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Sharing My World 2015 Week 4

Here is my post for Share Your World Week 4, hosted by Cee over at her photography blog. Pop over and take a look at her wonderful photos!


Where did you live at age five?  Is it the same place or town you live now?
I lived in two (technically three) places at age five. We were living in the little village of Carnon Downs and my parents bought a house in Truro, but it wasn’t quite built yet so we had a rented house in Truro for a few weeks. My brother and I called it “the Little House”.

I’ve lived all over the place since then – South East England, Germany, Ireland, and now I am just a few miles outside of Truro. Back to my roots!

You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met.  Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
I wonder who has described these people as “fascinating”? If these “fascinating” people are going to regale me with stories of the great artists and composers of the past five centuries I think I’ll pass. If, on the other hand, they wish to compare similarities and inconsistencies between various series of Star Trek, I’m in! Because they’ll likely be as socially hopeless as I am.


An original Klingon


Next Gen mutated Klingon

Judging by these pictures, the new Klingons aren’t as happy as the original ones.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
My “formative” years were spent in Truro, Cornwall’s only city! I guess the population is somewhere around 20,000. So I guess that counts as a small town?

Did I like it? Yeah, it was fine :-). I’ve lived in a few villages, which I prefer. The village I live in now is a couple of thousand I suppose. A new housing estate has just been built so that will swell numbers a bit. We have a pub, a post office and a little shop.

When I first moved in I noticed quiet. I could hear the birds and there was no distant road noise. Also, people passing by wished me “good morning”. I’m happy here :-).

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lots of things! Sometimes a spy :-). After watching Wimbledon I wanted to be a tennis player. During the FA Cup I wanted to be a football player (that’s soccer, not American football). After our annual summer trip to visit Granny in Scotland, I wanted to be a train driver.

Obviously I never wanted to work in IT as a kid, since the entire world contained about 2 computers so there weren’t many jobs in that area.

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  1. February 1, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Good answers, Ali. It must be great coming back to where you grew up and being close to your family members. Quiet sounds great. I was wondering if you could hear the sea where you live.. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • February 1, 2015 at 9:52 am

      It is nice for everyone to be nearby!
      I can’t hear the sea :-(. I’m right in the middle of Cornwall, so I’m nowhere near the sea. The nearest coast must be 7 or 8 miles maybe.


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    February 1, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Like you would admit it if you really were a spy now, LOL.

    That’s awesome about finding a place that makes you happy 🙂


    • February 1, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Oh no, my spy secret is out! I’d better tell my “handler” 😉
      It’s nice to find somewhere to properly call home.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. February 1, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Fascinating people to me are the story tellers. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if the story is a bout art or Klingons, it is the way it is told.


    • February 1, 2015 at 10:16 am

      That’s true, as long as the speaker tells a good story it doesn’t matter so much about the subject matter.

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  4. February 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Klingon’s sure have changed over the years. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


    • February 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      They had a bigger costume budget in later years 🙂


  5. February 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Never paid attention much to the difference between the original Klingons and the mutated ones, but boy, what a difference! Wejpuh!


    • February 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      There was some mention of it much later which Worf sort of shrugs off and says he doesn’t want to talk about it. I can’t remember the details, though. I think it was in the DS9 episode when they time travel back to the Kirk Tribbles episode 🙂


  6. February 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I’m sometimes envious of your little villages. They seem so quaint (and I don’t mean that in a condescending way).


    • February 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Some of them certainly are. This is a nice friendly little village.


  7. gentlestitches
    February 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    apparently the Klingons do not like to talk about the subject of their changed appearance


    • February 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      No, and it’s not a good idea to push them on the subject, they’re a bit volatile!


      • gentlestitches
        February 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

        A BIT!!!! LOL!!! 😀


  8. February 2, 2015 at 3:33 am

    It probably took a million people just to keep those two computers running, though! Or maybe even to move them…


    • February 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I could maybe have had a career constantly changing valves. “Valve Change Operative 275”, that’s me.


  9. February 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Quite a wide range of career choices there!
    I think I much prefer the happy Klingon 🙂


    • February 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      As I recall from the episode, the happy Klingon was only grinning because things were going his way (obviously Kirk beat him in the end, wiping the smile off his face!).

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  10. February 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I remember that time! When the whole world ony contained two computers. LOL!


    • February 3, 2015 at 8:37 am

      And when the head of IBM I think it was famously predicted that about 5 computers would be all the world would ever have!

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      • February 3, 2015 at 10:58 am

        Too funny! I don’t remember that (5 computers) but I remember a time of no computers at all! (Ooops, I’m dating myself. LOL)

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  11. February 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I can relate to Star Wars, Draliman. Sometimes I look like Mr Spock…we have the same ears..well, sometimes ..MOL 😀 Socially hopeless…well, we are too 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy evening 🙂 ❤


    • February 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      You have cute fluffy ears, Little Binky 🙂
      I think everybody has their socially hopeless moments. Happy evening to you, too!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. February 7, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    The SPY business would be AWESOME! ,,,And I would love to be near Wimbledon! Yes, I know the truth about ‘football’ and soccer. I am envious of the life across the ocean, But I would want to give up mind either… I WANT IT ALL!


    • February 8, 2015 at 5:58 am

      I think many people would quite like to cherry pick elements from different places and lives to achieve their idea of perfection.

      The spy business looks fun in “James Bond”, but dark and terrifying in “Spooks” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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