Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 12/8/20


Wednesday's Hodgepodge is hosted by Joyce over at "From this side of the Pond".  Pop over there to see who is playing and how to join in.  If you do join in remember to visit your neighbour on the Linky List.  Have fun.

1. August 12th is National Middle Child Day...are you a middle child? If not, where in your family do you fall in terms of birth order? Do you hold true to the typical characteristics of oldest-middle-youngest-only child? (a quick list can be found here) Elaborate.

Well I'm the youngest of 3 but because of the age gaps between me and my two elder brothers I often felt like an only child.  I don't think many of the youngest child traits fit me as well either but some of the only child ones do.

We also have 3 children close in age and while some of the traits listed work for them, others do not.  And of course things change as they mature.

2. Tell us about a time you felt like (or you actually were) in the middle of nowhere.  

There were several times we stopped on our travels around Australia when it felt like that.  The landscape is so vast.  In truth we were never that far from civilisation but it did feel like it. 

3. What's something you're smack in the middle of currently?

Moving house!

4. What's a food you love to eat that has something delicious in the middle?

Lindor chocolates with the lovely filling or profiteroles plus lots of other yummy cakes/desserts.

5. Share a memory from your middle school days, or junior high if that's what your school dubbed kids somewhere between grades 6-8.

Our grades are different here in the UK.  Grade 6 would be top year of primary school, 7-8 would be the first two years of secondary school.  Some areas do have a middle school system but not where I grew up.  One memory is of waiting to see if I'd passed my 11+ exam which would determine which secondary school I went to.  All of us in Grade 6 were brought into the hall and then they read out the names of the pupils that had passed which meant we got to go to the then Grammar school.  If you didn't pass you went on to what was then a Secondary Modern School.  I think we were all in the hall, but maybe it was only those of us that had passed otherwise it's a pretty horrible way to find out your result.  I didn't have to wait long as my name was called out first.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We're edging  closer to moving house - we've signed our purchase contract and sent it back to the solicitor.  Now we have to wait for our buyers' solicitor to sort out their paperwork so we can sign the selling contract.  Then we have to agree a date for exchanging the relevant contracts (when the sales become binding and deposits are paid) and a completion date (when the sales are final and we can move).  Hopefully it will cool down before we have to start packing boxes.  It's been unbearably hot here! (Mid 30s C)


  1. Sending HUGS Wendy, moving is emotional and a great deal of work.
    We just moved the boys into an apartment, they decided to be roommates. I am so happy for them, they are best of friends and brothers.
    Anyhow.. it was hot and humid for the move. I will hope it cools down for your move.
    Love, Carla

    1. Thanks Carla. Lovely that your boys get on so well x

  2. Exciting to be moving forward with the new home! I hope all goes smoothly. That notification system sounds stressful regarding passing exams. Yikes! It would definitely motivate me to do well : ) Stay cool! It's toasty here too but we have the lake so not too terrible.

    1. Thanks Joyce. I don't think it happens like that anymore lol and with our comprehensive system and less grammar schools not as many children sit the 11+ exam

  3. Your move is getting closer! I sure hope you will share photos when the big day comes! I am so excited for you! Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge!

    1. Hopefully I'll remember to take pics but I might be a bit busy lol

  4. Oh boy...glad they called out your name first. I can't imagine that. That's hot for sure and I do hope it cools down for packing and moving.

  5. I would have been so nervous waiting for test results. I hate taking test. Good luck with your move.

  6. I can't imagine how horrible the waiting would be for the results of your tests.
    So you are on track too with your house sale! Our house sale is complete although we don't give up possession until Saturday evening. Things are different here and there with the way things work.
    Stay cool!

    1. So excited for you. Hope it goes smoothly


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