Phone Home …

This is this week’s question: Would you want to travel into outer space? Why or why not? Any particular planet or destination?

Initial answer – no way!

But I can’t just say no, otherwise today’s post would be boring.

Pic from The Telegraph

Why or why not – “just ‘cause!”

When I moved to Australia a few years back, I honestly felt like I had moved to another planet. English wasn’t really English, linen sheet were for double, queen or king size, bread was toast, the steering wheel was on the right side not left, the keyboard was QWERTY and not QWERTZ and dinner was tea.

And you’re asking me if I’d like to go to outer space. No way. Australia was as far as I would go. I’m happy where I am and not in the slightest interested in something I know nothing about.

So there you have it… no adventures for me, s’il vous plait!

But stay tuned, it seems to be the month we’re talking about ET and friends 😉

About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog.
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15 Responses to Phone Home …

  1. I will certainly love to travel in space, I want to see how it looks! that is reason enough for me!


  2. Oh,I guess I’ll come up with something for Friday, so I can’t really answer here except that I kind of saw this coming,Iris! I have a fondness for almost every Australian I have ever met.They are almost always friendly beyond reason!I am usually treated like a very close friend from the moment we meet, which is usually unnerving at the beginning but since I have loved so many of them, it has been quirky fun.(My brother had the same experience with Australian soldiers when he was a U S Marine in Viet Nam, of all places!) However, that being said,I have seen enough pictures and movies of Australia to know it is like another world, or, perhaps, several other worlds, with the deviation in geography/typography, and the animals.
    Where is the keyboard QWERTZ, Gr. Britain? It’s QWERTY here, too .Is the Y at the bottom left?


    • Iris B says:

      Oh Tonette, I feel a bit like say “D’oh!” regarding the QUERTZ .. it’s the German layout of the keyboard. It seems the ‘z’ is used more often in the German lingo than they ‘y’ 🙂
      And … what did you “kind of see coming”? That I’d talk about Australia ? LOL


  3. pjharjo says:

    You and me, both, Iris! (going into outer space) And I believe (as we’ve had discussion on here, before) English isn’t really English where you come from, Iris. LOL!


  4. jeff7salter says:

    I’m still formulating my thoughts about outer space, but I WOULD love to visit Australia. And while I’m in that neighborhood, I’ll definitely spend some time in Tazzie.


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