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Sharing My World Week 28

The twenty-eighth week of the year has rolled around and so it’s time to Share My World! The questions are posed by Cee over at her photography blog.


Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?
Hell yeah! I pretended I was ill so I didn’t have to go to school. I ended up on a parade float singing “Twist and Shout”. I was on TV and everything! Everyone at school thought I was really ill and started a collection to help me. Here’s a picture.

Ferris Bueller Parade

Look at me! Look at me!
(Picture taken from fanpop.com)

Oh, wait a moment. That doesn’t sound like me. That was “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off“. It wasn’t me at all 😦 .

No, I’ve never been in a parade.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?
I would go, just to see if opera is as annoyingly awful as it sounds on the TV. There’s always a chance that I’ll enjoy it, as I often enjoy arty stuff live that I don’t when it’s recorded.

Why did you start your blog?
I wanted somewhere to post my life musings to the world – all the little bits of witty wisdom I’ve picked up over the years. However, I quickly ran out of wisdom and started writing little stories instead. I also post photos sometimes!

I think it’s great that modern technology gives us a chance to put our stories and photos out there where people can see them, rather than requiring some sort of professional contract with an agent or gallery in order to showcase our work.

What is your favourite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)
I like Christmas dinner with the family. We all meet up, open presents, have a lovely dinner and then play little games.

I also enjoy my own little traditions – “fish ‘n chip van Friday”, “pizza Saturday” and “sausage Sunday”.

My traditions seem to be very highly food-themed πŸ™‚

See you all next week for another edition of “Share Your World”!

  1. July 20, 2014 at 7:09 am

    You had me at Twist and Shout πŸ™‚

    Then I looked at the pic and thought,wow, Dr Ali looked sooo much like Ferris…

    I like your food theme! I’d need a new wardrobe each month though πŸ™‚


    • July 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Yeah, that wasn’t me πŸ™‚
      Funny how all my personal “traditions” revolve around food!


  2. July 20, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Ali, You fooled me for a while also with the parade story. That movie was a big favorite of my son’s. I helped decorate a float in college, but was never in a parade either. It’s nice that your family gets together like that. Those are the things you really remember. Pictures at a time like that are the best. You made me hungry writing about food. Those are all things I love. Well done. πŸ™‚ —Susan


    • July 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

      It’s such a cool film. I’d forgotten how old it was until I remembered that I first saw it in German when I lived in Stuttgart – and that was 1990/91! And it’s even older than that.
      I really look forward to visiting the fish and chip van after work on a Friday (that’s the only day they come to the village). It’s a nice treat after a week’s work and they make really really good fish and chips πŸ™‚


  3. July 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I love that movie (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), the first time I saw it I nearly died laughing.
    I think traditions being food-themed is pretty global actually, they certainly are for me lol πŸ™‚


    • July 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

      It’s a great film!
      I’m glad I’m not the only food-obsessed person πŸ™‚


  4. NotAPunkRocker
    July 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    So you’re really Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago? That would explain some of the food traditions!


    • July 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Gets me into all the best restaurants πŸ™‚


  5. July 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Do you still have a fish and chip van visit?! My hubby was just talking about the one that used to visit his village when he was a kid and about how great the chips were! πŸ™‚


    • July 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

      It just started a few weeks ago. They did it for a month to see how it went and apparently it was worth their while to keep coming back. The fish and chips are very good, better than many of the shops around here πŸ™‚


  6. July 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has multiple weekly food traditions! Some people actually think I’m strange!


    • July 20, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      It’s people who don’t have weekly food traditions who are weird, surely?


      • July 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

        Yes! The best way to seem unweird is to shift the blame to the normal people!


  7. July 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing once again. πŸ™‚


  8. July 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Funny about food. For us it’s food and movies. And sports. And the odd dog or four.


    • July 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Quite a few people seem to have a favourite food day during the week.


  9. July 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I thought you needed a producer, Draliman, but you fooled us…MOL πŸ˜€ The food list looks good…see you on Friday..Pawkisses πŸ™‚


    • July 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

      All my favourite foods (plus ice cream of course) πŸ™‚


  10. Lyn
    July 20, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I didn’t realise you sidelined as an actor D-man πŸ™‚ Great movie! I think my favourite movie of Matthew Broderick though is “Lady Hawk” (which came out the year before) Do you have mashed potatoes and mushy peas with your sausages?


    • July 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

      I don’t think I’ve seen that film.
      Mashed potatoes seems too much like hard work πŸ™‚ I go more for a hot dog and beans sort of thing.


  11. July 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Just came over from Russel Ray’ s blog lovin’. I wish we had a fish and chip van for Fridays, or any day.


    • July 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Thanks for coming over!
      I live in fear that the fish and chip van will stop coming, so I’m always happy when there’s a large queue, even if I have to wait a little longer. At least that way it’s worth their while coming back πŸ™‚ Apparently the “local” fish and chip shop (in the next village, Probus) is very good, but I’d have to drive there and back.


  12. July 21, 2014 at 1:16 am

    And at first I was thinking OMG…that’s horrible..why would he even tell that?!


    • July 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Not really something I would do. Ferris had fun, though!


  13. July 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

    “…I quickly ran out of wisdom and started writing little stories instead…” now that’s funny, doc!


  14. July 21, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Hmm, I doubt you’ve run out of wisdom, you might not realize how smart you are or how your wisdom differs from the mob. Just a thought.

    I like your food days, I want to do that.
    Just have to decide what food and day.


    • July 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

      I guess everyone has their own form of wisdom to share, all of it relevant in its own way.

      I like my food days as they’re something to look forward to in the evening! Given the type of food I like, though, I can’t do it every day πŸ™‚


  15. July 23, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I think your wisdom is your stories my friend! You’re a great story teller. But yeah, you’ve come a long way from skipping school and singing on parade floats that’s for sure!! πŸ™‚
    ~ Andrea ❀


    • July 23, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚
      I can only hope that Ferris also put his school-skipping parade days behind him!


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