Day 2.  A Day in Vienna

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Waking at 7.00 a.m. to the sounds of our alarm, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in the Holiday Inn’s light and airy restaurant before setting out. Our plan, to spend a full day sightseeing in Vienna. I’ve not been to Vienna before, in fact I’ve only ever visited Austria once and that was many years ago on a ski holiday staying in Westendorf in the Austrian Tyrol.

image OBB City Shuttle between Bratislava and Vienna

Our hotel was located in a quiet suburb so we found the nearest tram stop and rode into Bratislava’s Railway Station with 20 minutes to spare before the hourly service to Vienna. Queuing for no more than five minutes, we bought return tickets costing €14 each which could be used on any service within the next 14 days.

image Belvedere Gardens, Vienna

Our train was already on its platform and was quite busy (9.38 a.m. service on…

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The National Emergency Services Memorial #Charity — CharityUKNews

Our Emergency Services are the finest in the world. These are extraordinary, selfless men and women who think only of others and often risk their lives to keep Britain safe Over 250,000 police, fire fighters, nurses, doctors, all medical staff, search and rescue and bomb disposal workers, work day and night to keep the United […]

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Courage not only to survive, but to rebuild their shattered lives — CharityUKNews

Today is World Refugee Day which is observed on 20th of June annually throughout the world. It is celebrated to support refugees and migrants and raise awareness of the situation of refugee and to stop discrimination of refugee. So often the world sits idly by, watching ethnic conflicts flare up, as if these were mere […]

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Why We Should Be Prepared To Look “Behind The Scenes” To Really Find Out How We Can Help Others

Well – it is not very often that a throwaway sentence triggers a train of thought which results in a blog post on that exact comment.

This morning one of my friends rang me.  After enquiring about my wellbeing he said something about having looked at some of the stuff I had put on Social Media.  Then he came out with “you seem to be functioning”.

Well, that is one way of putting it. It got me thinking though – how often do we just look at the outward appearance of someone and judge them on that?  They could be going through extremely traumatic situations – yet show the world a varnish of “coping”.  All because they either don’t want to be a burden on other people or they are afraid of being judged if they ask for help.

Do we always encourage people to ask for help before it becomes too late?  Or are we the sort of creatures who will only offer help once and – if it is refused – the offer is withdrawn never to be made again?

The offers don’t even have to be practical help – they can be something as simple as offering to be someone’s Sounding Board.

I have to admit I find it extremely difficult to ask for help (for reasons which I won’t go into here).  I am becoming better at accepting help when it is offered though – I am in a situation where I find myself having to accept certain offers of help which earlier I may have found upsetting.

Nobody understands our individual struggles better than we do – but if we build a support network of humans (both seen and unseen) the world will seem like a less scary place.

Also, if we can find a way to adequately fund the correct resources to help people who are in either mental or physical distress – so much the better.

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5 Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Runs. — thedancingrunner

So that wonderful time of year is upon us. Time for hot and humid runs, long runs on the weekends, and gearing up those miles for upcoming fall marathons. And we all know that training for a fall race means running all summer long. Here are some ways you can stay cool this season during […]

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If you could invent something that would safe lives would you? | CharityUKNews

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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and RNLI join forces to promote water safety — Surrey News

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is getting on board with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, to help prevent people losing their lives through drowning. The initiative is backed by other Surrey emergency services and Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge borough councils. With drowning now a bigger cause of death in Surrey than accidental house fires, the fire […]

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