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Sharing My World Week 45

It’s “me” time again here on the old blog, with Cee’s Share Your World series.


What is your favourite colour?
Blue, violet-blue, that sort of colour. This sort of colour, which was in my garden during the summer.

I love this one, whatever it is. Such a lovely colour!

I love this one, whatever it is. Such a lovely colour!

In what do you find the simplest of joys?
I quite like sitting near water when it’s warm as sunny, preferably with no-one else around. Maybe here, at Tintagel.

Tintagel 15


Or here, at Golitha Falls.


Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?
I don’t need any of these things! As a singleton, I can read or do crafts and whatnot anywhere I like :-). If I had to choose though, I would go for a reading nook, whatever that is.

What is at least one of your favourite quotes?
There are so many great quotes out there that I can’t remember any of them.

Since it’s quite topical, here’s a conversation snippet from one of my favourite comedies, Blackadder Goes Forth, which was set in the First World War. A sad commentary on the inadvisability of using a deterrent to keep the peace (the nuclear deterrent today?).

Captain Blackadder: You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war two great super-armies developed. Us, the Russians and the French on one side, Germany and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea being that each army would act as the other’s deterrent. That way, there could never be a war.
Private Baldrick: Except, this is sort of a war, isn’t it?
Captain Blackadder: That’s right. There was one tiny flaw in the plan.
Lieutenant George: O, what was that?
Captain Blackadder: It was bollocks.

  1. November 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

    incredible mixed of images and meanings!


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    November 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I love all of your answers this week! Those places look like the perfect relaxation spots. Well, as long as there aren’t people around who try to talk to you instead. 🙂

    I really need to rewatch Blackadder, it’s been way too long since I last saw it! 😀


    • November 16, 2014 at 8:09 am

      They are pretty nice places to relax. Go away, people!
      It’s been a while since I watched it too, to be honest. I remember a lot of the quotes (though I copied that one from imdb) 🙂


  3. Lyn
    November 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Tintagel… I am so jealous! If I ever come into money, Cornwall is one place I want to go. I’ve promised my friend we’ll go together so she can show me around–her being a Cornish lass an’ all. LOL every time she watches Doc Martin she starts crying.


    • November 16, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Tintagel is a a wonderful place (in decent weather – there are a lot of steep and potentially treacherous steps!). I hope you make it over to see it all for yourself 🙂


  4. November 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Ali, Beautiful color. I’d choose the reading nook also. Maybe a comfortable window seat. Sitting near water is soothing, especially a rippling brook. I used to watch Blackadder before Tata Sky stopped showing BBC Entertainment. I’m still upset about that. My son used to watch Blackadder in the U.S. He loved the show. He also loved Monty Python. Well done. 🙂 — Susan


    • November 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

      My favourite is the sound of running water over stones, it is very soothing.
      It’s criminal that Tata Sky have axed all the classic BBC comedies 😦 I can only assume that the BBC were demanding more than Tata were willing to pay.


  5. November 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    That IS a beautiful color.


    • November 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Yup. I managed to slip it into our admin website at work once, but it’s since been vetoed 😦

      Liked by 1 person

  6. November 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Great post for share your world. Thanks for sharing.


  7. November 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Strange! I could have answered those questions for you….. especially the one about the colour,:) (and I don’t know where Golitha Falls is)


    • November 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Golitha Falls is sort of North East Cornwall, I suppose, out in the middle of nowhere. Near Bodmin Moor.


  8. Sarah Ann
    November 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Love those violets, and finding out more about you 🙂


    • November 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

      I love all sorts of blue and purple flowers 🙂


  9. November 16, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I think your favorite color is awesome. Most men that I know wouldn’t admit to liking any forms of pink or purples. BTW purple is my favorite color.


    • November 17, 2014 at 7:34 am

      I prefer that whole part of the spectrum to reds and yellows.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. November 17, 2014 at 2:58 am

    I think you would enjoy camping in a single tent and a cat food can stove. Look it up, perfect for light (weight) outings. Carry your water and dried food, many are delicious.
    You can sleep so close to water in a single tent.
    I’ll check if I can buy Blackadder.
    Off Topic, you see the awards in science show, Breakout or Breakthrough stars. It was awards in each field where two people in separate labs studying the same thing teamed up to discover something major in their field by working together?
    Hope I made sense.
    I watched the entire show and was fascinated.


    • November 17, 2014 at 7:38 am

      Sounds nice to wake up in the morning to the sound of a bubbling brook.
      If you find Blackadder, let me know what you think!
      I haven’t seen Breakthrough Prize Awards but it sounds interesting. I’ll have to see if it’s available to watch here.


  11. November 17, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Oops “Breakthrough Prize Awards”


  12. November 17, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Love the Blackadder quote.


    • November 17, 2014 at 7:39 am

      There were so many even from that one episode, it was hard to decide!


  13. November 19, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Love that color also, so vividly beautiful!!
    Both of those pictures look absolutely lovely and so peaceful – Great spots!!
    ~ Andrea ❤


    • November 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      They are both places where you could just sit all day and read, or just think.


  14. November 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Granny loves the colour too and she told me to tell you that that plant is a Geranium. We don’t know “ooievaarsbek” in English, that’s the kind of Geranium, translated its name is crane’s-bill. So it’s a Geranium cranesbill in English…Google agreed 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy day 🙂 ❤


    • November 20, 2014 at 6:24 am

      Thanks for identifying my flower! I just looked it up in Google and some of the pictures looked exactly like the ones I took 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. November 27, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Oh! Blackadder! That particular season was absolutely brilliant, but my favorite all-time episode is “Ink and Incapability” from *Blackadder the Third*. (In which Blackadder, finding the whole idea of writing a “dictionary” that contains every word of the English language absolutely ridiculous, torments the author (Johnson) by making up complicated nonsense words.) 😀


    • November 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

      I can’t eat a fry-up without the words “Sausage? SAUSAGE?” popping into my head hee hee 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 27, 2014 at 11:54 am

        hee hee heee! It was inevitable that he would end up missing at least *one* word. XD


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