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Sharing My World 2015 Week 22

It’s sharing my world time again, and this week Cee has posed some “finish these sentences”, um, sentences. It can be fact or fiction!


Never In My Life Have I…
…accidentally shot myself in the face while playing an ill-advised game of Russian Roulette while smashed on tequila shots. Not even as a student! That’s one for the bucket list. Probably should be the last item.

My neighbour wants me to help her…
…not have to keep asking me to cut back the undergrowth that gets in her way, probably. I’ve managed to pre-empt her this year by being proactive in my shrubbery cutting. Yay me! Why the shrubbery can’t just stay within the confines of my borders, I don’t know. Damn you, shrubbery.

When I was little I wanted…
…to be a football player (that’s football football, not American football), a train driver and a spy. Maybe I could win the cup final on the weekend, drive trains during the week and do my spying at night. That’s do-able, right? At least to a ten year old.

Will you come here to…
…read my little stories and see my photos? I hope you will :-).

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  1. June 7, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Awww! Of course I’ll come over and read your little stories and see your photos! Loved every single one of these, especially that first one. I believe it would be the last one on your bucket list – or not! You never know, right? It is Russian roulette after all!


    • June 7, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Knowing my luck I’d get the bullet first time around :-(. So I’ll leave that experience alone I think.
      I’m glad you liked my answers 🙂

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  2. June 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Always did enjoy your answers.


  3. June 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I think the russian roulette should be the last thing on your bucket list too. I had fun reading your answers this week. Thanks 🙂


    • June 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks for hosting, I’m glad you enjoyed my answers!


  4. June 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I’m glad you didn’t shoot yourself in the face…what a way to go. My shrubbery has yet to be cut this year – it’s getting really bad, too. So thanks for the reminder – I guess. What is your issue with football in the states? Not being contentious – just curious. 🙂


    • June 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      I’m glad I never played Russian Roulette too! Sorry about reminding you that you need to do the gardening 😦

      I don’t have an issue with American football, I just know that many of my readers are American and the word “football” in America automatically means American football and I wanted to be clear. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of American football when I was little, as there was very little American TV over here 🙂

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      • June 7, 2015 at 4:48 pm

        What’s the difference where you live – is one soccer?


        • June 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

          Ah yes, I’m in the UK so we call soccer “football”, hence the potential confusion! We have a couple of American football teams up country I think (I’m in the far South West and foreign imports take a while to reach us!) but I’m not sure.


          • June 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm

            Thought so! But thought I would double check. I’ve heard rugby referred to as football as well. 🙂


            • June 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

              The full title of rugby is actually “rugby football”, I’d forgotten that. Rugby is much closer to American football only without the body armour, you can only tackle the person with the ball and you can only pass the ball backwards (unless you kick it) 🙂

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  5. June 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    You mean … you aren’t a spy? I was sure you have a secret live and your bon vivant happy exterior is disguising a dark side. Maybe I’m just hoping 🙂


    • June 7, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Well, if I were a spy I probably wouldn’t admit to it… 🙂


  6. June 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    omg that bucket list one makes me want to throw up. Don’t do it! 🙂


  7. June 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I wanted to be a train driver, too, when I was little – and they were still steam trains then! As for being a footballer, that ambition generally pops into most young lads heads at some stage or other. I don’t know any one who aspired to being a spy though. Perhaps you watched a lot of James Bond films? lol As for your stories, they always make me laugh. You’ve definitely got the knack when it comes writing humour. 🙂


    • June 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

      We used to go visit Granny in Scotland every year by train (Motorail so the car came too!) and my brother and I always played “trains” when we got home.
      I’m glad you enjoy my humorous stories 🙂

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      • June 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        That would have been a nice long journey from Cornwall. And yes, a car’s a must for getting about and seeing the sights in Scotland. We hope to do the Mallaig steam train next year with our grandson. I think my family’s train mad! 🙂


        • June 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm

          That journey sounds nice (I just looked it up on the Google).
          The train part of our journey was Newton Abbot (Devon) to Stirling, overnight. My brother and I stayed awake a lot of the time though because of the excitement!

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          • June 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

            Kieran would be so jealous. He’s dying to go on a ‘sleeper’. Not that he’d sleep either! You have some great memories of all those times, Ali. Everyone needs great memories.


  8. June 8, 2015 at 2:23 am

    You haven’t lived until you experience the wonderful feeling of having a bullet in the brain!


    • June 8, 2015 at 11:38 am

      That sudden blast of white hot pain followed by the Long Goodnight. Priceless!


  9. June 8, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Yes puh-leeze save Russian roulette for much, much later!


  10. loricarlson66
    June 8, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Wonderful answers! I am glad you are waiting til much later (if ever?) to play Russian roulette… had a friend die from that, he was only 24 😦 anyway, really enjoyed your answers.


    • June 8, 2015 at 11:38 am

      I have read the occasional news story where people have played it and died. Very sad.

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      • loricarlson66
        June 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm

        It is sad… my friend was young and stupid and quite intoxicated… he played the game on a regular basis. I guess he thought he was invincible 😦


        • June 8, 2015 at 5:44 pm

          Many young people do. I did (though not to that extent), I’m much more careful in what I do now, and in the way I do things.

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          • loricarlson66
            June 8, 2015 at 5:58 pm

            I wish he had lived… but not sure what kind of life that would have been.. he was reckless about everything… I am glad you are still around 🙂


  11. gentlestitches
    June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I thought only aussies played football. No wait. It is “footy” that we play! 😀


    • June 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Yeah, I know all the Aussie lingo, I’ve seen Neighbours 🙂

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      • gentlestitches
        June 10, 2015 at 6:11 am

        HeeHee, now I will be humming the theme song! 😀


  12. June 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Good piece, Ali. You could always surprise your neighbor by going all out and sculping your shrubbery into swans or something. Of course we’ll come to your blog and read your stories and see your pictures. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. 🙂


    • June 11, 2015 at 7:13 am

      I dread to think what the result would be if I started sculpting shrubbery 😦
      I’m always happy to see you over at my blog and enjoy visiting yours as well 🙂


  13. June 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I’m laughing at Suzanne’s comment and your response 😛 I’m over here every chance I get. I’ve given up on following my Reader thing and have a mental list of the people I follow. Always enjoy visiting your word and photo blog, doc.


    • June 15, 2015 at 11:42 am

      I’ve never used the reader, I find it complicated and cluttered. I use the “Edit blogs you follow” thing to switch email notifications on or off for blogs where I want to read all the posts which arrive 🙂

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      • June 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

        I didn’t even know there was such a thing. I’ll check for that .


        • June 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm

          In mine, I go to “Reader” from my admin, then on the left there’s a “Blogs I Follow” with a little cog symbol – that lets you change the notification options for everyone.


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