Share Your World – 2014 Week 51

December 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Australia, Family, Family History, Gratitude, Nature | 3 Comments

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This is the last Share Your World for 2014. It has been a pleasure to be a part of Cee’s journey around the world for the last several months. Here are Cee’s questions for this week 51, and my responses to them (we missed out a week in November/December due to the holidays in the USA).


Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? 

I came from England with my family in 1954, at the age of five. In the February we left, there was five feet of snow on the ground. My mother couldn’t wait to see the end of it. It was high summer when we arrived here – a bit of a shock. Most of us haven’t seen snow since then.

I am grateful to be living now on the east coast of Australia, where, apart from an occasional fall in the mountains to our west, we get no snow. Our winters are mild here, and a great time to get out and about in the bush, the coastal beaches and around our Lake Macquarie.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

Unless it is raining heavily, I don’t worry about an umbrella – we don’t get cold enough to worry about a little damp. However, I always know where all our umbrellas are – at the front door, and in both of our vehicles, where they are easy to get at.

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?

Hubby likes to eat his separately, starting with the food he likes least and saving his favourite until the end. However, I like the mix of flavours that you get when you combine, say meat and vegetables on your fork. It also means you can mix bland and tasty food in the one mouthful.

What is set as the background on your computer?

At present, I have a photo of all my five sons and their families in a group. The photo was taken when my eldest visited from Japan, in October 2013. It had been three years since they’d all been together, and it will be at least another year or two before it can happen again.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week we had a lovely time with hubby’s three kids and their families for Christmas Eve.

My second-eldest son arrives with his family today and will be spending a few days with us. Fantastic! It will be the first time we have seen in the new year with any of my kids for about fourteen years!


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  1. Glad you are having good times with your family over the festive season. Happy New Year!

  2. Great post as always, Linda and a wonderful way to end the year and hail in the new. Your hubby and the MOTH (Man Of The House) have similar habits while you and I share the way enjoy food. Wishing you a Happy New Year and a 2015 filled with writing goals met and beautiful times with family. Enjoy and thank you for sharing the journey.

    • Thanks to you too, Linda for being my travel companion. 🙂
      I wish you and the MOTH all the very best for 2015 – health, happiness, good writing, love and & satisfaction with your lives.
      Meet you along the way! 🙂

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