Share Your World 5 February 2018

Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Cee

I have been away for three months and have not participated regularly in Cee’s Share Your World.  I’m trying to get back into routine – so here goes.

What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?

Monday is supposed to be the most dreaded day of the week.  However, I never minded them when I was a working woman.  To me it meant another fresh start to a new week and I was usually keen to get going with all the things that needed to be done with my ever-eager (I hope) class!   My advice to young people deciding on what to do with their lives is to choose something they’re going to like – because you have to do it for a very long time!

But now I am in fantasy land!  Retired and able to plan my day as I choose.   Sometimes I’m not even aware of what day of the week it is!  Ha – so what is my favourite way to spend a day?  Bird watching is my first choice.  I had a whole month of that in Kruger National Park in November and then another two weeks in January – so I’ve had my fill.  Another great way to spend Monday would be actually to just be on my own, with my computer, undisturbed to get my photographs edited and PowerPoint presentations made.  I’m working on it but there are always interruptions!  Not that I mind.  I have very little to complain about!

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?

I’m in contact with everyone I want to thank and I hope I have thanked them for what they mean to me in my life.   I do miss those who have gone forever though.  But I’m pretty sure that wherever they are they know that I think of them and miss them every day.

List your favorite toys or games as a kid?

My brother took my favourite clockwork clapping doll apart because he needed to know how it worked.  Well perhaps it’s only my favourite in retrospect because I was mad at him for breaking it.  But I forgave him because my parents said he had an inquiring mind, and that was a good thing for a boy, and that one day he would learn a lot of technical things and know how to fix toys for his own kids.  Yes – well – they were right of course.  No – joking aside – I can’t really remember being attached to any one toy.  There were favourite games and activities though.  I loved the swing which hung from a tree in my grandmother’s garden and it was the best when my Uncle Tony pushed me higher than was possibly safe!  Endless games of Monopoly with my siblings and cousins in the Winter School Holidays were also enormous fun.   I just wish the kids today could have the freedom we had when we were young – we climbed the mountain behind our house without adult supervision , went to the beach on our own, rode our bikes everywhere and didn’t have a care in the world.   Our parents only had a vague idea where we were and as long as we were home in time for dinner nobody really worried.  My own children never had that freedom.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel fee to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I smiled because I had a great holiday. I smiled because it was good to be back home.  I smiled when we reunited with friends we hadn’t seen for months. I smiled when we met new friends who had the same surname as ours! I freaked when I saw my garden was both dry and overgrown but I smiled again when it was quickly sorted out.


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