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Sharing My World 2016 Week 23

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
My first moneymaking job was a summer job working for the council in their computer department. It was very much “the olden days” – mainframes and rows of big machines with tape reels spinning round. A lot of the time, I sat at the console waiting for the computer to tell me which tape it needed next, at which point I had to go and find it on the shelves and load it up.

It gave me a nice little “cache of cash” for starting university!

What is your favourite month of the year?
Most months have something going for them. The cold crispness and “winter smell” of December (plus Christmas of course!) and the warmth of July/August. Months which are not on my favourites list include

  • January (back to work with a vengeance, a bit of a let down after Christmas)
  • February (good job it’s short)
  • March (could go either way)
  • April (who knows what April will bring? A loose cannon, is April.)
  • September (pretty pants)
  • November (completely pointless)

Well, that’s half of them. Don’t even talk to me for half the year, apparently.

What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Lovely views (Tintagel, Cornwall).

Tintagel 16

Bubbling brooks (Golitha Falls, Cornwall).


Other-worldy peace and quiet (St. Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall).


List at least five of your favourite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)
Ha ha! I started Googling “difference between herbs and spices” and when I got as far as the “he” in herbs it auto-filled “difference between herpes and warts” 🙂

This is tricky – I’m more a “herb” person than “spice” person. I like all sorts of herbs – parsley, rosemary, thyme… spices not so much. Apparently chilli powder is a spice so that’s one. That’s got cumin in it, so I’ll have that one as well. I’ll also take curry powder which is “a blend of up to 20 spices” so that’s up to 22 total! What a cheat I am 🙂

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  1. June 12, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Bubbling brooks are one of my favourite things iin nature too. Goltha Falls looks like a lovely place to visit. 🙂

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  2. gentlestitches
    June 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Not much difference between herbs and herpes! LOL! Loved your “cache of cash” story.

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  3. June 12, 2016 at 11:41 am

    The name and creation “curry powder” is a western creation. Here the term is “masala”. There are many masalas. I would suggest you not ask an Indian cook about curry powder. Seems all of Cornwall is beautiful. No doubt that was one of the reasons you parents live there and you moved back there. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • June 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Some curries that we think are authentic were actually invented in this country!
      It was a factor in coming back here 🙂


      • June 13, 2016 at 9:37 am

        If by curries you mean the Indian dishes, they may be from authentic recipes, but the powder you buy that is labeled “curry powder” would not be from India. The British liked Indian food and someone created a powder they thought tasted like the combination of masalas they tasted in India. In India, masalas can have many different tastes. If you shop at an Indian store, you will no doubt find packaged masalas for different dishes. There may be a chicken masala, lamb masala, veg masala, chickpea masala, etc. 🙂 — Suzanne


        • June 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

          We just bung everything in together 🙂


  4. June 12, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve got to know what “pretty pants” means for September! I totally agree about November (grumble)BlackFriday(grumble)….

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    • June 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      “Pretty pants” = “pretty rubbish” 🙂 I guess “pants” is British slang…


      • June 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        Ahhhh, you’d used “Pants!” as an oath before… but it was “pretty” that threw me off then. I can’t think of any of our exclamations that would use the adjective pretty.


        • June 13, 2016 at 7:41 am

          Ha, no, I guess not! It’s the usage of “pretty” as “fairly” as in “pretty good/bad”.


  5. June 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Great answers! Cornwall looks like a very beautiful place!

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  6. June 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Let’s here it for spicing things up and beautiful, peace places in Cornwall. Right now, anyplace without caterpillars works for me.

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    • June 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      I haven’t seen a caterpillar for many a moon…


  7. June 12, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Peaceful. My fingers are not obeying me today.


  8. June 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Herbs and spices are the same in my book. Herpes maybe not 😀

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    • June 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      No, wouldn’t want to mix those two up!


  9. June 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    No difference between herbs and herpes?
    Oh dear, google.

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    • June 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Obviously more people Google “herpes” than “herbs” 🙂


  10. Holly
    June 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Can I just say whatever the 15 herbs and spices are they use in Kentucky Fried Chicken and be done with it? (do y’all even have that there??)

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  11. June 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, no, now you made Granny pointless, she’s a November girl…MOL 😀 Great pictures, Draliman! Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤


  12. June 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Some months can be a bit of a let down, and I agree regarding the pointlessness of November. I loved it as a child, of course, ‘cos it meant Bonfire Night!
    Your photos are lovely. We’ll have to seek those places out next time we come to Cornwall. As for herbs v spices, I’d have to agree and go for the herbs. Anything too ‘hot’ just isn’t for me – it just burns my mouth out! 🙂


    • June 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      The hot spices are the only ones I like 🙂
      I used to love bonfire night too. Off to the fire station display, hot dogs…

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  13. June 25, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I’ll have to look up St. Nectan. What a beautiful spot.

    I like to experiment with seasonings…



    • June 25, 2016 at 5:22 am

      It is a lovely place to visit.
      I tend to just chuck seasonings in and hope for the best. As long as they’re quite spicy!


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