Friday, 6 February 2015

Five on Friday

This week I am in need of looking for the good things, so I have five things to share that I am glad about.

1. The beauty of a bunch of daffodils.  How wonderful are these!  They are like a bright ray of sunshine in a vase, especially a big bunch of them like this.  I love love love daffodils and always buy some at this time of year - I buy them more than once! - until they start to flower in our garden.


Two different bunches of flowers at different times, both looking spectacular though hey!


2.  There have been two pieces of amazing news this week.  One is that a colleague of mine has a new job starting next month at a house called Hill Top.  Now, this might not sound very thrilling, but it is because this is Beatrix Potter's house!!!!!  Oh yes!  For a great Beatrix fan like me it is very exciting.  I have a little Beatrix post planned for sometime in the coming days in tribute.  I hope that my wonderful colleague enjoys her new position and has a great time getting to know a new house and her own new home.

3.  The other good news is about the person that I have been visiting in the nursing home.  Finally, after months of waiting - since September - for carers to be put in place and being told week after week, sorry, still no one available, they seem to have found someone.  Yay!!!!!!  Hopefully she will be going home to her own home next week.  Fingers crossed it is all OK as it still isn't written in stone yet, but the fact that there has even been an indication of this is amazing news.

4.  I have been working on my February Mantel.  Somehow though I just haven't been feeling it yet.  There is a blue heart that is causing consternation, and I think it just has to go and then I will see how I feel before sharing with you.  I love the heart, but it doesn't look right!  The arrangement needs more playing around with.


5.  Although we had that snow this week it came looked pretty and went just as quickly as it had arrived.  So I am grateful for its beauty and the brevity of its visit.  Also, it means that I have another excuse to show you Mr Robin!


I hope that you have all had a good week and that your weekend will be great too!

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I am joining in Five on Friday, taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things.  Please go and visit the other people who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.

Wendy from September Violets
Michelle from Michelle's Make Or Bake
 
Leanne from Today's Stuff
Janet from Macque
Alison from Saver of Suburbia

Amy

47 comments:

  1. I love daffodils they brighten up my day. The blue heart is stunning a real delight, it would look amazing hanging in a window so the light caught it. I still haven't captured my little robin on camera, so may be I should get on just like yours, a little beauty.

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  2. Mr Robin is s o cute !!!!! And you'er daffodils are so bright ! Have a lovely day !

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  3. Good news is always welcome so I'm pleased to hear yours. The daffodils are a cheerful sight. I was given a bunch of flowers this week and it was uplifting to see the sun shining on yellow flower heads arranged in a jug by the window. I hope you enjoy arranging your February display. The glass hearts are pretty.

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  4. Five lovely things, Amy. Daffodils are such a cheering flower aren't they? You can't help but smile when you see them. Mr Robin is lovely and how wonderful for your colleague to find such an interesting place to work. Also good to hear that the person you visit may soon be able to go home. The heart is a beautiful colour. Have a happy weekend:)

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  5. I agree that daffodils really do lift the spirits, I must treat myself to a bunch, they are always so reasonably priced too.
    A special place to work at Hill Top, one of the loveliest spots in The Lakes. Hope that your friend enjoys her time there in such idyllic surroundings.

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  6. Great news about the lady finding a carer, I do hope it all works out well. And how wonderful for your friend to have a job at Hill Top. I posted a couple of pictures of it recently, from a new book of writer's gardens that I have. I think it was my favourite in the whole book, it's an absolutely gorgeous place. To be there almost every day will be wonderful. I do hope she enjoys it. CJ xx

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  7. I love that Robin of yours, SO glad to hear the nursing home news, will keep everything crossed it all pans out. Beautiful daffs xx

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  8. Daffodils and robins, two of my favourite things. Both of yours are wonderful.

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  9. I love daffodils too, Amy, and even manage to grow one or two blooms per year! Well, we are in the tropics, after all... That blue heart is stunning, such an intense colour. Sometimes it takes a while to find the perfect place for special objects. Hello to Mr Robin, and if I lived closer I'd go over and steal him from you! Happy weekend Amy. xx

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  10. Great news about the carers, that will be such a weight off your mind. I'd heard on the news just lately how so many people are kept in hospital as there just aren't the carers to look after them in their own homes, what a sad state of affairs that you have to be kept in hospital taking up beds which other people need in these circumstances. How exciting for your friend to have a job at Hill Top, what a fabulous place to work. I look forward to your Beatrix Potter post.

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  11. It's been a good news week! Hope next week is just as good for you xx

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  12. Daffodils add a certain glow to a place I think. I love them! Lovely fives & that's great news about the carer situation. x

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  13. You bouquets of daffodils are just stunning and beautiful during this cold and snowy winter. I love that Mr. Robin photo too. Hope you have a nice day and weekend.
    Julie

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  14. Beatrix Potter gave me my love of England, I think. I can see flowers today in England and even if I don't know their names, I recognize them from the drawings in her books! I LOVE Beatrix Potter! Your lucky friend! Glad to know someone who knows someone who will work there! (You understand that sentence, I am sure.)
    I also love that thanks to Beatrix Potter, you have the Lake District. I hope to see it one day. xxx

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  15. And don't eve get me started on daffodils! I love them!! And especially so in England, they are so huge and so many!

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  16. I love the daffodil, still not in the shops here what's going on!, great 5 on FridayxxAs always!

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  17. What a cheery bunch of daffodils! I have actually been to Hill Top house years ago with my husband. It wasn't a planned visit and I didn't even remember the name. I always loved BP's children's books, and my mom made sure we had a few around the house. Glad you've received all this good news Amy ... a good way to go into the weekend ;) Wendy

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  18. What a striking color have your daffolodis Amy! Yellow always speaks to me so loudly!
    Mr Robin is cute indeed!
    Wishing you a happy weekend!
    Olympia

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  19. I love daffodils, especially when you can hear them opening up! the robin is gorgeous.

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  20. Good news all around.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  21. Amy, love your yellow daffodils. I bought some silk ones yesterday to put in a basket in front of my house to bright things up a bit!

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  22. So glad about the good news, and how exciting that your friend will be working at Hill Top.....I love visiting Beatrix Potter's house, imagine working there! Your daffodil pictures are beautiful.....a big sunshiny vase full!
    Happy weekend, Amy.
    Helen xox

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  23. Mr. Robin seems to be enjoying the snow. Happy weekend to you!
    xx Beca

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  24. Love the daffodils - so bright and cheery! Your friend is lucky to get a job at Hill Top. That would be so interesting. We are in a very cold snap for a few days which means sunshine and no snow. Have a wonderful weekend Amy!

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  25. Those daffodils go straight to my heart!! I keep dreaming on Spring like crazy. That heart looks perfectly charming dear Gal - I'd leave it as is. And so happy for your friend in the nursing home...they must be thrilled!
    Happy weekend to you. xoxo

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  26. Daffodils are so cheery! I love your little bird too.

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  27. A lovely uplifting post, thank you :-) And how fab is that, that your friend will be working at Hill Top - soooo exciting! I just watched Miss Potter again on dvd a few weeks ago - still one of my fave movies.
    Happy weekend,
    xx

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  28. I love daffodils too but I haven't seen any in the shops here yet but I will be buying them when they appear, so glad to hear your good news! the snow was very brief here too thank goodness have a great weekend. :) xx

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  29. What a lovely cheerful post! And great news about the friend/ relative you've been visiting. Fingers crossed it all works out Amy.

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  30. Did your little robin come from the NT shop? There is a familial resemblance to my little bird. They are both gorgeous!!

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  31. Hey Amy,
    There are daffodils in the fields surrounding St Ives at the moment, and the flower pickers are out in force. My day is always lifted by the sight of such a vibrant yellow amongst the green and brown of this time of year. I'm glad that yours cheered up your week.
    Now off to post my five on Friday!
    Leanne xx

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  32. YAY!! Robin!
    Not that I'm bird obsessed or anything..no...not me...
    Jane x

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  33. Definitely five to bring a smile and appreciate the good things Amy (and how lucky is your friend to have a job at Hill Top...I remember thinking it would be lovely to have a job there when I visited...it's so enchanting!..xx
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

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  34. Lovely daffodils. Wow - exciting news for your friend at Hill Top.

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  35. Love that Robin - looks like it was made out of recycled materials and those are always the best.
    I must go and buy some daffodils! I don't think I've ever purchased them and they would be fun to photograph.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Amy!

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  36. You have a friend who is going to be working at Hill Top? Cool! I love Beatrix Potter, but I can't help thinking of her as Crazy Brenda, which is what we used to call her when I was a teenager!
    And I LOVE the robin!

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  37. I love daffies. They're such a happy flower and remind us the spring really is just around the corner! :o)

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  38. How amazing that your friend is working in such a wonderful place. I am very very jealous! Your five are so cheery, especially after the time you have been having. There is light on the horizon :-) xx

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  39. Great news about the carer and congratulations to your friend on the new job, how wonderful. Lovely daffs! Have a great weekend Amy xx

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  40. When the daffodils start to appear I always think that winter is on its way out! Hope that is true for you. Oh to be able to work at Hill Top, I am a massive fan of Beatrix Potter! Look forward to your post. Love the robin so cute.Have a wonderful weekend Amy.

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  41. Lots of good things happening in your corner of the world! I love daffodils, now I'm going to have to get some, they are such a cheerful happy flower. Congrats to your friend on her new job, such an interesting place to work. Hope a care giver is up and running soon, lastly I love your robin, such a cheerful harbinger of spring!! Have a super weekend Amy!!

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  42. I love the glass hearts. How unusual! The rusty birdie is a cutie!

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  43. What a lovely Friday, so much to celebrate and a weekend to look forward to :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  44. Who can resist buying daffodils when they bring so much pleasure and cheer up a room.

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  45. I love daffodils, too. I've been buying a bunch every week for the last two weeks and they always cheer me up. Great news about your friend and your relative. We've been to Beatrix Potter's house before- what a fantastic place to work. Enjoy your weekend! X

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  46. That's great news about the lady being able to return home. Love daffodils here too! Have a good week Amy. xx

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  47. Gorgeous daffodils. And I really, really love that robin.

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