Friday, 16 July 2021

Friday's Fave Five - 16/7/21

Well it's Friday again and time to look back on the blessings of the week and then head over to Susanne's page to share them with others.  (Here - Living to Tell the Story )

1)  Spending time at my daughter's helping to do some sorting as they prepare to move house.  So glad I'm retired!

2)  Spending time with Grandkids - we saw all four London based little ones this week.  Of course we miss the other 2 but hopefully we'll see them again too.  

Can't believe Ella will be 8 months tomorrow.

3)  A negative COVID test.  I agreed to take part in a research project which involved taking a test and sending it off.  I did the test last Saturday and the result came through on Tuesday as negative.  Of course it does rely on me having administered the test correctly.  (Test results at the test centres for anyone with symptoms come through much quicker.)

4)  We had torrential rain during the week but fortunately we weren't flooded as some areas of London were and even those areas weren't as badly hit as some areas of Europe.  And now we have lots of sunshine.  It's definitely summer!

5)  I'm keeping up my walking but the hot weather means I'm tending to walk in the evening when it's cooler.  I managed just over 3 miles tonight and spotted this little fellow:

No idea what bird it is but the red stripe on its head caught my eye.  Name that bird anyone?

Have a good weekend all.


  1. I don't know birds but hope someone else can help! Your little 8-month old is adorable!! Good for you doing three miles! I can't walk in the mornings now that I am working again and it is just too darn hot in the afternoons. My excuse and I'm sticking with it. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Well done for keeping up with the walking. I have every intention of exercising daily but things get in the way - usually child care. At first I thought that bird was a woodpecker but not sure. Hopefully someone with birding knowledge will inform us.

  3. Yay for those walks! We try to walk every day too. Some days we get more than others, but my goal is 3 miles. One day when we were camping, we rode our bikes for 7 miles!
    Your little Ella is adorable! Isn't it wonderful living near your children and grandchildren?
    No help from me on the bird...maybe a red tufted woodpecker? (is there such a thing?)
    Have a good weekend!

  4. I have checked in my bird book and yes it seems to be a green woodpecker which does feed on the ground.

  5. The bird looks like a chipping sparrow or a type of finch. Not totally sure.

    I've been walking after dinner too due to high heat and humidity here in eastern New York State.

    Of course your test was got vaccinated, correct???!! why would they want to test you if you were vaccinated??

    Ella is so cute!!! LOVE her outfit too!!

    Happy weekend!!

  6. I love my walks too. I get crabby if I miss to many. ;-)

    Ella is so sweet, thank you for sharing that smile.

  7. Oh my, what beautiful eyes little Ella has. Such a cute photo! How nice that you were able to visit with your London grandkids! I always do my walks in the evening too. It's been way too hot here to do it earlier unless one goes very early in the morning and I am not a morning gal.

  8. Good for you for keeping up walking. I've been thinking I need to walk in the early mornings, but haven't made it yet. Right after dinner in the evenings I am too full, and then we get started reading or watching TV and don't make it out.

    Your granddaughter is so cute. It's so nice to be so near most of them. Nice, too, to be retired and able to help when needed.

    Yay for negative COVID tests!


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