Remembering the energy…

I first came across Fatoumata Diawara at a Woman of the world event at London’s Royal Festival Hall in 2013 she was performing on a bill that also included Angelique Kidjo. Both artists brought a special West African energy to the stage that evening getting everyone out of their seats dancing. I got the opportunity to see Fatoumata again at the Roundhouse in London recently and she was fabulous as the last time I saw her bringing energy and consideration of serious issues to the venue. The audience was bouncing to her vibe, she is a great entertainer! I look forward to seeing a show of hers again. 

Some people never recognise it…

It’s been a while since I last posted a song for a Sunday! I have been inspired by seeing a number of live performances recently and have a few of my favourite songs/videos to share in the coming weeks. First up is Beverley Knight! what a performer! so much energy and a great voice. It was lovely to hear some of the old tunes and new ones. I am looking forward to seeing her again soon.

Weekly Photo Challenge Review: Endurance – Standing stones, Orkney (September 2014)

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge.

I really enjoyed my trip to Orkney and plan to visit again in the near future. A recent trip to Stonehenge brought back memories of the standing stones I encountered in Orkney.

Endurance

A stone has been carved out of the earth and now stands before us.
Lasting the distance.
Standing firm.
Reaching the end point, here
despite setbacks.

Standing stones inspire wonder,
I wonder why?
But the stone is silent
or is it?

A permanent reminder of what has gone before
but the records have been lost.
A neolithic art installation ?
Enduring much much longer
than the artist could have imagined…

Lasting the distance,
standing firm.
Reaching the end point, here
despite setbacks.
A stone has been carved out of the earth and now stands before us.

I took part in the Daily post weekly photo challenge, check out other entries here.

Check out my previous post on Orkney.

Weekly photo challenge Review: Rule of Thirds (February 2015)

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge. Remembering a mini family day out with my twin sisters and niece who was very scared of the moving dinosaur (very funny!).

Entrance to Natural History Musuem, London

This is my entry for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Photo Challenge Review: Spring (May 2014)

Photo Challenge: Spring

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge.

Carpet of bluebells on Inchcailloch Island

The other side
transported by canoe
adventure could be realised
Can you balance the ride?
On arrival
the blue-green carpet welcomes us in.
The other side
views of mountains
tree covered isles
Can you balance the ride?
On arrival
the blue calm water welcomes us in.

I took part in The Daily Post Photo challenge; to view other takes on the challenge head over to the web page.