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Blue skies, blue skies, nothing but blue skies

Thought for the day…”  It is better to be looked over than overlooked”  (Mae West).        ” Never test the depth of the water with both feet”.

Never understood why some countries make it difficult and expensive for TOURISTS to visit.  Tourists bring in money, create jobs and also help to develop a country.   Tourism, within reason, is not a bad thing, and countries like New Zealand depend upon it.   New Zealand makes it easy for tourists, and gets lots of them.    But the bottom line is that tourists bring money into a country.    I had details of some good offers on Swiss Airlines (great airline too, so no hesitation in flying with them), including to India.  India is another one of those countries which likes to make things difficult for people just wanting to visit as a TOURIST.   Not only is there all the hassle of forms, possible interviews and questions which go far beyond reasonable (is it really important what my mother’s maiden name was?), but you also have to pay a large amount of money for the privilege as well.   Compare that to many countries where all you need is a valid passport when you arrive.  Guess where I am NOT going??

And another photo of Norway in beautiful weather again (of which there has been lots this year).  Warm temperatures, no wind and cloudless days…can this be Norway??


and another photo out of the archives…a traditional house bus in New Zealand……



New Zealand housebus – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…..” Some people dream of success, whilst others wake up and work hard at it.”           ”  The eyes are useless when the mind is blind”

In the news today I read that ‘Go Airline’ of India will in future, only be employing female cabin staff, in order to save money.  As the average weight of females is less than for males, then ‘Go’ has decided that, in order to save money (less weight onboard means less fuel burnt in flight), that they will  only employ female cabin crew.  I would not be surprised if a certain Irish Airline also copies this idea.    And from Philadelphia, USA comes news that technology has now got to the cemeteries and graveyards.   There, in the Sunset Memorial Park, people can scan QR codes on tombstones with their mobile phones and then read full details of the deceased person.  Not only that, but you can also read a guest book, leave remembrances and see pictures and details of the deceased person.    Digital Legacies offer this service for USD 150.

The photo today is of a New Zealand housebus.   At one time, these were a very common sight on the roads around New Zealand, but gradually, they are getting less and less common.  In the 1960s and 1970s new cars were often shipped to New Zealand in plywood boxes, many of which later found their way into bus conversions, party due to their strong floors.    An average sized housetruck took 5 or 6 boxes on average, which then cost about NZD 25 each.  Often a wood-fired potbelly stove was included in the conversion to provide heating, cooking and sometimes hot water as well.    A housebus similar to the one in the photo can sometimes be bought from one of the online auction sites in New Zealand for around NZD 50 000, or about 30 000 euros.