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Sharing My World Week 14

It’s Share Your World time again, courtesy of Cee over at her photography blog. I’ll dive straight in.


If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
That’s a tricky one.

Tricky tricky tricky.

I’ll go with the following:


Bumpy road. That’s what most days are like. Especially at the moment when we’re still clearing up the work from last weekend while “normal” work is also there to be done. It can be quite confusing, like the following sign.


Picture by Dickbauch, public domain

What the hell? I’ve been on a “roundabout of roundabouts” like this somewhere to the north of London, while following friends in another car. In the end I pretty much just followed them and hoped for the best. I didn’t have a clue what was going on. At least the hospital with A&E (that’s ER) department is clearly marked in case of unfortunate collisions!

Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders), extra long (at least halfway down your back) or bald?
Short! “Four” on the back and sides, “eight” on the top (that’s measured in eighths of an inch). Here’s a picture of me from one of our websites, to illustrate (taken at Chapel Porth, Cornwall). Currently my hair is about the same length (I get it cut every 6 weeks) but I’ve lost a few pounds! Yay!



When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs? Would you like to have more of this? (Note: the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)
No touching. I emit an aura of “stay away” somehow. There are one or two friends I hug but I never initiate it.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $100?
I wouldn’t be able to as it’s not legal tender. So the first thing to do is to convert it to GBP. I’m assuming that we’re talking USD here so that comes to just under £60, currently. Suddenly that doesn’t sound so much.

That’s a bit over a full tank of petrol for my Fiesta. I think I’d fill up the car, drive somewhere nice and I’d have a bit left over for some food and bits and bobs. Here’s somewhere nice (Colliford Lake, Cornwall).

Colliford Lake


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful that the work at the weekend went well. I’m looking forward to getting the rest of it cleared away next week (though it probably won’t be completely done).

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    April 13, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Oh, that’s a good picture of you!

    Darn conversion rates, $100 just doesn’t go that far nowadays. Maybe a taxi so I wouldn’t have to deal with those road signs?


    • April 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

      The photo was taken by a professional!
      Good idea about the taxi, but then the money wouldn’t go very far at all. I was amazed by the price of taxis these days – turns out that to go from my work into town (about 6 miles) will already burn up about £15 😦


      • NotAPunkRocker
        April 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

        About the same here (well, you know what I mean). They aren’t around unless you’re at the airport, so they don’t have to compete and can charge crazy fares.


        • April 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

          Maybe I’m in the wrong job 🙂
          Taxi, anyone?


  2. Gilraen
    April 13, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I think I join you in your choice of traffic signs. Specifically the bumpy one 🙂


    • April 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

      Most days do have a few bumps in them!


  3. April 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Love the magic roundabout & the beautiful picnic spot. Must say, you look dashing in your pic too. Good luck with the rest of the work 🙂


    • April 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      It is a beautiful spot. “Dashing” – cool! It’s amazing what a professional photographer can do. Everyone at the office was very pleased with their photos.
      Thanks for the good luck wishes. We should be OK now, the trickiest stuff is done, pretty much.


  4. April 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this week. I enjoyed reading your answers.


  5. April 14, 2014 at 4:31 am

    That’s a real sign for bumpy roads? It looks like a boobie’s ahead sign.
    Your roundabout sign, whoa, A&E is a cable network over here, I’d still be going in a circle.

    With your good looks and fantastic brain power something is terribly wrong with those Cornwall women.
    I’m befuddled!

    Would $60. buy you a zip line ride?
    Spread those wings young one.


    • April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, that’s a real sign for a bumpy road!
      A&E = “Accident and Emergency” (once upon a time it was called “Casualty”). There’s no way I’d be able to negotiate that roundabout!
      Cornish women, heh? What can you do.
      There is one zip line in Cornwall that I know of and I’m sure it wouldn’t be that much! Looks a bit dangerous though 😦


      • April 15, 2014 at 3:28 am

        Ok Cornish, suppose it matters if you live there.
        For my birthday I asked my son for zip line tickets and I’m taking his girlfriend with me. Yes, I like her, honest.


        • April 15, 2014 at 10:13 am

          Good luck on your zip line adventure. It does sound quite exciting!


  6. April 14, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Bumpy roads – I love that! I would have to go with that one as well! 🙂


    • April 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      I would apply to most people, I expect!


  7. April 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Love your answers and you hair is cool 🙂


  8. April 19, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Love the magic roundabout 🙂 And you’re so right, £60 really doesn’t stretch very far nowadays!


    • April 19, 2014 at 6:13 am

      It’s not so much fun when you’re driving round it I think!
      I’m sure once upon a time £60 was a fortune, but that’s inflation and whatnot for you.


  1. April 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

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