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Sharing My World 23-01-2023

January 29, 2023 13 comments

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Do you find it relatively easy to fall asleep at night?
Sometimes. And sometimes, not. The key is to still your mind, Grasshopper. Wax on, wax off and all that shizzle.


Do you remember your dreams?
Sometimes, temporarily. I think you remember a dream if you wake up during it, but the brain is clever enough not to transfer it to long term memory so it goes away during the periodic brain memory flush…


If you canโ€™t sleep, do you watch TV, read or listen to music in the hope you will nod off?
I usually grab my Kindle and have a read until I feel really tired and then try again.


Can you literally sleep anywhere (chair, sofa, bus, train, flight etc)?
For sure. Napping is one of my hobbies. I used to fall asleep in lectures and meetings all the time. It didn’t go down very well.

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Sharing My World 16-01-2023

January 22, 2023 17 comments

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What is the most comfortable vehicle you have even ridden in or driven?
Blimey, that’s a lot of vehicles! I guess I’ll go with my most comfortable car, which was a 2012 Ford Fiesta. I drove all the way to north Wales and barely even felt it (about 250-300 miles maybe). The Fiestas I’ve had since are ST models (sports) so they’re not as comfortable due to the hardened sports suspension.


What is the most uncomfortable vehicle you have even ridden in or driven?
Crumbs, there’s that word “ever” again! Generally, as I go back over the years they get more uncomfortable. I couldn’t pick out just one, though. Of course there were also fairly uncomfortable pushbikes as well in the mix.


Have you ever ridden a horse (or a donkey at the seaside)?
No, I have never ridden anything non-mechanical. I guess it would be fun to try just once.


If you could have one of these as a pet, which would it be and why? Black panther, cheetah, leopard, lynx.
I’d like a lynx, they look quite cool. I expect before long it would rip my throat out and snack on my liver, though. Which would be a bit of a downer.

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Sharing My World 09-01-2023

January 15, 2023 13 comments

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How long did it take you to get back into your normal routine after the holidays?
No time at all. I tend to just switch “modes”, as it were.


Which makes you feel more relaxed, putting your feet up in front of the fire with a good book or socialising with your friends?
Putting my feet up. Not in front of the fire at the moment, though, electricity is too expensive. A good book with a hot water bottle, duvet and extra layers ๐Ÿ™‚


What is your favourite hot drink?
I drink coffee but I quite enjoy “fruit infusions” – stuff like strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and the like.


If you are feeling poorly, do you prefer to be pampered, or left alone?
Left alone for sure. Just let me sleep! There’s no-one here to take care of me anyway (cue violins).

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Sharing My World 02-01-2023

January 8, 2023 19 comments

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

Did you stay up to see the New Year in?
No, I put the light out at around 2330 as I was too tired. Some nearby fireworks woke me up briefly, though.


Are there any special occasions or events coming up in 2023 for you or your family?
No, just the usual birthdays and whatnot. I don’t have anything at all planned.


Do you keep a diary?
No, and I never have. Nothing interesting ever happens to me, really. And there’s no way I’d manage to keep writing entries every day. Sounds like a bit of a chore!


How did yesterday differ from January 1st 2022 or was there no difference?
By “yesterday” I’ll read that as Jan 1st, as that’s when this prompt came out. I don’t recall much difference, except that Dad is gone now. We did much the same things, even had the same lunch I think. Well, we ate the same things, it wasn’t exactly the same lunch of course, as that would have gone off after a year.

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Sharing My World 26-12-2022

December 31, 2022 15 comments

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If you have been given a variety of gifts, do you have a clear out of older stuff to make room for it?
Not especially. Stuff gets chucked as and when. Most gifts tend to be edible these days. So there is a “clear out” of a sort to make room for them…


Do you overindulge with food for special occasions and then come to regret it with either weight gain, guilt or severe indigestion?
Of course, that’s the whole point of special occasions.


What is your favourite part for any celebration?
Just the whole thing really. Every celebration is different after all. Sometimes it’s the going home part…


Are you looking forward to getting bargains in the January Sales?
Nope. There’s nothing I’ve been waiting for the sales to get.

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Sharing My World 19-12-2022

December 24, 2022 17 comments

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How organised are you in either your working or private life?
I’m quite organised at work, quite disorganised at home. Every so often I tidy up at home, promising that I’ll never have such a huge pile of stuff building up again, but that never works.


Do you remember family birthdays or anniversaries and send cards?
Yes. There’s not that many to remember so I remember my best friends’ birthdays as well. On top of that my phone pops up a reminder 7 days beforehand. It’s practically impossible to forget stuff these days,


If you see something in a shop that is an extravagance but you can afford it, do you buy it?
I assume this is something that I actually want? Maybe – though I rarely visit shops these days. Online is more dangerous for me. I tend to never impulse buy so I’d likely leave the shop. But online – obviously I can easily go back to that after I’ve “ummed” and “ahhed” about it for a while…


Are you looking forward to the New Year?
Not any more than any other days/weeks/months. Changing the digit doesn’t really change anything.

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Sharing My World 12-12-2022

December 18, 2022 19 comments

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As a kid, did you have roller skates, a go-kart or a push bike?
I had a bike. It was like a right of passage in those days. We used to cycle everywhere, even across town to visit friends. There’s so much traffic on that route these days, even walking it you have to be a bit careful!


Also, did you belong to a gang or just hang out with your friends?
Well, we called it a gang. And there was even a rival gang too! But we just tried to outsmart each other over in the woods and fields by the river. We weren’t displaying gang colours or popping caps in each others’ asses or anything.


What is the best present, birthday or otherwise, you can remember as a child?
My Dad made my brother and I a wooden fort when we were kids. That was awesome! I don’t know how long it took him to cut out all the battlements and everything.


If a friend stayed over, did you have a midnight feast or did you go to bed and sleep?
I don’t remember any friends ever staying overnight. I had friends over all the time, just not for the night. I wasn’t Billy No-mates or anything ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Sharing My World 05-12-2022

December 11, 2022 16 comments

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Do you have a favourite outfit you like to wear?
I almost always wear jeans, t-shirt and jumper and trainers. So that, I guess.

What is the worst thing you were forced to wear as a child (school uniforms aside) ?
We didn’t have a school uniform in primary school, but I recall having to wear shorts and those old-style sandals. That was pretty bad.

Do you have a sweet tooth, and if so, are you a chewer, cruncher, or sucker?
I’m a sucker for hard sweets and a chewer for soft toffee.

Do you think you could eat your weight in chocolate?
This is awkward. I thought of a great answer but Evil Squirrel thought of the same one and got there first. His team of sciurine lawyers (or “attorneys” I guess as they’re based in the USA) have therefore placed some conditions on me.

So, the answer – no, since the more chocolate I eat the more I weigh so I can never reach my weight in chocolate.

Now for the legal bit as per the legal team at the Nest – that is, in full, Evil Squirrel’s Nest Inc LLCยฎ.

That’s the 3 links and the Nest’s full “legal” name. As for the massive Cafepress purchase and free advertising for Mitzi, bring it on Nest legal team… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sharing My World 28-11-2022

December 4, 2022 19 comments

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Do you have any family traditions?
Nope. Not a lot more to say!


With December on its way, have you ever been carol singing?
No. I’ve never even seen carol singers outside of films and TV, or organised events. I’m not sure door-to-door carol singing is really a thing in real life?


Do you decorate your home for the Christmas holidays?
Just a few little bits and bobs. I have a string of coloured lights that will flash or whatever you want them to do. I don’t have room for a tree or anything like that.


Do you enjoy the Christmas rush for preparations and shopping?
Absolutely in no way whatsoever do I enjoy the Christmas rush, Christmas preparations or Christmas shopping ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It was exciting as a child but not when you actually have to do it rather than just watching it magically happen around you.

Bah humbug.

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Sharing My World 21-11-2022

November 27, 2022 14 comments

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As a child, did you prefer to watch TV, play games outside on a nice day, or read?
I enjoyed doing all three. On a nice day we were always outside playing.

What would you rather do now, read a book, watch a movie at home, dine out with friends, or go down the pub?
Either of the first two for preference.

Are you fashion conscious?
Not really. I just wear comfortable stuff. I never know what’s currently “in” or “out”, and I don’t much care ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you wear slippers, clogs or go barefoot indoors?
I wear slippers inside.

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