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Turning Points – Final Friendly Friday Challenge

I have reached a turning point at Something to Ponder About. This will be the final Friendly Friday Photo/Blog Challenge Prompt. As such, it's a salient time to reflect on our 'sliding door' aka turning points in life You know those moments that define decisions to act one way or another, to create new habits,… Continue reading Turning Points – Final Friendly Friday Challenge

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Blogger Party Holiday Treats in Australia and Scandinavia – Friendly Friday Challenge

Dancing around the Christmas tree in (in Sweden) Advent After four weeks of Advent preparation, church bells chime signifying the start of Julaften, the Christmas period throughout Scandinavia. With traditional origins stretching back to pagan times, the Scandinavian countries celebrate the evening of December 24 with a Christmas feast and gift-giving. Songs are sung whilst… Continue reading Blogger Party Holiday Treats in Australia and Scandinavia – Friendly Friday Challenge

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Scandinavian Nisse Traditions and Christmas Blog Party

Jul or jol is the term used for the Christmas holiday season in Norway. Originally, "jul" (or "jol") was the name of a month in the old Germanic calendar, corresponding roughly to the time from mid-December through mid-January, and the concept of "jul" as a period of time rather than a specific event, prevails in… Continue reading Scandinavian Nisse Traditions and Christmas Blog Party

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The Center of Attention

Imagine you are a somewhat quiet and academically average high school girl, who had just turned 15. You don't like Science class much as you haven't yet made friends in that particular class. For the science lesson this day, the teacher is talking about heredity and how physical traits such as a cleft chin, might… Continue reading The Center of Attention

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REKO – Covid safe drive through food

By the time the humble spud or apple reaches your supermarket shelf from its trek from the farm, it could be up to three weeks old, due to storage times: days waiting for freighting in trucks, sitting in the open air at wholesale markets, transportation to distribution centres and then to individual supermarkets. Then, there… Continue reading REKO – Covid safe drive through food