Five on Friday!

I am going to try to link up with Amy from Love Made My Home for Five On Friday.

I’ve  seen this done on American blogs but didn’t realise there was a British host too so, was delighted when I saw it on Kathy’s blog The Next Phase. Now, I just need to link the right parts, I may be some time! imageOne – Carnations.  I always have fresh flowers on my window sill. Admittedly, I usually opt for lilies. However, the colour of these carnations matched my rug exactly  so I brought these home with me instead. Unbelievably, they are about three weeks old and still going strong. image Two – Carrot Cake with Orange Frosting. This is my  favourite cake of all time. I can’t make it too often because the topping is mostly butter and I fear for the calorie content. The recipe is here , it is so easy to make and as always this one didn’t last long.imageThree – The Coast. We are so lucky here on the Wirral to have access to such a large variety of coastlines. We have salt marshes in Parkgate, the banks of the Dee at Thurstaston and then the River Mersey and Irish Sea at New Brighton. We lived in Milton Keynes for a few years and missed the coast so much, I never take it for granted. I find being next to it very soothing.image Four – Homelands. I appreciate that myself and Mr G are very late to the party on this one, not sure why but we missed it when it started. However, we have now discovered it on catch up and I for one am, simply addicted. The twists and turns in each episode is keeping me hooked. We have almost finished the first series but at least there is plenty more to keep us occupied. image Five – Global Scouse Day. This is quite a local celebration of a dish that is mostly enjoyed by people with any sort of connection to Liverpool. Mr G and I were raised on Scouse. Traditionally, it is made with Beef and I will be making some that way for Mr G. However, the rest of us will be eating a vegetarian version called blind Scouse, this has also been enjoyed for years around these parts but usually only when beef was not available. It is rumoured that this where the term scousers comes from.

That’s it for this week, fingers crossed the links have worked.

imageHave a lovely weekend xx

12 thoughts on “Five on Friday!

  1. Thank you for joining in Lisa – five great things! I hope that you have a great scouse day! I hadn’t heard of a special day for it before! We like Homeland too, it has a lot of twists yet to come is all I will say!! Thank you again for taking part, I hope that you have a great weekend and that you will join in again sometime! xx


  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. I also started my blog after following others and I always like finding new blogs and bloggers to follow. I’ll come back later to have another look around here.
    Great post, by the way. We’ve enjoyed all the Homeland series, particularly the latest one. Prepare yourselves for more plot twists to come! Have a lovely weekend!



    1. Hi Marion,

      Thank you for your lovely comment, it’s so exciting when one is left isn’t it? Ooooo Amy said that about Homeland too, I really don’t know how we missed it. My husband and I have decided to stay in tomorrow evening and watch a few episodes back to back. I know Damian Lewis’s performance got lots of attention, but I think Clare Danes is fantastic.

      Thanks again and have a lovely weekend

      Lisa xx


  3. Hi, I’m popping over from Amy’s Friday Five. I love the ocean too, and once lived away from it and we hated it. I think the sea must be in your blood when you feel about it like that! Your carnations are lovely.


    1. Hi Rachel,

      I think you are so right! Even the salty smell of the River Mersey is comforting to me although, I wouldn’t swim in it! Thank you for popping over and leaving a lovely comment, have a great rest of your weekend, Take care x


  4. We’re so lucky to live on the Wirral aren’t we. There’s so many nice places to go for a wander and you’re never very far from the coast. Scouse is one of our favourites too. Have a good week x


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