Ash Gilligan – Happy New Year 2018

Christmas is over, finally. It’s been such a mad time, I haven’t had a chance to write any articles!

I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and may 2018 be everything you wish for. It has already started for me, the last few weeks up to today has been absolutely amazing. So much has happened, which I am very excited about! I will be talking about this in my next article, so watch this space!

There are a few people I would like to give a special shout out to, they are my close friends, and I would like to thank them for all their support and friendship these past few months.

Randy – You’ve been such a great friend, and I so enjoy our chats! Much love to you!

Alan – You are such a ray of sunshine, keep on shining!

Jeff – Wow, what a rockstar! Proud to call you my friend!

Rob – Amazing friend, I just can’t thank you enough – much love to you as well!

Lisa – You are my rock, just love ya!

Margaret – Always there for me!

Kat – my dearest friend – how you put up with me, I just don’t know!

HOSS – Another great friend, thank you so much for all you do!

Codie – Thank you for being such an awesome guy and a great friend! Much love to you and your beautiful family!

To those I haven’t mentioned – you know who you are, and I love you all!

Here’s to an awesome 2018! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

Ash Gilligan

Cannot believe how much time is flying – we are in December already, and Christmas is just around the corner! It’s getting colder and colder here in the UK, no sign of snow just yet.

I’ve met some really fantastic people since Codie asked me to start up his UK fan club, and whom I consider very good friends – some are artists, some are DJ’s of radio stations, and some are my followers (love them all!) You know who you all are! Friendship is extremely important to me.

2 very good friends I’d like to mention is Codie (of course!) and Randy Lockhart, the owner of Indie Artists Magazine as well several other magazines including this one. I talk to Codie sometimes twice a week, getting liners for radio stations here in the UK and worldwide, which he loves doing! He has a very good heart and is always willing to help.

I am truly honoured to call him my friend! His schedule is getting busier by the day, doing radio interviews, playing gigs, doing the liners for me and getting ready for Christmas with his beautiful family. He is also an inspiration to me, his music really lifts the spirit! You’re awesome, Codie! Check out Codie’s Music Here

Randy is also an inspiration to me – we chat almost everyday when he’s on a break from working on the magazine. He works extremely hard and I take my hat off to you, Randy! I enjoy talking to Randy and hearing all the fantastic stories he has to tell. He has been through so much, and I have so much respect for him! He supports all the Indie Artists, and he promotes them in his Indie Artists Magazine, Indie Music Magazine and Webhost Magazine, at no charge at all, I know the artists he promotes appreciate it. He loves doing what he does, and I do too!

To Codie, Randy and all my friends – Thank you for being you! Wishing you ALL a very Merry Christmas!

Check back often to see more posts from me ASH G

Ash Gilligan – Wonderful time of year.

There is not much time left until Christmas, this is when everyone goes mad doing Christmas shopping, it’s a nightmare…!

As kids, we would love Christmas, eager to know what Father Christmas would bring us, that is if we were good! The excitement would build up at the start of December, counting down the days until Christmas day. The night before Christmas Day my brother and I would put a mince pie and carrot on a plate for Father Christmas and his reindeer, I’m sure that tradition still goes on today!

Because of the excitement, we could not sleep, and kept on going through to the lounge to see if Father Christmas had been, my parents would say we needed to sleep otherwise Father Christmas would not come to our house. The excitement the next morning is priceless…to see the mince pie and carrot gone was through the roof! And the presents under the tree! Wow! Something I will never forget is the whole family getting together for the day – so much to eat, so much to do!

These days as adults you realise how much work goes into Christmas Day, the celebration of the special day. The shopping for presents, food etc is a total nightmare. Trying to find parking is like trying to find a needle in a haystack! Everyone seems to go a bit mad at this time, the lead up to Christmas.

On the day, the real work starts, the prepping and cooking of the food…only for it to be eaten in about 10 minutes! Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas Day, but the work involved is heavy going lol! It seems to be one day of the year where so much food is prepared – and eaten again the next day, Boxing Day. It is also a day where a lot of money gets spent(!)

Before I forget, I hope all my USA followers and friends had a great Thanksgiving? I would love to hear your stories and see your pics of Thanksgiving!

Stay tuned for my next article, see you soon!