Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World 3 April 2017
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
I am a total techno freak and believe in moving with the times. I no longer write letters by hand – why would I when email and texting is so quick. I rely on a calculator to work out sums, go online to do banking and do a variety of things on the computer.
So there are very few things I do the old fashioned way. But here are a few things left over from the dark ages
- knitting and crochet
- walking whenever possible – hardly ever drive my car
- wash dishes in the sink – don’t have a dishwasher
- grow vegetables in the garden
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
Generally I avoid watching or reading books and movies with graphic violence. However, I did enjoy all The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books. They were intriguing and well written.
Crime is also not my first choice but I will read David Balducchi and Deon Meyer. I didn’t enjoy the first few Deon Meyers. The stories were good but I didn’t enjoy the style in which they were written. Somebody suggested I read them in Afrikaans. And that made a huge difference – They’re brilliant in the vernacular.
Jewish stories – Favourite author Chaim Potok
Other favourite authors – Anne Tyler, Kate Atkins, Joanna Trollop, Maeve Binchy, Bryce Courtney, Mavis Cheek, Penelope Lively,
Anything with South African content attracts me. I have read some excellent books by South African authors. Michiel Heyns, Pamela Jooste, Rayda Jacobs, Andre Brink to name but a few.
My favourite movies are – Yentl (Barbara Streisand). 84 Charring Cross Road ( I read the book first and the movie was just as good.) Miss Potter ( I saw it five times)
At the moment I am watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix and loving it.
How often do you people watch?
I enjoy watching people and try to guess what their relationship is to the people they’re with. Mostly I enjoy actually talking to people I meet. I am not too shy to strike up a conversation with complete strangers.
What have you only recently formed an opinion about?
I can’t think of anything that I’ve formed an opinion about recently. But my opinions have changed in my old age. I am more tolerant than I was before.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am always grateful for the great time I had at Rosendal Spa last week and I am looking forward to friends coming to stay this weekend. Life is Good.