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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words to Live By

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Global Words to Live By

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Travel theme: Snowy

    A few days ago, I saw this meme referring to those who love snow. Yeh, that's me, for sure! My hand's up, waving frantically in enthusiasm for snow and the colder elements. People in the northern hemisphere must think I am stark raving mad, and I can see where they are coming from,… Continue reading Travel theme: Snowy

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

I have followed Sally's blog for some time and her regular weekly feature with changing themes gives photography buffs a good array of choice and inspires creativity. I am thrilled to have a chance to blog some of my favourite travel photographs in her Challenger's choice week. A perfect day on the river! Sally D's… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

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Proverbial Thursday – World Sayings

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – World Sayings

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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.

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Strange Shores – Arnaldur Indridason Book Review

Strange shores is not the usual Detective Erlendur story, and he unexpectedly solves an old cold case whilst processing some of his own demons. A great read and fabulous atmosphere conveyed in this final novel in the series

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Global Proverbs and Quotes

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Global Proverbs and Quotes

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Friday Fiction Review : Hypothermia – by Arnaldur Indridason

Reykjavik Murder Mystery It is a cold Autumn night, the ice has already formed in chunks on Lake Thingvellirvatn… In a holiday cottage a Doctor’s wife is found hanging. She has a history of depression and her Mother recently died of a terminal illness. But is it suicide

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Daily Prompt: Fright Night – Haunted House

 What could be more frightening than a night spent in a haunted house?This abandoned house in Iceland somewhere between Bogarnes and Akureyri looked truly scary, even from a distance. Examining the photograph in the comforts of home some time later, one could see the many orbs, indicating ? spirits. The stories told by my Icelandic… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Fright Night – Haunted House

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Daily Prompt: Come Fly with Me

Daily Prompt Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home. 65.6833° N, 18.1000° W Dimmiborgir, Iceland This is the further I have travelled away from home. A heavy metal band shares the same name. I travelled thirty hours in an aircraft and then another six hours in a car to get there.… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Come Fly with Me

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Iceland is a photographer's dream, and to prove the point, the country will throw up a completely new vista on the horizon at every turn of the road, ensuring the tourist suffers an acute case of dry eye, from attempting to take in the 360 degree awe-inspiring natural beauty, that is Iceland. The Daily Post… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon