Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge #5

My fifth instalment of Wednesday Hodgepodge from Joyce's blog.


1.  In what ways do you indulge yourself?
I'm a typical girly girl and I enjoy shopping, having my hair done and going on holidays! Who doesn't? Although it's rare that I do it I appreciate it more when I do have the time!

2.  Have you ever taken a cooking class?  Any interest?  What type of class would you most like to try?
I've never taken a cookery class but in the last year I have enjoyed cooking a lot more. I would love to try a cupcake/baking class. I don't have the best skills in that department!

3. What does it mean to be a good citizen? 

I think this could be a broad answer. But in simple - to look out for others as well as just ourselves.

4.  'Tis the season of the political these ads influence your vote? 

I'm not American so not influenced at all! However, when we have the elections in the UK I wouldn't say I am influenced heavily because I hardly ever agree with any political party. I vote for my right to moan.

5.  What's something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again? 

This time of year I always see posters for pantomimes. Whenever I see them I wish I was a kid again because I got SO swept up in the 'magic' of them. I used to dress up, shout all the 'one liners' at the top of my voice, pleading to go up on stage to be in the games etc. I know that when I have kids the annual Christmas panto outing will be a must!

6.  What's your least favourite cliché?

This is my least and most annoying cliché - "always look on the bright side" and it's always followed by the sentence "at least you have...". Although it's trying to put a positive spin on things I always find it a way of unintentionally making people feel bad for being a little pessimistic or feeling down. I'm sure people don't say it with that intention in mind. I remember when a nurse said it to a patient who had just had cancer treatment and her reply was "at least what? look on the bright side that I'm alive? when at the moment I don't know if I can survive this cancer?" She had a really good point and I just feel like rolling my eyes when it's said!

7.  What percentage of your Christmas shopping has been completed?  How does that make you feel?

None. Although I have started to think about what I am getting people. The actual buying doesn't start until end of November for me.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

This is going to sound really mean but on facebook I am sick to death of my friends with babies putting daily updates of their kids. I don't really want to know that your kid ate with spoon, that they managed to sleep through for 11 hours or they put their bib on the wrong way round. Every once in a while = cute. Every day = annoying! It's facebook, not babybook. Rant over. 


Laura Anne said...

I love your political answer!! And I'd forgotten about pantomimes!

Katie said...

Your answer to the politics question is perfect! I am definitely voting for my right to moan this time!

Life in a Small Town said...

As I say: If you don't vote, you don't have the right to gripe!!!
I just read your "About Me": My hubby & I were in London last year (1st week in Oct.), and we took the train to Woking to meet some friends & spend the day in Surrey! So beautiful there! Spent part of the day in Shere so I could see where part of "The Holiday" was filmed!

Joyce said...

I love the pantomimes...we went several times when we lived in the UK. Such a fun tradition, even if you're not a kid : )

Janet said...

There is something special about pantomimes I do agree! We always have an amazing production here around Christmas time, and it's become part of many families tradition - taking the family to see it!

Hey Monkey Butt said...

We're already talking about christmas shopping? Iyiyi! Guess that's a pleasant change from politics and presidential stuff (yep, I'm american )

Holly said...

I LOVE pantomimes! They're kind of popular over here too, and when I was younger I used to be in them almost every year. I miss doing that now! :O

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