Friday, 12 December 2014

Five on Friday

Please excuse how dark the picture is, I've been trying to capture how good my wooden Merry Christmas banner looks !
I'm joining in with Amy's Five on Friday, please find my five below -

1. My eldest returns from uni today for the Christmas holidays, I really can't explain how excited I am, I'm feeling much more festive now!

2. I've been baking for his return (cherry & almond loaf amongst other items) & whilst I would much prefer a curry to eat this evening he has requested enchiladas.

3. I'm off for two weeks wahoo! Reading, crafting & lazing awaits! In reality I will be running after a damp dog with a mop to remove his muddy paw prints. 

4. This weekend marks the end of my Christmas treat shop, I must investigate the hire of a bank vault to hide the goodies from me. (See the start of No 3)

5. I will consume my body weight in Snowballs this festive season. I have not given up hope that one of my boys will marry a nice American girl in the future! They sell huge cartons of eggnog over there in the supermarkets, I've seen them on Christmas movies & I'm pretty sure eggnog & advocaat are the same thing or a close enough match! 

I am joining in Five on Friday, taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things.  Please go and visit the other people who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.

28 comments:

  1. Have a fantastic time with your son, enjoy your relaxing few weeks, I am a huge fan of snowballs also, how do you make yours, I usually do half advocate, half lemonade and a slice of lemon, not sure if thats the right way or not.

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  2. Lovely post :) Enjoy having your son back, he sounds like a lucky boy with your flurry of baking!! Enjoy your time at home as well and good luck with your snowball mission! :) x

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  3. A great five. Enjoy your time with your son, its a special time of year so relax and enjoy your time together.

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  4. Can't comment on your fist choice as my oldest still lives at home so that does not bring me lots of joy. Like the merry Christmas though

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  5. Fantastic post Jo! Thank you so much for joining in. I love all your things, but I really like that photo, you have so many lovely Christmassy things, I love your style of decorating!! I hope that all of your plans come through for you and that you have a wonderful two weeks, I know that it has been a rotten year in parts, so enjoy the next two weeks of chocolate and snowballs!! xx

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  6. A nice post, and they all sound good to me. Enjoy the weekend. Flighty xx

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  7. It will be so lovely to have your eldest home. Cherry and almond loaf is one of my favourites. I wouldn't know where to start making an enchilada though! I love your wooden banner, it looks brilliant against the sky. I hope you have a really wonderful two weeks off. CJ xx

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  8. Ooh, how exciting to have your boy back! Now you've made me want a curry.... :o)

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  9. Enjoy having your son home for the holidays, our daughter and her husband arrive from Canada for the holidays on Sunday and I can't wait. Our other daughter will be home the following Sunday so lots of excitement here too.
    Have a wonderful time
    Jackie x

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  10. Lots to cram in to two weeks eh?

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  11. Daniel's coming home from uni for Christmas today too. He was going to stay until next week but all his housemates have left already. As for one of your boys marrying an American girl, Daniel's got an American girlfriend, she's gone home for Christmas so I wonder if she'll bring any eggnog back with her.

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  12. Enjoy you time with you son. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
    Julie

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  13. How exciting to have your son home again!! My daughter is writing exams until next Friday, and then we're looking forward to a couple of weeks together ... must get some baking done as she'll be expecting some Christmas bakes! We have eggnog by the carton in Canada too, but I'm the only one who likes it in my house. Enjoy your Christmas vacation! Wendy x

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  14. What lovely things you have to look forward to over the next couple of weeks. Have a wonderful time:)

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  15. I'm going to burst your Christmas bubble (sorry). Egg nog is nothing like Advocaat. Google a recipe,find the one that makes you drool, and you can make your own! I make egg nog every year,it's vegan and delish (and has rum in it).
    HIC!
    Jane x

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  16. We always bought cartons of eggnog when we were living in the States. It was like drinking creamy runny custard... wonderful stuff. We also used to make our own version with brandy... delicious!

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  17. Love your five things, my son is coming home from Uni on Monday too but because I'm going away for the weekend I'm afraid he will be arriving to an empty house so no special bakes for him but I will end up spoiling him rotten I always do haha enjoy your trip. :)

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  18. Yes, we have eggnog here too. You can buy it in 1 or 2 litre cartons. LH keeps asking if we should get some but I keep saying so, not until christmas week as I absolutely love it with spiced rum- but there are a million calories in each glass! I like advocaat too but they are not the same.

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  19. Your Five On Friday posts is fun. I have a son heading home from school as well. He's only an hour a way so he comes home quite regularly. Just when I start to miss him he comes home. I had to google Advocaat to see what it is. It sounds like our Eggnot. I love the stuff but it's so high in calories I only allow the hubby to buy it for Christmas day. I think I'll check some of our stores to see if I can try some Advocaat. Hope you enjoy your time off.

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  20. Well, most of those things sound nice - just not Advocaat (or Eggnog either), the thought of which appals me! Hope you have a nice relaxing holiday.

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  21. You've reminded me how much I used to love a Snowball, back in my student days! Making my own eggnog is something I'm now off to investigate :)

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  22. Ha! You crack me up friend! And I am so glad you are feeling festive and baking for your boys! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xoxo

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  23. It's hard not too eat too much over Christmas!

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  24. My husband has talked of nothing but making his own eggnog this week - he's even been researching ingredients online! I'm not sure if I'll like it, but it's so much fun to keep these festive traditions going. x

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  25. Very happy post - it is wonderful when the kids come home! And you are correct, egg nog is sold by the gallon here in the states. Along with egg nog cookies, egg nog ice cream, egg nog lattes... but heaven help you if you want a mince pie! :)

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  26. A lovely happy post! So great when your children come home for Christmas! Wishing you all a very happy holiday and Merry Christmas!
    Helen xox

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  27. Ooh, I LOVE this idea of Five on Friday and may well join in (do I need an invitation?) I remember my dad making eggnog when I was younger - we lived in the States for a short while and he adopted this as one of his Christmas traditions. As an adult, I confess I now prefer Bailey's! Although perhaps if I tasted the real home-made version again, I could be persuaded otherwise! Hope you've found time to enjoy your knitting, Joanne and had a wonderful christmas. My son has been home too and it's been lovely, lots of cooking and festive fun! C xx

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  28. Happy New year. Five on Friday is a great idea, good luck with your Friday 5s. And all the best for 2015.

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