Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Ooh Matron! Soundtrack - the winners take us back to 1980s in style! #RPBP





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)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4rT9C5aV5A
Nominated Charles Bradley Cross

1982 = Africa - Toto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY
Nominated by Rachel O'Flynn

1983 = I'm Still Standing - Elton John
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s
Nominated by Samantha Parker

1984 = You're The Inspiration - Chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmqU7OF-TI
Nominated by Susan Joyce

1985 = The Power of Love - Huey Lewis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkAVfsw5xSQ
Nominated by Shontae Brewster

1986 = A Kind Of Magic - Queen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p_1QSUsbsM
Nominated by Julie Haigh

1987 = (I've had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNnbffydhVw
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.

http://bit.ly/OohmatronAWS

5.0 out of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! 15 Sept. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having recently worked within the NHS, I was immediately drawn to this memoir by an accomplished author of the genre. Once started I found it difficult to put down, easily captivated by this collection of amusing, poignant, but overall honest accounts of the author’s adventures and misadventures as a young nurse in the 1980’s. Beginning as a naive 16yr old we follow this young girl as she steps into the world of student life, bedpans and hypodermics. There were lots to fondly identify with as the author captures the period perfectly. I laughed out loud at the hilarious antics, and was sobered by the genuine emotional moments that all health professionals will recognise. This is a book that will make you laugh and cry and you’ll feel better for it - The perfect prescription.

An entertaining, amusing read – just what the doctor ordered!