It’s hodgepodge Wednesday time and I’m cutting it fine but at least there’s still an hour to go of this day. The questions are set by Joyce of the blog From This Side of the Pond.
1. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
Pictures evoke so many different thoughts in people, some bringing back beautiful memories whilst others can bring you to tears. I looked after an elderly man once who was the only one left in his family and he would pour himself a glass of red wine, get out his photo albums, and spend the evening with his parents, brothers, sisters, and friends that were no longer with him.
These two photos are from our wedding in 1999, and they are worth way more than a thousand words. They speak of the happiness of the day, the make me think of all the people that shared it with us and then I think of the ones that are no longer with us. It brings back the overwhelming feeling of rightness to be marrying the man who had become my best friend and who really is my soulmate. And most of all it reminds me that confetti may look really romantic in pictures but it gets absolutely everywhere, especially if your mother empties a whole box of it down your cleavage – my beloved is getting out handfuls of it.
2. Have you ever driven any part of the Pacific Coast Highway? If so what was your favorite stop? If not, is this sort of trip on your bucket list?
I’m thinking that when I was on my six week trip to the states with three friends in the early 90’s that we probably did travel part of this road but I don’t remember. It’s not on my bucket list, but the great ocean road in Australia is. I’d love to travel along this with my beloved, stopping regularly to enjoy the area.
3. How do the changing seasons affect you? As the seasons change do you find yourself looking more forward or backward? Which season-season transition bothers you most? Why do you suppose that is?
My least favourite time of the year is when the weather starts to become cooler, warning that winter is on the way, so that’s probably now. I quite like most of Autumn, the crisp days, the colour of the leaves, and knowing Christmas is round the corner, but I really don’t like it when the days get shorter, the skies get grey, and it rains a lot.
4. It’s your birthday and you get to pick the dinner menu. What are we having? Do you ever lie about your age?
Can I have just chocolate? No, that’s probably not a very sensible thing to do so I’ll add some other things in. I’d start with deep fried breaded camembert with crusty bread, followed by a plate of perfectly cooked scallops, and then sticky toffee pudding with lashings of runny cream. To drink during the meal I’d have a nice Pinot Grigio, but after the meal I’d have to have a lovely latte accompanied by mint slices, my favourite biscuit in the world (and not available in the UK).
I never lie about my age as all the important people know how old I am and the rest can just wonder and guess (usually wrong).
5. What’s a life lesson you’ve learned recently?
This isn’t a new life lesson, it’s one that I keep reminding myself about regularly – you know those days when life can really get in the way of how you feel. It’s a reminder to find something good in the worst situations, to know that no matter how bad things may seem at the time, they will get better.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Something that has always intrigued me is when you see people sitting in picnic chairs by their car in a car park to have their lunch, when if they walked about ten metres or so they’d be in a much more picturesque spot to enjoy their food. Is it just a British thing or do people do this where you live? They’ve bothered to bring their fold up chairs with them and yet they just use them to soak up the atmosphere (and petrol fumes) of a car park.
So there you have my answers, I wonder what yours would be to the questions? Before you go, pop over to Joyce’s blog and see what my fellow bloggers have come up with for the Wednesday Hodgepodge.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and do something nice for yourself this week.
Pamela & Ken