Five for Friday 


Here are five things I love that I have in my home. 

1. My photo gallery 

2. My coffee table . It has a painted metal house tea light holder and a tray I got from Asda with one of my domes (I use them a lot in my home ) and inside is a ceramic owl. A Yankee Candle tea light jar and a Yankee Candle small jar with saucer and shade. 

3. My painted wooden candlesticks and lantern.

4. My mantle clock. John gave it to me for our 15th Wedding Anniversary and it was brown but I painted it white .

5. My late Grandmother’s tea set . I have the tea pot, sugar bowl and milk jug on a shelf in my kitchen and some of the cups displayed in one of my domes. I love the flowers . I remember it was in my Grandmother’s china cabinet and it was never used.

X Dawn  



Five for Friday 


Five guilty pleasures, maybe not guilty but defiantly pleasurable!

1.Eating my favourite icecream sitting in my cosy bed watching a rom com.

2. Dipping a freddo frog chocolate bar into my coffee (please don’t judge me )

3. Lying in a steaming hot bubble bath listening to Enya songs. ..I could stay there all day.

4. After a shower I try to stay in my pj’s for as long as possible even if I am planning to go out I won’t get dressed until the last moment. .I love my pj’s

5. Making cookie dough just to eat the cookie dough (again please  don’t judge me ) I make a good chocolate chip cookie dough and roll it into a sausage and chill it . I then slice the dough and actually make cookies but the last 2 inches of dough has to be kept raw just so I can break little pieces off to nibble …it is yummy I promise you .

What are your five?  Be honest!

X Dawn

Five for Friday


Wow Friday again already,this week has flown by, I have been organising and this weekend I need to clean,I have the plumber in at the moment trying to finished the jobs that need doing in my new bathroom.

Here is my Five for Friday…pics that make me smile,as I have been doing a digital de clutter most of my photos have been put onto memory cards I have chosen from the ones I have yet to get onto cards.

  1. image054Don’t put bunny in the bag,even before she was two Emily had been a good talker and one day I took her out and she had her little bag and her beloved bunny,when we were in town I was trying to get her back into her pushchair and sort coats etc and she came out with “Nanny please don’t put bunny in the bag” my friend’s grown up daughter was with us and she couldn’t believe how well she could talk for her age.
  2. mobile-pics-072When my Grandson Mason was born he came to visit in his car seat and I had to take this pic,look how tiny he is an his little legs,so cute and it makes me smile.
  3. 2014-08-16-15-10-48My Hubby John in a suit,he is an HGV driver and I am used to seeing him in jeans and his working boots and I love to see him in a suit,it makes me smile. he isn’t very comfortable but I like it.
  4. 10698603_10203728929036238_7975245672600124903_nThis picture of my innocent looking Sister Tracy who is two years younger than me  ,there are just the two of us and we used to argue when we were growing up and she looked so sweet and innocent but wasn’t, she is quite funny and the queen of innuendo,she is a breast cancer survivor,she had chemo and radiotherapy at the age of 40 and thank god she is still here to laugh and joke,she thinks she is funnier than me but we all know that isn’t true. this Pic makes me smile.
  5. wpid-dsc_0009.jpg My fur baby Alfie makes me smile every day, he can be fast asleep but the second you rustle a packet or hears any food related noise he is off his chair waiting and giving me the look,he is now lying on my feet snoring as I am typing .

Have a great Friday,what makes you smile ? please comment below.

x Dawn

5 things for Friday 


I used to love the Friday five posts I used to read and post on blogs a while ago. I thought I would bring it back,please feel to add your five in the comments I would love to know .

5 Things I am watching. 

1. Unforgetton .I love a crime drama , Nicola Walker who plays DCI Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar DS Dunholme Khan in this gritty drama. I am currently watching season 2.

2. Silent Witness . I am currently watching season 20 of this award winning series . The show started in 1996 which is incredible. The current show stars Emilia Fox as Dr. Nikki Alexander which has been Inn the shown since season 8. I love this show and it shows just how far forensics has come since the start of this amazing show.

3. Secrets and Lies . I love this US crime drama starring Juliette Lewis as Detective Andrea Cornell I was gripped at season 1. If you haven’t seen it you should give it a go.

4. The Affair. .I absolutely love this show.  It stars Ruth Wilson and Dominic West,they play Americans Alison Lockhart and Nosh Solloway. The show explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Alison and Noah. I love the format of the show which shows the story from both perspectives and I am gripped.  I love the twists and I can’t wait to see the next episode.  It is shown on Sky Atlantic.

4. Delicious with Dawn French and Emilia Fox who are in a love triangle with Dawns ex you have to watch this one it is on sky 1 . It has only just started but I know I am going to enjoy the antics of Gina (French)  and Sam (Fox) who have both been betrayed by Leo played by Iain Glen.

What are you watching?

X Dawn

Friday five


Senses…this I hate,

  1. Sight….spitting,It makes me gag just thinking about it,it is a vile habit,especially in the street….disgusting.
  2. Sound….nails on a chalkboard,the screeching,eeeeewwww
  3. Smell…this is hard but I hate the smell of cloves,at Christmas everyone has those spiced candles and I loathe the smell,I like Christmas baking etc but not the cloves,they are far too pungent for me.
  4. Touch….I can’t touch liver (smell,taste,touch all in one!),John’s Mum used to make liver and bacon for him and I couldn’t touch it,I worked in a butchers for a while and still gag at the thought of picking it up ….eeeewwww
  5. Taste….Aniseed,the sweets,Tarragon(to me has that anise flavour),Pernot,vile stuff

There are my five hates,very hard has I have quite a few!

What are yours?

x Dawn


Friday five


What I have been doing/posting on Facebook this week

1.I sent these pictures to my Sister in a private message on Facebook this morning,it is the two bargains I got from the fashion show and sale last night,it was the fundraiser I wrote about in my previous post.

12219439_10206313841497434_7895731340241569754_n I got a monsoon top for just £10 it is a nicer red than on the photo.

12219450_10206313840977421_7428534497893265288_nThese cute PJ’s that I am saving for Christmas Eve,gotta have new PJ’s for Christmas Eve! they were supposed to be £8 but when I get home I found out they had charged me £4 so an extra bargain.

2.I posted these two photo’s on Facebook this week as I made some breakfast bite muffins for the freezer, they are basically a crust-less omelette baked in a muffin tin, I use cooked bacon,mushroom and spring onion and I mix with beaten eggs ,salt and a sprinkle of smoked paprika, I then crumble some de frosted hash browns into the mixture and bake in a greased muffin tin, they can be eaten hot or cold and can be frozen and defrosted, these can be packed as a lunch or warmed in the oven and are really tasty.

12232743_10206300003111483_6177266415624940617_oexcuse the messy tray I spilt mixture on the silicone muffin tin,I used a ladle because I was too lazy to get a jug,serves me right, it is quite a deep tray  and I use it for baking and chilling desserts like jelly etc.

12239580_10206300004591520_618366924292923997_nI put an extra sprinkle of grated cheese on top,don’t the look good?

3.I posted this on Facebook ,I got a wrap from Matalan in the summer but am wearing it still because I have some warm moments,I only just realised after months that my insulated coffee cup matches my wrap,doh !

12196223_10206278564055520_9032447364351530917_n pretty,dots are in again,perhaps they never went away?

4.I posted pics of my coffee table on Facebook, they little house is for burning tea lights and was £5 from Matalan and is so cute ,it looks great when the tea light is lit.

11201850_10206291354495273_1085789637729347618_n cute isn’t it? 12189203_10206291354135264_8674947640167855185_o also on my coffee table is my coffee tray with a few candles my little owl and small wooden H,I did buy this to hang on the wall from E-bay it said large but was too small for the wall, I think it looks pretty on my tray,the tray was just £6 from Asda.

5.12187806_10206265692613742_6852606881404629852_n I have not been too well and have had a chest infection and one day last week I stayed in my pj’s on the sofa watching Youtube, keeping warm in my snuggly throw that I got from Homesense one of my favourite places for home wear’s.  The table is a little adjustable table I use the laptop or the kids use it for colouring,it was from Ikea I think it was £15 and so handy,

I hope yo like my five, be back soon X Dawn