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Sharing My World 2016 Week 1

Here are my answers for Cee’s Share Your World.


As a child, who was your favourite relative?
Ooh, I can’t answer that, I might upset someone!

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
I think maybe a cactus. I quite like the scenery in “cactus country” so I could just sit there all day admiring the view.

What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?
I would like to be awake before dawn. I’m more of a morning person and I always wake up quite early even if my alarm is not set.

Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?
Definitely underground. That sounds quite snug and warm while the tree nest sounds very exposed. I wouldn’t want to be up there high winds and driving rain. Of course, I’d have to be sure that my burrow has adequate drainage in case of those heavy rains!

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  1. January 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I’m getting very fond of cactus myself 😂


    • January 10, 2016 at 8:43 am

      They’re everywhere in your current neck of the woods!


  2. Auntie Bridget
    January 10, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Your favourite relative has to be your Auntie -in -law !!!


  3. January 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Underground burrows are so popular these days, people are just dying to lay in them…. 😉


    • January 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Yeah, I guess I’ll end up in a nice underground burrow at some point in the next 30 years.

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  4. January 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I guess if you were a cactus, no one would mess with you. I don’t want to sleep or live in a burrow unless it’s a Hobbit hole. Good answers, Ali. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • January 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      A Hobbit hole would be very snug and cosy. Plus there would be second breakfast served!


  5. January 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    I think I’d get bored being a cactus even though the scenery is marvelous.


    • January 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Me too, probably. I guess if you want to see the world you’d need to be a tumbleweed 🙂

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  6. January 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    One thing about being a cactus, no one would bother you! LOL! All great answers!


    • January 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      That’s true, people would keep their distance or fall foul of my prickles 🙂


  7. Merbear74
    January 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    And Internet!! 🙂


    • January 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Definitely. And it’s much easier to get an internet cable in a burrow than a hundred feet up in a tree, I reckon 🙂


      • Merbear74
        January 10, 2016 at 6:10 pm

        I agree! Gotta have the Netflix and such. 😉


  8. January 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Wow! Your answers were not one the risk taking side this week. Life’s too short to be that safe! Where is the Jame’s Bond in you???


    • January 11, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Life would be even shorter if I lived up in a tree I think!

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  9. January 10, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I definitely don’t want to get you in trouble. 😀 Thanks for sharing.


    • January 11, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Yeah, I thought it was wiser not to answer that one 🙂


  10. January 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Cool answers.


  11. January 10, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Better not come nearby you, when you are a cactus, Draliman. The needles can hurt my sensitive nose…I learned that the hard way.. MOL 😀 When you have second thoughts about the burrow and choose for a nest, we could chatter around for days 😉 Pawkisses for a Happy Week 🙂 ❤


    • January 11, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Ooh, that sounds like it must have hurt, cactus needles in your nose 😦
      I think I’ll stay snug in my burrow. You could come visit 🙂

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  12. January 10, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I agree with you that the “favorite relative” question seems to be a trap — you are wise to avoid answering! 😉


    • January 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Yes, I thought discretion was the better part of valour on that one!


  13. January 12, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I’m such a night owl – as you’ve seen. Sometimes I make grand plans to greet the dawn. Even before I retired, I never did 😦 This is actually a goal of mine for 2016 – to greet one dawn.


    • January 12, 2016 at 11:41 am

      I don’t get to greet the dawn much at the moment as I am already at work 😦 And it’s already dark when I leave!


  14. January 12, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I like the answers, Dr. Ali, even if they are “safe,” FWIW. Other than the prickly cactus one, which isn’t safe at all! You can have one of those tiny owls burrowing a nest into you, live around scorpions and snakes in the extreme heat (sometimes), then people are always looking to you as the one ‘wet’ thing in a desert. Then people are cutting off and using your spines (at least in human history). I don’t know; cactus doesn’t seem all that safe. If I had to be a stationary life form, I might choose to be a massive or elderly tree like a sequoia or maybe acacia (I think I’ve read the latter are long-lived, too).
    On one hand, psychologically I feel better waking up early, but physically, not so much. I blame it all on my [hypothesis about] time of birth, ’round about 4 in the afternoon. I’m neither early nor particularly late, sooooo . . . I used to be more night-oriented, but then I’ve flipped around a lot in my life to deal with the (work, parenting) schedules-that-be. These days, I’m usually asleep by 9:30 or 10 (seldom stay up until 11 or 12 at night), then I’m awake between 6:30 and 8 a.m. How Edison and others survive on 3-5 hours of sleep regularly is really beyond me.


    • January 13, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Oh no, you’ve ruined by cactus dream :-). Maybe being a protected species of tree would be a safer bet! I don’t much fancy burrowing owls or scorpions.
      My “target” bed time is 10pm, then I read for 20-30 minutes before going to sleep. The alarm goes off at 0550 ready for work! 3-5 hours sleep is a nap for me, not a proper sleep 🙂


  15. January 13, 2016 at 1:24 am

    A cactus…good answer.


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