Share your world – 15th September 2020

I am already six days into my 53rd year, my birthday passed last week with NO fanfare, I had a lot of text msgs, some phone calls and loads of Facebook messages and that is fine. We can’t go out to eat with friends (what I would normally do), even my favourite takeaways are mostly closed. My Hubby was not well with a bad head cold (he had a negative Covid test) So I threw some party pies in the oven! I did have a glass of wine lol. Yay for Global Pandanemic styled celebrations hahaha.

This week’s SYW by Roger and Melanie is from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince;

Roger’s Questions:

  • You have just been gifted a magic wand that specializes in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete? Only two? Washing the floors and cleaning the bathroom…hate both. They are not good on my back and knees. I can cope with vacuuming the rest of the house, we have tiles and I can (and do) zip around with my little vacuum, but washing the floors is such an arduous chore.
  • At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase? Assuming that the levitation pills come with anti vertigo kick as well (I hate heights) it could be interesting, but then wasted as I would not go up very high. I don’t think I’d like the handshake shockers, that is so mean. I guess instant darkness? Just not exactly sure WHAT I would do with it? Although now the days are getting longer it wont be long before it is very bright very early…so making it dark again for sleeping might be nice lol.
  • In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it? I have no idea to be honest, I’d offer it to my daughter and single friends, see if they want it, as I have no use for it. I have my wonderful hubby and two fantastic daughters, what more do I need?
  • You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need? I would be tempted to use it myself and then buy a lottery ticket, but that’s a little selfish isn’t it. I suppose if I won the ‘big one’ I could then share the love and wealth? I have some many things I would love to spend money on, but nothing I really need. Still it’s fun to imagine your fantasy house, car, holiday (insert camera gear lol).


I guess I am grateful, my Husband’s COVID test came back negative. I mean he is grumpy with just a head cold, but this damn virus is leaving people with long suffering after affects, that are horrible. It’s so sad. Thankfully our numbers are quite low due to our strict lock down.

It’s not exactly a gratitude thing…but I wanted to mention the bush fires. Australia was burning not quite six months ago. Horrible catastrophic, unheard of infernos…now the US has it too. Every year they get worse, it’s scary. This is the time of year our fire fighters head overseas to help out (as they do for us), but it’s just not possible with this global pandemic. We are again heading towards the Summer months and our next bush fire season. I have to silently wonder what is in store next time? Surely last season was a once in 10 year event and it will be quiet again for a few years now.

We found this nest while gardening, long since abandoned, I hand painted some plastic eggs and then did a mini Spring shoot…cue huh? But not exactly Harry Potter styled, still…

Stay safe, stay well…

~ Julz