Wednesday, 30 March 2016

High Expectations Hodgepodge!

I enjoy flitting in and out of hodgepodge from time to time. It also helps me take a break from essay here goes. If you would like to take part, answer the questions below and link back to your post (not blog) here.

1) What are two or three expectations you have of yourself?

I find this question hard because it changes all the time. I guess I debate that if I set myself expectations then I am setting myself up for failure. Yet, if I look over my life span I would say two things. Firstly, I always expect myself to not be sorry for my feelings/emotions. I have definitely learnt over the years that as soon as you try to justify the way you feel to someone, then you're not permitting yourself to feel how you feel. Secondly, I always expect myself to be on time. I really hate being late for things and it gets me flustered.

2) In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up?

I do not have green fingers but I still have a creative streak for anything and everything. The winter and dark nights has made my grass turn into moss. It kills anything! So that needs killing off and I would like to get the paving redone for summer too.

3) According to the site road trippers, six of North Americas most wondrous waterfalls are:- Webster's Falls in Ontario, Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina, Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, Multnomah Falls in Oregon, The Lower Yellowstone Falls and Niagara. Have you seen any of the falls? Which one on the list would you most like to visit? Prettiest waterfall not on the list you have seen in person?

I have been to Niagara which I thought was out of this world! Niagara had been on my bucket list for years so to see it was awesome. I have been to the Grand Canyon but did not have time to visit Havasu Falls but kind of wish I had. I saw some beautiful waterfalls in New Zealand last year. They were quite small but absolutely breathtaking. It was the bluest water I had ever seen! If the water current had not been so dangerous I would have jumped straight in.

Tekapo Falls

4) Looking back, whats something you wish you had done as a teenager?
I would definitely have said travelled more. As a teenager you don't have as much money and I spent a lot of my summers working instead of exploring. I do feel I lost a little of my youth from working lots.

5) Ham...yes please or no thank you?

I love ham! So yes please! In the UK we call it Gammon but I love it baked with all the trimmings or in a sandwich with coleslaw. Now this question has made me hungry...

6) Are you typical of your generation? How so?
mmm if my generation could be defined by loving boy bands, watching reruns of Friends and getting the travel bug then yes. I find it hard to sum up what makes my generation stand out. But I definitely think I come from a generation that likes to explore and are bit more daring, which I am.

7) April rolls in at the end of the week, and in keeping with that theme...'act the fool', 'nobodies fool', 'fools errand', 'could have fooled me'...which foolish idiom most recently applies to you? Explain.

Haha! I think they all do. I always hear the saying 'could have fooled me' a lot but I cannot think of something I can relate that too. On Good Friday I was doing an Easter Egg hunt with my nephew and I would search for the eggs and then he would fetch them (and keep them!) After a while I cottoned onto what he was doing- cheeky moo! So I was definitely acting the fool then.

8) Insert your own random thought here.
I am normally a person who does not stress too much about finances. As long as I have enough to pay for my house, food and travel then I feel quite equipped. But I need to have pricey dental work doing (due to a genetic issue with my teeth) and money is now on my mind. If I could win the lottery right now that would be great...or even a scratch card!



Katie Clooney said...

Helloooooo dear Rebecca... Welcome to hodgepodge! All the way from across the pond!! So sorry about the needed dental work. Ugh. Hate having to spend $ on stuff like that. Have a great week!

April said...

Yes, I would have loved to travel more, as well! That's one thing I never tire of doing.

Joyce said...

Dental work is not my favorite, but it's definitely worth doing if you can find the funds. Your older self will thank you : ) I've enjoyed traveling in my 'middle years'...I feel like I'll never see everything I'd love to see. A lottery win would help with my wanderlust too!

Lea said...

Oh, I have had more dental work than the law allows and it stinks and we can all think of more fun ways to spend our money for sure! Glad you stopped by, have a great rest of the week!

shortybear said...

great answers.

Melissa Hatcher said...

HI! Stopping by from Hodgepodge! I hate dental work- I hate paying for it even more. I am so sorry. I have been to the Grand Canyon, but did not go to the waterfall. Niagra Falls is on my list to visit, too. Traveling is awesome and I wish I had traveled more, too. I am making up for it now that I am older! Have a super week!

Bobbi said...

Oh, I totally get the needing to be on time or feeling flustered!! Praying your dental work works out well...cheaper than you expect and less painful too! Happy belated hodgepodge!!

Carla from The River said...

I do not like to be late as well.
Boy Bands...Yep ;-)

Best to you with the dental work.
Take Care,

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