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Friday, 7 April 2017

Five On Friday - Not a Bad Week

It's been a while, but really there's not been much of interest to blog about. Truth be told there still isn't but let's face it, life isn't rock n roll most of the time.  Anyway, I thought I should pitch up and post something in case you all forget about me, so here's the good bits about my week thus far.  Don't worry it'll be a quick post so I don't bore the pants off you! 

In my last post I mentioned the cat I was fostering.  Poor Sandy is still with me as he had an adverse reaction to his thyroid medication and I had to rush him to the vet where he stayed for several days.  I'm happy to report that he is much improved now and I brought him 'home' on Tuesday.  I was delighted to see him settle back in after firstly having a good old sniff around his litter tray, it obviously passed muster as he promptly left a large deposit! 



Also this week I was pleased to finish my random coloured stash-busting blanket for the local hospice, which I delivered yesterday.  



 
On Wednesday I went shopping for a shalwar kameez, also known as a Punjabi suit, (so the proprietor of the shop informed me) and was chuffed to find one at half price that fits me like a glove. I've been invited to a colleague's Walima next month and Indian/Pakistani dress is de rigueur. Here's a sneak peek but I'll save the big reveal for when I'm wearing some slap!

 
Also purchased were these inexpensive earrings to accessorize the outfit.



Yesterday saw my weekly Knit & Natter group. Irritatingly, work interferes with my attendance but I like to go when I can.  This group of talented ladies are great company and the topics of conversation would shock you...oh yeah.  Amongst other things, R told us about the risqué words that her friend's daughter had had tattooed on her bum.  Even I gasped and nothing much shocks me. Here we all are stitching and bitching.



The final thing that put a smile on my face this week was learning that French political drama Spin was returning to UK TV screens next week. (Les hommes de l'ombre in French) I watched the first two series last year and was hooked.  Anyone else watched it?

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Hope you've had a good week too.

Linking up with Tricky Wolf  (isn't it a fab name?) for Five On Friday

39 comments:

  1. You can't leave us hanging like that. What words? My imagination is working overtime.

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  2. Great to have you joining up with us for Five on Friday, can't wait for the big reveal of your outfit it looks glam!

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  3. I have the feeling that life is like a pearl necklace, every day the same (at least for the moment) The cat you foster (why don't you keep it ?) is really cute I never had a ginger cat. I have 4 cats since a long time. I like getting together and chatting with other women in a group, we have painting and now also a scrabble group !

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  4. I'll have to come back to see the Punjabi suit reveal. Looks like it is quite fabulous.

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  5. Poor Sandy! He's looking rather content in chez Fi.
    Loving the blanket and liking the sound of your group. I'd love to know more about that girl's tat.
    How fab is that salwar kameez? The earrings are gorgeous, too. xxx

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    1. Did I spell it incorrectly? I believe Wikipedia spelled it with an H. xx

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  6. Poor Sandy! Glad he's feeling better now. Phoebe had a major operation a couple of years ago, and we were so glad she left her first "deposit" when she was back home. I'm looking forward to seeing you in that salwar kameez, and those pretty earrings. Oh, and Mr S has watched and approved The Repair Shop! xxx

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    1. Hi Ann
      Glad to hear Mr.S approves of The Repair Shop, my dad likes it too. I also like French Collection (Channel 4) but some of the makeovers are truly dreadful. x

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  7. I hope Sandy will be well again soon, it does sound as if he is on the mend. I've watched Spiral the French crime series but not Spin I must look out for it:)

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  8. So many great things, how lovely to have such a large knitting group! Love your earrings too, they are rather fabulous aren't they. I am making some stashbusting blankets must be the time of year for it! Yours looks great and will be appreciated I am sure.

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  9. Your knit and natter looks like a great group! Congrats on the blanket finish. It looks lovely. Glad the cat is feeling better.

    Happy Five on Friday

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  10. Poor Sandy. He sure is a handsome boy. The blanket is lovely. As are the colors of the outfit you picked out. Of course, it's always fun to gather with crafty friends. Happy weekend.

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  11. My Mum helps at Age U.K and she said some of the ladies there can make a whole fleet of sailors blush! I'm glad to hear Sandy is feeling better.

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    1. Yes I can well imagine, it's like that at my group too!

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  12. Love those oranges and reds together, I bet the whole outfit is amazing. Wondering what the words were and why anyone would want to tattoo such words on their bottom? Cute cat!

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  13. I hope Sandy is now okay! Your blanket is brilliant and how lovely to see the whole knit group! Can't wait to see you in your Indian suit!

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  14. Like the post funniest part is "stitching and bitching"... ha ha ha.. hope poor sandy is feeling good now...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  15. Hello,again!!
    Oh,Poor Sandy. I am glad that she is getting better now. Sandy is a girl isn't it?
    The name of Sandy brought me back when I started studying English as my hobby many years ago.My first English teacher was from US. Her name is Sandy. Your Knit & Natter group looks wonderful! They all have lovely smile! Have a good weekend!

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  16. Poor kitty...hope its doing better. That kameez is lovely. I enjoy bright colors so much! And great earrings to go with it.

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  17. I swear you UK ladies were born with the knitting gene. I'm so jealous.

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  18. Oh come on - tell us what's on her bum, we're all dying to know!
    Look at Sandy, isn't he gorgeous? Pleased to hear he is feeling better.
    Can't wait to see you in that salwar kameez, it's a fabulous colour.
    Have you seen The Disappearance? I thougt it was great. xx

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    1. No didn't see that one. Working shifts has it's drawbacks where telly's concerned. Hope all going well. xx

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  19. Lovely coloured shalwaar kameeze and looking forward to seeing the whole ensemble. Like everyone else my mind is whirring at what was tattooed on the girls bum and you didn't even give us a clue of an initial letter!

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  20. I think on the whole we all leave pretty mundane lives with the odd highlight here and there. It's good to hear what's going on with you and I love the term bitch and stich - it blasts the myth of knitting being boring! And yes, we're all wondering what on earth that tattoo could be...
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Our knit and natter ladies are far from boring! That tattoo was far too rude for me to reveal here!

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  21. Fi

    I love your stash blanket. The edging is beautiful - what did you do - it almost looks like piping.

    The knit and natter group looks like fun!

    I love Shalwar Kameez - so comfortable to wear. The earrings are fabulous and I look forward to seeing you in the outfit.

    Your cat is looking very healthy now and what a great ginger speciman he is.

    I think I have missed 'Spin' so far; being in Ireland but never mind it will have been recorded by my OH. We are both fans of Monsieur Le Judge's ex side-kick from 'Spiral'. Isn't he gorgeous? The French seem to like short pithy titles for their series...

    xx

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    1. Thanks Veronica, the blanket edge is just five rows of dc. Spin doesn't start until tomorrow so you haven't missed any of Series 3 yet. I haven't seen much of Spiral so don't know who you mean....Gregory Fitoussi maybe? He was in Mr. Selfridge also. Hope you're enjoying your stay at the van. x

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  22. I'm glad your cat is doing better. Poor thing probably doesn't want to leave you! I have a crochet group that I get together with and yes, some of the topics!!! So far, nothing tattooed on their kids bums, that I know of anyway. I'll ask them Thursday!
    Oh, and I think the ordinary is mostly what life is about.
    Cindy

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  23. LOVE Spin! Great news about another series. I'll be watching sans knitting as subtitles require my full attention.. Love the sound of your knitting group, must be a lot of fun and it's quite a gathering! Obviously popular - think I'd enjoy seeing what everyone's making too. Glad to hear Sandy's on the mend and know you'll look fabulous in your beautiful outfit xx

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    1. Glad you love it too. Blimey that Kapita is a one, hardly were the opening credits over and he was ripping some woman's clothing off. No, I definitely have to give it my full attention as my French still not good enough to manage sans soustitres. xx

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  24. sharing is blogging and thoughts are worth sharing with friends dear friend!

    i happy for Sandy that he is improving ,wishing him speedy recovery.
    you are amazing and talented to make such a beautiful blanket .loved it so much!

    your groups is lovely.
    i wonder if you are an English lady so was it your fondness for shalwar kameez as you wanted wear it ?
    it was nice visit .
    blessings from Asia Pakistan

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  25. I do like the idea of a Knit & Natter group. And I like your blanket as well, all the more knowing that it is going to a good cause.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. You're very kind Amalia, the colour scheme is a bit wacky but it is made from odds and sods. It needs to be cheerful for a hospice though doesn't it? x

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  26. well now I'm going to have to watch SPIN. You make it sound so good. I keep getting hooked on all the UK shows. Even bought a book about all the British royalty through the years so I could keep up who locked up whom, etc.

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  27. Aw you're cat fostering! How fantastic. Sandy is a lucky little boy. xxx

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    1. Thank you Emma, but he's going to his new owner tomorrow. I shall miss him. xx

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  28. I do love that name! but I love those earrings more!!
    Thanks so much for notifying me of my blog feed probs you are a star!
    bestest Ash xxxxxxxx

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  29. I can't wait to see your Indian ensemble. I LOVE all things India..and those earrings are also beautiful.
    I'm going to admit to some jealousy here. You are so lucky to have the talent to knit--someone tried to teach me years ago and hadn't the patience so I failed but am enamored with everyone who can do that! Your group looks like a great bunch of women--stitching and bitching--I love that!
    And speaking of French series'. Have you seen Marsaille? The second season should be coming up soon on Netflix. There's also another series that's GREATNESS. In English the title is "Call My Agent" In French it's "Dix Pour-Cent" and is about an acting agency in Paris. Natalie Baye and her daughter guest starred in one of the episodes, Joey Starr in another and Cecile de France in yet another. It's one of my faves!
    I'm so glad I found your blog through your comments on my blog, Atypical60! This is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks so much Catherine, it's great to find someone who loves France as much as I do. I'm not great at knitting, I find crochet much easier, have you tried it? Honestly it's not just for old ladies now... ahem ....even though I am one!
      x

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