Thought for the day…” Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? ”
” The cure for insomnia is to get more sleep”. ” If a book about failure does not sell, then is it a success”.
Not the words from one of the hits of the Eagles music group but a peaceful scene from Norway for the photo today. One of the early photos from the Fuji X-E1 camera here, taken whilst I was still trying the camera out. Early morning in the hills of Norway, with some light mist starting to appear over the lake and the first signs of autumn on the trees. Did you know that in the Swedish and Norwegian languages, that there is no word for ‘please’. It always sounds very strange (and impolite) to a non-Scandinavian to simply demand things (eg. give me a coffee.) instead of saying please. Finnish is another language which does not have a direct word for please (although it does have some polite ways to ask for things, such as Saisinko (=can I have). And perhaps because of the long, dark winter and cold winter nights, Norway is number 2 in the world for coffee consumption per capita, around 142 litres (or about 9.5kg of coffee beans) a year for each Norwegian citizen. Finland still tops the list.
and a photo from Brazil, with a storm approaching Sao Paulo airport……
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