Tuesday, 22 March 2011


© Copyright. Its all about ambivalence

© Copyright. Its all about ambivalence

© Copyright. Its all about ambivalence

I hope you like these image quotes. I got the idea from some quotes that are on three fridge magnets, that I purchased recently. I often like to browse and look at fridge magnets in gift shops; be it on a day out, or on holiday, or even at the motorway services. Quite often there are amusing or inspiring quotes on a magnet and it can be quite easy to find something that reflects your circumstances.

Monday, 14 March 2011


I have always liked music with an inspiring or uplifting message. After all don’t we all need that extra strength and determination to get through a bad set of circumstances?

I have compiled a list of personal favourites that I consider to be the best inspirational or motivational songs. As always this list reflects my eclectic music taste; some music, being more recent, other songs being a bit older. I cannot even begin to rate these in an order, as all these singers are legends and very talented.

Do take some time to look up these songs and have a listen. Is your favourite inspirational song listed? Which songs have inspired you the most?

  1. Katy Perry – Firework
  2. Eminem – Not Afraid
  3. Boy George – Yes we can
  4. Boy George – Turn to dust
  5. La Roux – Bulletproof
  6. Gabriella Cilmi – On a mission
  7. Christina Aguilera – Soar
  8. Christina Aguilera – Fighter
  9. Avril Lavigne – Keep holding on
  10. Alicia Keys – Superwoman
  11. Jordin Sparks – One step at a time
  12. Gabrielle – Dreams
  13. Sammy Davis Jr - The Impossible Dream – (there are 75 singers who have sung The Impossible Dream. Do take a look at i-Tunes or Wikipedia to find a version you like).
  14. Marvin Gaye – Aint no mountain high enough (Or Diana Ross’s version)
  15. Nina Simone – I shall be released (Bob Dylan also sang ‘I shall be released’)
  16. Nina Simone – Feeling good
  17. Nina Simone – Please don’t let me be misunderstood
  18. Stevie Wonder – Don’t worry about a thing
  19. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t worry, be happy (Or Jimmy Cliff’s version)
  20. Ben E. King - Stand by me
  21. Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world
  22. Lighthouse Family – Be happy
  23. Lighthouse Family – Lifted
  24. K’Jon – On the ocean
  25. Seal – A change is coming (Or if you prefer Sam Cooke’s version)
  26. Sade – Soldier of love
  27. Johnny Nash – I can see clearly now
  28. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – Don’t give up
  29. Snap – I’ve got the power
  30. Queen – The show must go on

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


This image is on my computer desktop and also in a frame. I took this photograph at Martin Mere, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Burscough, Lancashire.


Out of all the exotic birds, it was this pair of native mallards who caught my eye. I like the sign because it is a positive sign, telling you to keep to the path, rather than keep off the grass. Of course you could pass by this sign and not be able to take such an endearing and comical image again. Needless to say, the ducks sat there, for most of the afternoon. This was until of course, a young child ran across and disturbed them.