Share Your World – November 6, 2017

Would you rather take a 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?

Leaving England

Organised is not a word I associate with holiday or vacation. Organised means accounting for the time of the day and that is something I did when I was a working woman. No more long vacations, but perhaps short trips made spontaneously. Cruising is OK, I did it when I was 17 years old on a school trip around the Baltic Sea. It was great visiting all those countries you would never otherwise see, but we were young and time had another meaning. Today I might take a boat trip along the local river to the next town, but not further. Even my flying days are over. Since my dad passed away in England I no longer have a reason to travel so far and to be quite honest I am glad. Travelling on long holidays is not for a golden oldie like me.

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?

Playground, Restaurnt Einsiedelei, Rüttenen

Of course I liked to take a ride on a swing when I was a kid. Growing up in the East End of London, we had our playgrounds with swings. It was a concrete playground, but we would swing with no worries, it was the survival of the fittest. It was all made of metal and wood, so you might get a splinter or have a bad fall. The swings were held by strong metal chains. Today the swings seem to be something more refined, colourful and of course very safe and all in plastic or some sort of artifical material. Life today is full of “health and safety” rules and the swings are the victims. No more danger of falling or taking risks in the official playgrounds.

What is the most important thing that you ever learned ? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)

No idea, although perhaps being able to operate a computer or iPad, even an iPhone. And I could recite the poem “Jabberwocky” from Lewis Carroll by memory.

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. 

Clouds 30.10 (1)

I decided to join the Cloud Appreciation Society. I had been following it for some time as an inactive member, but now I have joined. Clouds are fascinating objects and change constantly. It is an international society and there are members all over the world.

I also ordered my electric wheelchair last week. I need my mobility to go places and relying on my stick is no longer such a sure thing after having two falls. My journeys are limited to 40 kilometers with the battery, but that is far enough. My limit will probably be around 5-10 kilometers according to where the photos are.

Share Your World – November 6, 2017

6 thoughts on “Share Your World – November 6, 2017

    • I think there is a black joke circulating in Facebook about that. An elderly lady lives a cheaper life cruising than paying for all the medical treatment she would need on land. In Switzerland it is more river cruises along the Rhine, the sea is too far away.

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  1. I wouldn’t mind a cruise on a river — I’d actually like a Rhine cruise where you can get off and see cities for a couple of days and get back on. But do not put me on a ship in the ocean. No no no no…. :O

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    • I think the river cruises, especially the Rhine, must be very interesting. My daughter-in-law is from the Mosel area and I spent a few days there when my son got married. The scenery is beautiful. Ocean cruises would not be my thing being cooped up with a bunch of golden oldies.


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