Friday 23 February 2024

What I have loved this week! Week 8. #FridayFavourites

Hello there and happy Friday! We are back into a routine now after my fella having a couple of days off work and my youngest having a week off college for half term. I am linking up with Erika and Andrea and sharing some of my favourites from the past week.

What I have loved this week

Eating our favourite meals!
Over the last 3 or 4 months we have been getting Gousto boxes delivered where everything is included to make the meals that you choose of their website but we have decided to have a break from them being delivered. I have a folder full of recipes and we are going back and having some of our favourites again. This week it was the lamb meatloaf, which I made with beef mince as lamb mince was double the price. It still tasted good. We also had Spaghetti Bolognese and garlic bread which we hadn't had in ages.

A day out shopping!
I like the shopping trips where we're just window shopping and looking for nothing in particular. On Saturday we had one of those trips and bought a few things and got a few bargains. We were in HMV and saw a Mickey Mouse doormat for £4.99, it was reduced from £15 and some Squid Game and Anime mugs for 49 pence. I said to my fella you can't even buy a plain white mug for that price now a days so they were a bargain. My eldest loves Squid Game so she was very happy. 

There is a shop in town which sells wooden gifts, most of them are handmade by crafty people locally and I just had to buy these giraffes. They are so cute and are now in my living room on a shelf.

Wooden giraffes

Broken boots!
It is not a favourite that my youngest girls favourite boots broke, the sole started to come off and after she had seen it she pulled it a little and came off more. She's had them a few years and they are her favourite boots. I said that it was doubtful she would get the same but we checked the shop we had bought the originals from and they still sell them! They look slightly different but the basics are the same, a zip up the side and laces which is what she wanted. She wore them yesterday and of course she needs to wear them in a little before she starts wearing them to go to college.

All you can eat!
We went to an all you can eat place on Saturday! Our favourite place, they do all sorts of food. Chinese, Indian, Sushi, English and even things like pizza. We have never been on a Saturday lunch time and were pleasantly surprised that there was all the food that they offer on an evening, usually they have a limited menu. We all ate far too much but it was worth the £15 each. I did find out that I don't like roast duck, I picked it up thinking it was pork and had quite the shock when I put it into my mouth. lol

Food from Wings all you can eat

Beyonce - Texas Hold Em!
I don't know why but I never thought of Beyonce singing a country song but here we are and she is! I first heard her new song on TikTok and I am thinking this week it is my most played song off Spotify!

A lazy Sunday!
After having a few busy days being out and about we felt like we needed a lazy Sunday. We slept until late, stayed in our PJ's, drank tea and watched lots of TV. It was such a nice day of relaxing and a great way to start the new week.

Dressing up! 
My youngest and I dressed up a little for going out. She got what my fella and I are calling the Freddy Krueger dress for Christmas and has been dying to wear it. She loves it and said it was so comfy. I think she looked great in it. Looking at the photo of me makes me think that I really need to dye my hair. The brown and greys roots are taking over the pink!

My youngest and I dressed up

Peaky Blinders!
After finishing rewatching Grey's Anatomy and watching a few other things I couldn't think what to watch so I am back watching Peaky Blinders! I have see it before and wanted something on the TV in the background. I do love this show and Cillian Murphy, he is a fantastic actor!

Clean teeth!
My youngest was at the dentist, just for a 6 monthly check up and this is the first time in a few years that the dentist didn't have anything to say about extra brushing needed, her teeth are perfect! Phew! I am putting it down to changing the brand of tooth paste that we use. 

Friday Favorites linky

What have you loved over the past week?


  1. Finding a pair of boots from the same place is just amazing. I had a pair of boots that I loved and they lasted for a few years too. I couldn't find something similar by the same brand, so I fully understand the excitement of finding those.

  2. Relaxing window shopping days are the best! I love the giraffes you bought, they are so cute! They would make me happy every time I looked at them. The all-you-can-eat place sounds terrific, having all the options from so many different cuisines would be so good! We don't have anything like that around here. There are expensive seafood buffets and years ago we had Sizzler's but they've all closed down. You've reminded me that I should make a dentist appointment, I always put these things off!

  3. Those wooden giraffes are so cute! I love when I can find my favorite shoes again; it seems like most of the time by the time I wear them out they've changed the sizing or the style or (one time) the company just went out of business entirely!

  4. Great post! Love those giraffes. Your All You Can Eat spot looks amazing.

  5. I love your little family of giraffes, how cute!
    You and Ellie look amazing, I love both of your dresses.
    Lots of fab things to love from you week. xxx