Share Your World 26 October 2020

Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World

What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?

I don’t actually know. I think it was one in Sydney the name of which I forget. I have been to the top of Table Mountain though. It’s not that high but does sometimes get snow on it. I’ve been up in the cable car several times. It’s really fun and worth the fortune you pay to go up!

What do you do to keep fit?

My routine changes from time to time. During Lockdown I did 15 minutes yoga and 30 minutes Walk@Home aerobics. I also tried to get in a short walk outdoors.

Recently I’ve mixed it up and do a long walk of about an hour some days and the walk@ home and yoga on others.

I have never played competitive sport, run marathons or anything like that. I exercise for health reasons only. For years I jogged between 5 and 8 km per day. I’ve also belonged to gyms and done the circuit training thing. My best way of keeping fit was playing squash. I really wish I’d not given that up but all my partners dropped out one by one and I was not a competitive club player so I gave up after about 10 years of organising my own games with friends. On second thoughts maybe it is good that I stopped. It’s a fast game and best left to the young.

What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like?

I thought they all looked the same? Clearly I know nothing about Halloween. Apologies to my American friends. I have never carved a jack-o-lantern.

Do you have hope or have you lost it?

I certainly do have hope even though things seem hopeless at times. So far life has worked out pretty well for me. Politics to me is hopeless so I tend to ignore it and just get on with my life. I let my husband do the worrying and he does tend to bring me down to reality from time to time. At least one of us has to keep his feet on the ground.


Feel free to share something you’re grateful for!  Images and photos or poems, essays or free writing (stream of consciousness) pieces are all acceptable!  AND you don’t have to do this part, it’s always optional!

I am very grateful for the husband I have and the family I’ve landed up in. I told this story to my grandsons when they were quite small.

“Grandpa needed a mommy for his girls and I needed a daddy for my baby so he asked me if I’d marry him and we’d help each other look after all three kids.”

Jay all of seven exclaimed, “Lucky for you hey, Gran!”

I was totally taken aback. Weren’t they the lucky ones? “No,” he explained, “If grandpa hadn’t come to get you, you wouldn’t have all of us!”

And he is so right! I couldn’t ask for a lovelier family – all of ours and the entire extended lot as well!

Lucky Gran with her delightful gang of kids and grandkids

3 thoughts on “Share Your World 26 October 2020

  1. Melanie B Cee

    Thanks Helen for Sharing Your World. What a lovely family, I’d say you both got lucky! It sounds like you’re sensible towards your health and that’s a good thing to achieve! Table Mountain certainly looks high! What a fun way to spend some time! Have a great week!

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  2. Anne

    It is always healthier to look at our blessings instead of getting bogged down by the gloom of politics – at least that is what I try to do under these bizarre circumstances we find ourselves in!

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