Friday, 24 September 2021

Five on Friday Roundup

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

It's been a busy week when it should have been a relaxing one!  We had hoped to have another short break while the weather is settled but have had to delay it for a while as, finally after many months of waiting, Mr CK has heard from the hospital and will be off for some routine surgery next week.  He's looking forward to it!  With Covid still around, he's had to have a phone interview, followed by a trip to the hospital for blood tests and an ECG, 3 days later back for a covid test and then back again in another 2 days, if he's passed, the procedure.  Fingers crossed all goes well.

In the meantime, here's my five for this week.

1.  Around the shops



Lidl's had a lovely display of cacti in a basket outside the shop

It was good to see a few new shops arriving in Bracknell after some of the large chain stores closed, not open yet but on their way!  Of course I couldn't resist a coffee and chocolate brownie at Fenwicks, it's just too close to the library to miss!



2. Farm Produce 

There's so much to choose from, even strawberries which by now have usually been fully picked.  I love the sweetcorn, so fresh and sweet, they definately have the right name.  I couldn't resist a sprout 'walking stick' this time.






3. Home Grown Potatoes

The last 2 compost bags of our home grown potatoes have been emptied, weighing 660 g and 1,120 g. Yum!



4.  Having to go to a different but linked library as ours is still closed, has opened up the possibility of a few alternative choices and I've taken the opportunity of reading a few of Louise Penny's older books.  Although they are stand alone books that you can just launch into at any stage and enjoy them, I like the characters, so it's  nice to fill in the gaps.  I'm looking forward to the latest arriving at the library. 


5.  The garden still has some colour to enjoy.




Have a great weekend.

Take care.

Cheerio




10 comments:

  1. Hope all goes well for Mr CK, let him know he will be in my prayers. The potatoes are looking good, we are going to harvest ours over the weekend.

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    1. That's very kind of you, let's hope it all goes smoothly. It's always very exciting unearthing potatoes, like looking for buried treasure. Enjoy!

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  2. Fingers crossed that Mr CK passes all the tests so that he can go ahead and get the surgery, it's quite the palaver these days to visit a hospital but I'm glad they're taking the precautions they are to keep everyone safe. I love sprouts, and sweetcorn too, in fact I love most veg. It's nice to get them so fresh.

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    1. Thanks Jo, it will be good to get him fixed and hopefully he'll be back out in the garden admiring the view rather than digging when it's all done and dusted next week.

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  3. It certainly sounds as if you and Mr CK have had a busy week. Hope all goes well with the tests, Mr CK has the surgery and gets over the op quickly. Your garden is looking lovely. Enjoy the fresh fruit and veg. A look around the shops, a refreshment break and a browse around a different library must have been pleasant. All the best.

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    1. Thanks Linda, fingers crossed. It's been really enjoyable looking through the other larger library shelves although it does feel a bit strange like wearing someone else's glove!

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  4. I hope all goes well for Mr CK next week. Great to have the home grown potatoes and the farm produce too. I see there are two new Gamache novels to read as the last one I read was 'A Better Man.'

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    1. Thanks Rosie, it will be good to be able to stop wondering when the op will be and hopefully he'll feel more comfortable too. There are some great books around at the moment, we are really spoilt for choice. 😊

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  5. I hope all goes well for Mr CK next week.

    Your garden does still have some nice colour, I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, fingers crossed. Everything in the garden could do with some rain, it's all a bit dry but it looks like we'll be getting some tomorrow!

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