Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year across the World from New Zealand, going West!

Wishing you all a splendid 2012, with new dreams, new opportunities, new adventures, epiphanies, and ideas; taking the gap....with good health, happiness, safety, beauty and love to one and all... may it be a year with far less natural and man- made disasters and more peace and harmony...   and a new positive world... regardless of whatever the Mayan calendar predicts !                  


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mountain View, California !

Special thanks to 'Mountain View, California' for being the most loyal Blog reader out there and to thank you all... now have had 4037 visits to Eve's Apples.

I see that Mountain View is the headquarters of Google... hmmm ?????????  Pray do tell are you from Google ?

From Eve's Apples - thanks to all my readers :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Trees from around the world - away from the 'traditional' type.

The magnificent Pohutukwa tree starts to flower 2 weeks before Christmas in NZ and is considered to be our native Christmas Tree !

Russian Christmas Tree

Hawaiian Tree

Indian Christmas Tree


 Chinese Christmas Tree 

African Christmas Trees       
Christmas Blessings to you all - far 'n wide !

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cheer to Ya All Far 'n Wide !

Dear Blog Readers
A Christmas message from me :)
Thanks for your loyal support in reading my blog;- for the criticism, appreciation & feedback. It's only been going for about 6 months, and already has had close to 4000 hits. It's Christmas time soon, and irrespective of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it  travels all over the world and is a time when we have a sense of connectivity to humanity far & wide.

Everything gets said over and over again - every year... about putting Christ back into Christmas, about the madness of the frivolity, the lavish spending and hedonistic feasting, when others go hungry with no gifts or reason for joy.

It is hard. And life it isn't fair. But at the same time, many amazing people open their homes to the lonely on Christmas Day and abundant gifts and items of food are donated to the poor around the world. So I do believe that some generosity is spread around at Christmas time and for that I give thanks. In a perfect world all would have enough and all would have joy... May we never stop aspiring to a better, more caring world...To you all - I wish you joy, peace, happiness, friendship, family times, love, forgiveness, inner wealth and good health.

And for the Kids !

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Zealand voted 3rd best country in the world.



From the NZ Herald...!

" New Zealand is the third best place to live in the world, according to a United Nations report.
The country has climbed 17 places to the number three spot in the UN's latest index to measure development, reports the New Zealand Herald.
The Human Development Report singles out countries with the greatest progress, as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI).
The well-being of the citizens of 169 countries is calculated by the HDI, which takes into account health, income and education.
New Zealand was 10th in 2009 and this year is right behind Norway and Australia who are first and second.
The life expectancy of Kiwis is 80.6 years, our average number of school years is 12.5, and the gross national income per capita is $32,046.

Top 15 countries      

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. New Zealand

4. United States

5. Ireland

6. Liechtenstein
7. Netherlands
8. Canada
9. Sweden
10. Germany
11. Japan
12. South Korea
13. Switzerland
14. France
15. Israel