Sharing My World This Week
Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
Most definitely a non hugger. My sister is the same. We’re very close but we don’t go in for hugging very much. I’m happy to hug or be hugged by close friends and family when we meet because we don’t see a lot of each other but I don’t really like being hugged by people who are just acquaintances. I know some very “huggy” people and I would never hurt their feelings but I don’t really like people in my space. I actually wrote a blog post about this subject last year.
What’s Your Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?
That’s a hard one to answer because I like most ice cream flavours. I think my all time favourite would be Golden North Honey Icecream which was and maybe still is made at the Golden North factory in Clare, South Australia. When I was young it was not widely available. You could buy it if you were visiting towns in the mid north near Clare and at the Royal Adelaide Show once a year so it was a huge treat to have it. Later it became more widely available in supermarkets but we still thought it was the best ice cream. Mind you we have some pretty good icecream in Tasmania too. A Valhalla icecream cone with fresh blueberries is a summer favourite of mine.
Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
My mind. I admit to being a physically lazy person. I do like to walk but I do so for pleasure not fitness. I used to do cleaning work which was very physical but since I gave it up I don’t exercise as much as I should. I do try to exercise my mind with computer games most days. I like board games like Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and Scattergories and I like to learn new things but I don’t have a formal routine and I only take on things that interest me.
Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?
I don’t think I am more one than the other. I love both. When I was a child we had dogs but not cats but I think that was more about not being able to afford to feed any more pets than we already had because mum was fond of both dogs and cats although probably a bit more of a dog person. Dogs are fun because they are smart but sometimes silly, loyal and loving and always make you laugh. The dog is always pleased when you come home whether it’s from a three month overseas trip or a walk to the letterbox. I’ve grown to love cats a lot though because watching them is like watching a wild animal sometimes. They are so purposeful and sure of what they want to do. They are nice to snuggle up with and a cat’s purr is a comforting sound. They are very entertaining to watch when they play with each other or with a toy. I always feel privileged if a cat wants to make friends with me because I’m sure they consider themselves our equals if not our betters.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week I finally got to a cricket match. I’m grateful to my friends Allyson and Matt for driving out of their way to bring me home after the game. I’m also grateful to the Red Cross and its volunteers for running a service to help people without transport get to doctors appointments.
In the week coming up I’m looking forward to finding out the results of tests that Hubby has been having and hopefully being able to move forward in getting him well again.