Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 22/2/17

Wednesday's Hodgepodge is brought to us courtesy of Joyce at
Pop over there to see other posts and if you want to join in add the link to your Hodgepodge blog post to the Linky List at the end of Joyce's post and don’t forget to visit at least your neighbours on the list.

1. Have you ever been fishing? Did you catch a fish? If so did you keep it or throw it back? If you haven't been fishing is that something you'd like to try?

Not proper fishing no and it’s not something I want to try.  I’d definitely be throwing them back but I’d prefer to just enjoy the peace and quiet with a book. Fish out of water, big fish in a small pond, living in a fishbowl, packed in like sardines, this is a fine kettle of fish, plenty of fish in the sea, fish or cut bait...which fishy phrase most recently applies to some area of your life?

I definitely think I’m a small fish in a big pond!
2. What's something you're always fishing for in your purse, wallet, desk, or kitchen junk drawer?
Keys in my purse – they always seem to disappear into a corner.  I don’t have a kitchen junk drawer – when we redid the kitchen we opted for no drawers.  It was a challenge at first but it works for us.

3. Your favourite fish tale or movie?
As a child my parents would often take me to the fair when it came on holidays.  I can remember winning a goldfish on one of the stalls.  It came in a clear plastic bag.  We travelled home on the bus and at some point the fish was jolted out of the bag.  Somehow we managed to retrieve it and it actually survived.

4. Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight or night? Explain why you chose your answer.
Twilight and night I guess.  I’m not an early riser and I’m often doing things late in the evening and then reading into the night.

5. What's the oldest piece of clothing you own and still wear?
Well I am counting shoes in with clothing and I have a pair of trainers I feel like I’ve had forever.  But they are still in fairly good shape and so comfortable.  I wear them when I’m walking if it’s a bit on the wet/muddy side.
6. We've got one more month of (officially) winter here in the Northern hemisphere. Are you feeling the need for a getaway? What's been the best and worst part of your winter so far?
Have a getaway planned for the beginning of April and definitely looking forward to that.  I miss being able to get out walking when the weather’s bad, but I love getting out when it's bright and sunny even if it's cold.
7.  The Wednesday Hodgepodge lands on National Margarita Day...will you be celebrating? Frozen or on the rocks? Are you a Jimmy Buffet fan? If so, what's your favourite JB tune?
Not a margarita person but I guess it’s an excuse for a glass of red!  I had to look Jimmy up so don’t have a favourite tune of his.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My eldest brother and I have never been particularly close – age and distance divide us but we do keep in touch.  It was still a bit of shock to hear yesterday that the problems he’s had with his spine (a cracked vertebrae that had to be fused) were probably caused by the tumour they have discovered.  Hopefully a course of radiotherapy will put him into remission.  I know I can count on those of you who pray to think of him.