Friday, 15 January 2016

Five on Friday

Linking up with Amy's Five on Friday

Pondering

1. Should I look for one of those spiked receipt holders. I think it would be useful to count up the foil wrappings from the chocolates I'm shovelling into my mouth left over from Christmas.

2. The end of Harry's first two weeks at his new high school. He has lost his German homework & a gym sock other than that he has settled into the place extremely well. He has made several new friends, one also named *Harry. 

3. If my anxiously awaited book delivery arrives *today

4. Not altogether looking forward to our Friday night out. Star Wars is not my thing & I'm sure the place will be to dark to crochet. A husband who is looking forward to said film & trip to Nandos afterwards along with two fourteen year old boys. I think I'd prefer to curl up on the sofa with a hook, the hound & hopefully some new books. 

5. Hopefully looking forward to Mike finishing late Friday night so no cinema trip (or mortgage to pay for it). My Sunday would then go to pot as the trip would happen then!

* My Harry was born in 2001 when the first Harry Potter film was released. His name didn't come from the Harry Potter novels but I think quite a few did. Rob was extremely jealous of his baby brother back then. Not sibling rivalry but the fact he had green eyes & dark hair where as Rob was  a dark strawberry blonde with blue eyes who desperately wanted to be Harry Potter! 

* Typing this post on Thursday morning whilst desperately hoping for book delivery & wondering if supping a bottle of water will help in the calorific nature of consumed chocolates! 


Rocky is dreaming as I type - of the above I think & some squirrels. 

Right I'm back in the office today so I will endeavour to leave comments on your posts this evening

Wishing you all a splendid weekend x 

40 comments:

  1. Your first pondering made me laugh out loud. I should buy one too. why is it we stuff face when we know we shouldn't? I remember too when my son first began secondary school, he enjoyed it but my nerves were on edge as every day he would come home having lost or forgotten something, boys eh?!?!?

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  2. A very funny post. Hope you enjoy the film, we did. Love the idea of a spike to put all the sweetie wrappers on :) Barbara

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  3. Why do they always make friends with children with the same name? Out of my son's six close friends, four of them had the same name. The others must have felt left out! Enjoy the film, it's supposed to be good. x

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  4. Star wars is not really my thing either but I went last weekend with J and Big Trouble and really enjoyed it. There is a top feisty girl lead which I loved. Hope you enjoy it too. Eleanor xx

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  5. I'm not a big Star Wars fan at all Jo, but it was actually really good. Special effects were amazing too so I think you'll enjoy it. Jealous you're off to Nandos too! Don't forget to get a loyalty card if you don't already have one, even if you don't go that often it's worth having! x

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  6. Amusing to read, your 5 musings on Friday. :)
    I would watch this Star Wars and sit through the whole film just to see the Skellig Island at the end, which is just down the road from us.
    Have a great weekend. xxx...x

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  7. I'm not a Star Wars fan either but I did quite enjoy this film We have year long cinema passes so we intend going to the pictures at least once a week to get the most possible benefit from them, hence going to see films we might otherwise not watch.

    Last weeks was The Danish Girl, now THAT was brilliant.

    I waited until the last minute last week and then threw almost all the leftover chocolates from Christmas into the bin just as the bin wagon arrived to empty it - there temptation out of the house at last :-)

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  8. I keep justifying the overload of chocolate/biscuit/cake as better to eat it than throw it away. I am not a fan of Star Wars either. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I'm pondering what books you might have ordered, hope they've turned up. Nice to know that Harry has made some new friends at his new school. Joanne was a popular name at the time I was born, there were three in my class and two of us were very good friends.

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  10. I had to smile at your receipt spike idea and also the image of sitting with crochet during Star Wars. It isn't a film I'd be much bothered about seeing either and like you would prefer to stay home with a good book:)

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    1. I meant to say my Dad was a Harry but as his second name was Lawrence he was always known as Lol:)

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  11. I don't think that number one is a good idea. Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

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  12. Oh dear, I don't think I want to track my chocolate wrappers, but the thought of the spike thing is pretty funny. German homework and one sock is not too bad for a high school kid...lots of other more important things to be thinking about right? Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. I did not rate the Star wars film, it was interesting in 3D

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  14. I love this! Waiting for new books to arrive is absolute torture...especially if they arrive on the day when you have to go out and don't have time to sit down and immerse yourself in them. x

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  15. Ha, ha - love the idea of the spike! Hope Harry is settling in ok. Have a good weekend - cinema or not!
    Caz xx

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  16. Is there another film on at the same time..............or perhaps that is not a good idea!

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  17. Can you not suggest that it is more suitable for them to bond withh= a boy's night out.

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  18. I hope your books arrive soon. Maybe a headtorch at the cinema to light the crochet..? Good luck with it anyway, and have a lovely weekend. CJ xx

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  19. I saw the latest Star Wars over Christmas with my two teenage boys and really enjoyed it – you could take some chocolates :-) Hope your books arrived. Glad your Harry has settled in well. Have a good weekend. Sam x

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  20. I'm pleased to say that all Christmas chocs are consumed thanks to my son who finished them off for me so no more temptation. I'm not a fan of star wars either but you never know you may enjoy it, I hope so anyway. have a great weekend. :) xx

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  21. I love your thoughts! Especially the one about the spike and the wrappers! That is so funny. I don't want to know about my wrappers, I stuff them into my brass pineapple with my yarny and thready ends and then just throw them away and pretend that it is all yarn and thread and not wrappers! Hope that Star Wars etc is OK, probably a lot better than you think it will be. Hope too that your books came! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. Happy Weekend! xx

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  22. Star Wars, not my cup of tea either. I'd take the crocheting and see how I get on in the dark. Hope your book has turned up.

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  23. Star Wars, not my cup of tea either. I'd take the crocheting and see how I get on in the dark. Hope your book has turned up.

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  24. So glad your Harry is settling in to his new school nicely! It is probably a huge relief. I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/01/tea-time-steelers-and-puppy-11516.html

    Colletta

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  25. Loved reading your post! Sounds like you have lots of fun things happening this weekend. My little grandson is quite taken with Star Wars. My best to you, Pat ;)

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  26. My hips will keep track of the amount of chocolate I have been eating... unfortunately. have a great weekend.

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  27. I'm no Star Wars fan either, but hope your kids enjoyed it.

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  28. Oh my thoughts are with you (not the force!). I'm not a fan and was so glad that my two have reached the age that they don't want a parent with them. I have seen in the past people in the coffee area outside the foyer reading, crafting and chatting while their nearest and dearest go into a film. I've been tempted through the years. Hope all went well and you didn't snore too loudly :)

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  29. A wonderful post! Cute about the two boys, the older wishing he looked like the younger because of Harry Potter. We went to the new Star Wars movie as a family on our grandson's 14th birthday and loved it. Our daughter was raised on the original Star Wars movies (IV,V & VI)...can do without I, II and III. I thought about how that spans nearly 40 years...when you realize that, it blows your mind!... Also I love it when a new book arrives in the mail!

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  30. Looking forward to an update on whether the books arrived and the Star Wars outing. Glad Harry has settled at his new school.

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  31. Did your book arrive? I hope so! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that Harry doesn't else anything else at school this coming week! :)

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  32. Very interesting Five! How was the film? :)
    I too am dreaming of fields of flowers...
    Have a great week ahead!

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  33. I love the name Harry, even before Harry Potter fame. I have not seen Star Wars but every one else has and really liked it, I am like you I'd rather be at home knitting.
    Meredith

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  34. I think my choice of Friday night entertainment would be the same as yours - move along the sofa, I'll fetch my crochet! The girls went to see the Star Wars film and thoroughly enjoyed it though. Love the sound of your red pepper, tomato and ricotta canneloni - I'll definitely try that. I had a revelation recently about filling the tubes - buy a cheap pack of the plastic piping bags. Its fun, quick and easy and there's no horrid washing up afterwards. Have a happy week. xx

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  35. Spiked receipt holders-----still howling.
    I think all Harry's should be like Harry Truman. I hope yours is.

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  36. Hi Jo, just popped over from Number 38. I love it when people leave a comment and I find a new blog to read. I'm with you on the Star Wars thing. Never understood the fascination with it myself but each to their own. I do like to have a book on the go though. You can never have too many books waiting to be read. xx

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  37. I always wish I could crochet in the cinema but it's too dark. At home, I always have some kind of crochet or sewing to do while watching tv so I want to do the same in the cinema. Otherwise I just cram popcorn into my mouth for two hours.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend, Star Wars or no Star Wars. xx

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