Share Your World – February 13, 2017

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

LinenThe things  I do for these challenges 🙂

I decided a photo explains it better than I can.

We sleep so-called nordic. We have a fitted sheet below and a duvet on top. This simplifies making beds and also reduces the ironing problems. The sheets do not have to be ironed, because they fit perfectly onto the mattress and there are no top sheets, not necessary.

Have you stolen a street sign before?

Times Square street signI do it all the time.

I managed to screw this one off the wall when I spent a week in New York City. It is nice to bring home a souvenir to show people that you were really there. The customs guy at the airport asked a few questions, but he let me got with a warning not to do it again.

I have quite a nice collection at home. My favourites are the one from Champs Elysee in Paris and Oxford Street in London. I was also quite happy with the sign showing مراكش which I managed to smuggle out of Morocco.

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

No, because I do not really read newspapers or magazines in real life, only online. My dad was good at that. As soon as he saw the dotted line he would cut it out, as he was sure it might come in useful one day, so he had a box full of coupons. . He was always getting free jars of coffe and tea, when the special offer was available for the coupons that he could use now and again.

Do you have freckles?

No, only brown spots on the hands that seem to arrive when you become a golden oldie, but that is all part of the getting old game I suppose.

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

Last week my neurologist and my doctor both decided I was able to drive my car for a further two years – it is law in Switzerland to get a doctor’s allowance when you reach the age of 70. I passed the idiot test and so there was no problem.

This week I am looking forward to at last making an appointment for the hairdresser to get my hair cut and I will take the car with me. I drove today after almost two years. It was as if I had never stopped driving, so now everyone tells me I should keep in practice.

Share Your World – February 13, 2017

12 thoughts on “Share Your World – February 13, 2017

    • The funny thing was I knew I had a Times Square sign at home and suddenly I saw it still in the same place when we returned from New York at least 10 years ago. I just got used to seeing it there.


    • Ours is also adjustable, but not electric. I think it is done with some sort of airpressure system. We do not have to connect it to the electricity. Just have to be careful when I might prop it up (both bottom and top) as Tabby finds under the bed an ideal explore zone and I have to remove her before I forget she is there. I never actually use it very much as I do not read in bed, and we removed the second TV from the bedroom some time ago as we never really used it.


  1. from yr comment above I’m not sure if you bought it. I am quite shocked that you wd be stealing a sign……
    We have nordic sleeping since day one. Wd never go back to anything else.
    My freckles faded with age; contrary to my laughter lines and worry crevaces 😉

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    • Of course I do not walk around various cities stealing their street signs, you can buy most of them in souvenir shops (probably except Zürich – they might not share my humour).
      When we married nordic sleeping was only at the beginnings, but as time progressed we immediately switched to it, eliminating top sheets etc.

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