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.
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Happy that I am not working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.
Thought for the day……” You cannot make your candle glow brighter by blowing out the other guys’.”
“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”
I could never understand why so many people stayed at the Quality Spa Resort in Norefjell. For one thing, it is up on a hill, 13km from the nearest village of Noresund, and reached by driving up a toll road, including a section that is gravel. Not only that, but in winter the drive up to the hotel is not easy, as the road is covered with snow and ice. Then when people arrived at the hotel, they paid a small fortune to stay in what I would rate as an average 3 star hotel, and certainly nothing special. I have stayed in many hotels that would knock spots of this hotel, but why do people drive up and pay high prices to stay here?? True, the hotel does have a small swimming pool and a limited skiing area around it, but if people travelled to the Swiss or Austrian Alps then they could find far better skiing areas. Are the hotel rooms special at the Quality Spa Resort? I would say not, and certainly nothing out of the ordinary. And the food in the hotel? Again, nothing that would make me drive up 13km into the hills for. So if you are heading to Noresund then my advice would be to stay down in the valley, save some money but still be in the same area.