Share Your World: 2016 Week 31

What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in.  

I live in Feldbrunnen, a village, with about 1,000 people and half as many cows, although the cows tend to spread themselves around.The favourite part is the country part where the cows live, they love to have their photos taken.

Cows in Feldbrunnen

And what Country do you live?

I live in the country of cheese fondue, banks, and yes, of course cows, known as Switzerland.

Swiss National Day 1st AugustToday just happens to be the Swiss National Day, something like 4th July. I took this photo in the supermarket a couple of years ago, showing what we can buy. No, I do not have a flag, or a cup with a Swiss cross. I do have a red cotton nightdress with Switzerland written across the front, together with the national Swiss cross emblem. Not that I am patriotic, but I just have a taste for strange things. Tonight there will be a firework display in our local town of Solothurn, children will be walking with their lanterns and a few speeches will be held. There will be fires on the mountain tops and there will probably be bar-b-ques everywhere. I will be taking it easy, reading a book and nothing special. My cat will be hiding under the bed, as he does not like fireworks. Any planes flying over Switzerland will probably think there is a war going on with the bangs, smoke and fires.

 

Would you rather wear clown shoes every day or a clown wig every day?

ClogsDoes this answer the question? No, I usually wear Sketchers shoes at home, as I find them the most comfortable, and have problems walking due to my MS, although I only need a stick. These are our universal shoes, available for everyone that has garden work to do. They love mud and dirt and you can shower them down with the garden hose when you are finished. Both Mr. Swiss and I wear them, as our feet are about the same size. We might look like clowns, but at our age, who cares. As far as the wig is concerned, I prefer Mr. Swiss with the Bruce Willis look and my hair colour (grey, silver?) is something special. I had to wait years before I got it.

 

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?

Toilet paperI almost forgot the toilet roll. I grew up in a family that were never logical to say the most. My mum and dad would always hang the roll so that the paper was under. It did not look good, but not knowing any better, I did not realise how complicated this is. However, the day came when I ventured into the outside world and realised that there was another method. Yes, I am now a follower of the toilet roll that hangs over. Much easier to tear off of course.

 

What do you do to make a living or during the day?

Hoovering & mopping the floors, ironing, cooking, washing, gardening and generally organising the logistic of the home, together with my consigliere, Mr. Swiss.

 If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

Unpaid worker for WordPress to keep one of their blog sites alive. I am continually taking photos of everything and anything.

I study the intricacies of Swiss German, as if I did not, no-one would understand me in this country.

 

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

I survived last week and am looking forward to surviving the next week as well.

Share Your World: 2016 Week 31