Share Your World

Share Your World is brought to us this week in association with Harold Pop-up & the Goblin of Farce. At least that’s what I think he said.

True to form, the moon is rising’s expert on things literary fantastical, Sir Humphrey Twilight-Zone, is on the case…

“yes! gobble afar…”


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?

Whenever I go on one of my longer walks which might take me to a village, I make a point of visiting its pub (if it has one) and its church. I’m not a religious person but there’s always something about an empty church which makes me believe it’s not empty. It might be an experience to spend a night alone in one.

When we first moved to the country, we bought an old stone cottage. It could have been anything from 150 to 300 years old; no one knew. Our youngest daughter had the bedroom at the top of the stairs. One night she woke up and saw a figure standing at the bottom of the stairs, dressed in black and wearing a top hat. Was it a dream? Again, who knows?

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 don’t really do spectator sports. The first time I went to a big music festival was Reading Festival. I was in my early 20s, went with an old mate from schooldays, and camped in a two-man tent over the weekend. I’ve not been to Glastonbury. Looking at the news reports, I wouldn’t want to. It’s a lot of money to see an act which from that distance is probably smaller than you’d see on a TV screen.

When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?

Always a pool. I’m very risk averse. I only have one body, one life.

Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formalwear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.

I grew up in the 70s, had long hair and loon pants. I asked my Mum to sew me a kaftan. She was a trained machinist. It turned out exceptionally well but it wasn’t something I look back on with a sense of pride. I remember I also wore it with a wooden cross I made and strung with tiny plastic coloured beads.

What on Earth were we like? Still, it cured me of fashion following for the rest of my life.

written for Share Your World and Roger Shipp. #syw


  1. ‘we bought an old stone cottage. It could have been anything from 150 to 300 years old’ That would be awesome to live in!!!!

    I had to look up ‘loon pants’ … I think I sleep through that fashion statement?

    Thanks for participating in this weeks questions.

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