Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
First of all what is meant by a closet. In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, discovered that the world was not flat and found a new country – well done. With time it was colonised by the british nation, who spoke english. In the meanwhile the actual words of the english language have differed somewhat in their meanings.
For me a closet is a toilet, and although I do happen to have my closet/toilet attached to the bedroom, the door remains closed. No, wait a minute, after checking on the computer I discover that a closet is actually what I would call a cupboard or a wardrobe, so now we are on the same wave length.
I have a wall cupboard/closet and because it is a combination of actually two and a half units with five doors, I keep them closed. There is also a danger that when I might leave the end cupboard open, because I am removing something, a feline will enter the bedroom and jump in the cupboard. Human pullovers and other articles of clothing are very comfortable for the relaxing feline body. Yes she has been locked in, but usually makes herself noticeable after a while by scratching on the door and meowing.
Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Our hotel days went long ago: Mr. Swiss on business trips and our joint holidays. The answer is yes, our bathroom cabinets are still full of minature bars of soap and various body lotions, but actually no shampoo. I cannot use anything on my hair and Mr. Swiss – well he does have some hair left, but it seems that men grow out of their hair with time.
What is your usual bedtime?
11.30 – Even my iPhone tells me that it is time for bed with one of those apps, although it also depends on whether I feel tired or not, but basically I am programmed for 11.30. I am a golden oldie so I can please myself.
Do you like to use post-it notes?
No, absolutely not. I would lose them, forget why I put them there in the first place, and my private paper life is reduced to a minimum. If there is something I must remember I have a smartphone where I can make a notice, which is on a cloud with my Apple computer and iPad. I am constantly surrounded by signals – I prefer the acoustic version.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Write? Paper? Hmm, is that something we used to have? Cannot remember, perhaps it was a shopping list I wrote about 2 years ago. That also now floats on a cloud somewhere in my smartphone connected with Mr.Swiss. We all float on clouds down here.
Baby flies and other baby insects. How can a mother have such ugly revolting children and they arrive in hundreds, if not thousands. I don’t mind their parents, they are wonderful subjects for photos, but I do not really need any baby pictures in my collection.
How tall are you?
I think my ancestors were giants. I was the tallest in my class at school 1 m 75 cm (5 ft. 11 inches?), although I am probably now getting to the age when I begin to shrink. My dad was 6 feet tall, my mum 5 ft. 10 inches and my sons are 1 m 80 and 1 m 82. We live in a decimal world in Switzerland, but in England it was all feet and inches.
What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Am I grateful for the snow last week, actually I am. I feel much better in the colder temperatures, and you can really take some interesting photos. My garden is full of birds pecking at the food I supply for them.
This week I have a few things I should organise: I got a letter from the state motor people reminding me that I should now have my test at the doctors to prove that I am still capable of driving a car at the age of 70. I am not sure I will pass that one. I have to walk backwards in a straight line, and I cannot even walk forwards in a straight line.
Share Your World – January 16, 2017