Saturday, 28 January 2017

Five on Friday - on Saturday!

Yes a day late to join in  with Amy's  'Five on Friday

I have had a pretty rough week health wise coming down with the dreaded lurgy.  Generally I never get ill, and yet this is the second time in four months!  Not good.  Anyway I think I am on the mend now so hopefully can get back to my 'plan' of things to get done before my trip home to New Zealand to visit my parents and family.

1:  Knitting

My week has been spent either in bed, or sitting in the lounge with a blanket round me while knitting and watching Netflix!  What have I been knitting?  Dolls clothes!

2:  The Garden

The little Blue Tits were very active the other morning and I caught this one while sitting in the lounge - not the best of pictures as taken through our very dirty patio window.  

The NZ Magnolia has buds on it.

3: Books

I finished another book.  I really enjoyed this.  Written in a time where children could really be children, all the bells and whistles and hoops and 'health and safety' rigmarole was not yet in force this couple offered holidays on their farmlet for young children.  They say it how it is and as such it is quite a laugh.  I understand a TV programme was produced lightly based on it.  I have never seen the TV programme and don't think I would want to as I would imagine the BBC or whoever would produce it would 'PC' it.   I picked this one up in a charity shop.  Toying with whether to get any more in the series or just lave it with having read this one.

I'm currently reading this book:

I had to venture out today to get some groceries.  Our supermarket has a second hand book rack and they ask that you donate £1 per book you choose for a local charity.  Sometimes I am able to pick up a book or two that looks interesting. I haven't seen any for a while, but I did pick up two today.

4: Snacks!

While on the Whole30 way of eating my husband has been bemoaning the fact that he has been missing crisps (potato chips) and so I made him some - the healthy way.  

Very simply done in the microwave they turned out surprisingly good.

I also made some sweet potato crisps as well.  Needless to say they soon disappeared.

5: Dinner

Finally I decided to cook something a little different tonight:

Cod with citrus-ginger glaze
Grilled Asparagus with lemon zest
Baked sweet potato
Glazed carrots & parsnips
Broccoli - to add some green!

Okay so I am not so good on the 'display' part of the meal, but it tasted pretty good.


  1. Those chips look and sound good. Hope your week goes well.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, always appreciated! I hope you have a lovely week as well :-)

  2. Loved the dolls clothes they look amazing. I was also impressed with making your own crisps.

    1. Thank you. I do a lot of knitting for dolls, it has been great 'therapy'

  3. Your dolls look so smart in their are knitted clothes. Love that deep blue in the first pic.
    We've made potato chips in the microwave too and the only complaint was that we couldn't make them fast enough for hungry mouths!!

    1. Yes that is the problem with making them this way - especially if your microwave is small!

  4. Lovely to catch up on your five! Hope you enjoy your reading and the crisps. Hope you feel much better soon too and that all will be well for your trip when it comes.

    1. Thank you Amy for stopping by and visiting.

  5. What a beutiful, healthful plate. Makes me hungry just looking at it.


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