I’m a day late posting, but here are my answers to this week’s questions, which are all about the wonder that is the human brain.
1. Thursday (Oct 13) is National Train Your Brain Day. What do you do to keep your brain in tip top shape? Is it helping?
I must admit that I don’t do much deliberate brain training. My day job supporting students in a secondary school gives me more than enough mental challenge. I find it harder to switch my brain off and relax.
I do enjoy word puzzles like Wordle, though. I’d like to think that reading, writing and blogging will help as I get older.
2. You can sit with anyone in the world and ‘pick their brain’…whom do you choose? Tell us why?
Stephen Fry. I think he’s a very clever and eloquent man with some interesting theories. I’d enjoy talking to him about Humanism and ancient philosophy.
3. What’s something happening in the world (or your corner of it) right now that you have trouble ‘wrapping your brain around’?
I find it very hard to understand how we keep repeating the mistakes of the past over and over again. I can’t fathom how bigoted, out-of-date views are being resurrected in modern society as if we have learned nothing from historic events.
4. On a scale of 1-10 where do you fall in the pumpkin fan club? (1=blech, 10=make it all pumpkin all the time) Tell us something delicious you’ve tasted recently that had some pumpkin in it somewhere.
8/10. I love all the pumpkin flavoured things, although I suspect that the “pumpkin” flavour I like is actually just cinnamon and nutmeg rather than watery pumpkin. I haven’t tasted anything pumpkin flavoured yet, but I’ll be making soup and baking pie after Halloween.
5. Share a favourite song, book, or movie with an autumn title, setting, or vibe.
At primary school I used to love singing the harvest festival songs in assembly like “Autumn Days” As for pop songs, the first that comes to mind is California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve just got into Bridgerton and I am hooked! I don’t normally enjoy period dramas but it is highly addictive.
Wednesday Hodgepodge is a weekly question-and-answer meme hosted by Joyce from From This Side of the Pond. Every Tuesday, Joyce posts five random questions that participants can answer on Wednesday, before hopping over to the other blogs to leave a comment.
What do you do to exercise your brain? Are you a pumpkin fan? Let me know in the comments!
Working with students definitely exercises the brain. I agree shutting it all down might be more of the challenge. I had a wonderful pumpkin soup at a wine dinner we attended recently. I’d like to try to copy if I can find a recipe that seems similar. I love all things cinnamon too. Enjoy the rest of your week!
I really fancy some pumpkin soup now. It’s so creamy and warming.