Wednesday 21 February 2024

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 21/2/24

The Hodgepodge is hosted by Joyce here.  Pop over to see who else is taking part and join in the fun.

1. What kind of thinker are you-doer (concrete thinking) analyst (analytical and abstract thinking), orator (logical thinking) inventor (imaginative thinking) or original thinker (creative)? What makes you say so? You can try this little quiz (link here) to help with your answer. 

Well I did the quiz and I came out predominantly as a doer but also quite analytical and logical.  My lowest score was in imaginative thinking.  None of this was surprising lol.  

2. Do you own a crock pot, air fryer, and/or instapot? Do you leave said small appliance sitting out? How often do you use it/them? Favourite thing to make in one of these? 

Well I'm assuming a crock pot is what I know as a slow cooker.  We do have one of those and it lives in a cupboard.  We don't use it very often.  Our newest appliance is an air fryer which lives on the worktop - it gets used most days.  We (the Royal We as Hubby does most of the cooking in our house) cook bacon in it most mornings and it gets used for veg and fries particularly rather than using our main oven.  We've cooked steaks and other meats in it too but I haven't made any cakes in it yet.  We love it and I'm pleased that HelloFresh (a complete meal supplier that you cook at home) are starting to include air fryer directions on the recipe cards.

3. What's something you hold a strong opinion on that matters not at all in the grand scheme of things? 

Hmm - there's a right and wrong way to put a toilet roll on a holder!  (Tried to think of the silliest thing possible.)

4. Describe the view from your window. 

Well it's evening here now in the UK so there is no view from the window - the blinds are closed.  If I could see out it would be a rainy view.

5. Do you have a favourite brand? Explain.

Marks and Spencer - a UK department store that nearly all my clothes come from and definitely all my footwear - they do half sizes.  I can guarantee a particular size will fit and the quality will be good without being too expensive.  They also have a good quality food range.  For everyday clothing I rarely look elsewhere.

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

Is it just me or is everyone else still mainly shopping online even though the pandemic is over?


  1. I do almost all of my shopping online these days!! I agree about the toilet paper roll!!

  2. Yes to shopping online! I just placed an order for my groceries to be delivered tomorrow and I think Amazon visits my doorstep at least every other day. I've become such a slug! I haven't tried bacon in my air fryer!! Peace!

  3. Yes, I still shop for some items online. I do all my own grocery shopping. I have to see my produce and read labels.
    1/2 sizes... I love that... what a great idea.. especially for clothes.

  4. We don't have a lot of nearby shopping so I do a lot online. Not groceries though, as I like to get my own. I guess that's something I have a strong opinion about lol. I do love some Marks and Spencers and look forward to popping in one when I visit. Have a nice weekend! My sister was in the UK last weekend and said the weather was lovely, cool but sunny.

  5. I liked your answers. I think lots of people are shopping online.

  6. I'm fussy about how the TP roll goes on the holder too. I remember shopping at Marks & Spencer quite often when I lived in Canada, now I can't think the last time I was in one! Sorry I'm a week late in visiting, and it's now time for another Hodgepodge!


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