Share Your Merry World – 10 December 2018

Here is my contribution to this week’s Share your world from Sparks

What’s the worst topping you could put on popcorn?   (credit to Teresafor this one)

I’m not a huge fan of popcorn but if I eat it then I would probably put Ina Paarman’s Rosemary and Olive spice mix on it – and salt of course.  The worst thing – sugar!

I would not go for any of these flavours!

In what country did Silent Night originate?

I have to admit that I Googled this one and what I found is fascinating.  I had no idea of the origin of this popular carol but I LOVE the story and will be sharing it with my grandchildren on Christmas Eve.

The answer is Austria.

(WARNING! The following question is NOT meant to start a fuss.  It’s merely a good discussion question in my opinion.  Most everyone knows where I stand on this. If you feel like arguing about it, please give it a pass.) We’re all adults and sensible ones at that.  We can be mature about such things, right?

How would you react if there was irrefutable proof that God doesn’t exist? How about if there was irrefutable proof that God does exist?

This is a bit of a tough one to answer without causing a stir!   Here’s the thing – we all have a God consciousness or spirituality – it’s part of the human makeup.   Since time began we’ve believed in something. Our literature is rich in myths and legends.  There are numerous religious beliefs – where does that come from if not from “God”   We may all have different ways of celebrating this fact but most of us certainly do.

And last question:

What is the scariest non banned item you could take on to a plane

Scariest? I really don’t know but I read somewhere that you may take your own parachute onto a plane. Now I wouldn’t mind doing that but if I had to use it – that would be scary!

Traditions

Which version of the holiday celebration do you and your family enjoy?  By this I mean do you follow Jewish traditions with Hanukkah; Christian celebrations with Christmas and (for those over the pond) Boxing Day; or some other festivities that I’ve overlooked?   Please do share with everyone!  I truly feel that this sort of question lets us know a little more about our fellow bloggers without getting too personal (i.e. revealing too much of private lives, which some folks prefer to keep private.)

We celebrate Christmas on 25 December with a decorated tree.  Being in the Southern Hemisphere we tend to have a cold dinner rather than a traditional Roast Dinner.   Turkey is sometimes on the menu but usually its Glazed Gammon, Chicken and Lamb.   Lots of delicious salads feature and we deck the tables with Christmas hats and Crackers.   We will certainly be having mince pies, Christmas Cake and a traditional Christmas Pudding.   Last year we celebrated with a big extended family on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal.  This year we are celebrating at our daughter’s home in Plettenberg Bay. There will be at least seventeen of us enjoying the festivities together.  We might insist that everybody dress for lunch but before and after there is very likely to be a lot of activity around the swimming pool!

Last Year’s Family Christmas Photo


Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

2 thoughts on “Share Your Merry World – 10 December 2018

  1. You and I see “eye to eye” on the God question, and I admit I wanted to see what the non-God people in my crowd would say. We’ll see if any of ’em answer that. Your family is lovely and what great traditions you have! Thanks for Sharing Your World! 🙂

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