Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge 6/7/16

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1. How did you welcome the month of July, and tell us one fun thing you did to celebrate the 4th. (or the weekend for any non-USA residents playing along today)
We travelled to Nottingham on the 1st to our see our future DIL and sort out some wedding things.  On Saturday I met up with some former work colleagues.  We had a meal in a new Indian restaurant which was lovely and then we adjourned to the local pub.  The conversation and wine flowed freely.  Hence Sunday was a quiet day!  The 4th was a normal working day here in the UK although hubby was home.  We caught up on chores, had lunch in the local café, went to the library, shopped for dinner.  Normal stuff but good to do it together.
2. Right now..what's your favourite red thing? white thing? blue thing? 
Not sure I have a favourite red thing unless you count wine?  White would be the new climbing rose I planted recently which is now in bloom, and blue would be the dress I bought on Friday for my son’s wedding!

3. Wave the white flag, raise a red flag, fly your freak flag...which 'flag' have you flown most recently? Explain. 
Well we don’t generally wave flags here at home so it would probably be a white flag when I’ve given up on something although I hate giving up on things so hopefully that white flag is gathering dust somewhere.
4. According to Cond Nast Traveler these are the seven best places to visit in July-

a boat safari in Botswanna's Okavango Delta, Riviera Maya Mexico (it's whale shark season and apparently you can swim with them), Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, Pamploma Spain, St. Petersburg Russia, the Fuji Rock Festival at Mount Naeba Japan, the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg Austria

If time and money weren't factors would you want to see any/all of these? Which would you most like to see and why? 
Well I’m not particularly adventurous and I wouldn’t enjoy anywhere that was too hot so I’d probably pick St. Petersburg.
5. Grilled cheese, pimento cheese, or mac and cheese...your favourite from the cheesy treats listed? 
Grilled cheese.
6. What makes you sweat? 
Well mowing the lawn in the sunshine for starters.  That’s on my to do list today.  But unknown and unfamiliar situations can get me worked up especially if I’m not feeling in control.
7. Your favourite movie with a 'patriotic' theme of some sort?
Independence Day and Airforce One immediately came to mind so I put my thinking cap on for a British film.  Two that I really enjoyed were The King’s Speech and Mrs Brown.
8. Insert your own random thought here. 
I am so pleased to report that Poppy continues to do well and as her picture was on Facebook this week I feel I can post one here now.  Thank you for all your kind words and prayers.  They really do work.


  1. Love that dress!

    Glad to hear Poppy is doing well.


  2. Your dress is so pretty! I loved The King's Speech too. I'm so glad to hear Poppy is doing well. She's adorable: )

  3. Aww what a sweet little baby. :) We continue to pray for Poppy and hope things continue to go well for her.

    The dress you have chosen for the upcoming wedding is very pretty.

    I'm glad that you were able to spend some fun time with your husband. :)

    Have a blessed day!

  4. We are very glad to hear Poppy is doing better. We saw the King's Speech on Netflix along with a documentary on the details involved with that speech. We like to watch movies based on true events. The King's Speech was a good one.

  5. Oh I loveeeeeeeeee your dress!! And Poppy is so darn cute!!! I love the Kings Speech...a lot of loves in this comment, smiles. I enjoyed your answers.

    Have a Joyful day, friend.

  6. WHat a beautiful dress, I'm sure you will be admired for your fabulous style at the wedding. The King's Speech is a wonderful movie, good choice. Your little Poppy is so cute, glad she is doing well.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  7. Oh my, I LOVE your dress!!
    Sending love to Poppy.
    xx oo

  8. What a pretty dress! It's a "winner" :)
    Oh, Poppy is adorable. So glad we can put a face with the name, now.

  9. Just wondering do you all in the U.K have a special day that you all celebrate
    come see us at


  10. That is a beautiful dress. Lunch at the pub sounds wonderful. If I were there with you I would have ordered fish and chips with malt vinegar :)

  11. I really like your dress!! I also like that photo of Poppy!! So happy prayers are being heard and answered! She remains in my daily intentions so I appreciate the update!

  12. Thanks for all the kind comments about Poppy and the compliments on the dress. You'll all have to wait until August for the wedding pics though :)

  13. So glad Poppy is doing better. I will continue to pray for her.
    Your dress is beautiful!

  14. Wedding plans, how exciting! I counted wine as my red item. Air Force One is a great choice. That is beautiful news on Poppy.


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