Thought for the day….”Learn to appreciate everything that you HAVE, before time makes you appreciate what you HAD”
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently” (Henry Ford).
What a wonderful story in the news in the last few days….in Wigan, England before the annual ‘World Pie Eating championships’, a meat pie was launched into space to see if the effects of space would make it easier to eat. The pie was attached to a weather balloon, and reached almost 100 000 feet. What is nice is that the launch site was outside a local pub in Wigan. The makers of the pie were happy to see their pies tested in space, and the ‘experiment’ was monitored using a camera attached to the balloon. During the World Pie Eating championships in 2007, the competition was almost ruined when a dog belonging to one of the competitors ate 20 pies and damaged another 10 pies before the competition started, thus leaving the competion short of pies.
The view from Floyen in Bergen, Norway for the photo today…
and another photo….again from Norway but this time Hjorundfjord.
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Thought for the day….” Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen so that others love to speak to you”.
” Forever may be only tomorrow”.
Off to Turkey today for the photo, and to the back streets of Istanbul. Istanbul is the only city built on two continents (Europe & Asia), and is divided by the Bosphorus River. It is said that Turks introduced the Dutch to tulips and that they also introduced Europe to coffee. Despite being the biggest city in Turkey population-wise, it is not the capital (Ankara is). It was previously called Constantinople but changed to Istanbul in 1930. With a population of around 14 million, it is said to have 3113 mosques, and is also home to the famous Grand Bazaar, housing around 5000 shops and stalls and around 250 000 visitors a day.
And a photo from the archives….. Lake Wanaka in New Zealand.
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