Share Your World – January 2, 2017

Would you prefer to receive a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or motorcycle?

I was never able to ride a bicycle, as a kid or adult and now Stick
have given up as a golden oldie. I had problems with the balance even in my school days, and London was then not a town where you would actually ride a bike on the roads, far too dangerous. It worked with a tricycle, but who wants to be seen on a tricycle as a fully grown woman. I even had the balance problem when learning to drive a car. I could do everything, only steering the car was not so easy. Eventually I passed my test.

However, I now have my own transport help, known as cane or stick and it works perfectly. At home I keep it safely in my umbrella stand, but when I am out, there is no stopping me. I am an expert, breaking all records, at least stick walking records. There is one big advantage, all sorts of strangers begin to talk you and want to help, even the nice looking young men – they know no borders. And me – well if you have a stick then choose something worth having. No dull browns or greys for me, no it has to be psychedelic. Actually my first choice was the black ebony with the silver skull on the handle, but they did not do them in my style. It was only a knob  instead of a handle, and being a modern golden oldie, I wanted a silve handle to go with the skull.

What is one thing you’d like to accomplish this year?

Like survive until next year, win a Pulitzer Prize or a Nobel Prize for achievements in the blogging world and if there is anyone out there reading this – I would still like to receive my WordPress T-shirt – in black if possible with blue writing.

What was one of the highlights of 2016 for you?

It was not really a very good year, but always look on the bright side I say. I at last got myself a Macro lens for my camera, and a zoom up to 300 (am still thinking about the 600). I was diagnosed with MS – perhaps not a highlight but in a way it was because I at last knew what was wrong, and it could be worse. If you begin to walk strangely and everyone notices it except for yourself, then it is a relief to know why.  Of course, I have had it for at least 30-40 years, but these things go unnoticed, when you find other causes as a reason and to be quite honest, I was too busy raising a family and working to bother with all that stuff.

Would you prefer to fly a kite or fly in a hot air balloon?

Balloon over Feldbrunnen

It is funny really, but if I really had the choice and everything would be nicely organised, then I would go for the balloon. Flying kites is boring in comparison. I often see ballons where I live and why not. You have to try everything in life (no, I will not do a bungy jump). I think the main problem I would have with the balloon would be getting into it and out afterwards, Otherwise, what could possibly go wrong.

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

I am so grateful that this Christmas stuff is over and we can get back to living a normal life, without the siege of the supermarkets, and planning all the shopping because the shops may be closed, or run out of what you want. Am looking forward to a normal week, it might even snow. I always disliked snow with the road complications, but now being a golden oldie and choosing what I do, I do not mind. Might make some interesting photos if it snows.

Share Your World – January 2, 2017

16 thoughts on “Share Your World – January 2, 2017

  1. I sure hope that you get the snow that you’re hoping for. We’d love to have it here, but it rarely comes to this part of Texas. Back home in South Carolina, however, we hear that they’ve gotten over 3 inches. Lucky folks!

    Your walking stick is great! David has a really cool one that serves two purposes…it holds a very sharp secret. 🙂 We call it “Barnabus” because it reminds us somewhat of the cane carried by the vampire Barnabus in the old series called “Dark Shadows”.

    I agree with you about the hot air balloons. What fun that would be!

    Have a blessed day and a most wonderful New Year!

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    • Is that one of those sword sticks? I would love one, but probably need a licence for carrying a weapon in Switzerland. It would be so handy for cutting up bread. No snow up to now, although the mountain regions badly need it for their tourist trade. No-one goes skiing when there is no snow on the slopes.

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      • Yes, it is one with a sword. It is beautiful. It was a gift from our youngest son to David. Because of its “secret”, he doesn’t generally take it out anywhere. Goodness knows, there’s plenty of opportunity to use that end of it around here. But, we don’t want to end up in the lock-up and have it taken away.

        It would be rather hard to ski on a snow-less mountain, that’s for sure. Maybe it will come soon.

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  2. Love your walking stick. Colorful. I also hate snow. Fear of falling.

    The Kite Question brought back Disney memories. Growing up in New York during the 60s and 70s my views of English society and Great Britain were shaped by Disney, The Beatles and Charles Dickens!!

    Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Mary Poppins (David Tomlinson)

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  3. Love the cane. I would be satisfied to just have the opportunity to attend one of the hot air balloon shows. They are so beautiful in pictures. I love the beauty of snow, but am thankful I live in warmer climate most of the year. And, cold is not really Cold around here…just a little change in temperature.

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    • I decided if you have to have a cane, then something worth having one. Hot balloon shows are not so frequent here. The centre seems to be in the Bernese Overland where we would spend summer holidays. Every day there were balloons in the sky. We had the first snow yesterday, nothing big, but this morning temperatures of -5°C

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      • We’ve just been promised temperatures of -5 on Thursday morning. Brrrrr. Hopefully no snow for us though. I love your walking stick

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  4. I am with you on the balloon. I don’t know if I could get in or out of it. But the ride would be fantastic. 😀 😀 I think your cane is like Mary Poppins parosol handle (at least in the movie). 😀

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