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  1. Olympia : Faster – Higher – Stronger

    February 23, 2014 by quirkyowl

    Olympic motto:

    Latin: Citius – Altius – Fortius

    In ancient Greece, games were held in Olympia every four years in honor of Zeus, the supreme deity and god of the sky. To the ancient Greeks, fire was considered to have sacred qualities. Months prior to the official opening ceremony of the Olympic games the Olympic torch is ignited in Olympia, Greece, and the flame continues to burn throughout the Games, until the day of the closing ceremonies, when it is finally extinguished. Today the flame symbolizes the connection between the games of ancient and modern times.

     


  2. Spices

    February 22, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    Spices are a colourful feast for the eyes and an explosion of savoury flavours on the tongue


  3. Knowledge

    February 21, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    The more that you read, the more things you will know.

    The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go

     

    Dr. Seuss


  4. Actions speak louder

    February 20, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    Well done is better than well said

    Benjamin Franklin

     


  5. Trees

    February 19, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    Aged trees are Nature’s historians, bearing witness to events of the past and days gone by

     


  6. Happiness

    February 18, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go

    Oscar Wilde

     


  7. Happy Flowers

    February 18, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    Flowers are happy things

    P. G. Wodehouse

     


  8. Health

    February 16, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    The first wealth is health

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

     


  9. Kindness

    February 15, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted

    Aesop


  10. Cupid (Latin ‘Cupido’, meaning desire)

    February 14, 2014 by quirkyowl

     

    In Roman mythology, Cupid* was the god of love and affection; he was the son of Venus**, goddess of love, beauty and fertility

     

    Cupid is often depicted shooting a bow, inspiring romantic love on Valentine’s Day

    Quirky notes

    *Eros is Cupid’s counterpart in Greek mythology

    **Aphrodite is Venus’ counterpart in Greek mythology