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Sharing My World Week 12

It’s time once again in draliman-land to Share My World, courtesy of Cee at Cee’s photography blog! This is a chance for bloggers to get to know each other a little bit better by answering some questions.

Here is the badge.


And here are the questions.

What is your most favourite smell/scent?
That’s a tricky one. I like the smell of freshly-mown grass (I borrowed that from someone else, but I do). I also like the smell of bacon cooking.

Mmm, bacon.

Here’s a picture of my tea the other day, some of which I bought in the monthly village market.


Bacon for my tea. Mmm, bacon.

That brown stuff is Worcester Sauce. Mmm, Worcester Sauce. And bacon.

Mmm, bacon.

I rate that tea at three out of five heart attacks. On the other hand I eat maybe one fried egg a year (the cooker in my rented place was rubbish) so I don’t feel too guilty.

How do you write: computer, longhand or other?
Other? What would that be then? I use the Force to conjure the words into the ether, there to reside until I need them again.

Actually, I tried that once but it didn’t work out. I could never find the words again. Everywhere I looked someone was waving his hand and saying “These are not the words you’re looking for.”

Ha ha. Ah haha.

I write everything on my computer. I write posts like this straight into WordPress and I write all stories in Word and then paste them in. My handwriting is not the best. Sometimes I come back to something I wrote ages ago and I can’t even tell what I wrote.

Your favourite blog post that you have written? (add link)
Oh dear, how can I choose? I can’t so I’m going to shamelessly do three. A kiddie’s one, a little story and one with a sort of moral (though it may not be obvious).

Spider Army (short kiddie poem with DraliDoodles)
Baptism of Fire (short story)
Until the End of Time (mock diary – be careful what you wish for)

What’s one of your favourite books from childhood?
Oh boy, I have no idea. My childhood was soooo long ago and I read so many books that I can’t remember. Just little flashes. I remember a lot of the books I read at school, but we had to analyse them to death so I didn’t really enjoy them.

It would probably have been sci-fi or fantasy, like The Hobbit. Okay, we’ll go with The Hobbit.

Here is a picture I just took of my copy of The Hobbit. Professional photographer that I am, it features a flash reflection and it’s on its side. But… Hobbits!


Yay, Hobbits!

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week happened. I’m grateful nothing bad happened. Next week there’s some big stuff going on at work which I can’t afford to mess up, culminating in a weekend of doing the bulk of the tricky stuff, so I can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to that.

I guess I’m just fundamentally an ungrateful person 😦 .

And on that bombshell… see you again next week!

  1. merbear74
    March 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I also love the smell of freshly mowed grass, but I eat my bacon afterward cause I don’t want grass shavings on it. πŸ˜›

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    • March 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Good thinking, no-one likes grassy bacon πŸ™‚


      • merbear74
        March 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

        I know, just disgusting. πŸ™‚


  2. March 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks so very much for sharing with us again this week. I enjoyed your answers.


  3. March 28, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Mmmmm Nothing like the smell of bacon in the morning – and coffee! You always have the most awesome fun posts, Dr. Ali! It always brings a smile to my face!


    • March 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Yep, coffee and bacon really hits the spot!
      I’m glad that my posts make you smile πŸ™‚


  4. Aiming for Simplicity
    March 29, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I’m hedging bets that like me, whilst you love the smell of mown grass, doing the mowing not so fun!


    • March 29, 2014 at 4:24 am

      You’re not wrong! One of my least favourite activities, for sure.


  5. March 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Great answers, you’re always so funny. I only read ‘The Hobbit’ recently. I’d read ‘Lord of the Rings’ twice, but had never got around to ‘The Hobbit’. I wanted to read it before I saw the films & I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚


    • March 30, 2014 at 5:20 am

      I’ve read “Lord of the Rings” twice too (I’ve seen the films more times!). “The Hobbit” is more of a kiddie book but still good. I haven’t seen any of the Hobbit films yet though – I’m waiting until they’re all released (I don’t like getting left in the middle!).
      I’m glad you enjoy my answers!


  6. March 30, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Hmmm, yes to bacon, it’s one of my last cheat foods.
    Remember the song, “Just Dropped In … to see what condition my condition was in.” I’m grateful for my music.
    Grateful nothing bad happened, that’s it? Be grateful for your rain, we are so dry here.


    • March 30, 2014 at 5:48 am

      I remember the song and how it goes, but not who sang it!
      We’ve had so much rain this year it has nowhere to go, the ground is saturated. I guess it’s better than not enough water, though.


      • April 3, 2014 at 4:32 am

        First Edition, one of their few songs that I liked. It reminded me of Marilyn and all she’s going through. I then wondered if you recalled it.


  7. NotAPunkRocker
    March 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Mmmm, bacon.

    Sorry, I can’t seem to get past bacon at the moment, but I am sure the rest of the post was awesome too! πŸ˜‰


    • March 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      I wrote more after bacon? Wow, I must have been in a trance or something πŸ™‚
      Mmm, bacon.


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