Friday, 10 April 2015

Five On Friday

Welcome to Five On Friday!  Thank you so much to everyone who took part last time, you are more than welcome to take part again - and I hope that you will!

Just for this week you can add two links because there was no Five On Friday link up although some of you did a post anyway, or you can just add your link from last week if you like.  As long as your posts relate to and link to Five On Friday.



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On we go with the post.

1.  This is what I had beside my chair last night.  Working on another little project which I will share with you next week.  Actually, I also had my camera there as well, but I was taking the picture with it so of course you can't see it here!


2.  I decided that it was time to sort out the coat rack.  Before.


After.  Just a few dozen scarves, pairs of gloves, hats and winter coats put away!!  What a difference the warmer weather makes hey.  I am looking forward to a cardigan and sunhat and nothing else hanging here over the summer!


3.  A sad loss.  I love Rosamunde Pilcher's books.  I know that she isn't necessarily the highest rank literary author of all time, but her books are just nice.  Nothing nasty.  I really like reading her books, but even more I like listening to them on tape.

Well, I did like listening to them on tape.  I just finished the third tape and put in the fourth and it wouldn't work.  When I took the tape back out it was warped and so it would not play.  I don't know how it happened.  Then someone - not me, you can work out who I am sure - decided to take it apart and I was left with this.

It is now in the bin and I am sad.  I have looked and cannot get another one online, so I am hoping that one will come up for sale on e-bay sometime!  At least I still have the book!


4.  You might - or more likely might not - remember that I decided to give up sweets - candy - for Lent this year.  I did pretty well, although I did eat a couple of sweets by accident because I forgot that I had given them up.  Overall not too bad.  I have been making up for it since with lots of mini eggs....

5.  I don't have a number five for today!  I don't know what that says about me, but I will not bore you with it that is for sure.  So I will leave you with the news that I have taken another step into the 21st Century and joined twitter - I am @lovemademyhome if you want to find me - but I haven't worked out how to use it properly yet!!

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

Amy

42 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, less stuff on the coat rack - thats wonderful! But we must still use our wintercoats in this Easter...
    So sad with the tape! But, maybe, you can hear it at youtube or otherwere in Internet?
    I have any books of R. Pilcher in German with wonderful pictures from the great landscape, they are a treasure for me, although I prefer other books for reading. But well, more than reading I like looking at pictures, have many great picturebooks in my personal library.
    Have a nice weekend

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  2. I do like Rosmund Piltcher what a shame about your tape, I am giving five on friday a miss this week but will be back next week. :-)

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  3. Thank you for hosting this party. It's the first time I've joined in. I'm excited to see what you will make with the pretty yarn. Sorry about your tape. I hope you can find one online. Happy spring.

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  4. I remember many many years ago reading The Shell Seekers and loving it, but have not read anything else by her. Loving this weather and changing of outdoor wear too. Sad indeed about the tape, that also brings back many memories for me. Now Amy, I listened to you, remember when we met and I mentioned about my husbands humour with relation to my crafting, well that is what my Five on Friday is all about today...hope you enjoy ;)

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  5. Oh no that is so sad about your tape. I love Rosamunde Pilcher too and The Shell Seekers was the reason that we first visited Cornwall, as you say, her books are just so nice. I am too scared to sort our coat cupboard for fear of jinxing the weather but will do it next week if it stays nice. Looking forward to seeing what your project is. Have a lovely weekend x

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  6. Doesn't it feel good to pack away the winter coats, scarves and gloves? I loved Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers when I read it - quite a few years ago now. Shame about the tape - hope you can find another one:)

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  7. I love decluttering the coat rack and hat basket at this time of year as well. A shame about your audio book. I've just discovered them, so I'm on the lookout for a good one. It's handy to have in the kitchen when I'm cooking. I'm not sure I always follow very well though! I shall look forward to seeing what you've been making. Have a lovely weekend Amy. CJ xx

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  8. That's a shame about the Pilcher tape. My gran used to devour all Pilcher books, and also loved the films. I am not very familiar with this author. You could try Audible.co.uk for a replacement audiobook. I have yet to clear out the coat rack, I usually wait until after our first camping trip in May. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  9. We have the same taste, I have been a rosamunde pilcher fan for years. She writes nice, good novels that are a joy to read. I am sorry about your tape, maybe there is an iPod download or something. They would have to replace the tape with something more modern these days. Your local library may be able to help. Love your five on friday, as always.

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  10. Isn't it wonderful having a "helpful" husband! Sorry about the tape but it did make me smile that your hubs is as "helpful" as mine! :oD

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  11. I'm debating whether to clear the mountain of coats but crafting wins out. My husband would be just as helpful & make the same hash of it, hope you can find a replacement x

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  12. Your photos have a Cath Kidston chic today, Amy - I love that.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Amy, I still just love that little folded over basket! =) Look forward to seeing what you are making. blessings ~ tanna

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  14. You've made a good clear out of the coat hook clutter Amy! I always wait to sort out the coat closet at our front door until I know the cold weather is gone for good. Then I take all winter coats, scarves, hats, gloves and wash them up. Shame about your audio tape :( I've never used audio tapes except for some I got for my kids when they were small. I don't hear well enough to enjoy them. I like Rosamund Pilcher's books too, but haven't read any for a while. Enjoy your weekend Amy :)
    Wendy

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  15. Thanks for hosting; this is my first time to link to this blog hop. Like you, I have been storing away winter coats etc. I am looking forward to mild weather! Wishing you a nice weekend.

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  16. I need to follow your example on the coat rack. Ours is currently overrun with coats and sweatshirts that aren't much in use at the moment.

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  17. Had to wear my winter coat today I was so cold! Shame about the tape, I remember spending ages with a pencil rewinding tapes that had got tangled.

    I loved joining in with your Five on Friday today Amy, thank you for hosting :)

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  18. Hi Amy
    Lovely to meet you here, thank you for hosting! As you're putting your hats and coats away, we're reaching for our woollies and slippers here in Australia! Sorry to see your tape had unravelled, thank heavens for mini eggs I say!
    Wren x

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  19. I like Rosamunde Pilchard too, like you say, nice.

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  20. I've read and enjoyed the Rosamund Pilcher books. I borrow from the library. Too bad about the tape getting messed up.

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  21. Can you please come round and make over my coat hooks, it recently fall off the wall with the sheer weight of scarves .Hope you are well
    Helda

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  22. Happy Friday Sweetie!

    I can't wait to see what project you're working on! And great job on the coat rack (boy does that before pic look familiar to here too) Lol

    I'll have to check out that author - I don't think I've read any of her books. I'm not on twitter, but if you ever get on instagram let me know! ;)
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  23. Happy Friday!! Can't wait to see what you've created. Great link up.

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  24. Hi Amy - I love your pink crocheted basket! <3 Too bad about the author....I have never read her, but I do like a book that does not have an over amount of vice. I hope you find her on tape again. It feels good to put those winter coats away, I'm sure! I need to do the same - you have inspired me...Hope you have a lovely weekend. xo K

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  25. Happy Friday!!!
    And that coatrack looks great!!!
    I think I can finally pack our winter ones away soon. : )

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  26. I really love your crochet basket, and the fact that it is nice and roomy to keep lots of things in!
    So sorry about your tape :( Maybe you will find that one again somewhere. I used to love listening to book tapes while I painted in designs years ago, slow and arduous work which really was perfect to do while being read to!
    Now you have reminded me to go and put our winter coats etc away and tidy up the coat hooks as well.
    Wishing you a happy weekend, Amy!
    Helen xox

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  27. Sorry about your tape. I used to read her books all the time when I was younger. My grandmother was a huge fan and she used to pass them along to me.

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  28. Sorry about your tape up there friend! I do hope you are able to get another one! And I can't wait to see your new project!!! And yes...warmer weather means less stuff hanging around! Your organized coat hooks look fantastic!!! Thanks for hosting buddy! Have a great weekend!! Nicole xoxo

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  29. Awwwwwwwwwwww...that's not good about the tape. Hope you can find another one --- maybe at a second-hand store or the library.

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  30. That's so funny - I'm planning to attack my coat rack this weekend too and clear it of winter gear! x

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  31. Hello Amy - just thought I'd let you know about an amazon company called 'audible' from where you can download audiobooks. I've been doing it for a few years and I love it. It costs about £8 a month. Once you've downloaded the audiobook they are stored in your library online at audible so even if you lose your laptop or buy a new computer you will always have those books to listen to. I listen to mine on my long drives home from school and also it's a good thing to listen to when you go out for walks or go the the supermarket.

    Just an idea - may help with the Rosamund Pilcher problem! Have loved reading all of the 'Five on Fridays' - may join in sometime.

    Judy.

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  32. Hi Amy just managing to catch up now, I love your post there are lots of five on Friday posts this week it certainly is very popular A big thank you for hosting it. Sorry about your tape I hope that you manage to find another one. Your crochet basket is just perfect for holding your work I keep meaning to make one but never have the time. I joined Twitter years ago but don't like it that much Instagram is better I think I like to look on there to see what everyone is up too when I have the time. Enjoy the weekend :)

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  33. Coming Home is the only Rosamunde Pilcher book I have read - I found it in a charity shop last year and remembered that Lucy of Attic 24 likes it. I enjoyed it very much. I reckon lots of people will be keeping their eyes peeled for a tape for you now. Thank you so much for hosting these Five On Friday events, Amy. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

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  34. Very impressed with your tidying up skills. Can you come and do my house please? xx

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  35. oh so sorry for your tape ... I wish you now after a busy week, a lovely weekend !!

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  36. I need to tidy up our coat stand too. I'm also looking forward to having just cardigans and sun hats on there soon. Hope you've been enjoying the lovely weather. I am looking forward to seeing your next finished project! X

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  37. Oh no! I remember tapes doing that when I used to use them. I hope you manage to find a replacement soon. The coat rack looks much better. We've just decorated the porch and hung a new rack so it's all tidy at the moment, I wonder how long it will stay like that for.

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  38. I found your blog today and love the idea of Five on Friday. As I was a little too late to join this week I cheated and did Six on Sunday instead lol. I hope you don't mind and I will look forward, hopefully, to joining in with the fun next Friday

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  39. I have been on Twitter for about three years Amy and I still don't know how it really works! I loved The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher

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  40. Just on catchup. I also love Rosamund Pilcher books and her son Robin also writes and he's good too. Hope you are having a good weekend and take care.

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  41. Well I am impressed with the coat rack, the crochet tweeting and so sad about your tapes. I don't Tweet, or Instagram, I am in the dark ages.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  42. Hey Amy,
    Bravo for giving up the sweets. I am very impressed. How hard was it really, because I am about to do the same. It's all part of my grand plan to ditch that last stone before August.
    Leanne xx

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