Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Wizarding Hodgepodge.

Welcome to another week of random fun. You'll find this week's answers for the Wednesday Hodgepodge posted below...answer on your own blog then hop over to Joyce's to share your answers. Enjoy Hodgepodgers!

1. May is National Blood Pressure Month...what sends yours soaring, either literally or figuratively? What calms you down? When did you last have your bp checked?

When things do not get done. I think this really makes my blood boil and creeps my BP up a little! There's no such thing as 'procrastination' in my dictionary. I think what calms me down is removing myself from a situation or doing it myself. I check my blood pressure weekly, luckily I work in a hospital so the machines are already around for my use.

2. You just found $1-what do you spend it on? How about 10$ or $100?

If it was £1 then I would put it in my pound jar to collect. I never spend change, it goes straight back in my coin jar to build up until counted. If it was £10 then I probably would use it towards a food shop or petrol. If I found £100 then it would go into my bank account. In saying that, I once found a £20 note outside a charity shop and I took that as a sign to give it to them. I just couldn't keep it when stood outside the hospice shop! I have some heart.

3. Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food has been proposed, but not enacted in the US. How much attention do you give food labels before you buy? Are you in favor of labeling if it means an increase in food prices? Is this an issue you've been following and feel strongly about, or is this the first you've heard of the controversy?

This is the first I have heard about it but in general I do pay some notice to food labels in terms of what's in the product. I care about salt, sugar and fat levels in food and would much rather pay a little more for a healthier product.

4. May 15th marks the birthdate of Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz. At this point in time, are you more in need of brains, courage, heart, or a trip back home? Explain.

I think lately it would be courage. I have felt so tired and burnt out from work lately that I have found it hard to make it through an entire day without a nap. I need the courage to motivate myself a little to make the most out of my waking hours and days off! But then I can be so ditzy at times that maybe a little more brains too would be useful!

5. "There's no place like home" is an often repeated line from Baum's book. When was the last time you felt the truth of that statement?

I LOVE holidays and visiting new places. The longer I can be away the better! However, whenever I return home and sitting in the airport I do feel a little nostalgic for home comforts. Take Australia for example, I was away for 3 weeks and did not think of home a lot of the time. I was too busy enjoying myself! But when I was sat on the plane home I did have this feeling of 'there's no place like home'. As much as I love exploring this world, home certainly is where my heart is!

6.  Steak...yes please or no thank you? What cut do you prefer and how do you like yours cooked? Sauce or no sauce? Besides your own kitchen, where's a place you like to go to get a great steak? 

I do not mind steak so I can take it or leave it. I hate steaks like rump or T-bone. I only really like sirloin and well done at that. No blood thank you!

7. When was the last time you were in a genuine hurry?

The other week my friend Becca and I went on a spa day. Our treatments started at 14.30 and still at 14.15 we weren't even in the district!!! I hate being late and because of traffic and my friend's need to drive in the slow lane it made us a little late.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Yesterday Simon and I went to Leavsdon where Warner Brothers studio is based. From 2001 to 2011 the Harry Potter movies were filmed there. It was SO GOOD!!! We saw some of the sets like the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore's office, The Burrow and the green room where they filmed Quidditch scenes. As well as seeing the props, scenery, interviews, walk the great hall and try butter beer! I loved every minute!!!


Joyce said...

What a fun day out! I'd love to see the studio. We lived close to Pinewood and a group I was involved with held two fundraisers there. Lots is filmed there, but most famous I guess for the Bond stuff. Really fun to see a working studio.

Lucy said...

Wow, what a fun day. I hope you start feeling a little better, not so tired that is the worst. It takes me time to miss home too, I love exploring and traveling, usually like you it isn't until heading home then I am like, "ah, home sounds good."

Lucy from Lucy's Reality said...

I'm so jealous! I really want to go to Leavesden now they have the tour. My Mum phoned me from Alnwick Castle (where they did some of the filming - at least for some of the first films) and they do broomstick flying lessons there!!!!

Beansieleigh said...

I'm smiling because I was just about to say how jealous I was, and I read the comment above mine says the same thing! (0; I LOVED all the Harry Potter books AND movies, and would have loved seeing all the places you did!! What fun that must have been!... Nice meeting you today, via Wednesday Hodgepodge, and have a great week! ~tina

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