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Share Your World 19 June 2017

Here are my answers to This week’s share your world from Cee

I have not responded to the usual challenges this week as I am dealing with some personal stuff but I can’t neglect Share Your World!

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

There are lots of things I don’t get but Computer Games are the biggest mystery to me. How anybody of any age can get addicted to those ridiculous, mindless, noisy and mostly violent games is beyond me.   My two almost grown-up grandsons along with most of their friends are mad about gaming.  I am a digi-gran and the boys have tried to interest me in their passion.  I love living in the future but gaming just doesn’t do it for me. Give me a crossword puzzle or sudoku and I’m in – but computer gaming – absolutely not!

Go Play Outside - it's so real, you kids will almost smell the virtual fresh air!

 

What quirky things do people do where you are from?

A lot actually.   I’m from South Africa.

Only in South Africa

  • will you be able to shop at a traffic light or robot as we call them

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  • Do babies teeth on biltong

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  • Do people cook just about everything over hot coals called a braai

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  • Does the word shame only mean you are feeling ashamed. It can mean anything from cute to an expression of sympathy. Nobody understands shame quite like South Africans.

There are many more weird South Africanism but come over and visit to find out more.

What are some things you wish you could unlearn? 

I just can’t think of anything.   I’m South African.  I’m weird.

Who is someone that you miss having in your life?

I have moved away from my home town so don’t see all my friends too often but they are still part of my life.  Thanks to modern technology, keeping up is easy.

I miss those who are no longer with us – my grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who left too soon.  I often think – oh I’ll just talk this over with Mom and then have to remind myself that I can’t do that anymore.  But I have such good memories of all who have gone before.

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

The Western Cape desperately needs rain and we’ve had a fair amount this past week for which I am grateful.  Of course it has been accompanied by very low temperatures and I am grateful for my warm clothes and gas heater!   My grandsons spent a few days with us and that was great.

Nothing planned for the next week.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge 18 June 2017

Here is my contribution to this week’s Odd Ball challenge

Warthogs are odd at the best of times.  Some say they’re ugly having a face that only a mother could love – but I think they’re cute and adorable.  Really- is there anything sweeter than these two courting piglets?

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Look at that sublime expression

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Photo of the Week 15 June 2017

This week’s challenge for Photo of the Week is Ships and Boats

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Tall Ship in Sydney Harbour

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Meisho Maru – Japanese fishing boat wrecked near Cape Agulhas, Western Cape South Africa

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My husband’s ski-boat, Kiora – Struisbaai Harbour, Western Cape South Africa

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Rowboats on the hard at Struisbaai Harbour

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Narrow Boat on a waterway in Hertfordshire, England