Friday, 20 March 2015

Five on Friday

Every now and then it is useful to remember the small and big good things that happened to us during the week. It was one busy week and all is a bit hazy but here are 5 things that peeked out of the haze, like a mountain top from the mist.


  1. I went to the Open Day of the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at the University of Glasgow. It was amazing. Students displayed their conservation projects and explained what they were working on. I wish I had taken photos but I didn't. There were rubber bathing caps from the 1950s, waterproof Inuit anoraks from the mid 19th century made of seal gut (see examples), christening gowns from the same period and a bonnet made out of loofah like material and raspberry red delicate ribbon. I also found out about dyes and colours I had never heard of, for example Turkey Red. Best of all, I went for work! We are trying to forge links between the Sciences and the Arts and this was a great opportunity to do so.  
  2. Spring is all around us.  
  3. I have finished the body of my Lady Kina cardigan. The pattern is for a short sleeved cardi but I am not sure that our climate is really ideal for that. I am going to knit three quarter sleeves on.  
  4. All four children went to school for most of the week. Only Alistair was off sick for a day and half. Maybe that is the spring bug season coming to an end.
  5. We are enjoying some new play equipment campaigned for and organised by the local community council. 

What are you happy about this week? Curious what makes other bloggers smile? Check out the linkup for Five on Friday over at Amy's at Love Made My Home

30 comments:

  1. Glad the sickness is receding, everything always seems to improve once Spring creeps in! That open day sounds fascinating :) Looking forward to seeing the finished cardie :) Have a good week! x

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  2. Five great things - well, apart from the bug, but good to know that it is on the way out! The exhibition sounds fascinating, I love those sorts of things. Looking forward to seeing more of your cardigan as it progresses. Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  3. Sounds like a great exhibition. Hopefully all the bugs will start to disappear, fingers crossed anyway. Have a great weekend.

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  4. They sound like good things to be happy about and pleased the bug is on its way out. I'm just happy that spring is finally here and there are lighter evenings ahead... Even if it is grey and cold today!

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  5. What an interesting open day you went to for work, sounds fascinating. I do hope those bugs are gone for good ;). Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Glad you're at the end of the sickness bugs. Well done on your knitting, I still haven't started my cardigan. I really should... CJ xx

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  7. Oh I'm glad the sickness bug is going. It has been particularly awful this year around here too. The open day sounds great! I love to see how people interpret the same instructions. We also love the University of Glascow and attended a few open days as it was on our daughter's short list, beautiful buildings filled with friendly people. Have a lovely weekend x

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  8. My girls' jokes - they don't always make me laugh out loud but they make me happy.
    Wishing more happy things for you and yours. Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. The open day sounds fascinating. Glad to hear everyone is getting back to full health again. X

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  10. Spring does definitely seem to be here at last. I think the slightly warmer weather has made me smile this week and the lighter evenings too:)

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  11. hurray for an almost end to the sickness xxx

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  12. All four children in school at once - that is a result! Beautiful picture of the witch hazel - hope it smells as good as it looks! xx

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  13. Sounds like a busy week! The exhibition sounds very interesting. I had 4 of my own - now grown. Certainly keeps you busy - never a dull moment, I presume! xo Karen

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  14. Spring is with us - or just around the corner, it's a lovely time of year.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Some weeks can just be a blur. Lovely photo. Looking forward to seeing a photo of your new knit. I've been thinking of tackling that one too, but it is still too hot here to even think of starting a knitting project! cheers Wendy

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  16. Beautiful photo! Hamamelis, isn't it?
    In this interesting Center I would have been too - I am somewhat familiar with textiles and colors during my former profession.
    Have a quiet spring weekend

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  17. The open day sounds very interesting. I am glad all four children are back at school now, yes it's good to note the small things to be thankful for. Have a fantastic weekend Christina xx

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  18. Hey Christina,
    I have had a full week too. Your trip sound fascinating. My Mum bought me a new scarf yesterday, and someone asked me whether I had knitted it myself. I laughed my head off. Have a great weekend.
    Leanne xx

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  19. My week a bit grim, actually. All work and no play, But at least the sun shone for some of it and I got out in the garden.

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  20. Thank you for sharing these five very interesting things, Christina!
    The conservation projects sound fascinating.
    I'm sure the three quarter sleeves are a good choice. They look always pretty.
    Your colourful header is lovely! :)

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  21. It sounds like a busy week, I would make those sleeves long if I were you looking for ward to seeing it when it's done. :)

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  22. Hi Christina!

    Thanks so much for coming by to visit! It's so nice to make new friends and see new blogs (to me). I see and love that you have an "Annie" too, ;)

    I've seen photos of Scotland and it looks so beautiful. Definitely hope to visit one day.

    I love that Spring is finally upon us and giving us a lovely visit this year. Looking forward to more sunny days and green growing things.

    Have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  23. It sounds like a good week. I can't wait to see your Lady Kina, 3/4 length sleeves sounds like a perfect idea.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  24. Busy week .... I hop Alistair is feeling better now !! Have a lovely weekend !

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  25. I'm glad to hear that the illnesses seem to be leaving your household. We've been fighting our first bug since December, so we've been fortunate this year, all in all. I think 3/4 sleeves on your cardigan sound attractive and versatilel

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  26. We're getting over cold and tummy bugs but nothing too bad. It's great to see the lovely bright, spring weather we're having. I think we'll still have some cold days to come!

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  27. You are so right, it's import a t to remember the smaller good things as well as the big stuff. Your dive are pretty great moments. Sx

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  28. The open day sounds really interesting Christina and great that it was all in a day's work! Love three-quarter sleeves, they will be lovely on your cardi. Hope you've seen the last of those yucky tummy bugs. Have a great week. Jane xx

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  29. What a nice photo for your 5 on Friday and I enjoyed reading about your week. Thanks for the visit to my 5 on Friday at Julie's Lifestyle and your lovely comment. Have a lovely week.
    Julie

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Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, I love to hear from you, I really do. I sometimes reply by email but I am not all that reliable... Christina xx