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Sharing My World 07-12-2020

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

Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports?
I’ve never been skiing or ice skating. I’m sure I’d end up with a number of broken bones, and as a kid there was nowhere to do either without taking a holiday anyway. Nowadays, there’s a skating rink created over Christmas (not this year obviously), and I think there’s a dry ski slope within 100 miles or so.

It’s not too cold here – anywhere between 2 and 11 degrees. Walking rather than “hiking” is my thing, and there’s not much sports going on this year with The Covid.

Do you give to charities or homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise?
I give via direct debit. I don’t go into town much (not at all since March) so I don’t encounter much by way of charities in the street. I don’t think that’s happening this year anyway.

What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December? Is it a tradition for you and your family?
There’s always my traditional Christmas Eve Die Hard and present wrapping marathon. And of course, Christmas Day with Mum and Dad, which will be different this year but still going ahead.

What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year?
Slightly reduced I think. And I’ll likely be wearing a mask (except while eating) as I always do when visiting my parents, though my parents are getting their first vaccine jab this coming week so they’ll be somewhat protected.

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  1. December 13, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Fingers crossed that vaccine works.

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  2. December 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    You’re fortunate to already be getting the vaccine. I don’t know when we’ll be getting it in India, or what kind. —- Suzanne

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    • December 13, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      I doubt I’ll get this one. I’m not old enough and I’m living in one of the three places in England with the lowest restrictions, so I’m not high priority. My parents are over 80 though so they’re near the top of the list.

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  3. December 13, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve never been skiing or ice skating either. I’ll leave that to the professionals. Great news for your parents getting the vaccine!

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  4. December 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your World! I hope that vaccine works! I live in a place that is one of the ski ‘hot’ spots (yeah that was a bit ironic).. and I suspect this year due to Covid and the obvious climate change, that they aren’t doing a brisk business. Living here as I do, I’ve still never been either skating (ice) nor skiing. Fuggitabout snow boarding. I agree there’d be broken something in my future were I silly enough to attempt it now, and when I was younger and more limber, I still didn’t like the cold. Deliberating making oneself more cold seemed dim witted. Stay safe during your celebrations, whatever they are!

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    • December 13, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      There’s no way I’d stay upright. Something would definitely snap 😦 I’ve never broken a bone (little toes possibly excepted) and I’m not about to start now.

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  5. December 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    We have been reducing Christmas mania for quite a while now. We have exactly enough to make it feel like a holiday without feeling like we’ve created a massive financial strain with a lot of additional work. Everyone will put UP the lights, but no one is willing to help take them down. one year, we had them up until past Easter when I refused to cook another meal until the “kids” (all of whom were over 40, not counting the Grandie) to take down the tree. It was getting embarrassing.

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    • December 13, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      I’m always pretty minimal. My parents are only having the one little tree this year too. I’m not thrilled about having to take them down either…

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  6. December 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    We have been reducing Christmas mania for quite a while now. We have exactly enough to make it feel like a holiday without feeling like we’ve created a massive financial strain with a lot of additional work. Everyone will put UP the lights, but no one is willing to help take them down. one year, we had them up until past Easter when I refused to cook another meal until the “kids” (all of whom were over 40, not counting the Grandie) to take down the tree. It was getting embarrassing.

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  7. December 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Sorry about the duplication. It’s a WP thing.

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    • December 13, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Sometimes the double-click protection doesn’t work. Or it looks like nothing happened but it actually has and you try again…

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  8. December 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    The latter. It appeared nothing had happened, so I tried again, then it rejected it saying it was a duplication, but the duplicate didn’t appear until a few minute later. It’s getting weird on WordPress.

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  9. December 13, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I’m a healthcare worker and getting my first vaccine on Tuesday. I feel honored.

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  10. December 14, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Between 2 and 11 is definitely considered cold! Oh, wait…. you mean….. nevermind!

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    • December 15, 2020 at 6:19 am

      Yes, indeed. “Proper” temperature…

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  11. Lyn
    December 14, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    We’re very blessed here in Oz. Most restrictions have been lifted, but I still wear a mask when I go shopping. I think I’ll be doing that for some time to come. We’re having a family Christmas lunch – probably 14 people. Nine grandkids, so it will be lots of fun. No vaccine here yet, and probably won’t be untill at least March. The PTB don’t want to risk a vaccine that hasn’t been fully tested with minimal risks.

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    • December 15, 2020 at 6:20 am

      Nice that you’re pretty much back to normal for Christmas. Enjoy 🙂

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