Share Your World: 2016 Week 33

Would you travel into outer space?

Zeppelin over Feldbrunnen

You mean something like this, but rocket powered that would leave the earth’s atmosphere and perhaps land on a planet with air I could not breathe, no gravity and no hope of ever returning in one piece? No thankyou, I do not see the point. There would be nothing gained. Perhaps I could put a Swiss/English flag on its surface that no-one will ever see unless I happen to take a photo of it for CNN. By the way the Zeppelin in the photo flew over where I was living. It was a publicity thing for Edelweiss airlines that were celebrating 25 years of existence in Switzerland. You could book a flight on it as well, although that is always possible as the Zepplin company have their centre on the Lake of Konstanz on the border of Switzerland. One of my work colleagues was a member of the family and before marrying she had the name Mrs. von Zeppelin.


Which country/city in the world (that you have never been to) would you most like to visit and why?

I no longer have “most likes”. On the other hand I would love to visit those places where my online colleagues live, to meet them once in real life and not just by Internet. I have spoken to many of them so often. It would be lovely to have some real contact. I could visit the dahlia fields and iris fields surrounding Cee country and at last visit my friends Marilyn and Garry in their valley, perhaps combined with a visit to Boston. And then there is my friend Dermot in Dublin, oh what a great visit that would be. I could go on for pages, I have met them all by blog, wouldn’t it be wonderful to meet them in person -so let’s dream on.


What could you do to breathe more deeply today?

Thank you but I am breathing deeply enough. I even took a half hour rest on the bed some time late in the afternoon to take a few relaxing breaths. I am a golden oldie and have lots of time for deep breathing, trouble being if I do it too much I might fall asleep.


Complete this sentence:  This creamy peanut butter sandwich could really use some …
thing normal like a shell and skin, a natural nutty product.

So let’s get something clear. It is not every country in the world that dies for peanut butter, or even likes it. We can buy it in Switzerland, in a special grocery supermarket, usually in the bigger more well known towns like Zürich, Geneva, Bern or even Lausanne. I am sure the town of Solothurn has yet to discover its merits.

The question is how do the Swiss survive not realising the benefits of peanut butter. Actually we do it quite well. I mean I don’t mind it, I even like it a little bit, but it seems that a certain british colony over a large pond, cannot survive without it. They even mix it with something called jello, which is another strange name, probably could be interpreted with the word jam.

That is the trouble with these colonies, as soon as you let them stand on their own feet, they begin to get ideas. What is wrong with a slice of bread and marmalde for breakfast? No, they have to begin to cush and mince  peanuts, mix it with unknown ingredients and spread it on bread. We colonials eat peanuts at Christmas, the real thing. We remove them from the shell, take away the skin and eat them. We even roast them before doing this. I believe there was even an Amercan predent that made his fortune growing these nuts.


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I was grateful that I did not have to eat peanut butter and am looking forwared for the next week not to eat any peanut butter. I was also grateful this week that at last I seem to have conquered my digestive problems, certainly beause I did not have to eat peanut butter. Otherwise on a more seious note (I am always serious usually, unless we have to talk about peanut butter) this week I am looking forward to at last getting my macro lens for my Nikon camera and hope I find out how it works.

Share Your World: 2016 Week 33

7 thoughts on “Share Your World: 2016 Week 33

  1. You are in fine form this week, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your responses. I would love to see your town and yard. Let me know how you like your macro lens. Which one are you getting?

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    • I have a Nikon D7000 so have ordered the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED if that says something to you. I does not say very much to me, but I asked a photo friend of mine and he said he would get that one as well if he had a Nikon. There are more expensive and better, but I am not a profi photographer, just little-big me with a camera.


      • That was my favorite lens when I had my Nikon DSLR. Your friend recommended what I would have recommended. You will really enjoy it clarity. That is what I used for my dahlias (and other things) for years. Now I have the Sony 125 lens for my new camera. 😀


      • Funny you should say that. I took a portrait of the man of my life, and I must say I could count the whiskers in his 3 day beard on it. Very clear. I am quite happy with it, but am now on the trying out stage. When I take a photo of my first ant waving at me, I know it is a success.


  2. Neither Garry nor I like peanut butter, but the dogs are crazy about it and would probably eat a rock if we slathered it with peanut butter. I always wondered if maybe we aren’t proper Americans because we aren’t crazed about peanut butter.

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    • I think I had my first taste of peanut butter as a kid. Mum bought a jar in the local shop. It was OK, but did not leave a lasting impression on me. Since those days is seems to have almost conquered the American nation. I don’t find it a big deal really. Peanuts belong in their shells and around the Christmas tree and not mixed with jam or whatever.


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