Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge 13/9/17

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1. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

It obviously depends on the picture but yes some would definitely generate a thousand words.  Of course I’m all about my Grandson at the moment and the photo taken of him just after he was born, swaddled up to keep him warm and connected up to machines to keep him alive compared to the one taken yesterday generates so many words most of which are ones of thanks.

Pictures of the devastation caused by Irma also generate so many words although in many cases there will be no words to ease the pain of those who have lost so much, especially loved ones.
2. Have you ever driven any part of the Pacific Coast Highway? If so what was your favourite stop? If not, is this sort of trip on your bucket list?
Never been there but putting it on the bucket list sounds good.
3. How do the changing seasons affect you? As the seasons change do you find yourself looking more forward or backward? Which season-season transition bothers you most? Why do you suppose that is?

Yes the changes of season do affect me – we definitely have four different seasons here although sometimes they seem to forget which one they are!  I think autumn going into winter is worst – the days are so short and often gloomy.  Hard to feel cheerful then.
4. It's your birthday and you get to pick the dinner menu. What are we having? Do you ever lie about your age?
That would depend on where we were eating but there would definitely be a chocolate dessert!  I don’t lie about my age.  I have a cousin who has tried to stay the same age for a while (even though there is only 4 months between us) and her grandchildren are now old enough not to be fooled.  She’s now thinking about a new ploy - to say she’s actually older than she is in the hope that people will say she looks good for her age.  I thought about giving that a go but decided it would be too disheartening if no one gave the right response!
5. What's a life lesson you've learned recently?
Does downloading Uber onto my phone count?
6.  Insert your own random thought here.
I hope that anyone affected by Irma has come through it safely.  Homes and furnishings can be replaced, people can’t.  We never used to have names for storms here in the UK but recently they have started to give them names due to the increasing strength of them.  Storm Aileen hit parts of the country last night but she was a baby compared to Irma.  But global warming/climate change isn’t a thing right?


  1. Your grandson is definitely looking good!

  2. So glad the change in your grandson!

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  3. You are right, we have much to be thankful for. Your grandson is looking well.

  4. The photos of your grandson do tell a story for sure. So glad he is doing better. Downloading Uber is a good life lesson especially if you travel a lot. Hope the rest of your week is good.

  5. Aww...look at that cutie, Wendy, smiles...have a great Thursday. smiles

  6. Aww, your little grandson is so cute! Grandparenting is the best, isn't it?!

  7. I love the photo of your grandson.
    xx oo


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