Wednesday, 25 March 2020


I'm joining in with this lovely bloghop for the first time. 

There are a set of questions posed on Tuesday with your replies on Wednesday.

1.        Howdy Hodgepodgers. It's kind of fun to be back, isn't it?  Last time we met was September, 2018. Tell me something big-important-happy-or sad that's happened in your life since that date. Just one thing. We don't know how long this current isolation situation is going to last and we might need to dole out our news bit by bit.

It was Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday – we had to celebrate virtually – a present left at the back door, a gift sent through Amazon, couldn’t see my kids (grown-up as they are).   Thank goodness for FB.

2. Might as well get this out of the way early on...COVID-19. On a scale of 1-5 how serious are you about keeping your distance? Explain. fyi-I didn't create the scale but have seen it several places online. Also fyi-we won't only have virus related questions each week, but for this first one it feels right.
1-Not at all, living normally
2-Cautious but still going out
3-Going out as needed, mostly home or working from home, still seeing friends/family
4-Extremely limited, only going out when unavoidable, minimal contact with people
5-Full lockdown, no one in or out

Number 4: a week ago we started limiting any activities outside the house, all social activities, clubs etc. were closed down, one trip a week to a supermarket

3. Raise your hand if you think you might run out of steam in the cooking department before it's all said and done? What's something delicious you've cooked or eaten in your own kitchen in the past week?

Both husband and I love cooking and as well as experimenting – difficult these days with food limited – we are both quite good at making up dishes as we go along.  Last week we produced – homemade beef stew and served it over large portobello mushrooms

4. What's a television show or movie you've seen recently (it could be an oldie) that you really liked?

We’re catching up with a few American shows, i.e. Chicago Med is one.

5. Share something funny you've seen or heard this week.

6. Insert your own random thought here

The UK is on total lock down – I think I’ll be ‘embracing my grey hairs!’ in the weeks to come. 


  1. Nice to meet you. Yep I might be reverting to my natural grey as well! lol

  2. Visiting today from the Hodgepodge :) Yes, lots of time for home projects to get done while hunkering down at home. I am glad I color my own hair so won't have to go too gray, Lol. I will be holding out as long as I can before coloring though.

  3. Stopping in from the Hodgepodge. The stew in the mushrooms sounds wonderful. I love Portobellos! I saw that meme about the husbands on Facebook...I've been making my hubby work on all those promises this week. Stay safe and enjoy your day!

  4. Nice to meet you. New York isn’t on total lockdown yet, but we are close.

  5. Haha! I embraced my grey a few years back and it's been good. It's so nice to be visiting hodgepodgers again. We hope we don't have to cancel our trip to the UK that we've booked and paid for already...sigh. It's not until September so time will tell. How nice to both be creative in the kitchen!

  6. It is so good to have you joining us for the Hodgepodge and all the way from the UK at that. We heard this morning about Prince Charles and that is so sad. This virus is affecting us all. One of my dearest friends is in the hospital with the virus and not doing well. I do see that you are enjoying watching one of mine and my husbands favorite shows, Chicago MED. We watch all the Chicago programs - Fire and PD. My husband is also a good cook and that does help so much. Take care of yourself during this scary time.

  7. I just might be embracing my gray hair too, plus a few more added. Enjoyed your post.

  8. My gray hair are beginning to show as well. I'll try to embrace them. :)

  9. Hello Sally! I agree with your nr. 5, my gray hair is showing already and my cut has gone out the window. Oh well, I guess there is no one to see it anyway. Stay safe!

  10. Hi Sally...and glad you could join in with the Hodgepodge! Your mushroom dish sounded just delicious. I enjoyed your answers and I hope you and your family staying healthy and safe!

  11. You and me both will be embracing the gray hair. I will first in line when my salon opens back up. :o)) The mushrooms like delicious! Take care and stay well.