Share Your World – February 19, 2018

How do you like your eggs?

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I like them fried in butter and the top spashed with hot butter to make sure the skin of the yolk is also cooked and does not remain slimy. Otherwise I eat them, no spices on them, just pure.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

No, not really, I once attended a speech held by the ex prime minister of Great Britain, Harold Wilson, but I was then a teenager and one of many in the audience. Harold Wilson is now long gone. Mr. Swiss had more luck. He played in the Palace Hotel in Gstaad at the New Year in a band, and saw Curd Jürgens, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson and Shirley Bassey who were also celebrating the holiday in Gstaad. Of course he did not actually meet them, they mixed with their own kind, but he still talks about it today.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

I really cannot remember. As a kid I was a stamp collector and may have bought some foreign stamps.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

Not very much. I am still recovering from my broken leg and life is not exactly full of excitement. My only enjoyment is reading a book. I did have a surprise when I cashed in my british premium bonds. They cost an english pound each and my dad invested in them for me. Once a month there is a draw and if one of your numbers is drawn, you can win something. I had them for many years, but am now breaking my ties completely with England and cashed them in. I was surprised when I received the final cheque. I had no idea how much my dad had invested, but it was a lot more than I thought.

Share Your World – February 19, 2018

20 thoughts on “Share Your World – February 19, 2018

  1. I like to go out and bring a hen in to give it a quick squeeze over a hot frying pan to get very fresh fried eggs.
    Many of my clients and neighbors are famous.
    I can not remember what I bought with the first money I actually earned, although I do remember getting nickles from my grandmother to put into vending machines, and once putting nickles into the wrong slots and getting cigarettes instead of candy.
    I took a part time and temporary job that I did not plan to take very seriously; but I am seriously appreciating and enjoying the people I work for and do not want to leave. Oops.

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  2. I enjoy my eggs over medium, which means no slimy white and the yolk lightly cooked so it has a skin over it. I prefer them cooked in bacon fat but if I don’t have bacon to cook butter will do. I put them on a bed of sauteed kale or spinach with garlic.
    The first thing I ever bought with my own money was a book called Dark Shadows. I bought the whole series with my babysitting money that year.

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  3. Premium Bonds. I hadn’t heard of those for a long time. Mum always told me that she had got one for me as a child but I never found any paperwork to support that, Lost in one of our moves no doubt and I have no idea how one would go about cashing one in. I hope you do something fun with yours.

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    • It is all in internet. Cashing them in is not difficult. I just wrote to them and they sent me a cheque. I had a few small wins now and again and also got a cheque. My friend in England paid them into my English bank account. If I had paid it into my Swiss bank account, I would have had to pay cheque.charges.

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  4. I have a fried egg on two pieces of toast for breakfast every morning. We always try and buy free range eggs but I’m not sure how free range they are. We kept a few chickens back in the 1960’s and those eggs were the best!

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    • In Switzerland you only have free range, everything else is forbidden, but there are various degrees of free range. If I got my eggs from our neighbours with the 200 chickens, I would even meet the chicken that laid them.

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