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Photo of the Day Sunday 16th June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Sometimes life is like a shopping trolley, it does not go the way that you want it to.”

” You do not stop laughing because you grow old.   You grow old because you stop laughing.”

Following on from the stories about the shortage of toilet paper in Venezuela, of course, somebody has now developed a mobile phone app to show the location of toilet paper supplies.   The free app lets Venezuelans know where toilet paper, cooking oil, flour and other other supplies that are in short supply can be found.   The app uses Google maps to show the locations.    It is said that the most popular use of this app is to locate toilet paper.  In another mobile phone story in the news, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Britain), has criticized mobile phone apps that imitate birdsong, as these can be harmful to birds.  People have also been using some mobile phone apps which imitate birdsong to entice birds out so that they can be photographed.

A photo from the archives today, although it still looks fresh.   Nice shot of a street sweetcorn seller in Swaziland, Africa.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 6th June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Dreams do not work unless you do. ”                   ”  There is no failure except giving up”.

” Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts”  (Winston Churchill).

I read on the BBC news that Germany has now lost its longest word, all 63 letters of it (Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz)   which meant ‘law delegating beef monitoring’.     Luckily, there is no need anymore for the word, so it has disappeared.   The longest word in the German dictionary will now be “Kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung’    which means automotive liability insurance.  Very useful if you are playing Scrabble.  The world record score in Scrabble is for the word CAZIQUES, which scored 392 points.   The highest total score in a game of Scrabble is 830 points.  In 1984, Peter Finan and Neil Smith played Scrabble for 153 hours.

Today’s photo shows boats in a harbour in Morocco.  If you look closely, then you will spot a single figure hopping from boat to boat.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 25th April 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

“The first wealth is health”.                     “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul”

A photo of the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand today, showing part of the famous wine-growing areas.   Wine production is relatively recent in New Zealand, and is said to have been started by Dalmation settlers in the late 1900s.  By the 1970s the Marlborough region was becoming noted for its fine Sauvignon Blanc wines, with Cloudy Bay being one of the most famous brands. The alluvial soils are based on greywacke rock.  The wine regions in New Zealand stretch from 36 degrees South (in Northland) to 45 degrees south (in Otago).   That is the equivalent of Bordeaux in France.

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Photo of the Day Tuesday 12th February 2013-Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…”This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.    There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody‘s job.  Everybody though Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody would not do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.”

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Photo of the day Wednesday 16th January 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Every time that you subtract negative from your life, then you make room for the positive”

“Calories (noun) – Tiny creatures that live in your wardrobe and swe your clothes a little tighter every night”

“Sometimes you have to be your own hero, because sometimes the people you cannot live without, can live without you”

Did you know that the world’s largest shopping centre (based on total area)  is in Dubai (not surprisingly called ‘The Dubai Mall) with 1200 shops.  In 2011 it had over 54 million visitors. (As a comparison, Niagrara Falls receives an estimated 22.5 million visitors a year.)   It includes a 250 room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens and also parking for 14 000 cars.   It also contains the world’s largest sweet shop (Candylicious).

A winter’s day in Stockholm, Sweden for the photo today with ice forming on the Baltic Sea.   From here, boats ferry passengers to the islands outside of Stockholm, although things are very quiet at this time of year.,   Temperatures in Sweden at this time can fall to below -30, although Stockholm was around -5 degrees when the photo was taken.

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Photo of the Day Monday 24th December 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Thought for the day….” If you cannot see the bright side of life, polish the dull side”.

Did you know that the world’s largest and biggest Christmas present  is the Statue of Liberty. France gave the United States the Statue of Liberty in 1886, or that all the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas verses would equal 364 gifts.  Santa Claus is based on a real person, St. Nikolas of Myra (also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker, Bishop Saint Nicholas of Smyrna, and Nikolaos of Bari), who lived during the fourth century. Born in Patara (in modern-day Turkey), he is the world’s most popular non-Biblical saint, and artists have portrayed him more often than any other saint except Mary.

It is estimated that the single “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.  In Canada, Santa Claus has his own postal zip code, H0H 0H0.  There are two islands in the world named ‘Christmas’. One in the Pacific ocean and the other in the Indian ocean.

And a different photo to end with….a ‘normal’ photograph of buildings and a blue sky given the editing treatment and a twirl effect.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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WORPRESS FIN Helsinki 31 Oct 2011 photoshop effect twirl