Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 17/6/20

Wednesday's Hodgepodge is brought to us courtesy of Joyce at
From this side of the pond 

If you want to take part or just see what others have posted pop over to Joyce's page - the Linky List is at the end of Joyce's post and don’t forget to visit at least your neighbours on the list.

1. Saturday marks the first official day of summer! Whoohoo! Your favorite thing about the season?
Longer days.

2. Love it!, labor of love, not for love or money, no love lost, love handles, love does, love-hate relationship, misery loves company, tough love, love will find a way...pick one and tell us how it applies to your life right now.
Love it!  We've found a house to buy.  Just got to keep our fingers crossed now that all goes smoothly with the purchase and the sale of our house.

3. What's one thing currently causing you to seethe? One thing currently making you smile?
The thing making me seethe is anyone not being sensible about social distancing and following the government guidance.  I know we're all fed up with this situation but the thought of a second peak and going back to stricter lockdown rules for the sake of staying sensible makes me really cross.
Seeing my Grandbabies (I've seen 2 of them in person this last week) always makes me smile!

Rory with one of his favourite toys.

Nathan studying his caterpillars - they're growing butterflies!

And with Noah we're having to make do with photos and videos:

Noah is not too impressed with home working though.  (Actually none of them are! lol)

4. Of the following to-dos found on a summer checklist (here) which three would definitely make your personal list of summer want-to-dos?

roast marshmallows over a fire, go berry or peach picking, dangle your feet off the end of a dock, sit on a porch swing, watch the sunset from a beach, nap in a hammock, go barefoot in the grass, collect seashells, play tennis, go fishing, build a sandcastle, catch fireflies, eat a soft serve ice cream cone, make a pitcher of Sangria, swim in a lake, stargaze, ride a bike, paddle a canoe or kayak, make a summer road trip, throw a frisbee

My 3 are: watch the sunset from a beach, nap in a hammock and stargaze

Do you make an actual list? Nope!

5. Thursday is National Splurge Day. What might you splurge on in order to celebrate?
Not splurging on anything at the moment but if we succeed in our move to a new house there will be lots of splurging.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Having found a house I'm feeling much more positive this week.  At last I know which direction we're going in so I can get to work on my moving "to do" list which as you can imagine is quite long!


  1. I waws in Maidenhead one summer, and was amazed at how late the sun stays up and how early it rises the next morning. I think it came up at 5 AM and went down at 10 PM...

    My brother is a first-time grandfather (actually the first of us to have any grandchildren) and the social distancing is killing him. His son sends him pictures and videos, but he says it isn't the same.

    Congratulations on finding a new house! Prayers and wishes that you sell yours quickly and all goes well with the purchase!

  2. Good luck with the house!

    I am so with you on #3. I'm scared to see a second wave of covid-19 hit. It's alarming to me how many people are out and about without masks.

    Cute grandkids :)

  3. Hi Wendy! Best of luck with the house. Your grands are adorable. Hope you have a great summer :)

  4. Glad to hear you have found a house. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly for you.

  5. Look at those curls!! So cute! Congratulations on finding the right house. Best of luck with all the lists, steps, to-dos! It's a lot of work, but so exciting too.

  6. This always looks like a fun meme to do. I always seem to catch it on the day after. Those grandbabies are a bunch of cuties. Best of luck with the house!

  7. This is a fun Hodgepodge! I am so excited that you found a house and your buyers are still interested. Please do keep us posted as you can!! Your boys are adorable!

  8. Congratulations on your new house! I can see that there will be splurging involved there as you always want to make a new space look special.

  9. Congratulations on finding a new home. Hoping you can sell yours soon, too. I'm glad knowing which way you are heading is making things easier. Yippee for seeing your grandchildren. Hope the rest of Spring goes well for you.

  10. Hi Wendy,
    I am so excited for you as you prepare to move.
    Love the idea of raising butterflies. I just love that curly hair too.
    Your little guys make me smile.

  11. Finding a new home is so exciting! We have been looking off an on.

    Have a nice weekend!


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