Share Your World – 8-31-2020

Here we go with our double whammy SYW!
For the next several weeks “Share Your World” will have two parts.  The excellent blogger, Roger Shipp, is the creator and host (if you will) of the first part.   He found a unique way of passing some of the quarantine time and that was from watching ALL the “Harry Potter” movies.   He came up with some really fun and intriguing questions (four a week for each movie) about the movie in question.   This week we visit “HP And The Goblet Of Fire”.

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:

  1. Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?
    I have had some odd experiences when viewing property to buy, one where it was so cold and oppressive I had to get out. It turned out someone had been killed there.
  2. The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?
    I’ve been to several School Boy International Finals at Wembley, and once to Twickenham for a rugby match. 
  3. When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?
    I don’t own a costume now, but the last time I went swimming was in 2010 in NZ and it was a choice of 3 heated pools. Bliss.
  4. Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.
    It was 1970, and a cousin’s wedding occurred during the summer holidays.
    Elvis Presley was Number 1 in the charts with The Wonder of You and I had been staying with my grandfather for a fortnight beforehand.

    I had to wear a bright yellow crimplene frock with white daisies round the collar and looked like an anaemic daffodil trying to hide in a meadow of them. I hated the dress, got bored at the wedding, and ended up playing a baby grand in one of the reception rooms, unknowing that the staff had turned on the microphones and it was being transmitted throughout the hotel. It was the first time my grandfather realised I could play. Every time I play Danny Boy now I think of him.

Muggle Questions (from Melanie):

What is the last song you sang along to?
I want to break free by Queen.

What was your scariest nightmare about?
Spiders usually, though one did wake me up screaming as I was being chased by someone. 

What food do you crave most often?
Anything I shouldn’t have, currently cheesecake, chocolate, jelly babies, liquorice allsorts, ice cream. A bag of jelly babies has been sitting in the drawer for over a month and when I reach my revised target I intend to eat the lot! Only 5 pounds to go!!

What’s your grossest bug story?
Finding half a slug in my apple.


GRATITUDE SECTION (optional as always)
Glad to be solvent at the end of another month with extra expense.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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25 Responses to Share Your World – 8-31-2020

  1. Sadje says:

    Very good answers.

  2. Thanks Di for Sharing Your World! How spooky to go to look at a house and feel that there. I’m sure they were having a hard time selling it too! Brrr. We have a ‘natural springs’ complex (a lot of pools with different temperatures, plus a camp ground and so forth up the road. Of course now I’m sure it’s closed (or at least it’s closed to folks like myself. I bet the same cloth heads that have jammed your area are here crowding into those pools and spreading germs all over – ugh). I have some stories about the ‘most hideous bridesmaid dress’ myself…my sister in law had burgundy and rose as her colors, and of course she had the bridesmaid dresses made of this really ugly sateen burgundy, not rose (which would have suited my complexion better). I looked like a corpse in that horrid dress. What we do for others, hmmm?

    • I was only 14 and not a bridesmaid thank goodness. Mum had seen this dress and thought it perfect for the wedding. Yellow is so NOT my colour but I had nothing else suitable to wear.
      The bridesmaid bit though, yeah, my sister made the bridesmaids dresses for her first wedding (2 red and 2 blue, plus a page boy outfit). The dress was OK, but I had to wear a pill box hat and carry a muff and looked like a reject extra from Holiday Inn (or White Christmas) but without the snow.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! I loved the questions and your answers! I have a gross bug story – I was working at a vet clinic as a high school student. I had to restrain a large dog that had been brought in for euthanasia. It had been hit by a car and had been found by the owner the next day. After the injection I let the dog down onto the table and discovered that the entire front of my smock and arms were covered in smashed and not quite smashed maggots. I even had them in my pockets. I was *shudder* allowed to go change clothes. I never scrubbed so hard in my life!!

  4. Great answers.
    Sometime WP will not let me comment at all. Often it won’t let me like posts either.

  5. rogershipp says:

    ‘School Boy International Finals’ … I had to lok that up- here in teh states, we don’t play a lot of soccer- that is changing fast. I have never seen a real rugby game. When we pretend to play rugby, it’s more like WWE profesional wrestling with a dodgeball.

    Thanks for participating in this weeks questions.

    • The school use to arrange trips and parents were allowed to go too. The standard of lay from these kids was terrific as it was all about the game, not the dramatics. I;ve just remembered I went to an England ladies hockey final at Wembley too.

  6. Oh! And only half a slug at that….Now that might give me a nightmare.

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