# Inspiration

2015: When it’s all said and done

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughan So now we’re reaching the end of one of the most confusing times of the year and people are announcing to the world their New Year’s Resolutions (or their intention to not have any) for 2016.  There’s going to be loads of “Year in Review” type articles/posts appearing across the world.  This isn’t one of them. Before we go any further, I want credit Michelle who answered my plea to twitter for inspiration after suffering mega […]

Another Awesome: The Badpiper

“Sound of the drums, beatin’ in my heart” – Thunderstruck, AC/DC   So I mentioned a little while back about the power of bagpipes and I think the only pre-requisite to appreciating this guy’s performance is that you don’t totally hate the sound of the bagpipes..     More online from The Badpiper:   Download his tuneage:   Nic


Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.   In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.   Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.   It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I […]

Tea-trays in the sky.

“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” – Lewis Carroll I’ll be honest, today’s post very nearly didn’t happen.  I’m tired and cranky and suffering from serious writers block.  I sought inspiration from the search engine pixies again and, with a nod to one of my favourite films, set off with the phrase “down the rabbit hole”. And down we did go.  In amongst the masses of links and images the phrase spawned was some artwork which I fell in love with instantly.  That […]

Colour scrap: Red 3

“I’m in love with red. I think it’s such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it. It’s power, there’s no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don’t. I think its blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They’re all magic.” – Bryan Batt I was struggling to find something to write about today (because of #NaBloPoMo2015).  None of the daily prompts inspired me and I didn’t want to write anything too epic after some […]

Well, I fear. 2

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H. P. Lovecraft Many many years ago, as part of the course I was doing at Further Ed. college the class I was in were assigned the task of creating a back story for a fictional computer game called “Keep watching the skies”.  Of course, heeding my tutor’s advice I looked up where this quote came from.  Bear in mind kids, this was back when the internet was relatively small: before YouTube was even a twinkle in Chen, […]