Friday, May 13, 2016

Five on Friday

I've been reading CJ's Above the River blog for some time now. On Friday's, she links up to Amy's lovely blog Love Made My Home and her 'Five on Friday' posts and I thought I'd give it a try too. It seems like such an easy way to have a blog post ready to go at least once a week. I rarely link my blog posts up to other bloggers work so I'm pretty intimidated excited about giving a link party a go.

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I continue to be the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer around here. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are evidence of my most recent baking foray. It was actually a joint event as we'd run out of eggs and I didn't realize it until I was half way through making the cookie batter. Luckily, my handy neighbour, D, was able to help me out. Thanks, D!!! D stopped by this week and almost got her egg's worth in cookies. Gotta love it when you've lived somewhere long enough to know at least a few of your neighbours.

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The cats remain contented and spoiled and are currently in the throes of Spring fever. Bella has been racing around and playing with her toys which, though not entirely rare, the amount of time she's spending playing is unusual. I am happy to report that I have found both cats sleeping on our bed At. The. Same. Time. A foot and a half apart but still on the bed together. This hasn't meant that the hissing fights have stopped entirely but I take some consolation in the fact that they are getting better at sharing.

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This house is pretty much all about Legos. Legos on the floor, in the beds, on the tables and scattered everywhere else throughout the house. The worst part about them? When you step on them in your bare feet. AGONY!!! The best thing about them is the amount of imaginative play that they allow our boys. This week they made a climbing wall, zip line, fishing area, and dirt bike track all out of Lego and all Lego sized. Sadly, I didn't catch their creation on camera in time. The picture above is a reminder that I should capture their creations more often. 

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The tulips in the back garden haven't bloomed yet but no one told my African violets that it's still cold outside. We've been enjoying this everlasting beauty for months.

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I'm not going to the UK empty handed and must have something handmade to pass onto my friend, A. Here it is in the making. Shhhh, don't tell...

28 comments:

  1. Welcome to Five on Friday we are a friendly bunch, hope you enjoy it here x I too am chief cook and bottle up washer, so know how that feels although I am lucky as weekend my husband cooks but I'm still the bottle washer... As to Lego, those days are behind me now, but my goodness I remember yelping and cursing many many a time...

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    1. I think the pain of Legos is like childbirth - you never truly forget it;)! Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

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  2. I thought those days of Lego were over but I can happily report my eldest two Grandchildren are just starting to explore it so I have no doubt that I will remember very sharply the agony of standing on it once again.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Wear good shoes. It's your only hope;)!

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  3. The cat looks more than contented! And he he to them sharing the bed, one of mine used to get into the bed during the day - as well as at night! Have a lovely weekend

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend yourself!

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  4. I enjoyed your five on Friday post. The crochet project looks nice!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'll write up a post on the finished crochet project when I get back from holidays.

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  5. Ow Ow Ow! I remember stepping on lego. Not fun. Don't miss it lol. Looking at your cookies makes me hungry for some. I haven't made any for a while. Now that we are almost empty-nesters there isn't anyone to eat them! I might just have to have hubby take extras to work.

    Have a good weekend

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    1. Before children, I used to bake and all of my husband's colleagues enjoyed the outcome as I'm sure yours will as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Five on Friday is great fun, I look forward to reading more of your posts. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Your cat is beautiful.
    Yes, the universal ouch of walking on Lego. Welcome to Five on Friday.
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

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    1. Angel the cat says 'thank you very much!' Thanks for the warm welcome.

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  8. Legos are so different than when they first started out. Now, with my grandchildren, they're amazingly complex. Hope your travel is safe.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I had a wonderful trip!

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  9. Welcome to Five on Friday! Legos are so much fun, but so painful to walk on. Lovely crochet project - enjoy your visit to the UK.

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    1. Thanks for the compliments. And I had a wonderful trip!

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  10. Cool idea! Five any day is good. Five cookies?!

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    1. Thanks. Like I need encouragement with regards to cookies .... ha!

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  11. Oh, we all seem to have the same reaction to stepping on lego :) They have changed so much and a lot more can be done with them than when my kids were little.
    I enjoyed your post, fun.

    Diana

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  12. Oh Legos! They are the bane of modern existence! The older the child gets, the smaller the pieces, and the less able the child is to actually make anything out of them. I have seen my son-in-law make the object pictured on the box on Christmas morning, then once the piece fell apart it was never re-constructed again. I think it's a PLOT! I think the parent should just glue the pieces together as they go, and then...voila, a toy and not a mess of plastic squares all over the place! :-)

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    1. Stepped on one again tonight. If the boys didn't spend hours playing with them, they'd be gone! Thanks for visiting.

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  13. Thank you so much for joining in!! It is so great to have you along and please don't be intimidated, just have fun!!! I am so with you about lego, it is sooooooo painful isn't it!! I don't think there is anything else quite like it. Your crochet is beautiful!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope you are having a good weekend. Sorry to be late visiting, I have been otherwise occupied as I said in my post. xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the warm welcome and thank you for the compliments. Hopefully I will have more crafts to post about again soon.

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  14. Who needs cookies if you can drink tea from that gorgeous cup and saucer. Very unusual and stunning.

    Fun post. Keep it up.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for the compliments on the cup and saucer. I like them too;)!

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