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Sharing My World 23-12-2019

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

Do dogs ‘talk’ (communicate) with their own species?
Presumably. Who else are they going to talk to properly? I expect different dog species have a bit of trouble communicating, though. And dogs from different countries woof in different languages,

Have you ever had to work on Christmas Day?
No, no more than just a few bits I’ve had to check on and off, but done from home.

If someone gifts you something that you immediately loathe, do you pretend to really like it anyway or are you brutally honest about your opinion?
I would pretend to like it. No need to be nasty.

Which popular drink, found during the Christmas season most often, is called “milk punch?”
I imagine it would be eggnog, which sounds a bit gross to be honest.

How many ghosts show up during “A Christmas Carol?”
I immediately thought “three”, of course, but then I Googled it to see and there were in fact four – I had forgotten about his old business partner, Jacob Marley!

Are you all about the holly and jolly or more about remembering the alleged ‘true’ meaning of Christmas?
I’m more about the ‘true’ meaning of Christmas.


Please share a memory or thought about the holiday season if youโ€™d like, whatever kind of celebration you may observe.
Christmas always used to be about Gran coming down to visit from Scotland for a couple of weeks. We had things we always used to do, like going to a little place nearby and buying satsumas. She’s been gone a good while now, twenty years I think.

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  1. December 29, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I remember that where I used to work, a call center that operated 24/7, they asked if anyone would volunteer to come in on Thanksgiving and not a single soul volunteered. I thought that sent a really strong message. Good answers, Ali. —- Suzanne


  2. December 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I enjoyed your post and responses. I’m with you about the gift: no sense being nasty. There are ways around saying, “I just love this!” Even “Thank you so much for remembering me with a gift. I’ll think of you every time I see it,!” would work.


    • December 29, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      And as long as you remember to bring it out of storage whenever they visit, it’s all good ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. December 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    A lovely memory about your Gran ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m the same with gifts. The fact that the other person thought enough to give is enough for me.


  4. December 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your Holiday World! Your gran sounds lovely, and the holidays can be rather bittersweet once they are gone. I like your ‘true’ meaning…heh heh. Who doesn’t love a prezzie? ๐Ÿ˜€


    • December 29, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      They’re so much fun to open ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. December 29, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Please post a picture of the fake joyous face you make when you open the gift I sent you this year. Hint: It’s a box of possums!

    Oh crap, I just remembered I forgot to poke holes in the box!

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  6. December 29, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    The older I get, the less official holidays mean. Other time, though, take on MORE meaning because they are times spent with friends. We need that!


    • December 31, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      Yes, away from the chaos of official holidays when people get time to spend with each other properly.


  7. December 30, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I hope you had/ are having a nice holiday. Happy New Year!


    • December 31, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      I did thanks! Happy New Year to you too!


  8. December 30, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    It’s good to have beautiful memories, don’t you think, Draliman? I think doggies understand every language, I understand them too๐Ÿ˜ธPawkisses for a Happy Monday๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž


    • December 31, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      I should have asked you first regarding the language thing ๐Ÿ™‚

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