Thought for the day…”Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.”
“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.”
Two more photos from the far north of Norway (70 degrees north). At this time of year, there is 24 hours of daylight, as the sun never goes below the horizon. Whilst the Norwegians may get excited about having 24 hours of daylight, it is not in fact very useful, because you still have to sleep. And the other side of the coin is that in winter it has 24 hours of darkness (the so-called ‘eternal night’) so it must be extremely depressing then. Seen here in the photo is one of the many cruise ships which visit at this time of year, this one the ‘Mein Schiff’ from TUI Cruises. Built in Finland at a cost of some 360 million euros, it carries around 2500 passengers, so is much smaller than the 6000+ passenger ships that cruise the Caribbean. Seen here in Honningsvag, Finnmark, Norway.
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day…”Always remember to take your vitamins. Take Vitamin A for ACTION, take vitamin B for BELIEF, take vitamin C for CONFIDENCE, take vitamin D for DISCIPLINE, and take vitamin E for ENTHUSIASM”
Just had another birthday, and once again, I thought how glad that I am NOT 16 years old again. Recently I went to a Countdown supermarket and was forced to use the self-service checkouts (normally I avoid them) as there were no staff working the ‘manned’ check-outs. Whilst self-service check-outs might be profitable for the supermarket shareholders, the problem is that they are doing many people out of jobs. The same thing has happened at airports (= less check-in staff working on the desks) and hotels which increasingly have automatic check in (= less receptionists). Cruise ships are introducing robotic barmen capable of mixing and serving drinks (= less bar staff), petrol stations are increasingly becoming automatic (=less cashiers). The list goes on, meaning less and less jobs. All very good for shareholders, but not so good for the school leavers who are looking for jobs. Often in supermarkets they try and steer me towards the self-service checkouts, but I try and choose a manned check-out. One day, the trend might go the other way, when somebody realizes that the PERSONAL touch means so much. Keep people employed !!
Great, punchy colours from the Fuji camera for the photo today….a colourful market scene……
and another photo from the archives…a cruise ship visits Dubronik, Croatia….
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