Friday, 27 March 2015

Five on Friday

Now my life is presently back on an even keel (note the presently) I can take part in Amy's Five on Friday again.

1. Look sweet peas & broad beans, rather disgracefully plonked on the draining board. I need to move them sharpish.


2. Garlic in the garden, in my rather haphazard style! My more mischievous thoughts include inviting Mark to view my plot, who has an enviable neat plot which proves hard work gets results. In all fairness I tried really hard this time for nice neat rows, some haven't germinated. 


3. As my veg plants are being delivered via Rocket Gardens this year my windowsill propagator is full of flower seedlings. 

4. A nearly completed crochet blanket, pattern & instruction found here on the Attic24 site. I'm super excited by this as I really struggled to understand the concept of crochet. Knitting was & is far easier for me.  It's huge, far far bigger than I thought it would be. 

5. No photo but something to giggle at, well several giggles if you like. I walked to work yesterday & felt an unpleasant sensation, one that I had experienced several weeks back. My tights felt like they were slipping down, in fact it didn't feel like they actually were! I had to clutch the top of my skirt to stop them actually slipping mid walk. Luckily I was sat in the boardroom in a meeting all day & only had to clutch myself on my journey home. Said tights are now in the bin which is a shame as they were the perfect shade of black. I first felt this several weeks back at a staff meeting where I had to make numerous trips to the loo to hoik the buggers back up! 
Notice the new photos my dears, I purchased a new memory card as I still can't locate the box we keep them in. When inserting it into my laptop I ahem found the main missing one.

Enjoy your day all, I'm travelling to Sheffield today for work so will catch up tonight accompanied with a large G&T or tomorrow with a mug of tea xx




36 comments:

  1. Your broad beans are looking good. You certainly made me smile about your tights, the indignity of it all. The less said about the memory card the better...the irony of it again made me smile. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Good on you for getting your seedlings going. The blanket looks great, love the colours. Enjoy your G&T :)

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  3. Amy's blankets are lovely, I have made 2 and have the yarn stashed for 2 more. My garlic looks a bit like yours, I set it in the late autumn and it romped away and then stopped, I hope that it will get going again soon.

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  4. Yes, there are situations and after all you can laugh about it...
    I see: the spring is all over, in the garden and in house (the space on the window sills is never enough ..
    Nice and colorful blanket (crochet is not my thing, too) , have a great weekend

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  5. Thank you! You have made me laugh out loud about your tights, I thought I was the only one that happened to. The blanket looks fab, I would love to crochet but just don't know where to start. Enjoy you G&T and the garden this weekend x

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  6. I have this image in my ind now of you walking home hitching up your tights :-)

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  7. Your plants look well, my garlic looks the same as yours, not every one came up. Still giggling ref your tights, it's the sort of thing I do.

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  8. Happy propagating, I love this time of year :)

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  9. That did make me giggle. Last Christmas we took the whole school to the pantomime, I was late and ran to the coach, asI did so, something weird happened to my tights and I have to admit my knickers as well and they all started to fall down mid run! Not an elegant look when the whole school is watching their teacher run to catch the coach! I just planted out my broad beans on Monday. Sweet peas have been bought this year, naughty me. Love you Attic 24 blanket, you have done an amazing job

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  10. Thank you. I'll take the mention as a compliment, as I'm sure it was intended to be! I am a neat gardener, for sure, but I do also like "wild gardens"! Your edible hedge, for instance. I got some herbs from Rocket Gardens last year, and they mostly seem to have survived the winter. Only the silvery Thyme seems to have succumbed. [P.S. Happily, I can't contribute to the tights discussion!!]

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  11. Ooh, you have been busy. Love that blanket and the story of the tights (which brought back memories of having to wear ones which were clearly designed for people much shorter than me and which stopped mid thigh!). Roll on gin o'clock!

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  12. Yay, all those things growing away!! How great is that. Your garden will be fabulous this year. I guess that you will be going shopping for new tights tomorrow! That is a must have purchase so no one can say you cannot buy those! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  13. The blanket's looking great, I'm crocheting a very similar one at the moment, I think we're using the same colours. I hate wearing tights for the very reason you mention, no matter what size I buy, they're always uncomfortable and feel as though they're falling down even if they aren't.

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  14. I know I will love visiting your site from the background you chose and your first 5 on Friday was about gardening. I love gardening and crafting too. I follow Attic 24 and have made the same blanket you are making. I'm visiting from 5 on Friday, where I've joined for the first time this week.

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  15. Well, it is good that you found your memory card, and you have a spare one, too. Tights have a life of their own I find, I do avoid them like the plague, if possible at all. Have a good weekend. x

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  16. I hope the tights behave this time.

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  17. It is a good time to grow plants in our house...

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  18. An enjoyable post. I hope that your day went okay, and have a good weekend. Flighty xx

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  19. It is lovely to see all those growing things. Your garden will be looking great this year. Well done with the crochet blanket! The colours are bright and lovely. Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Wonderful to see all the seedlings under way. Sorry about the tights, the whole day is out of kilter when your tights go wrong I find. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

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  21. The tights story is a classic!!
    Jane x

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  22. Love making the granny stripe. I tried to learn knitting but it just didn't make sense to me at all. I've had a few pair of tights that would start sagging in the middle; not good if you are in a situation where you can't hike them up. Have a good weekend. Tammy

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  23. I am trying and trying to learn to crochet! I might give this another go having seen yours

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  24. Snorted at the tights! Hope the G&T was scrumptious. Off to catch up on your previous posts as I've missed loads this week xx

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  25. Aaah yes, I often have tight malfunctions.
    Leanne xx

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  26. You've reminded me I need toget a move on with my veg this year. Love the blanket! I made one very similar for my son a few years ago. And so pleased you ditched the tights! I did laugh though.

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  27. What an interesting story of your tights!! I wonder why they were riding so low? Love your blanket it looks so bright and beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  28. I don't have anything planted yet but plan to get cracking over the Easter period.

    love you blanket. I taught myself some basics in crochet but like you I am much happier knitting!!

    Thanks for the giggle on the tights episode!!

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  29. I love everything you are growing! You really had me laughing about the tights! Oh how I hate that about stockings! I loved your 5 on Friday!Have a lovely weekend.
    Julie

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  30. Hi Joanne, I've called in for the first time via Five on Friday. I LOVE your blanket - I'm a knitter and had my first crochet lesson last week. All fingers and thumbs, so I am impressed by yours. Hope you have had a good weekend. x

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  31. I haven't even started my broad beans off and I cheated and bought my sweet peas this year as the seeds I planted haven't germinated. Your plants are all looking great, I'll look forward to seeing how they get on during the year! xx

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  32. Loving your five friend! And LOVE the views of all of those plants growing for the garden! That is pure joy right there! And thanks for putting a smile on my face with that story! Happy new week ahead friend! Nicole xo

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  33. Love seeing those green and growing things! And your quilt colors are so pretty. But your story completely cracked me up!! Too funny. I'm glad you got rid of them and hopefully won't run into that issue again. Lol xo

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  34. Your blanket looks brill, I love those Attic 24 colours. Rogue tights are just the worse aren't they? It's like a bad bra, all day I'm cursing it and swear I'll get rid of it, then I forget, put it in the wash and round it goes again! xx

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  35. I once had to discreetly step out of my falling down tights in a shop doorway ... at least I hope it was discreetly!

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  36. Your plants are looking a lot healthier than mine :)

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