There are some interesting questions on Cee’s Share Your World this week. Here are my answers
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
There are a few I would like to have to hand at any given moment.
- Biltong – for those who are far from our shores this can be likened to jerky but is a thousand times nicer. It’s a snack most South Africans can’t live without
- Egg and Bacon – Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day
- Feta Cheese
- Avocado Pear
The last four items are my favorite food. Any dish with these ingredients will make me happy.
List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.
I’ve never thought of a book as cheering me up – grabbing my attention and fascinating me yes – but cheering me up I’m not so sure. But here goes.
- 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hannf is a delightful, feel good book. It was made into a movie too and that was equally as good.
- The movie Yentl – starring Barbara Streisand is a fantastic story that fascinates and amuses.
- Pretty Woman is another great movie that is super entertaining.
- If you really want to be cheered up there’s nothing to beat re-watching – Shirley Valentine
- A South African book that really made me laugh at the same time as educating me about the lives of Muslim women in South Africa was Confessions of a Gambler by Rayda Jacobs
If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?
If I were a mouse in my house that I live in now with my husband and it’s just the two of us, the scene would not be all that interesting. However, if I were a mouse in the house of my family when we were altogether it would be far more fun.
I would scurry into the kitchen to see if I could grab a morsel of whatever Grandpa or Grandma were cooking and probably see them both discussing the evening meal for the gang. I’d hear Gran call – Josh, please come set the table – and he would obediently get down to the task.
I’d scurry off down the passage into Lisa’s room and find her reading or watching a soapie.
In Jay’s room I’d want to scurry right out again as there would be a pile of stuff lying around while the young man was staring at a screen playing some sort of horrible war game. I would hear him yell out in delight when he managed to conquer his mortal enemy.
Then I’d move on to Lolz and find her checking emails or texting her friends.
Finally they’d all gather around the dinner table and the conversation would be most interesting to listen to and I’d roll around on my mousy back laughing at the quips Jay made, and the retorts from Josh while the adults tried to give them worldly advice about Life. It would be fun listening to reports on everyone’s day. Gran would tell the latest funny things the kids in her class had done. Gramps would lecture about the virtues of working hard. The daughters would tell about their work day at the bank and everybody would mention their plans for the weekend. I might have to scurry off in a hurry though because the cats might see me and that would be the end of me.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
On our way home Addo Elephant Park we stopped at Jeffrey’s Bay to meet up with our dear friends Jim and Maureen. We met for breakfast at a lovely little restaurant and then went to enjoy the view over the bay. Being with good friends always makes me smile.