Editor's Blog Dec 20th 2011

Have You Been Good This Year?

Christmas Spirit is upon us all and as people run around town frantically looking for their Christmas shopping you can see a smug look on the people that know they were on top of there Christmas shopping and have it all wrapped up at home ready to go.

Children are buzzing as they think of Santa coming to their houses and to be honest, what a way to make sure they all behave… I over heard someone telling their kid that if “she wasn’t well behaved at this late stage then Santa would give her presents to the poor children in Africa”. Priceless…

Speaking of presents, it’s a hard and stressful time for people to know what to buy and what not to buy for people. There is always this risk of over stepping boundaries or shameful disappointment when someone opens their present.

So what to buy and what not to buy? No idea… I have been useless at this for the last few years and have got it wrong so many times. So now I go with the terribly disappointing and no thought gift of Cash for everyone that I need to. My theory, they can buy what they want and I don’t have to run around shops…

Retailers probably feel different about it, but hey, it all comes back in to the economy at the end of the day anyway…

Well 5 days to Christmas now, so enjoy yourselves and remember to be good else Santa cross you off his list…

Ed.

Editor's Blog Dec 19th 2011

The wandering traveller returns.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the infamous Leo Hayes has now returned from his 3 months travels. Thailand, Vietnam and Laos have had the shock of a lifetime by allowing Leo to travel around them.  He’s taken thousands of photos; pages and pages of notes and wow does he have some great stories to go with it all.

Leo is now gathering his thoughts from this trip and we are happy to announce that he will be getting involved with YGTV. For anyone who knows Leo, his true skills lie in his creativity and slight madness that goes with it.

As a photographer first and foremost, he is now putting his time and skills towards film and we can expect some wonderful things from him in the coming months.

In the mean time back to YGTV, we had our first exclusive interview with the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo. If you haven’t checked it out yet then we recommend you do, follow this link.

We will also be releasing our new Gourmet Host programme with the first in the series being the Yellow House. Keep an eye out for it…

Ed.

Editor's Blog Dec 16th 2011

What a Morning!

This morning on my way into the office nice and early, expecting “another day in the life of” style day I stopped off for coffee. After about 10 minutes I could hear an annoying alarm sound, and as always, looking for “the scoop” on a breaking news story I popped outside to see what it was. To my surprise I found the restaurant next door to my usual coffee spot alight with a fire on the bar top.

After calling the City Fire Service, myself and 2 other local bystanders decided to try to do something about it and managed to force our way in to the premises and put out the fire.

The Fire Service arrived and checked the premises and our botch job attempt to put out the fire, using a large floor carpet and a small fire extinguisher. I don’t think they were massively impressed with our efforts, but the important part was that the place didn’t burn down all together.

The restaurant’s staff and owners have been airing the place out and cleaning up after the accident, the cause of which is still unknown. The restaurant employees, owners along with volunteers have been cleaning all together and the place will be open again in time for lunch.

Thank God for the bystanders, who didn’t think twice, decided to act and have the moral conscience to help out in a situation like this. To quote someone on our facebook page: “And that speaks volumes for Gib, in the UK they wldve brought out the marshmallows and stood bk and watched.” Seb Wornall.

It’s a real point to be made and it is true. Our community spirit is still alive and kicking, despite party politics and ethnic groups. In a time of need, Gibraltar has an amazing community and really pulls through when it counts.

Ed.

Editor's Blog Dec 15th 2011

It's A Thursday...

It's Thursday and some times the week feels like it is dragging by... Not this week though.

Between Christmas parties, preparations and a new government, our days are kept full by the continual barrage of news stories, events to cover and new programmes we are currently making. No one ever said this was going to be a dull job.

I wanted to mention GBC Open Day, which took place yesterday. It was a great event and most importantly it has raised an amazing £75,000 so far. It's all about the charities at the end of the day, which we think is great.

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Editor's Blog Dec 14th 2011

It’s GBC Open Day

 It’s the one-day of the year that we know we are in for a treat with GBC’s programming being all about their Open Day. So many different groups and organisations work hard all year round to help raise money and contribute towards the GBC Open Day.

 YGTV has covered some of these events, including the Fashion Show by the Miss Winter 2011 organisers.

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