Friday, 17 April 2015

Five On Friday

Welcome to Five On Friday! 

As it is Friday it is of course time to share five things with you.  This week I have five happies from the last seven days.

1.  A quick little revisit to the slugs...  Yes, really, this is a good thing!!!  Earlier in the week I shared with you about my blog meeting and the little gifts that we exchanged.  Lazy Daisy Jones crocheted each of us a slug and although I shared a picture of mine, I didn't have a group shot.  Today though......


Mine is the yellow one!!  Are they not the cutest group of slugs you have ever seen.  In fact, the only cute picture you will ever see of a group of slugs!  Pic is from Lazy Daisy Jones - I hope that this is OK LDJ!

2.  The promise of good things to come!  I have bought and sown two packets of seeds that are good for nectar which I hope means that they will attract all kinds of flying and buzzing things and keep them happy.  Of course I am hoping for a riot of colour too!!


Not yet planted is this packet of Zinnia seeds, the pack says they should be planted outside from May so I am going to wait for just a little longer before sowing these.  There should surely be at least one colourful patch in our garden this summer!


3.  Find a place for my heart.  Of course my heart is in my home, you knew that already, but a place for these two hearts has always alluded me somehow.  Normally people have little tags hanging from their decanters declaring the nature of the contents - brandy, whiskey etc - but I don't have any of those and as we don't actually put anything into our decanters they would not be much use in any case!  So my hearts are hanging from them and they definitely add some cheer to this corner of the room!


4.   Sticking with the theme of hearts and good things, this week my heart was touched greatly by the kindness of my best friend.  She is a wonderful person who totally gets me and understands me and who I trust totally.  I hope that I do the same for her in return, I certainly love her a lot!  In the friend kind of way you understand.  I had a rocky time and she sat and listened and cared and said lovely things and understood me.  I am so grateful for her.

5.  It has been so warm and sunny this week that we have enjoyed sitting in the garden with a cold drink or cup of tea when hubby arrives home from work.  It has been so blissful to just sit in the garden and look around and enjoy the cooler evening air.  Plus it has encouraged me to sit out and read!  What could be better than that.


So, five good things!

I hope that you all have a great weekend with lots of good things coming your way.

Amy

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Although I have changed the layout of this post, you are still very welcome to take part in Five On Friday!  I just thought I would swap things about a bit.



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53 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Amy will be back later. xx

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  2. So glad to hear you have such a great friend Amy, it makes the hard times easier and the good times the best x

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  3. I do like your decanters and hearts, my friend was telling me yesterday of some glass hearts she has got, my neighbor gave me them Zinnia seeds she got with a magazine I sowed them in the greenhouse and the first one popped up yesterday :-)

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  4. A cheerful, colourful Five on Friday, and I am sure your garden will be full of colour too in a few weeks time. I love the look of your garden furniture - there's nothing nicer than sitting outside and enjoying a drink, with a good book or crochet (in the sunshine obviously!). Have a great weekend. x

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  5. Lovely flowers for wildlife. I grew bee friendly flowers last year and they were wonderful - the garden was never without a bee. Love the hearts, a great place to hang them. And it's so good to be enjoying the outside again isn't it. Have a lovely weekend Amy. CJ xx

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  6. Five lovely things Amy, true friendship is a very precious thing to be treasured, it is wonderful to have such a caring and understanding friend. All those flowers look wonderful, your summer garden will be a riot of colour and the slugs really are cute aren't they?:)

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  7. I love the slugs! Do you remember the childrens programme Trapdoor? They remind me of the creature on there :) I'm looking forward to seeing your flowers xx

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  8. Thank goodness for your friend, Amy. I do hope you're feeling a bit better now. Hugs! :o)

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  9. Love those slugs (never thought I'd ever write that!). Hope to see pictures of lots of bees in your summer garden. (I attempted a small meadow area in the garden here last year and not one flower appeared. Maybe too many trampling paws and not enough green fingers!) Enjoy your weekend.

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  10. The slugs are great and like you I do not normally appreciate them. Your friend sounds wonderful, it's brilliant that she was there for you, you must be that sort of friend to her too because that's how it works lovely. I hope you are feeling a bit better, it's been that sort of week I think, next week will be better. Take care xxx

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  11. Five lovely thinks Amy. I am totally smitten with those slugs!

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  12. Amy, thank you for hosting these Fridays, you are a star, and please hold onto that thought the next time things are rocky. I reckon your garden will be alive with buzzing and hovering in a few weeks' time, all that burgeoning life. Take care. x

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  13. Oh I have to pick me up some good nectar seeds, as I am going out today. I too, love to attract as many pretties to my flowers and yard as I can.
    Lovely post. and love the little red and white hanging heart!
    Thanks for the linkup!!
    -Lisa

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  14. I have the same seeds and have sown mine outside already. I did the same last year and they were fine. I think it's warmed up enough. Be interesting to see how you get on with yours- the pollinators loved them last summer xx

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  15. What a lovely, happy post!
    Yes, those are the cutest slugs I have ever seen. :)
    Have a great weekend, Amy!

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  16. I do love zinnia, so hope we see yours in flower over summer. It's lovely having a good friend and glad you posted that as No.4 even though you don't have photo for it. Reading outside on a nice day is something I used to do when we lived in our last house, but have never done it here. Have a great weekend and take care.

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  17. Five wonderful things Amy! I love zinnias -- they're one of my favorite flowers and I try to plant them every spring. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Those slugs are so cute and isn't it lovely how your little yellow one started off as one of a family. I think your garden is going to be a riot of colour this summer as well as being filled with lots of buzzy sounds from the insects those lovely flowers attract.

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  19. The slugs remind me of the slugs in the movie ' Flushed Away'...I half expected them to burst into song!
    Jane x

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  20. I've got the same packet of Zinnia seeds. I started them off in the shed a few weeks ago, but they're making very slow progress so far. Now, if the slugs in my garden looked like that I wouldn't mind them so much. They are the bane of my life!
    Have a good weekend xxx

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  21. Thank you for the lovely comment Amy. Yes whatever our plans are nature will do just as she pleases, but it would be nice to have peaceful colours in the front garden, the back is just a riot of colours nothing really planned and when we buy something we like it always goes in the bit where we can find space, never any planning more than that.
    I tried to contact you earlier in the week but my computer just would not let me post (another thing with a mind of its own). I found your blog last Sunday but as I was too late to join in at that point so I did a post called Six on Sunday lol.

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  22. Amy, pretty little things as usual. Those slugs are so tiny! I see you are covering up your drink with your book to keep the bugs out!

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  23. Hi Amy! Oh, those are the most darling little slugs I've ever seen and they are welcome to come to my garden! :)
    Thank you always for your sweet comments and hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. I see we've been doing some of the same things this week ... reading, sitting outside and dreaming of seeds and pretty blooms. Those are adorable little slugs and would be welcome in any garden.

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  25. There is nothing better than a cool evening, a glass of tea and a good book. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. It looks like five great things my friend. That book is next on my list to read.
    Hugs and have a great weekend,
    Meredith

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  27. What a lot of good and lucky things!
    I have so many to do around house and garden in this days, that I've canceled my Friday-5-post and any other memes... Will join in next friday again.
    Have a great weekend

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  28. Those slugs are too darn adorable!! Love the idea of the zinnias - gorgeous!

    There is nothing more precious than a close and blessed friendship, is there? I always say friend are the family we got to "pick" to be in our lives.

    You and I are thinking the same thoughts - lots of outside time soaking up the fresh air and sunbeams!
    Happy weekend dear Gal & thanks for hosting! xo

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  29. Hello Amy - I've really joined taking part in the 'Five on Friday' today. Sometimes blogging can seem like a very isolated occupation - just you and the laptop - wondering who's reading your posts - so it was great to be part of something where everyone is focussing on the same thing at the same time. It was so lovely to get home from work and find all of these lovely comments in my inbox. I am very envious of you sitting out in the garden in the evenings with your book and your wine - I think I'm going to have to adopt that habit soon!
    Thanks once again for hosting. Judy.

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  30. Oh!!!
    Sitting outside with a good book and some tea!
    Dreaming of those days here in Pennsylvania. : )
    Have a great weekend!

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  31. You have such a sweet heart, Amy.

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  32. Some lovely happies there, have a great weekend
    Clare x

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  33. A super five! Especially sitting out in the garden, reading! Thanks for hosting Five on Friday xx

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  34. That slug shot is awesome!!! Such an adorable group indeed! And there is nothing better than a pack of seeds except of course that beautiful spot up there with that book and tea! Wishing you a glorious weekend and thank the Lord for good friends! Nicole xoxo

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  35. Hi Amy, Thank you for hosting once again - such a fun meme! I just love the little slugs - how adorable are they? As one who is constantly battling those hungry critters, it sure is nice to see a 'cute' one! Your garden plans look awesome - sweet wildflowers and who doesn't love zinnia's? I just love how you have decorated your decanters with the hearts. I love the red gingham one - I am so partial to red gingham. Sitting outside to read is one of my favorite past-times, although I know that when you have a home and garden to look after, those times are very rare. So nice to have a good and understanding friend by your side. They are also rare...Hugs xo Karen

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  36. What a lovely collection this week! Some good moments it sounds and I love those slugs!

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  37. Amy - just love those crochet slugs, as my kids may say - they are so COOL

    All the best Jan

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  38. Those slugs are adorable. You are sharing a lovely collection of news this week Amy. Reading in the sun is a particularly delightful activity. Lets enjoy it while it lasts. I am not participating this week, once in a while is enough for me but I do enjoy reading all the linked up posts. Thanks Amy. x

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  39. Cutest slugs I ever saw! How nice to be sitting outside relaxing with a good book. We are not quite there yet, but soon!

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  40. Happy to hear that you are able to sit outdoors and enjoy a drink, conversation and reading. Have a lovely weekend.

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  41. Oh those slugs! They just make me smile!
    Flower seeds are a happy thing too. :)

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  42. Hi Amy,

    Loved seeing all your five on Friday - the slugs are all so cute and colourful and as you say are the only sort you would want to see and not the ones chewing on your plants. The flower seeds will be pretty - I too like growing plants that attract the birds and the bees.
    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  43. Love your slugs! My little niece told me a joke about the slug who collided with a turtle. They were both left confused, it happened so fast!
    Amalia
    xo

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  44. I never thought I'd say this: Those slugs are very cute! The flower seeds look full of promise of great summer blooms, and I always love bright zinnias. Your best friends sounds like she is everything a best friend should be - a treasure. xxx

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  45. Lovely five Amy, I bought some wildflower seeds too but I haven't sewn them yet, I love those slugs they are really cute. I was able to sit out in the sun for a while on Thursday but I took my crochet with me, I'm hoping that I can all do it again this weekend but I fear that rain is forecast :) xx

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  46. Those slugs are something else. I never knew they could look so adorable! I also love those hearts, they set off the decanters perfectly. Have a great weekend my lovely xx

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  47. Such lovely pictures! Looking forward to seeing all the garden lovelies :) And I really do love those slugs! xx

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  48. Wonderful five things, Amy. Those slugs are sooo cute! If only the real ones are as adorable.
    Having a best friend who totally understands you is just priceless. They are truly a blessing. X

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  49. Beautiful post! I love your seed packets, I hope all those flowers come up for you!!
    And the zinnias! I love them so, we call them "Old Maids".
    I am with you about the slugs, they are adorable!
    xxx

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  50. Love the slugs, they are AWESOME! And another cracking Five on Friday post. I need to make some tim ethis week and join in!!

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  51. A great collection for Five on Friday Amy :) The slugs together look so cute! I hope your wild flowers all come up into the great colours you're expecting. We've been able to now sit outdoors a teeny bit this week/end too. Yesterday I spent an afternoon with my sister's family in her backyard with the sun shining and a fresh breeze. So nice to get outdoors again. Enjoy your day! Wendy

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  52. Hey Amy,
    Reading in the garden or on the beach is one of my best things to do ever. As for a good friend; yours is obviously a keeper!.
    Leanne xx

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