Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Fun and a Book Review

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

Please do not hesitate to vote in my poll in the top right hand column of my blog!  Thank you so much!

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

How to Make Easy Pancakes

Healing Nature Colours - Blue Moods

Homeless Man Finds $3,300 Cash and Returns It

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

People will notice the change in your attitude towards them, but won't notice their behavior that made you change.

If it does not open, it's not your door.

Silence can be a person's loudest cry.  You know you have really hurt someone when they start ignoring you!

Do not judge by appearances;  a rich heart may be under a poor coat. - Scottish Proverb

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrate the sparkling brilliance of you!

Hi there!  Welcome to Canada!

I have never done a book review as yet, so please bear with me.  The book I am reviewing is:  Under Two Dictators:  Stalin and Hitler by Margarete Buber-Neumann.  Before I do my review, let me just say that my beloved father, who died in 1984 at the age of 64, was a prisoner of war during WWII.  He never talked to my mother or I about his experiences, but I knew that he went through a lot.  Until about 4 years ago I could not even read anything war-related or watch any videos of it, either...the only thing I had read was The Diary of Anne Frank.

Now to my review:  I find this book very well written. Yes, it shows the negative side of war, but this lady explains her experiences so well that I found it to be a page-turner!  It makes one appreciate how truly blessed and fortunate we are, and how precious life is, and that we should value and enjoy every moment we have, as we really never know when our (and others') lives will end.  This is probably the shortest review you have ever read, (LOL), but I don't want to go into too much detail but rather just recommend this book.  Thank you so much for listening.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. Love the video gag today. And maybe I will have to make pancakes on the weekend. I do love them! (Although I've never been good at getting the cooking time exactly right).
    I will see if I can get that book online, it sounds interesting. I just finished one about another side of German history. It's called Stasiland by Anna Funder. She is a journalist who interviewed various people from the former East Germany and collected their stories and experiences into a book. If you're into history, it's worth a read.
    Happy weekend!!!

  2. Anonymous2:27 AM

    Hello Linda ...
    How nice that you came and visited me :-)
    Have a lovely weekend and welcome back to my blogs ...
    Lots of hugs from Stockholm / Nicki

  3. i like your concise review ... and it does the best thing a book review can do ... it makes me want to read the book! :)

  4. I love pancakes and I love making them too, real easy!

  5. Anonymous3:42 AM

    Blue Moods, it is wonderful to see Linda, I wish you a very good Friday.

  6. Anonymous4:15 AM

    I know how to make English pancakes. :)
    I normally have them with lemon juice and sugar.

  7. have a great weekend, love you.

  8. Love the door quote and te zebra art! Have a good weekend!

  9. coucou , avec de la pluie qui commence , il fait très sombre , faut presque allumer la lampe pour voir le clavier ...

    mais ça arrose le jardin ....

    demain je retourne au jardin botanique de Meise mais cette semaine je fini avec les photos de cet endroit pour un moment , pour pas vous saouler.

    je vous montrerais d'autres endroits ...

    bisous et douce journée

    a demain

  10. Thanks for the pancake video! Have a great weekend.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  11. Another great post Linda. My Father was the same, a POW for most of the war and he died at 63 and i know very little of his experiences. I read a book by Viktor Frankl (I hope I have the spelling right) a few years ago and I came across him from one of his quotes I came across. An amazing book by a wonderful man!

  12. Pancakes really are very simple to make. I like to make mine with wholemeal flour and add lots of healthy things such as flaxseeds.

  13. Do not judge....good saying..

  14. Good morning, dear Linda! When I was a boy my father used to make pancakes on the griddle for family breakfasts and even for lunch and dinner. Mrs. Shady and I love them. The latest "pay it forward' story about the homeless man, desperate for money, who returned all that found cash, is inspiring. It is often hard to do the right thing but the rewards that come later are well worth it.

    Dear Linda, for the next few days I will be entertaining house guests from out of state. Therefore, please understand that I will need to take a break from blogging while I am busy hosting. I should be able to return and visit your blog around mid week. Thank you, dear Linda, and have a great weekend!

  15. I liked the Meanwhile in Canada picture. It reminded me of the time Doug and I drove to Alaska. We saw tons of wildlife along the roadway in Canada, including that bear, I think!

  16. Bonjour Linda,
    Les Pancakes c'est tellement délicieux!! Hum.... et merci pour cette belle recette!

    Je t'embrasse et bon week end


  17. I love pancakes and I am going to make some for myself. Lovely and interesting post, Linda.

  18. ce livre me paraît très intéressant Linda..

    have a nice day

  19. Loved the gag, that would have been frustrating and then some.

    Oh the homeless man that returned that money. He's got more now, and his honor is intact. I hope he gets enough to fix his teeth. That's awesome.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

  20. Loved all of today's quotes and artwork.

  21. even the bears are friendly in canada

  22. Hello Linda,
    Hahaaa...your first movie is great again.
    It's always fun to visit your blog. I like it.

    Many sweet greetings,

  23. Enjoyed the videos and quotes. I hope you have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  24. A good review, Linda!

    The Silence pic really speaks to me.

  25. Great tips about drinking more water. I need to do that!
    The bear in Meanwhile in Canada is so cute :-)

  26. Happy Weekend and good job on the review.

  27. I love so much Blue Moods, enjoy your Friday Linda

  28. Linda,
    Fantastic, fantastic!
    Have a nice weekend.

  29. Nice post Linda!
    Have a great weekend

  30. ჱ˚° ·.
    Ótima escolha de vídeos. Gostei mais do último vídeo.
    Exemplo a ser seguido sempre.

    Ótimo fim de semana!!!
    Beijinhos.♫° ·.

  31. Dear Linda- those pancakes do look easy and so good. Loved the painting of the cat. Your book sounds like it would give great insight into this terrible time in history. Thank you friend so much for sharing. Hugs

  32. Hahaaa..., Linda, good gag !

  33. I think your poll is very difficult for me, linda!
    I've voted for the quotations, but I also like your gags, .. and ofcourse your recipes videos, like the one of today! ;-))

    have a nice weekend,

  34. I'm a big fan of pancakes, the easier to make the better...

  35. I love the Scottish proverb and all these quotes! I have to drink more water, too. It is summer and I still can't drink enough water ohhh Love you, Liuba x

  36. A heartwarming collection. Thank you for sharing part of your father's story. We forget everyone has many stories, but most not as horrific as your dad's. I will look for that book. Thank you, Linda.

  37. I love pancakes, waffles and biscuits...along with a little jelly and bacon...
    Oh, and Smuckers makes a sugar free jelly. and it's good. Not quite as good as sugar but...good. xoxo


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