Share your world – 2nd February 2022

Bit of a mixed bag this week, on a high night today is my 31st Wedding anniversary…that’s quite an achievement, right? Sadly we also said goodbye to our dog, Chloe. She was with us for nearly 16 years. She was mostly blind, deaf, had heart problems, kidneys were giving out, but in the end, she developed lymphoma. They said she might make it til Christmas, she managed a bit longer. My sweet girl…the house seems so quiet without her.


Onto this week’s SYW questions


What is one topic you love to talk about? Photography, that and my animals…you would never have guessed right? lol

Ask the wonder question . ‘But so, suppose there was a magical wizard standing right in front of you and you could turn your life into anything you wanted, what would you do? ‘  For example: What, who, where, why? ‘  A world with no pandemic (or wars)…I know it sounds boring, but I actually love my life. I don’t think there is much I would change, except maybe a larger studio with more parking?

Could you adjust to life without any internet?
This means the net has theoretically failed and there’s no cyber connection any longer.  Things have gone back to the old ways of land-line telephones (because cells don’t work without the ‘Net) and handwritten
letters.  Paper newspapers and magazines.  Hardbound books.  Having to actually do finances with ledgers, paper and pen or pencil.  There are a myriad of things the internet brings with it that I think we’ve all gotten so used to that we now take them for granted.   The Millennials and generations after them don’t know the ‘old ways’ at all really in my opinion.

OMG no! My whole life and business are dependent on the Net. I would hate to be without it. Of course, we would all adjust, but of the horror of it…please don’t even jest!

What do you think is unique about the human ‘animal’ (homo sapien)? Our ability to be vicious for no apparent reason. Our ability to make horrible weapons and diseases. Our ability build things with our hands. Other animals can think, care, show affection and love, and often they do it far better than we do. We may be the dominant species (or at least think we are), but are we really??????



I may have lost my dog, but I had nearly 16 amazing, wonderful years full of unconditional love, laughter and cuddles. I am grateful I still have young Mr Dexter, who is currently feeling very lost and alone without his big sister. But together we will both be OK.

Chloe and Dexter last Christmas

I am grateful to my Moth (man of the house) for 31 fabulous years of marriage, sure we’ve had our ups and downs, doesn’t everyone? But mostly it’s been amazing, especially the last decade – less financial stress, more travel, more freedom (kids grown-up) and then we both got into photography. We have seen more, done more and visited some great locations and shared some truly incredible experiences.

I wish you all a safe and happy week…

~ Julz, xo