On 14th September, I released book one, Ooh Matron, my new nursing memoir in The Nomadic Nurse Series, with a Facebook Launch Party. This was my first attempt at a social media party and I admit to being somewhat nervous, not least in case no one interacted with me throughout the day. As much as I tried to prepare, the reality was that I made it up as I went along responding to the party-goers and the atmosphere created as they started to join in.
The result was over 16 hours of music, movies, fun, competitions and book sales!
One of the competitions set was to help me compile a soundtrack to accompany, Ooh Matron! A nursing/medical memoir set in the 1980s. The eighties theme proved very popular and, as a result, there were over 50 entries!
It has taken me some time to go through the threads to short-list one song from each year between 1981 and 1987.
The winners are the party-goers who nominated the song, so here we go:
The Soundtrack to Ooh Matron!
1981 = The Best That You Can Do (Arthur's theme)
Nominated Charles Bradley Cross
1982 = Africa - Toto
Nominated by Rachel O'Flynn
1983 = I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Nominated by Samantha Parker
1984 = You're The Inspiration - Chicago
Nominated by Susan Joyce
1985 = The Power of Love - Huey Lewis
Nominated by Shontae Brewster
1986 = A Kind Of Magic - Queen
Nominated by Julie Haigh
1987 = (I've had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Nominated by Martin Papworth
If your name appears on the list contact me on Facebook to claim your ebook!
Thank you to everyone who visited, took part or sent their best wishes, before and after the party. The level of support has been outstanding and very humbling. I hope you enjoyed the celebrations and for those who now have a copy of Ooh Matron! I hope you enjoy the first part of my nursing journey.