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Sharing My World 14-11-2022

November 20, 2022 18 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Di.

Does the weather affect your mood?
Yes, I’m often a lot happier when it’s warm and sunny. I also quite like dark winter evenings in the winter, but only when there’s no energy crisis and I can afford to use the heating 😮

If a stranger smiles at you or says ‘good morning’ when they pass you in the street, do you return it?
Yes, it’s quite common here in the village.

If you had a choice of just one of these things to eat, what would it be and why? Chocolate, a sweet pastry, a plate of chips/fries (this is not a forever choice, just one instance).
I have to choose? I quite like the sound of chips right now, maybe with some spicy hot sauce dribbled on them. I had fish and chips just last Thursday, actually.

If you could go back to when you were a specific age, what would that be? Why?
Hmm. Probably about 30 – not too old, not too young. But only if i could continue where I am now, I don’t want to go back and do everything again.

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Sharing My World 07-11-2022

November 13, 2022 14 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Di.

Do you consider friends an extension of your family?
Sort of, but different. It’s not easy to explain, so I won’t try.

Would you confide in a friend more than you would a family member?
It depends what the subject was. In general I probably would, I wouldn’t want my family to start worrying.

How long have you known your best friend?
All my life – our fathers knew each other when we were babies.

Do you believe distance has a negative effect on friendships?
For sure. Before you know it, it’s just an exchange of Christmas cards.

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Sharing My World 31-10-2022

November 6, 2022 31 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted this week by Di.

If you were a ghost, who would you haunt, and why?
I’d track down all the murderous assholes and make them live their victims’ final moments. I’d be like Ghost Rider but without the cool flaming motorbike.

If broomsticks were legitimate modes of transport, would you like one?
For sure. I’d have to customise it a bit though. Heated seat, a decent steering mechanism, some sort of cover to keep out the elements – oh, that’s a flying car, isn’t it.

Would you cook in a cauldron?
Of course not! I wouldn’t want to ruin my spells with left-over food, they’re very sensitive.

Have you ever had your fortune told?
No. I’ve never “crossed anyone’s palm with silver.”

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On Hold

October 12, 2022 Comments off

Sadly my Dad passed away on Monday so please excuse me if I miss/don’t respond to comments or post anything for a little while.

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Sharing My World 03-10-2022

October 9, 2022 22 comments

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

Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song? Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.
The only Halloween-themed song I can think of is “Monster Mash”. That’s quite enjoyable. A song I rarely hear except around a holiday is “Stop the Cavalry” by Jona Lewie. It’s only ever played at Christmas as it contains the line “wish I was at home for Christmas”, though it’s actually a song about the horrors of war…

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?
Yes. Once I saw 3.1415927 – pi to 7 decimal places. That’s quite a figure!

Which urban legend scares you the most? (most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to)
I can hardly think of any urban legends from my neck of the woods. There’s the “Beast of Bodmin Moor” I suppose, but that doesn’t scare me 😮

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?
I would utilise my well-honed ninja assassin special forces training by running into the bathroom, locking the door and screaming out the window.

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Sharing My World 26-09-2022

October 2, 2022 15 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Melanie.

Would you rather have no nose, or no arms?
Whaaaaat? I suppose if I had to choose, I’d lose the nose and keep the arms. What happens if you have no nose and somehow you need to “sneeze”? Do your brains come spraying out the hole?

What is your spirit animal?
I expect it would be something like a chipmunk or a monkey or a cat. Maybe all three at once. A Chipkeypuss.

Do you think cavemen had nightmares about cavewomen?
Only if they’re down the caveman pub when they were supposed to be home for their cavewife’s birthday. Then their nightmares would become reality.

Where did the name Pina Colada come from?
I looked it up and the drink comes from Puerto Rico. So presumably the name comes from the bartender who invented it. I only know of it from that song that references it.

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Sharing My World 20-09-2022

September 25, 2022 17 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Di.

Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?
An early riser. Get stuff done early, relax later, that’s my bag, baby.

Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper
I do it completely the other way round. No breakfast (not since I was a kid), small lunch, bigger tea. And some fruit plus a Kit-Kat/Double Decker/Twix for supper.

I’m a rebel.

Do you have a sweet or savoury tooth?
Both. It depends on what I’m in the mood for.

Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)?
Woo, I’d… oh, “family friendly”… I probably go for the hot relaxing bath. It’s been decades since I’ve had a bath so it’d be a nice treat.

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Sharing My World 12-09-2022

September 18, 2022 21 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Di.

If you were to go to a desert island and could only take five things with you, what would they be?
A pre-fab building, an electric power boat, a load of solar cells to power everything, a gourmet chef and a top-of-the-range entertainment system.

What popular song (any era) best describes you?
I’m sure I’m a mixture of songs. I can’t really think of one off the top of my head, but I’m known to be a bit of a pessimist so I’ll go for “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones.

If you could only use three basic ingredients to make a meal, what would they be?
Minced beef, chillies, tinned tomatoes.

Do you allow your pet on the furniture?
Me no have pets. I used to have cats. Try telling cats to stay off anything.

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Sharing My World 05-09-2022

September 11, 2022 21 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosed by Di.

Do you prefer tea, coffee or juice first thing in the morning?
I always have coffee. Juice is nice too, but I rarely have any juice in.

When it comes to food, what is your favourite smell?
I’m very traditional! Bacon, ham, a nice roast or baking bread.

Do you prefer a take-out or to dine in a restaurant?
I prefer a take-away (as we call it in this country). Much less hassle, and quieter. It’s nice to go out sometimes, but for preference I’ll eat at home.

If you are hosting a party, do you prepare the food yourself, get caterers in or ask everyone to bring something for the table?
“Get caterers in?” How very upper class, don’t’cha know 🙂 I don’t host parties. For a start I have seating for three (one on the office chair). Maybe two more if they brought camping chairs. Given it’s just a few people, I would do something simple.

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Sharing My World 29-08-2022

September 4, 2022 19 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Di from Pensitivity.

Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.

Pretty much everything can be streamed, and phones and computers can do that and more, so it’s the TV that’ll have to go 😦

Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?
I have no old photographs in a box. They’re in a bag! Some have been scanned but it takes so long, most haven’t.

What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?
I put together a nice music separates system. First a CD player, amp and speakers, then a radio receiver, record deck and cassette player. Separates systems were the “thing” in the late 80s/early 90s!

What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?
Hmm, that’s a tricky question – there’s a difference I think between “requires finance” and “didn’t require finance but I used it anyway”…

I generally buy mid-expense stuff using a credit card, as anything over about £100 is covered by the credit card guarantee, where the credit card company will cover you if something goes wrong as a last resort.

So for example, I bought my Wattbike with a credit card rather than savings, for the extra cover.

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