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Sharing My World 2015 Week 40

Here is my contribution to Cee’s Share Your World. Week 40 already!


If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been to?
Well, to Cornish Nationalists England, Scotland and Wales are foreign countries so can I claim them? πŸ™‚ On top of those,

  • Germany (up in the north) twice on school exchanges
  • Germany (Stuttgart, in the south) for a year during my first degree
  • Switzerland (for a day trip during the afore-mentioned year in Germany)
  • France a couple of times (day trip and business meeting)
  • The Netherlands a couple of times (business meetings)
  • Ireland (four years)

That’s it, I think. I haven’t been to most of the usual places like Spain. And some places manyΒ people go to have become too dangerous or have “changed hands”. My parents managed to visit Crimea shortly before it became unexpectedly Russian.

Is the glass half empty or half full? What type of glass is it and what is in the glass?
Any old glass will do! I’m known as a pessimist (though apparently I’ve been showing a more positive attitude over the last year). So my glass has a dribble of water left in the bottom. There’s a fly floating in it. It’s struggling to get out. But it won’t.

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Hmm, tricky. All the foods I would like an endless supply of would cause massive obesity and early death, like ice cream, chocolate and pizzas. But if the calories, fat, sugar and salt weren’t an issue I’d either go for a premium expensive(ish) chocolate like Thornton’s or Lindt, or an expensive cheese.

List: Β List at least five places worth shopping.
Five? FIVE? I pretty much buy everything on Amazon. I buy my groceries at Tesco but it’s neither good nor bad, it’s just “there”. I occasionally get stuff from Argos (like my bed, or small things like shower curtains). I bought my cooker from Appliances Online – I can recommend them, they were very efficient. I bought bedding for my new bed from Dunelm, they have a good range.

There you go, five. Though I’ve only used the last two once each! Looks like I really do buy nearly everything from Amazon.

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  1. October 11, 2015 at 7:52 am

    thats where I shop…. the first three! especially the first two


    • October 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Four and five were one-offs.
      I have a credit card I only use on Amazon and when my annual statement came last year – well, let’s just say it all adds up doesn’t it? 😦


  2. October 11, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Good answers, Ali. It was a bit dark with the fly. With the world the shape it’s in now, it’s safer to stay home. Well done. πŸ™‚


    • October 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Poor fly 😦
      Yeah, I’m not anticipating venturing out of Western Europe, coward that I am πŸ™‚


  3. buffalotompeabody
    October 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I need to shop more online… And happy birthday to you! I hope you had a terrific day!


    • October 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      I had a lovely day, thanks! Dinner with my parents, a nice home-cooked meal and film the evening before with my friends.
      Online shopping is perfect for lazy people for me πŸ™‚

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      • buffalotompeabody
        October 11, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        I’m glad to hear you had a terrific birthday!
        Transportation can be an issue for me so I am definitely looking into more online shopping!πŸŽ‚πŸ‘


        • October 12, 2015 at 6:31 am

          It saves a lot of trips into town! I still go and do my own grocery shopping but probably one day I’ll do that online as well.

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  4. October 11, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    A fly…oh my…


  5. October 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I would say aside from groceries 80% is amazon in my life too. πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing this week.


    • October 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      No matter where you go in the world, there’s always Amazon. It’s a bit like MacDonald’s.


  6. October 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    You should come visit America.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 12, 2015 at 6:29 am

      It would be fun, but America has very restrictive entry requirements and I don’t qualify for the visa waiver scheme so I’d have to fill out forms, pay fees, travel all the way to the embassy in London for an interview… yeeks!


      • October 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

        Really? Even just to visit? That’s a bummer.


        • October 13, 2015 at 7:36 am

          Sadly yes. If someone has ever had any run-ins with the police in any country ever (even if nothing ever came of it), or has any mental disorder, they have to go to the embassy in London to explain to the US authorities why they should be allowed to visit and that they’re not a danger to anyone. It’s just too much hassle and too much money.


  7. October 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Amazon is also a very big source of the good stuff. Probably 90% of my online stuff. I don’t buy the other stuff very often and Amazon is very good at customer service and quick delivery. So they win!


    • October 12, 2015 at 6:29 am

      I’m trying to remember what the world was like BA (Before Amazon).


  8. October 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Amazon????? Here I thought you were trash talking me about my shopping habits. Translation: If “trash talk” does not compute… It means a friendly picking on of a person. (Sometimes it crosses into rather bold and not so friendly??? Too much heat being felt on the tennis or basketball courts…


  9. Merbear74
    October 11, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Hi fellow pessimist, nice to meet you! πŸ™‚


    • October 12, 2015 at 6:33 am

      We could start a club πŸ™‚


      • Merbear74
        October 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

        We should. πŸ™‚


  10. October 11, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    the lists.. Drali you are such a man πŸ˜‰ I like Lindt. it always make me feel like I’m not a poor student πŸ˜‰


  11. October 13, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Food just isn’t worth eating if it doesn’t cause massive obesity and early death….


    • October 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Exactly. 80 years on a diet of lettuce and seaweed or 75 years on pizzas, chocolate and ice cream. Hmm…


      • October 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        Do they make chocolate covered seaweed?


        • October 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

          One can only hope. I’d be surprised if someone hasn’t.


  12. October 14, 2015 at 8:11 am

    You really must try to get rid of that fly and fill your glass right up! Lots of chocolate often does the trick πŸ™‚ until the guilt sets in afterwards. 😦 And the rest of Britain isn’t that bad, once you venture out from your Cornish nest (lovely as it is).


    • October 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Hmm, do I need a passport to visit “the England”? πŸ™‚
      It’s a shame chocolate always comes with guilt 😦

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