Welcome once again to Five On Friday. It is great to have you here. Sorry that I have been absent for most of this week, if you read my previous post you will get the gist as to why that has been. The "conference" is arranged for next month...
In case you haven't read that post, I want to apologise once again for not commenting on your Five On Friday posts last week. I am so sorry about that, I have been sick and just wasn't up to commenting. I did though read all of your posts and I am, as always, so grateful and thankful to you all for taking part and joining in and of course enjoyed reading what you had to share.
Without you all joining in, visiting, writing posts and so on Five On Friday wouldn't exist and I know that some of you are very kind to say that it is down to me, and I certainly started it, but it is thanks to you all carrying it on that has made it a success!! Thank you!!
My Five things this week are four actual "things" and then one other "thing", you will see what I mean...
There are so many things coming out, blooming and as you will see in a moment, flowering. Here are just a few.
The "seasonal" cactus has decided that it is the season for flowering again... I don't know why, but it is. I will take any and all flowers at any time though!
Lots of buds on the clematis - above - and coming on the tulips.
The hostas are coming along nicely. Not so pretty to look at right now, but they will be.
Above is one of the bleeding hearts and below is the peony. I think that I need more peonies. Might need to rectify that this year...
The grapevine is doing its thing. I am always so happy to see it coming back into life each year. You know how I worry about it!!!
There are flowers as well as buds.
Daffodils and clematis.
Wallflowers and - probably non native - bluebells.
Along with a tiny little purple geranium. So delicate and so pretty!
Forget me nots - anyone know why some of the flower centres are yellow and some white? I wish I knew.
Last week I received a letter from a friend who I have corresponded with online, but not by letter with, we are going to write good old fashioned letters to each other. It was so lovely to get a real letter in the post and I really enjoyed reading it. Until I started to write a reply I had forgotten the pleasure of not only reading, but writing letters. So different to blog posts somehow and definitely to e-mails. It was a real joy. I look forward to more!
Someone asked me about my pineapples. Yes, in theory I only collect brass ones. Otherwise I would be overrun with them. Although I do have one "gold" ceramic one. So what this green candle pineapple was doing getting in to the house I don't know. Any excuse really, but yes, in theory just brass pineapples!!
OK, so those were the four "normal things" and this one is the one that is a bit different.
I have written several times already about wanting to start a new venture with my social media "activities" and that I have wanted to start to make some videos. After much trial and error and many tribulations I think - think! - that I am finally ready to start. Today I am sharing my first video podcast with you today!!!!!
I am sharing it here on Five On Friday for a couple of reasons, I want to make sure that YOU - my bloggy friends - all know that I am not going anywhere. My blog will still remain and so will Five On Friday. I will also continue to blog during the rest of the week. The podcasts will be shared here, which will be either once a week or once every two weeks depending on how things go. You will also be able to find them on YouTube at my channel - Love Made My Home - and on Ravelry in the Love Made My Home Ravelry Group. You can find these places by clicking the buttons on the sidebar of my blog and then you can join or subscribe to take part. I hope to see some of you in these new places if you are interested.
Hopefully all of that makes sense. The other reason for sharing this here today is that more of you read these posts than any others so this is a good way for me to reach you and let as many of you as possible know what changes I am making and at the same time that I am not leaving my blog or Five On Friday.
So to sum up, new stuff happening, old stuff carrying on, easily find it here on the blog and then go other places to find me too. I waffle too much....
That is it really. I hope that you will watch the video and will enjoy it. Please please please let me have your feedback and comments, do you like it, will you watch, things you want to see. All of that good stuff.
Here is the video, a bit more writing down below to read after you have watched it!
Thank you for the very kind comments and messages you have left me recently. I so appreciate them and you have been so kind and supportive and caring too and that has really helped me. Your kindness knows no bounds it seems and with all that is happening in the world today that really is an amazing and heartwarming thing isn't it.
I will "leave you in peace" now to watch the video. I wish you a great weekend with lots of fun. I will be round to read your posts and comment and I hope that you will go and visit some of the other posts too.
Thank you for everything.
p.s. sorry for the rather abrupt ending to the video, I will "sign off" in a better fashion next time! Thank you for watching!
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