First of all I have to say THANK YOU all so very much for the good wishes about for my second Blogaversary and also the anniversary of Five On Friday! It has been so great blogging with you, and as some of you said to me, here's to many more years!
Sorry about my sudden departure this week. I was and remain OK. Thank you to those who got in touch to check on me, and sent me e-mails and kind tweets. Much appreciated.
I DID read ALL of your Five On Friday posts from last week, but, I have to confess that by the time I got to read them it was Wednesday so I didn't leave you a comment. So, as I always say, Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you did have a great weekend last weekend! Even if I didn't get to wish you it at the time.
I have spent some time over the last week, when I would normally be blogging, writing about the current situation in our lives and I will post it on Sunday. So if you are interested you can catch up with our current life situation then. Otherwise, please feel free to skip it as I will continue with other things on Monday.
On today though with, yes, you guessed it. Five On Friday!! Yay!!!
One - I have finished another square on my tapestry/needlepoint. Only 6 more to go! I am a third of the way there now. It is soooooo much easier to do this using my floorstanding frame!!
Here are the three squares that I have now completed.
Two - Hubby treated me - and let us face it himself as he likes listening to these too - to the two new Nashville CD's that accompany the TV series. I enjoyed listening to them while doing my chores around the house this week.
After I finished cleaning the kitchen yesterday - accompanied by the music from Nashville! - I cast a critical eye over what I have flowering and growing on the windowsill.
From left to right. Mint, not doing well really, I never do well with mint. Basil, this is doing much better, it has dried out a couple of times when I haven't been around to water recently but it always picks up. Sweet William's. They are doing really well after a week of sitting on the windowsill. Not too shabby for £2.00's worth hey!
Three - baking. Some gingerbread Pudsey (a fundraising character in the UK) biscuits turned out well and were very tasty. They were not made for fundraising. Just eating!
Four - the garden. It is doing really well. The two different sorts of day lilies have been spectacular this year. Sorry, I don't know the varieties.
The penstemons (right) are doing well too. So are hubby's hostas. Still (fingers crossed as I say this) free from holes from little creatures eating them!
Even better though are free plants! I had a voucher for the garden centre with my points from the reward scheme which equates to money off. So I bought the little creeping phlox on the top left below and the verbena bonariensis which is top right.
There was also a bonus! Another voucher for a free patio rose. You could choose from several, so I chose this one - bottom left - which is called The Fairy. I have high hopes for all of these as we always do well with free plants!
That is it for this week's happenings and news! Apart from these things it has been all work, I have slept well though so that can't be bad can it.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am planning a break from Five On Friday during August. Many of us will be away on holiday and busy doing other things. So I will do the link up on Friday 31st July and then the next one will be on Friday 4th September. Which means that we will not be not Fiving for Five weeks, but Four weeks. Get it? I will keep reminding you for the rest of the month and of course you will realise because there will not be a link up well, up...
I hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you and that the sun will shine on you whatever you are up to! Me, I am planning a day of nothingness in the garden and then a day of doing what Hubby wants to do - which will probably be gardening. Could be worse hey!
Thank you - as always! - for joining in last week. I look forward to reading your posts again this week too!
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