb

Mountain Lion

18: I pick a medicine card from a deck created by Jamie Sams and David Carson. I pick Mountain Lion and read what it says about this animal totem.

Dancing in the Face of Adversity

17: I danced this evening. First time properly in a few days. I needed to know I could conquer my body. I needed to know I could dance through the pain. Here I talk about what went on during that epic dance. I’m a tiny bit spacey.