The Hodgepodge feels like it's all about food this week. If you want to join the party then answer the questions below and link back onto the Joyce's blog by clicking the badge below. Bon appetite!
1) What's your worst food memory? How about one of your best?
My worst food memory isn't a pretty one but I remember when I was about 8/9 and moaning to my Mum about how she never cooked Spaghetti Bolognese. We aren't big mince/pasta eaters in my house so I just remember really looking forward to dinner all day when she said she would cook it! My Mum had to go and collect my sister before dinner and all of a sudden I felt really sick. I could barely stomach the food and halfway through I walked out to my mum in the Kitchen to apologise that I couldn't eat it. But instead of words coming out, I vomited instead all over the floor. Safe to say I did not eat Spaghetti Bolognese for 5 years because of that awful memory! My best food memory, oh my I have so many! I think one of my best was funnily enough eating Spaghetti Bolognese in Rome 2 years ago. I was sat outside the Colosseum, had Italian violinists playing across the street and it just felt really Italian!! The food, scenery and music just made it a special night.
Eating in Rome
2) Do you appreciate people telling it like it is, or would you rather a speaker temper maybe his/her words and beat around the bush a little? How about when you're the one communicating...which type are you?
I most definitely like to be told how it is, that way we're all on the same page. I am not the most patient of people at times and when people flounce their words or are trying to coat the truth then it just irks me. On a daily basis I will say to someone 'just spit out what you're going to say.' I would say I communicate that way too as I just like it said, done and dusted. Obviously there are some situations where you have to take a step back and adjust how you say things so you don't offend/upset the other person but I would need to pre-plan that in my head.
3) What's your favourite place to hang out?
This may sound weird but I love hanging out round a swimming pool. It's relaxing, no serious chatter and it's fun! Just a shame I don't have a swimming pool at home. In my own area I like going to the pub for drinks to catch up with friends. I do love a pub garden and a sunny day!
4) When do you most feel like you're a slave to time?
Everyday! I would say in the mornings. I tend to wake up before my alarm goes off for the fear I will over sleep and miss work. Then I am clock watching to make sure I am out of the house by 06.40 in order to get to my 7am shift!
5) What was the last concert you attended? Who'd you go with? Was it any good?
I used to love going to concerts and probably went every couple of months! The last proper concert I went to was Taylor Swift with my college friends. It was soooo good!!!
6) Reality TV...harmful or harmless? What's your guilty pleasure when it comes to reality TV?
I find it quite harmless. People choose to go on these shows knowing they will be liked by the public or they might be loathed. I am not the biggest fan of reality TV because once you see one show, they're all the same. I have to say my one guilty pleasure is Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The family are annoyingly addictive!
7) What's something you think is overrated?
Olives. I just don't get how some people go on about them like they're the newest and most flavoursome of foods. Whenever I say I don't like them I always get the same response 'how can you not like Olives?!' - they smell, taste acidic and I just don't like them but people treat them like they're going out of fashion! And I also think the Twilight saga is overrated too. Rant over.
8) Insert your own random thought here.
A shop near me were selling the game of Scrabble cheaply so I bought it. My mum, sister and I played it pretty much all weekend. I love some of the words we come up it and how we also make up words to fit into each other! It cheered me up no end. How have I not played this game before?