streda, 25. decembra 2013

sobota, 21. decembra 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS



May  Christmas bring you happiness and many dreams come true,
and may the joy you spread
throughout the year come back to you...

Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year
2014






"Christmas to me is a celebration, which includes spending time with my family, decorating the Christmas tree and the entire house, inside and out, and shopping, for the people I love. Doing this with the people I love is what means the most to me.

Spending Christmas with my family is very important to me. We usually gather and celebrate in my house with my two children and 4 grandchildren.  My sister, use to come as well… We spend the day baking cookies, making fudge and preparing a big Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings. The children love to see each other. They spend the day playing games and sharing their new gifts and toys that Santa Claus brought for each of them. They get so eager to decorate, that it is hard to restrain them.

We try to change the decorations, which we put out every year. The men finish up just about the same time as, we women and then it is time to decorate the tree together. The children love this the most. The tree is always real, and is usually six to seven feet tall. Most of the ornaments have been collected over the years and are very old. They have become real family treasures. We all have a favourite one that we each put on the tree. All the children put their First Christmas ornament on the tree that I brought, as a gift.

I am not usually a shopper, but during the Christmas season, I actually enjoy shopping. During the Christmas season, I love to shop. The stores are so beautifully decorated and very festive. I can easily get carried away, with spending so much money. I must admit the thought of spending too much money hardly comes to mind. I can just picture of look on the faces, of my family and that brings me so much joy. 

I feel so fortunate, to have my family throughout the year, but especially, at Christmas time. When showing, my family just how much I love them and what exactly they mean to me. That is so very important to me. Christmas, for me is about being with family, loving each other and showing each other just exactly how we all feel."

sobota, 23. novembra 2013

ANGLE OF REFLECTION




I'm sorry for my absence on

"The weekend reflections"

already several weeks.

 I have had a spinal injury

and it takes a time for be well again...




Wishing you a wonderful weekend...

piatok, 18. októbra 2013

piatok, 11. októbra 2013

streda, 9. októbra 2013

sobota, 5. októbra 2013

Angle of reflection

Bratislava, Slovakia


Morning walks  in my beloved city....














"An early morning walk is 

a blessing for the whole day"

- Henry David Thoreau -






with my coffee













Have a nice weekend

nedeľa, 29. septembra 2013

piatok, 20. septembra 2013

Angle of reflection

Bratislava, Slovakia - Concert Hall



A former Baroque granary built in accordance
with an order of Maria Theresa in 1773.

In 1913 - 1919, they turned an object
in neo Baroque style with
Rococco and Art Nouveau elements.








The Reduta Building, the present place 
of activity of Slovak Philharmonic,
is the most important and representative
point of curtural and social life
in Bratislava's old city centre...




Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival in Budapest




Sweet Days ...

Chocolate 
and Candy Festival
in Budapest

20th - 22th September 2013







The event for those of us
with a sweet tooth








Budapest's annual Chocolate Festival promises 
to be sweet culinary event that
offers participants a chance to experience
everything cocoa products have to offer...






For three days,
chocolate will be featured in all its magnificient
and tasty forms...


I'll be there!!!

this time centred around
dark chocolate - my favourite...




utorok, 17. septembra 2013

Why People Don't Tell The Truth




The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. 

~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg



Everyone  tells a white lie on ocasion,
it 's just a question of why...



Some white lies save relationship,
some ease a hectic situation,and
others buy us time or a good feeling...?

The list could go on forever.
Stretching the truth is a natural component
of human instinct because it's the easy way out.
We all do  it, so there is no reason 
to deny it.
Honestly, I think the world is probably a better place because of our white lies.

As long as we aren't hurting others 
or breaking the law,these
innocent lies can make life more pleasant. 
They can absorb potential friction between our 
varying personalities and
vacillating moods as we nudge into one 
another on that quest through our
daily routine.

Most of these white lies only
stretch an interpretation of what 
the truth actually is anyways.

Given our ridig optimism to each lead
a tailored ideal life, white lies simply
cushion us from ourselves...

However, it can destroy years of friendship ... 

 if only  it was a real friendship?


With lies you may get ahead
in the world 
 but
you can never go back....

~ proverb~


piatok, 13. septembra 2013

Angle of reflection





Polus City Center


is a shopping mall in Bratislava,
opened in November 2000.

It was the first modern

shopping mall in Slovakia...






The centre, with an area
38,500 m2,
houses a hypermarket, a cinema
complex, 139 retail shops
and several restaurants
and bars...






Part of the complex are
two high-rise office towers:
"Milenium Tower I" (80m)
and "Milenium Tower II"
(100m)


















piatok, 6. septembra 2013

Angle of reflection




Modern Architecture in Vienna



In Vienna, you encounter all architectural styles of European history.
Well-known highlights such as the Gothic St. Stefhen's Cathedral 
and the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace draw
tousands of visitors every year.

Off the beaten path, however, you can discover 
important archcitecture of modern times - from Otto Wagner's 
art neuveau buildings to posmodern statements
and current architecture as well...