Share Your World – 7 December 2020

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

Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports?

It is warm where I am but I have done some ice-skating and skiing. As a child I had a pair of rollerskates and I loved roller skating. Then an ice-rink was created a little way from where I lived. You could hire a pair of skates and it was really exciting to glide across the ice. I did it a few time with my own children too. I was forty years old when I went to Verbier in Switzerland and skiied for the first and last time in my life. It was awesome!

1993 in Verbier

In my warm climate, I enjoy nature walks, beach walks and swimming in the sea.

Do you give to charities or homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise?

We tend to give throughout the year and help out where we see there is a need.

What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December?  Is it a tradition for you and your family?

There is nothing special that we engage in but it is a time where we try to have experiences with our children and grandchildren rather than indulging in expensive gifts. We might go to a live show or take them on special outings, sometimes even a weekend away.

What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year?

Our extended family of ten will be celebrating together as usual this year. Our children are concerned that Plettenberg Bay is a COVID hotspot and they have warned us that our movements will be limited! So it looks like we will have lots of bonding time together on the farm, far from the crowds in town.

 

GRATITUDE SECTION (Optional of course):

Please share a good will wish for the world!

May the world be filled with joy, laughter and love during this holiday season. And may the new year bring an end to C-19!

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.

6 thoughts on “Share Your World – 7 December 2020

  1. Dis ‘n pragtige foto. Ek was nog nooit goed met ski of skaats nie. Ons dorpie is ook besig om in ‘n hotspot te verander en ons is baie benoud vir die gevolge wat mag kom met ‘n toestroming van besoekers. Julle doen die regte ding om Kersfees op die plaas te vier. Ek gee ook deur die jaar daar waar dit nodig is. Mag julle God se vrede en vreugde ervaar in hierdie Kersgety.

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  2. Thanks Helen for Sharing Your World! It sounds like you really enjoyed skiing, but it’s probably a bit hazardous as a person ages. I knew a doctor once who loved to ski (it’s cold here and there were a lot of world class ski resorts before global warming changed that). He was skiing and ran full force (at 40 or 50 mph I think) into a big pine tree. Broke almost every bone, ruptured his spleen, and was laid up for a long time. I’m not sure he appreciated skiing so much after that. Me? I’ve never even tried. Now I couldn’t do it, even if I were inclined. It sounds like your holiday plans are both fun and traditional! I share your wish that C-19 is bested in the coming year. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. My word, Melanie, that poor doctor! Fortunately, there were no mishaps on our trip although there were some close moments. There is only one place in South Africa that has a ski resort but I have never been there. Its season is very short!
      Thank you for your comments.

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