Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge 27/7/16

Wednesday's Hodgepodge is brought to us courtesy of Joyce at 

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1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your summer so far? Why?
(1=eh and 10=best summer ever)

Probably a 6 about now – it’s been a long time coming weather wise and haven’t got any real holidays planned but it’s set to improve as we have 3 weddings and a family get together holiday before the end of August, so by then it’ll probably be a 9-10.
2. July 26th is National Aunts and Uncles Day. Did you have many aunts and uncles growing up? Were you especially close to any one or maybe all of them? Are you an aunt? (or uncle for the men who join here on Wednesdays) Share a favourite memory relating to one of your own aunts or uncles or relating to a niece or nephew who call you Aunt (or Uncle).

Well I had 3 sets of aunts and uncles on both my Mum and Dad’s sides of the family so 12 in all.  We were closer to those on Mum’s side and have many happy memories of holidays with them.  I was probably closer to the parents of my cousin Jill who is more like a sister to me as we often spent time together during school holidays.

I have 24 nieces and nephews including those on hubby’s side of the family and 11 great nieces and nephews. 
3. What's your favourite food dipped in chocolate? What's your favourite food dipped in cheese?
Salted caramel dipped in chocolate and I’d pass on the cheese.

4. When were you last astonished by something? Explain.  
Sunday night.  A recovery truck hit our neighbour’s car so hard it forced it into our car and we never heard a thing.  Fortunately another neighbour alerted us to the situation.
5. Surf board, paddle board, ironing board, Pinterest board, score board, clip board, bulletin board...which board have you most recently encountered?
That would be the ironing board!

6. What's your favourite story from scripture? Why that story?   
The Good Samaritan.  It’s one I remember easily and something I hope to be when I can.
7. If you were to travel from the east coast to the west coast in your own country, which five cities would you most want to see?

Well I’m going to cheat here and say North to South and then West (The UK is not very wide!)

John O’Groats / Aberdeen




Land’s End / Exeter

The ideal journey would be John O’Groats to Lands End but they’re not cities.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Is it too late to nominate Michelle Obama for your President?  (Great speech at the DNC) Nice responses only please.


  1. You had me at salted caramel dipped in chocolate

  2. Bath is one of my favorite cities in the UK. You have a lot of nieces and nephews to keep up with : ) Hope you have a great day and enjoy your fun-filled August!

  3. Oh My, about the car!!!
    Have a great week!

    1. Been collected now by the repair garage and we have a courtesy car in the meantime :)

  4. {giggling and smiling} "Ugh on Michelle" and that is as nice I can be, smiles.

    I would like to visit all those places you listed, I really enjoyed your answers, Wendy. smiles

  5. I definitely have to agree that salted caramel dipped in chocolate and Mrs. Obama's speech are both great :-) I don't have any aunts or uncles and missed out on all the fun that you must have had had growing up with a large family and lots of cousins.

    1. It was good for me because although I've got 2 brothers they are 7 and 12 years older than me so we were never great playmates!

  6. We had the same answers for #5 and #6.
    Oh, don't even get me started on politics...but I enjoyed your answers anyway :)
    Kathy (Reflections)

  7. Enjoy your weddings!!!
    Salted caramel, yes please.
    The Good Samaritan was a great pick!

  8. I agree about Michelle Obama, she is a classy lady and can voice her opinions in a positive way. A great first lady indeed.

  9. I'm so sorry about your car. I hope that you have a great time at the weddings. How exciting!

    Salted caramel sounds great to me, but I've never had it.

    I love the Good Samaritan story, too. If all of us would be like that, this world would be a much better place.

    Have a blessed week!

  10. Screeching at the thought of Michelle in the White House. God help us! I enjoyed your answers!!

  11. I like the story of the good Samaritan as well. We should all be that way. Political statements are almost always divisive. I try to stay away from them. As far as presidential candidates, we have no clear choice. There is no one running who can do the job.

  12. That salted caramel sounds yummy. Sorry about your car, that's so sad. I still iron, glad you do too!

  13. I would like to visit Lands End, Glasgow, and return to Bath and to Durham. I loved Durham! Just remember about our politicians and those who speak at these conventions. Their words don't necessarily reflect the truth - and that's true of both sides.

  14. I skipped Hodgepodge this week but I am finally getting around to reading some. That is a lot of nieces and nephews. I only have 3. My brothers and sister (3 brothers and one sister) didn't have kids. They adopted a total of 3.


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