Friday, 12 June 2015

Five On Friday

Five On Friday time again!!!  Thank you everyone who joins in with posts or goes and visits the other participants.  Without you it wouldn't be nearly so much fun, so I want you to know that I appreciate you all and I am sure that the other participants do as well!  Don't forget that everyone is welcome to join in - more details at the end.

On with my Five things today!

One - I have been loving these roses for the last week.  I bought them last Friday, £3.00 for the bunch, and they have been gorgeous all week and look set to last for several more days yet.


I don't normally go for flowers in this colour, but these were so lovely.


After being tight buds for a few days they have really opened up.  £3.00 very well spent I think!


Two - I have a thing for glass domes.  Cake domes, and display domes.  Here is my latest dome display.  All of the things under the domes are candle related.  Even that big gold pineapple which has a candle inside it.  All of the other things are of course candle holders.  I love domes - and candles!


Three - mango chutney making.  I have never actually made a chutney before - although I have eaten loads!  I decided to have a go at this mango chutney by Bill Granger.  It was delicious!!  Very easy to do as well and sooooo much nicer than bought jarred mango chutney.  I would possibly have added a little less sugar as the mangoes were very sweet and I might add a little more spice too.

There is a version of the recipe I used here, but this shows 200grammes of sugar, whereas my book says only 100grammes and as I said I would have used less than that.  So you might want to monitor the amount of sugar, but it is well worth a go!


Four - this is a very unusual one!  Well, unusual for me, and I expect unusual for you too!  While surfing around online recently - as one does! - I found a film that I have been searching for for years.  Literally years.  It is called Queenie, and there is a link about it here

After a bit more searching I found an upload of the film on you tube.  While I was watching it, I suddenly noticed that some of the rooms looked familiar.  As I watched more closely I realised that it was Basildon Park!!!  You know, the place where I work. 

I had never heard anything about this filming and when I spoke to colleagues neither had they!  It was filmed in the 1980's before we kept such good records of these things and before any of the staff working at the house started there so it had been forgotten over time.  I was very excited to discover this. 

The film isn't really the best and is very of its time of the 1980's, but I did enjoy seeing Basildon Park of course!  Not something you discover every day is it.

Five - and finally more flowers - of course!!  You know that I love flowers especially at this time of year.  Stocks in the kitchen this time.


Not just stocks in the kitchen, but stocks in the kitchen in a chicken jug!!  How about that.  I think they have the most gorgeous scent, but hubby doesn't agree.  Isn't it funny how we are all different!


So those are my five things for this week!

I hope that you all have a great weekend and that it is filled with fun and love and joy!

Amy

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60 comments:

  1. Good Morning Amy, what a nice bundle of roses and I share your love for doms, absolutely. Must eventually also show ...And the vases in the kitchen so special nicely.
    A big surprise to see your park in a movie (I've earlier worked in the castle here and the Russians made a movie about Münchhausen around our castle, I was one of the statists in 1881...)
    Have a great weekend, thanks for hosting this kindly meme

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    1. Oh, I wrote 1881! It was 1981, of course...

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  2. A lovely 5 Amy, I often buy roses from lidle they come in lovely colours and last for ages, home made chutneys are always the best yours looks yummy, how strange to find that film linked back to Basildon Park! especially as it's been on your mind for so long funny things happen sometimes. I love the smell of stocks maybe the scent is too sweet for a man's taste they look so pretty in your chicken jug. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting. :) xx

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  3. Happy Friday Amy. Those roses are absolutely beautiful; I love the color. And, the mango chutney looks so good. Maybe I should try making some since I have two ripe mangoes in my frig. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. My best wishes to you :)

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  4. I love the look and smell of Stocks too.

    I do love mango chutney so I will have to try out the recipe you linked - but will remember go reduce the sugar quantity.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Xxx

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  5. Oh.. loved everything.. and when I scrolled down to the stocks.. love them! I will be putting up my friday post tomorrow.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. The roses were a real bargain for £3 they are such a lovely colour. The stocks were a real delight, I just loved the chicken jug. I can only imagine the joy of discovering the film using your beloved Basildon Park as a backdrop, it should be recorded so that it is not forgotten again. Have a great weekend and thank you for hosting the five on Friday.

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  7. Lovely five this week Amy, as always. The flowers are gorgeous, the bright colours are really vivid. How funny seeing Basildon Park on the film you watched! What a coincidence. The mango chutney looks delish!

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  8. What absolutely gorgeous roses Amy they are lasting so well! I love having flowers in the house too. I also love your domes, that is a great display. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  9. Lovely 5 for this Friday, Amy. :o)

    We've just started watching "Outlander" on Amazon Prime - based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. Our daughter is a true fanatic and we decided to see what the fuss was all about. So far so good. Anyway, my point is, it's been filmed in Scotland and we're spotting all sorts of familiar places. So much fun!

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  10. Your bargain roses are so pretty and I can smell both the mango chutney and the stocks from here. Have a lovely weekend, Amy:)

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  11. Gorgeous stock, I have some outside of my back door, they smell divine. Well done on the mango chutney, I bet it's delicious. And lovely roses, they're always such a treat aren't they. And you very much deserve them! Wishing you a good weekend. CJ xx

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  12. Hello! Such huge roses for £3. I'm always trying to guess which NT properties are in films, looking up IMDb for all the info, I drive my husband barmy ! Have a great day. :-)

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  13. Lovely roses and stock. What a great surprise to see Basildon Park in the film. Have a good weekend.

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  14. Hello Amy,
    as always, your five things are really beautiful, fascinating and delicious! I don't know what kind of fragrance the stocks have but they surely look gorgeous.
    I will join in a little bit later today. Thank you for hosting! Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  15. That's five rather lovely things! Love the chicken jug!

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  16. Lovely five things, Amy. Those roses and stocks are just gorgeous- and very summery. What a coincidence- that movie was filmed in Basildon Park! Great discovery there!
    Have a beautiful weekend! X

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  17. Yes! I love everything about this post. Such simple beauty and pleasures. The mango chutney sounds divine. Just eaten on rice it is delicious. And the chicken containers with the flowers is so pretty. Have a fabulous day.

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  18. you can never have too many flower bouquets in the house. The roses are stunning and beautiful! I need a glass dome, I do not own one!

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  19. The roses and stocks are so gorgeous! I hope you have a lovely weekend Amy.

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  20. Amy, five lovely things to share with us this morning....your flowers are beautiful!

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  21. A wonderful, joyous, post ahead of the weekend. Loved the stocks in a jug.

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  22. Had never heard of Queenie, had to go and look it up. Even after reading about it I'm sure I've never heard of it before. It's fun to spot places we know in movies. They've been shooting a movie about a mile down the road from here in an antebellum house and I'm really curious about it, haven't been able to fine out who's doing it or what it's about.

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  23. I can smell the roses from here. Oh how beautiful!

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  24. Those roses are an absolute bargain! And the stocks are beautiful too. Have a lovely weekend x

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  25. Are those roses kind of a coral-ish color? They are lovely... I can't have flowers in the house because of my new Missy Ma'am a.k.a. Savannah kitty... she chews everything!!! I am totally in love with your cloches and that candle cover that looks like a honeycomb with the little bees is too adorable for words! Those chicken pitchers are gorgeous but I spied those two little hanging birds in the window above the chicken pitchers... how totally cute. Hmmm, I guess I covet a lot of your "stuff"! LOL! I will be getting my post up hopefully, today Friday! Yeah me! LOL! Now to get my behind moving and take some photos...
    Enjoy the weekend my friend,
    Beth P

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  26. Loved the Queenie story, Amy, what a fab coincidence.
    Have a great weekend.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. i Love reading all the links to others posts on Friday due to YOU!! Thanks

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  28. Hi Amy!
    Those roses are gorgeous and I love that color!! What a great buy!! I love glass domes or apothecary jars too! Great for displaying things.

    That's crazy about the filming where you work. Good or bad movie that's just so cool. I can tell about what a wonderful place it is from how you have talked about it and how much you seem to enjoy working there.

    I feel like I could almost smell the chutney from here!! Super yum!! Looks like it was delicious. And your flowers are so pretty and that chicken jug is awesome! Ha, just makes me smile.

    Thanks for hosting and happy weekend! xo

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  29. Oh, love all your "Fives" today, Amy! Those roses - totally worth the small amount you paid (I would even pay the US dollar amount and it would be worth it!). Really loving the domes - a nice, different way to decorate. My neighbor and friend has a chicken theme in her kitchen and those pitchers match.
    I have some Indian food in the fridge right now - the mango chutney would be a great complement. Checking out the recipe now! Have a great Friday and weekend!

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  30. Beautiful roses....I bet the room has such a pleasant fragrance 'bout now!!
    And that dessert looks so delicious. Is it time for lunch? Got Milk?

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  31. Stocks in the kitchen in a chicken jar...say that three times real fast! :-) They are lovely as are those amazing roses! Wow! The mango salsa phot made my mouth water! :-) The anecdote about Queenie was very interesting. Years ago I worked at two historic houses in downtown Norfolk (Va, USA) and it would be like me watching a movie that had been filmed in one of those houses, and no-one had ever disclosed that we had been used as a movie set! I definitely would have been shocked and delighted, as I am sure you were! :-) So enjoying joining in! Thanks for the great meme!

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  32. How fascinating that the movie was filmed where you work! I bet you loved it even more because of that. Great post today, I will be linking up a little later in the day.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  33. It is funny seeing familiar places in films, isn't it?! Into The Woods was filmed partly at Dover Castle near us which caused great excitement round here as Johnny Depp is in it. I love stocks too, and those are a gorgeous colour. Have a lovely weekend Amy. Sam x

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  34. Those flowers are beautiful Amy! Both the Roses and the stocks. The chutney looks interesting, I think I might have a go but not this weekend! Cor! how funny about seeing your work in a film and that nobody knew about it. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend xx

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  35. The flowers are so gorgeous! I love fresh flowers in the house! I love glass domes too and have a few myself. The chutney looks yummy...I love mango salsa so I am sure I would like this too. I am hoping I can join in for next week's Five On Friday. I have been wanting to for a while and maybe now that I have more time I can join in the fun! Have a lovely weekend!

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  36. What gorgeous flowers, even if they didn't smell wonderful. And I like those chickens! I've never made chutney and I'm pretty sure I've never eaten chutney. If I weren't already committed to my Anglophile Friday posts, I'd be joining this for sure. Enjoyed reading your Five. Found this at Chel's blog.

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  37. Your stocks are gorgeous - I'm pretty sure I can smell their scent here! Your domes are lovely - they look so sophisticated
    Caz xx

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  38. Your roses are gorgeous and always a special treat! Good for you making your own chutney!
    Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting a great link up!

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  39. I'm with you on the scent of stocks - gorgeous. £3 definitely well spent on the roses and your chutney looks fantastic. We're big mango chutney fans here, so I must give that a try. Have a great weekend. xx

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  40. The roses are a lovely colour and give a lot of pleasure for a small sum of money. I sometimes buy them and they last a long time. They look pretty at every stage from bud to fully open.

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  41. I have never heard of stocks. They are BEAUTIFUL!

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  42. Gorgeous roses, and I love the scent of stocks.
    Happy weekending to you.

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  43. Beautiful roses. I love your rooster birds and your chutney looks delicious. Cheers to Friday. Beckie

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  44. Wow what a lovely 5 on Friday Amy! I love the roses and the colorofthem is so pretty! Have a nice weekend!

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  45. Do I always follow Dee? =D Anyway, how odd about watching a movie that's setting is where you work. Quite interesting. I'll be following your link.

    The flowers all look wonderful. I have only the smallest bouquet in the house, Have booted all the plants out, including a poinsettia that insists on living.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  46. That's fantastic about the movie being filmed at Basildon! How exciting that must have been for you to suddenly recognize the rooms!
    The roses and stocks are so pretty Amy, and I'll bet your house is filled with that fresh flower scent now :)
    We've had SO much rain this week (and last really), that we're all sick to death of it. I think it's supposed to be nice tomorrow though ... at long last! The gardens are drenched in water and the flowers are practically swimming in the huge puddles. I wasn't able to get a post together for today's Five, and will be out all tomorrow. Hopefully next week! Have a great weekend :)
    Wendy x

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  47. I've never considered collecting a few domes, but now I might, Amy. I think that it is fantastic that you saw your work place manor in a movie!

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  48. What a coincidence seeing Basildon Park in the film. I love stocks, one of my favourite cut flowers as there's absolutely no need for an air freshener when you've got them, such a beautiful scent.

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  49. You must have had a sixth sense about that film. How amazing to recognise your work place, it makes the film even more special. The roses are beautiful, I love the tightly packed ones. Stocks, we love them in our house, but the stems do make the water stink a bit :-) Have a wonderful weekend my lovely xx

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  50. The roses are just gorgeous and such a beautiful color. And mango chutney...yum. I love chutney, especially with Indian food. Ah yes, the domes...here, we call them cloches. I have a slight obesssion with them, too. My husband doesn't like them, for whatever reason so I always threaten (jokingly) to "put his head under glass". ;-) Very cool about that film you found! And where in the world did you find those lovely chicken jugs? I absolutely love them!

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  51. I love the scent of Brompton stocks. Husband has all but lost his sense of smell, but to him they didn't smell all that good, either. It does make me wonder whether men and women smell things differently? I love most flower scents (I mean the scent of the flowers) except narcissi which I find overpowering. I even love the peppery smell of lupins, and I adore the very delicate scent of peonies, far more subtle than that of a rose (although roses smell wonderful, too.)
    I love the colour of those roses and, like you, wouldn't normally buy that colour. But now we can buy roses all year round, I would say that I once bought some in a similar colour and put them in copper lustre jugs and they looked lovely in those in early autumn.
    I've never considered domes, but can't say I'm struck by them ... they used to go over things I dislike, those Victorian shell decorations or taxidermy, so perhaps I'm not keen on simply by association, but arranged as you have them, they look delightful.
    Margaret P

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  52. Hi Amy! Oh, your roses are so beautiful! I would have bought those too. Your stocks are lovely in those little chicken jugs! I have a few of those - the chicken jugs! The chutney looks yummy and glad you found that movie. Take care and thanks always for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  53. Love the chicken jugs! Flowers are so cheap at the moment it's great to be able to have a regular treat. What a great find to come across BP in the film and well spotted! x

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  54. Love the stocks, my favourite colour, and the jugs too! How amazing for you and your work colleagues, discovering that film of Basildon Park. Your chutney looks delicious. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Barbara xx

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  55. Just love your roses - what a good bargain!

    Your stocks look great too.

    Hope you've had a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  56. Oh your roses are beautiful and those stocks too, I've never heard of that flower before. Yum chutney making I must give this a try one day. Have a wonderful week. x

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  57. I love making chutney, and we all enjoy eating it too. Always so much more fun to make your own X

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  58. Beautiful!! What sweet chicken jugs, and I too love clear glass domes, I owned a bakery and saved everyone, there are so many wonderful things to do with them as you have nicely displayed!

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