Friday, 27 March 2015

Five on Friday

Hello! I'm joining in again with Amy for Five on Friday.
For today's post, I've chosen five things from these past five days.

I'm starting with this slice of pine nut loaf cake which my husband
made yesterday. It is delicious, especially with creme fraiche and tea
or coffee.

My husband is off work this week so he's had more time to do what he
 enjoys-- cooking. Today he's planning to make lemon ice cream.
It is going to be good. We're all very excited about it.

This is Markie's costume for fancy dress day at school today.

I've been busy making it this week. I've never made a costume before,
either for kids or grown-ups and it's been fun. Hope to write more
 about it soon.

My new pom-pom makers. I got two with different sizes and
this is the smaller of the pair.

Markie's costume was my excuse for this purchase. I made her
little antennas with pom-pom tops and having this little gadget made
the job easier. I thought it was a little extravagant at first, but now I'm
glad I got them. Next pom-pom project: Easter chicks.

This is the newly tidied wall shelf in our bedroom.

I've done some spring cleaning this week. It's so satisfying to know
 that every surface, item and corner had been cleaned, polished and tidied- well, almost. I still haven't finished, so more cleaning for me
next week.

My very simple makeshift loom.

I made it with cardboard and string. It's just a little experiment.
 Hopefully it will work and I'll have something woven to show you here next time.

So those are my five today. I'm joining in Five on Friday, taking five
minutes from our day to enjoy five things. Please click here to visit
the other people blogging about Five on Friday this week.

Thanks for visiting me here. Hope you all enjoy your weekend!


  1. I love the idea of pom pom chicks and I am certainly impressed with the look of that cake.

  2. I like the idea of pom pom chicks too, sounds like a fun make. I love lemon ice cream I hope your husband does make it x

  3. The costume looks brilliant and I didn't even know you could buy a Pom Pom maker. Yes I am in the midst of spring cleaning too, I love when you can get everything out on the washing line. Have a lovely weekend x

  4. The costume looks amazing! I could never manage something like that, very impressive. The pine nut loaf is making my mouth water. The loom is interesting, there have been a few people giving weaving a go on the web, it will be interesting to see what you come up with. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Love the sound of the pine nut loaf, never heard of that before, off to google, sounds yummy. I love weaving, hope you have fun, cannot wait to see what beauty you produce.

  6. I just had an ah ha moment, I should use my leftover yellow yarn to make chicks! Thank you for the inspiration, you are so clever!! Markies costume is wonderful, I am sure that she will be one of the best dressed, I hope she enjoys the day. Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend - and enjoy the lemon ice cream! xx

  7. That is an adorable costume you made. I'm sure Markie will love wearing it. I hope your homemade loom works out for you. I have one that I've had since I was a little girl and I really should get it out and make something on it. I'm visiting from 5 on Friday, where I've joined for the first time this week.

  8. You are lucky to be married to a talented baker and chef! I am drooling over the photo with the cake. Have a lovely weekend. x

  9. 5 wonderful things! Cute costume. I like your loom setup. Have a good weekend. Tammy

  10. Your husband sounds like a dream man to have around. Lemon ice cream. Oh my.

  11. What a brilliant costume! Looking forward to seeing what you make with your loom :) Lemon ice cream sounds delicious xx

  12. Oo, look forward to seeing the results of your loom. And I agree, you are lucky to have a husband who loves cooking
    Caz xx

  13. Hi Marion, I've called in via Five on Friday. So much joyous colour in your life! Thank you for sharing, I'll be calling in again. x

  14. Mmm, pine nut cake and lemon ice cream, they both sound absolutely delicious, your husband is a gem! Love the tidy bookshelf, it's so satisfying to have neat tidy places isn't it.

  15. What lovely things, Marion. Lemon ice cream sounds good and that cake looks delicious. I've never heard of pine nut cake before. I bet Markie was the best dressed bug at the ball! xx

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