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Sharing My World 29-04-2019

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This week we have a new logo. The world is in one’s hands!

If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why?
Ooh, anyone? But not a celebrity. I’d interview that interesting chap from round our way who died ages ago. But I don’t think it would be a very fruitful interview. On account of him being dead and all.

As a child, did you have a nickname? Did you carry that with you throughout life or was it only in childhood that you used it?
I did, for a short while. But only people from the UK of a certain age would understand it. There was a kids’ programme called Grange Hill, and I happened to closely resemble one of the characters – “Roland”. So that was my nickname. Here’s a comparison. I’m the one on the right.

Me and Roland
Give us three words that describe you
I am me.

Sneaking into a second movie at the theater (if you go to a movie house)? Is that wrong or just harmless ‘fun’?
Or, as we would say in England…
Sneaking into a second film at the cinema (if you go to a cinema)… is that wrong or just harmless ‘fun’?
Just harmless fun of course! I don’t mind paying a little bit more to make up for all the people who don’t pay to watch a film. Why not illegally stream some stuff from the internet or try a bit of shoplifting while you’re at it? It’s all the same to the company supplying it. They just make everyone else pay. (rant rant babble babble)

Yay, I’m finally a grumpy old man. It’s a dream come true!

If you had a time machine would you go back to the past or forward into the future? Why?
If I went to the future it would only be one future out of infinite possibilities (theoretically). If the future is predetermined (“fate”) then life is pointless as nothing we do can possibly make a difference and all our choices aren’t actually choices at all…

So, the past. I’d like to take a peek at the Victorian era. All those top hats and new inventions and excitement. I’d take a bunch of broad-spectrum antibiotics with me, though. I refuse to die of blood poisoning from a cut on my finger.

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  1. May 5, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Before I read your answer, I also thought of the lack of medicine as we know it in the past. My parents both had diphtheria when young and were fortunate enough to be treated by doctors who knew of the cure which had just become known. Any earlier and I wouldn’t be here. 😦 — Suzanne


  2. May 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    So the adorable little boy turned into a grumpy old man?! 😀 Steampunk Alistair would be fun!


    • May 5, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      I’m afraid so. And a grumpy old man who’s been waiting all his life to be old enough to be a grumpy old man 🙂
      Steampunk me up!


  3. May 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Broad spectrum antibiotics…. poppycock! If you’re going to travel back to the 1800’s, then you should really experience the 1800’s. Let that cut finger just bleed out. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll apply a few leeches to help you along. You’ll feel good as new once all that poisoned blood is out of you…

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    • May 5, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      Jeez, why don’t you just drill a hole in my head as well and be done with it…

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  4. May 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    You are sounding a little grumpy in some of those answers…. I thought you had to be far older before teh ‘grumpy’ gene kicked in?


  5. Merbear74
    May 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Get off my lawn! 😀


  6. May 5, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    BTW, you are WAY cuter than the TV star.


  7. May 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for Sharing Your World!! And if you travel back to Victorian England? Watch out for that never caught psycho with the razor blade and the surgeon’s skill at hacking women up – Jack the Ripper. I know you wouldn’t be in his field of targets, but you might inadvertently startle him at his work and then ziiiippppppppp.


    • May 5, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      Uh-oh, I was forgetting about Mr The Ripper…


  8. May 6, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I think we all eventually become grumpy old men. It’s a DNA thing.


    • May 6, 2019 at 5:17 am

      It certainly seems to be, from what I’ve seen.


  9. May 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Purrfect answer “I am me too” 😀 I think you’re much cuter than that boy on the left, Draliman, you look furriendlier 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞


  10. June 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    The kids with glasses have a tough childhood… On the other hand – may be this is how you got that brilliant sense of humor.


  11. October 2, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Roland does look a lot like you. You are very cute too! We have four sons and they have been so much fun growing up and the “capers” they would pull! Mike & I couldn’t get mad when their logic was – well LOGICAL. You are entertaining and funny so you have done very well in life! Antibiotics are the best thing you could take (or a return ticket). Nice!


    • October 2, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      I can imagine four sons were a bit of a handful at times!
      Nobody in these time travel films ever thinks to take some emergency medicines 🙂


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