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Sharing My World 2016 Week 44

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


What was your favourite subject in school?
Physics, I guess, because it was interesting and easy. My next choice would be English Language as we got to write stories. These days it could well be computers/ITC/whatever they call it, but we didn’t have computers in those days.

If you could have a servant come to your house every day for two hours, what would you have them do?
Cleaning and tidying of course! They would have the weekend off so they could do one room per day. However, I only have four rooms so on the Friday they could sort out the garden πŸ™‚

Where did you live when you were in the third grade of school? Β Is it the same place or town you live now?
I’m not sure what “third grade” means, so I’m going to add three to the approximate starting age of school and get roughly eight years old – I’m hoping that’s what it means!

I’ve done a full circle – Cornwall to Surrey to Germany to Surrey to Hertfordshire to Hampshire to Ireland to Cornwall! Not in the same place exactly, but close πŸ™‚

In your opinion, list some places that are great for shopping?
Not wishing to break its near 100% record on Share Your world this week, I’m going to say Amazon. I buy nearly everything except food on there. I view shopping as a chore rather than thinking somewhere is “great”.

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  1. November 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I agree amazon has everything you could possibly need and wasn’t.


    • November 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      They even do groceries now. I’m trying to remember where I bought stuff pre-Amazon.


      • November 17, 2016 at 6:38 am

        They’re rumored to be starting a housecleaning service out here on the west coast soon, too! I’d to tempted to try that!


        • November 17, 2016 at 8:29 am

          Soon they’ll be doing absolutely everything…


  2. November 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Physics is a hard subject to like, at least for me. I just didn’t get it.


  3. November 6, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Great to read about you again… Physics always was tough for me but chemistry was worst, I was good in maths though. I, too don’t like shopping much but my husband simply loves to shop!


  4. November 6, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Yep, third grade = 8 years old… although with the way it’s set up now, anyone not born in a summer month will turn 9 at some point during the school year. Add 5 to the “grade” for the American school system, and you’ll have the target age of that class…

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    • November 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Cool. We had a cut-off age too, some kids could be almost a year older than their friends.


  5. November 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Physics was not for me…. I am not sure I was even aware of ‘what’ it was until college. I was far more a canary… Music was where life was to be found!


    • November 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I did a load of languages and stuff but physics was the one I carried all the way through as far as I could go.


  6. November 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Your family seemed to move quite often when you were in early school years. Since ya’ll don’t go by, first grade, second grade, third grade, what do ya’ll say in Britian?


    • November 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      It was just me that moved (university). My parents have lived in Cornwall for ever. Well, my dad forever, my mum for 50 years or so!
      We used to have “first year of infants etc, then first year of junior school, then first year of secondary school etc. These days they have “year 1, year 2” etc so I guess that’s more like the American system.


      • November 6, 2016 at 10:17 pm

        Oh, it looked like ya’ll moved a lot. But it was just you with your university studies. That’s really different than the US (the older way you named them). The new names do sound more like the US.


        • November 7, 2016 at 8:17 am

          Yes. The “new” ones still sound strange to me though. I guess it’s what you grow up with.

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  7. November 6, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Good answers, Ali. You got it right. 8-year-olds are in 3rd Grade in the U.S. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


    • November 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      That’s like the “new” UK system I guess (not what I grew up with).


  8. Merbear74
    November 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve always lived within 20 miles of my birthplace. I’m not really one to roam. πŸ™‚


    • November 7, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Neither was I. Until I was! The closest university to me was 100 miles away so I didn’t have a lot of choice.

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  9. November 6, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Amazon has become the giant shopping mall in the ether. i don’t know how I did without it πŸ™‚


    • November 7, 2016 at 8:16 am

      With high street shops closing down or selling less sometimes there doesn’t seem to be much choice.


  10. November 6, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Everyone does seem to like Amazon (she says as she places yet another order)! Physics was not for me; too busy in fantasy land πŸ˜‰


    • November 7, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Well, some of physics sounds a bit fantastical, to be honest πŸ™‚


  11. November 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I had to do some shopping at the mall last week and it was horrible. Amazon is definitely the way to go!


    • November 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      There’s always hordes of people at the shopping centre 😦 When I have to go, I go early.


  12. November 7, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    That’s a great circle, Draliman, those are all wonderful places πŸ™‚ Pawkisses for a Happy Day πŸ™‚ ❀


  13. November 8, 2016 at 4:17 am

    You lived in Germany? Sprichst Du Deutsch? πŸ™‚
    I don’t like shopping either…I would do all my shopping online if I could!


    • November 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Ja, aber I habe schon viel vergessen πŸ™‚
      Pretty much the only thing I don’t get online are my groceries. I hate the idea of hanging around at home waiting for someone to arrive.


      • November 9, 2016 at 3:54 am

        Naja, das ist ganz normal, da Du wahrscheinlich sehr selten die Gelegenheit hast, Deutsch zu sprechen. πŸ™‚


        • November 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

          Very true. I understood your words without having to Google (yay!) but I haven’t actually spoken German for well over 10 years. I haven’t even listened to my Toten Hosen CDs for a while!

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  14. November 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I so wished I was good at physics, chemistry, and maths. I was, for a time, and then I wasn’t. I prefer the biological sciences to physics and maths now.
    You sure moved a lot in university; did it help you become better at conversation (less introverted) or do the opposite? I went to two high schools and at one of them there were a lot of military families, so they were used to moving around a lot; for me, I thought I’d never get used to that.
    Well, mach’s gut, Ali! Have a ‘wunderbar’ week! (I, too, have forgotten, sadly, most of the German I knew. Knowing der, die, oder das drives me nuts, and I seldom get those right.)


    • November 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      I never really “got” chemistry and I’ve always been hopeless at maths!
      I was more outgoing “back in the day” πŸ™‚


  15. November 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Amazon is one of those places that I hate to love / love to hate. The company has become such a monstrosity that a large part of me thinks I shouldn’t use it… But it’s just so useful!


    • November 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

      I’m all for supporting local shops. But I’m a bit busy today so I’ll just nip to Tesco after I’ve finished this Amazon order…


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