Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 27/9/17

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1. What pets did you have while growing up? Tell us a little something about them.

We had a dog when I was very young.  A crossbreed called Sandy.  He was very gentle and although he was my Dad’s dog if he ever thought Dad was getting cross with Mum, even in a joking way he would bark at Dad.  Mum was the one that fed him!  We also had guinea pigs for a while. 
2. What is one thing you absolutely must accomplish today?
Apart from this post? Some ironing.  It’s beginning to take over the house.
3. Where were you ten years ago? What were you doing there?
We were still here in the same house but I would have been at work.  Back in 2007 I still enjoyed my job.  The kids would have been 21, 19 and 17 so one at home in final year of school, one away at uni and one taking a gap year.
4. September 26th is National Dumpling Day. Did you celebrate? Apple dumpling, xiao long bao (steamed Chinese dumpling), chicken and dumplings, pirogi, matzoh balls, or gnocchi...which dumpling on this list would be your dumpling of choice? Have you ever made homemade dumplings of any kind? 
I might have celebrated if I had the same calendar!  Who knew there was a dumpling day?  My favourite would be beef stew and dumplings and yes I have made them.  I don’t make them very often and usually when I do think about making them the suet is out of date so I end up not bothering.
5. 'There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find an adventure and those who go secretly hoping they don't.' William Trogdon
So which kind are you?

Definitely the latter.  I am not an adventurous person.
6. Insert your own random thought here.

Thinking back on #1, I also remember my Grandad keeping rabbits only to discover in horror one day that they weren't considered pets.  Rabbit stew is very tasty apparently!

Oh and you didn't think I'd do a whole post without a Nathan mention did you?

I finally finished the blanket I was knitting for him and it's being put to good use.


  1. I had the same experience with my Grandpa's rapids ! How horrible, fortunately I didn't know ! Nathan is growing fast !!

  2. funny we had the same experience with rabbits :(
    stopping by to say howdy Nathan is a handsome baby

  3. Nathan is adorable and the blanket is lovely! I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge today, Wendy!

  4. My grandparents didn't raise rabbits, but they had chickens who met the same fate :(

    That's a beautiful blanket, and a beautiful baby :)

    Kathy (Reflections by Kathy)

  5. Ahh, sweet little boy! I enjoyed your hodgepodge.

  6. That blanket is gorgeous! Your grandson is fortunate that he will always be pampered with lots of homemade keepsakes from you!

    1. Maybe, but projects usually take me ages lol

  7. Had to laugh about the rabbits. What a beautiful blanket you have knitted. An heirloom for sure.

    1. Well hopefully if it stands up to wear and tear lol


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