mardi 30 septembre 2014

Top 10 countries with best quality tap water

http://www.mareawhitedds.com/

Over the years I've noticed a snobbery factor with drinking/not drinking tap water. People think it's bad, or low quality, or unclean or whatever but it's not! I was brought up to drink tap water only if it's boiled or filtered but I'm like 'screw that'. I've been drinking tap water since my teens...

In all Anglo and Western European countries the water is PERFECTLY SAFE to drink. So you don't need to waste money by buying bottled water... unless you really want to of course.

So, without further ado, here is the list! All in Europe, except New Zealand. I'm curious where Australia is on the list...

1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Luxemburg
4. France
5. Austria
6. Italy
7. UK
8. Sweden
9. Germany
10. New Zealand


Because I'm all for ecological and environmental sustainability here are a few infographics I've found on the subject:

http://www.foodwinenet.com
http://www.manataka.org


http://www.pdx.edu
http://askhrgreen.org


One thing I have noticed about tap water in (Western) Europe though (vs tap water in Australia) is that it has a high calcium content. Annoyingly, you get white deposits around the opening of your tap, and inside your kettle. I've heard that this is not so good for washing your hair though :( but I'm not rich enough to take a shower and wash my hair with bottled water.. LOL!

PS I DON'T recommend you drink tap water in most other countries though.


dimanche 7 septembre 2014

What English sounds like to foreigners

Just came across this... it's quite amusing!

What English sounds like to foreigners,  by Italian Adriano Celentano

vendredi 22 août 2014

RIP 43things website


I guess all good things have come to an end... :`(

I just logged in to 43 things (which I haven't done so for a few months) and was surprised to find this message. I have this website to thank for so many goals I have achieved over the past 5 (!) years. I shocked myself time and time again when I would review the site every 3-6 months and discovered that I had achieved goals I'd written in there, goals which at that time I didn't think were achievable (at least, not in the short time frame I wanted).

I'm really sad but have to look for another alternative now.

Any ideas?

Did any of you ever use this site?




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