Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Back on the bandwagon hodgepodge!

It's good to be back after 4 weeks of being missing in action. This poor blog has been neglected a lot over the last month or so. It's good to return. As usual you answer Joyce's questions, post every Wednesday and link up by clicking on the badge below.

1) What's one simple small pleasure on your summer 'to-do- list?

Instantly what comes to my mind is spending an evening in the garden on a sunny and warm evening. Whilst drinking a sangria or wine. That would be lovely!

2) Do you have strong feelings or opinions regarding the immigration debate in your country?

Yes I think we have an immigration crisis because they're simply too many! However, if immigrants come over to the UK to live and choose to go by our regulations (i.e pay their taxes, get a job to help the economy) then I have absolutely no problem with that. It's just that is very rarely the case! Immigrants come here wanting refuge (which I can understand as many countries are violent and hard to live in), but then reap off the tax payer, expect free housing, free medical care etc and it annoys me a lot.

3) What's something in your home or wardrobe that could be described at 'star spangled'?

Does this mean something sparkly or something that has the American colours/patterns to it? If so nothing.

4) Is your house set up for a party?

At this present time, no way!

5) What one never-before-visited city in America would you like to see?

oOo this is a good one. It's a toss up between Washington DC as I would love to see all the history that is based there. On the more exotic side it would be Honolulu in Hawaii - because it's Hawaii!!!

6) Your favourite red food? white food? blue food?

Red raspberries, white fish, blue smarties.

7) What freedom do you value the most and why?

The freedom of speech. As long as it is done without violence then I have the utmost respect for people who vote, protest fairly and voice their fears. I value that I can have a say in how my work place is ran, who sits in my country's parliament (even if I don't agree on a lot they do) and who runs for my local council. I love that I can at least try to have my voice heard which I know in so many countries, that freedom is denied.

8) Insert your own random thought here.

Now Florida feels like a distant memory I am now gearing up for the next thing to look forward to. My sister's hen do! I ordered my dress this week - it's a mint green so will share with you another week when it arrives. Otherwise, on this cloudy day I long to be in the picture below...

Key Largo, Florida.


Susan said...

Ok, I'm curious, what's a 'hen do'? Sounds like a special occasion if you have a new dress to wear to it. Do share! Have a great Wednesday!

Jill said...

Hawaii sounds like a great place to visit. And I'm from Florida. Glad you enjoyed it while you were here!

Life in a Small Town said...

AMEN on the immigration issue! It would also be different if they would make a point to assimilate (is that the correct word?) into the culture of the country.
Blue smarties: GREAT answer! :)
Your picture of Key Largo makes me miss the Keys...6 more months & I'll be there! :)
DC is a great place to visit...but I definitely wouldn't want to live there!

retired not tired said...

So glad you are back. Florida is a wonderful place to visit. We will be there in October.

Rebecca said...

That picture of Florida is beautiful. :) Mint is the color of the moment, and I just love it...enjoy your new dress!

Nani said...

I agree with Honolulu! It was hard to choose just one. I totally agree with freedom of speech being perhaps the single greatest thing those of us who have take for granted! said...

Susan - 'Hen do' is a Hen party but I think in America you call it a 'Bachelorette Party'.

And I can't believe I didn't say Hawaii - what was I thinking?!!

Joyce said...

Star spangled jmeans adorned with stars : ) you could travel to Hawaii with a long weekend layover in DC. DC is loads of walking, so a Hawaiian getaway afterwards would be perfect : )

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