Some Silly Questions from Sparks

I’m joining in the fun this week.   Sparks always comes up with some crazy questions!

Is it better to suspect something (bad or hurtful) and not know or to have your worst fears confirmed by sure knowledge?


Well for this one it all depends on what the bad/hurtful thing is.   I might suspect that someone I know but don’t have much to do with is saying nasty things about me and if this turns out to be true I would let it go.   If I never found out that would also be okay.  I don’t do nastiness!

But if it’s news that is being kept from me that I really need to know – like a friend or family member is ill or going through a tough time – I would like to know no matter how upsetting it would be.

What makes you laugh aloud?   Crack up?   Laugh until your sides split?   When was the last time you had a great big belly laugh?



I laugh quite a lot.   Silly messages sent to me on Whatsap are often amusing but I don’t remember what the last thing to make me laugh was.  Sometimes I laugh at very weak jokes and they have me giggling every time I think of them. One of my favourites is –

What do you call a guy with bunny up his bottom?

Answer:  Warren!

Don’t ask me why – but that really makes me laugh!

Do you suppose Noah had woodpeckers in the ark?  If he did, where did he keep them?   Apologies to the Darwinians in the crowd…this is merely for fun, okay?


Sparks, this is funny!   I’m laughing right now.

Yes – there were Woodpeckers on the ark.   Noah kept them in a huge cage with lots of logs to peck.   Sometimes they escaped and started on the ark but Noah spoke to them nicely and offered them alternatives.  He explained to them that they’d all drown if they didn’t cooperate.  Remember the circumstances – Creatures have a deep instinct for survival and so they quickly learned that Noah was right.

Why is “Charlie” short for “Charles when they are the same number of letters?


No answer to this one.   People just love changing given names don’t they?  These days parents don’t give the original but instead name their kids by the ‘short’ form or give other outrageous names like – Starlight – or – Moonbeam.  Seriously, I taught for years and the names that came up were very unconventional.   And don’t get me started on how to pronounce some of them!   But no matter what the parents do to prevent alterations to their children’s names, somebody will alter them.  So given name, Charlie, would become Chaz, Chazzie, Cha-Cha, Chuck, Chuckie – or whatever.   My own child with the beautiful conventional name of Lauren has a variety of ‘short’ forms to her name – given by various friends and family – Laurie, La, Lollz, Lolly, Lolly Pop, Poppy, Pops  – the list goes on!   One just has to live with it!

Thankful, Joyful, Grateful

What  happened in your world this past week that made you feel thankful, joyful or grateful?


I have tons of things to be grateful for.   Regular readers of my Blog will know that I recently returned from an amazing 6 week cruising holiday.   I was ill for a few days just before getting back and thought all was well but fell ill again (lobar pneumonia) and was low for another week.   Now I’m back to full health and very grateful for the quick recovery.  Last week we took a short road trip to Warmwaterberg Spa and then Plettenberg Bay to see the kids.  The weather was awesome, the family delightful, lots of fun and laughs – so yes – I am very grateful for the charmed life I lead.


The Costa Victoria docked at Port Victoria, Seychelles

4 thoughts on “Some Silly Questions from Sparks

  1. Melanie B Cee

    What a lovely Share Your World. That cruise ship looks amazing and I’m glad you were able to get away and enjoy a great six weeks! Be careful of that pneumonia, it’s hard to beat sometimes and just when one thinks they’ve bested it, it comes back and worse. That spa sounds like just the ticket though! 🙂


  2. Mary Craig

    Aaahhh Helen, sorry to hear u were sick again. I hope u fully revived now. Seems like they can’t keep u and Earl down.. Glad u had a great time in Plett. Hope we can get there soon. Miss my babies.. Have a lovely week wherever you are.



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