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Share Your World 2018 Week 33

August 19, 2018 23 comments

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


A class you wish you would have taken?
Hmm. Last time I answered this I said “Home Economics”. I’ve changed my mind now, though. When you’re a kid at school I don’t think there’s anything much that’s taught that you can’t learn on your own. I’m trying to remember back to when I was at school and what courses I could have taken.

I think if we move ahead to when I was in Sixth Form (age 16-18), I would have liked to have taken history.

Are you scared of heights?
No, I avoid heights because I’m scared of hurtling to the ground and splattering all over the pavement.

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?
I cook and bake some stuff and it turns out okay. I don’t think that qualifies me to be a cook, though, and definitely not a chef. I always think of “chef” as more of a job title, and I don’t have the necessary qualities, such as being good at cooking and being able to yell and swear at people all day long.

Apropos of nothing, here are some photos from the Japanese Garden in St Mawgan.

Sharing My World 18-01-2021

January 24, 2021 22 comments

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

Why do we dream?
Are they dreams? Or are they a separate reality? Are they the only reality? Am I dreaming now…?

(Dum dum DUMMMMM)

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
No. Although my neighbour from up the street, Arsehole Divvybrain, is a right divvy brain. And he can be a bit of an arsehole on occasion.

I expect that’s just a coincidence, though.

Does hardship make a person stronger?
Not me. Hardship makes me pissed off.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
We can’t know others’ intentions. I always know what I intend, though, for good or… evil bwahahahaha.

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Sharing My World 11-01-2021

January 17, 2021 21 comments

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

What should you get rid of, that would make your new year better, and why?
Ooh, that annoying chap from up the road. It’s all in hand, though, I just need to scrape together “30 large” and the chummy I found on the internet said he’ll make it “look like an accident”.

No, wait, I can’t write that on here, this is a public website. Excess weight, that’s what I need to get rid of. Yes. Excess weight.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Ha, I’d rather not say. I was young once 😉

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
No. Not that I’m aware of.

On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?
Aw, man, I can’t answer that. It’s like those self-assessment performance reviews some companies force you to do. How do you paint yourself in the best light possible while maintaining a sense of humility and modesty?

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Sharing My World 04-01-2021

January 10, 2021 22 comments

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

What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?
The usual shizzles. Lying, sleeping with the local football team, that sort of thing.

Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?
There’s definitely a good possibility given the size of the universe and all the planets. It would be a pretty lonely universe if it was just us in it, on our tiny little planet perched on the edge of one little galaxy.

In the morning, do you hit the snooze button on your alarm (sometimes repeatedly) or do you leap out of bed, ready to face the day?
I used to, a long time ago. But I haven’t even needed to set an alarm now I’m working at home, as I always wake up early and don’t need the extra time to drive to work.

If you came back in the next life as an animal, which animal would you choose to be?
Definitely a cat. Spending all day eating and napping. How good is that? Imagine if your actual job was napping!

People sometimes say their cat is “looking at them funny” and maybe they’re thinking about attacking, or even taking over the world. They may be right, but at the end of the day, it’s nap time. Maybe take over the world tomorrow, or next week perhaps.

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Sharing My World 28-12-2020

January 3, 2021 27 comments

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

Pick three words to describe this past year. (please keep them PG. Thanks).
Nice. And. Peaceful.

What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw?
Well, I can’t remember. Obviously I’ve read a lot of books and seen a lot of films, but I can’t remember what they all were. I would have been to the cinema, but that was February and I can’t remember what I saw. I expect it was very good, though!

More recently, I’ve watched Alita – Battle Angel, Ready Player One and Armageddon, each for at least the fifth time.

Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?
I didn’t have a lot of time for looking inward, I was busier than ever.

Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?
Initially, strengthened. Then people got fed up, reverted to type and started screwing each other over again (he said cynically).

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Sharing My World 21-12-2020

December 27, 2020 23 comments

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

What is your favourite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)?
I would argue that “biscuits” are called “cookies” in America 🙂 However, choc chip cookies are “cookies” in the UK too, and that is indeed my answer. Yum 🙂

If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why?
I would pick the Stone Age. I hope that’s that’s what the question means 😉 It was a simpler time!

Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season?
No. But I have got quite fond of Schloer recently, so that may become my traditional drink. I’m not sure how many years I have to drink it before it becomes “traditional”.

Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child?
Holiday magic left the building alongside Santa 😦 And with no Christmas parties or anything this year, I couldn’t really get into the mood.

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Sharing My World 14-12-2020

December 20, 2020 23 comments

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

What news event do you vividly remember hearing about as a child, and where were you?
The thing about being a kid is that I wasn’t very interested in news. I was more interested in cartoons. However, one event I remember was the first ever shuttle launch. It was delayed a few times, but we were called into one of the classrooms each time (the one with the TV!) to watch until it took off. That was April 1981, so I was in my final year of junior school.

What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?
I was struggling to think of one and then another blogger reminded me – “Last Christmas”, By Wham!. Why does it make me cringe? Because it’s an absolute pile of steaming shit, that’s why.

What is one place you shop(ped prior to Covid) that might have surprised people?
Absolutely nowhere, I would say. My shopping is limited to a very few fairly mainstream outlets, mostly online. Even more online currently.

What is your least favourite holiday side dish?
I’ll eat anything and everything, me. Bring it on 🙂

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Sharing My World 07-12-2020

December 13, 2020 21 comments

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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Sharing My World 30-11-2020

December 6, 2020 23 comments

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

What would you enjoy if you could do so without someone getting annoyed with you for enjoying it? It MUST be something you aren’t supposed to enjoy because it is “bad for you”.
Ha, there isn’t anyone to get annoyed with me for doing “bad for me” things so I do what I want heh heh 🙂

Is it okay for men to wear the colour pink?
Of course. I wore a (pale) pink shirt to a wedding a few years ago, and quite a few chaps there wore the same.

Can you curl your tongue?
I checked, and apparently I can! Hooray. I knew I had a superpower.

What, in your opinion, is the best room to put a fireplace?
Sorry to sound traditional, but the living room. It where most people spend most of their at home awake time.

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Sharing My World 23-11-2020

November 29, 2020 17 comments

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

What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?
A proctologist with a power drill.

Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?

“Um… fancy going out for a drink after work?
“Yeah, sounds good!”
“Great, place round the corner at 6?”
“Yep. Who else is coming?”

Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mould?
Result. Extra penicillin, set you up for the day.

Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?
Not my whole body but my head. Makes me worry I’ve burst a blood vessel 😦

Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the £5 shipping charge to send them back?
No. I only buy clothes on the internet if they’re a known brand and I understand their sizing system. Most places these days have a handy size chart, as obviously one company’s “XL” is another company’s “M”.

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