Tina, how will I get my head around this one????!!
Inspiration I get from people around me or that I meet in person, through article or media or TV. I get from art, ballet and MUSIC!!!
How do I translate that into this challenge???? Have to go and get my thinking cap.
My mum, Millan Rubina Evelina, is my biggest inspiration. She left me 3 Jun 2013 … nearly 91 years old.
What a woman … what a human. She said that she loved animals more than people.
She was fierce, fair, strong and independent. She wasn’t afraid of going against authority.
She had a big heart, big soul and feet. She was an enormous personality.
With my mum, you got what you saw. No hidden agendas.
“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”
In my professional life, I have met a lot of inspiration – both through eating what others have put their passion into or people behind the food. And also amongst colleagues and bosses.
Rudi Hoffman, born in Germany … worked in both Netherlands and Canada.
“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”
Thomas J. Watson
He was the one that took over my responsibility in Canada when I returned back to Sweden in 1990. We only had a couple of days together at work before I handed over the keys to all the storage areas and the responsibility for the galleys.
Man with knowledge like no one when it came to products, food, cooking and leadership. We meet again in the UK and there we became colleagues and very good friends.
The staff called us Mr & Mrs Hofmann because of the so many times that we didn’t see eye to eye. Take about arguments!!
We both had a good/bad temper and he could get really angry, but his clear blue eyes were always smiling.
He taught me how to deliver the best “Fish & Chips” in the UK!!!!
One of the funniest people I ever worked with. We had the same sense of humour.
Unfortunately, Rudi died 12 hours before he was returning for good to his beloved Canada after 6 fun and hectic years in the UK.
Now we come to the arts!
“Art enables us to find ourselves and
lose ourselves at the same time.”
Finally the music! A very important part of my life and always been. I listen to all kind of music today, but modern jazz and I don’t agree.
The classical music came into my life through my mum in the late 1960s and this magnificent piece of music. Me standing on a car park and she turned up the sound on the radio and through our open kitchen window classical music and I met for the first time.
“A man like Verdi must write like Verdi.”
Giuseppe Verdi – Nabucco – Hebrew Slaves Chorus
“Va, pensiero”, also known as the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”, is a chorus from the opera Nabucco (1842) by Giuseppe Verdi.
The libretto is by Temistocle Solera, inspired by Psalm 137. The opera with its powerful chorus established Verdi as a major composer in 19th-century Italy. The full incipit is “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate”, meaning “Go, thought, on wings of gold”.