Share Your World with a Twist – September 22, 2020

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Time flies and it’s been ages since I did a share your world. However, this one is with a twist and I can answer these questions, although I haven’t read a single Harry Potter book. Somehow I never got into that. I read Riddle from the Middle’s answers and decided to join in. So, let’s get started:

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Which side? Your side? My side?

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SHARE YOUR WORLD MEETS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

Have you ever driven the wrong way on a one-way street?

How did this come about?

No, I havent. But I’ve driven on the wrong side of the road. That happened many years ago when I drove off a ferry and happily headed for a town close by where I was to meet my friend who was going to navigate us on a vintage car rallye. Only problem was, that I had arrived in Scotland where you drive on the left side of the street…

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six year old me

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As a kid, did you ever decide to run away?

Did you have a plan? Take a pet? Sandwiches?

Yes, I did. My parents were on a winter holiday somewhere afar in the snow, while I had to go to school and stay with my paternal grandparents. If I remember correctly I was a first grader. My grandfather and I never really hit it off, because I was his first grand child and a girl – he had expected a boy.

One morning we got into an argument because he had given me some pocket money the day before and I had already spent it on stickers I collected. He was of the opinion that I should have put it into my piggy bank and scolded me for not saving it. I was really angry and got very emotional, because my spending it caused such a commotion. After all it was my money! So I just threw a couple of things into my school bag and decided to leave for my maternal grandma… (never made it there, because my paternal grandmother got hold of me when I left the elevator).

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main stair case of the Vienna State Opera

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You suddenly found you have a hidden talent for playing a musical instrument.

What musical instrument do you hope that accompanies your talent? Any particular song?

It must be the piano – but no particular song. I had lessons when I was in my youth and I enjoyed the idea of being able to play. But practicing was not one of my favorite chores.

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How I Wear My Pearls

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Do you accessorize with jewelry?

There was an opal necklace (cursed) and Slytherin’s locket (also cursed) in the Potter story. Have you had any heirloom jewelry passed down through generations? Is it more „keepsake“ or do you wear it on occasion (hopefully not cursed)?

Do I accessorize with jewelry? My middle name spells out JEWELRY! No, just joking. But yes, I like rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings – the whole lot. I shared How I Wear My Pearls here some time ago.

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arm candy – going a bit crazy on Hermès silk and enamel bracelets

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Since my grandparents had to flee their home town and country in World War II there was no heirloom to be passed on to me. My grandma told me that all jewelry was spent on buying food and whatever was needed during that time.

One of my „passions“ is arm candy. So you’ll find me sporting silver or leather bracelets and often a silk Hermès Twilly, too.

By the way,

you can still join my giveaway for this Hermès Twilly here!

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one of my “jewelry” passions – a silk Twilly

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And now the TRADITIONAL QUESTIONS:

What ingredients go into your favorite salad?

 

  • Lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • carrots
  • red, orange or yellow bell peppers (no green ones!)
  • cucumber
  • celery
  • radish

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As a dressing I like to mix olive oil and balsamico vinegar with a bit of salt and freshly ground pepper.

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Share something that really irritates you

When I started my apprenticeship ages ago we learned in school that those who were in the German army had to wait 24 hours before being allowed to file a complaint. This is one of the best rules I’ve learnt, because I used to be quite the emotional type and got worked up in no time. I’ve learned that an agitated choice of words and emotional letters flying back and forth don’t often lead to a successful outcome.

Many years later I had a boss who didn’t make any crucial decisions before having slept on them for a night and thinking about the pros and cons thoroughly. Over the years I’ve improved a great deal and I’m slowly but surely getting there. I no longer write agitated letters or messages, don’t scream at people (I only do so when in the car and due to idiotic drivers on the road, which makes my daughter and nieces always laugh). I try to take out any negative emotion if I feel I have to get personal.

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where do I go from here?

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So what really irritates me is when I’m trying my best to word something as neutral as possible, yet with the right words to let the other one know how I feel, is when that person rants right back at me, without thinking things over and accuses me with whatever comes to mind in a state of anger. Which leaves me thinking now what and where do I go from here?

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Macarons and some bubbly can really make a day – COViD or not

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What are your favorite „lounging around the house“ items of clothing?

Now that a lot of people „lounge around the house“ waiting for the all clear in respect to COVID being shown the door, have those lounging items changed?

My favorite lounging around the house items vary. In summer it will be a comfy cotton dress and in winter I like to wear a pair of comfortable (sweat) pants with a nice t-shirt and a cosy sweater.

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GRATITUDE (optional)

Please feel free to share something about Autumn (or Spring if you’re gearing up for that) that you especially enjoy.

Presently I’m grateful for the lovely sunny weather we’re having. Especially in times like these, were COVID cases are increasing rapidly again, blue skies and sunshine make the world look a lot better.

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Thank you, Melanie and Roger for your share your world ideas!

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This is the final week of Roger and Melanie co-hosting Share Your World. Click over and check out their blogs.

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What are your answers to Roger’s and Melanie’s questions?

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🙂.      Stay safe and have a very HAPPY day!       🙂

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14 Comments
  • Melanie
    September 22, 2020

    Thanks Claudia for Sharing Your World and some great fashion ideas! I really enjoyed reading your answers to these questions and am glad you enjoyed answering them! Have a fabulous week! ☺

    • happyface313
      September 23, 2020

      🙂 Thank YOU for all the questions you come up with again and again.
      Sometimes I can answer spontaneously and sometimes they make me think. A rather excellent challenge!
      You have a very HAPPY week too, dear Melanie! 🙂

  • Ines
    September 22, 2020

    Danke für die Einblicke. Auf Sellerie im Salat verzichte ich dankend, bei der Ablehnung der grünen Paprika sind wir uns einig :).

    Genieß die Sonnentage!

    • happyface313
      September 23, 2020

      😀 Da muss ich doch ganz laut lachen, liebe Ines.
      Stangensellerie ist in der Tat nicht Jedermanns Sache. Mag an meiner Amerika-Zeit liegen, wo davon doch viel mehr gegessen wird als hier.
      Wichtig ist, dass er so gut “geschält” wird, dass man keine Fransen im Mund hat und darüber hinaus muss er richtig knackig sein.
      Vielleicht bekommen wir heute ein kurzes Gewitter, aber mit etwas Glück wird der Donnerstag noch mal ein richtig schöner Spätsommer-Tag.
      Liebe Grüße 🙂

  • Laura
    September 22, 2020

    I feel the same way about people who wait for an opening to shoot back a response instead of listening to understand. It’s frustrating to feel like you’re talking to a brick wall.

    • happyface313
      September 23, 2020

      🙂 Thank you, dear Laura,
      you know exactly how it feels!
      A very HAPPY week to you 🙂

  • janet
    September 23, 2020

    Such good advice about waiting 24 hours. So often things that felt terribly important or aggravating don’t seem that way at all after a time and you have no foot to take out of your mouth. 🙂 I enjoyed reading your answers and wish I had some of your salad handy for dinner tonight. I’m sorry there were no heirlooms to pass down to you but better to have your grandparents!

    I hope your week’s off to a most excellent start, dear Claudia.

    janet

    • happyface313
      September 24, 2020

      🙂 That’s exactly right, dear Janet.
      Time does a lot – and in this case it helps!
      My salad was delicious – less the celery that I can’t seem to get here presently.
      Take care and have a very HAPPY day 🙂

  • Sabine Gimm
    September 23, 2020

    Die ersten vier Harry-Potter-Bände habe ich noch gelesen. Beim 5. wurde es mir dann zu langweilig. Die Filme hab ich alle gern gesehen.

    Klavier spielen lernen wollte ich früher auch einmal. Mit der Gitarre hat es ein bisschen besser geklappt.

    Von zu Hause weglaufen wollten wir wohl alle einmal als Kind. Ich war aber nie weit weg. Länger als 5 Minuten hielt ich es eh nie aus, bevor ich reuemütig umkehrte.

    Liebe Grüße Sabine

    • happyface313
      September 24, 2020

      🙂 Ich stelle mir gerade vor, wie Du mit Deinem gepackten Täschchen (was war drin?) nach 5 Minuten wieder zurück nach Hause kehrst, liebe Sabine.
      Liebe Grüße 🙂

  • Martina
    September 23, 2020

    Was für ein amüsanter und interessanter Post mit vielen schönen Fotos (die Perlen!).
    Liebe Grüße 😉

    • happyface313
      September 24, 2020

      🙂 Dankeschön, liebe Martina
      und liebe Grüße 🙂

  • Claudia
    September 26, 2020

    Interessante Fragen,spannende Antworten! Danke für die persönliche Einblicke in dein Leben!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Claudia

    • happyface313
      September 26, 2020

      🙂 Dankeschön, liebe Claudia!
      Ich bin schon auf Deinen Orange und Violett-Beitrag gespannt 😉
      Schönen Abend und liebe Grüße 🙂

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