A Personal Message from Alan Chapman (Businesballs founder/owner)

My partner and soulmate Liane Ashberry died in April 2015. Shortly before Liane died we finished four years of writing and recording an album of original songs. The album is called Ploughed Heart, by Rude Angel (released 9th October) - we were a little amateur trio, now a duo. Our songs - especially Liane's beautiful lyrics and vocals - were mainly inspired by Liane's loss of her daughter Ella age 11 to bone cancer in 2009, together with Liane's extraordinary love, fun, spirituality and generosity in life. The songs are variously touching, uplifting, sad, etc., and some people seem to love them. After losing Ella, Liane raised over £60,000 for bone cancer research and children's cancer treatment facilities. She was the most selfless giving person I have ever known. Proceeds of our album will as far as possible go to Liane's charities, extended now to mental health and suicide reduction, because sadly Liane took her own life. The devastation is beyond words. If you can support us in any way I would be hugely grateful. See our band's website www.rudeangel.co.uk, and our facebook page. You can hear all the songs free at Soundcloud. There is a Youtube video of the single 'Rhythm of Sound' from the album. To promote the album, please sign up to our 'Thunderclap' which will announce the album on 24th October to all of your Facebook/Twitter contacts. Thank you so much. Love to you all, Alan Chapman xxx.

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  1. Blatant means: Obvious; Disgusting; Insulting; or Ignorant?
  2. What 'anachronistic' word was proposed for removal from titles in official 2012 review of the UK state honours system?
  3. Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 classic horror novel about split personality is called what?
  4. Erected in 1989, what large geometric glass structure serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris?
  5. At its nearest the Moon is roughly how many thousands of miles from Earth: 222; 555; 888; or 1,111?
  6. Up until ceasing posts in March 2012 who had become the most followed active professional footballer (soccer player) on Twitter?
  7. Explorer, Street Triple, Rocket and Thunderbird are motorbikes of which manufacturer?
  8. Roots of the dandelion plant can be used to make a drink very like: Milk; Cider; Coffee; or Coca-Cola?
  9. CV is the international vehicle registration code of which island nation?
  10. Chittagong beach in Bangladesh is famous for: Surfing; Weddings; Casinos; or Shipbreaking?
  11. Who was the last English monarch to win the throne on the battlefield?
  12. In classical painting a putto (plural putti) is a baby what: Angel; Jesus; Devil; or Elephant?
  13. The acronym IED stands for what in relation to terrorism?
  14. Three what feature on the insignia or badge of the abortive Apollo 13 lunar misson?
  15. The Russian Sukhoi Company is famous for making what?
  16. Spell the word Abscence; Absense; Abcence; Absence; or Abcense?
  17. Actor Tom Conti was found to descend from Napoleon Bonaparte after analysis of: Church records; Y-Chromosome DNA; Mitochondrial DNA; or Family photos?
  18. What is the international dialling code for Egypt: 20; 30; 40; or 50?
  19. Who were the first married couple to serve in a cabinet of the UK government?
  20. The amusingly nicknamed 'Brumbrella' was a vast mechanical rain cover at which city's cricket ground? - bonus point - Name the cricket ground?


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