Category: Personal

Green Boating at Pinterest


You can find the Green Boating Blog on Pinterest for a selection of beautiful pictures.  Funny, witty, pretty, smart, thoughtful, exciting, inspiring, you can find it all! There are some spots you don’t want to ruin with a noisy or smoking diesel engine, there are some boats just to pretty while others already look green because …

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Magic Wallets from Nicollo

Nicollo Magic Wallets

I know, this doesn’t have much to do with renewable energy. Or with boats. But I have fallen in love with the Magic Wallet since I was first given one a couple years ago. I am sure you will like them too! Don’t hesitate to order one now on and let me know what you …

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Help, I’m addicted!

It is electrical, quiet and moves around so smoothly! What is it? The electrical Smart!

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Happy Holidays!

The Green Boating Blog hopes you have a great time with family and friends and wishes you Happy Holidays! Maybe next year will be the year that you can make your boat just a little bit greener. Maybe installing an electrical engine, a solar panel, or just reducing your energy consumption by using efficient lighting. …

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Would motivation like this work for renewable energy too?

It is all about motivation! We can all run a marathon, climb the biggest mountain or sail around the world, as long as we have the right motivation. The video below shows how people can be motivated to change something very small in their normal behaviour, without it having to cost them anything. The question …

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Something different, a cool skate video

This is a pretty cool skate video I wanted to share with you. The speed is phenomenal. Do you realise that there is a human standing on top of this skate board? Speed is not all that special, but when you realise it is not a car or plane, but a guy only centimetres removed …

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A Day At The Beach

Amazing Video! If only the Dutch beaches would be like this one. Well, a bit later in the video, it does look a lot like the Dutch beach/weather.

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More than 3 years in Australia and they still surprise me…

People here in Australia still amaze me. The other day I was walking down a street lined with little cafes and shops. It was a nice street to go for a coffee, which is always a favourite pastime for me. Unfortunately they were working on the sidewalk. Replacing something that wasn’t really broken in the …

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Useful Reaserch?

Thin Men Get Lower Pay than Average-Weight Men A man in the U.S. whose weight is 25 pounds below the mean earns $210,925 less, on average, across a 25-year career than a man whose weight is at the mean, according to a study by Timothy A. Judge of the University of Florida and Daniel M. …

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Do you already have one from Nicollo Webshop?

Nicollo Webshop

Every now and than you see something that you would like to have. And you want to have it now! Sometimes it is expensive, but at other times it is actually something that we all can afford. You know what I am talking about, those little thinks that make our life’s just that little bit …

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Still Loving Research!

Still loving research Another example why we love research. These researches must have worked long and hard to get this research up and running. But in the end, trying to blend in with the back ground did not work. At all! Have a look yourself to see how the researchers are out smarted by the …

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Do you ever have this problem too?

Do you ever go to the bottle shop when your car is running low on petrol? Seems like these two scientists do have this problem. Poor scientists. “Why two economists have found it increasingly hard to distinguish oil from wine” Lets hope, for their own health’ sake, that they roll the petrol in their glass …

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Or maybe what not to choose!

Airplane in the sky

Another interesting quote from the Daily Stat from the Harvard Business Review. Interesting, especially when I am going to enjoy another long haul flight soon. Space can be very nice, especially when you have to sit still for 12 hours. If you don’t want to sit still, you can walk up and down the aisles, …

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What to choose?


Do you ever have the feeling that you cannot make a decision? Not because you don’t know what you want but because you have too many choices? There are sometimes just too many good things too choose from and I want them all!

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One Friend

Great Ocean Road

I want to have one friend and one friend only! I will make an exception for 2 friends or perhaps even 3 friends, because I do like people. There I really have to draw the line! It is not that I have turned anti social all of a sudden, no, far from it. Actually, it is …

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Boredom at work.

I always knew I liked to be busy. Doing useful things to stay busy or perhaps something useless. It is nice to know you have actually done something, to accomplish something, even when it is something insignificant. But I have never really been forced to be bored hours at a time…. There was always something …

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You Gotta Love Research

We all know that Google can find you 390 million (!) results when you search for “stuff”, including the “story of stuff“, which is rather interesting. Just in case you were wondering. Apple on the other hand makes some nice toys and they sell popular tunes online.  Oh and a phone that people seems to …

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The everyday quirks of the globetrotter

Globe Trotter

One of the problems one has when often has a a globetrotter, moving around and visiting different places are the people that you meet. Those people themselves are not a problem (most of the time at least), they are great fun and interesting people. I had and I am still having the best of times …

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