Share Your World – November 13, 2017

Do you ever sit on a park bench for more than ten minutes?

Bench in the field

My walks are planned around benches. I have a diagram in my head where all the benches are positioned and I know exactly which route to take to aim for a bench. A problem with MS is fatigue. I can walk more or less, but it is tiring, half an hour is my limit. The benches are my lifebelts when I am on a walk. Take a river walk and aim for the bench. I can take it easy sitting on the bench and take a few shots with the camera. Walk up the stairs to the top overlooking the river where there is another bench. Let’s go to the castle, now that can be tricky as it is uphill. If exhaustion gets me before I reach the top I can take a seat on the bench in the photo, otherwise if I have a good day I will reach the top of the hill and sit on one of the three benches in front of the castle. This is usually more than a ten minute rest, usually a quarter of an hour.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles, turn on the flashlight or use your cell phone for light?


It does not even need a storm, just a power cut of some sort. Been there and done it, so just stay where you are and do not walk further. You could trip over a cat, or walk into something. If I had to light a candle I would have to find one, and a match to light it – so forget it. We have a few flashlights, but do not even find them when there is not a power cut.  My iPhone goes where I go. It has become my lifeline for everything. It even has a lamp included, but it usually gives enough light without. I even use it as my  bedside lamp and to find my way to where I might have to go in the middle of the night.

Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers?

That is a question I did not have to think about. Forget the strangers, my mum always told me not to speak to strangers. It is all I, me and myself so give me the $10,000. I wonder how Donald Trump would answer that one? No, forget it.

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. 

Replacing tiles

We got out paving stones back on the front garden. After 7 months of building work, the scaffolding is gone and the ditch in front of my window has been filled in. We are living almost a normal life again. My cat is so happy she can now walk out of the window instead of jumping over a deep ditch to get to the other side.

Share Your World – November 13, 2017