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Sharing My World 26-10-2020

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

What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?
I have no idea. It wouldn’t have been very high, though. Maybe a few storeys. A multi-storey car park or something.

What do you do to keep fit?
What is this “keeping fit” of which you speak?

What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like?
I’ve never carved one. I’ve never known anyone who carved one. Or bought a pumpkin. Halloween is getting bigger in the UK but has never been a big thing.

Fortunately it was largely cancelled this year, for obvious reasons. In fact, trick-and-treating was illegal in much if the UK due to various local lockdown restrictions.

Nothing says “super-spreader event” quite like going round loads of houses taking sweets from dozens of strangers!

Do you have hope or have you lost it?
I hope I have hope.

Hey, looks like I do have hope!

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  1. Lyn
    November 1, 2020 at 9:56 am

    My answers would mirror/echo yours – apart from the last one. I did lose it at a shopping centre car park once when I saw a big Maori guy kick a pup. In fact,, you’ve never seen a car park empty of people so quickly. I didn’t even think what the consequences might be. I’m not sure who was more shocked – him or me. 😀

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  2. November 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    I’m hoping I have hope as well. It’s been rather difficult lately so I’m hoping for the best. 🙂

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  3. November 1, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I do hope too, though I’m not sure.

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  4. November 1, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Do they grow pumpkins in the UK? I never really thought about it, but they are kinda native to North America. At least we gave you the grey squirrel…

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    • November 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      You can have them back if you want to! The grey squirrels that is!

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    • November 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      I don’t really know. You see them in supermarkets.
      Darn those grey squirrels, little bullies, coming over here throwing their weight around and talking nonsense to the red squirrels. “Squirrelus Trumpus” I think they’re called in Latin…

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      • November 1, 2020 at 4:49 pm

        Uh, wouldn’t the ‘Trump’ squirrel be ORANGE? I mean it’s ‘his’ color and one reason I’ll never embrace ‘orange’ on my personal palette o’ color. Ugh.

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      • November 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm

        Maybe they’re in disguise. Though that sounds a bit too sophisticated for Squirrelus Trumpus.

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  5. November 1, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your World! Hope is a slippery thing…and I suspect if you try to grab onto it, it just slides away…like so many things these days. I’ve heard from other responders that the whole ‘jack-o-lantern’ idea over the pond there is not embraced. In fact, it seems that America is sorta unique in doing that…along with Ireland and perhaps Scotland, where the idea originated. But those folk carved GOURDS (squash) to keep away evil spirits on All Hallow’s Eve or Samhain. Uh, sorry I get carried away with my squash knowledge… Well it’s November now and we’ll get back to a regular SYW…some hopefully inspiring type questions and no funky artwork..

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    • November 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      I knew nothing about squashes – until now! Halloween’s not such a big thing over here. Just a few kids going around each others’ houses for sweets.

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  6. November 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    I despise!!!! more than a two story car park!!! IT feels too cramped for my truck. I get the squimmies!

    **Being ‘fit’ means you can see your toes when you are standing without having to peep?

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    • November 2, 2020 at 5:58 am

      I always attempt to park in outdoors car parks. I don’t like the tight turns from level to level in multi-storeys.
      That’s a good rule of thumb for being “not fat” anyway 🙂

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      • November 3, 2020 at 12:11 am

        I am sure you must be talking to some other young man about the comments of needing to walk more so that he will be ‘not fat’. Hahaha!

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  7. November 2, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Hope is good, Draliman, never loose it🙏 Granny has been on the Euromast in Rotterdam twice, that was when she was young, it’s 185m high, but the only thing that scared her was the way up and down, that was really scarry🙈Pawkisses for a Happy Monday🐾😽💞

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    • November 3, 2020 at 6:10 am

      That sounds like a long way to climb, Binky 🙂

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  8. November 2, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    If YOU lose hope, we are all done for. 😉

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  9. November 4, 2020 at 10:57 am

    At my age, keeping fit means getting out of bed in the morning on my own and being able to keep breathing. Let’s not push it. 😀 — Suzanne

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  10. November 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    So you actually found away to never ever lose hope… Clever.

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  11. November 6, 2020 at 4:28 am

    I have hope, but I really need less hope and more sleep.

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