Friday 17 May 2024

What I have loved this week! Week 20. #FridayFavourites

I have had another one of those weeks where I was so busy for the first half and then things were quiet for the rest of it. After a busy weekend, Monday and Tuesday I was glad to have Wednesday to catch up on some blogging and jobs around the house and yesterday too. The weather hasn't been great over the past few days so it was nice to stay home. It's still been pretty warm, I've had the windows open but it has been raining. Not proper rain, that fine, misty stuff which seems to get you soaked more than normal rain. Ugh!

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

My youngest watching Grey's Anatomy!
Over the last few weeks Ellie has been watching Grey's Anatomy which has made me so happy as it's one of my favourite shows. She always said she wouldn't watch it as there was too much to catch up on but here we are, she's halfway through the 3rd season. She watches on her computer or tablet and will turn to me and just say random words and I know exactly what she is on about. It's times like this I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time. She stopped watching last night even though she had one more time for one more episode but knows something big happens at the ferryboat accident. hehehe

Out for lunch!
On Sunday my fella and I went out for lunch, Becky was sleeping for a night shift and Ellie wanted to watch Grey's Anatomy so we went without them. The table was booked for 1.30pm and we didn't get back home until just after half past five in the evening to the girls saying what time do you call this. I felt like a teenager again, being told off by my parents.

Roast pork dinner

By the time we got there they had ran out of the gammon which I usually have but they had pork and it was amazing! There was the pork, broccoli, cabbage, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, mashed potato, roast potatoes and roast parsnips. It's a meal I have thought about all week!

My eldest planning!
Over the last 6 months or so Becky has been to theatre shows, a couple of small concerts and club nights and now she is planning on going to a proper concert. She realised during the week that she had left it too late for Taylor Swift, she's sold out but has found tickets for Pink! Then it came to which venue to go to, how to get there and where to stay! I was laughing at her as she has only just realised there is so much to plan. I do sometimes wonder about her, she asked are we in Europe? I can understand her confusion about Brexit and technically we have left Europe but her next question was do I need a passport to go to Scotland?. It is a different country, again I can see where she was coming from but it is still part of the UK. I thought these were things that she should have known.

Potting plants.
The seeds that I planted are doing really well but I think they were getting too big for the seed trays that they were in so on Monday I moved them into bigger pots! Gardening is so relaxing and I had a lovely few hours outside. I hid in the shade, it was still warm but bearable.

Potted plants

I have lost track of what everything is though! The little labels I had on the seed trays had fallen off, I guess we will find out what everything is when they grow more. There's cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, sweetcorn, tomatoes and strawberries.

The end of the college year!
Ellie is speeding towards of the end of her first year in college and into exam season. Her lessons are all mixed up over the next month to fit in those resitting exams and tests. On her engineering course so far she has passed every test and exam so there is no extra work for her. The only exams she has coming up is her English GCSE which she is resitting from last year which she is not looking forward to although she is feeling confident. She is happy that she doesn't have to resit her maths GCSE, she is the only one in her engineering class who doesn't so she gets to have a late start a few times. Hooray!

Fancy drinks!
I went out for a meal during the week and ended up having a few drinks and they were a lot more fancy than I usually have.

I had a Peach Blush Spritz which combines my favourite drinks: rose wine, Archers peach schnapps and lemonade. Then we got really fancy and had a Strawberry Daiquiri, a Jammy Dodger shot which was black raspberry liqueur topped with Baileys and a Strawberries and Cream shot which was strawberry liqueur topped with white chocolate liqueur, it tasted just like milkshake. Eek!

What have you loved over the last week?

Friday Favorites


  1. What a nice week! I often wish I could go back and watch shows again for the first time; Gilmore Girls is that way for me. It's my all time fav! The food and fancy drinks looks amazing; I am a sucker for pretty food presentation. I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!

  2. Hey Kim, sending have a great weekend wishes your way. Those drinks look so good. What a great week.
    Visiting today from MMBC

  3. That looks like such a lovely dinner out! I often wish I could re-watch shows for the first time too; I mean I love watching them until I know all the lines but there is something to be said for discovering that new show you just know you're going to love.

  4. Another luscious roast dinner! Your plant are coming along nicely. I love the sound of a Jammy Dodger shot. Have a great weekend!

  5. Hello there Kim, just surfed on in from Pamela's blog. I have enjoyed my visit, lovely post!

  6. Your girls sound amazing and amusing! Just like mine are :)

  7. I loved Grey's Anatomy but have not watched the more recent seasons! I should catch up on them. My daughter has also gotten the concert bug and is going to a couple this summer (for artists I've never heard of!). Good luck with your plantings! I have such a black thumb that I end up killing everything I try growing.