What do you do when alone for a couple of hours in the evening and do not watch the TV? You search for a prompt on the computer to keep you out of mischief and I have now found one, my first time here, so here we go.
If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
I cook myself, no problem and I have a gardener now and again. It would be cleaning, but every day and not just now and again and that person must do it according to my instructions.
What makes you laugh the most?
I like to laugh and can always see a funny side to things. I am a great fan of the books written by Terry Pratchett about the Flat World. A disc world carried on the backs of four elefants that are standing on the back of the great turtle A’Tuin that sort of floats through the universe. I love the humour of Terry Pratchett and the subjects of his books, from the amateur wizard Rincewind to Death (who also makes mistakes now and again). I read his first book about the first tourist on the Disc World and that did it for me. I think there are about 40-50 books, but I am now only on No. 5 and am reading them one after the other now and again. Unfortunately Terry Pratchett passed away a year ago.
What was your favourite food when you was a child?
I think it was Cadbury’s Milk Flakes which still exist. A long piece of english chocolate. It was composed of chocolate flakes, made a mess everywhere with the chocolate crumbles, but I loved them. When I go home to London, I always buy some to bring back to my home in Switzerland. My mum was also a bad cook, so no home made specialities for me. I also liked kippers very much, but since leaving London I have never found them again. I so long for a kipper.
Name at least five flowers or plants
Anenomes, Glycenia, Borage, Foxglove, Buddleia
What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week: That I survived the week without any injuries, which is not so self-evident with my luck and that I visited my favourite shop in town which has a closing down sale and could buy 3 pair of my favourite comfortable stretchy pants.
Next week: That I can buy the one pair of trousers left at at the local shop where they are having a closing down sale that I saw last week and did not buy. I then have enough to last because I do not know where I will be able to buy them in future when the shop closes. My garden needs some rain, so I hope it will rain. I also hope that I do not have an accident and fall again, as I have problems to get back to the vertical position again.