Wednesday Wisdom #2

This is not the post I started writing on Monday. After the events of Monday night, I wanted to commemorate not just the injured and dead, but those who showed true Mancunian spirit and mucked in to help. The woman who gathered unaccompanied children together […]

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On the Manchester Arena Bombing

I have not – and will not – post or retweet any photos of last night’s horror. I’ve lived within spitting distance of Manchester all my life. Most of my teenage weekends were spent in the city; shopping at Affleck’s Palace or grabbing lunch in […]

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My new crafty venture!

About 18 months ago, Dad bought Mum a new sewing machine and I inherited her old one. When I say old, I mean old – it’s a Singer 533 which dates from the early 70’s. So it’s about the same age as me. It’s certainly […]

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Doctor Who – 10×06 – Extremis

“Extremis” is an episode of two halves. The first is told in flashbacks and occurs shortly after the Doctor leaves Darillium. The second is present-day Earth. Sort of… Back in time, the Doctor is at an execution site, the mechanism detailed quite thoroughly – it’s […]

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Reverse Bucket List

This post is directly inspired by Chloe at I’m Just A Girl as I loved the idea of celebrating what we’ve achieved instead of just looking to the things we aim to. Not that there’s anything wrong with having plans, but I think sometimes we forget […]

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Wednesday Wisdom #1

Wednesday Wisdom isn’t a new concept – there’s an account on Twitter dedicated to it – but it’s a new thing at The Hodgepodge Blog to give you motivation and inspiration. And myself, if I’m honest. Some days we all need a boost! If you’re […]

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Living Room Edit

Now I’m about halfway through a mammoth declutter, I’m starting to collect ideas for redecorating our house. First up is our living room. We decorated this shortly after moving in but that was 10 years ago, so it’s looking a tad tired. The living room […]

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Doctor Who – 10×05 – Oxygen

“Oxygen” opens in space with two astronauts trying to get back in the [frankly brilliant looking] space station before their oxygen runs out. A shadow falls across the woman – it’s another astronaut, only without their helmet and looking decidedly dead. This third person removes […]

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Baby Basics from Bridge

I hesitated over writing this blog post. I’m not terribly proud, or at least I didn’t think so, but there’s something about accepting help, isn’t there? I can borrow money off a mate no problem, but that’s because I know I can pay it back. […]

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