Friday, 9 February 2018

Friday's Fave Five - 9/2/18


Well Friday seems to have come round very quickly this week.  So it's time to sit back and reflect on the week and highlight 5 things I'm grateful for.

The Friday Fave Five is hosted by Susanne over at Living to tell the story.  You can find more participants there .

Here are mine for this week:

1)  Sunshine!  It's been very cold this week and it's not very bright today but we have had some good spells of sunshine this week that always help brighten the week.

2)  A get together with hubby's siblings and partners.  There are 8 siblings (Hubby is the eldest) and 6 have partners so 14 in total.  We're aiming to get together more this year as a whole group.  We all see each other regularly but it's hard to get all of us together at the same time but we're trying to be more proactive about organising things in advance.

3)  My Christmas present from youngest son & DIL.  It's an interactive photo frame.  I finally sorted out getting photos on to a memory stick so now it's up and running.  It should be called my Nathan frame as I've gathered together all the photos of him, especially the ones with the milestone cards.  I need to update it with other photos but for now I'm happy to be able to sit and reflect on how far he's come.
4)  Taking a walk with Nathan.  I was there on Wednesday and he really needed a nap.  Becca managed to get him to sleep but he was awake again after about 15 minutes so I wrapped him up and took him out in his buggy.  It took me about half an hour of walking before he gave in but then he slept for almost two hours giving Becca a much needed break.

5)  Online technology.  This week I've done an online shop, paid a bill and ordered things.  I love being able to do things like that from the comfort of my sofa!

And as a bonus:  Catch up TV.  I didn't factor in the time difference between here and South Korea so missed the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.  I'm catching up now.  I love all the pomp and ceremony, especially the co-ordinated sections.  It must take hours of preparation.

Happy weekend all!


  1. offense but whernein the world do you LIVE?? The Opening ceremony is tonight!! Well.....tonight at 8 pm eastern standard time. I'm really looking,forward to it! Last night thenfirst night to see the athletes compete we watched about an hournof the men's figure skating. i felt bad for Nathan Chen. He did NOT do as well as expected! 😢

    Yay for taking walks and having sunshine!!

    1. I'm in London. It was live on TV here this morning as Korea is 9 hours ahead of us and 14 ahead of New York.

  2. We're looking forward to watching the opening ceremony tonight. I know it has already happened but I am glad they are showing it on primetime here. I know there are places online where people can watch some events, but I have not checked it out yet.

    There are six siblings in my family, in four states, and we haven't all been together in years. It's so special when that can happen - glad you and your husband's family are able to do that. I got one of those frames, too, and finally got a memory drive for it but haven't filled it yet. They're so nice. We're enjoying a couple of days of sunshine sandwiched between some overcast and rainy days. Sounds like a pleasant walk with Nathan. :-) I love online shopping and such, too - so convenient!

  3. Nathan looks so snug in his buggy, no wonder he had a two hour snooze.

    1. He'd only had two 15 minute naps all day - he needed the sleep!

  4. I am taping all the Olympics so I can watch when I have time. The opening ceremony is on today. I'll catch up with it tomorrow. We love our photo frame. Yours is bigger than ours! I know you will enjoy it! Nathan is adorable!

  5. I still have the frame, I did the same when Toby was born, but now it's somewhere in a drawer, I don't even know why ! I like to do all things from home too, except cloth shopping, I am never sure if the size fits !

  6. My friends have a similar frame and their son can share photos to immediately upload on hers.
    We watched the opening ceremony last night. I'm not sure but I think it was a delayed viewing.
    Hurray for sunshine! Any light and sun in the winter is welcome!

  7. I really enjoyed the opening ceremony this time around. In Canada they had the broadcast live which was in the middle of the night and then replayed it in the evening. Wow, that is a whole lot of people to co-ordinate for getting together but good for your family for making that effort! I had one of those frames. I'll have to look for it now that you've reminded me.


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