Friday, 25 October 2019

Friday's Fave Five - 25/10/19

It's Friday so it's time to share 5 things I'm grateful for this week. This meme is hosted by Susanne over at Living to Tell the Story. Pop over there for more details and to see who else is taking part.

1)  Wow I'm here 2 weeks running and it's not even approaching midnight! I'm thankful for being a bit more organised this week and making time for blogging.

2)  A lovely (but hectic) weekend with all the Grandkids.  We saw all of them last weekend which was great.  We even babysat the two youngest ones together and survived.  (See here for details if you missed that post.) I also visited Rory during the week. 

3)  Being kind to myself.  I've been fighting some sort of throat/chest virus for a few weeks now.  Went from having one of those horrible tickly non-productive coughs to the opposite extreme.  Although it hasn't been that bad it did leave me feeling quite low and not very enthused about anything.  This week I've just accepted that I needed to rest and recharge my batteries and not worry about the To Do list or anything else really.  Fortunately it's been half-term here so I didn't have to look after Rory (Mummy is a teacher) and I've caught up on lots of TV I'd recorded and read several books.

4)  Feeling better.  I am feeling a lot better the last day or so and all the blood tests I had done at the beginning of the month were all okay.  Now I just need to work on lowering my blood pressure a bit.  I'd like to get out and do some walking but all we seem to be getting is rain and more rain!  There are flood warnings out for the weekend in the UK but not where I live fortunately - another thing to be grateful for.

5)  The supportive blogging community.  I know that crops up here time and again but I really do appreciate people taking the time to visit my blog and leave comments.  It means I'm not sitting here in a void!

And a bonus one today - it's my daughter's 4th wedding anniversary - where does the time go?

Have a good weekend all.


  1. When I saw that you had written another post this week I was staggered by your stamina. I try and read posts but don't always comment. I just don't seem to have the time. All credit to you for fitting it all in especially when you have not been feeling 100%.

  2. Blogging is such a great activity when it's raining outside, or you don't want to infect others, and you're feeling like you need to lay low! Such a supportive community, you're right. Hope you are back to full of bounce soon!
    Wren x

  3. What ? 4 years already ? That means that we met 4 years ago ! Because you just had celebrated the wedding ! It's really necessary to take some time for yourself, Mr.G pumps out my last energy because he has a check up on monday which is quite unpleasant and needs a diet before ! What a drama !

  4. No it was 3 years - it was my son's wedding in 2016 that we had just celebrated. Hope the checkup goes well.

  5. Head colds and coughs are no fun!! I take something that has changed my life! Get your self some Espira Multi-Vitamins for Women 40+ and take one a day. I have seen a significant reduction of viruses like colds and coughs as well as bacterial infections. You can find it by going to the Avon website. Feel better!!!

    How fun to spend time with your grandchildren!!

    I need to get back to blogging more. I used to blog 3-5 times a week but with teaching full time it gets hard!!

    Have a nice weekend!

    1. Thanks for the advice. Working full time is hard.

  6. This is such a bad time for cathcing all kinds of germs and infections.. Praying you are tiop top as soon as possible so you can continue to getting stronger!

  7. Gosh, Wendy! Was your daughter's wedding really FOUR years ago? We've been blogging friends for a while, haven't we?! I enjoyed your five and sure hope you are feeling much better after getting your battery recharged a bit! Take care!

  8. Glad you're feeling better. Happy anniversary to your daughter.

  9. I’m glad you are feeling better. I am fighting the same thing. It started as a scratchy throat and now my chest is tight. Hopefully it won’t last long.

  10. I've found that rest is the best thing for fighting off colds and infections. Glad you're feeling better and had a great time with the grandkids.

  11. I've been resting this weekend (even in the horrible wind) although I did a couple of unplanned activities. Books and blogs are the best rest.
    I have found that I don't blog as often now as I did a few years ago. But when people comment on my blog, I did so excited and then I will post a bit more often.
    Happy restful week to you!

  12. That’s great that you took the time to take care of yourself and rest. It’s also nice that you had enough energy to read and to watch movies. I know sometimes I get too run down to do either one of those fun, restorative activities.
    It’s always a blessing to spend time with the grandkids. So glad you had that opportunity to see all of them last week.
    I hope this week since you even more energetic.

  13. I'm a week late with commenting so I hope you are feeling better now. Anytime I start to feel something coming on I start taking lots of zinc. It usually helps alot. Glad you got made the effort to get rest. I tend to push that to the bottom of the list. Sounds like your weekend was busy but fun with the little ones.


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