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Propaganda or Blogging..?

July 15, 2013

Propaganda – definition: information, ideas, or rumours widely spread

An award I’m so pleased to receive. I endeavor to encourage and support other writers here. We are a community like no other. So thank you EyE (before) E for nominating me.


The rules for the Most Influential Blogger Award are as follows . . .

Display the award logo on your blog.

Link back to the person who nominated you.

Answer seven questions.

Nominate (no limit on the number of nominations)

Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

The questions are:

1. If you could create your own planet what would it look like?

It would be similar to Earth but all animals (including humans) would live in harmony utilizing the natural resources.

2.If you could visit one nation you have never visited before. What nation would that be?

New Zealand

3. Have you ever taken a long distance train trip?

Unfortunately no but I would love to travel through the Canadian Rockies that way.

4. What is something you would collectively change about humanity?

That they learn from history and realize was and conflict never solve anything.

5. What is your favorite song?

Now this is difficult. I have many spanning my throughout my life but Have I Told You lately by Van Morrison is up there.

6. If you could meet one person who is still alive who would you choose to meet?

Richard Attenborough

7. If you could choose one symbol to represent you, what would that symbol be? Why?

gemini-symbol-3I am a Gemini and do enjoy two sides of my personality. It works well when I write as I can go to dark or light places.

Who Knew Curio…?

March 9, 2013

Curio – definition: an object or article valued because it is strange or rare. As I soon found out there is also other curio’s out there I had no knowledge of. I’m going to share them with you because they are much too interesting not to.

Municipality Curio – is a district of Lugano in the incanton of Ticino in Switzerland. In December 2011 the entire population was 517 people. Can you imagine that? I can to be honest as I used to live in a small English village called Vernham Dean and spent my childhood in another small village called Upper Bucklebury (yes just up the hill from Bucklebury where Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge used to live – fancy that.)

Municipality Curio

Municipality Curio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Curio Bay is located at the southern  end of the South island of New Zealand. It’s claim to fame is the petrified forest remnants that can be seen. The forest grew there some 180 million years ago. It is also home to the rare yellow-eyed penguin with a colony of 1600 breeding pairs. All in all it must be a fascinating place to visit. It certainly peeks my interest for my love of nature and archeology.

Petrified forest at Curio Bay, Southland, New ...

Petrified forest at Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Curio Coelius Secundus was the youngest of twenty-three children…yes I nearly fell of my chair too! He was the son of a Piedmontese nobleman – I hope he had more than one wife! Curio studied history and law at Turin and later labored zealously to spread the doctrines of the Protestant religion. He also wrote several theological and literary works. I still can’t get past the twenty-three children….!

English: Curio Coelius Secundus Philosophus De...

English: Curio Coelius Secundus Philosophus Deutsch: Curio Coelius Secundus Philosophus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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