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Sharing My World 2017 Week 22

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


What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?ย 
Can anyone guess? That’s right. Go to Middle Zealand to see the Hobbits. There’s lots to see there too, with the two main islands and whatnot. I’d just need to be sure not to wander too close to Mordor while I’m there. It’s a 25 hour flight, thought, ‘cos it’s like a hundred thousand miles away or something.

How often do you get a haircut?
I get my hair cut every 4 weeks. Otherwise it kind of “fluffs out” from my head. It also tickles my ears ๐Ÿ™‚

In regards to puzzle whatโ€™s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?
Jigsaw, I think, followed by word search. I can’t do crosswords because I don’t know anything, and numeric puzzles make me feel ill ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

How many cities have you lived in? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
If we’re talking actual “cities”, threeย I think. There is a handy list of cities I can refer to in the UK, fortunately, ranging from the biggies like Birmingham down to the tiniest like London. Towns are “promoted” to cities via royal charter. I don’t know what makes a city a city in the other countries I’ve lived in.

Guildford (Surrey) is a town. I’ll call Cobh (Ireland) a town as well. Welwyn Garden City (Hertfordshire) is actually a town, though it seems to be masquerading as a city. Nice try, Welwyn Garden City. Redruth (Cornwall) is a town.

Truro (Cornwall) is a city and so is Cork (Ireland) probably. I’ll call Stuttgart (Germany) a city.

Liss (Hampshire) is a village I suppose, as are Grampound Road and Carnon Downs (both Cornwall).

So that’s three cities, four towns and three villages. I think that’s all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. May 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Interesting answers as always Ali! Your hair must be quite naughty… it tickles your ears๐Ÿ˜€


  2. May 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    You could let it grow out enough to get a mohawk. That would be guaranteed not to tickle your ears…

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    • May 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      And it’d make me look like a hard-ass, too.


  3. May 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I used to like jigsaw puzzles but haven’t done one in years. New Zealand is a nice place but like you say, it’s too far away. Good answers, Ali. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne


    • May 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Me neither. Well, I did do a jigsaw a few months ago with my godson’s 6 year old sister but it wasn’t exactly challenging ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. May 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, you’ve lived a lot of places, Ali! I get confused with town/village over here in America and doubly so about regions/towns/boroughs in/around Great Britain. New Zealand looks and sounds great, but, like you, I’m so darn far away—and the way some airlines are performing these days (even back in the day, they tried to separate us from our then 2-year-old child; duh!), I’m not inclined to try.


    • May 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      It does get complicated around London. Many places which are actually in counties surrounding London are counted as London boroughs for administrative purposes. I don’t even know if London is a “town” or a “conurbation” any more. And it’s even weirder in that it has a tiny “city” in the middle ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m with you on the airlines. It used to be that I didn’t like flying because of all the waiting in the airport but now the airlines seem to be selling 200 seats on a 150 seat plane and hoping for the best…

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      • May 28, 2017 at 4:55 pm

        Yes, that’s what I hear and read, too. They’re massively overbooking flights. Ugh!

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  5. May 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I agree with the Squirrel. You would look outstanding with a mohawk. And parts of it should be purple. Good idea about visiting the land of the hobbits!


    • May 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      With a mohawk like that I might get mistaken for an Urak-hai over in Hobbit land ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. May 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    New York, Jerusalem, Boston, and baby Uxbridge. So there are three cities, though Jerusalem was more like an oversized town back then and Uxbridge just makes it into “town.” I’m not even counting suburbs. Too complicated. Are they towns? Villages? Or just developers units?


    • May 29, 2017 at 6:55 am

      That’s the same problem around London. Some are London boroughs, though in another county, very confusing.


  7. May 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I’d love to go to New Zealand, too. I had a scholarship for an educational deal out of high school to go to Australia for two weeks, but didn’t take it because of the dreadful flight!


    • May 29, 2017 at 6:59 am

      A journey like that is pretty off-putting, especially if it’s only for two weeks. Where’s our teleporters? What are the scientists up to all day?

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  8. May 29, 2017 at 3:16 am

    You crack me up!


  9. May 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree – down with numerical puzzles!

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  10. Sarah Ann
    May 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    With all that living in different places in the UK/ Germany, it’s about time you got on a plane and went to Middle Zealand. Iโ€™ve got friends there Iโ€™ve promised to visit before I die, but they keep coming back to the UK to visit family and letting me off.
    Have you ever let your hair grow beyond the tickly-ear stage?


    • May 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Go to Middle Zealand! See the Hobbits!
      Years ago my hair used to get quite long and messy, But my barber went out on her own and started an appointments system so now I’m all organised and whatnot. I can no longer make a last-minute decision not to bother.

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      • Sarah Ann
        June 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

        I felt there had to be a woman’s organising hand behind the regularity. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. May 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    You’ve lived in quite a few towns/cities! I almost ended up working in Guildford, but didn’t accept the job offer. Visited Cork and Truro and liked both places. Still haven’t been to Stuttgart. Did you travel around Germany while you lived there?


    • May 31, 2017 at 8:08 am

      I did a little bit of travelling. I saw Munich, the Black Forest, went into Switzerland, France and it was German reunification year while I was there so we drive into ex-East Germany on reunification day which was quite an experience. We went to a restaurant where everybody looked at us suspiciously (probably never seen foreigners before apart from Russians) and the roads which were not marked as “main” roads were basically mud tracks. The woman who was driving us stopped and very carefully reversed back over the potholes to the “proper” road ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • May 31, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        You were there on reunification day? Sounds like you had a fascinating time! ๐Ÿ˜


  12. May 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    You seem to have moved about a lot more than I have – and here was me, thinking you hardly ever moved out of Cornwall! I’d love to visit New Zealand, too. I’ve been to Australia but it’s New Zealand that’s pulling me right now. It must be the thought of meeting a few Hobbits. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • May 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      The place is overrun with them, I hear ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. June 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    My fur tickles my ear too, so I guess we have something in common, Draliman๐Ÿ˜Ž Extra Pawkiss๐Ÿ˜Šโค


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