Thursday, 25 August 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge 24/8/16 - a day late!

Wednesday's Hodgepodge is brought to us courtesy of Joyce at 
Pop over there to see other posts and if you want to join in add the link to your Hodgepodge blog post to the Linky List at the end of Joyce's post and don’t forget to visit at least your neighbours on the list.
1. It's National Waffle Day (August 24th)...what decision are you currently 'waffling over'? (or share one you've recently 'waffled over')

I’ve been organising food for a family holiday and I have waffled and changed the shopping list soooo many times!
2. It's the middle of August, but I'm already seeing lots of autumn-related posts. Do you think we rush the seasons? If so, does that bother you? I saw (here) an end of summer bucket list that included-
 make s'mores, read a new (or favourite) book in the park, eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair, be a tourist for the day, have a pot luck picnic, book a last minute summer getaway, relax by or in the pool, take a hike to watch the sunset, have a day on the lake, try a new summer recipe

Which activities on the list might you squeeze in before summer officially comes to a close? 
I think we do rush the seasons and as I get older that bothers me more.  Time goes quickly enough already.
I’m definitely relaxing by the pool this week.
3. Your favourite summertime 'art' found in nature?
4. Stephen R. Covey is quoted as saying 'We judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions.' Agree or no? Do you define yourself based on your intentions, your actions, or something else? 
I can agree with that.  It’s easier to know what your own intentions are and I’m often guilty of not living up to my own expectations.  With others it tends to be their actions you are aware of.
5. Are you useful in a crisis? Elaborate. 
I think I’m pretty useful in a crisis.  I don’t tend to panic and I’m quite a practical common sense sort of person.  I could probably do with being more confidence to assert myself in difficult situations but thankfully crisis situations don’t happen too often.
6. What's been your go-to dish this summer? Is it something you'll continue making as the seasons change?
Anything with salad! Probably not so much when the weather is colder.
7. Adult colouring books are a thing now. Have you jumped on the bandwagon? If not is this something you think you might enjoy?
I didn’t jump on the bandwagon but I was allowed to hitch a ride having been given a book and pencils.  It is relaxing but there are other things I enjoy more.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
I’m a day late posting as we’re away with family this week as in extended family.  Some of us are here for the week, others will only manage a few days over the weekend but we’ll still be between 35-40 people most of the time!
(Click the link for details of the beautiful Oast House we’re staying at in Kent.)


  1. Enjoyed your Hodgepodge, Wendy, I waffled (wink) and did not participate this time, smiling.

    Have a beautiful weekend, friend.

  2. Sounds like this "waffle" thing was made for your blog. I always enjoy it when I get a squirrelly question. Enjoy your holiday!

  3. Enjoy your special family time!! I love large family gatherings like you describe!!

  4. I am waffling with my shopping list too! Happy Thursday ♥

  5. Wow-enjoy all that family time! I love big gatherings with ours, both sides : )

  6. Salads are my favorite go to foods too. I will try to keep that going in the winter months too!

  7. I was wondering where you had disappeared, lol ! I wanted to participate in the hodgepot, but then I forgot with all my writings about my Scotland trip!
    Then it was soooo hot we had until 35°, so I was just hanging around and tried not to move ! Hope you are well !


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