Happy Birthday, Tee Rex Beats

It was Christmas time, 6 years ago, and I was sitting with my boyfriend, at the time, and his friend. We’ll call his friend, ‘Stan’. We were discussing my nickname, ‘Tee-Bohne (bone)’ and how it came about. I explained that it was simply my first name, Tomera, and my last name, Bohnert. Since everyone gets…

10 Instant Pain Relief Tips

In today’s busy life and gruelling schedules, it’s safe to say we don’t have a lot of time for massages, acupuncture, or sex for that matter, but still suffer the effects of daily grind. Most of us refuse tablets and need to be sober for work and family so I have a few tips on…

The #metoo Hypocrisy

While I can empathise with the #metoo awareness campaign for sexual harassment towards women and never ever think abuse in any way is ok, I am confused. I’m not belittling anyone or downgrading anyone’s traumatic experience but if you’re a woman, then you’ve experienced sexual harassment at some point in your life. If we analyse…

How To Avoid Social Media Narci’s

We all like to share our special moments on social media. We even like to have a good old moan or state our political position. But the lines seem to become blurred when others try to manipulate an emotion, reaction or response, through guilt.  There are the photoshop’d images of a girl in her prom…

Just A California Girl In A British World

I’m originally from California but have lived in the UK since 2004. In that time I lived in Germany for 3 years with my English husband and 3 babies. I can’t really say I lived German since I was well covered by the British army. I was also employed by the MOD as a journalist…

The DMX Demise

Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is one of my top 3 favourite rappers of all time. His voice is intoxicatingly sexy. It makes sense I don’t know a lot of his raps by heart like I do Tupac’s or Eminem’s. I just can’t get past his tones. When he presented the beautiful and talented…

It’s Not The Years In Your Life…

As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death (August 31, 1997) approaches, the crime documentaries are flooding the networks, scratching old wounds and who’s to blame. There are claims of new evidence and complacency within the investigative groups and governments. The claims that the monarchy is to blame for her death is heart breaking in…

Where It All Begins

  I’m reminded of my first memory of music as I prepare to start my MA in music. My parents split when I was young and we lived thousands of miles away from my dad. He had a natural talent and could play guitar by ear and was an incredible musician. My mother remarried and…

Helping Yourself, Helps Others

When I became a soldier, I never thought I’d be retired before 50, let alone a citizen of a different country. I always knew I wanted to help others but to be in a paid capacity would be great. Being a soldier was the obvious choice, given my German family history and American patriotism. But…

 From Bullied To Brave

 Bullying behaviour doesn’t just happen on the playground. But it’s most certainly one of two places it starts. It happens every where, every day. Without proper guidance, the bully becomes an adult bully. And of course you have you the bog standard; was bullied as a kid, now bullies as an adult. There a few…