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Sharing My World 31-08-2020

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World, co-hosted by Roger “Harry Potter” Shipp. This week we’re up to “The Goblet of Fire”.

Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?
I’ve not heard of any haunted houses around here. Nearby we have “The Beast of Bodmin Moor”, so it’s probably best not to go there after dark. Though it’s probably just an escaped jaguar or tiger or something. Nothing to worry about 😉

The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?
I can’t think of any large sporting events. I went to a few concerts while I lived in Germany way back when. The biggest were probably Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints” tour, and Iron Maiden.

When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?
What on earth’s a “seaside lake”? Not one of those, then. I swam in the sea a couple of times as a kid, but a pool sounds the best thing to me. Nice and safe.

Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.
Excuse me, I’m the very epitome of fashion. Jeans and a jumper never go out of style.

What is the last song you sang along to?
I tend to have songs going round in my head rather than singing aloud. Except in the car, and that would have been whatever was playing, I sing along in the car all the time.

What was your scariest nightmare about?
Like I can remember the details… I should have answered this in the 2 minutes after actually having the nightmare, after that the details float away. I’m just left with an uneasy feeling.

What food do you crave most often?
Either chocolate or cheese, depending on whether my body needs sugar or wants savoury.

What’s your grossest bug story?
I can’t think of anything in particular. Bugs are gross. end of story.


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  1. September 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Yes, bugs are gross! Cheese and chocolate-food of the gods! I’ve stayed in a few haunted hotels. A bit scary, but the ghosts appeared to be friendly as I lived to tell the tales. 🙂 Needless to say, I prefer the ocean.


    • September 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      I’m glad the ghosts didn’t get you while you were enjoying your seaside holiday eating cheese and chocolate 🙂

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  2. September 6, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Paul Simon with Iron Maiden would have made for a very interesting concert….


    • September 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      It’s good to have the occasional quiet song while you’re recovering from the last headbanging session.


  3. September 6, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I recall reading that there was a missing comma between seaside and lakes. Would you like to revise your answer now?

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 6, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Ah, that makes more sense. I thought maybe “seaside lakes” was American for “lagoon” or “bay” 🙂
      My answer stands – I like to know what’s under me.

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  4. September 7, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Chocolate and cheese. Yes!


  5. September 8, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    ‘The Beast of Bodmin Moor’ … I looked him up! Scientiests think it ‘unlikely’… That is NOT a NO!!


  6. September 9, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Draliman, I go for the bugs, while Granny haunted the cheese😸Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞


    • September 10, 2020 at 7:20 am

      That sounds like a perfect team 🙂


  7. September 9, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    You’re right, swimming in an ocean is a very scary experience. I spend most of my time looking for fins… or tentacles, or blobs of jelly that sting. Swimming pools are much better. I’d like to meet a ghost but none have ever introduced themselves to me. Perhaps if I offer chocolate and cheese…? 😀


    • September 10, 2020 at 7:20 am

      I’m sure that ghosts love chocolate and cheese. Who doesn’t? 🙂

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  8. September 9, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I prefer bugs who stay outside but the darn things insist on being inside with us. We have house geckos who often come in and take care of the problem. They seem to be making themselves at home these days. One sometime back saw my foot, hesitated, and walked around it to go about his business. Either that or it was an old gecko who was losing its eyesight or slowing down due to age. That I can sympathize with. 😀 — Suzanne


    • September 10, 2020 at 7:21 am

      Geckos? Wow! If a spider is well out of the way and not bothering me I often leave it alone so it can keep the fly population down 🙂


      • September 10, 2020 at 11:10 am

        My dad would never let us harm spiders. He also viewed them as an insect control. We have jumping spiders here. They don’t sit in a web and wait but go on the hunt and capture their game by pouncing on it. 😀 — Suzanne


        • September 11, 2020 at 6:58 am

          Jumping spiders is a step too far for me 😦


  9. September 10, 2020 at 2:49 am

    I’m with you on the spiders. i can cope with ants and moths, but spiders? Nope.


    • September 10, 2020 at 7:37 am

      Some of them move so fast while you’re desperately trying to catch them, it’s terrifying.


  10. September 12, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    You and might daughter might be spirit people, food-wise.

    We supposedly have a number of haunted houses around here. I’ve never visited any because I don’t really believe in that sort of thing, but with Halloween coming up, I’m sure folks will be out in droves.


    • September 13, 2020 at 5:41 am

      I bet the local ghosts hate Halloween. Not a moment’s piece all night.


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