Thought for the day….”Success is when preparation meets opportunity”
“Value is more expensive than price”
It is that time of year again. It used to be called Christmas but now to keep everybody happy, they are referring to it as the ‘festive season’. One ultra extreme local council in the UK decided a few years ago to refrain from using the word ‘Christmas’, resulting in Christmas trees being renamed as ‘horticultural elements of a festive nature”. Political correctness !!! I was about to buy some Christmas cards when I saw that even those are now being made in China, more jobs going overseas with no doubt, untold damage done to the Chinese environment where they make them. Did you know that in the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ that if you add up all the gifts in the song then they total 364 gifts !!
Today’s photo is from rural Malaysian island….children playing.
and another photo from the archives….having a hard day in Tallinn, Estonia…..
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Thought for the day…..” Never let perfect be the enemy of better” ” It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success”
A photo from a few years back, taken on the main railway station in Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia has been independent from the Soviet Union since 1991, although there is still a lot of Russian influence there, with around 45% of the population speaking Russian. It still shares a border with Russia, and another with Latvia. Around 430 000 people live in the capital, Tallinn. It has become known as the Silicon Valley of the Baltic due to the large IT industry there, with Skype being its most famous development. More than 1.5 million tourists visit the city each year, with about 1/3 of them arriving by ship. Plans to link Tallinn to Helsinki (Finland), some 80km away by an undersea tunnel have been put on hold, although they were part of the European Union plans to improve links to the area.
And one from the archives, taken a few years ago, the rare Rothschild giraffe.
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