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Its been a while but im back to a monthly blog !!

Ive always been the active blogger in fact since the beginning like before the likes of Facebook, twitter and instagram etc to name a few!!

my blog here states 2008 which is 13 years of blogging but….. I stared blogging around 2001 with the linux and tech stuff and lost it all like a proper IT junkie!! My friend said your a blogger and yes its true! but on a different level I don’t just blog I scrobble to various platforms as well using Emby, trakt and last.fm which is taking blogging to the extreme!! look at some of my past blogs on this for more information! Ive just started GPS trailing which I blog out which handy to look back at if you visit lots of bars and restaurants you can go back if you forget the name of the venue etc!!!!! 

So let´s look at the blogging for me, with the pandemic we haven’t sold any beer with our company craft on the coast so that’s still on hold. Gigseek I closed down due to one rouge artist and his wife here in Spain loosing not only my company thousands but all the artists actively making money through gigseek luckily they are not here now which has stabilised the money with the bars and hopefully they don’t come back!! I still give the occasional shows to the people who was on our books out of the goodness of my heart! https://craftonthecoast.es

My shows have been going great!! I do get a lot of people asking when I start back but I started back straight from lockdown and have been busier than normal to be honest im ready for a holiday! I was asked if I was the man working for nothing but I wasn’t I was the man who used my brain and decided to work with the bars as the bars was struggling so was realistic it was a no brainer better that the man sat at home wanting full wages !! ooops!! Anyway since coming out of lockdown my BeatleOne Show has bloomed and been selling out and down the coast which has been great! Ive just started with with my friend Steve own and we have a up and coming ska – mod and Northern soul show we are sharing together which im very excited to be doing! Ive been working a lot of charity work which has been great and meeting lots of new artists and venue owners up and down the coast! I also recently created a all day charity even for angels of the night in malaga feeding the homeless and we raised just under one thousand which is a great achievement! this week im singing in Mijas to raise money for the donkeys which Im looking forward to! I have shows booked all over and love my work and meeting lots of lovely people. I have lots of new uplifting memorable songs and would love to thank all the people who have supported me and thank you to all the people that tune in and watch my live online sessions and thank you for all the compliments internationally its truly a honour!! Ive recently had some great radio coverage and full newspaper coverage in English and dutch magazines which is great and im just talking to the television crew for a full interview on my music .. watch this space!! Massive shout out to my venues you are all amazing people !!!

 

Lunch Club is still rolling strong boasting over four years of running strong and well over 100 unique visitors!! we have recently been on the television and been in the newspapers which has been great! I re branded due to small problems with the name and since we did this its been amazing !!!!! we have a shiny new website with live chat, we now have wine tasting events which has been amazing and also we ran our first coach trip which was priceless and we have another in the pipeline which will be going to Nerja!!! We have been running more than smooth for more than 4 years but recently had a slight problem which has smoothed out for now but to avoid this happening to the club again we will be going to a no invite mode for a month to two very soon where we will be meeting in small amounts but not with any external invites im afraid this has to be done instead of being forced to close down the club!! we have fully discussed this with all the current members and they understand and agree that we will go into a type of rest mode very soon. But currently its never been so good specially after the tension of the three months or so we had! We have recommendation for another club for people externally when we go to to the rest mode called the wobbly Wednesday club they would be welcome to this. But currently we are having a great time!!! and now we changed to torremolinos only and no visits to neighbouring Benalmadena they have been chopped totally im afraid! we now have the coast trips to change scenery which is amazing! we have had lots of new members joining us specially on the wine tasting events we hold on a Saturday and recently so new members joining us on the normal day we call lunes which is Monday in English!! If you would like to join the international Lunch Club Crew we are a non profit group and costs nothing to join us and you can be from any country and any age and we do have single people joining us! If your a venue feel free to contact us if you want us to visit you. Wayne & Lisa Ward have been running the lunch club for over four years every week, organising and finding new venues and giving information to new members now that an achievement !!!  https://torremolinoslunchclub.com

Our computer company is running and we are available for websites, social media campaigns, computer and laptop reinstalls and any networking and television advice! this is is a tip on the iceberg Im also RCHT MCSE and available in all aspects linux, micorosft and Apple Mac training form the home computer to your every day cluster credit card server I build. Security expert and available for all aspects of remote work and this is a bespoke 24/7 service available to the right clients!! if your looking for a in-depth geek im your guy! 

During lock down I created to Facebook groups one for international cooking which boasts over 1.4k members which is great and has so great inspiration for cooking!!  Take a look here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2703692896539538

And I also created a Facebook group for artists well musicians to get together and I used to run international weekly all day festival online! which boasts well over 6K users!!! I throttled it down after lockdown to a Sunday to a half day session and recently put it on hold after finding it hard to chase the musicians as well as run all my companies here in Spain! but the ways things are going it might open back up again!! im looking at talking to the artists and running once a month to keep the family together !!!  take a peek here to see some of the artists performances they are all truly amazing! https://www.facebook.com/groups/256129752217467

On a personal level we are better than anything! luckily the pandemic did not affect is any way and we enjoyed the break and the time together and its been fine from the beginning which is great for us and we send thoughts and wishes to people who must have had a hard tome through this! im double jabbed now and notice tourists are back here in Spain and feel like the new normal upon us! Keep the faith! Keep positive! keep the love! 

if you want the best it’s there you just got to go and get get it!!!!!

Ive got some ace things to blog including two mixing desks and some awesome iOS apps and some NAS And qnap blogs!! Plus !!! im going to start blogging some of my sous vide cooking here and some of the techniques I use to create some better than restaurant cooked delights!! stay tuned in for food and gadgets deluxe !!!!!!!!!!! look at this new blue tooth receiver I had delivered this morning its the size of a matchbox!!! watch this space ……

 

sending love ❤️

Just thought I’d check in and send peace and love ❤️ I’ve been snowed under but I can’t complaining
We don’t do Xmas but to the people that do I hope your prepped and ready for the special days with your silly hats and turkey 😁 no I’m joking do enjoy 😉

 

Happy New Year – FELIZ ANO 2020

id like to wish everybody a happy new year and wish everybody the best for 2020! What changes are you going to make for 2020!! Me nothing! Because im happy with what I have! 

This year my solo beatle act show will breath and ive added another Rickenbacker for the show I got a 335 so keep your eye out for my shows and videos

beatle oneOn YouTube and live shows on Facebook! Ill be singing songs through the full career of The Beatles with authentic beatle guitars amps and two outfit swaps

Singing songs from all beatle members – Beatle one, the best solo beatle tribute on the coast.

Im also available as Wayne Ward doing the best selection of music from the fifties to the nineties and pretty much booked for 2020 so if you would like to talk to me regarding shows please use the contact us from or live chat here. Plus im available as a acoustic version for cosy parties or restaurants.

Tech… Well im just building a home automation 

home asssitant

System server built on home assistant ive got this driving assorts and I can control this from google assistants I have in every room or externally from google assistant or home assistant apps on my mobile. We have lights dimming and some switching on and off. We have full tv and emby server control from the house and external, built in CCTV and im just adding wall dimmers and a IR unit which will monitor temperatures in the hot summer and kick the air conditioning in and out and in winter we can have a small heater kicking in and out (saying that we never used one this year!) this IR unit will also switch on and change colours on my back lit infrareds on the televisions. Im going to add a bedroom ceiling fan which I can control from the system aswell.

my server

google assistant mini The automation setups will turn on lights when I get home to the house and switch on TV,s. I also have a sous vide cooker coming which is greta cooking technique for cooking meat and fish and this can be monitored and controlled  from the home assistant! ill post some more information on this……

if you are looking for cheap switches to turn electrical items own and off take a look at a Sonoff!…

true love

We would like to thank close family and friends for coming to our wedding this year! we had the best time ever. The day was perfect and couldn’t have wished for a better day and night!family

The wedding was the best ive seen and the lunch was amazing plus the night do was brilliant! lovely to see all the special people in our lives. Thank you sending love.

Id like to thank you all for tuning into my blog and like to send love to all our close friends and family – you all know who you are we are lucky to have you in our lives. Peace and love.

peace and love

 

sun love life and tech!

Hola! just a quick check in to keep all you peeps updated on things – I just turned 47 which I had a great birthday thanks to my close family and my close friends here in Spain god bless you all and thank you.

Im fully booked now for the rest of the year and playing some awesome venues in a round malaga. I have been looking for a local drummer and bass player for members of a new band for next year which ill keep you updated on. Ive plenty of new songs which are great and still working on a album which ill finish for the end of the year and it’ll be available as the Wayne Ward album of 2019 collection. My beatle one show goes live over xmas so expect to se some pre shows…

here is some new tech – my new sennheiser mic which when connected ted to my new phonic desk with the tube output and built in vocal compression is sounding like never before. The Levinson blade super Strat comes to life through the tube desk.

We are currently in what we call the Inferno and suffering heat you would never imagine. So we have to keep in the shade and pick safe days for the beach or pool till it levels! So we got freddies hair chopped! …

 

we are in full drive with craft on the coast and adding new companies to the craft ale locator and adding new bars down the coast. Also we have moved our web server to a new host as we have seen tso host decay over the past year so now we have blazing fast websites and email with proper support! Also gigseek my music agency is rapid growth and we are looking for new acts all the time so feel free to pm me for more information on this.

couple of movie suggestions

we watch more televisions box sets but we just started watching a few films.  My trakt https://trakt.tv/users/wayneward

https://trakt.tv/movies/green-book-2018

https://trakt.tv/movies/the-mule-2018

Id like to thank all my close family and good friends here for being here for us and wish you all the best for the future. Peace love and hope. All our good friends will know we are getting married this year and we thank you for the overwhelming good wishes the decent people we know. You will all get more information on day and night time arrangements. Thank you again to close family and friends we are truly blessed to have good people in our lives.