And a few more secrets from the Angloswiss chamber of horrors.
If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?
Here they are, together, my two pair of Vari-focal glasses. Why two, a very good question. It just sort of happened. I got the one on the right, was not very happy with it, although Mr. Swiss found it looked good on me. I went for something lighter and got the one on the left. On a day where I present myself to the public I wear the one Mr. Swiss likes and otherwise for the general housework and playing with the computer I wear the glasses on the left. It never entered my mind to have cotacts. My son also wears glasses, but he had a problem when playing pool. either he would have to get the special glasses which are sort of upside down balanced on the nose to prevent them obstructing his pot shots, or contacts. He settled for the disposable contacts because he otherwise did not need them. I mean you have to make sacrifices if you want to be the Paul Newman/Tom Cruise type of player.
If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
I do not know if you have this sign in the States, or anywhere else for that matter. A “Bovi” refers to one of these,
meaning that if you are on your way somewhere in cow land, in the swiss mountains usually and you see this sign it means that the cows have to stop. As cows cannot read it is for the humans to tell them the cows now have their own path to take. The path looks like this
and with my experience, it is not easy to walk across. The cows manage quite well, might even make a recycling stop on the way, but it just drops through the metal slits. What does this have to do with me? I am accident prone and taking a walk always has its dangers. My last fall was about 6 weeks ago where I arrived in the ER. Luckily no bones broken. I just happen to make a false step whilst taken a photo of a horse. The horse survived but on my way down I gripped his fence which was unfortunately under an electric current, but luckily a weak electric curren. This made no difference, you get the pins and needles feeling all the same. Now you know what a bovi stop is. I have seen many. By the way the cow is my photo and the other two Internet, but I knew what I was looking for.
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?
Third from the right with the side bow in my hair (my mum had a thing for bows) in the second row from the back at infants school, age about 5 probably. Of course it was easy, no problem. Just no gymnastics, then everything was OK. As the years progressed I discovered I could speak foreign languages better than my own, and was quite good at maths, beause it was all figures and no grammar. I still hated gymnastics and at last mum gave up the idea with the bow. Nothing was really difficult, I just found some of the teachers were over taxed with my genius.
Would you rather take a 1 or 2 week vaction with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?
At my age, no thankyou. I get sea sick on a boat on the local river and being organised is not my idea of a holiday. I now spend my holidays in the garden, and on a good day I have a view of the Bernese Alps.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
My father, who is now 100 years old, has been in hospital for the past month and I was grateful to my friend in england who visits him regularly and keeps me in the picture.
At the moment I am taking things day by day. I am satisfied with my life, could not wish for anything better, but just hope that everything goes well next week, especially with my father.