Thursday, 9 April 2015

Five on Friday








For this post I am linking up with Amy on her lovely blog Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.  She has made a logo to add to your blog if you join in, unfortunately due to my lack of computer skills I haven't been able to add it.  But do pop over to her blog and have a look, even better join in, I'm sure you will have more success than me adding the logo.

This is my first Five on Friday, where do I begin?




1.  On a dark, dark hill







Having grandchildren has given me the excuse to dig out the children's books from the loft.  Funny bones  by the wonderful Janet and Allan Ahlberg was one of their favourites, and is now a favourite of our grandchildren.  On a dark, dark hill there was a dark, dark town.......  What is/was your children's favourite?


2. Muggles Alley







 I love the scene in Harry Potter where they go to Diagon Alley hidden away from muggles. 
  On our recent visit to London Anna recommended going to Neal's Yard, it felt like a muggles secret Diagon Alley.  Lovely shops hidden away in an alleyway full of colour.



3.  Liberty Love








Planning a new quilt with lovely Liberty fabric gathered over the last five years.  Watch this space!


4. Three ingredients






Cauliflower, Cumin, Olive Oil....... Roast.


5. Yellow Weeds







The joy of my wild garden where the grass doesn't get cut and yellow weeds grow.

Chickpea xx












42 comments:

  1. Love your dandelions, this is the month to pick the flowers for dandelion wine it will be ready for drinking by christmas, I remember the book A dark dark hill and funny bones, looking forward to seeing your quilt lovely choice of fabrics :-)

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    1. I would love to make dandelion wine one day, I'm resisting filling the house with any more hobby paraphernalia before putting it on the market though. When we move........I seen to be saying that a lot lately!

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  2. Ah I'm so glad you went to Neal's Yard. It's a bit of a hidden gem isn't it. There's a fab Moroccon restaurant there too.
    I've been throwing out children things recently and must admit to keeping some for future grandchildren.

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    1. Thank you for the tip Anna, I will have to check out the restaurant next time :)

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  3. Lovely post and welcome to Five on Friday, its a lovely blogging community hosted by Amy. Our children's favourite was by Julia Donaldson called the Snail and the Whale, they story is simple but easy for the children to join along. I loved reading it with them too. Neal's yard is fab and can agree about the Moroccan restaurant too.

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    1. I have heard of that book, will check to see if the grandchildren have it :)

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  4. I loved seeing your photos and the cauliflower made me hungry! I had the pleasure of visiting Liberty a couple of years ago. I love that store but even though I'm not a quilter. I'm excited to see what you will be creating with these lovely fabrics.

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    1. You may have to wait a while Lilly's mum, have a few projects to finish first........well I may just make a start :)

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  5. Hello and welcome to Amy's lovely blog hop! That's a great five. Neal's yard is a hidden gem and completely unexpected if you stumble upon it. The Liberty prints are very pretty, we look forward to seeing your quilt - no pressure ha! We have recently moved house and I gave all our girl's things away to my Sister In Law for her granddaughter, I regret it a bit now, they were so well looked after. My favourite story to read to them was The Tiger who Came to Tea, I'm not sure that they enjoyed it as much. I do remember Funny Bones too! Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Thank you Lisa, just popped over to your blog, the Cornish House book caught my eye of course :)

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  6. That's my kind of garden! I like weeds and long grass! Lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Louise my fellow weed liker :)

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  7. loving that muggles alley, and the liberty, can't wait to see what you make x

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  8. Your liberty fabrics are beautiful, they'll make a great quilt! x

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    1. They are a bit special aren't they? I will be very nervous when I start cutting them!

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  9. Your cauliflowers looks delicious, I might try that instead of cauliflower cheese next time I buy one. I have some Liberty fabrics for a hexie quilt, I've misplaced two fat quarters so will have to buy some more. Oh well! :) xx

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    1. I was thinking of making a hexie quilt with them, haven't finally decided yet.

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  10. Your fabrics are gorgeous!!!!! How wonderful! I look forward to seeing more. I love the old bear books, didn't read them as a child as they were after my time, but I still love them! You joined in really well, thank you so much!! I hope that you have a great weekend - quilting?? xx

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    1. I love the Old Bear book :) Thank you for letting me join your Five on Friday xx

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  11. Ooh! I can't wait to see what you do with that Liberty fabric! I'm watching this space!!
    (found you through Amy's 5 on Friday)
    www.queenbcreativeme.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Bronwyn, may take me a while but keep watching :)

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  12. I can't wait to see what becomes of your Liberty fabric and I love your my type of garden.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Thanks Irene, I love wild gardens :)

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  13. We have The Jolly Postman book - the one under Funny Bones. My kids loved it when they were little. I'll have to bring it out for Lucy. Diagon Alley looks enchanting. I can't wait to see what you do with that beautiful fabric!

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    1. We read the Jolly Postman this weekend to our grandchildren, they loved taking the little letters out :)

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  14. oh, what a collection of lovely things! i especially like the muggles alley and your dandelion patch. that Liberty fabric is a bit luscious as well...:) xo

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  15. A lovely set of five for friday. I too love roast cauliflower, and I love your take on diagon alley, I would like to go exploring down there.

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    1. Thank you :) I love every which way with cauliflower!

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  16. Hi Chickpea, lovely to meet you through Five on Friday! Funnily enough I have just been looking at the kids Harry Potter books and wondering whether I should keep for any grandchildren... you have just answered my question in pics 1 and 2! We don't have a loft but the idea of getting the books out in years to come is lovely!
    Roast cauliflower I might just do this as having all my neighbours (just us ladies) round for lunch on Monday! Thank you for the idea.
    Jenny

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    1. Hi Jenny, it is lovely sharing the books with the next generation :) Enjoy your lunch!

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  17. Wonderful post today.
    I adore The Jolly Postman, a favorite of mine !
    Great cauliflower recipe. I have been grating it and stir frying it as a rice substitute.
    So good.

    cheers, parsnip

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thank you parsnip, I love The Jolly Postman as well, all those little letters :)

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  18. Count me in with the dandelion fans. I can't believe how many people expend a ton of money and effort to eradicate them when every part of the plant is edible. The leaves are bitter, but they are good to add in with other greens.

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    1. I have a recipe for dandelion marmalade I'm tempted to try

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  19. Hi Chickpea, I have called in via Amy's Five On Friday. We love the Ahlbergs' books here, Each Peach Pear Plum, The Baby Catalogue and The Jolly Postman were our favourites. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

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    1. Hi Mrs Tiggywinkle, nice to 'meet' you. Hope you have a great weekend as well :)

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  20. That brought back some memories. My boys loved the Funny Bones books!

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    1. We only had the one, I didn't realise until recently that there were more :)

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  21. Hey Chickpea,
    Olly loves Funny Bones. I love your celandines.
    Have a lovely week.
    Leanne xx

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