Share Your World 2-3-2020

Share Your World 2-3-2020

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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.


When was the last time you tried something new?

I am always trying something new as often as l can – be this in writing, creating or just doing stuff. 2019 was the first year that l threw a lot of caution to the wind and started opening up my world and my life again. From my early forties to fifty l had become almost hermit like, very reclusive – seven years on and the world is my oyster again.

If you were forced to eliminate every physical possession from your life with the exception of what could fit into a single backpack, what would you put in it?

Mm, that’s a difficult question … are we being forced? You say we are – but why?That would be reflective upon how we packed.

If it is a matter of emergency over being prepared that makes for a vast difference as in you could deliberate what you take – however with the inclusion of the word ‘Forced’ l will have to assume it is a ‘do it the fuck now’ situation so in that case …. ‘my dogs ashes [yes very unrealistic in urn form, but l have paperweights being made with them inside]’, my wallet, a torch, a laptop, my phone, my computer backup usb, a change of underwear, a sweater and a lightweight change of clothing, journals and pens/pencils, mini toolkit, crackers and some bottled water, matches, lighter, kitchen knife, a small throw blanket, basic requirements for health … how big is your ‘single rucksack’ and then we have to really ask ‘what is more important and what do you really truly need?’

The problem with a question like this is that the more realistic answer is you grab what the fuck you can and what your memory reminds you to and wear as much clothing with pockets that you can comfortably and make sure you put on your most robust shoes. That answer alone is very difficult too because what happens if it is summer and not winter? Are we being loaded into Army trucks or leaving on foot or by car? What happens if it is an alien invasion from another planet or WWIII – then what …mmmm – l think l am just going to answer with ‘I have grabbed the rucksack and now ……’

What simple fact do you wish more people understood?

That people simply understood that people are only human.

What food item do you go through fastest in your house?  (credit to Sandmanjazz)

Tinned fish. I can’t get enough of it.

GRATITUDE (Not mandatory for participation)


I am grateful that we had some pretend sun today but now it is raining again despite being promised a dry week – on the flip side l am grateful for the rain as it means l’ll not have to water the newly laid mulch in with a soaking!



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10 thoughts on “Share Your World 2-3-2020

  1. The backpack one is difficult. Is it just items I treasure or do I need survival stuff? Is it the zombie apocalypse?

    In California, we’re all supposed to have an emergency bag already packed in case of earthquakes or fires. I dont have one… big surprise there, huh?!

  2. Thank you so much Rory for Sharing Your World. The backpack/rucksack question does bear a bit more depth, now that you’ve brought it to my attention. We’ll go with the “it’s the end of the world as we know it” scenario. You’ve packed very well too! And taking the dogs’ ashes with you? Why not? That’s a great idea about the paperweights, because they’re much easier to transport and smaller. I now have seven (eight?) little caskets on my mantle with my fur kids ashes in them, and trying to pack them all up if I had to leave suddenly would be a big problem. I’d probably end up just taking Huny with me and maybe Gypsy, as those two girls were “my” dogs (bonded to me especially). And it pays to plan ahead and have the backpack ready to grab at a moment’s notice. Do you know Suze of suziland too or obsolete childhood? She’s ready with her pack (literally). Where she lives is a high danger zone I guess, for a natural disaster. It’s interesting reading…

    On another subject while we’re chatting – I DID get your email and I responded to it. Did you get my reply? If not, would you let me know? Thanks! 😀

    1. Hey Melanie,

      First priorities first – yes l got your email – so thank you, mm, my bad l thought l had responded. But l am currently awaiting the arrival of the Tee Shirt. So l think what may have happened is l got your email, ordered and then only thought l had emailed you back 🙂

      Yes, l have three caskets and that would be difficult to pack into a rucksack – but 8 would be a nightmare and an emotional one too.

      I am going to add your addition to the question and add it to the Question Hub and acredit you with it. I know the question is popular and out there, but that added bit of depth, makes it yours 🙂

  3. Okay, I’ll admit it, I got stuck on “a torch”. Like, a TORCH?? Is this some sort of slang for something useful or do you use a torch often or simply see a potential need for one in a crisis? This is the kind of thing that derails an entire morning. 😆😆

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