Share Your World: 9th April 2018

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

I’ve been troubled with a painful heel lately so haven’t been out and about putting too much weight on it any more than is absolutely necessary – but I decided to go to Stratford on the bus today, just for the hell of it. Not for the first time ever, but certainly for the first time in several months. It’s been rainy and dull and miserable so I visited the indoor shopping mall for a long-overdue wander around, which was at least dry and bright and warm.

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List three favourite book characters?

Mary Lennox from ‘The Secret Garden’, Chris Guthrie from ‘Sunset Song’, and Winston Smith from ‘1984’ for 20th Century fiction.

Jane Eyre from ‘Jane Eyre’, Lizzie Bennett from ‘Pride and Prejudice’, and Anne Elliot from ‘Persuasion’ for 19th Century historical classics.

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink – hot or cold?

Hot drink – tea, cold drink – milk

What did you appreciate or what made you smile last week?

Green bottles abandoned on walls – first I saw one high up, sitting above head height…

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And then a few minutes later I saw two sitting together, side by side on a low wall further down the same street…

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I know they should ideally have been placed in one of the many recycling bins instead of left lying around to litter the place up, but they still made me smile and I spent the rest of the day humming the tune to ‘Ten green bottles, hanging on a wall…’ 🙂

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Share Your World: April 2nd 2018

What was or is your favourite cartoon?

Scooby Doo – I watched and loved the original series as a kid, my children watched and loved the later series with Scrappy Doo, and my grandchildren have watched and loved the newest generation of Scooby Doo cgi movies… So the most accurate answer to the question ‘Scooby Doo, Where are you?’ is probably ‘On my TV…’ 🙂

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc.) would you miss the most?

Apart from my pots and pans and wooden spoons, the cooking utensil I would miss the most is this cheap little lime green silicon spatula. It cost £1 years ago in an ordinary bric-a-brac shop and has been my old faithful ever since. We’ve tried a couple of times to find a suitable replacement but nothing quite meets the particular standard of flexibility yet firmness we’ve experienced with our bargain scraper of pots, plates, cans, bowls – in fact you name it, we’ve scraped it clean and clear with this spectacular utensil!

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Would you dare to sleep in a haunted house overnight?

Alone, no, but with someone I trust not to scare the living daylights out of me just for fun, yes 🙂

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this week?

Catching up with what all my old blogging friends have been up to this week has definitely made me smile 🙂

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