Share Your World – 15 March 2021

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

How well do you know your next-door neighbors?   Do you like them?   (credit to Cyranny for the question)

This is a good question. We have lived in Struisbaai for almost six years. The neighbours on one side were only in residence once or twice a year. We knew them vaguely to say hi, and then we ourselves would be leave for the holidays so never got to know them very well. There is now a young family living there and we are on friendly but not visiting terms with them. The little boy is six and we chat over the fence. Sometimes he deliberately drops a toy or kicks a ball over and then asks to fetch it. He is really cute.

We have had three different neighbours on the other side and got to know the first lot briefly. They worked for the airforce and were renting. When the house was sold, they left and we never saw them again. Then a single man moved in, made some renovations and then sold. While he was in residence we got to know him fairly well but we weren’t great buddies. Then the latest neighbours moved in, a fellow fishing enthusiast and his partner. Johnny’s daughter also stayed there for a while and we became quite fond of her but she has subsequently moved on. We have become quite friendly with Johnny and Anneline but they are often away and so are we. This is the nature of our lives. But we like our neighbours and recently have got to know them quite well.

Do you have a full length mirror?  (credit to Sadje for the rest of the questions)

There is a full length mirror in my spare room which I like to use every day. It’s important to check that I’m not to scary when I go out to face the world.

However, when I’m camping I don’t have such a luxury unless the ablutions stretch to such an item. This is rare!

(for the men)  Do you shave every day or do you like the ‘stubble’ look, or a beard?

My husband has a beard so does not shave every day. However, it’s not a full beard so a bit of trimming and shaving is necessary from time to time

(for the ladies)   How long do you spend putting on make-up in the morning?

Not long. I put on base, blush and lipstick and that’s it.

How many items of clothing are in your bedroom (or closet) and not hung up?

All my dresses, trousers/jeans and shirts/blouses are hung in a cupboard/closet. Shorts, t-shirts, scarves and other items are folded in drawers. As I no longer have to dress up to go to work I have a very practical wardrobe. I wear skirts and dresses at home and shorts, tee shirts and jeans on camping holidays. I adore clothes but try to resist the temptation of buying more until what I have falls into rags. LOL


GRATITUDE QUESTION (as always optional)

Do you have a happy place?

Yes I do. I love being in my caravan and I am there right now. We’re on a road trip with some new friends who have the same Gecko off-road caravan as ours. We will be travelling for two weeks and this to me is bliss. I am generally a happy person but being off on a trip with the caravan is just the cherry on top and I love it. The best place in the world to be is Kruger National Park but that’s a once a year thing. Righ now we’re visiting other national parks in South Africa as well as visiting small places along the way. It’s just another ‘lousy’ day in Africa!

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.

4 thoughts on “Share Your World – 15 March 2021

  1. Thank you for Sharing Your World Helen! Your travels and your happy place sound just perfect! I’m glad you can enjoy them! The memes were hilarious, particularly that one about the makeup. Sadly enough some folks seem to think that ‘more is better’ don’t they? Your formula sounds ‘just right’! Have a wonderful time traveling!

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    1. Thank you Melanie. In spite of living in very strange times in a country fraut with troubles we are still managing to enjoy the evening of our life. I have been told that I have my head in the sand but it’s comfortable there and I intend to make the most of what’s left with the years left to me in this life.

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