Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 13/1/21 / #JusJoJan

From this Side of the Pond

One size fits all again today - taking part in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, kindly hosted by Joyce at From this Side of the Pond

and using it as my Just Jot it January post as hosted by Linda here

1. When were you last a guest at an event or in someone's home? Tell us about it. Do you enjoy having guests in your own home? 

Well that's hard to remember.  It feels like we've been locked down forever but when restrictions did lift a bit in the summer one of my friends that's part of our "Ladies lunch" group hosted an outdoor, socially distanced lunch.  It was a warm sunny day and we were able to sit in the garden and enjoy good company and good food.  Not sure when we'll be able to do it again but I'm so looking forward to having them here in our new home.  I do enjoy having guests.

2. What has you 'tied up in knots' currently or recently? Are you any good at tying actual knots? 
Dealing with this pandemic.  Socially bubbling with my daughter and her family means we can't see my youngest son and his family.  It's been hard having to make that choice but we went where we felt the need was greatest.  It's still hard though.  
I'm not very good at tying knots but I do usually have the patience to untie them.

3. What's something you've been wanting to do and have decided 2021 will be the year you 'take the plunge'? 
I'm afraid nothing immediately springs to mind.

4. Something in your home that's old? Something new? Something borrowed? Something blue? 
Well a lot of the furniture is old but we have bought quite a few new things since we moved, the latest being a new bed for our bedroom.  We've always had a standard sized bed but this time we went for a King size.  I'm enjoying the extra space!  I was struggling to think of something borrowed until I spotted a book on my bedside table that I'm currently reading - Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, borrowed from my DIL.  Something blue - lots of my clothes.  Blue is one of my favourite colours.

5. Share a favorite quote, a verse of scripture, and/or a bit of wisdom for couples getting married in this challenging and seemingly unpredictable season we're currently/still experiencing. 
Well I'm useless at remembering quotes or scripture but one piece of advice that I think is important for couples is never go to sleep on an argument.  Arguments left to fester can be harder to overcome.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 
I love grandsitting: 
Taking selfies, not so much lol.



  1. It has been a difficult time with difficult decisions to be made. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Aw .... the snuggles of a newborn are the best!


  3. Wendy,

    Good advice about not letting an argument left unresolved. No one comes out the winner when that happens and often causes resentment if not mended.

    Curious as a Cathy

  4. Blue is my favorite color, too! That picture with the grandbaby is just precious!

  5. Aw, the picture with your grandbaby makes me want a newborn to cuddle. So sweet.

  6. That's a precious photo. I have not mastered the selfie, but I am certain your grandbaby will be so glad to have pictures nestled on your shoulder once grown. I think we need to be in pictures : )

  7. Oh what an adorable selfie of you and the newest grand! So sweet!
    I'm with you on the color blue :)
    Thanks for the heads up on my incorrect link. I have no idea how that happened.

  8. Blue is my favorite color. :-)
    I like your selfie. How are all the grand-babies doing?

  9. Nothing feels better than having an infant in your arms. Enjoy every minute. Have a great week, Wendy.

  10. Oh, that last picture of you and you sweet grandbaby!! Be still my heart! Joyce always gives us a fun Hodgepodge!

  11. Difficult to answer about. Invitations and guests ! We still have The curfew and I still ses no end. Vaccinations have started my turn will come in March.

  12. I think the Germans and Dutch have the biggest beds ! A double bed has always Kingsize and in the past it was two beds put together, now it's one huge frame with two matrasses in side. I was horrified when I saw the beds here in France in the UK and in Italy we bought a Kingsize one from the beginning on.


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