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 cleaning woman
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.
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.