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Birgit Platschka
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Have You Ever Sat And Watched The World Go By?
Very old fashioned, I know. It needn't take a lot of time but once you try it, time becomes meaningless and unimportant. Where you do it is also not really important. A bench outside the post office, a chair at a coffee shop, sitting next to a window or ly...
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Being Progressive Isn't Always That Easy.
A continuous tense time... We take it for granted and ( hopefully ) know the difference about when to use it but a little bit of grammar makes many a child break out in a cold sweat of dread. Understanding the difference isn't always easy for a new student ...
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No Reason To Sleep In Late...
Summer cheer is here! Have you also experienced it? The wake up call from the neighbourhood's bird association? Gosh, they start early and with an open window, it could be easily mistaken for your own special opera performance. The other day while we were s...
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Storks & Sheep On Top Of Wine.
What more do you want? " Is that how you want me to pose? " fluid elegance despite the unwashed appearance! Isn't this sheep gorgeous? Never mind the looks department, I love the fact that this flock of sheep is used to graze in and among the vineyards...ye...
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Bob, The Gentleman.
Kind, gentle and helpful. We were watering a friend's plants yesterday morning, when yet again Bob surprised me. The usual background characters were around. The birds were tweeting, the feral cats were purring, a lawnmower was given a noisy outing, some c...
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Another Slice Of Paradise.
Finding joy in nature's bounty...not just a glass of wine either! Eisenberg is made even more attractive by these lovely red poppies next to a road in Deutsch Schützen. I like to call this road the Apple Avenue , as it has many apple trees standing to atten...
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Moving Words Of Yesteryear.
History could teach us a lot. " Even in dreams good works are not wasted " Pedro Calderon de la Barca ( 1600-1681 ) " If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle. " Albrecht Dürer Outline of a General / Treati...
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Another Successful Concert For The Deutsch Schuetzen Choir.
The annual spring concert. Last night was my fifth time of being at this particular concert. The choir that my mum is part of and spends long hours at practice throughout the year. One wouldn't think that such a small community has a choir who really is a p...
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A Delightfully Chilli Start To My Day.
...Shooting the breeze... As you know, most mornings I do my walk in and amid the vineyards. Not only because I want to be fit, but also because I can walk on my own night & day , without any danger associated with it. Slightly different from South Africa!...
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#happiness is a love of #nature .
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    1986
  • Carter High School
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Never do to others, what you don't want done to yourself...
Introduction
In July 2011 my husband Bob and I moved from South-Africa to a wonderful little village in Burgenland, called Eisenberg. I had lived in S.A. for thirty years, but I was missing my family too much and we decided to move here. This blog is about the little everyday things, that I think about in general or see here in Burgenland, that are special, sometimes funny but hopefully enjoyable to you. My aim is to make you forget your stresses for just a few minutes each day. Let me know if I succeed. Thank you.
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Started a new life in my forties : New country, new occupation, new everything....but luckily all this with my " old " husband.
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Fifa favouritism takes gloss off Brazil - Times LIVE
www.timeslive.co.za

In Fifa's cartoon world only Brazil can win this World Cup.

How to Heal Cavities Naturally
dailyhealthpost.com

The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossib

Return to Snow: 111 days later! - Home - english - Jack Wolfskin Blog
blog.jack-wolfskin.com

'Skiing when your soul is singing and you are grinning ear to ear and have already forgotten all the hard graft and hellish work of the last

The perils of falling inflation
www.economist.com

WHAT is a central banker’s main job? Ask the man on the street and the chances are he will say something like “keeping a lid on inflation”.

Mopping up with Method
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Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry launched Method and helped create a new category: eco-friendly cleaning products.

11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How...
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Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847. While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an

There once was a student called Richard . . .
educatingrichard.richard-seymour.net

Another good day today. It was the first that felt as if the rush of being new had faded and everything was settling into normality. I think

Not shaped for sportive tricks.
educatingrichard.richard-seymour.net

Who knew fencing was so physically demanding? Not me. All that lunging, and the masks make you sweat rivlets, if rivlets is the word I want.

Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? - interactive
www.theguardian.com

The UN is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises. How hot will

Birds Of A Feather & All That !
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

The things that go on in your garden, when you are not there ! Birds are entertainment, second to none.

Bob Hope: his 20 best one-liners - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

Picture special: Bob Hope, one of the great comedians of the 20th century, died on July 27, 2003 at the age of 100. To commemorate the 10th

Monty.
impudentways.blogspot.com

Monty came to us a little broken. He'd been shuttled around from rescue to rescue so often that any time a car door opened, he'd mournfully

Giant Mirrors Will Illuminate Norwegian Town | TIME.com
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Rjukan, with a population of 3500, is installing heliostats to redirect natural light onto the town square during its darkest months

Do You Also Read Your Novels Twice ?
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

Reading novels is such a wonderful way to recharge. Good novels ( eg. Quinton Jardine ) tend to pull you into the story from the start.

What’s the Ultimate Creativity Killer?
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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." ~Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 "There is no reason anyone would want a co

Libor in a barrel
www.economist.com

IT IS a lesson of the past five years that benchmarks in unregulated markets can fall victim to the incentives they create. Subprime mortgag

Mother's Day & A Future !
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

Let's make sure that Mother's Day will be around for generations to come. Do one " green " thing a day !

A Blogger Needs Passion, Nerves & Chutzpah !
simplyburgenland.blogspot.com

How blogging feels for a blogger. Nerves and passion a definite requirement..oh and a fun of adventure.