Share Your World – January 9, 2017

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what colour would it be?  

Pat in the garden

But my hair is dyed. I am a natural brunette, but did not want to show off when I meet my retired friends. That is why I decided to change the colour to grey, just to fit in. Of course, if I really wanted to go the whole hog, I would choose something more in a light blue tone, to match  my eyes. Just for a week? That is a disappointment, at least a year




If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?

Just one word. Oh no, I need more and in two different languages. Focussing is not my strong point. And so my answer in english is “no idea” which would be in Swiss German “chei Arnig”.

What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?

I learned that I have a handicap, and became a fully fledged member of the Ministry for Silly Walks. Everyone had noticed it for some time, except for me, and I was puzzled. Everything has a silver lining. I have a psychedelic walking cane for support and now and again I am asked if I need help by all sorts of interesting people.When I flew to London there was a young man in an airport uniform helping me to climb the stairs to the aircraft. What could possibly be better.

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

A banana, it is the only fruit I actually eat, unless Mr. Swiss bakes one of his famous apple pies.

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

Last week was nothing really special, although two sisters were drowned in a swimming pool in the Brit TV soap Eastenders and Mr. Swiss DVD’ed a Brit police series called Bailey and Scott, about two female police detectives, whose boss was also a lady. It was quite good.

This week I am looking forward to a quiet week, no excitement, no Christmas, No New Year and everything going to plan.

Share Your World – January 9, 2017

11 thoughts on “Share Your World – January 9, 2017

  1. While my granddaughter will still planning on becoming a hairdresser, she bleached my hair so that it was completely silver white. It looked fantastic. Unfortunately, we have a lot of iron in our well water, and that over a period of weeks and months, turns my hair yellow, almost bronze. It comes out only with bleaching. So I’m thinking of bleaching it a bit again. It also makes it feel a bit less like cobwebs and gives it a bit of body. I actually LIKE having white hair. I was surprised having been a brunette … well … light to medium reddish brown … when young. I didn’t think so light hair would suit me, but Mom was right. She said “Silver hair looks very attractive with young features” and she would know since she’d turned white before she was thirty … like me. I still died my hair for years and years. Now, happily, I don’t. SO much less work. I think we are bee-oo-ti-ful! Even if we walk funny (I walk really strangely … I see it in pictures Garry has taken) …

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    • It seems since I have to use a cane when going out, my walking has improved, at least it no longer looks so strange. My biggest problem is that after walking half an hour I begin to drag my left foot.
      Although I am now grey, it is not complete. At the back on the bottom it is still the original dark colour. I do not mind it becoming grey, but I like to keep it short. My mum’s sister’s hair was also more yellow at the front, but that was due to the nicotine from the packet of cigarettes she smoked during the day.
      Otherwise mum and her two sisters were always having perms. I had one once, when the afro look was fashion, we all had them then. But mum never had straight hair, she had to have her perm.


  2. That is a nice photo. Your hair is about the color that my Aunt Mae’s hair was. I loved her hair. It was very long and she wore it in a bun. I would stand for a long time brushing it out when she took it down. It is a memory that I treasure and I look forward to my hair being like that, too.
    Bananas are great, as is apple pie. Have you ever had banana pudding? You should try it sometime. My daddy and my granny (his mama) used to make it pretty often. I loved it. Maybe it has a different name where you live. Here is a link to a recipe similar to what Granny and Daddy used: Southern Banana Pudding. It is great whether warm, fresh from the oven or later, cold from the fridge. 🙂
    Have a blessed week.

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    • Although I would never let my hair grow again. I do not like it, because it never looks so neat and tidy when growing and there are problems with blocking the drain when washing the hair. Not too bad, but I seem to have more time when it is short. I have finer hair and not really meant to be grown.
      I have made a banana cake in the past. I eat bananas mainly because they are good for digestive purposes, I notice their benefit. Actually I should not really eat them because I am diabetic, but you cannot have everything. I don’t mind bananas, but not a real fan.

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      • My hair is pretty long right now and I agree with you about the upkeep on the hair itself and the clogged drains being a pain. I am probably going to cut it soon. David loves it long, but he says he’ll be happy no matter how long or short it is. I just hope when I do cut it, it springs out the curls again like it did when I was younger.

        I’ve had banana bread before, but I don’t think I’ve ever had a banana cake. David loves banana milkshakes. I like bananas okay, but I love banana pudding. I can’t eat a banana straight. It makes me nauseated. I usually have peanut butter when I eat a banana since my system handles it alright then.

        Have a blessed day . 🙂

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        • I would say never ask a man what he prefers. They always prefer it to be long – why I do not know. but they add to be fair that you must make your own decision (hoping it stays long 🙂 )
          Peanut butter is not so custom in europe, although we can buy it, but has never really become as popular as in the States. I avoid milk where possible, having a problem with lactose.

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          • You are definitely right when it comes to men and hair. He has always liked it long and frizzy. But, I’m having too many health issues right now to have to keep fighting it. It is forever getting pulled by things, too, which is not at all comfortable. I’ve just got to get brave enough to actually cut it. I’m not good with change, even when it is to my benefit. Its the whole “devil that you know” thing, I guess.

            Milk isn’t my friend either. It affects my breathing and my digestive system, but sometimes I eat what I want and just deal with the discomfort. I do minimize how much dairy I consume, just not as often as I should. I’m sorry that you’re lactose intolerant, too. Our youngest daughter is, as well.
            Have a blessed day.


    • I am discovering the advantages slowly of being a cane “wearer”. Not only a help, but you meet other cane people, can compare canes, and feel that you have a link to them.”Look he has a cane, I wonder why” all sorts of openings to conversation. 🙂

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