Posts Tagged ‘Share Your World’

Sharing My World 2018 Week 30

July 29, 2018 30 comments

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


In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?
Out of all that lot, a jigsaw I guess. The last time a tried a crossword in the paper I got maybe three before resorting to the internet. Just the words “logic or numeric” makes my head hurt. Actually, I might go with “something else” – the sort of puzzle you get in video games like the Tomb Raider franchise. It can be fun to solve those.

List at least five favourite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

  • New tech. I just treated myself to a Logitech Harmony Elite remote and hub which links all my devices to one remote. Now I just say “Alexa, switch on movie” and it switches on the TV, Blu-ray player and AV receiver and selects all the correct inputs. And after sunset it switches on the backlighting I put behind the TV too. Watching it do all this is like magic 🙂
  • A nice gateau, like Black Forest gateau. Yum!
  • Five treats?
  • That’s a lot.
  • I’ve got nothing else.

What is your favourite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)
I like when this question makes a reappearance as it gives me a chance to show the photo of the lads again.


Meet The Lads


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Sharing My World 2018 Week 29

July 22, 2018 21 comments

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


Since we are approaching the hottest part of our summer in the northern hemisphere, what’s your favourite ice-cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet flavour?
I like all sorts, but for preference I tend towards fruit flavours. I do have the occasional toffee/biscuit flavoured ice cream, but that’s more a winter thing I reckon. Fruity is better for a hot day!

Here is a photo of my current ice cream drawer. For a treat I would buy mint choc chip or creamy white ice cream with raspberry/strawberry/blackcurrant sauce swirled in, but that stuff is expensive.


How often do you people watch?
I don’t really people watch. I’m not generally in the position to, I’m always on my way to or from rather than sitting and watching.

If you had a choice which would be your preference – salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert?
Fresh water lakes, I reckon. They would be quieter than beaches. I’m surrounded by beaches on both coasts, though I don’t live near one, the closest is 7 or 8 miles away I guess. But they get really busy.

Here’s a lake in my vicinity (Colliford).

Colliford Lake

And here’s a bit of sea I took from our recent work summer party, later on as the sun was setting and my tummy was full of BBQ food. I was concentrating more on the plants than the sea when I took the picture, though.

Sharing My World 2018 Week 28

July 15, 2018 20 comments

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


What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Hmm. Here are some options.

  • It Came, it Went, and Now I’m Dead (not actually dead obviously as I wrote the biography)
  • Nothing Much Happened
  • If I Could Do it All Again, I Probably Wouldn’t Bother

Which do you prefer – sweet, salty or buttery?
Well, they all have their pluses. Sometimes I really fancy something sweet, like my body’s telling me my sugar levels are low. And you can’t beat a good buttery croissant. But overall, salty I think. I tend towards the savoury.

What’s the finest education?
It depends on what sort of education you mean. Something well-rounded, which generally comes from living your life. A mixture of formal education, jobs and relationships. Until you’ve done those things, you’ll likely be rubbish at them 🙂

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Sharing My World 2018 Week 27

July 8, 2018 21 comments

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


Tell us about your first bicycle or car?
My first car was a 1985 light blue Ford Fiesta. That was back in the days when cars rusted so it generally needed a lot of welding. On the plus side, you could do your own maintenance without a diagnostic computer.

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?
Somewhere with magic. I’d like to be able to twiddle my fingers and make stuff happen. Maybe Middle Earth, specifically Hobbiton. That looks like a lovely place to live. I’d be a Gandalf sort of fellow, but without all the Sauron-induced stress.

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?
Since I’m an all-powerful magic user living in Hobbiton I wouldn’t really need a personal assistant. But if I did have one I’d have them do everything ‘cos that’s what I’m paying them for.

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Sharing My World 2018 Week 26

July 1, 2018 18 comments

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


If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens)
Hell yeah! I’ve always wanted to visit the N’Gret M’Nah Conglomeration. Did you know their empire incorporates three of the 7 million wonders of the galaxy?

Hang on – “take me home with them?” That sounds like a pet adoption.

I’ve changed my mind. No.

How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height?
The last time I was measured, which was some years ago, I was around 173 cm. That’s a nice height. I wouldn’t want to tower over people, and it’s only a couple of cm below average height.

Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?
For sure, no problem.

I can keep the essentials, right? You know, TV, Netflix, PlayStation, Alexa for my tunes and to turn the lights on and off, computer… what do you mean, no?

I’ve changed my mind on this one as well. No.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
I had the week off and visited the Japanese Gardens and Lanhydrock. Here’s a sneak preview 🙂


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Sharing My World 2018 Week 25

June 24, 2018 13 comments

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


You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?
Well, who needs an unlimited supply of sushi? And as for Scotch tape, I usually buy a different brand of sticky tape – Sellotape. I believe the answer here is money. Then I can buy an unlimited supply of everything 🙂

Teleportation or flying?
I’m assuming here that both of these are “self-powered”. Like superpowers. I’ll go for teleportation. There are superheroes flying around everywhere, it’s getting pretty crowded. The government is bound to introduce legislation soon, like they’re doing for drones. No flying near airfields, take a test etc.

I’d like to just “poomf” from one place to another.

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?
I hope that’s 100 degrees using American temperatures, ‘cos that’s the boiling point of water 😦 According to Alexa that’s 37.8C. That’s still pretty hot. Mid twenties is the hottest I can really stand.

On the other hand, permanent snow? Yeek! What a choice. I suppose I’d get used to it, we’d have the right gear, snow tyres and so on. So I guess I choose the snow.

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Sharing My World 2018 Week 24

June 17, 2018 17 comments

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


If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
Oh boy, there have been so many people in the whole of history, how can I choose? Ooh, I know. I’ll have famous Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Because if I have an imaginary friend at my age I probably need help. And this will present an interesting moral dilemma for Freud – if he is successful in his treatment, he will effectively cease to exist.

What will you do, Sigmund. WHAT WILL YOU DO?

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?
I think the 70s. Playing outside, hot summers, not a care in the world. Kids always want to grow up so they’re their own boss and can do whatever they want, little realising that you’re never more free than you are in those early years…

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
Die? I’m not planning on doing that. But if my immortality master plan doesn’t pan out, I’d rather not be remembered. Most people who are remembered throughout history did something pretty nasty. Sometimes it’s something good, but I’m sure history usually gets it a bit wrong and I wouldn’t be around to fix it.

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