Share Your World – January 30, 2017

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?

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There are certain days when I can stand on the parking lot of the supermarket and look across and see the Bernese Alps spread out in a panorama. According to the configuration of the sun and weather and air currents the picture of the alps can be clear or perhaps you do not see them at all, but they are always there. About 1-2 hours drive on the motorway from where I live – and sometimes it seems you only have to stretch out your hand and touch them.

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? 

I am unique, there is no-one else I think and  believe. Try as I have, I have not yet found a connection to the Windsors, the British Royals, but who knows.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

I am still searching for the shoe that would take me anywhere, without having to use a cane, and to transform my walking into a normal walk and not a qualification for the Ministry of Funny Walks. I do not want to be a shoe, just have a foot that would walk as I want to – like it used to be.

What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Mum used to cook eels sometimes when I was a kid, it was a sort of East End of London typical meal, but you could only buy the eels and cook them when they were still alive because they had to be fresh. They were sold in large metal flat containers. I remember seeing them as a kid and how they would move in the trays. So mum bought a few but of course they were too big to cook and eat, and so at first she chopped them into pieces (yes, the were still alive). She boiled them in water and I ate them. I did not really think about it very much, I even liked them. Today I would probably shed a few tears for the inhuman treatment of the eels.

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

Last week I was glad that at last my cough and cold, kindly donated by Mr.Swiss, had decided to recede. It is still there, but just a gentle reminder.

I am looking forward to the impeachment of Donald Trump, which unfortunately probably will not happen, but I can always hope that sense conquers again.

Share Your World – January 30, 2017

24 thoughts on “Share Your World – January 30, 2017

  1. I would love to see your Alps. I saw them on a flight from Israel to London. The pilot (it was SwissAir) dipped low over them to give us a great view. But i’d love to see them from the ground.

    The problem with impeaching Trump is … who would do it? if he refuses to obey a Federal judge, what makes anyone think he’ll step down from office short of being order to do so by a military junta?

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    • The alps are always present for me.I have seen them from a plane and they are very impressive.I have actually travelled to the top of the Jungfrau in their train that goes through the mountain – one of those engineering marvels.
      I know too little about American politics, but is there really no way that a madman can be stopped controlling a country. It seems to me that an american president has really too much power, but up to now the presidents have been sensible enough to have everything under control. This one is displaying signs of mental illness.

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    • It is a worrying time. I never thought that something like this could happen again. There are many tyrants in the world, and now we have a tyrant that is convinced he is doing it all for the people.

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      • His ego won’t let him be second best at anything. Anything great he must be it. Yet he really is doing it for himself. He is a bigot and he looks to make himself seem more powerful. Hugs

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  2. Like many of your other readers, I’d be hard pressed to try the eel! (Though it sounds like it must have tasted good to you.) Rest assured, you do not stand alone when it comes to Trump. I can only hope the last week has made more and more people question their support of him.

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    • I quite like the taste of eel. One of the local delicacies of the East End of London was eels in jelly. You could buy them on stalls on the road late in the evening,

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  3. About the cut up eel thought to be still alive… Dead (and sometimes even gutted) eels often still move about, because they have spasms. The first eel of my life managed to escape from the saucepan. Search Youtube for “dead eel moving” or words to that effect. There’s also a Swiss couple showing utter amazement over their eel – it’s not made up. https://youtu.be/-sruReRAMlw Spiders’ legs also move about after being severed from the body. It takes all sorts to make a meal or cook an eel. 🙂

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  4. I think that mountain scenes are absolutely beautiful. We lived near the mountains back in South Carolina, but are about a day away from them here in Texas.
    I’m glad that you’re feeling better. I guess you can never say that Mr. Swiss never gave you anything. 🙂
    Have a blessed week!

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  5. My father once had me wash some fish that had been cleaned, that is all their scales and guts had been removed as well as their heads. They were still swimming. That was pretty unnerving.

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  6. Great answers! I don’t think I could ever eat eel. As for Trump, hopefully he will be impeached; there’s certainly grounds already to impeach him, but then we’d be stuck with Pence. Trump loves to make grandiose gestures but is malleable for those who stroke his ego. Pence, however, is a hard-line ideologue. Very scary 4 years in either case!

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    • Eel is OK. Mum would cook it with potatoe, but it contains a lot of fat. The Germans tend to smoke it, which is also very good. As far as Trump is concerned, I just wish he and his merry men would go, what more is there to say.

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