Saturday, July 29, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #60


Quote of the day: 

Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.  
-Bear Grylls





Benjamin David swims to work to beat traffic in Germany
Credit: BBC

Fed up with traffic and his daily commute to work,  Benjamin David took matters into his own hands, or more like water into his ears. He confessed that “The traffic that runs past the Isar River is so crowded and it's not a pleasure to drive on that road”. So to avoid traffic he packs his laptop, and clothes into a waterproof bag and swims 2km along the Isar River in Munich, Germany to get to work. According to the BBC, sometimes he gets laughs from bystanders on bridges above him, but he say is is faster and more relaxing than sitting in traffic. That is a smart man indeed.


Floods in New Zealand Photograph
Credit: Richard Horne

Lets play a game of 'can you spot the rabbits'. Ferg Horne, from Mosgiel in the South Island of New Zealand was checking on his neighbour's sheep after a near record breaking flood overtook the area, which resulted in evacuations. He was expecting the sheep to be drowned, but they huddled together deep in water on higher ground and more surprisingly he noticed rabbits holding on to dear life on top of the sheep. It's amazing isn't it, the survival instinct of animals.


As seen on Arch Daily, House in Achladies


As seen on Arch Daily, House in Achladies
Architects: Lydia Xynogala

Brief: conceived as a series of parallel adjoining rooms created by retaining walls -a common feature around the surrounding Mediterranean landscape.

Theme:  Terrace, openings, stairs, sliding glass and double walls from solid concrete.
Location: Skiathos, Greece
Photograph: Yiorgis Yerolymbos


Peace. Love. Light* 



Current Listen: Eric Dolphy - Hat and Beard 


65 comments:

  1. Well... someone who will be fit for a long time!! And had his 15 minutes of fame... paraphrasing Andy Warhol. : )

    The survival instincts of the little rabbits are amazing!!! Look at them. I can spot 2 or 3!!

    Where are the bedroom curtains?! : ))

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    1. A discerning man no doubt and look famous for thinking outside the box.
      As for the bedroom curtains, it must have been laundry day, ha.

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  2. Hi Blogoratti - presumably he's swimming with the flow; then the rabbits - clever cuties ... and that house - utilising space ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hello, I believe so, and that must be a great waterproof bag if his laptop is in there. Greetings!

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  3. When I used to ride my bicycle to work...it was a pain putting together the day's clothes...this is a step further, indeed.

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    1. It certainly is a swim in the right direction, pardon the pun.

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  4. All great pieces. Thanks and I can't help but say, what a clever rabbit.

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    1. Thanks very much. I admire their ingenuity as well.

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  5. Love the ingenuity of both men and animals. Your blog is always so uplifting.

    Hilary Melton-Butcher's comment got me thinking though...the swimming guy would have to swim against the flow of the river if he swims home. Let's assume he catches a bus back to his house.

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    1. Why thank you for your kind comment, I'm glad you find it so.

      If he does swim home it'd be harder but hey who knows he may just be a good swimmer. Let's go with your assumption. Greetings!

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  6. So to avoid traffic he packs his laptop, and
    clothes into a waterproof bag and swims 2km
    along the Isar River in Munich, Germany to get to work

    It is a question of testing the waters to get at the best option.

    Hank

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  7. It must be a relatively clean, calm river... but hey, what a great way to de-stress, get some cardio, AND get to work, all at the same time!

    Great story about the sheep and bunnies. :)

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  8. Smart man and smart rabbits. Where there's a will...

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  9. And yes, now I am inspired.
    Thank you, Blogoratti!

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  10. OK now, so how does he get home? Nice to get your exercise in early though. Does swimming to work give new meaning to the term "car pool." Thought-provoking post. Smart bunnies! I love the simplicity of that home; open spaces, no clutter, at one with the outdoors. Wow!

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  11. Animals never cease to amaze me. Those rabbits crack me up. I feed birds everyday day here...I get quite a variety. They are so used to my presence they will even sit right next to the window when open to spread the seed on the window sill. And if I haven't, they sit on the sill and just look in straight at me till I do!!!!!

    Have a good weekend!

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  12. Oh I absolutely LOVE this post! That man is wonderful...good for him! And yes, animals are very smart in their instincts to survive...we could learn a lot from them! Have a great weekend!! :)

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  13. I hope that guy gets a raise at whatever job he has. I mean, that's some pretty incredible outside-the-box problem solving.

    And meanwhile, the rabbits here are so lazy I can usually find them outside, on the grass, laying on their backs like dogs. Hardly the skittish prey they once were. It's almost cute.

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    1. I certainly hope that brings him more recognition at work coupled with the 15 minutes fame. Great stuff indeed.

      The very idea of rabbits lazying about is one that is hard to shake off now, ha.

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  14. What a great man! I love when people do extravagant things that don't harm anyone :)

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  15. What a great man! I love when people do extravagant things that don't harm anyone :)

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  16. Bunnies know how to survive. He sure must be in shape, swimming away every day.

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  17. I would not swimming that distance home after a full day's work. The rabbits were smart to stay on the backs of sheep smart enough to survive the floodong.

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  18. That is what we have been trying to do, good Sir... just not "Give Up"... (though sometimes we really want to do so)...
    we find out Monday (when the doctor goes over our latest chest scans with me)... worried about the secondary (newer) tumor and will how much more growth of the tumor attached to the back (and under-side) of my heart.
    ... and will keep Trying till our health issues make us "bed-ridden"... then we will "Give Up"... not putting my Sister (my "primary care giver) though "tending" to a dying brother... (she did so for our Mom)...
    on a brighter note ... a very pleasant weekend to you and yours... and Hello from Marshville...

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  19. A brave man who swims against the current & traffic jams! I presume on winter it is too cold!
    The rabbits were even more wise...!
    Great thoughts!

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  20. Oh my goodness I absolutely see the rabbits and they are a hoot. I love how the sheep just aren't bothered by them either. Hopefully helping their fellow "critters" :-) I would not laugh at the man who swims to work if I saw him. I sit in traffic far too much and if I could swim to wear I am going I may just try the same thing. I would applaud him. How dang clever!
    Happy Weekend.

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  21. Amazing story about the swimmer!
    Happy weekend, darling :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. A smart and fit man and some smart rabbits. Amazing stories, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. wonderful inspiration this week, love the survival quote.

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  24. What a wonderful way to beat the traffic. Great exercise too.

    Yes I see the rabbits. Cute.

    I love that home. Small and easy to clean I'm betting.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  25. I like the guy who decided to swim to and from work. Very original and very effective. And how smart of the rabbits to escape the flood by jumping onto the sheep. Where there's a will, there's a way....

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  26. Interesting post dear! thanks for sharing

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  27. These were definitely inspirational. I must congratulate you on your finds.

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  28. Good gracious, where do you find these gems? What inspiration for my weekend, that's for sure, and only made sweeter because our oldest granddaughter is spending it with us.
    Blessings and thanks!

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  29. As for the man swimming - don't afraid to be different! Good for him!

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  30. The rabbits have definitely figured it out.

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  31. And who said bunnies were dumb? As for that house, pretty neat, and you can't beat those views.

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  32. Hey Blogoratti,

    How are things with you? Excellent and inspiring stuff.

    What with our recent downpours, I'm thinking I may just be swimming to the local supermarket. Is it raining a lot where you live in this green and pleasant land?

    Gary

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    1. Hello Gary,

      Things are great and I hope its the same for you. Glad that you were inspired by it all. There's been lots of wind and slight rain but nothing too bad. You may have to get a canoe to get around in if swimming is no longer an option!

      Cheers.

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    2. Thanks for your reply, good sir. The rain has subsided up here in Leak, um, Leek, Staffordshire. I did a lot of canoeing back when I lived in British Columbia. Indeed, it may well come in handy.

      Cheers and here's to a little more of that settled weather.

      Gary

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  33. Loved David's thinking! And of course the survival instincts of animals can be very inspiring. And that house sure is unique!

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  34. Love this post! He is getting exercise and avoided traffic good choice. The Rabbits on the sheep is very sweet and I like the looks of that home.

    Deedee

    https://madeupgirl-madeupgirl.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks a lot :D

    this is amazing :) super inspirational as usual. love it :D

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  36. Wow... swimming 2 kms to reach the work place. Thats dedication.

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  37. Never give up - wonderful words of wisdom to live by! Happy Saturday!

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  38. Benjamin David is a brave man, that's one serious commute! Love the quote, as always.

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  39. That's one way to beat the traffic and get exercise at the same time. I guess in winter he can ice skate!

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  40. Wow, a different way to commute to work. Cool

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  41. As always, your post is very inspirational for me. Lovely inages, too.

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  42. These were definitely inspirational. I must congratulate you on your finds.


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  43. I love how the sheep worked together and even let the rabbits hang on. I don't know about swimming to work, but nice to get little work out before work. ha-ha. :) Erika

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  44. Inspiring stories for my weekend, indeed, Blogoratti! I hope that you are enjoying yours!

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  45. Cool post -- the swimmer and the rabbits especially.

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  46. Amazing! Have a great new week.

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  47. Your posts are always entertaining! I didn't even know about the swimmer in Munich, so much better to swim to work than to sit in traffic!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  48. I´ve seen that Man who is swimming to his Work in the TV-Morning Show :)

    Lovely Greetings <3

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  49. cool with the sheep and rabbits and I like the house :)

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  51. Always good to read your posts, I especially liked the stories of the swimmer and the rabbits ...

    All the best Jan

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  52. Both clever, human and animals alike - just what will the first do come colder temps, I wonder.

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  53. I love this post. I think that man is truly a smart man. I bet he has an enjoyable life. Wise.
    And the bunnies are smart and the sheep are kind. Love it.

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