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What is your favourite couch potato activity: readings, watching movies, watching sports, napping, anything on TV, computer games, play cards, or other?

My favourite couch potato activity is watching Australian Rules football,  cricket, and movies of pretty much any sort.  Now as years advance, I find that I will often ‘study the notes’ on the inside of my eyelids when watching the telly.  This can get me into trouble especially if it is a noisy ‘study period’. When watching television, in general, it must be a light program…no heavy documentaries or the like.  Television is for escapism.

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What is your favorite toppings on pizza?

Two words…super supreme…which is just about everything available.

 

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What is favourite genre of movie or book?

Mystery, crime and adventure.  Matthew Reilly and any author who writes and interesting fast paced book which keeps me up at night turning pages.  Once again reading is for pleasure, escapism, enjoyment.  Biographies and the like are not high on my agenda for reading.  

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Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake first?

No, but I do save the best part of anything until last.

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Share Your World 2013

SYW commences on Mondays-Week 7

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Have you watched or plan to watch any of the 2014 Winter Olympics?

I watched part of the opening ceremony and some of the events held the next day.  Unfortunately it commences around midnight and ends around 0600.

What is your favorite winter Olympic event? Would you ever want to be an expert in that sport?

Because I have never participated in any Winter Olympics type sports I don’t really have a favourite.  I  like the skating events, from speed to ice dancing.  Curling is always a fun event to watch but never given more than the ten seconds on news services.    

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Have you ever met an Olympic Athlete?

That’s easy…..never!  However, I did meet/chat with a few athletes at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.  I was a marshal at the opening and closing ceremonies…a real buzz and highly recommended to any who has the opportunity.  During the last night of competition I watched the women’s long jump and 4 x one hundred metres finals.  The next night, as athletes left the field after the closing ceremony,  three attractive young girls asked me to take their photo.  They wanted a picture of themselves as they sat on the running track, because the track was being removed  the next day.  Out of interest I asked their names and realised they were the competitors from the previous night’s events. 

I don’t think any of them competed at Olympic level, but it the best I can do!!

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Do you have a favourite athlete?  Name sport.

My favourite sport is Australian rules football.  My favourite team is Collingwood…a suburb of Melbourne.  With around 80,000 members Collingwood is one of the most powerful teams playing in the Australian football League.

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What is your favourite exercise or sport? Is there a reason why?

I played a little over 100 games, of Australian Rules Football, in my late teens early twenties.  Then work interfered with my sport and I stopped.  Exercise?  I could run for miles in those days however, exercise these days is a dirty word due to lower joints showing signs of football wear.  One knee is bone on bone and the other side is a bung ankle.

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SYW commences on Mondays-Week 6

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Share Your World-Wk-5

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If you had a choice to live anywhere would be your preference salt water beaches, forest, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

Freshwater lakes.  

Salt water beaches are sandy and salty both of which get in your clothes and ruin cars, buildings and any other possessions your may own.  Yes, I’m known as “Bah! Humbug!”

I love forests but forests and fires go hand in hand in my neck of the woods.  

Ski resort is too cold…besides I can’t ski and there I would need to live in a hot tub to keep warm.  After half an hour in a hot tub I would look like ETs neck….and the desert…what did I say about sand.  

Therefore it is a freshwater lake.  Even if surrounded by forest when the fire came I could jump into the water and NOT get salt or sand in my locks and other parts unmentionable…

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What was your favorite toy as a child  . . . and now?

The only toys I can think of  are a battery operated 1920s style car and Donald Campbell’s BlueBird which he used to set the land speed record in the early sixties.  Today my favourite toy would be my Nikon D90, 300mm lens followed by computers of various varieties.  That is, iPads, ipods, laptops, PCs, just whatever I am using at the time.

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Which do you prefer sweet, salty or both at the same time? .

Hands down….sweet.  Anything sweet.  For special occasions, for example football grand final….you can’t beat my favourite concoction…Cheezels with a Jelly Bean through the hole.

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

Aren’t they cold???.  Anything below twenty (Celsius) is cold.

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SYW commences on Mondays-Week 5

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Share Your World-Week-4

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Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?

I can do either, although if I am feeling a bit flat getting me to out can be difficult.  Have often gone out for half an hour only to return three hours later…sober I might add 🙂

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What is the most number of blankets you’ve ever had on your bed?

Probably tow of three in a really  frosty night.

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You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?

I don’t particularly like big gatherings but was invited to a function at which our then Prime Minister was a guest speaker.  Even able to shake hands with him.  Has anyone else ever heard of a ‘…dead fish…’ handshake? 

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Do you like talking to people on the phone? Or do you prefer voice mail or email?

definitely on the phone for the immediate reaction etc.  Voicemail gives time to prepare a response and as for email…I have been on the receiving end of so many’…I will let you know as soon as…’ emails in the past twelve months that it is almost becoming a legal  battle.

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SYW commences on Mondays-Week 04

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Share Your World-14Wk-03

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My mind is back from its holiday of short answers

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

At this point in my life…taking a photo of which I can say: ‘…that’s a damn good photo, even if I do say so myself…’  

Creating an A4 hardback coffee table picture book of some of my African photos was also a bit of a buzz.  I have also considered creating a small reader from my Pete and Pearl post.  My grand kids…if they ever happen may have a bit of fun reading it.

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Jello or Pudding? And what is your favourite flavour?

My first thought was that Jello was the same as what we call Jam which is essentially made from fruit.  Jell-O, according to Wikipedia is a pudding…confusion.  Then I thought I found a recipe for jello which sounded like our jelly.  Then I read the part about storing it in the cupboard….more confusion!

So to stop any more confusing thoughts………..I love ice-cream and jelly

Jell-O – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jell-O

Jell-O is a brand name belonging to Illinois-based Kraft Foods for varieties of gelatin desserts, including fruit gels, puddings and no-bake cream pies

The main ingredients in Jello are: 

1) Water — this is the biggest component. 
2) Sugar — it’s sweet! Some gelatin desserts 
are sugar-free and have substitutes like 
aspartame in them. 
3) Proteins — these are what makes the jello 
hold together. Long stringy molecules get tied 
up in loose knots which also hold the water molecules 
in and keep them from flowing freely. It’s not so 
stiff that it can’t jiggle though. 
4) Flavorings — natural or artificial. 
5) Colorings — That bright green or red color! 
6) Maybe a preservative or two to keep it from going bad when stored for a long time in the cupboard. Also perhaps something to make it flow easily, even when the humidity is high. Sugar gets stuck in lumps if stored in a high humidity environment. 

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Is there a language you would like to learn?.

Based on our geographical location I think all school children, from an early age, should be learning at least one of the languages spoken by our northern neighbours and trading partners.  Furthermore it should be taught by a qualified teacher who is a ‘native’ of the country, that is, spoken the language from birth.  Some of our language teachers have studied the language somewhere and if we are lucky have spent a relatively short period of time travelling in that country.  

I should be a politician as the question has not as yet been answered!  

I was taught French at school and loved it.  So either brushing up on French or learning spoken Cantonese or Japanese would be my preferred choice of language.  Although, having ‘taught’ Indonesian for about six weeks I do know that a language which comprises the known the alphabet, appears easier.  

The fact that I was taking (teaching) Indonesian classes further supports my argument for ‘native speaking’ language teachers.

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Do you prefer juice or fruit?

I don’t think I have an absolute preference.  Some fruits I like in season…juice is good all year.  Both need to have an Australian Made sticker on them.

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Share Your World 2013

SYW commences on Mondays-Week 03

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If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

It used to be Canada as I spent a summer there when I was younger….why, because I enjoyed my time travelling and it did remind me of Oz at times.  Right now I am in love with South Africa, or more so, the animals.  I would love to be a guide in Kruger Park or close by.  Even if it was only for a few months.

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Music or silence while working?

Depends what I am doing.  Sometimes noise to block out distractions other times don’t make any noise while I am concentrating!

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What is your favorite color?

Bright ones….especially blues and greens.

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Do you have a bucket list?  What are your three items?  A bucket list are things you want to do before you die.

Not really.  But I would like to continue travelling over the next few years, even if only for a few weeks each year.  However, sometimes it is hard to have all that one desires.

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Share Your World 2013

SYW commences on Mondays-Week 02

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What are some of your favourite type of proteins to eat? (meat, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)

Love tasty cheeses, lived on mutton while younger and working in NSW in shearing sheds.  Nuts are only snacks as far as I am concerned…do not like meals with nuts included.  Not allergic, just chewed down on one when pointy end was up (and down) once.  Really painful.

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Are you a morning or night person? 

Shearing sheds require staff to be working at 0730, so breakfast, travelling to work etc was usually completed prior to 0700.  So am used to early mornings and used to find it easy to stay up late.  So a bit of both.

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What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water or other?

Tea..if it is pot made.  Only tolerate tea bag tea, which most of the world of tea drinkers seems to consume these days.  Coffee otherwise

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Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favourite?

Touch was ninety percent of my job when wool classing.  Soft hands  were an absolute necessity to discern soft wool from softer wool.  Sight was also a big part and a huge part of photography.  I still think touch is important but maybe not as important as sight now that I am no longer classing wool.

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SYW commences on Mondays-Week 01

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