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Sharing My World 2015 Week 10

March 15, 2015 28 comments

It’s time again to Share My World, part of Share Your World hosted by talented photographer Cee over at her photography site.


When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
The last time we lost electricity in a storm was around 30-40 years ago I think. However, now that I live in a small village, I guess there is more chance of it.

I like candles but don’t currently have any. They got chucked when I moved house. I have plenty of torches, though, secreted in strategic locations. One in my work bag, one in my car, one in the kitchen drawer and one in my bedside table. And they all work!

You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not?
I just did the conversion, and while $5000 sounds like a lot, it’s actually less than £3400. However, I reckon I’d still keep it. I’m not much of a gambler and “a bird in the hand” and so on. 50/50 isn’t great odds. That much money is immediately 2 months grace in case I suddenly can’t work but still need to pay my mortgage and so on.

On the other hand, with a ton of cash I could take advantage of this amazing offer that came through the post the other day.

Royal Mint Offer


One of only 100 people! Limited issue! Platinum! This is too good to pass up, surely. Then I turned it over and saw this.

Royal Mint Price


Um, exsqueeze me? How much now? They’re obviously mistaking me for that Mr Draliman who lives down the road who’s so rich his kids’ bunny rabbits sleep on a bed made out of shredded £50 notes.

Looking at the amount of money I currently save each month, it would take me infinity months to save up this much. Because that’s what you get when divide £12,500 by zero. Infinity.

What’s your first memory?
Memories can be funny things. Did they really happen? Have they been distorted over time?

I do remember one time when my brother had his birthday read out on “Gus Honeybun’s Magic Birthdays” on the TV. It was at the house in Carnon Downs, so I was five maximum.

Gus was the station mascot for the now defunct “Westward Television” and then the similarly defunct “Television South West”.

Gus Honeybun

Image from YouTube

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something?
Sorry to give the same answer as everybody else, but I read. I never, ever go to sleep without reading first, no matter how late it is.

See you all next week!