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Cee’s Share Your World, Weeks 19 and 20.

???????????????????????????????Signs of winter have crept into my part of the world this week and last night really was rather chilly indeed, with the temperature dropping down to around eleven degrees Celsius. Believe me, that’s quite cold for this area!

???????????????????????????????There are definite advantages to cool sunny days though and last night we were treated to another beautiful autumn sunset, so while I share my world by answering Cee’s questions for both weeks 19 and 20, I will also share last night’s sunset with you all. πŸ™‚

???????????????????????????????WEEK 19 ~

On a vacation what would you require in any place that you would stay? (This was a suggested question for Cee to ask, from my blogging friend Carol.)

Usually I have an automatic response to Cee’s questions, but I had to give this one some thought. Coffee making facilities came to mind, but I could go out for coffee, I can live without a television, easily, and all places you stay in have a bed….but what I really would dislike sharing is a bathroom. So that is my answer, I would require an adjoining bathroom in any place that I would stay on vacation.

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?
I don’t believe that I would have the patience to write a novel, but short stories I can do, and I enjoy writing them. When I think about it, every blog post I write is a short story really. I do enjoy reading, and writing poetry too, but short stories are top of the list.

???????????????????????????????What’s your favorite song of the moment?

Oh that’s such an easy question to answer, it’s the song that is playing on constant repeat inside my head! The Australian version of The Voice is being shown in Australia right now, and one of my favourite contestants, Luke Kennedy, sang a duet of the song from Les Miserables, “I Dreamed a Dream”. It hasn’t left my head since that night! I’ve loved this song since I first heard it sung by Michael Crawford.

If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top item on your wish list?

If I were to buy a new home, my number one criteria would be that it had to be old. I’ve always wanted to renovate an old home, a one hundred year old home would be ideal, and I would like to restore it to its former glory.

Now onto Cee’s questions for WEEK 20 ~

Do you like winter, or not, and why?

Winter, oh how I love winter! I’m a cold climate girl. I grew up in The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, where it actually snows during winter in some of the higher altitude towns. There are four definite seasons in the mountains, each with its own individual beauty, and during summer it doesn’t even get dreadfully hot. I love it!

Are you a listener or talker?

Definitely a listener, especially when I first meet a new person and don’t know them very well. I think that everyone who knows me well would agree that I’m a very good listener, but I can talk once I get going too!

What is your favorite juice or fruit drink?

Is there such a thing as chocolate juice? πŸ˜‰ There should be, but seeing as there isn’t, I think I would have to say pineapple juice. It’s a juice that I don’t drink often, but when I do, I love it.

What do you have to be so happy about?

My four children. Sure, there are other things that make me happy (like beautiful sunsets!) a day at a time, but ask me any day, of any year, for the last twenty-eight years (‘coz that’s how long I’ve been a mother) what makes me happy, and I would consistently say my two sons and two daughters. They are the highlights of all of my life’s happiest days, and that’s every day.


12 thoughts on “Cee’s Share Your World, Weeks 19 and 20.

  1. I loved your answers, too! I love the beach but if I could have a mountain home near the beach that would be perfect for me, and I like pineapple juice, just not the unsweetened kind, my tummy can’t take it.

    I loved Les Miserables, both the book and the songs from the play/musical. I can’t remember if it was Michael Crawford I heard, maybe it was him. I had the cassettes back then and loved to listen to the songs.

    Your sunsets are beautiful, too. Lovely pictures!


  2. I think we are approaching the dog days of summer in Louisiana – soon we’ll be in the 90’s, so I am envying your winter Down Under. I love your picture of your sunset – and learning a little more about you. I, too, wish to renovate an old house one day. ❀


  3. Beautiful photosβ™₯ I really enjoyed reading your answers. A must for me is an ensuite, strange as I grew up with an outside toilet and “indoor tin bath” until I was 12 years old:) Hope you did eventually receive my email? Have a lovely Sunday Joanne, it’s just a perfect day here on the Coast today. Linda


  4. Wonderful photos! Fun to read your answers too. I have to tell you, I went to a Celcius to Fahrenheit temperature to see just what an Australian considers to be “chilly” and I chuckled to myself! 52 degrees F at night around here is thought of as glorious sleeping weather. Not hot, not cold, perfect for having the windows open! I guess it is all what you are used to, right? πŸ˜‰


  5. I’m with you about needing an adjoining bathroom. And lately I’ve been dreaming about living in an older home, perhaps a Victorian with an adjoining mother-in-law apartment. πŸ™‚ Children are wonderful blessings, aren’t they? Somehow I imagined that you would be a good listener, too!


  6. Your photos are wonderful, and I really enjoyed reading your answers. I’m going to have to hop on board and join Cee’s Share Your World some week. The questions are almost always interesting. πŸ™‚


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