Museo de Historia Natural de Ginebra

Pasiones de una chica

Musee histoire naturelle Geneve

Le plus grand Musée d’histoire naturelle de Suisse

 Un museo ideal para toda la familia en Ginebra


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Glasgow Gallivanting: February 2018

The Glasgow Gallivanter

Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s traditional music festival, Celtic Connections, runs from late January into February. As usual, we booked several gigs – Friday 1st February saw us at Òran Mór to see Kathryn Williams, a singer from the North of England. I first came across her many years ago in a documentary about Leonard Cohen in which she covered Hallelujah, and I’ve been a fan ever since. She didn’t sing that, but she closed with Bird on the Wire which brought a tear to my eye and sent me home happy (if that’s not contradictory).

Equally enjoyable was the support – not often I say that! The Brother Brothers, from Brooklyn via Illinois, had such delightful folk / bluegrass harmonies that I bought their CD on the spot. Charming young men too – real brothers, twins in fact, whose surname is Moss. I didn’t bother asking why they hadn’t called themselves…

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Thanksgiving – Yesteryear

Pacific Paratrooper



For my previous Thanksgiving posts –  CLICK HERE and HERE!

What was seen on the home front  1941-42…

Thanksgiving during WWII…

They’re celebrating Thanksgiving on this very day,
My thoughts are at home, though I’m far away;
I can see everyone, eating dinner deluxe,
Whether it be chicken, turkey or even duck;
The fellows over here won’t whimper or moan,
They’ll look to the next one and hope to be home.
Truly and honestly, from way down deep,
They want you to be happy and enjoy your feast.
These holidays are remembered by one and all,
Those happy days we can always recall.
The ones in the future, will be happier, I know
When we all come back from defeating the foe.

_______Poem by an Anonymous WWII Veteran

Thanksgiving for the troops 1941-42…..

For those of you who live where…

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Wrong Cause, Wrong Battle, Wrong War!

Oh Lord, It's Monday!


It has been a while in coming to recognize, for me that is, that I had taken the wrong turn somewhere in this particular blog.  It’s something that God has been trying to get me to see and to be truthful, I had not been listening to Him.  But finally He was able to get through this thick head of mine (I’m sure none of you are thick-headed when it comes to the things God wants you to do) and so I’ve been trying to figure out why this particular blog was, well, headed in the wrong direction.

To get back on track, I back-tracked all the way to the beginning before I started blogging.  It was a weekly devotion about the different expressions of that “Monday Spirit” that gets in the way of faithfully following God.  So here I am at the beginning, wondering to myself, “What is one of…

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9. Chinas Ikea Secret.


What’s it like on the streets of China, Lee?”

That’s a good question, voice in my head (which sounds a bit like David Mitchell), a question that can be summed up in one word, but no, I won’t be doing that.

No, instead, I will offer a narrative of a typical example of walking from A to B around the streets of mainland China. Just know this, I risk having my Chinese visa revoked and my life beat from me, as the Chinese government do not like China being portrayed in a bad (true) light.

So, if next week’s post is absent, I’ve been extradited to China and put to death (ahem… China still has capital punishment… ahem).

In all seriousness, today’s post is my most exposing and controversial of all, so if you’re one of those people who whisper instead of talking because you don’t like mean…

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Schloss Oberhofen, Lake Thun, Switzerland

Echoes of the Past

In September 2015 we are staying near Interlaken, in Switzerland, in a lovely hotel on the side of Lake Thun.   One evening we were exploring the local surroundings and found a castle or Schloss.  Unfortunately it was closed, but that didn’t stop me from having a good look at the exterior.  I would like to go back and have a look, as it does sound quite interesting with a lovely garden.  The weather was horrible, rainy and quite cold, so the photos were very dark and were headed for the trash.  But I wanted a record of the castle, so with a bit of magic, I think I have just about saved them in mono and chrome.  Thats another good reason to go back to capture the castle in the sunshine.

A little history that I found……The mighty keep of Schloss Oberhofen dates back to the twelfth century but the main palace and chapel are from the…

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Vacaciones de nieve- Alla vamos!

Pasiones de una chica

Nendaz 4 Vallées Suisse

68-AHi all!!

I’m going in ski holidays for 5 day so I’ll be not able to write here!

But when I’ll back I promise to show you the amazing pics of the Swiss Alps 🙂

Anyway I show you an advance of the place where I will be:

Resultado de imagen de nendaz suisse

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Storming the Râșnov Fortress!


The ancient site of the Fortress of Râșnov is situated in Brașov county, Râșnov area in Romania. The site is very interesting, mainly because of its position on the top of a hill. From this vantage point, you have the nicest views of the mountains that surround it.


This place was built with the intention of defending the Transylvanian Villages from invaders.  A decisive aspect for building the citadel on this actual location was the route of the invading armies which were coming from the Bran pass. Bran is the area in which you will find the castle most associated with Dracula.

The medieval citadel is thought to have been built between 1211 and 1225, during the rule of Teutonic Knights in Burzenland, although there is no evidence in this respect. This place is really interesting, and you should pay a visit. It’s right on a top of hill. You can walk all the way up, or take a little…

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What is village lifestyle of India ?

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Life in very beautiful in the countryside of India.The soul of India lives in its villages, 60 percent of the population still lives in villages of India. Indian villages have a very beautiful and attractive lifestyle. The Villages are free from the hustle and bustle of a city life, villages are peaceful, calm, quite and full of greenery where one can breathe fresh air.

The villagers are socially conncected together, every evening they assemble in the village “Chopal” with their ‘hukkas’ , playing cards and chatting and talking goes on till late the night.

Here are the screenshots of village culture –

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Femeia florilor

Iisus a spus să ne iubim! Ne mai amintim noi, oare?

Sunt dragoste pentru tot ce mă-nconjoară,
Sunt dragoste pentru copii și pentru flori,
Sunt dragoste și pentru anotimpuri,
Sunt dragoste chiar pentru-oceane și mări.

În anii mei care-nseamnă o viață,
Am adunat cu drag, sute de flori
Și mi le-am strâns într-un buchet albastru,
Pe care l-am legat cu dragoste și dor.

Acum, fiindcă-am trecut de jumătatea vieții,
Mi-am dorit ca să vă las pe drumul străbătut
Nu doar buchetu-albastru cu florile din el,
Ci și amintirile mele, ca un legământ.

Așa c-am așternut poezii și poeme
Trăite doar de mine, doar de inima mea;
Mi-am lăsat dragostea și dorul în ele,
În speranța c-acestea nu se vor uita…

Valentina M.
Imagini -Valentina

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