Friday 7 June 2024

What I have loved this week! Week 23. #FridayFavourites

I have had a bit of a shaky week, my eldest has had problems in her love life, I am not going to share what's gone on but it has affected us all, well everyone apart from my youngest. She sometimes has a heart of stone. hehehe I didn't think I was going to come up with many favourites but here we are and here we go! I am of course linking up with Erika and Andrea to share them.

What I have loved this week

D-Day Celebrations.
Yesterday marked 80 years since the D-Day landings. It brought together the land, air, and sea forces of the allied armies in what became known as the largest invasion in military history. D-Day was the start of Allied operations which would ultimately liberate Western Europe, defeat Nazi Germany and end the Second World War.

I have been watching the news seeing all the men and woman who were involved in the D-Day doing interviews and they are all heroes! All of the one's I have seen are 100 years and over and it is sad to think that many of them won't be here on the next big anniversary in 5 years. There are lots of celebrations going on up and down the country and even in my small town there is a fun day with fairground rides for the kids, music, food vans and other things.

A family photo! 

Family photo

It's not very often I get a photo with my family all in it but on Sunday the sun was shining, we were on our way to get food from the pub and everyone was in a good mood and I snapped this! It's one of my favourites of us all!

Better Call Saul!
I have finally finished watching it! It's only taken me almost 2 years after the final episode aired. lol

Ex-con artist Jimmy McGill turns into a small-time attorney and goes through a series of trials and tragedies, as he transforms into his alter ego Saul Goodman, a morally challenged criminal lawyer.

It took me so long because there was always something else to watch, it wasn't that I didn't like it. I loved it and I was happy with the ending to the whole Breaking Bad series!

This dress!

SHEIN LUNE Plus Allover Print Batwing Sleeve Summer Outfits Dress

I did a Shein order last week and they decided to send just a few things from it, a top for my eldest, a kitchen organiser, a skirt for me (which I will come to in a moment) and this dress! I ordered it in a bigger size than I usually do as it was a non-stretchy material. It is heading towards being a little too big but I have worked out that it's perfect for the summer as it's light and airy! It is so nice to wear and I feel good it in so that is all that matters!

Who even was I sewing, I never sew! lol I ordered a skirt from Shein, a corduroy skirt. I can't see it being a skirt that I wear over the summer but was thinking it would look great with my boots and tights in the colder months. Anyway, I got carried away ordering in a bigger size and the skirt arrived and it was far too big for me but I had a bright idea of moving the buttons across a little! 

Cord skirt

In hindsight I should have made a hem like thing for the buttons to go on but you live and learn but now it fits almost perfectly, well a lot better than it did. Threading the needle and pricking my fingers about 50 times were not favourites of mine but I am so proud of what I did.

Last assessment!
My youngest had her last assessment of her first year at college doing electrical engineering and she passed with full marks. She showed me what she had to learn for the test and hardly any of it made any sense to me but she is all over it! There was only one other who got full marks so I couldn't be any more prouder! She has 9 more days in college spread over the next 3 weeks but all the hard work is done, they have whizzed through the work so they just have to go in to get their attendance mark and then she will have passed her first year!! I must remind her to find out about making sure she's signed up for the next year! Eek! 

What have been your favourite things over the past week?

Friday Favorites


  1. Sorry to hear that Becky has had a rough time lately. I hope she is ok. Relationship problems affect the whole family! Earlier this year my youngest went through a break up and we were all sad for him. The worst part was that there wasn’t much we could do other than comfort him and give him space when he needed it. I felt rather helpless!! Congratulations to Ellie on doing so well in her first year of college. Yay!!

  2. I'm glad you got the new skirt to fit; I really like the dress too. I got some new cotton tops to wear and they make me happy!

  3. Why is it so hard to remember to take a family photos?! Good for you for taking one! My family was traveling for 3 weeks and we didn't think to take a family photo until the day we were leaving!

    Your new dress is cute! And good for you for figuring out how to fix your new skirt! My mom likes to sew so I just save those tasks for her! haha I can do buttons and simple things, but any sort of alterations I have her do!

  4. Lots of wonderful favorites! I just ordered some new clothes from Shein too; though mine were pretty much all shirts.

  5. What a great family pic! I'm probably the last person to not watch Better Call Saul! My husband watched Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and enjoyed them. Congrats to your daughter for getting full marks! Such a great achievement! Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I'm sorry to hear about love problems. I hope she is feeling better.
    You look beautiful in that dress and even if it is a bigger size, I think it works nicely.
    Congratulations for the last assessment and for her to do so well. She really loves electrical engineering and that's truly amazing. She will enjoy her work when she will get a job.

  7. Love the family photo and your dress, and well done for adjusting the skirt. I hate sewing too. I'm sorry to hear about Becky's problems but well done to Ellie on her assessment.

  8. I'm loving all of these pretty dresses you are wearing. Very summery! Your family pic is lovely too.
    Aw, Better Call Saul! Bloody loved this. I was so gutted when we got to the end of it.
    Well done adjusting your skirt. I hate sewing. Believe it or not Craig is really good at sewing he puts me to shame!
    And a massive well done to Ellie, you must be so proud. xx