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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.