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Photo of the Day Saturday 8th June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” One rotten apple will spoil the whole bunch, even if it does not know that it is rotten.  Treat your thoughts the same way”

” Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty. ”

Found another good story in the news about a woman called Dorothy Custer, who is 102 years old (!!), doing a base jump in Idaho, USA to celebrate her birthday.  The country with the highest life expectancy is Japan, where men live to an average of 79 years and women an average of 86 years (UN figures).   Second place goes to Switzerland, where men live 80 years and women 85 years (must be because of the good chocolate).  At the other end of the scale, Sierra Leone has life expectancy of 46 for men and 47 for women.    The oldest documented life was by Jeanne Calment from France, 1875 – 1997, a total of 122 years.    Jiroemon Kimura from Japan currently holds the record for the oldest man, now 116 years old.

Today’s photo shows a very quiet section of the Transvaal Coast in South Africa.  Not so many tourists in this part of SA, but some great scenery.                              



Happy that I am not working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.

Photo of the Day Tuesday 14th August 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day…”  Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ‘

Did you see on the news that Poland is holding the European Dog Frisbee Championships in the city of Poznan?   Thrilling stuff, especially coming right after the Olympics !!

South Africa for the photo today and the Transvaal Coast.  Previously this was the area in which the Boers settled, to get away from the British further south.    The area boomed after 1885 when gold was found here until the Second Boer War which saw the Boers against the British.  The war was eventually ended after a blockade, after which the area became part of the British Empire.   Although Pretoria is considered to be the capital of South Africa, the country actually has three capitals: Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial).  It also has 11 official languages, and is the world’s third largest exporter of fruit.

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.