Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks
Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or another type of person? Take that as you will! 😉
I tend to be a tangy type of person. Salty food is very appealing and I also like pickled anything.
Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you? Or are you more a “meh – it’s just another severe flu scare” type of person?
I certainly don’t think it should be taken lightly. Awareness is good but I certainly won’t lock myself away and get over-anxious about the slight possibility that I’ll catch the dread disease. If I do, then I’ll take the medication and look after myself and as I am healthy I would probably recover eventually. If not – well you have to die of something!
When was the last time you were snooping and found something you wish you hadn’t?
Snooping is not something I do but having been the chief caregiver in the family I have done a lot of tidying up and straightening of cupboards. I have never found anything that I wished I hadn’t but I certainly have found stuff I’m pleased I did – like a missing camera battery, gold bangles that had been missing for moths and ‘stolen’ school cardigans or blazers!
What’s the most pleasant sounding accent in your personal opinion? Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone!
I love accents. It is fascinating to me that people who speak the same language have different accents in different parts of the world. One’s accent is part of one’s identity. I suspect that English is spoken with a greater variety of accents than any other language but I may be wrong. The amazing thing is that even though we hear our language in so many different accents we understand most of what is said. I say most because the accent I find most difficult to understand is Scottish.
I can’t really pick a favourite accent – they all have their own unique appeal. When I return from travelling abroad I am always delighted to be greeted by several of the local accents. Some may find the Cape Coulored accent harsh but I find it delightful. My own accent is similar to the British but has less rounded vowels. It is actually quite ‘flat’. When I travel and meet up with ex-pats now living abroad I feel relief when I chat with someone who sounds like me! Yet I wish I had a more British accent!
The way David Attenborough speaks is the most pleasant for me. It is not only his accent, but it’s also his tone and manner of expression too.
The British who speak The Queen’s English don’t believe they have an accent. They don’t believe they’re foreign either! A British friend of mine when trying to open a bank account in South Africa was asked by the banker, “Are you foreign?” And she replied, “No, I’m British!”
Your chance to share your joy!
I have just spent the most joyful three days with visitors from Australia. The Earl and I love showing people around our neck of the woods and we also enjoy catching up with old friends. We enjoyed showing off our harbour, having sundowners at Catch Cook in the cool of the evening while the boats off-loaded their catch and eating fresh fish for our dinners. We also showed them other attractions like Elim and Arniston where we enjoyed a delicious lunch yesterday.