Friday 31 May 2024

What I have loved this week! Week 22. #FridayFavourites

Hello there and happy Friday! This week has felt really short with a Bank Holiday Monday and my youngest being on the half term break from college. It has been a great week with lots of family time, fun and favourites to write about. I of course  I am linking up with Erika and Andrea to share them.

What I have loved this week

Britain's Got Talent!
It is finals week of Britain's Got Talent this week so it has been on every evening which I am really enjoying. I don't really have a favourite this year, there is no stand out act like previous years but I think a magician is going to win, there has been some good one's this year. With the final week of BGT it also means that Coronation Street, the British soap opera has a big week with the who killed Lauren storyline. I don't actually think she's dead, they're going to drag this out for months! 

It's been ages since I last went to McDonalds, it must have been well before Christmas and I do like a Maccy D's. My girls and I were out shopping during the week and decided we would go for lunch. It was so good and well worth the wait for our food, it was packed with it being the school holidays.

McDonalds tray

Shopping with my girls!
My girls and I had a trip to Hull which is the biggest city near us which is a bus ride away. We didn't need much so it was a fun trip. I got to listen to my audiobook on the way there as the girls are way too cool to sit with their old mam. We filled our bellies and then hit the shops. It's got to that time of the year where if they want anything out of the ordinary it gets put away for their birthdays. They both picked up a couple of things and we went in the Pandora jewellery shop to get Ellie's finger sized as she has fallen in love with a ring from there.

My girls

As we were heading back to the bus stop we saw TV cameras recording and I recognised the local news reader. We stood watching for a few minutes, we weren't brave enough to walk in front of the camera like other people. We had planned on waiting for my fella to get the bus but we ended up getting the earlier bus so we could watch the news. It turns out the news reader was asking people what they thought about the proposed National Service.

Becky Lynch: The Man: Not Your Average Average Girl!
I have been listening to the audiobook and I am loving it. I have found myself listening to it every chance that I get, in the garden and even when I have been in the kitchen! 

Bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, April 2024 By age seven, Rebecca Quin, now known in the ring as Becky Lynch, was already defying what the world expected of her. Raised in Dublin, Ireland in a devoutly Catholic family, Rebecca constantly invented new ways to make her mother worry: roughhousing with the neighbourhood kids, getting older and hosting secret parties while her parents were away, enrolling in a warehouse wrestling school, nearly breaking her neck and almost kneecapping a WWE star before her own wrestling career even began - and she was always in search of a thrilling escape from the ordinary. With few female athletes to look to for guidance, Rebecca pursued a wrestling career hoping to change the culture and move away from the antiquated disrespect so often shown directed at the elite female athletes that grace the ring.

I can't remember the last time I saw a rainbow and this week I have seen 3! The weather has been crazy. On Sunday out the back of our house was sunshine and blue sky but at the front of the house it was raining, grey clouds but a beautiful rainbow! It doesn't show up amazingly well on the photo but it was there.


National Service!
Last week it was announced there is going to be a general election in July, we could be getting a new Prime minister, I do hope so. I'm not here to talk politics much. One of the new policies that our Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced is mandatory national service for all 18 year olds which hasn't gone down well. The memes online have been hilarious, especially on TikTok! The funniest one's have came from UK Labour who is the opposition to Rishi Sunak and his Conservative government. Who knew they had a sense of humour! lol

A family meal out!
On Monday we had got all the jobs done around the house like cutting the grass, all the washing sorted and the garage half sorted out so we decided to treat ourselves with a meal out at the pub. We went early as I wanted to be back to watch Britain's Got Talent and I am glad we did as it got so busy just after we arrived.

Gammon & chips and Steak pie & chips

I had gammon, chips, peas and all the extras like mushrooms, grilled tomato and coleslaw! It was so good! I can honestly say it was the best gammon I have ever had! It just melted in my mouth. Stu had the Steak and ale pie, chips and veg and it he said it was amazing, the girls went with their usual. Becky the scampi and chips and Ellie cheeseburger and chips. It sure beat getting the takeaway that we were thinking about!

What have you loved this week?

Friday Favorites


  1. 3 Rainbows in one week?! That's incredible. It sounds like you had a real fun shopping trip too.

  2. Yummy McDonald’s! After reading I’m craving a Big Mac. I’m not sure I’d be very happy about national service. I know they have it in many countries but I didn’t know it was being proposed in the UK. Your pub meals look delicious, I love going to our local for a drink and a meal!

  3. It sounds like a fun day of shopping. That seems kind of crazy about the mandatory service. I wonder what the reasoning is. We are watching America's Got Talent.

  4. Great favorites! Have a lovely weekend.

  5. Fun photos! I like McDonald's breakfast but hardly ever get to have any. 3 rainbows in week...that's incredible!!


  6. Lovely pic of your girls, it's nice you got to spend some time together and go shopping.
    Your audiobook sounds good, I sometimes listen to one when I'm doing jobs.
    Love your rainbow pic, and the weather has definitely been random as! xx

  7. What a pretty rainbow! Sounds like a fun day out with your girls!