Share Your World -2015 – Week #26


Sharing My World This Week

Crossing the Derwent on the Bridgewater bridge.

Crossing the Derwent on the Bridgewater bridge.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

This is a hard question for me as I don’t drive. I have always been passenger cum navigator and I enjoy that. Although I would love the freedom of being able to drive myself to where I want to go without being dependent on others I do enjoy being a passenger. I get to see the scenery and I don’t have the stress the driver has. It also means I can take photos out the window, not a great idea when you are driving. Mind you I have been in cars with one or two people over the years where I was nervous as a passenger. Drivers who take both hands off the wheel at the same time make me nervous and so do drivers who talk on mobile phones. That’s illegal folks.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

I think that I would more than likely sell or give them away to someone who would appreciate them. I’m not a big fan of opera.If I did go I’d prefer to go to one that was in English so that I could follow the story.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not necessarily have to be a sentence.)

Curious, enthusiastic, optimistic, idealistic but  as I get older  more cynical and angry than I used to be.

Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?

I would plump for security and contentment. Not that I don’t like a bit of excitement sometimes but I wouldn’t like my life to be an emotional rollercoaster.

 

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

After I wrote my answers last week tradesmen started appearing at my door. Our always reliable garden guys came to lay some gravel around our car parking area. I was worried about it being muddy and slippery and wanted to make it safe before Hubby comes home. The glaziers finally installed the glass sliding back door that I ordered two months ago. It’s so strange to be able to open and close the door without lifting and yanking. The builder that I have been trying to make contact with about renovating the toilet appeared at the door unexpectedly on Sunday. He will tile the walls and floor, install a new cistern and grab rails for Hubby. Another local handyperson I contacted called me the same day and will come to mend a broken cupboard door and to glue the veneer back on the kitchen door. I hope that will happen in the next few days so I’m looking forward to the commencement and completion of these jobs in the near future. I am also looking forward to lunch with my sister on Thursday. We are going to the Wrest Point Casino for a “Christmas in July” lunch which is very popular in Australia because it’s often too warm for the traditional Christmas food in December.

Wrest Point, Australia's first casino and the tallest building in the Hobart area.

Wrest Point, Australia’s first casino and the tallest building in the Hobart area.

 

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