Different Lifestyles / Funnies ...

Hmmm.... Oh I can dream - can't I ??
A glimpse of luxury - Two yachts, the first one belonging to Tiger Woods ...

This next one to Greg Norman ...

Greg Norman 'The Shark' recently took delivery of his new toy, named 'Aussie Rules', which he helped design.
At 69.5 meters (228 feet) in length, it's the world's largest aluminium and composite private yacht.



Wow !!! Oh how I wish I'd stuck in at learning to play golf hehehe... Yeah, right ! Flaming Nora - these folk live in a different world ... If anyone invited to join Greg can't manage to drum up a partner would they please consider calling on yours truly ( 'meself ' ) to join in the fun and jollity onboard ? Please, pretty please, exceptionally pretty please !!!

Greg Norman had his built for only $70 million dollars - The company meant to build it for him 'at cost' in return for the excellent advertising of having him as an owner, but they actually lost money on it. When he first cruised into Sydney Harbour , onlookers remarked, 'It's massive! Nearly three times the size of the ferries in the Harbour!' In addition to being opulent, it is also built for Jacques Cousteau type fun and exploration.

There is onboard diving equipment for 30 people including a decompression chamber and two huge compressors. Dives of all types can be accomplished by operating the Nitrox Mixing Panel onboard , enabling each guest's air tank to be customized with a mixture of gases. To get the people out to those choice dive spots, or maybe just for having a bit of a splash, the following additional 'small' boats are kept onboard:

A 42-foot Custom Built 'Game Fisher' can be launched and retrieved from the deck; perfect for a 4-person overnight fishing expedition it has a gourmet galley for cooking up the catch while it's still fresh; 30-foot SeeVee for a quick afternoon fishing trip; 22-Foot Novurania Equator with a meagre 800 horsepower so you can get to the best diving sites ahead of everyone else; it has beach landing capability as well; (2) 18-Foot Hewes Bonefishes for those special occasions when Greg and a close friend may wish to manoeuvre over the sand flats in Key West, Florida; 13-Foot Narwhal Rescue Boat in case someone falls off one of those other boats And finally, just for the hell of it, (4) Yamaha Wave Runners!!!


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Anyway back to reality, this item got be into thinking about being somewhere else - when you think about it it's true what they say travel broadens the mind ... You can learn what your own values are by considering the customs of your hometown. Do you know that in some countries (for instance) Bulgaria they (along with some Southern Indians) shake their heads in the opposite directions as do most other peoples. Up/Down is “NO”, and side to side is “YES”. Obviously one can imagine the fun interplay with this, but on a serious note, if something as “natural” as shaking one’s head is not truly natural and ingrained in human nature, than it follows that almost everything else is “learned” behaviour, from our families, friends, societies and institutions.

So the next time we are tempted to say “They do it wrong,” I suppose it is better to think - “They do it differently”, as few things is life are absolute. Travel, especially foreign travel is the best eye opener. The key to this all is to take the best from each culture and integrate it into your own sense of self.
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Funny Statements...

1. A day without sunshine is like... night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
4. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
5. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
6. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
7. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
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Hope is the feeling we have
that the feeling we have is
not permanent.

~Mignon McLaughlin
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Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx.