Month: November 2016

Five Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through the Day

Five Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through Today!

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up now and then. One method I use to re-energise myself and keep me going through the day is taking a wee stroll across Pinterest and the Internet for the best inspirational quotes of the day. I then like to scribble them down in my Quotes journal, so that I have them all stored up in one place.

Here’s today’s Five Inspirational Quotes!

1.

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”

– Seth Godin

 2.

“If you want something you never had you have to do something you’ve never done.”

3.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

4.

” Great minds discuss ideas.

Average minds discuss events.

Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

5.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Have a wonderful week, my lovelies!

My Favourite Instagram Shots of the Week 20/11/16

My Favourite Instagram Shots of the Week 20/11/16

Hi Guys,

I hope you’ve had a fantastic week. I certainly have. I’ve managed to nab myself a wee trial shift for a job in The Piper’s Tryst at The National Piping Centre Scotland, and here’s hoping that wee trial turns into an official gig! I’ve got all my fingers, toes and all sorts crossed, and I’m hoping you do too!

I apologize that I having been keeping my Instagram round ups regular recently. The honest answer as to why this is that I am a terrible blogger who seems completely inept at keeping to a blogging schedule, and I sincerely apologize for this nonsense. I have, however, decided to take Wandering Scotland far more seriously than I have been, and I’ve already got myself a nice wee Editorial Calendar set up and written out, and I’m getting better at my social media scheduling. Huzza!

Anyway, onto the real reason for this post;  my favourite Instagrams of this week are…

1.

I love this post on the National Geographic Adventure page. It seems so magical, almost like a dream. As if the girl is a mermaid or sea-nymph swimming around a pirate ship floating in the distance. It inspires quite a romantic notion, does it not?

2.

#birthday#walk#woodland#country#England#fun#love#chilly#lastweek 🍁🍂🌲

A post shared by Steph Edwards (@stephedwards4) on

I have some truly talented friends, do I not? This snap was taken by my friend Steph on a walk through the English countryside, and is just fabulous. To be honest, most of Steph’s Instagram posts are pretty fabulous, she has skill with the camera.

3.

A different side of Portofino 🌈 (📷: @_enk)

A post shared by BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS (@beautifuldestinations) on

Wanderlust strikes again! I’m off too Portofino, bye guys.

4.

Then maybe Verona. Yeah, I’m off, see ya!

5.

Then again, Switzerland’s looking pretty good right now too. I love the way the Instagram features a lighting trick I love that’s especially common in Scotland; bright sunshine but a background of dark, ominous rain-clouds. I think it just makes the colours so much brighter, doesn’t it?

Is Trump Really the Problem?

Hi guys,
So after waking up today to find that 2016 still had at least one more ridiculously stupid political result left hiding in her skirts, it got me thinking.

I completely, utterly and wholeheartedly believe that Donald Trump is worse than the mysogonistic, arrogant, racist pig that he has been revealed to be on this campaign trail. He just happens to have a spectacularly good campaign team who have managed to mask and hide much of the true evil that hides in that man’s heart.

America, believe me, there is more to come. I wish you luck with your new ‘role model’.

Hillary Clinton is, and always was, the better candidate. Fact. She is experienced, level-headed, and has had the skill, determination and strength of character to pull herself up to these high heights of politics through the muddy marsh of mysogyny and sexism that is this planet. That is a strong woman. That is someone I admire.

So to wake up and find that this incredible strong woman has been beaten by a man with a level of maturity equal to that of a three year old (and let’s face it,  that’s being mean to the three year old) then I’m left wracking my brain for the answer to the question “what’s wrong with this planet?”. Why are we fucking up  spectacularly?

And I think I have the answer.

It’s  me.

It’s me and people my age. The millennials.

We are marked as the generation of change, far more liberal than our predecessors,  ready to vote to save the world.

But we don’t.

Don’t get me wrong, there are of course exceptions to this rule, as with just about any rule, but we don’t vote. We shout and discuss our views in private and in public, praising our beliefs and our aspirations and dreams for the future as far as we can, but when it comes down to the actual act, far too often we are the people who refuse to vote.

Sometimes, we do it in protest; I don’t like either option so I refuse to vote. I, personally, believe this to be a rather stupid idea, but each to his own.

Most times however, Millennials don’t vote because we believe that it won’t  matter, that we can’t make a difference.

And that is where you are wrong.

We are touted as the generation for change for a reason. We are a strong, proud political force, a force to be reckoned with, but if we keep holding ourselves back, in “protest” or not, then we let them win. Those people who say that Millennials are the lazy generation, the wastes of space. Those who talk down to us because we don’t see things the same way they do. They value physical purchases, we value experience. They strain and struggle against our wants and needs for a more liberal, open society, so they tell us that we are useless, stupid, and will amount to nothing; and we start to believe them.

Don’t. You. Dare.

They tell us that we are stupid and know nothing because they can see that we are powerful, we hold the power. And they’re scared. Let them be. They should be. We hold the power, we hold the sway, and if you would just use it…

I have seen charts released by several news outlets of what would happen if just Millennials voted. Clinton won. In almost every single state.

Does this not tell you something?

This is our planet, we are the one’s destined to now grow up in the wake of these political fuck ups. How will you ride the wave? I’ll be championing the power that I hold, using my vote in an attempt to fix what they have damaged. Will you?

America, I wish you luck. To the rest of the world, God help us!

Rant over.