Share Your World 2016 – Week #11

Sharing My World This Week

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
There is just the two of us my sister and me. I am the elder by two years.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
Passenger. I can’t drive although I tried to learn a couple of times. I would be a nervous driver as I don’t feel I have very good hand eye coordination and can’t anticipate would others might do in a given situation.  Also, when you are the passenger you get to enjoy the scenery.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
Usually both as I don’t see well in the dark. I usually have at least a couple of candles in the kitchen drawer but need the torch to find them. I have two or three torches which in winter time are kept in the rooms where I might need them, living room, kitchen  and bedroom so that I can grab one when the lights go out. I hate long power cuts in the evening when you can’t watch TV and there really isn’t enough light to read. I don’t know how people managed to read at night in the “olden days”. And have you ever noticed how as soon as the power goes out you have a strong desire for a hot drink?

List at least five of your favorite types of animals? (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Dolphins – I was lucky to see some swimming in Sydney Harbour last week
  • Squirrels – we don’t have them here but they look so cute.
  • Monkeys – especially the little Capuchin monkeys.

Capuchin monkeys sharing.jpg
By (Photo courtesy of Frans de Waal.) – Powell K: Economy of the Mind. PLoS Biol 1/3/2003: e77., CC BY 2.5,

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By NASAs –, Public Domain,

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful to my friends Dave, who drove me to and from the kennels with Cindy and has been looking after the car while I have been away and Michelle, who came every day to feed Polly and left me a delicious apple crumble as a welcome back present. I am grateful that both pets are in good health and were so pleased to see me.
This week I am catching up with local friends who I haven’t seen for a few weeks and I am grateful that I now have the means to start getting tradespeople in for a few jobs that need to be done around the house.

2 thoughts on “Share Your World 2016 – Week #11

  1. I have noticed that power outages bring on a strong desire for a hot drink! I always want tea as soon as the power goes out.

    Enjoy your catch up with friends!


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