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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

My first Wednesday HodgePodge


So I've been looking around at new blogs in the last few weeks. Followed a link to one, then on to another and so on and so on, and I came across this Wednesday Hodge Podge idea so I thought I'd give it a go... You answer some questions, share them and then see what others are answering...  These are this weeks questions and you can find out more here...


1. Picture postcards were first printed back in the mid-1800's and deltiology is the official name for postcard collecting. When did you last send a postcard?  Receive one? Do you save postcards sent to you? Do you collect and/or send postcards when you travel?
Hmm. As a child I collected postcards (encouraged by my mother who collected lots of random things like milk bottles with adverts on, stamps and yes, postcards, to name a few). They were never that exciting or that old and the only ones I kept long term were of VW Beetles (which I still love - the cars not the postcards which have long gone). Every birthday when my husband asks me what I'd like, I say an old bug... Anyway digressing... A friend who is a writer has had some short stories published on postcards and I've received a few of those recently which is kind of cool. Send some to grannies on hols but otherwise not really. Just thinking though, maybe it's an idea that could be reinvented... put thinking cap on....



2. What treat do you most like to indulge in while on vacation?
Just doing nothing... that simple. Maybe read a trashy book or two...  oh and a bit of red wine maybe... Oh and playing guitar with my hubs. He plays all the time, I don't really have the time except on hols.



3. Are you good at hiding your feelings?
Sometimes. Well I say that, but then I did manage to blub whilst leading the service at church on Sunday which was sooo not what I had planned, so I guess not... 


4. Does your town/city/county still deliver telephone books to your home? Do you check the yellow pages when searching for a local business number or has the internet replaced the phone book in your home?
Yes they do and the last 3 are still in the cupboard in the plastic wrapping! Google is the way forward for everything in our house... 



5. Would you rather be first or last?
Depends. First in the queue for chips or for the toilets at gigs when the queue is huge. Last when it's for the dentist or worse... (what could be worse...?)




6. July is National Park and Recreation Month (in America, but everyone can still play along)...where and when were you last in a park?  Did you participate in any recreational activities while you were there?
Different kind of park, but today. We live in a village and the local park is the hub of the village especially for those with kids. We go whenever we can, after school, weekends for a kick about and so on. Today we ate ice cream and chatted to an artist selling her wares...



7.  What was one of your worst ideas?
I'm a real ideas person so there have been many bad ones over the years and many that never got further than me telling my husband... I am going to be the next T-shirt designer (never got past 2 pages of sketches), I'm going to start a ladies cricket team (this I did), I'm going to go into business (and this also), I'm giving up my job (did that too),  I'm starting a charity (actually I did do this quite recently with some friends but not the original idea), I want a cat (yes), let's get lots of animals and have a mini farm (never really happened), let's not book a holiday and go for something last minute (the latest current dilemma), let's be spontaneous (result = one daughter)... 

Not sure what the worst ever idea would be. My husband would say it was me whacking a great big hole in the wall of our old house as I was convinced there was a fire place underneath. There wasn't... But I made my husband fit a fake one anyway!



8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I'm meeting a friend tomorrow to chat in Spanish. I haven't spoken Spanish for years but really want to brush up on it. I'm wondering if I'm going to make an idiot of myself or if it will all come back to me. Also thinking where on earth is the Spanish dictionary and why am I doing this? and should I look some things up tonight and thinking what is 'baking' in Spanish... and so on... oooh perhaps I should write a blog in spanish...




4 comments:

Nonnie said...

The Hodgepodge is fun. I'm fairly new to it myself.
Do you lead praise and worship or are you a pastor?
I liked your story about the whack in the wall idea. My DH is kind of impulsive and I had the idea once that we should add a new room over the garage. When I came home from work one day, he had knocked out the whole wall downstairs to make way for stairs. When the engineer told us a second story wasn't a good idea, my DH built a bookcase where the wall had been.

Mary-andering Creatively said...

Hi,we already have something in common. We have made our first Hodgepodge posts. I love your verse and the emphasis of your blog. Seems God keeps directing me this way so I am going with His will. I loved that you knocked out a wall and your husband's reaction. I have a lot of bad ideas too. :)

Laura Anne said...

Welcome to the HodgePodge!!

And yes - good call on being first in the queue for toilets at gigs. I'm still scarred from my experience of the portaloos at T in the Park (music festival in Scotland)

Red said...

Hi ladies
thanks so much for the comments and welcome to the blog!
Laura Anne I left a comment on yours but it doesn't seem to have shown up - anyway it was just to say I love the JR Hartley ad - what a blast from the past!
redx