Share Your World 3 September 2019

Some great questions from Sparks

When you’re 90 years old, what do you suppose will matter most to you?

I have warned my children and grandchildren that I plan to be a burden to them when I’m old!  Of course, this is a joke!  I will probably still be looking after them at 90!

What will matter is that I am NOT a burden to anybody and that I still have all my marbles.   My independence will matter the most.


What’s the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?

When I was teaching, rainy day procedure was a nightmare.   We had to keep the children in and take turns with a colleague to fetch a cup of coffee. It wasn’t missing the coffee break that was so traumatic – although it was irksome – it was the behaviour of the poor kids – they would be desperate to get out there and PLAY!   It was up to the teacher to invent active indoor games for their motoric release – but it was just not the same.  When the rain let up I would take the kids out for a walk. Oh, the fun of splashing in the puddles and smelling the cold, fresh air!    Their shoes would get wet – but we didn’t care.

jump puddle

Here in the post-drought Western Cape we are very grateful for the rainy days we are having.   I can’t say I do anything special on such days – I just do what I normally do – housework, Duolingo, hobbies. I even quite enjoy a drive out on a rainy day.

What is one thing you don’t understand about yourself?

I understand myself perfectly.  It’s other people that I don’t understand – and perhaps that’s what I don’t understand about myself – Why don’t I understand other people?

Don't understand

When was the last time you tried something to look ‘cool’ (hip), but it ended in utter embarrassment?   Details?

I had spiky hair and maybe it was embarrassing to some people but I didn’t care.

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This is an opportunity to share a picture, a story or event that shows your gratitude.


I am grateful for my Gecko and that I can explore so many amazing places in my country with it.


I am grateful for this lot – They bring me so much joy!

9 thoughts on “Share Your World 3 September 2019

  1. Suze

    I wish I had a gecko….that is the trailer is it not? George and I are going camping next week. There’s a lovely highland park we adore near the Pawhuska native reservation, and we enjoy going through the native shops. We’d travel further if we had something better than the back of the truck to haul our gear with.


    1. puppy1952 Post author

      Yes, our off-road caravan (trailer) is called a Gecko. And it is awesome! Your trip sounds amazing. We will be visiting 3 of our National Parks – Addo Elephant NP. Mountain Zebra NP and Karoo NP. – 3 nights in each. It’s Spring here now so we are expecting warmer weather.


  2. Melanie B Cee

    Thanks for Sharing Your World Puppy!! I know your time is valuable, and that you stay busy, which will ensure, in my opinion anyhow, that you are still independent when you’re 90. 🙂 I liked the hairstyle actually. And the comment in that different language was interesting to try to read. What language is that?


  3. joey

    Because of your post today, I shall endeavor to mention I plan to be a burden later in our lives 😀 Hah! Love it!
    You’re right about kids and rainy days. Good mercy, I’d let my own children out in the lawn any time it didn’t lightning! They need to run and splash 🙂 (Sometimes even I need a jog and splash!)

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  4. Capt Jill

    the camper looks like a lot of fun.
    what language are you learning on Duolingo? I’m working on Spanish right now (I’m in Mexico at the moment). I was trying Vietnamese and Russian, but having a really hard time with both of them. I’ve put them on the back burner.



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