Friday, 2 October 2020

Friday's Fave Five - 2/10/20

Thanks to our host Susanne for reminding us to be mindful each week and find five things to be thankful for, especially at times like these when things are so busy, unsettled and scary.  You can join in here

Well I've missed a couple of weeks, it's been a busy time, so here's a catch up.

1.  We're in our new house.  We've been here just over a week now and we're gradually getting through the 100+ boxes of things to be unpacked.

2.  Two new grandsons!

My youngest son Michael with Grandsons Rory and new arrival Vinny

Daughter-in-law Amy with Grandsons Noah and new arrival Miles.

They were both early arrivals, especially Vinny but are both home now and the big brothers are getting used to having a little one in the house.

We babysat Rory while Mummy & Daddy brought Vinny home so we got to have cuddles with him.  We're making the trip to Nottingham next weekend to meet Miles.  Can't wait!

3.  Flowers!  Two of Nick's sisters came the day after we moved in and brought sunflowers

These were delivered courtesy of my daughter and her wife.


Fortunately I was able to find a vase!

Nick also brought me roses.  I have been spoilt!

I've also got some plants from the garden from friends.

4.  I managed to cut the grass on Tuesday.  The previous owners of our house moved out over a month ago so the grass was very long.  Tuesday looked like it was going to be dry and although it had rained in the morning it brightened up in the afternoon and I got the mower out and cut the grass.  Just as well I did because we were out all day yesterday babysitting Grandson Nathan and today it has rained non-stop!  It will need doing again as soon as we get another dry spell as I didn't cut it very short but it looks better than before.

5.  Better sleep.  In the run up to the move I wasn't sleeping well at all but since we've been here I've been sleeping better.  I still tend to wake at some point during the night but it's been much easier getting back to sleep.  Consequently I don't feel quite as exhausted as I did although all the unpacking is pretty tiring lol!

So that's my catch up.  It's beginning to feel like home here.  We've done a lot of unpacking but still quite a bit to do but no rush. 

Have a good weekend all.



  1. New babies!! Thanks for sharing the new photos of the babies with their big brothers!! Glad life is settling down just a little for you in your new home. The flowers are all beautiful!

  2. Hi Wendy! Lovely Faves - especially those sweet babies that have joined your family. Glad you are getting settled into the new home. Glad you are sleeping better. That is so important. Have a good weekend. See you again soon!

  3. Congratulations!! What beautiful grandchildren you have! It’s nice to be so close to them. It must feel nice to be in the unpacking stage.

    1. Thanks. Yes unpacking is more fun than packing!

  4. Well two new babies and a new house ! and it's not yet Christmas ! Your son looks really happy with his two kids ! I see boxes behind the flowers in the kitchen ! Sometimes when I look around me I wonder how I managed everything paperwork include all alone ! Ric recovers slowly it was the stress who put him in this stade. And since it became cold we had to put on the heating, I was a bit afraid, not used to the Gas heating but it works and it is nice and warm everywhere !

    1. Yes our heating works too! Still plodding through the paperwork.

  5. Oooo! Two new grandsons! What a double blessing!
    And your new home! We are still two weeks out for getting into our home. And we will need to do some painting... And unpacking. We use extra muscles when we unpack. I'm trying to focus on the good part of that.

    1. We will have jobs to do once we're unpacked and sorted. But we're in no rush.

  6. Congratulations on your new home--and your new grandsons! How exciting! The flowers are lovely.


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