Friday, 17 April 2015

Five on Friday

 Joining up with the lovely Amy for Five on Friday.


Rise

When I wake on beautiful sunny days I like to take a walk around the garden to say good morning to the plants and creatures.  They wake with me, seeking out the sun, I love how their petals open when the sun is out, and then close as the sun goes down.  Ziggy Stardust comes out with me for a stretch.















Eat



I love simple food I can just throw together.  What could be simpler than this.


Chickpeas Houmous

1 tin of chickpeas drained
3 tbsp tahini
juice of half a lemon
handful of fresh coriander 
flesh of 1 small cooked sweet potato 
1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tbsp olive oil

Throw in a food processor and blend


Quilt







The beautiful colours that are used in aboriginal art reflect the colours of their homeland. The yellow for the sun,  brown for the earth,  red for the desert sand, white for the clouds, each piece of art telling a story.  This quilt will remind me of our visit to their beautiful land.



Read






I have just finished reading the Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda  Owen     It is about her life at Ravenseat raising her 'free range' children.  What a wonderful way of life.  I will not be moving so far away from civilisation but dream of having space around me and 'free range' grandchildren.

This is her beautiful home Ravenseat

Play





The first gig of the season will soon be upon us so lots and lots of practice is required. Bring on the Samba!!


Have a good weekend everyone,

Chickpea xx










28 comments:

  1. What a great week you have had. I too take my morning coffee outside at this time if the year and mutter to myself or the plants. One if my favourite times of the day. Have not heard if the book, sounds difficult yet idyllic. Will look it out. Have a great weekend x

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    1. I love this time of day as well, before it all gets chaotic!

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  2. The chickpea humus looks tasty, and the book looks interesting I have made a note so will add it to my reading list :-)

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    1. It was an interesting book, she was featured on The Dales programme

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  3. Five very good things! Especially those hexies, I hate to think of being jealous, but I am jealous of those hexies and the quilt you will make them into. They are so gorgeous!!!! It is great to see the flowers, whatever kind they may be isn't it! Thank you so much for joining in again - see you have it down now! I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  4. The quilt is going to be very striking. Lovely summery pics of flowers :-)

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    1. Not quite sure what I'm going to do quilt yet, I'm hoping it will turn out o.k.

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  5. Hummus and hexagons - 2 of my favourite things! Two perfect things for the weekend ahead Have a marvellous weekend! Came by from Amy's "Five on Friday."
    www.queenbcreativeme.blogspot.co

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    1. Thank you, have a good weekend :)

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  6. It looks like you're always keeping busy. The flowers and puss are lovely. It's a beautiful time of year. The lambs in the fields around here have been basking in the sunshine.

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  7. Looks like a busy but fun week. It is so nice to see blooms in the gardens. I'm visiting from Five on Friday.

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    1. Hi Linda, thank you for popping over :)

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  8. Great how you've caught the dewdrops (or was it last of the raindrops?) in the garden and Ziggy Stardust - what a great name for a cat!

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    1. Yes they were dewdrops, dried up beautifully when the sun came out. The name suits her :)

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  9. Freerange children, what a lovely idea. I think mine would like to be freerange. Love the look of your quilt, it's going to be stunning. Re your kind comment on my blog, have you tried The Newsroom? It's created by the same chap who did The West Wing, and you can see certain similarities. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. I love The Newsroom I have missed some so would like to start again from the beginning. Love Treme as well which is on again, the music is fantastic.

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  10. Lovey post today.
    Have you watched the French film "The Girl From Paris" ?
    She lives in the city and decides to leave. Learns about goats and moves to almost nowhere.
    I liked it very much.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. No I haven't seen it parsnip, I will check that out thanks

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  11. I love Houmous ! Yours looks delicious. The quilt material is lovely. Amanda Owen's book looks like a great read. Good luck with the gig x

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  12. I love the 'up close and personal' photos from your garden - all of those plants bathed in morning dew - very pretty. Judy

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  13. Aww, Ziggy Stardust is just adorable and enjoying the sun's rays no doubt! Some great finds for your 'five on Friday'. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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  14. What a fabulous fiVe on Friday. I love the colours of your quilt. I heard Amanda Owen being interviewed on radio 4 and thought she sounded amazing.

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  15. Ooh, hummus, yum! And that quilt is going to be stunning :o)

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