Share Your World – October 9, 2017

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you?

Chicken 21.01 (1)

I eat anything really, except for tripe perhaps. It feels like rubber and tastes like it. I am usually the cook, so can prepare it to my taste. I like cooking stuff like casseroles (see my chicken casserole above). I can prepare and let it cook for a few hours and forget it. I do not use a crock pot, but just a normal pan with a lid, that is enough. I avoid any milk products where I can because of a lactose allergy, although I can mix cream into the sauce as small quantities are not such a problem. Otherwise I enjoy food and am just happy when I can digest it with no problem, and with age problems tend to appear.

Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

I focus myself on “me” time, when I can do something that I want to do. After almost 50 years of married life and bringing up the kids, I was always at the end of the queue. Everyone else came first. Today it is just me and Mr. Swiss. He comes first in his world and I come first in mine. I do not focus on any particular day, I focus on the time I have to write, to read or take photos.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

That is obvious for me. It would be Jean Louis Camroux, my g-g-g-grandfather. He escaped from France with his family during the Huguenot persecution and arrived eventually in London by way of Germany. He met his Huguenot wife in London. I even have a copy of the original marriage certificate, in french of course. His descendent was eventually my great grandmother who died in 1911 at the age of 91. I would have loved to have asked him how his escape from France was. The protestant Huguenots were persecuted by the catholic French and there was a massacre in Paris. I imagine him to have been the great adventurer of the family, although it was his father that escaped to Germany with the kids, Perhaps I should interview the father.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Autumn 09.10 (3)

Definitely Autumn with its changing coiours on the trees. It is an inspiration to take photos. You are surrounded by wonderful scenes of nature.

Share Your World – October 9, 2017

12 thoughts on “Share Your World – October 9, 2017

    • I found a whole bunch of Camroux in the family tree. A few were millionaires in the 19th century, but unfortuntely our branch were the poorer relatives. Many Huguenots settled in my part of London, in the East End. They had houses with very large windows, as most of them were weavers and needed the light.

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  1. I like your answers this week. Eat the things you like to eat and focus on what you like to do. I’ve never eaten tripe. I think my dad, cockney that he was, liked it, but mum most definitely did not. She never cooked it and I could tell from the tone in which she said “tripe”. how much she disliked it.

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    • Mum cooked tripe and the whole place stunk of it. In Switzerland it is in bite sized pieces. Mum would buy a whole sheet of it. It was one of those foods she said “does you good”, but I am sure she didn’t know it was a stomach lining.I eat what I like and do not make a study of what is good for me.

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  2. Your photo of autumn color is beautiful. Our trees haven’t quite turned yet. I like your answer to the focus question. It makes sense to me, and need to embrace it in my own life.

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