THE DIG 2 – 04/08/2019

Dear Readers and Friends,

Welcome to the second DIG release!

I have randomly selected some of the most interesting, innovative and surprising information from news sources all over the world. At times I hope to entertain you with a bit of my cheeky banter, to add a bit of spice to it all… :)!

Keep a look out for my personal articals/writings/reports/log-book, that I will also publish here from time to time.

Enjoy reading it through, feel free to share and comment and most importantly, come back again next week for some more insightful pickings on ‘THE DIG’!

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Chriselda Barretto

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The Sapphire Ring – By Chriselda Barretto

The Sapphire Ring – A short story by Chriselda Barretto

Realisation hit me suddenly. It was ever since I started wearing the ring that I couldn’t sleep anymore! The ring that I so loved. At first sight, as soon as I laid my eyes on it; I knew it had to be mine. Now sitting pretty on my finger, sparkling even brighter than before. It was an antique, a stunning royal blue Kashmir sapphire ring, in a handmade platinum setting, adorned with diamonds and filigree. The detailed etching was something that I hadn’t seen before. It had cost me a small fortune, but it so called to me; I would pay whatever the old lady asked for it. The old lady who owned the corner store, warned me that I should choose another one as this one she said had a “JuJu” on it. I remember laughing when I heard her say that word, an adorable accent she had, Peruvian I guessed.

What set the deal for me was the price, an economical one for such a stunner! I had to go back and ask her about this “JuJu” she spoke about, because ever since I wore the ring, many sleepless nights later, I felt uneasy. I recall having many dreams, but now my dreams were turning into the category of nightmares! They were becoming more real and vivid. I wondered if maybe my lack of sleep was for fear of having these terrible nightmares.

One of mine 🙂 Read the continuation to this story in my upcoming book “Shorter”…

Source – Moi

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World’s cartoonists on this week’s events…Read it here

This is so cool…

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The Radical Plan to Save the Planet by Working Less…Read it here


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These are the World’s Most Extraordinary Caves…Read it here

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The 18 Best Budget Travel Destinations For 2019…Read it here

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Who knew that Snoop Dog would provide such a relaxing voiceover…Watch it here


Source – LADbible (Nikkie Tutorials)

5 “Beat the Summer-Heat” Tips…Read it here

Enjoy reading a short article I wrote some time ago!

Source – Chriselda Barretto

Prince Laurent criticized for taking phone call during the Belgian National Anthem…Read it here

I agree that it’s not done, but looking at it from another side…at least it goes to prove that they are just as normal as the rest of us :)!

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Belgian Monastery Will Brew Beer Again, After A 220-Year Pause…Read it here

These guys are really into it, probably the reason why belgian beer is so good :)!

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A Jury Has Decided That Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Copied A Christian Rap Song From 2009…Read it here

WOW! A pretty famous song…from 2009 and they realise it now…10 years later? Well as they say…”All’s well that ends well!”

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22 Sequels That Are Better Than The Original Movie…Read it here

Am not sure…Do you agree?

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Netflix’s August Titles Just Dropped — Here’s What To Watch…Read it here

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“Life is a B*tch” by Jorge Cremades…Watch it here

This guy is absolutely hilarious, find many more of his crazy videos on his Facebook page

Source – JorgesCremades on Facebook

An Imperfect Human’s Guide To Body Positivity…Read it here

Interesting and so needed in today’s superficial society!

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Bats Have Taken up Residence in Two 18th Century Portuguese Libraries, and That’s a Good Thing!…Read it here

Not fair!…the bats should get paid for doing this! 🙂

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I saw this ad on Facebook and just found so many things wrong with it! I don’t see anything wrong with the BEFORE picture!…Have a look!

undefined James Caan CBE

“At the end of every interview, I always ask, ‘have you got any questions?’ About 70% of candidates say they don’t or ask a very woolly question because they haven’t done their research thoroughly enough. But ask a question that really demonstrates you’ve done your research, and I’m immediately impressed.”

Should You Worry About Flesh-Eating Bacteria?…Read it here

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Isn’t this amazing…we should see more acts like this!

Source – #Womensart on Twitter

Haha…the selfie generation!

Source – Patrick Madrid on Twitter

A “Thank-you” note for my podcast ‘The 3 Pillars’

Pillar 1 – Aviation [About Aerotoxic Syndrome]

Thank you for the appreciation, it was my pleasure :)!

Listen to the podcast

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How Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Recreated the Summer (and Spring) of ’69…Read it here

OK we already know where this one is headed!

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Thank you – Efcharistó [Ευχαριστώ]

Find how many countries begin with the letter ‘S‘ in the grid below

Words can be arranged – forward, backward, diagonal, up and down. Send your answers HERE

*The winner will receive a copy of my latest book – Must Love Poetry‘. The winner will be announced on ‘The Dig’ of 11 August 2019. Have fun!

Hey there,

So, that’s it for this week, I hope to see you back next week where we will go through another load of news from all around the world, in the hopes of keeping it light and fun!

Hope you enjoyed reading through and with this I invite all of you to send me links to great news articles, that you consider fun to share with others…

Contact me HERE and signup for the next feature of ‘The Dig’ HERE

In the meantime, “Have a great week and take care”

Chriselda Barretto

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