Rambles, rants and raves

A lot of opinions spilling out of my brain


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Instruments

I have tried many instruments in my life and none have ever stuck enough so that the extent of my musical talent is the ability to play ‘Twinkle, twinkle star” on a keyboard.

When I was 13 I took up the saxophone but it became too heavy for my obviously weedy neck and I had to change. My music teacher at school told me to change to the clarinet which I did – but then I moved away from London and lessons were too expensive to continue. Plus I wasn’t the greatest fan of the clarinet. The shining moment of greatness came when I heard my next door neighbour who was playing with my sister in the garden ask “What’s that noise? It sounds like a strangled cow”. The kid was around six-years-old. And it dawned on me I wasn’t made for the clarinet.

I still have this thing where one day I’ll learn an instrument. Not now mainly due to finances but one day. When I’m settled and I think I can take on the commitment. Out of all the instruments what I’d like to learn is the piano or the cello. Oh and the violin. The violin is amazing. I want to be as good as these guys at whatever I do, one day, decide to learn. They are epic.


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Vulnerability

I was going to write an incredibly brilliant blog post – you’ll just have to take my word for this, as instead I watched this epic video and she made my incredibly brilliant blog post look a little crappy, which is really saying something I swear.

It was also so good that I’ve decided to share it with you guys. Brene Brown’s talk is epic. Enjoy!


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Freshly Pressed!!

Ever had an email that made you cry with happiness? I’ve had three in my life. I can’t remember what the other two were but I remember the tears. For some reason, too much happiness too quickly results in me crying and my face going red. I usually resemble some fairytale creature that has just crawled out of a swamp. My third email that caused happy tears to spill from my eyes I received on Saturday. It was sent to me by the kind people of wordpress.com stating that I was to be Freshly Pressed and that my post will be appearing in the next day or two!

HOORAY!!!

(Sadly there was no picture that I could find or take that sufficiently expressed my happiness or the level of celebration that I have had in my head since I got the email).

I am very happy and very honoured to be have a post be Freshly Pressed. To be honest, knowing that just one person reads a post of mine makes me so happy I could explode. If I was a cartoon character I probably would. So, as my way of saying thank you to wordpress.com, my lovely readers and anyone else that has stumbled into my little corner of the world wide web is by showing you this video.

It’s hilarious. If you haven’t seen it already: no need to thank me, you are most welcome and I hope it makes you laugh as much as it made me. If you’ve seen it already: no need to thank me, you are most welcome for having me remind you such comedy exists. This post is pure joy and I think this video embodies that well. Enjoy.


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Keep Calm and Carry On

I have already used this brilliant poster on my blog before. During my little internet wanderings I stumbled on this video about the history of the Keep Calm poster. To be honest, and I know it sounds silly, I did the modern thing and didn’t consider where it had come from. I just thought it was a nice poster. But here it is a short history of the Keep Calm posters. It just goes to show that if something is clever enough or encapsulates a mood, it’s life span is a lot longer than the reason of it’s creation.  Enjoy.


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Eat, Learn, Move.

Eat, Learn, Move: an amazing trilogy made by 3 guys who who travelled to 11 countries in 44 days, travelling over 38,000 miles. The videos have been commissioned by STA Travel Australia who have probably now got the best advertisement ever made in the whole history of the entire world. Yes, I am that in love with these films and have been for a little while now.

I know these videos are a little old, but I don’t care. I watch them every time I need a little inspiration, a pick up or some motivation because what this guy did with his two friends is what I dream of doing. It’s what I will do one day.

Travel.

These videos show true workmanship in their editing, the music and the filming. It’s all so beautiful and I realised I hadn’t included it on the blog: a crime. So here they are, three fabulous films shot by three friends that will make you want to pack your bags and just go where the wind takes you. Eat, Learn and Move. Enjoy.


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A Great Poem

I debated whether to include this video just in case any bad feeling was created with those who follow me or check out my blog. However without even talking about the subject area, this man is a brilliant poet. I must say, I do agree with what he says. I have my beliefs but I do not consider myself religious. It’s just not what I choose to follow.

His poem is fantastic and it’s all filmed really well, even if you don’t agree with what he says there is no denying his incredible talent. Enjoy.