Share Your World, Dec Wk 1, 2018

Share Your World, 12-3-18

Share Your World

What are the most important lesson(s) you’ve learned in life?

  • Listen to your gut…Who knows you better than you!
  • Never judge a book by it’s cover.
  • Instead of hating, try to understand.

How did you meet your husband/wife or significant other? How did you know he/she was “the one”?

I am not married…Yet…We have been talking about it a lot though lately. We have been together for about 3-4 years now, so it’s coming up a lot. We met online though, I went to the online dating site as dare initially and he was actually the first one I picked. My mum made me chose someone else as well to go on a date, even though I really did not like the guy. She wanted me to have choices and I was so resistant, because if it was just beginners luck…Why is that bad? I can go back online,lol…I was also SO lucky because he was starting to shut down his others profiles, so timing was perfect! Now I’ve been with him for numerous years and we are starting to get me to move in and talking about getting married.

If you could take a year-long paid sabbatical, what would you do?

If I could afford to I would travel to three places, one Disneyland, one Hobbit land in New Zealand and the other is all over Ireland. I would stay with my Gran for a bit.

What is your favorite thing to buy at a movie theater concession stand? (credit to The Haunted Wordsmith for this one)

Popcorn…I always need to have popcorn, even if I’ve had dinner beforehand and my tummy is full.

Ok Go Popcorn GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY


Lastly:

What are some Holiday Traditions you and/or your family observe in December?

One traditions that the adults in my family do now, that my Grandfather (now passed away) started. We do a secret Santa for the adults in the family and then we send out a list about what we want. Instead of wrapping it in Christmas Wrapping paper, we wrap the presents in newspaper.

Share Your World, Nov Wk2, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, November 12/11/18

QUESTIONS:

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What’s the most ironic thing you’ve ever witnessed?

I have to steal the “scissors” one. When you get a new pair of scissors, but then you need scissors to get into the scissors package. From an “Upturned Soul”


Let’s talk turkey.  Pro or con?   If pro, which part do you enjoy most?  Is it for Thanksgiving (American Style any way) only?


Since I’m Australian we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. However, we do celebrate Christmas and my cousin (whose a cook) makes the most amazing Turkey AND Ham…I have had a food coma every year so far,lol

If you’d like, share one thing you wish you’d said to someone else, but now you’ll never have the chance.

It’s not so much what I would have said, I just wish that I had walked away sooner. I feel like there was nothing more I could say. I had said all that I could, but I wish I had walked away.


What odd smell do you really enjoy?

I don’t know if this is “odd” but I really like the smell of an open fireplace. The only reason I think it’s odd to enjoy the smell is because, well, it’s fire and burning really, lol


Thankful November….share a story or time when someone did something really great for you.  Alternatively,  share your gratitude moments during this past week.

It was really nice having my baby brother down home this week. When we were little we were really close, then we got to high school. As we’ve gotten older we’ve become close again. It’s been really nice ❤


Halloween and Paganism = Thank you!

https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/wish-people-stop-whingeing-halloween-205427245.html

I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

I am actually part Irish (and I love it).

It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the  a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.

Samhain

A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.

Veil is Thinning

I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!

Samhain is pronounced “sah-win” or “sow-in.”

Do you have any traditions at this time of year?

 

Traditional

Every family and whoever you celebrate Christmas with, most people have certain traditions on how they celebrate Christmas Day. Also possibly the day before and the day after. Whether it’s the food you eat or how you do presents, who you meet up with. There are traditions you do every year for Christmas.

What about the days leading up to Christmas? Every year on the 1st on December my family put up our Christmas Tree. It’s just my Mum and I now, since my brother moved to Melbourne.

Do you have any traditions that lead up to Christmas?

Happy Fireworks Day

In a time of uncertainty, uncertainty politics, uncertain employment, i your country even still going to be there tomorrow. Sometimes it’s good to see traditions continue. I wish my American friends and readers a happy Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States.

Please just remember though fireworks can scare your family pets, so please make sure that your pets are securely secured!

Share Your World!

So I have started a new Blog Challenge! Share Your World! The questions are asked every single Monday, but I will be posting mine on Thursday.

Pleas click the picture below to take you the original Blog post of “Share Your World” blog challenge!

Share Your World

Share Your World – 2015 Week #14

What type of music relaxes you the most or do you prefer silence?

This is kind of a “little from column A and a little from column B” answer. I have moods where I need the music to distract myself, but I also have the times where I need the silence. I have found a type of music though recently (literally this week) where I can listen to the music at any-time … Look up David Arkenstone, you wont be disappointed!

Show us a two of your favorites photographs?  Explain why they are your favorite.   If you are not a photographer, think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.

Ellie3 This is more a of a screenshot of a live safari feed that I watch. If you read my Blog, you will already know how much I love this Safari feed. This one just reminds me of how little baby elephants truly are. How anyone could want to kill such a sweet thing, is beyond me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Oh, come on…What’s NOT to love about this photo?lol…It created such fun and happy times.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

Christmas…I LOVE Christmas and over the years we have changed some and improved others. One of my favourite traditions though is when the adults have our secret santa presents. My Grandfather passed a few years ago and one of his “things” was to wrap presents in newspaper, and since he passed every Christmas the adults wrap their secret Santa presents in newspaper. One of the reasons its my favourite is because we live all over the country, we swap newspapers to wrap the presents in and spend most of the day trying to guess who is whose “Secret Santa”.

If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 50?

Keep up with the travelling, but work towards becoming a Librarian earlier. If you have to work full time and study at the same time…DO IT!

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

My partner not making me feel guilty about wanting to spend some alone time, because I was stressed out about an assignment due this week. I am looking forward to NOT having to make another public presentation…Ever Again!lol

Ancient Ways

Came back from my little trip away, as one does, and also it seems these days as one does I signed into my Facebook account when I got home and replied to the messages and comments that I needed to. Off in the right hand top corner I noticed that in the “trending” column (relates to what is ‘tredning’ on Twitter) and I saw the word Colosseum.

Clicked on the link and I was horrified to discover that two tourists decided to engrave their initials on this ancient monument!

US Tourists caught carving names into Colosseum Rome! The Guardian.com

Being a lover of ancient times and stories, I was completely horrified (as thankfully, a lot of others seem to be as well). When did this start happening? Whose to blame? I was reminded recently of a group of young models that travelled overseas recently and a couple of these young ladies showing their ankles in a mosque!

I think it’s time we brought into school a type of “cultural” class or cultural workshops. That’s just my opinion, but it couldn’t harm to have one now could it?

 

Boxing Day

So here in the land “Down Under” on the 26th of December (the day after Christmas, for all those new players at home) Australia and other countries that fall under the “Commonwealth” countries. Commonwealth countries are usually countries where Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family of England still ultimately rule.

Originally where this day originated from, was when servants and tradespeople would receive a “box of gifts” from their bosses or employers.

Today to celebrate this day here is a video of a cat…Trust me, it’s funny =P

Published on 23 Apr 2014