Musical Inspiration – It must be fate

Last Tuesday on my first day back to work after a period of absence due to ill health I handed in my resignation after nearly twenty years working at Xerox and eight and half years in a role that has meant I commuted 120 miles a day down to Uxbridge from Banbury and back again.

It was a massive step for me, not least as I have no job to go to yet, but I knew it was the right thing to do. I have loved working for Xerox and had a brilliant career there but my focus has changed and I knew I needed to move on and completely change my life, including really throwing myself into the VisitBanbury project.

But, sometimes it is nice to know that something is out there nudging me along, providing me with the reassurance that everything will be good and as I got ready to send my resignation email and to go into the office and on the drive down to Uxbridge, I listened to BBC Radio2.

I probably heard four hours of music on that day but the only songs I really heard – and which made me stop and actively take notice of them – were the following:

Paul Young – Everything Must Change

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

Katy Perry – Firework

Robbie Williams – No Regrets

Now, I certainly hadn’t told the producers of these shows that I was resigning that day but something had conspired to put those songs together for me to hear them during the hours that I was listening – maybe it was fate trying to tell me something !

Music will be a big part of the VisitBanbury project and it might just be the start of something big – you heard it here first.



Project VisitBanbury

Hi my name is Tim and I live in Banbury, North Oxfordshire.

Welcome to the new blog for VisitBanbury, fresh for 2015 !

Hopefully in future posts I will be able to explain what the idea of the VisitBanbury project is all about and what activities are taking place related to the project.

It will also be a way in which I can use more than the 140 characters I have primarily used on Twitter to establish #VisitBanbury to connect people in and around the area and to promote local businesses, activities and events.

If you need to contact me try @visitbanbury on Twitter, leave a comment on this blog or email !

Happy New Year and enjoy the ride !