Thought for the day…”Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Are you one of those people who walk down the street with their head permanently fixed on their mobile phone?? I have given up moving out of the way for these people who walk with no regard for anybody else who is walking towards them. Numerous videos on Youtube of people who have walked into fountains and off piers whilst they used their mobile phone. Even worse are those people who you see cycling and driving whilst texting at the same time. Asking for trouble. The trend seems to be getting worse in cafes and restaurants too, where the mobile phone is THE centre of attention. Full marks to the cafes and restaurants who are now trying to restrict the use of mobile phones. One bar in Pembroke, New Zealand has a sign up saying “we do not have internet, TALK to each other “. Let us hope that more cafes and bars follow suit.
And the photo today is from Sydney, Australia, where there used to be an ex-Russian MiG 15 fighter that you could go flying in. Not much space in the cockpit !! Despite being an early jet fighter, it could fly at over 1000 km/h and it could fly up to 2500km. It could also climb to over 50 000 feet/15500m.
and another photo from the archives….sailing boats line up to start a race…..
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS.
Thought for the day…” Success depends on your backbone, not your wishbone.”
” The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
The Swiss have a wonderful system of democracy whereby if 100 000 people sign a petition, then a national referendum can be held on any subject. There have been 9 during 2014, ranging from more funding for the railways to limits on immigration. More will be held today, including one on gold reserves by the national bank and another on immigration. But it is the story in the international news at the moment that is catching the attention…..that a group in Switzerland is trying to get enough signatures to hold a petition to ban the eating of dogs and cats. Hard to believe that in Switzerland that dogs and cats are eaten in some areas, especially the Rhine Valley. The cats and dogs are eaten as a form of ‘mostbröckli‘. Dogs are more commonly eaten in Korea, Vietnam and China, but it is surprising to learn of the practice in Switzerland.
Florianapolis, Brazil was the host recently for the ‘Battle of the Paddle’ stand up paddleboard competition. A couple of photos capturing the action during the final…….
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