Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

Hawaii (Big Island, I think)

This was the same island as last week's lava tube photo. We had a local guide who was passionate about his home. He had a minibus and picked people up outside the port with no need to book. We got about 2 hours more than agreed on and he refused to take any extra money for the time. We were there overnight so no worries about missing the ship! One of the best tours I have ever taken. 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Wordless Wednesday - Flamingos.


I think this was Curacao, definitely one of the ABC islands during a Caribbean cruise a few years back.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wordless Wednesday - The (very old) Christmas Cactus.

 Last week I saw on a blog Rambling with AM a Christmas Cactus. She said if it has points it is not a true Christmas Cactus. Mine does but it has reached such a ripe old age I will let it off that one.

My in laws had a tenanted farm and when the father died (Ivor's grandfather) they had a year to give up the tenancy. This was in 1955 and my MIL brought her much loved Christmas cactus with her. When she died in 1987 we inherited it. From when she brought it with her would make it at least 67 years old, so I think it is safe to say it is over 70 years old.

Through the winter it lives in the porch as it doesn't like it too hot and really it is too big to go anywhere else. In the summer it lives out on the patio where unfortunately it has had a few accidents. Unexpected storms have blown it over and each time it has lost a sizeable chunk but it survives everything. The front part is mostly original growth but you can see new growth on the right hand side and at the back.

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I was asked for a puzzle so here it is.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

Madeira. The taxi driver told us the church in the distance was the Church of Cristiano Ronaldo. I suspected he was joking! The footballer comes from Madeira and they live and breathe him there. Sorry, I am not a football fan though.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Wordless Wednesday.

 A lot smaller than the ships we go on, but I am sure they would have been a lot of fun when we were younger.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Wordless Wednesday - North Cape.

 If you zoom in the details of these monuments is in English on the right hand side in the above photo.
I was asked if I had more details for the sculptures and found this on the Children of the World website,

Children of the World

The “Children of the World” sculpture was started in 1988 when author Simon Flem Devold randomly selected seven children from seven countries – Tanzania, Brazil, USA, Japan, Thailand, Italy and Russia — to visit the North Cape to dream of “Peace on Earth“.

During their seven day visit, each of the 8-to12-year-old children made a clay relief symbolizing friendship, hope, joy and working together. In 1989 the reliefs were enlarged, case in bronze and erected in a semi-circle outside the North Cape Hall.  A “Mother and Child “monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken points toward the seven disks.

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