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Sharing My World Week 15

It’s Sharing My World time again, hosted by Cee at her photography blog.


Here are this week’s questions.

For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone?
I’ll read on anything but I always write my blog on my Dell Latitude Ultrabook. I’m not sure what the difference between a laptop and an ultrabook is. It’s actually way outside my budget but I bought it from Dell Outlet, where people buy stuff and then immediately send it back so Dell resell it cheap, so £1100 became £650. Cool! It runs Windows 7.

I need a keyboard to type at any sort of speed. That’s why I use a laptop rather than my tablet or phone. And I need to be able to use it, which is why it runs Windows 7 rather than Windows 8 🙂

My Laptop

Here it is. I’m writing this post on it – freaky!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be either a football (soccer player) or a train driver. Fortunately neither came to pass.

Every summer we visited my Gran in the north of Scotland and to get there we went by train much of the way. The car went with us on the train. It was very exciting, hence “train driver”. As it happens, though, driving a train isn’t as exciting as it looks. As for “football player”, well, doesn’t everyone? The closest I ever got to that dream was handing out half-time oranges at primary school. I didn’t get to play because I sucked.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in a little village, but only until I was five so I don’t really remember it. We then moved to the biggest (only, in fact) city in Cornwall, a teeming metropolis of around twenty thousand people. Ah, city life. The bright lights, the crowds etc etc.

Since then I’ve lived in reasonably-sized cities (Guildford, Cork, Stuttgart) but I like where I live now, a little village again, though I’ve only been here two months. Yesterday was very weird. It was a beautiful day. I was outside doing a bit of gardening, a couple of others were washing their cars. Everyone said “hello”. Then my friend from around the corner came round with two of her little kiddies and we all went to the village market. I felt all grown up. When did that happen?

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Probably around 30, though I like knowing that I’m older when I get all the weird aches and pains. If I’d had these aches and pains at 30 I would have been seriously worried. Here is a list I have compiled of all my ages:

  • Emotional age: 16
  • Life experience age: 30
  • “I’m getting too old for this” age: 52
  • First thing in the morning age: 12
  • Any time after 9pm age: 93
  • Physical age: 107
  • Actual age? Well, I posted a photo a little while ago, have a guess! Anyone guessing over 50 will be removed from my Christmas list.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I hate this question. It doesn’t seem like a “bonus” to me. I’m glad nothing went wrong last week and I hope nothing goes wrong next week? I’ll just copy and paste that from now on.

See you next week!

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  1. April 20, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I especially like your answer to the bonus question! Being ‘glad and hopeful’ seems far more honest real, fleeting and liberating …. much better. than waiting around looking forward to something ( which may never happen) and being tied up permanently with feelings of gratefulness about what happened sounds pretty exhausting. Glad and hopeful ….is good enough for me. ( Truro! Hooray)


    • April 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Hope that nothing goes wrong is good enough for me too.
      You have correctly guessed the city. Truro, yay!


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    April 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Oh, that’s where Truro is? I just heard it mentioned yesterday.

    I am very bad at guessing ages based on looks 😦 I do like your method of breaking down how old you would be though! So, older than 30 and younger than 50?


    • April 21, 2014 at 5:44 am

      I am indeed within that range! I can’t guess age based on looks either. The older I get, the younger everyone else looks 🙂
      I think there’s a Truro in Canada too.


  3. merbear74
    April 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Um, let’s…42?
    Don’t take me off your Christmas list, DM. 🙂


    • April 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

      You’ve guessed low so you’re still on my Christmas list 🙂
      I had high hopes when I was 42, it being the answer to the Ultimate Question and all, but alas it was a year like any other.


      • merbear74
        April 21, 2014 at 11:03 am

        Yeah, I fear it is only downhill from here. LOL


  4. April 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I need a keyboard to type on too. The pads and phones I can’t even begin to use. For the bonus question, don’t even answer it. I don’t always. Thanks for sharing.


    • April 21, 2014 at 5:51 am

      I have particular trouble pasting and adding pictures and so on using a tablet or phone. I’ll need to find a small child to teach me, they all seem to be able to do it!


  5. April 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I also cannot work without a mouse and a real keyboard. Win 8 sucks, so other than a small Win 8 tablet (mistake, shouldn’t have bought it) everything runs Win 7. I have a big laptop with all the bells and whistles — so heavy I can’t pick it up for another 8 weeks and a Dell Ultrabook — that’s what i’ve been using since I got out of the hospital. I think the difference is weight … Ultrabooks have to be less than 5 lbs or something like that.

    Bought pretty much EVERYTHING from the Dell Outlet.YAY discounts.


    • April 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

      We get most of our work computers from Dell Outlet as well. Never anything wrong with any of it. Maybe the occasional scratch, but who cares when you’re saving that much money. I had to buy from the business site, though – it was the only way to get Windows 7!
      You’re probably right about the weight making it an Ultrabook. I can easily carry it around in one hand, it’s an amazing bit of kit. SSD hard drive as well so very fast!


  6. April 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I love all those ages! But I’m going to plead the 5th when it comes to guessing how old you really are – unless I get to peek at your driver’s license. But even if I did get to do that, I won’t say it if you won’t say mine LOL

    Keep on your Christmas list…please?


    • April 21, 2014 at 6:04 am

      Of course you may stay on my Christmas list 🙂
      Actually guessing someone’s age is always fraught with danger, especially from just a picture.


  7. April 21, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Oh man, your ages made me laugh so hard! I completely relate to all of them ~ once 9:00pm comes around I’m absolutely 93 years old at that moment. So awesome, great shares, yet again!


    • April 21, 2014 at 6:05 am

      That 9pm threshold is a real killer 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed my shares!


  8. April 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Brilliant answer to the age question. I’d forgotten about the half-time oranges, thinking about those brought back memories of my old primary school. Seems almost like another life, age is a strange thing 🙂


    • April 21, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Thinking back, it’s hard to believe it was a little version of me.


  9. April 23, 2014 at 4:54 am

    I’ve imagined you to be between 30 – 35 years old. I don’t want to know your older.
    I wish you and the neighbor/friend would take those 2 kids zip lining next weekend.
    Take chocolate with you.


    • April 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

      We’ll go with 30-35 then 😉
      Zip lining with chocolate – messy but fun!


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