Share Your World – June 26, 2017

What goal are you working on now?

My first successful novel “My life as a blogger”. I am also thinking about working on an Oscar, but no-one wants to have me in their film. I would so much like to play the leading lady together with Brad Pitt, or even George Clooney as leading man. I am not fussy. I think I will just be satisfied as the fastest with a walking stick, I will overtake them all.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?

Outside Marrakesh
I once drove a jeep through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We were in Marrakesh, Morocco on a journey sponsored by the company where my husband worked and there were all sorts of events organised. One was that we all got a 4-wheel drive jeep and drove an obstacle course through the hills. Of course all the men took the steering wheel . We had to drive the course twice and I am proud to say I was the only wife that took the steering wheel on the second round of the journey. Today I would not do it.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

Cee my way was similar to yours. I did a year commercial course and was a qualified shorthand typist/secretary as we said it then. It is true, that job no longer exists as such, but I always worked in an office and became an export clerk. Although that job still exists, it is not the same as it was – everything has to go faster and better and the work has been streamlined. I sent goods all over the world from the beginning until it arrived, could apply my foreign language knowledge. Today you would only do part of the work, and someone else would do the rest, but I learned a lot.

Have you ever gotten lost?

Oh often, especially on holidays in the Bernese Overland, but I was never alone. Mr. Swiss and the kids were with me. We would walk mountain paths everywhere following the signposts and suddenly we missed a turn or a sign post and found ourselves in the middle of nowhere. Once we were on our lost way and saw a farmhouse so asked the farmer’s wife how to get further. She gave us instructions but not without asking if we would like a drink of milk. She was so nice, we did not want to disappoint her, but I hate drinking milk, especially as her milk was more or less straight from the cow.

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

Life went on as usual last week, and for that I am glad. I am looking forward to some cooler days this week. The sun has done its job and can hide behind a cloud or two or three.

Share Your World – June 26, 2017

7 thoughts on “Share Your World – June 26, 2017

    • Milk doesn’t like me either. The stuff you would get on a farm is the worst sort of milk: cream in top and warm, a delight for a calf, but not for a human like me.
      I have a good sense of direction and am a wizard on finding my way on the London Underground, but Swiss places can be a mystery.


  1. I was fortunate in my last quarter of my last year in I took a word processing course. So my path lead me more to heavy documentation and report work. I did have flying fingers. I had some timed writings at 208 word per minute. Another choice I thought about was back in high school was court reporting.

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    • We didn’t have computers when I was at school, so it was all stenographie and typing, not even electric machines. Those were reserved for the director’s secretaries, but I was also a fast typer. I remember the first word processor I used was an Olivetti with two magnetic bands that you had to combine: even disks were not yet invented. I can still write shorthand today, Pitmans, and used it often in my last job. The bosses did not dictate in english as they were german speaking. The correspondence had to be english, so I just simultaneously translated it and wrote in english, although I could also write German shorthand. using my own style of doing it.


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