Share Your World: 1-20-20

Share Your World: 1-20-20

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There are sometimes two sets of questions…one with images and one without (same questions).  This is for ease of copy and pasting.

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Where do you get your news?

It’s funny, but l was saying to myself literally on the weekend that l am tired of all the news online these days because l don’t know what’s true anymore … mostly l get my news from the actual News on the Television – when l wish to watch it. But the news is just so miserable these days l would rather watch flying ants.

What ‘old person’ thing do you do?

This was an excellent question Melanie and one l shall nab for Question Hub, as it foxed me for a while and so too did it do Suze. Because we were wondering what old person things we did, and we thought none – BUT then we looked at from the younger person to us attittude  – so for Suze it is a preference to wear more comfortable clothing in comparison to trendy clothing from five years ago, whilst for me, it is a notice of having to get up and pee during the night!

When was the coldest you’ve ever been?   The warmest?

Coldest l have ever been and it was so cold it left an imprint on me for about four years was the winter of 2011 when l lived in the caravan. 2011 on the Lincolnshire fens was a particularly nasty wintry hell. I had 3″ of protective wall from the outside elements and that winter, the pipes froze solid on the 27th October and remained that way till the 17th January 2012. We had snowfall from November 21st till January 7th and blizzards.

My fire in the caravan broke down and l in the end was sleeping with 6 duvets on the bed, Dora [my Wolfhound] inbetween the layers of duvets and four layers of clothing in bed. The caravan door was also broken and held on with a cable tie, but if got too windy the door would fly open. My electric blanket was also broken.

I had to build Scrappy an outdoor nest of newspaper, thick cardboard, hay and straw bales and horse throws. Making matters worse, l was broke and had two landlords that treated me like a slave … it was the coldest l had ever been in my life. I was frozen to my bones literally till around 2015 May time. [Yes l am aware it was a psychological problem]

The warmest l have ever been was again the caravan, the summer of 2011 – it reached unbearable temperatures in the caravan and many a time even though it was hotter outside it was easier to sleep outside than in.

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine?

Used to – not any more – have found out to my detriment it’s unwise to do so – it’s different if it is ‘frozen’, but stale and smelling funny or ‘off’ is ‘l don’t give a shit you are gone!!’

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My thanks this week go to the fact that despite developing an old person’s thing of having to get up to pee in the middle of the night … l am grateful that my body still recognises the need to do that and l don’t pee my bed!!!

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5 thoughts on “Share Your World: 1-20-20

  1. Thanks Rory for Sharing Your World and some wonderful responses to my questions! 😀 That cold business sounds awful, I’m so sorry you had to endure that and good on ya’ for doing so. Many would have told those rotters to take a flying f*ck at the moon and left. There’s an author by the name of Edward Abbey who wrote some books about the Utah Deserts and Canyonlands in specific. “Desert Solitaire” is about Canyonlands National Park and Edward’s time there as a park ranger in the late 1960s/early 1970s (I think). He describes the caravan (we call ’em trailer homes over this side of the pond) he lived in and your description and his match up almost perfectly in regard to the temperature factor. In the summer (when it’s well over 100 degrees in Canyonlands…he took to sleeping outside because inside was broiling hot.

    1. Hey Melanie, sadly l didn’t have much choice with regards living in the caravan – at the time it was the only place l could live with my two dogs and as someone said to me at the time ‘Beggars can’t be choosers’. When it was nice however, it was beautiful.

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