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Sharing My World Week 39

Wow, Week 39. It’s almost Christmas πŸ™‚ At least it is at the office. They’ve already started one day a month where you’re supposed to wear a Christmas jumper and they put on Christmas music and have mince pies.

Bah humbug.

It’s still British Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time). It’s not even Halloween yet for weeks. Heck, it’s not even my birthday until next Friday (shameless plug) and I’m hardly a Christmas baby.

Rant over, time to start Sharing My World, hosted by Cee.Β Thanks, Cee!


Did you ever get lost?
Did I ever get lost? That’s like asking if monkeys like bananas. Actually,Β do monkeys really like bananas? Surely bananas can’t be the natural food for all monkeys around the world.

I have zero sense of direction. When I’m sitting at work I don’t even know which way home is. I once got lost on a forest walk in Germany and only found my way out by working out direction from the setting sun. A couple of years ago I spent over an hour travelling just a few miles because I got lost twice – read all about it here.


Photo from whyquantumphysicists.com.

Who was your best friend in elementary school?
One sec while I Google “elementary school”…Β meep… meep… meep…Β and I’m back! It looks like it’s what we would call “primary school”, which incorporates “infants” and the first couple of years of “junior” school.

My best friend was a chap who started when I was around 6. He came down from up-country somewhere and we became friends. In fact, we were so close that when a group of us were playing in the woods and he fell off a rope swing and lay on the ground moaning and jerking, I was the one who stopped laughing first and went to get help! (He’d broken his arm, if anyone’s interested).

We lost touch after school and I’ve not seen him since. Funny how that happens 😦 .

Since the new television season has started in the US, list three favourite TV shows.
I don’t know anything about the new television season in the US as the nearest US transmitter is 3000 miles away, so I’ll try to identify three fairly current American programmes that I enjoy.

First up is “Grimm”. I’ve watched the first two series on Amazon Prime streaming and really like it! Basically, a cop finds out that he’s a descendent of the “Grimm” family, and can see nasty creatures from the fairy tales. There’s action, fantasy stuff and the characters are likeable. One thing which really sets it apart for me is that in a nasty situation, he actually calls for backup. I’m fed up of shouting “call for backup!” at the TV in other series – it’s a weak plot which depends on the star “forgetting” to call for help.

Next is “Bones”, of course. Humour, great characters, a few shocks, science and action. What’s not to enjoy?

Finally. “Lost Girl”. Which I believe is Canadian, and is why I specified “American” earlier. As in “the American continent”. This has fantasy, action, great stories and… cute babes! It’s features “Bo”, who discovers that she’s a powerful Succubus and gets drawn into a dangerous fairy tale world she never even knew existed. My favourite character is “Kenzi”, Bo’s human friend, who’s a bit out of her depth sometimes but is clever, brave and sassy (and cute). Apparently, series 5 (2014/2015) will be the last – it’s great news that this is planned as they should be able to finish it properly. I hate shows which go on and on and then when ratings fall they get unexpectedly cancelled, with no proper ending.

Lost Girl

Picture from tv-facts.net

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?
That’s easy. Nothing. I live alone!

Phew, I went on a bit this week, sorry about that and see you next week!

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  1. October 5, 2014 at 5:40 am

    very interesting – enjoyable!


  2. October 5, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Ali, I usually don’t get lost because I know my sense of direction is also not the best so I don’t go places I don’t know. I don’t keep in touch with any old school friends. I do still keep in touch with old friends. I could get new shows from the U.S. but I’d have to pay more for cable and I think I’m charged enough now. A lot of the reruns are new to me. I’m still upset that Tata Sky took off BBC Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies. Well written. πŸ™‚ —Susan


    • October 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      That’s one way to ensure you don’t get lost!
      I could also get new shows from the US but I’d need to pay for satellite (there’s no cable down where I live), and like you, I reckon I already get charged enough for everything else.
      Sorry you lost BBC and Turner 😦 It’s possible they both demanded more than Tata was willing to pay.


  3. October 5, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I enjoy Christmas, at Christmas time not months early. Do not give in a wear something stupid looking. Ugh!

    You DO NOT get lost, you my friend are having an adventure. Exploring new sights. Readjust you thinking.

    Grimm is good, try Criminal minds, better gore. More creepy crazies.
    Come on smart guy, go online find your friend. Do it please. Start with Facebook. You might need a Facebook acct. You have nothing to lose.


    • October 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      If Christmas starts too early, I’m fed up with it by December 25th.
      It would have been more fun having my adventure if I hadn’t been so close to home!
      I’ve actually seen of Criminal Minds – one of my streaming services had all the seasons so I watched the whole lot back to back. I only had 3 choices though, or I would have added it, NCIS, Castle, Arrow, Stargate, Alias, Star Trek, so many other things!
      I guess I could so a Facebook search for my old friend.


  4. October 5, 2014 at 8:01 am

    That’s funny about the Christmas thing, doc. I don’t envy you…and it is – you know – sad t hat we lose touch with those early friends. Mine would be Pamela.


    • October 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      It’s weird how we can be so close to some people and then never see them again.


  5. October 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I was in England and Wales for 3 months, and Ireland (different year) for 3 weeks. In both cases and at all time, I was lost. Completely lost. The entire time. I used to get lost coming home from work, which is when I discovered early GPS technology. I was (you guessed it) and early adopter. Oddly, it didn’t entirely cure the problem, but it certainly made it more likely I would get home eventually.

    Once I got lost in Rhode Island, a very tiny state adjacent to my home state — actually, just two miles down the road. I called home, but they had no idea where I was because I didn’t even know what road I was on. I tried the police, but they had no idea either. That was before tracking cell phones became the way to go and anyway, I didn’t (and don’t) have a cell phone. So I drove in circles for a couple of hours and finally saw something I recognized.

    No Christmas decorations here yet. We are still all hopped up about Halloween, which is a very big seller. After the ghosties, ghoulies and long-legged beasties are gone, THEN we’ll head for Christmas.


    • October 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      As of yesterday I have a sat-nav in my car, so we’ll see how that works out!
      Rhode Island is the smallest US state, isn’t it? I would have thought just driving for a few minutes would have seen you over the state line. That’s the advantage of Cornwall – it’s impossible to drive too far. I don’t live anywhere near the sea by Cornish standards, but I’m still only around 10 miles from either coast, so that limits how lost I can actually get.
      Halloween isn’t such a big deal here, but I’ll still need to remember to get sweets, just in case some kids come by. There are quite a few where I live now.


  6. NotAPunkRocker
    October 5, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I did not Share My World this week, but for the last question…I live here and don’t know what’s new or not on TV! I guess I am happy that Walking Dead is returning soon, but they just had a “split season” earlier this year.

    I think I would cry if it was an office mandate to start recognizing Christmas now, though I haven’t had mince pie in years. Hmm. Tough decision there.

    Birthday? A milestone age, or just another year? πŸ˜‰


    • October 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      I’m still at the end of season 2 of Walking Dead, I think. I don’t have satellite and that’s as far as my streaming service has got.
      I think “early Christmas” was a negotiation to keep the length of time Christmas music is played to a minimum – an hour 1 day a month for 3 months rather than start Christmas this month but play the music all day (yikes).
      Not really a milestone, just a bit of one – 45. Hence the new car I mentioned in my other comment. It’s my mid-life crisis car. It wasn’t happening on its own so I’m forcing the issue.


      • NotAPunkRocker
        October 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        Do y’all have Netflix, or you just don’t have it? We dont have Amazon streaming (yet…cable gets cut after Walking Dead airs this next season).

        OK, I can get behind that Christmas plan. I have a friend who just goes above and beyond the normal countdown to the holiday. I won’t go anywhere with them in a car from Labor Day onward unless i can control the radio πŸ™‚


  7. October 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I enjoyed reading your responses this week. Thanks.


    • October 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading them!


  8. merbear74
    October 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I shall remember that your birthday is coming. πŸ™‚


  9. October 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I have no sense of direction too. But you were on the right track when you used the sun. Someone told me you use the position of the sun to know which way you’re facing. Right!! a landmark that moves. πŸ™‚


    • October 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      I struck it lucky – it was setting so I could tell exactly where West was! (And since it was setting I only had a short while to get of the woods before dark, of course!)

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  10. October 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Hey, the Christmas stuff is out at Mecca, so it must be the most wonderful time of the year! (Excuse me while I barf)…

    I will never forget the year we had Christmas lights on display in July. That’s just wrong…


    • October 7, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Wow, July puts our stupid September Christmas to shame. I’ll mention it to the powers that be for next year πŸ™‚


  11. Sarah Ann
    October 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    It is great learning more about you from these ‘sharing’ posts, but you had me with the Christmas references. It’s coming up quickly enough without the reminders!


    • October 7, 2014 at 6:41 am

      I’d rather not think about Christmas until at least December! I’m glad you’re enjoying the sharing posts.


      • Sarah Ann
        October 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        My sentiments exactly – the 1st of Dec is early enough.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. October 7, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Christmas in October? Bah!!!! Humbug!!!!


  13. October 8, 2014 at 4:45 am

    It makes me so excited that your office is already diving into Christmas! I too, also love to jump the gun and celebrate before Halloween. I do try to keep things in check until November, but in my books it’s A-OK to just push it up all sorts of early!
    ~ Andrea ❀


    • October 8, 2014 at 7:12 am

      This sounds familiar – I think I was raging about early Christmas last year as well and you mentioned you liked to start it early πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • October 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

        Haha! Yes, that was definitely me!
        The funny thing is just yesterday I was thinking about whether or not it was a good time to just put the tree up and a few decorations over the next few weeks…not all, just some!
        Your post gave me some extra ammo in going forward with this plan…:D:D:D


        • October 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm

          Oh no, what have I done? πŸ™‚ Enjoy your tree!


  14. October 8, 2014 at 8:26 am

    That was fun, Draliman. I’m not surprised you haven’t seen your school-furriend anymore..MOL… We have Christmas in da house effurry day. Granny always sings Christmas carols, Silent Night… in the morning… is her favorite. Oh, I can help you with the mouse..just call Binky 07 πŸ˜‰ Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday πŸ™‚


    • October 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Wow, Christmas every day! Thanks for the mouse help πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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