I was tagged by ZEE to write about a couple of things I want to be/do when I’m a “grown-up”…so, here’s my homework, done like a sweet little child!
I love music and in particular piano music and it was a dream of mine to play this piece of music of Mozart! Just like on this track! Take a listen at Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor and you will know why…well, you should love classical music to know why…… although this audio file isn’t the complete concerto!
This is one of my dreams for the last ten years or even more! I actually wrote one story …and one day, I browsed through books in CNA-Sunny Park…- Pretoria – that’s a long time ago as we don’t go to Sunny Park for ages if we are in Pretoria. But, I was, as always, looking at children’s books and paging/reading through a book and suddenly realised that I’m reading “my” story! Very disappointed, I put the book down, and I do regret that, as I always think how I could show people my story and the real book – of course written by somebody else… There were, of course, small differences, but I couldn’t believe how close the story was to mine and there was really no way that anybody could know about the theme of my story as I only retold it to my kids. My colleagues knew I finished a story, but hey, they didn’t have any contact with any writer or even somebody who knew a writer! and I’m still mad at myself for not buying that book! and don’t ask me the title…I was that day too disappointed to even try to look at that book again or to think afterwards about the title…just a simple coincidence! But there was never time again to write anything…maybe it’s just me being too lazy! excuses, excuses…you know that!
When I was 11, I got my first Chess book…it’s somewhere on my blog…about Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky’s games. It’s a book written by a South African writer, Cor Nortje. It was then a dream to play a game against Bobby Fischer, but since that isn’t possible anymore, I would love to play any other Chess Grandmaster! but not an old grumpy one…one of these sexy chess players I’ve blogged recently.
One of my other dreams…to be a vet…when I was about 10-ish… we found a lost cat, but it was really sick and my mum didn’t want us to bring the cat into the house. We had a very old Chev outside under the old huge acorn tree… it was sort of a “play house” for us kids as we always pretended that we “drive” in the car! I kept the little cat in that old car and used a syringe to feed it every day…for a few days. I also remember I wrote a letter to a children’s program on the radio about the cat and if you were lucky and they read your letter, you’d receive a money prize and I was too busy with the cat and then out of the blue, I received a letter from the radio station and I was really disappointed that I missed the day my letter was read!
…To be an air hostess to see countries and to travel…having fun with all the people on the plane…chats and laughs…anyone reading here a psychologist? You want to analyse this mix kind of career-options and personality? hehe..
And..to be on top of Mount Kilimandjaro! When I was 15, I was on top of Mount Aux Sources. I’ve written about that trip somewhere on my blog… if you do a search on my blog with the words: Mount Aux Sources…you will find the entry. Mount Aux Sources is the highest peak in the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa and it’s about 4300m high…so maybe, just maybe, I would be able to make it to the top of Kilimandjaro…in Kenya/Tanzania!
Radetzky-history on this link…
http://www.navalhistory.dk/english/history/1848_1864/heligoland1864.htm and on this link here: