SHARE YOUR WORLD 🦌 12-6-2021

Melanie is our lovely host for Share Your World. I’ve copied her heading so that I can pinch the reindeer. Cute!!

This week the questions (mainly) come from YOU, the bloggers.   Additionally, I offer a ‘Gratitude’ Section for those who like a little affirmation with their questions!  It’s always optional to participate in that portion of  SYW of course. 

Thanks Melanie for including me in the questions!!

Di  (11-2-2021)  What really turns your stomach?  (politicians aside)
Pop, can’t go with the obvious then!
I’m going with cruelty to animals and children (the recent news coverage of  the murder of 6 year old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes sickened me).

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Jim and Fandango (12-1-2021)    Recently in a FPQ challenge, a question was asked about fish.   That ‘sparked’ a further train of thought by me about (Jim and Fandango’s discussion) “Whether or not recycling is helpful OR if it’s really far too late for anything of that sort to make a difference?

What would YOU do with the immense amount of ‘garbage’ in the world, if there weren’t dumps or barges (Sorry New York/New Jersey) where it was taken to be processed?   (My question thought up from Jim and Fandango’s)

It’s an interesting question and apart from dumping it at BoJo’s door, I have no answer. We all followed the rules about recycling, have specific wheelie bins and collection points for it, but now you find packaging is half recyclable and half not. If you have to put the jar in one bin, the lid in another and the label in a third, we are filling vital space with bins and running out of space to dispose of our rubbish.
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Evil Squirrel posed the following (12-5-2021)   What’s the oddest container you’ve ever gotten a gift in?

Most of my gifts have been in boxes or packets of various size. My parents gave me a letter from Santa one year saying I had to collect my gift from the attic as he couldn’t get it down the chimney. It was a bike, so would that count? I was 7 and you can read about it here
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Holiday themed question:

Do people behave differently during Christmas (insert your own holiday or festive season)?
                Do they try to be better?
                Do you donate something (money, clothes…) to charities?
                Do you give something to homeless people?

Most people I know now do this throughout the year as a matter of course.
We are not in a position to donate on a regular basis, but my loose change always goes in the Salvation Army bucket.
We try to do the best we can to help other people and have donated thousands of pounds worth of items to charity shops over the years when downsizing and when we bought the boat. We shop in some as well, and if we see someone on the street on a cold day, we are likely to buy them coffee and something hot to eat.

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GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)
This is an allegedly joyful time of year.   How do you, personally,  FEEL?
I feel good most days, glad to be here, glad to be loved, and glad to have friends who care.

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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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9 Responses to SHARE YOUR WORLD 🦌 12-6-2021

  1. Sadje says:

    A heartwarming post Di.

  2. murisopsis says:

    All excellent answers.

  3. Carol anne says:

    awesome answers, Di! xoxo

  4. I know I got the notice that this post was out there, but danged if I know why it didn’t show up to be read. Ah the WP gnomes. Thanks, Di, for Sharing Your World. I read about Arthur. And again it raises this question with me: “Why have children or be allowed to have children if you live your life in an unsuitable or criminal way?” Alcoholics, drug addicts, pinheads (like the poor tyke’s father and step ‘mother”) and others who clearly aren’t mature enough to have a child, much less take care of one, ought to be mandatorily sterilized. That was really vile and it turned my stomach too. Your thoughts on the garbage situation are spot on! I think bikes were the toughest thing for Santa to bring. I got one one year, but we had a big living room space, and it fit. It only had a ribbon around it though. Later that year my younger brother was riding it (against my wishes I might add, but I was at camp) and got hit by a car. He wasn’t badly hurt, but the bike was destroyed, the rear tire and the frame back there were crushed. You are lovely, and you have a very warm personality, so what’s not to like? 😀 I’m very glad we have gotten to know each other here! Have a great week!

    • Thanks Melanie.
      Seems inmates tried to poison the step mother with salt as she had poor Arthur. Throw away the key comes to mind. Dad was jailed too and both should be neutered IMO.
      We had quite a big lounge and I rode my bike indoors because I didn’t want to get the wheels dirty!
      Thanks for your kind comments. I’m glad we’ve gotten to know each other too.

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