Friday 26 April 2024

What I have loved this week! Week 17. #FridayFavourites

Hello there and happy Friday! I have had a nice but busy week. I am looking forward to a weekend of not doing much. Today I am linking up with Erika and Andrea and share some of my favourites from this past week.

What I have loved this week

Child Trust Fund!
Everyone born in the UK between 1st September 2002 and 2nd January 2011 was given a Child Trust Fund through the government. I set Ellie's up with one company and it was moved to another and another so it took some tracking down as I forgot all about it when we moved house a couple of times. This week we found it! With Becky's hers was in plain savings account and just gained interest so ended up with a little over £1200 when she cashed it out when she turned 18. Ellie's £500 was invested in stocks and shares and her amount has been going up and down for the last 16 years. I looked at the performance and the lowest it has been is £700 and something during the Covid lockdown and highest was last month at just over £1300. Who knows where it will be when she turns 18 next year. She is very excited to find out.

Since watching Wrestlemania a few weeks ago I am hooked again and have been watching the weekly shows Raw and Smackdown. I am loving it. I used to be a big fan when I was in my 20's and 30's but went off it. Now it's back in my life and I even found myself looking at tickets for the Clash at the Castle live event and it's £500 at least! Eek! That's a combo package for 2 shows over 2 evenings but wow, way out of my budget.



They've started doing bingo at the pub and I think us going is going to be a regular thing after we won big on Wednesday evening. I won the last full house with a prize of £100. 

Baby Reindeer!
I watched Baby Reindeer off Netflix over a couple of days. The story follows the writer and performer Richard Gadd's warped relationship with his female stalker and the impact it has on him as he is ultimately forced to face a deep, dark buried trauma. I didn't realise that it was going to be so dark when I started watching. After watching the trailer I thought it was a comedy, I was wrong. It's pretty shocking but I am glad that I watched it.

The Tortured Poets Department!
I wouldn't say I am a big Taylor Swift fan but my girls are. All I have heard for the past week is songs from the new album and gossip about it. How certain songs are aimed at her ex's and things like that. I do like some of the songs but my girls love them all!

Growing things!

Growing seeds

A few weeks ago I planted a ton of seeds. Sweetcorn, tomatoes, sunflowers, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries and a few other things and they have finally started growing. I am thanking the super compost that my dad gave me. He got it from a fantastic gardener so we knew it was good.

Stuffing Crusted Chicken!
Our favourite meal so far this week is the stuffing crusted chicken that we had with lots of veg. Who'd have thought that putting sage stuffing on chicken breast while it cooks makes it taste so different!

My dad was given a load of bananas, too many for him to use so he passed a load on to me. We have been enjoying them this week. I made banana muffins, we've had just bananas and custard for dessert and of course banana and sugar sandwiches. Yum, yum! 

What have you loved over the past week?

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  1. That trust fun sounds so neat; hopefully the stocks will go up in the next year and she can end on a high note! Congrats on your Bingo win. That stuffed chicken sounds yummy.

  2. The trust fund sounds like a brilliant government initiative, I wish we had something like that over here!
    What a fantastic win at bingo-congrats! I've heard a lot about Baby Reindeer but I haven't watched it yet. That's wonderful that your veggie patch is having a great start, I'm excited to see all your yummy fresh produce when it grows. Have a great weekend xx