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Sharing My World 2016 Week 22 Holiday Edition

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World. This is a special holiday edition as in America last Monday there was a holiday called “Memorial Day” in tribute to the men and women who have died serving in the armed forces.

We in the UK also had a holiday on that day, however it was late Spring bank holiday.


Every country in the world has lost men and women in some kind of Armed Forces. When does your country celebrate or mourn their deaths?
In the UK this day falls on the nearest Sunday to November 11th. This is also true of the British Commonwealth, which is apparently now called the “Commonwealth of Nations” (who knew it had changed its name?).

Also, on 11th November at 11am, the nation observes two minutes of silence (this includes media). At work, everyone who isn’t already on the phone switches to “do not disturb” and we use the silence on the radio to time it. The timing is due to the signing of the armistice at the end of the First World War (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month).

It is common for people to buy and wear little paper poppies, which I imagine are symbolic of the poppy fields of France (poppies grew over some of the biggest battlefields).

What is your favourite holiday or holidays?
Crizzmuzz! I don’t like the three month build-up – I’m fed up with it by the end of November – but I like the growing excitement, the day spent with my parents, wrapping presents and watching the traditional Christmas film “Die Hard” the night before.

My Christmas jumper, modelled by me!

My Christmas jumper, modelled by me!

My high quality 100 foot Christmas tree flown in specially from Norway

My high quality 100 foot Christmas tree flown in specially from Norway

How do you celebrate that holiday?
I’ve pretty much covered this in the previous question. I should learn to read ahead!

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  1. June 5, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Nice sweater pic 🙂


    • June 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Thanks! I tried three and in the other two I look like a psycho 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. June 5, 2016 at 8:25 am

    This was a great post, Ali. I love your 100-foot tree flown in from Norway. 🙂 That’s a great Dr. Who Chirstmas jumper! Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • June 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

      It is a pretty awe-inspiring tree, isn’t it?
      I’ve always avoided Christmas jumpers – until I saw this one 🙂


  3. Lyn
    June 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I love your Christmas jumper! Absolutely awesome! 😀


  4. gentlestitches
    June 5, 2016 at 10:46 am

    A Doctor Who Chrissy Jumper! Not bad! Are you sure that tree is 100 feet tall. ? 😀


    • June 6, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Yeah, 100 feet give or take 97 feet 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • gentlestitches
        June 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

        Haw Haw! That was my guesstimate! Either that or the books behind it are enormous tomes. 😀


        • June 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

          It’s all a matter of scale 🙂


  5. buffalotompeabody
    June 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    terrific post! I have one question…is your Christmas sweater bigger on the inside than it is on the outside? …and I want one! 👍👍


    • June 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

      It is bigger on the inside, so anyone can fit in it and still look slim from the outside!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. June 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    My squirrel calendar includes a lot of international holidays, so the 800 or so “Bank Holidays” that fall throughout the year are also on them. The phrase makes me chuckle… especially since the banks and government offices would be about the only institutions that got off if we had them over here. The services that are the most important are always the ones taking off the most days…

    The tree looks like a fire hazard, which I absolutely love! 🙂


    • June 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Originally “bank holidays” were holidays just for the banks, I believe. Now everyone can enjoy them!

      The tree is constantly bursting into flames. It’s part of the fun of Christmas!


  7. June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Great photos! Love your Christmas jumper picture! Loved the tree from Norway! 😀


    • June 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Norway or the local supermarket, one or the other 🙂


  8. June 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing this week. 😀


  9. June 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    We like your jumper too, Draliman, it’s so YOU 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Sunny Sunday 🙂 ❤


  10. June 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    We celebrate on 11/11 Veterans day. I didn’t know why we wore the plastic red poppies. My uncle use to bring them home for us the nights before holidays that we werection associated with wars and America’s independence. He got them from the VFW a pub for veterans of foreign wars.

    Nice to see you. You’re a good looking fellow.


    • June 6, 2016 at 7:02 am

      I just looked up the poppies thing – I was almost right, they’re worn after a poem which was written about all the poppies which sprang up in Belgium (not France) 🙂
      Thanks 🙂


  11. June 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Maybe I would like Christmas more if I had a Christmas jumper and a 100 foot tall tree like yours!


  12. June 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I have a 200 foot tree, but unlike yours, I couldn’t find lights that were small enough. 200 feet isn’t as big as it used to be 🙂


    • June 6, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Very true. Who would have thought I’d be able to fit a 100 foot tree into my tiny house. But the bloke who sold me the tree swore it was 100 foot.


  13. Holly
    June 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I am not a Dr. Who fan (yet) but I do love that sweater! 🙂


    • June 6, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Become a fan! Become a fan!
      When I saw that jumper I had to have it 🙂


  14. June 6, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Awesome sweater . . . and looks like it matches your eyes! Very nice. Daleks and Cybermen I see, but any K-9? One of my kids was freaked out by the adipose as well (and def. the weeping angels). With the new series, I like the Silence. Have you watched the Sarah Jane Adventures? Anyway, I’m babbling now. Have a wonderful week!


    • June 6, 2016 at 7:08 am

      I’m almost certain there is a row of K9s, but I’m at work and can’t check. The row you can just see the top of is weeping angels.
      I was okay with the Adipose bit freaked out by the weeping angels, for sure. I’ve never seen the Sarah Jane Adventures.
      You have a great week too!


      • June 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

        Ah, cool. I’m glad K-9’s in there somewhere.
        On another note, you might like the Sarah Jane Adventures; there’s some overlap with Doctor Who, as you might imagine, with K-9 in some episodes and some other character overlaps (like those—I can’t remember what they’re called & not to be crass, but the seeming-humans who unzip themselves and have a blobby alien inside . . . those aliens that pass gas a lot!). The protags, though, besides Sarah Jane are mostly teenagers, though. Don’t know if that’s of interest or disinterest.


        • June 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm

          Slitheen (a family on the run from their home planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius) 🙂 And yes, I had to Google the spelling of their home planet!

          I never watched the Sarah Jane Adventures because it was “young adult” and showed on Children’s BBC when I was still at work (the adult and later on quite disturbing spin-off being the excellent Torchwood). However, since it’s Dr Who-related, I should watch it!


          • June 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

            Thank you—yes, Slitheen! Mind at rest now. I was wondering about that, whether SJA was classed as YA or something. You know, Torchwood is one that I haven’t watched. Maybe I should!


            • June 7, 2016 at 7:11 am

              Definitely. Though after the first 2 series it gets really dark and the final series was a collaboration with an American TV company so it went a bit “Hollywoody”.


              • June 8, 2016 at 2:51 am

                American TV usually tends to mess things up (at least the last 20 years), doesn’t it? Right now, movies, are lousy for the most part too—many popular ones are remakes (and superhero-oriented, not that I mind that once in a while).


  15. June 6, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Love the sweater!!!


  16. June 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I remember your tree from a last year’s post. It’s grown a lot since then 😛

    Wonderful photo of you, doc!



    • June 8, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Yeah, I’ve been watering it and everything!
      The camera adds 10 pounds 🙂


  17. June 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    You wouldn’t be a Dr Who fan, would you, by any chance? Lol. It’s a great Christmas jumper, and I hope you’ve got it stored away, ready for next Christmas. I remember the tree form your Christmas post, too. It’s decidedly dinky for a hundred foot. Perhaps you’d had a few glasses of something rather strong when you measured it? 🙂


    • June 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

      I am a Dr Who fan, I am!
      100 foot, 100cm, is there a difference? 🙂


  18. June 9, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Lovely jumper.


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