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Fire has many valuable uses…such as cooking our meals.

  However, if a campfire gets out of hand…

and grows…

that is when the red trucks roll.

In Dubai fire is used for entertainment.

A few years ago, in and around Geelong,

fire destroyed several churches.

At the time rumours suggested

it may nor have been an accident.

Even though there were no really bad fires nearby,

this was the scene in Western Victoria also a few back.

 California or USA’s Pacific Coast states would

probably have seen similar, or worse,

during the past few months.

Sadly, I believe many of these fires would be

significantly reduced if authorities would allow

fallen timber to be removed from forest areas.

173 Victorians perished in fires a few years back

which were deliberately started and

burned through heavily forested areas where

there had been no fuel reduction.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Fire

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Tipping

A very brief post.

Recently I was asked to pay an up front gratuities payment.

Tipping is not as big in Australia as in other parts of the world, I believe.

However, this is the first time I have ever been

asked to pay up front.

Is this a common practice in other countries?

Your thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

Thank you

Bloggers Unite for Peace

Bloggers Unite for Peace

Uncle Spike's Adventures

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

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We are normal, everyday hard-working people with a common hobby, blogging. We hail from far and wide. We reside in different lands, on different continents. We speak different languages, eat different foods, and are of varying ages, professions, and religious and cultural backgrounds.

We do have one thing in common…

We believe that terrorist attacks, wherever they may be perpetrated; whether in France, Tunisia, Canada, Iraq, or in Denmark, Turkey, UK, Algeria, Yemen, USA, Lebanon, or in the skies over Egypt, or in India, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Kuwait, Libya, Bangladesh, Syria, or Mali are nothing less…

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A HUG – The perfect Gift

I love these sentiments….and all so true

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Have you had a hug today?

I came across 10 reasons to give more hugs –  I don’t need any reason to hug but this is “scientific”……

1. Hugging induces oxytocin in the body.

2. Hugging builds stronger bonds with people you see every day.

3. Hugging lowers stress.

4. Hugging lowers blood pressure.

5. Hugging is a reciprocal good deed.

6. Hugging feels incredible.

7. Hugging can turn a bad mood upside down.

8. Hugging reconnects the mind with the body.

9. Hugging more makes us better huggers.

10. Hugging cultivates patience.

How many hugs do we need?

4 hugs a day for survival

8 hugs a day for maintenance

12 hugs a day for growth

I am going to have some hugs now………

Wishing you all a wonderful day with lots of hugs and love!

Big cyber hug for you all!

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