Proverbs and Quotes provide us with wisdom from days past. These words, generally anonymous and uttered so succinctly, can teach us so much, in just a few words. Here are this week offerings: The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's - Polish Proverb In these times of pandemic and… Continue reading Weekly Quote and Proverb
Merry Christmas from Something to Ponder About - Here are a few snippets of Christmas past spent in various parts of the World. The spirit remains strong and the family connections, despite whatever corner of our globe we live in. May your Christmas be Merry and Bright! Glædelig jul - Christmas in Denmark God jul… Continue reading Christmas – Around the World
Weekly Quote "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." ~ Unknown I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Wisdom for Life
The Entrance to a Machievellian House, perhaps? Gargoyles adorn the Bridge posts. It has been a while since I posted a photography post, but I have been chatting to another blogger about hosting a photography challenge recently, so thought I would get back to the swing of posting photography. I will soon be leaving for… Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges
The following poem is the one I have always liked and I wrote it so quickly - it must be that writing from the heart, makes a difference. I am submitting it for the October poetry month challenge. A little late but I have been occupied with hosting my own poetry challenge, which ends this… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo
Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location or what it is. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed, the following Monday. Guest Submissions are very welcome! Please… Continue reading Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Trondheim Grenadiers, Norway
This Week’s Mystery Photograph Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph. If you guess the correct location, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following Monday.… Continue reading Monday Mystery Photo – last time Denmark
Wise words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. Best savoured a little a time. They may sound trite, the authors are anonymous, and wisdom is surely found within their concise words.
With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading. Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to sell in the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital. Purportedly to improve the lives… Continue reading Invisible Murder – Book Review
There are many paths to take in life. Here are a few that I found delightful.
I've always been attracted to the Dutch culture. After all, who doesn't like cheese? But the attraction was more than that, it was the tulips, the food, scenery, lifestyle and especially the folk culture. I felt such an innate 'pull' towards seeing the Netherlands, that I visited there whenever the opportunity arose. For many years,… Continue reading I Knew there was a Dutch Connection
Weekly photo-challenges from Daily Post. This week we are on a quest!
Each week I post a proverb from somewhere around the world, in addition to a thought-provoking quote or saying. I welcome discussion or comments on these writings or indeed a contribution of your own. Proverbial Thursday repeats each Thursday with a new proverb and quote. Something to Ponder About