Share Your World – April 16, 2018

List things or events that changed your life?

Moving to Switzerland from London, England

Speaking Swiss German all day

Marrying Mr. Swiss and having kids

Discovering that I have diabetes and later MS

Complete this sentence: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…

Mrs. Angloswiss in her wheelchair armed with a camera

What genre of music do you like?

A bit of classic, a bit of mainstream jazz and a bit of hard rock. I just love music.

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

I am getting there despite my recovering broken leg. I can now move in and out of the bath independently, I can do almost all of my daily chores and my daily routine is retourning.

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And it is Spring.

Share Your World – April 16, 2018

Share Your World – April 9, 2018

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

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No, because when you are a golden oldie and no longer as fit as you should be, you no longer go places for new experiences, but stay where you are. However, I managed to capture the black swans at our local stables with their offspring. I really do not need to go somewhere new.

List three favorite book characters.

This is not possible, I read so much. I suppose Sherlock Holmes is on the list and Dracula, even Harry Bosch, but favourites? Difficult to say.

What is your favorite non alcololic drink: hot or cold?

I am tee total, so all my drinks are non alcoholic. Although it might not be the most healthy, but give me a Pepsi Cola cold anytime (note I prefer Pepsi to Coca Cola).

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

My walking steps with the cane are improving and I even managed a few steps without any support. It will take time, but my broken leg is behaving well.

Share Your World – April 9, 2018

Share Your World – April 2, 2018

What was or is your favorite cartoon?

It was and still is Beavis and Butthead. I even had a t-shirt with the two guys on it that my colleagues in the office, when I was a working woman, had specially printed for me. I love those two, such dry humour. It was a shame that I did not have a digi camera at the time. The t-shirt was washed so much, that the picture eventually slowly disappeared.

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most?

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My nice non stick frying pan for my Röschti, Swiss potato dish

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?
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This is just a house I happened to take a photo of last week. Our area is full of houses like this. I do not believe in ghosts, but you cannot avoid a funny feeling in some places. When I was fresh in Switzerland, I stayed for a week-end with a friend who worked in Basel in a restaurant. She had a room in an enormous house with the restaurant included and they let out many rooms. I spent the night in an empty room that no-one was using which did not surprise me. It was a very big room with  high ceiling, just my bed in a corner and otherwise not very inviting, and a musty smell to go with it. I had  a funny feeling all night and did not get much sleep. OK, no ghosts, but the imagination can sometimes play tricks.

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

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I enjoyed getting out and about again, even if only in my wheelchair. The weather was OK, and I could occupy myself with taking some photos. We have so many interesting places to see in our village. The stables not only have horses, but a lot of various bird life. The geese are always in the front row

Share Your World – April 2, 2018

Share Your World – March 26, 2018

What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.

Hair

As a teenager I did a few expriments with reddish hair, but just an experiment. Now and again I did a black rinse. Since I have never ever changed the colour of my brown hair, nature did it for me and I am quite happy to let it remain. Here you can see what the hairdresser removed on my last visit.

List at least 5 things that you are good at.

Let us just say Jack of all trades, master of none, although I can speak quite good fluent Swiss German.

What is your favorite animal or type of animal? (pets, dolphins, stuffed, wild cats, etc)

I do not have favourite animals, there are too many.

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

We now have a cleaning lady and she is a pearl. We had problems finding someone, but she is perfect. She spends 2 hours a week cleaning the bathroom, shower and kitchen and does a great job. She even sings when she is cleaning.

Share Your World – March 26, 2018

Share Your World – March 19, 2018

What is your earliest memory?

Steve me and Kit at Nutfield

I had to look at some old photos but actually remembered when it this photo happened. I must have been about 3 years old and my twin cousins 2 years old. We were on an excursion to a family we knew that lived in the country: mum and dad, my aunt and uncle and we kids. It was a great place to be for London kids and we were out on the common where everything was green. I am now 71 years old and my cousins 70 – how the years fly past.

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

Does it matter, as long as you have not forgotten to buy toilet paper. My mum and dad always had it under, but it seems everyone else has it over.

What makes you feel grounded?

Having MS and a broken leg and not being able to go places and take photos. However, I now have an electric wheelchair which is a great help. The only problem is at the moment is the weather: sleet and wet and unfriendly so another reason to feel grounded.

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

Walk Through Feldbrunnen

We had one day of warm spring weather last week, and I managed to get out in my wheelchair. And then I saw the alps in all their beauty. What could be better.

Share Your World – March 19, 2018

Share Your World – March 12, 2018

Rainbow 07.03.2018

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

Find out which uncle it was. In our family you could never rely on stuff like that.

What sound or sounds do you love?

I live in the country and the sounds surrounding me are just fine. Just the natural stuff.

What’s your middle name?  Why?

Ann and I have no idea why. There is an interesting story. Like most people I did a search for my name in Internet and found a lady that had exactly my name. She wrote books and was in America. At the time I was doing family research and belonged to a group with my maiden name and discovered that this lady was also in the group. I stopped the fam”>ily research eventually and almost forgot the whole thing until I saw that this lady was also in Facebook. I wrote to her, she was thrilled and we discovered that not only did we share our first name and maiden name, but we both had an Ann in the middle. She has now become my American cousin and I am hers. We are not related, it is all pure coincidence, but we have become good friends.

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

I can do it. After breaking my leg six weeks ago I took my first steps using my cane today on my own. I hope it will soon be goodbye walking machine.

Share Your World – March 12, 2018

Share Your World – March 5, 2018

What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents?

I liked everything because I was realising my independence. I moved to another country and I was on my own and could do my own thing. There was nothing I disliked.

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

I like fresh air, scents of the forests and gardens. I have to go with Cee on this one.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?

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How I am supposed to prefer this?  It is part of swiss life. There are even some that find it is not a proper Winter if it does not snow. I was a working woman had to drive through it all on the roads in Winter and almost had a nervous breakdown when I arrived safely at work. I perhaps appreciate it now as a golden oldie, as I can organise myself not to go out when it is snowing and icy. I can enjoy watching it through the window and taking photos.

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

I get photos and videos of my growing grandson almost daily, thanks to the computer, and love to see him growing and discovering all the assets he has. He wants to crawl, but is not quite there yet, he has got his first teeth with some more on the way.

Share Your World – March 5, 2018