Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge 3/5/17

From this Side of the Pond 
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1. Can you tell I'm embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What's your favorite dish? How about on the side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice? What about heat-mild, medium, hot? Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?
I'm not great on Mexican food.  Not a big lover of beans and I can cope with medium hot food but not hot hot food.  If I do have a drink on the 5th it’s most likely to be red wine.
2. Ever been to Mexico? For work or holiday? Love it or no? If you haven't been is this a place you'd like to visit? Can you speak Spanish?
Not been and it’s not high on my wish list.  And I would definitely need to improve my Spanish which is currently non-existent.
3. What's one thing you may accomplish this month?
I hope to finish off the bedroom we’ve been decorating.  It just needs a few finishing touches but I’m not holding my breath.
4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what's one thing you'd like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or accomplished? Is serving in public office something you've ever seriously considered?
I’d like to change the way our Mayor is elected.  Or rather the way he is selected.  He has been in office for a long time and represents the labour party.  It’s complicated but the election process seems to favour the incumbent too much. I've never considered serving in public office.
5. What's something that may be popular, but that you just don't get?
Trousers worn so low that underwear is visible.  Enough said!
6. Can't let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in 'May the 4th be with you' ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series? Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being 'I've seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year', and 1 being, 'what's a Vader?' -where do you land?
Probably about a 3.  I saw the original films at the cinema.  Haven’t seen any of the more recent ones and have no particular desire to do so.
7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post. Does it still ring true today? Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?
Ha, I was talking about British weather and antisocial behaviour.  Yes it still rings true and yes it comes up on a fairly regular basis! The post is here.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
My sister-in-law gave me a present recently – a heart shaped hanging ornament inscribed “Grandchildren fill a space in your hearts you didn’t know you had.”  Well my Grandson, despite being very small has taken up a big space in my heart.
He will be 5 weeks old on Friday and is now out of the incubator and in a cot.  Of course I’m biased but he is gorgeous and I can’t wait to be able to cuddle him.  Thank you to those who offered prayers.


  1. Your Grandson is beautiful! I bet you can't wait to hold him!

  2. I am still praying for your sweet grandson. So happy he is progressing!! It is interesting that not many of us Hodgdpodgers care about Star Wars!

  3. So happy to hear your grandson is improving and out of the incubator! I know you must be so anxious to get him into your arms. Weather is a hot topic on my blog too : )


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