Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I spent way too much time yesterday updating my linky page ready for the new year, but it did mean I had chance to rediscover what I actually had on there. I keep meaning to join in with the Wednesday Hodgepodge, hosted by fromthissideofthepond.com, so here goes...

1. Share a favourite moment/memory from the week of Christmas. 

Marianna learning how to use her new toys - putting the shapes in the right slots, and rolling the ball down the 'Roll n Swirl' ramp. I can't believe she's going to be a year old on Friday!

Marianna at Christmas
Everyone said she would only be interested in playing with the box - so Anthony cut out the middle man!

2. If someone wrote a book about your life based on the past year, what genre would it fall under? What would the title be?

Horror! Haha, no, probably coming of age or family saga. I feel like becoming a mum has done more to make me an adult than anything else in the last 27 years of my life.

3. What made you feel patriotic this year? 

Er... The fact that collective common sense kept UKIP out of government?

4. What experience from this past year would you like to do all over again? 

Watching Marianna develop into a 'real' person with likes, dislikes and opinions. She knows her own mind, that girl.

5. What song lyric sums up or is a reflection of your 2015? 

"But I don't ever wanna go back to where I used to be." Out of the Blue - Prides. I love Prides. I even bought their album on CD this year, making it the second CD I've bought in as many years. Great song, and that line certainly sums up my 2015. It's been hard work, but now Marianna is here I never want to be without her.

6. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate 2015? (10=stellar) Why? 

It's been all over the place. Some moments were 11, others - New Year's Day 2015 c. 10:05am, I'm looking at you - were 1. Next year I'm going to take my destiny in my own hands, as it were, and be roughly 110% better organised.

7. What part of the upcoming year are you most excited about? 

Getting to work on my new miniature projects. My mum got me a 1/6 scale Sindy 'Super Home' to turn into a toy / sweet shop diorama, then I sold my limited edition Elfdoll and bought the 1/12 Mountfield doll house with the proceeds. I can't wait to begin.

Mountfield Doll House
Promo pics of the Mountfield - it's so cool how it opens on three different sides.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

How much wood would/could a woodchuck chuck? That's the first thing which came to mind, and it turns out that numerous people have attempted to answer the riddle. Until I googled it, I didn't even know a woodchuck was a real animal...





22 comments:

  1. Your little girl is adorable! happy birthday to her and enjoy this next season of motherhood: ) Happy new year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a great new year! :)

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  2. Hi Jessica. Lovely to find your blog through this linky- I can see we have quite a lot in common so here's to me following during 2016 :) Enjoy this most precious time of life with your little one - they grow so very quickly don't you know? Happy New Year Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Thank you so much - and me too! I love linkys for just this reason! They really do, I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by. We're having a party later after her nap, and it's so strange to think this time last year she was brand new to the world. :) Happy New Year!

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  3. I didn't know a woodchuck was real either, I really don't think riddles are meant to be solved, I love your want to do again answer, Marianna sounds a delight. #PicknMix

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    1. It's such a funny name, it sounds like something out of a fantasy book! And thank you! She really is (except for when she isn't, and then you really know about it, lol).

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  4. I really enjoy reading these. Good Answers. Your little girl is adorable!

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  5. Wow love the house and your little girl is so sweet X #blinkylinky

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to get started on the house :)

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  6. Glad you got to join in with HodgePodge Wednesdays. I've never heard of it so will take a look. Great post and I love that house #BinkyLinky xx Popping over from Mummy2Monkeys xx

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    1. It's fun, like a mini blog challenge every week. :) I was so pleased to sell the doll for enough to get the house - I've been hankering after it for years now.

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  7. Haha Great post! i love your miniature projects. They are amazing! I wish I had that patience - incredible! Well done Marianna - she is too cute! <3 You know what I feel the same - never feel more adult than I was ever an adult until a baby comes along. Woodchuck Ching! ;) #PicknMix

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    1. Aw, thank you! This will be the biggest project I've ever started as I'll have to construct the house too... fingers crossed it all goes to plan! Hehe, she is - but it's a front for her mischievous nature. The more you say no, the more she just *has* to do it.

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  8. I hope your daughter had a lovely 1st birthday! That miniature project of yours looks like lots of fun, enjoy! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. She really did! Especially smearing sandwich and cake all over herself. ;)

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  9. Really great answers happy birthday to your little girl thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

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  10. My mum has always loved dolls houses, I was using a hacksaw aged about 7 or 8 to make my own dolls house furniture ha! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix and a belated happy birthday to your gorgeous little one

    Stevie x

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    1. Haha, that's brilliant! I was forever making my own 'creations' - they bore so little resemblance to what they were supposed to be, that's the best name for them. :D

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  11. Wow the dolls house is amazing! I love watching Ava turning in to her own little person, it's amazing isn't it. Happy New Year and thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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    1. It really is! Thanks - I can't wait to get started on it :)

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