Friday, 18 June 2021

Five on Friday for Mid June

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

What a sporty week it's been!  There's been football, tennis and racing at Royal Ascot with the weather being stunning too, so far anyway!  

The village has turned very patriotic with all the zebra crossings swiftly given a red Cross of St George to give England a boost.  With thunderstorms and heavy rain due, will the flags last the distance, will England, Scotland and Wales?  We'll have to see.


In the garden, a dragonfly called in briefly.


The meadow is now full of wildflowers, knee high and beautiful.


Houseplants are flowering or prickly.  The red one used to keep my Mum company and just grew taller and taller.  Now it is here with us, it has bloomed exuberantly and provided two smaller plants from cuttings for our boys so we can all remember Mum.




The Great British Sewing Bee and the Great British Photography Challenge have finished, both very enjoyable, although I wonder why the BBC chose to show us a significant outfit in the trailer for the Bee.  Between the Covers has contributed lots of books to my list for the library, in fact The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett is waiting for me already. I shall miss Mary Beard's Inside Culture too.


Have a great weekend.

Cheerio

10 comments:

  1. Lovely that the kalancheo has been made into more plants. We have a Christmas cactus that was my grandmother in laws and she died in 1991! More books for my list. I’ll have to check them out. Have a good weekend. B x

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    1. Is that what it's called, thanks for that! I don't remember it ever being as full of flower before, it's quite spectacular. Hope you have another great day exploring. x

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  2. How lovely that you've managed to take cuttings from your mum's plant to pass on to your sons, that's such a lovely idea and I'm sure you all think of her when it flowers. I'm fed up with all the sport on TV, I'm looking forward to The Handmaid's Tale returning on Sunday.

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    1. I'm amazed that the plant is doing so well, it seems to be a very forgiving sort of plant. Good job you've got Netflix or one of those if you're not keen on sport as Wimbledon and the Olympics are also on their way. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Lovely post full of interest. I started watching both the Photography Challenge and Between the Covers but somehow forgot about them, I must catch up on i player. What a super idea to split and take cuttings from your Mum's plant so that everyone can have a plant too. Have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. Iplayer is so useful if you come across a good series in the middle of the run. The plant is ideal as it seems so forgiving of the different generations' plant handling skills! 😊

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  4. There have been a variety of TV programmes that have interested us lately. Inside Culture with Mary Beard was one series enjoyed especially the episode about Memory and Remembering. Tennis watching is our June tradition. Books have been put to one side for now although I have two library books that I really want to get into. What a good idea to take cuttings from your Mum's indoor pot plant. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I thought Mary Beard had collected together lots of interesting guests and topics, hopefully there will be another series. Have a lovely weekend, hasn't Cameron Norrie done a wonderful job at Queens. He's got a difficult opponent in Berretini plus maybe 2 doubles matches too! Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. A colourful post, the flowers and blooms are all so lovely.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, it's all looking really wet outside at the moment, all the flowers are very bedraggled!

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