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Sharing My World 2018 Week 3

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


Complete this sentence: I’m looking forward to…
… my little Godson’s fourth birthday today. He’s having a party with his friends around lunch time and then a birthday tea later on 🙂

What is your favourite comfort snack food?
Chocolate, I guess.

What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
My first job was working in the computer department at the County Council. It was full-time, for about three months. This was between my A Levels and going to university, so it was a nice little money boost before going away.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I popped over to my parents’ house after work one evening to help move furniture back (they’ve had a new carpet put down) and Mum cooked me bacon, egg and potato waffles for my tea. That was much appreciated 🙂

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  1. January 21, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Good answers, Ali. How lovely your parents are so near you can just stop by sometimes. Years ago before I was married my dad used to come and mow my little lawn for me. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • January 21, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      I go for Sunday lunch every fortnight, it’s nice that they’re close 🙂


  2. January 21, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I would imagine the words “birthday” and “tea” have never been spoken or written consecutively by anyone before in the US. I could be wrong, but I’ve certainly never heard the phrase used before!

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    • January 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      We prefer it to the more cumbersome “anniversary of birth early evening light meal”.
      It would be used when not in conjunction with the birthday party (which in this case was in the morning).


  3. January 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    My impression: your “tea” is our North American “lunch”. My question: what time is “tea” served over there? In any case, I hope you have a great party for the little guy.


    • January 21, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      He and his friends loved it!

      This is a tricky one, especially “dinner”. In my part of the country it’s traditionally “breakfast, dinner/lunch, tea”. “Tea time” would be around 5/6pm. In some places it’s “breakfast, lunch, dinner”. However, you always take someone on a date (in the evening) out to “dinner”, not “tea”. If it’s at midday, you take them out to “lunch”, not “dinner” even if you call the midday meal “dinner”. “Tea” is more likely a light meal at home. If it’s not a date and you’re going out with friends/family in the evening, you go out for “a meal”, not “dinner” and definitely not “tea”. Though sometimes people will go out for “dinner with friends/family”. But I would never say that. It sounds too posh.
      Got it? 🙂

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      • January 21, 2018 at 8:43 pm

        Can I introduce you to a wonderful Canadian word that dispels a lot of confusion. It’s “supper.” 😉
        Hereabouts, unless you’re going to an elegant restaurant that serves “dinner” in the evening, you go out for supper.
        We sometimes get into trouble with dinner as in lunch and have to make it clear, lunch at noon/dinner at noon. But “supper” is clear as a bell. 🙂


        • January 22, 2018 at 5:02 pm

          Ah, now “supper” is another kettle of fish. To me, “supper” is an evening snack (after “tea/dinner”). To some, “supper” is “tea/dinner” 🙂

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  4. January 21, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Have a wonderful time at the party! Chocolate for me as well! 🙂


    • January 21, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      I’m just back. The little one and his friends had a wonderful time 🙂 Bouncy castle, ball pit and all sorts of stuff!

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  5. January 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Lots of family this week. Good times!


  6. January 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    can’t go wrong with good chocolate
    and mmm – potato waffles – sounds very good (and getting away form gluten-y flour) and also – congrats to your godson


    • January 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      At the last minute I added the word “potato” to “waffle” as I think to Americans “waffles” are generally something different 🙂
      Thanks, he had a great day!

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      • January 22, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        oh yes they are – they are all nasty crab gluten flour – ha – but not a lot of nutrition

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  7. January 22, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday to your little Godson, Draliman. Hope you had a great pawty 🙂 ❤


    • January 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      It was lots of fun, thanks 🙂


  8. January 23, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Whoa, something inspired you this week! Amazing! 😉


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