Danmark, Travel

Travel Tips and Reviews

Travel Reviews and Tips for Travelling Are you travelling to any of the following destinations: AustraliaAustriaDenmarkItalyFinlandGermanyHong KongJapanNew ZealandNorwayPolandSingaporeSwedenSwitzerland If so take a look at my Travel Tips Page You can also find other useful information such as: Packing tips for Travel Scandinavian – Books for those who wish to travel via words Amanda in Denmark… Continue reading Travel Tips and Reviews


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Alleys

This photo challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers: Something to Ponder About  and The Snow Melts Somewhere The prompt for this Friday is: Alleys Everyone is welcome to join in with the Friendly Friday Photography challenge. Here are some alleys in the lakes district of Italy. Mussolini's MezzegraItaly Alleys are found not… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Alleys


Travel Theme – Frame

In response to Ailsa's Travel theme - Frame I try to look for a natural frame - or, Something man made that will assist to frame the photograph Or something artificial...      and finally, another frame: ( pardon the corny pun/Dad joke!) and a frame I hope to never have...... Something to Ponder About


Phoneography and Non SLR Digital Device Photo Challenge – Challenger’s Choice ( Malcesine-Street/Travel Photography)

A portside scene that has changed little in decades! That is part of its charm.

Sally at Lens and Pens has a different theme each week of the month. Join in if you love taking photos with your phone.

Australia, Community, History & Traditions

Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent (Floibanen)

The Descent to Bergen... Floibanen is a funicular railway to Mount Fløyen, above the city of Bergen, Norway. A thrilling 8 minute ride down, (or up) WordPress photo Challenge - More here and another type of descent just completed in Italy Something to Ponder About


Book Review – Henning Mankell THE FIFTH WOMAN

" All this violence" she said. "Where does it come from?"

"There aren't many people who are truly evil," Wallander replied. "At least they're few and far between. On the other hand, there are evil circumstances, which trigger all this violence. It's those circumstances that we have to tackle."

"Won't it just get worse and worse?"

"Maybe," Wallander said hesitantly. " If that happens then it's because the circumstances are changing. Not because there are more evil people."

Published in 2009, and ably translated by Steven T. Murray, this is part of the Kurt Wallander series. Kurt is an iconic figure in Swedish crime literature and TV. Tough, lonely, socially awkward, intuitive, and gritty are all words that could be used to describe this character, but he never fails to identify the killer.