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Sharing My World 2015 Week 29

Here is my Share Your World for this week, courtesy of Cee.



As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Either a train driver, a secret agent or a football (i.e. soccer) player. Sadly I was totally rubbish at football (though the teachers at school were nice enough to let me hand out the half-time juice). Life got in the way of my train-driving aspirations! Secret agent was never really an option.

What was your favourite food as a child? Do you eat it now?
Chocolate. Yes! But not nearly as much. If I start eating chocolate I get addicted, so it’s only for special occasions.

If you were invisible, where would you go?
Ooh, the possibilities. Heh heh ๐Ÿ™‚

It would be cool to sneak into some of these government meetings to see what actually goes on.

Would you rather forget everyone elseโ€™s name all the time or have everyone forget your name all the time?
I already forget everyone else’s name. I’m really rubbish with names. They take a while to sink in and get etched into my brain. Then I’ll go to talk to someone I’ve known for months and their name will be gone. Gone I say!

That comes across as rude so I’d rather it was the other way round.


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  1. Lyn
    July 26, 2015 at 8:59 am

    So, you were a fairly typical boy when you were a kid and are a fairly typical adult now. But when it comes to writing fiction, I would hardly classify you as normal ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I wanted to be a writer, a spy or a teacher. I loved chocolate as a kid, but hardly ever had it. I still love chocolate (dark only) but try to resist. I’m with you, I’d head for government meetings if I had the power of invisibility. Ha! I always forget people’s names. But I have an excuse and I’m sticking to it…I’m almost 70 ๐Ÿ˜›


    • July 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
      I ate mountains of chocolate as a kid and got pretty fat. When I stopped eating chocolate the last time (a few years ago) I dropped over a stone just like that!
      I’m glad I’m not the only one with a blind spot for names.

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  2. July 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I don’t fancy the idea of running around naked – it’s winter here at the moment and the coldest one we’ve had for years, but apart from that, even knowing I was naked, I would still feel a bit….exposed! (How long does this invisibility last, anyway? Could be awkward if it wears off suddenly and there you are, sitting in the Speaker’s chair!)


    • July 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I do worry that if I were invisible and my clothes weren’t so I was naked, it would suddenly wear off at an unfortunate moment. Seems like a waste of a worry, using it on an impossible situation, but, hey… ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. July 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Don’t feel bad. I forget names also. I can’t give age as an excuse as I’ve always had that problem. Remembering faces and forgetting names is embarrassing because you realize you’ve forgotten the name of the person in front of you and that you should know it. I haven’t changed with age memory-wise as I’ve always forgotten things then remembered them again. I just forget and remember more. Well done, Ali. ๐Ÿ˜€


    • July 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      I sometimes worry that I’m forgetting more than I used to but then I realise that I’ve always been a bit forgetful, especially about some things ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. July 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing this week. ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. July 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Well, that was mighty informative there…… um…. what’s your name again? it’s on the tip of my tongue!


  6. July 26, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    It’s funny how so many of us have problems remembering people’s names. I’ve always been like that. I never forget a face, but when I was teaching it took me all year to remember the names of everyone in all my classes. I agree about chocolate. Once started, there’s no stopping. Not at all good for the waistline.


    • July 27, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Apparently, when you’re introduced to someone you’re supposed to say “hello, ” and that helps to lock it into your mind.
      It’s a shame chocolate is so yummily addictive, given how calorific it is!

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  7. July 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Yes, I relate. You know, the CIA (they have a public web site) are always recruiting. They have the absolutely BEST benefits.


    • July 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

      I’m not really cut out to be a spy, even if they have dental. The romanticised idea is nice, though.


  8. gentlestitches
    July 27, 2015 at 8:32 am



  9. gahlearner
    July 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Are you sure you’re not secretly in the NSA? Being invisible would help… loved your answers, they made me laugh. ๐Ÿ˜€


    • July 28, 2015 at 7:03 am

      I might be (or possibly MI5) but I couldn’t say one way or the other ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m glad you liked my answers!

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  10. July 28, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    A secret agent. How do we know you’re not? Hum? I forget everyone’s name do it’s okay honey, excuse me baby, hey sweetheart. Then when I re-learn the name I vow to remembet the next time and still forget. Oh well.


    • July 28, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      I’m denying everything… which is exactly what a secret agent would do ๐Ÿ™‚
      I never use names either – even when I think I know someone’s I’m worried I’m wrong.

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      • July 28, 2015 at 7:01 pm

        I see people that look like people I grew up. But it couldn’t be them because I aged and they didn’t.


  11. July 28, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I’m just the same with names. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And chocolate. I am well and truly addicted to chocolate!


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