Wednesday HodgePodge – Round 24

Another week, another HodgePodge…as always click on the linky button to see Joyce’s and posts of other HodgePodgers – and link up your own HodgePodge post!

1. What are your plans for Easter? Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner?  Dyeing eggs? Attending a sun rise service?  Eating too much chocolate?
Easter is always a difficult one, as this two week period when schools are off in ‘spring’ tends to be busy and full of meetings! I’m a Christian, the rest of family aren’t. Easter tends to either be very deflating because everyone is with their biological families so it will be lonely if I celebrate it or my family have a get together and that means I don’t get to participate in the Jesus part of it. This weekend there is a bit of a family reunion (from the step-dad side of the family) so who knows what could happen? I will be making my Mum hunt for easter eggs though. That’s a tradition that I’ll maintain for many years to come!
During a phone conversation during my missed bus stop walk of shame to my friend Ruth, I suggested including perfumed bandages and a Jesus in the easter egg hunt. You know, to go with the  ‘where did he go?‘ Easter story theme.

2.  What is something you feel too young to do?

Retire. I’d say be Prime Minister or the CEO of a company, but I don’t think I’d like to do either of those jobs no matter how young or old I might be!

3.  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…”  

Of the characteristics mentioned in the biblical definition of love which do you find most difficult to live out and why?

It is not easily angered. Somehow when someone I care about does something that annoys or disappoints or hurts me the anger flares up even more. I wonder if a definition of love should include ‘does not put a person on a pedestal’.

4. What’s a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?

Now you’re asking. I remember my Nana would always point out when flowers started popping up in places. Snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses are the ones I can identify (ish). The snowdrop is probably one I now associate with Dunblane, as that happened on a wintry day in March when I was almost 12 and the campaign for increased gun control that followed was called ‘The Snowdrop Campaign’ because it was the time of year for snowdrops.

5.  Ever sung karaoke? If so, what’s your go-to song? If not and you’re given the opportunity, would you? 

With my Dad-side of the family – oh yes! My sister and I LOVED karaoke, and I seem to remember two of our favourites being ‘Man, I Feel Like A Woman‘ by Shania Twain and ‘Baby One More Time‘ by Britney Spears. We never did Spice Girls for karaoke because that required dance routines (which I would learn and then teach everyone). The first pub I went to when I was 15 18 was a place called The Globe in the Old Town of Edinburgh when I was part of a work experience exchange. On Thursdays they did karaoke night, and my friends and I used to go a lot once I was 16 18. We sang Grease, Queen – all the classics! Thankfully schools in Edinburgh had half-days on Fridays so if we were a little tired it didn’t matter too much. Not that my Mum would have let me stay out past Midnight on a school night anyway! Those are good memories.

6. What is something you keep in a basket?

I don’t have a basket to keep things in. The only time I use one is at the supermarket!

7.  When was the last time you felt foolish?

I’m pretty sure I have a moment of foolishness every single day. But I had a moment (last) night when I was coming home after a trustee meeting on the airport bus, and transfixed by the luggage rack that seemed to be detaching from rest of the bus with every pothole I completely missed my stop. As it’s a limited stop express bus there’s a fair distance between the stops. Thankfully I noticed as we sailed past McDonald’s and the bus driver very kindly stopped at a bus stop before the next one. And then I conducted my late night walk of shame along the road.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

It’s probably a good thing there’s no HodgePodge next week, as I may be far too stressed/excited as next week my Mum, my friend and her daughter, Miss S travel down to London to meet Ruth & Rebecca and we’re going to see Matilda. I’m looking forward to introducing Miss S to the world of Hamley’s and the Hummingbird Bakery.

14 thoughts on “Wednesday HodgePodge – Round 24

  1. Can’t wait for next week and don’t get stressed, it’ll be fun! Kudos for showing people how to dance to the Spice Girls too!!!

  2. Shania Twain is an excellent choice for karaoke : ) I’m glad the bus driver was kind. Enjoy the show and have a happy Easter!

  3. I have entirely too many moments of foolishness myself! I’ve definitely done something similar as you. Not on the bus, but when I’m driving and totally miss a turn somewhere when I know that turn precisely and still miss it. :/ And as for singing Shania Twain, definitely! I can actually hit a lot of the notes in her songs, plus they’re just fun to sing! :)

  4. Karaoke is okay but i prefer to do it in front of people i never seen before & probably will never see again. lol :) Have a happy Easter! :)

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  5. Totally. And I love that you don’t have to sing ‘well’ when you do karaoke! And yes, I’ve missed a turn off on the road soooo many times.

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