Friday, 17 June 2016

Five on Friday - Wednesday

Hello

Thanks for calling in today just in time for the Five on Friday link-up with Amy at Love Made My Home. Do follow the link to see all the other blogs and find out - well, all about all sorts of different things!

Wednesday this week wasn't a particularly unusual day but this is how it went.

One - Fruit picking at the farm

Last week's strawberries have vanished so with the sun in the sky, I shot off to get some more from our local farm

The big strawberry outside shows they are open for business.

The farm map shows you what's growing where, obviously some crops aren't ready yet.

The broad beans were!

It's been really wet this week.

The tractor at work.

Runner beans' sticks all ready.

There were plenty of swifts, but too swift for me!


Two - Coffee Time

The local Garden Centre sends me vouchers from time to time and I had to use one at the café before it ran out. I couldn't let it go to waste, could I?!



Three - Cushion

I finished off my crochet cushion which I showed you the other day. Do you like the fringe bits? It looks like a crazy owl. I didn't use a pattern.








Four - Tennis

Queens Club London is hosting the men's tennis tournament, hampered by rain. After the red clay of the French Open, it's nice to see the grass courts again. A lovely calming green!



Five - Seven Ages of Britain

This BBC series has been shown before but is well worth a second look to see the treasures like these.

Last remaining medieval crown

St Georges Chapel

A miniature by Nicholas Hilliard

The Drake Jewel - Outside

The Drake Jewel - Inside
What a lovely Wednesday!

Have a great week.

Cheerio

40 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good week to me. Love fruit picking and that cushion is fab. I'm off to find that tv series. Have a great weekend. B x

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  2. Looks like you've had a great week. You've made me crave broad beans!

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    1. Yum! They were teeny tiny ones inside but the farmer told me to eat the pods, just top and tail them first. The fluffy stuff just disappears.

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  3. Such great produce from the farm. Our local strawberry farm has just opened for business, but big rains are forecast for the weekend. I hope they don't get ruined. Your afternoon tea looks yum. Some lovely history in that crown. amazing.

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    1. It's just raining when we need some sun. Annoying!

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  4. My strawberries in the garden are not nearly ready and my broad beans have only just finished flowering, this year I am SOOOO behind. but maybe I should go and PYO this week too. x

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    1. I think we're going to have a good Autumn this year instead. At least I hope so! x

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  5. I can't wait for our local strawberry picking farm to open, it is still early here. Yours looks like a week well spent. Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. I hope you don't have too long to wait, they do taste so much better when you pick them yourself. Thanks x

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  6. Lovely post! Fortunately Wimbledon 2016 is not far away. :)

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  7. Delicious produce - I love broad beans and strawberries, but maybe not together!

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  8. Looks like a great week. Fresh veggies - can't beat them. It does look like it's been very wet. Hopefully the sun will be shining this weekend.

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    1. No sign of the sun yet, perhaps tomorrow. :-)

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  9. There are some good pick-your-own farms around your way I remember and you got a good selection of fruit and veg from the farm shop. Have a good weekend whatever you're doing.

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    1. Thanks. Yes this one is very convenient, I shall miss it when it closes in a couple of years time when they build a sports centre on it.

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  10. Isn't wonderful to be able to get fruits and veggies fresh from the farm - I live in upstate NY surrounded by farms and I love being able to get produce straight from the grower. That's a beautiful cushion cover - looks like a lot of work went into it.

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    1. Thanks. The produce feels as if it's doing you good when you pick it yourself!

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  11. So nice fresh farm foods! We have a big rain too and not summer feeling.
    Pretty cushion you've done - a real colr splash for grey days.
    Have a sunny weekend

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    1. The weather is awful, I hope it changes soon. Many thanks. :-)

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  12. Hi....your comment link showed that you have no available profile and I went back to Amy's blog to find your link, but didn't know which was yours since there is no "Crimson kettle" in the linking list. I then persevered and went to google and did a search and found your link....

    I'm here!!

    I love to crochet and I think your pillow is just simply awesome...and you say no pattern?!!! Well done. I'm am very impressed.

    I love farm fresh produce...but looks like it'd be easy to get your vehicle stuck in that muddy area.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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    1. Thanks for going to so much trouble, glad you found me in the end! Our weather is awful at the moment, not like June at all.

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  13. What a great Wednesday you had! Your cushion is fantastic, I love the different colours together and the little squares between the octagons too. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, glad you like it. Enjoy your weekend, maybe the sun will be out tomorrow. x

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  14. Our strawberries are just ready now for picking and I can't wait to get out to the local berry farm.
    Your pillow is pretty, you chose great colours!

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    1. They are so delicious from the farm aren't they. Many thanks :-)

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  15. your crochet cushion is so colorful and lovely. You had a nice variety of pleasures to enjoy. That show sounds interesting. Don't know if we can access it in the U.S. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments. I'm not sure if you can get the programme, I know that some are shown in the US. Have fun

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  16. Over the pond from you, near Portland, Oregon, we have been having cooler rainy weather, too, and our strawberry patched are opening up for business! I have been enjoying California strawberries from the grocery store, but hope I can soon purchase some locally. Your colorful pillow cheers me. Thanks for sharing your Friday Five.

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    1. The weather isn't brilliant is it. I love the blue skies and fluffy clouds but there's no sight of them at the moment. Enjoy your strawberries. :-)

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  17. Freshly picked fruit and veg - you just can't beat it. I love your crochet cushion, so cheerful. xx

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  18. Lovely five, nice to get out and pick your own fruit and veg and coffee afterwards at a garden centre, both sound like fun:)

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    1. I love going to the farm and it's always so quiet there. There should be loads of people there enjoying it too. :-)

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  19. Great five, fun to pick your own fruit and veggies. Looks like a good series to watch, always fascinated by English history..

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    1. It's a particularly good series packed with beautiful treasures!

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  20. Gosh all that in one day! Our local strawberry picking farm opens for picking this weekend, I can't wait. A lovely five xx

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