Thought for the day…”If you count all your assets you always show a profit.”
“We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.”
Over the years it is easy to accumulate more and more stuff. It is very easy to end up with boxes and boxes of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and a host of other possessions which were stored in the hope that they would be needed again in the future. I am currently having a major decluttering session, so all the CDs and DVDs are being scanned, old photos sorted out and boxes of books thrown out. It is surprising that so much of what was stored turns out to be just junk or things that are no longer important. Whilst it might have been important years ago, now that I look back I find box loads of things that are not relevant or no longer mean anything.
There is a very easy solution to this….decluttering. And declutter have I done….getting rid of so much stuff and am moving on. A sort of mega Spring-cleaning exercise.
Here is a photo from the collection, originally a 35mm negative taken about 1990 in England. The negative was scanned then destroyed, so now it is just a digital copy (but reduced here for the internet). A British Rail HST125 at Penzance train station waiting to depart back to London Paddington. A very unusual clear blue sky too !
and another photo from the archives – a steam train on the Brienz Rothorn Bahn BRB in Switzerland.
RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
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Thought for the day…” Anxiety is the space between the ‘now’ and the ‘then’ ”
” The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
“Common sense is like deodorant, the people who need it most never use it”.
A photo today of a German ICE express train, seen here at Interlaken station in Switzerland. Something of a success story for Siemens who build the train, as similar versions are now used in Spain, Russia and China. At one time, an ICE train held the world train speed record of 406.9 km/h. Between 1991 and 2006 ICE trains have carried over 550 million passengers, and have perhaps Europe’s most comfortable interiors.
Thought for the day…..” Why is there only one monopolies commission?”
A photo today that looks like a black & white photo, but is actually a colour photo, but one where there is not a lot of colour!!! It was taken early morning in Switzerland in Interlaken, with a morning fog from the nearby lakes. A weekend special stream train was passing through on its way up to the resort of Grindelwald, and I was just lucky to be at the station when it was there. Being Switzerland, even the steam trains run exactly to time!!! About 347 million people use Swiss railways and its 760 stations each year. There are over 3000km of track, making getting around Switzerland very easy.
Thought for the day…” Never test the depth of the water with both feet.”
About 200 000 people use the main train station in Helsinki, Finland each day, making it the busiest building in Finland. A little known fact is that there is a waiting room for the Finnish president here for use by him/her and his official guests. Apparently, in Finland there are 1.8 million saunas, or one sauna for every 3 people. The train in the photo is the new high speed train that runs to St. Petersburg, 485 km away.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.