Share Your World – April 10, 2017

Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

I would say not voluntarily. I was one of the last that learned how to swim in my school class, and I was then approaching 12 years old. We had a weekly swimming lessons which I hated in any case. If I was meant to swim I would have had webbed feet and gills, but I have big feet and lungs. Anyhow our brilliant sports teacher, who I also disliked, found I was a perfect victim for the school swimming gala, the so-called beginners width. I like to climb slowly into the swimming pool which was the first obstacle, because in a race you have to dive in (which I could not). I jumped into the water at the sound of the start whistle and swam a complete width of the pool. I had no idea what I was doing, but as I left the water our teacher (who I now hated even more) pressed a coloured ticket into my hand and told me to report at the desk. Yes, I was third in the race (although there were only six of us I beilive).

Name one thing not many people know about you.

Just one? I was on the short list for the Nobel Prize for literature, but they changed the list, made it longer, and left my name off.

What is your favorite flower?

The one that survives.

Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv etc)

An original Picasso painting which would be auctioned at the next opportunity.
Bill Gates – to solve any computer problems.
A gardener
A cleaning woman
A cook
And my own personal doctor.

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

Last week the builders arrived. Our appartment block will be completely renovated for the next six months.

Renovation 10.04 (5)
This was my dawn chorus this morning in front of my bedroom window so it can only get better. Whether it is last week or this week, life will go on in the normal style. Next week the scaffolding will be standing, looking forward to taking more photos.

Yes, life is exciting in the Angloswiss world at the moment.

Share Your World – April 10, 2017

12 thoughts on “Share Your World – April 10, 2017

  1. “The one that survives” is my gardening MOTTO. Assuming my son removes the dead rose buses, I’m considering what to put there and right now, at least one of the possibilities are hydrangea. They seem to survive our climate pretty well. I need something that will get through our brutal winters and not mind a not-always-sunny garden.

    I may actually go visit a real nursery and see what they have available that might do the job. Just nothing with ugly medieval thorns!

    I drove us to the doctor today. We also made it to the bank, the post office AND the grocery. That’s like a whole WEEK of errands in a day.

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    • I lost a complete wonderful variegated ivy in a strategic place in the garden, so am looking for a replacement. I found a plant called lewisia which according to internet is very hardy and has very pretty flowers, so I might try that.

      Congratulations on the driving. We are becoming quite daring golden oldies. Because of the Easter holidays ou routine is completely disrupted this week with the shopping. I will have to forget the weekend shopping on Friday because it is “good” and do it on Thursday.

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  2. I’m totally with you on the swimming. It was high on my “avoid” list because they made you put your head under water and I just could not do that. I also recall teachers in my school in England trying to make me climb up to one of those high, wooden vaulting boxes and walk across a shiny, wooden plank to another. I was terrified. I was never able to do that.

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    • I also discovered the stupidity of submerging in water. How are you supposed to breath? Gymnastics were always a mystery to me. A kamikaze lesson in the school on the survival of the fittest and that was not me

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        • Yes,those knickers were the height of fashion. We had dark green to match the school uniform. I mean if you were attending a grammar school and were walking around in your knickers, they had to be uniform conform. 🙂

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          • Mine were navy at one school and green at another. Only Infants and Junior Primary but I was still big enough to be embarrassed by them. Worse they were not even mine, the school supplied them. Gross!

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