History & Traditions, Motivational, Philosophy

Weekly Quote and Proverb

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

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Christmas – Around the World

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

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Proverbial Friday – Wisdom for Life

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

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

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

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Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo

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

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Monday Mystery Photo Trondheim Grenadiers, Norway

Previous Mystery Photo The photo here under, of me, standing beside a soldier from a historical re-enactment group. The challenge was to find the location for this military group, based on his costume. This re-enactment group is actually based in Trondheim, Norway. In those days, the King of Norway was actually Prince Christian Frederik of… Continue reading Monday Mystery Photo Trondheim Grenadiers, Norway

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

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.

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Invisible Murder – Book Review

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

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I Knew there was a Dutch Connection

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

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs and Sayings

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

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Enjoy Scandinavia without the long flight!

A while ago, I was invited to write a post about Scandinavian books and have reproduced some sections and updated others here so grab a cuppa, make some waffles and enjoy a literary trip through novels I have recently read.