Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday's Fave Five 30/6/17

I can't believe that I haven't posted a Friday Five since the beginning of May and now it's the end of June.  But it's good to be here today and think about the good things of this week.

If you want to join in or check out the other participants pop over to our host Suzanne's blog at Living to Tell the Story
I have so many things to be thankful for this week so here goes:

1) A birthday!  Of course I don't want to be a year older but I had lots of lovely presents as you can see here

Yes my favourite colour is blue.  I also have an Amazon voucher to spend and an afternoon tea to look forward to.

 2) A date day with hubby.  Last Friday we went to the cinema in the afternoon and then out for something to eat.  It was great going to the cinema in the afternoon - we had the pick of the seats as there were only about 10 other people there!  We saw Hampstead.

3)  Spending a pleasant afternoon on Saturday taking part in a garden trail.  Our local community garden had organised this event where a number of local people opened their gardens.  By buying a ticket you were given the details of the gardens taking part and the funds raised will help support the community garden.  We managed to visit 10 gardens.  They were all well managed with some very different layouts and types.  Gave me lots of ideas for things I could do in mine. 

4)  Visiting my grandson on Sunday.  He's 13 weeks today (2 weeks corrected) and doing well although he has reflux so is uncomfortable quite a bit and doesn't sleep for long but he is mega cute.  Yes I'm biased! lol  I've just realised that on my last Friday Five post he was still in the hospital but he's been home for over a month now.

5)  A good shopping trip and a productive day.  Yesterday I went to Ikea, Hobbycraft and then on to Westfield in Stratford for Lakeland and John Lewis.  I had a lovely time picking up some things to help organise things in my kitchen a bit better.  I also got a pattern and some wool for my next baby blanket.  I've almost finished a blanket for Nathan, just the edging to do.  I'd planned to have it ready for when he was born but of course his early arrival messed with that schedule!  No idea if or when there will be more grandchildren but I've decided to get ahead of myself because of course both the other DILs have made it clear they will expect a blanket too when, God willing, they start their families.  I haven't done any knitting today but I have tidied several cupboards in the kitchen making use of the things I bought yesterday and I felt quite satisfied when I'd finished.  

So a good week all round for me.  Have a good weekend all.


  1. Happy Birthday!
    Blue is my favorite color too!!
    Happy to hear the good news about your sweet grandbaby.

  2. Your grandson is adorable!
    I'm glad you're back posting for FFF.
    Happy Birthday to you--I decided that I'm happy to be a year older when I think of the alternative :) And yes, blue is my favorite color too!

  3. Such happy news that your grandson is out of the hospital. Sorry to hear that he suffers from reflux. ;( Knitting ahead for other baby blankets sounds wise.

    How fun to have an afternoon date. I like going to the movies during the afternoon, too. I haven't gone in ages. Maybe I will put that on my Jully fun to do list.

    Happy belated birthday!
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday and what great news that that grandbaby is out of the hospital.

  5. A Happy Belated Birthday. My son suffered from that and he had to sleep in his car seat for the first 3-6 months of his life. Sitting up really helps, Wendy, might want to suggest that to your daughter and her wife. smiles.

    Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

    1. Thanks Linda. They do try and keep him upright after his feeds and I'm hoping to persuade them to raise his cot at one end too.

  6. Happy Birthday. That baby is so small! But it looks like he is prospering! It's great to be a grandma, isn't it?

    1. Thanks Paula. He's getting bigger every week and yes I'm having fun.

  7. Good to hear from you again, and belated happy birthday! I like going to the movies in the afternoon, too, when it's not crowded. We don't go often because there's not one near us, but I hear they're supposed to be building one soon - hope so! The garden tours and shopping and organizing sound fun! Your little grandson looks so sweet. Glad he's home, and hope his reflux can be cared for and stops soon.


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