Thought for the day…”Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”
“Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.” (Rose Kennedy).
You just have to feel sorry for the NASA astronaut who discovered recently whilst on a space walk that he had forgotten to put a memory card in his GoPro camera. We have all done that, or have forgotten to recharge the camera batteries, but to be out in space on space walk and discover that you have no memory card in the camera must feel very bad, very bad. And to make it even worse, the omission was even broadcast, the link for the video from NASA is here –
Back down on Earth, here is a photo from a religious even held in the Swiss town of Brig recently –
The Interlaken (Switzerland) to Lucern express train of the Zentralebahn arrives in Meiringen.
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day….”Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” Amelia Earhart.
“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
A nice photo of the lake at Iseltwald, Switzerland today on an early autumn day. Switzerland has a wonderful system where citizens can (if they can raise 50 000 signatures) ask for a national vote on any law that they do not like. There are 26 cantons in Switzerland, which function like small states. One record that Switzerland holds is for the world’s longest staircase, which has 11 674 steps, alongside the Niesenbahn funicular. Zurich often comes tops in the list of most liveable cities in the world, although Geneva also scores highly. It also has the second highest life expectancy in the world (Japan is top). The highest mountain is the Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze) at 4634m, although the Matterhorn is more famous. It is said that Patek Philippe invented the world’s first wristwatch in 1868. And Switzerland is also the home of the world’s best chocolate !!
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Thought for the day…” Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice”
” Happiness is not how much you have, but how you enjoy it”
“The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open”.
Helvetia is the latin name for Switzerland, and the Conferderation Helvetia is where the initials CH come from. Switzerland borders 5 other countries, France, Austria, Italy, Germany and Liechtenstein. Home to chocolate, the first chocolate bar was produced here by Francois Callier in 1819. And the photo today is of a lake steamer on the Brienzersee, seen here at Iseltwald.
Thought for the day….” “If it weren’t for electricity we’d all be watching television by candlelight.”
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Fascinating to read some of the items that have been left behind in the Travelodge group of hotels. They have published a list of the things that have ended up in their lost property departments. Unbelievable in fact what some people will leave behind in a hotel room…..
- A winning EuroMillions ticket
- Keys to a Bugatti
- A stamp album worth £250,000
- A box of 200 Queen Elizabeth masks
- A valuable set of Olympics tickets
- A trunk of Cadbury chocolate bars
- A diamond encrusted wedding ring
- A Persian Chinchilla kitten worth £600
- A suitcase of vinyl records
- A set of false teeth with diamonds
- A Rolex watch worth £50,000
- A Tiffany engagement ring
- A pilot’s training manual
- A Kenwood Magimix worth £600
- Joseph’s Dreamcoat
- A pantomime horse
- 7,000 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey (not all in the same room !)
- 76,500 teddy bears
- breat implants owned by a woman who had brought them from America for an operation.
- and a person who left a $975 Persian cat in the hotel room, despite the fact that she was on her way to a cat show.
The list goes on, amazing !!
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Norefjell, and not missing the managers there at all.
Thought for the day…..” Why is there only one monopolies commission?”
A photo today that looks like a black & white photo, but is actually a colour photo, but one where there is not a lot of colour!!! It was taken early morning in Switzerland in Interlaken, with a morning fog from the nearby lakes. A weekend special stream train was passing through on its way up to the resort of Grindelwald, and I was just lucky to be at the station when it was there. Being Switzerland, even the steam trains run exactly to time!!! About 347 million people use Swiss railways and its 760 stations each year. There are over 3000km of track, making getting around Switzerland very easy.