Friday 24 May 2024

What I have loved this week! Week 21. #FridayFavourites

Hello there and happy Friday. I hope you have all had a good week? I have had a good one. Nothing that exciting has happened here and it has been pretty run of the mil. I have of course still got some favourites to share and I am linking up with Erika and Andrea.

What I have loved this week

Blog issues.
Having some blog issues is not a favourite but knowing that a lot of other bloggers using "blogger" are having the same issue is reassuring, knowing I am not alone. I have had trouble resizing photos and adding links. Apparently there are also issues about changing the colour of the font but I don't so it hasn't bothered me. From what I have read on the blogger support forum they are aware of the issues and are working on it. Turns out it's one of those things where not everyone is affected but why does it always have to be me. lol

Tomato plants.
One day while my dad was making his lunch, a ham and tomato sandwich he had a great idea of planting the seeds from the tomato to see if they would grow. He's used shop bought seeds before but never tried fresh seeds.

Tomato plants

It turns out they grow well, better than well! He brought me 4 of them as they are taking over his greenhouse and he had about 20 of them. The biggest he brought me is about 3 and a half feet tall, they're bigger than I have ever seen before. Now I just have to keep them alive or he will be very disappointed. Eek! We have had a lot of rain during the week so I did end up moving them into our garage as the rain was giving them a bit of a battering.

Half term!
Half term from college officially started today, Ellie has a week off and I forgot all about it until a few days ago. I thought it would be a straight run through to the summer break. 5 weeks to go for that. The weather isn't looking that good for her week off, rain all week according to the forecast but I am sure she'll have a nice break from college.

Fish and Chips!
I went to the pub's bingo on Wednesday and of course had something to eat! This time I went for the haddock and chips. The fish was almost as big as my plate and it was so good. I couldn't eat it all though.

Fish and chips

New friends!
I am not a sociable person but during the week I made a new friend. It's someone my eldest used to work with, Becky is friends with her but she is my age and we have plenty in common. The older I have got the harder I have found it to make new friends, especially since my girls left school and I don't get that chance to talk to other mums in the playground.

What have you loved over the past week?

Friday Favorites


  1. Your tomatoes are amazing! I only planted mine a few weeks ago so they are tiny still. I planted seeds from a tomato during lockdown when there was a shortage and they grew really well! I'm glad you made a new friend, you a right it's much harder to make them when children grow up.

  2. Your fish and chips looks amazing!! I had font issues, had to retype a entire post in order to get the color to change. It is tough to make new friends when you don't have that playground/play date connection.

  3. Wow; those tomato plants are doing so well! My mother in law did the same thing with seeds from cucumber and squash/zucchini this year. She ended up bringing me some plants and swears I can grow them anywhere... but I think she definitely overestimates my growing skills.

  4. It is definitely harder to make friends the older we get. I fondly remember the days of playdates and playground time where your kids' friends' moms were your friends. I haven't been having problems with blogger and hope it gets resolved soon!

  5. That fish looks so yummy! Congrats on putting yourself out there and making a new friend. It is so hard as we get older!

  6. Your tomato plants look fab! You will have plenty to eat from those.
    The pub meal looks amazing. It's making me hungry lol! And how nice that you made a new friend. xx

  7. Your fish and chips look delicious. My dad loved growing tomatoes and I loved eating them. lol

  8. Those tomato plants are doing great! I hope they bring you lots of tomatoes! That fish and chips looks delicious!