Thought for the day…”Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Are you one of those people who walk down the street with their head permanently fixed on their mobile phone?? I have given up moving out of the way for these people who walk with no regard for anybody else who is walking towards them. Numerous videos on Youtube of people who have walked into fountains and off piers whilst they used their mobile phone. Even worse are those people who you see cycling and driving whilst texting at the same time. Asking for trouble. The trend seems to be getting worse in cafes and restaurants too, where the mobile phone is THE centre of attention. Full marks to the cafes and restaurants who are now trying to restrict the use of mobile phones. One bar in Pembroke, New Zealand has a sign up saying “we do not have internet, TALK to each other “. Let us hope that more cafes and bars follow suit.
And the photo today is from Sydney, Australia, where there used to be an ex-Russian MiG 15 fighter that you could go flying in. Not much space in the cockpit !! Despite being an early jet fighter, it could fly at over 1000 km/h and it could fly up to 2500km. It could also climb to over 50 000 feet/15500m.
and another photo from the archives….sailing boats line up to start a race…..
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS.
Thought for the day..” Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top-ups”.
I saw an interesting story in the news about a cafe owner in Nice,Cote D’Azur, France who is offering cheaper prices customers who are polite when ordering. A cup of coffee is 7 euros, but if customers say “good morning” and also “please” then the price is only 1.40 euros. The idea is to make customers more polite and considerate. An excellent idea! Just look around the next time you are in a shop or cafe and see just how rude and unpleasant many customers can be. And even worse is when the continue to talk to somebody else on a mobile phone whilst making a purchase. Charge them more I say !!! Great idea by the French cafe owner, and one which I hope catches on.
A summer’s day in Croatia and the fishing village of Cavtat (southern Croatia) for the photo today. Croatia is also known as Hrvatska, and has a population of around 4.2 million. Tourism accounts for about 20% of the GDP, but unemployment is over 20% as well. It was formerly part of Yugoslavia, but became independent in 1991. It is now a member of the European Union. Interestingly, the money, called ‘Kuna’ was named after a small rodent!! The town in the photo today got its name from the latin language, Cavtat, or old city (civitas vetus). It is now a popular day trip destination for tourists.
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