Busy Izzy and her friends had such a good time visiting Amity College and hope to be back to catch up with their new friends again, soon!
Amity Primary School Principal, Mrs Nazan Polat, said the Busy Izzy and Friends show was "...one the best incursion into Amity College, ever!".
"Dear Roxanne and Stephen, thank you for the wonderful incursion earlier this week. Our students and teachers loved it! It was highly engaging and interactive and many meaningful messages were given in the story line. Thank You again."
The children and teachers all joined in singing with Izzy and her friends, about healthy food and vegetables and a special song about Newly Truly. There was a song about Secret-agent Skye, called "Who, What, When, Where, How and Why?" and Talkative Tess and Bossy Bobby had a song about them too.
There was singing, dancing and lots of fun had by over 300 children and Izzy and friends too.
You see the fun photos and videos: https://busyizzy.com/blogs/schools-visits
- Roxanne Kiely
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It was a very exciting day when Stephen Kiely and I, along with, Busy Izzy and Friends, visited Abbey Road in London. September 2018. There were many excited "Beatles" fans lined up to walk across that 'famous' crossing.
Innovating Music Since 1931. Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio in the world and a global music icon. Originally a nine-bedroom house built in 1829, it was purchased by the Gramophone Company in 1928 who went on to build the world's first purpose-built recording studio.
The Beatles released their album entitled, 'Abbey Road' on the 26th of September 1969. It was recorded between 22nd February and the 20th of August 1969.
Its popularity is probably due in part to the album's success. The album debuted straight to number one in 1969, and is considered one of the greatest albums ever made by the Beatles. The recording studio EMI changed its name to Abbey Road, possibly as a direct result of its popularity.
I guess there are many authors like me, who sit in their studios playing solitaire. Surrounded in thought and ideas and writing away the day.
I don't usually join groups, but the Alliance of Independent Authors has features that suit me. I am looking forward to becoming more involved.
There are many member benefits, including support for:
1. Editorial 2. Design, including cover and interior 3. Formatting and other production issues, 4. Distribution, 5. Marketing 6. Promotion 7. Licensing and publishing rights
I was excited to upload my three picture books as all three books and songs in the series are "great gift ideas for Christmas and birthdays".
Stephen and I have been writing songs together for many years and we enjoy collaborating on the Busy Izzy songs. Our writing and recording sessions are always lots of fun. We bounce off each other very well. Sometimes I will come up with a melody or a lyric or both, and we’ll flesh it out together, or Stephen will present me with a variation which we’ll then combine. Sometimes it works the other way, with Stephen playing me a tune with a basic lyric, and I’ll have that in my head for a day or so before it sparks yet another idea. It’s an exciting process and we’re really happy with all the catchy songs we have written for Busy Izzy and Friends.
Have a listen to some of them:
Here: on our website, or
Here: on YouTube.