Share Your World 7 February 2022

I am once again participating in Share Your World from Sparks who asks some fun questions this week.


What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?

That there is a simple way for human beings to master the art of flying using the power of the mind.

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go?

Well, when I retired I vowed that I would embrace any adventure that presented itself to me – so yes, I would go along with them. I would ask them if it would be okay to let my family and friends know by letting me blog about my experiences. I reckon that would not be a problem with the advanced technology they’re sure to have back on their home planet.

What breed of dog would you be?  If you’re more a cat person – what breed of cat?

A dachshund. They are cute, the smooth-haired so ones don’t shed so are allowed on the furniture and in spite of their size are feisty and adventurous and can keep up with bigger dogs in their outdoor pursuits. As a dachshund, I would be petted and cuddled and be allowed to go accompany my people wherever they went.

Bubble gum?  Yay or nay? 

Absolutely NAY! I cannot abide bubble gum and chewing gum is not much better. Sorry American friends, I know you all love it. I don’t like chewing it or watching others do so. And bubble-blowing freaks me out!

GRATITUDE SECTION  (As always, optional)

Feel free (no pressure) to share some gratitude from January of this year.

January in South Africa is the beginning of the school year. It’s a time when parents have to buy school uniforms, pay school fees in advance, arrange aftercare for their little ones. It’s an expensive month! The Earl and I have been there and done that for five children and never thought that anything we did to make life good for our kids was a sacrifice. Of course, we told our kids that they were so lucky to have such fantastic parents (lol) but we enjoyed raising our family and wouldn’t have changed a thing. Compared to many others we were privileged and were able to provide adequately for our kids and to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle ourselves. For that, I am eternally grateful.

This year I have been made aware of the sacrifice someone I know is making just to send her kid to a good school. She is a single mom and works every day of the week including weekends to earn the extra because her child’s education is that important to her. She could choose free, inferior education but her child is worth more to her than that. And she does it willingly with a smile and a cheerful attitude.

5 thoughts on “Share Your World 7 February 2022

  1. Melanie B Cee

    Thanks, Helen, for Sharing Your World! I’m glad to see you here and blogging, but I bet you’ve enjoyed traveling as well! Surprisingly perhaps, most people who have answered the gum question didn’t like it either (Americans too). I’m the strange one in the crowd and one blogger from another country (India? well that region of the world anyhow) said she enjoys it too, but we’re it. I am careful when I dispose of mine and understand why getting used gum on your shoes or in your hair or trying to clean it off furniture makes it very unpopular. Lovely gratitude section…good for that mother. I was never a parent, but I’ve always been a bit dismayed at how little regard doing the best for ones’ children seems to get in the modern world. That lady you mentioned deserves high praise indeed. Have a great week!

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    1. puppy1952 Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Melanie. It’s the privileged amongst us who tend to find fault with everything not up to their expectations. The mom in question has so little but appreciates much and is prepared to work beyond the call of duty to ensure her precious child has a better future.



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