Share Your World ~ June 5

This entry is part 2 of the series Share Your World

Here are my answers to this week’s questions on the Share Your World (SYW) blogging challenge:

SYW: What’s your strongest sense?

My family would say my strongest sense is my sense of smell. I could walk into the house after a day on duty and stop in the doorway and say, “Who struck a match?” This was in the day when the boys tried to push their luck with cigarettes. They had no chance with me around, much to their frustration. (I think they’re grateful today.)

I will be sitting at my computer at the end of my cottage and call through to my husband who is IN THE KITCHEN, “What’s burning?” Traditional answer is, “Nothing . . . Oh.” My heart sinks. Most of his senses are sharp, but he has about a 2% sense of smell.

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SYW: Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)

 I followed another writer’s suggestion and asked my husband. His answer?

“Doc. ”


“Because he’s intelligent and a good leader.” (Awww, is my husband sweet or not?)

Then I looked Doc up. He also muddles his words. Sigh!


SYW: If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?

Mid-sixties, I think, before the first recession hit. (We heard yesterday that South Africa is officially in recession again, thanks to our corrupt leadership.) That would be about a year after we retired. No work responsibilities, no over-crowded time-table, no children responsibilities, an adequate budget and all the time we liked to enjoy it. We could walk on the beach (6 minutes walk away) and frequently went to new places with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who had lived here for most of their lives.

Then recession hit, taking with it our budget. Our time-table got totally over-booked. (I can’t blame the government for that.) And my brother-in-law and sister-in-law both died. Life is still good, but different.


SYW: List of Jobs You Think You Might Enjoy: Even if you aren’t thinking about a career change, it can be fun to think of other jobs you might enjoy.

[Remember:  This is SYW where even your dreams can become reality.]

I would love to work with computer graphics, 3D graphics, animations etc. That would be my career choice today if I was starting over in the job market.


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

I’m grateful we were able to attend Annie Get Your Gun in the local theater. The production was amazing, with excellent acting, beautiful and well-managed scenery. The lead actress, Annie, was phenomenal. What a professional young lady. Her accent never slipped and was totally believable. Her singing voice raised goose-bumps. It was a great production all round.

Listen to one of the many songs here. The Annie in our production had exactly this accent. Amazing.

Next week, I’m looking forward to having a quieter week when I can catch up on numerous projects. (Which of course, means it won’t be quiet at all, but I’m sure you know what I mean!)


Over to you:

Last post I mentioned The King and I (movie) and this week I’ve mentioned Annie Get Your Gun (live show.)  What musicals do you enjoy? I’d love you to comment below.

This post is part of the Share Your World blogging challenge, headed up by Cee Neuner.

Cee posts a few questions each week, and all participants need do is answer them. It’s a cool way to get to know one another. The idea is to answer the questions without overthinking them and just have fun. If you are interested in joining this blogging challenge—just copy/paste the above questions into a new post and answer them. Then put the link for your post here: Cee’s Challenge.

10 comments on “Share Your World ~ June 5

  1. That was fun to read:-) Great challenge, I too was reading how I would have replied myself, as I read along your answers. Entertaining:-) I am a big fan of musicals – The first one that came to my mind was Grease. …. Yes, young and in love:-) Otherwise Les Miserable was amazing – huge impression when I saw it live in London:-)

    • Thanks Eli. I’m interested you loved Les Miserable. I watched the DVD and I was bored senseless! I couldn’t figure out what people saw in it. Yet many of my friends loved the story.

  2. Musicals I enjoyed? South Pacific (we performed it at my summer sleep away camp) ditto for Bye Bye Birdie. Memories associated with these. I didn’t act but I was in a chorus that sang some of the songs.)

    • Oh lovely songs in both musicals. What fun to perform something like that at a camp! We never had that sort of opportunity in Rhodesia where I grew up.

  3. I love this idea Shirley and a wonderful way to bet to know you. I love musicals and recently saw My Fair Lady. I sang the songs as I walked home! I’m actually happy with my age now and enjoying the freedom that being retired brings. I might actually write one in the challenge and join you. Have a beautiful day xx

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Sue. It’s fun to write and gets you thinking of things you wouldn’t normally give a second to. I’d love you to join. Make sure you post your link. It’s supposed to be a Monday post, but with living in S.Africa it comes out way too late for me to write and post. So I do it on Tuesday and schedule it for Thursday, the day of my 2nd post on Write to Inspire.

    • LOL! I did wonder what he’d come up with. I expected a Dopey or a Grumpy! He’s not one given to complements so he surprised me. 🙂

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