Friday Five : April 24th 2020

Friday 24 April 2020

Hi. I thought I'd bang out a Friday Five. Nothing fashion related - just things and tings off the top off my head. I've not done one since we started lockdown and I've not even been sure what to talk about but I just felt that now we're a month in, I can do my thing again. So not many pretty photos apart from one of some tulips and my usual lot of gibberish.

Friday Five (1 of 5) Tulips

Pretty ... but I prefer white ones.

I normally buy white tulips but they didn't have any white ones in Aldi when I did my weekly shop so I decided to opt for a super cheery coloured bunch as there was a little something in me that said "we need a little happy colour". I stared at them for a few days till they did my head in and moved them somewhere out of sight.

Friday Five (2 of 5) Fruit Flies

I spotted an online discussion about fruit flies and how there seems to be an increase in them of late and more importantly - how to deal with them. Have you noticed how apart from fruit, they seem to land in your red wine if you drink red wine that is? They seem to be drawn to the vinegary note. So put a little dish out with some red wine vinegar (if you want to hang on to your precious wine) and cover it with some cling film. Pop a few holes big enough for the flies to get in. They get drawn in by the smell, pop in through the holes and then get addled and can't find their way out. I caught about 20 today! #SuetheFruitFlySlayer

Friday Five (3 of 5) Rich Tea Biscuits

That's my biscuit of choice currently. Oreos are George's choice. Custard Creams are Ben's. And Ginger Parkin biscuits are the hubby's. What's your biscuit of choice?

Friday Five (4 of 5) Spaghetti 

That hole in the spoon actually has a purpose.

Do you have one of those spaghetti spoon things? One of those funny shaped utensils which help with ladling out spaghetti? Well have you noticed they have a hole in the middle of the spoon? Did you know the size of that hole is exactly one portion of spaghetti?

Friday Five (5 of 5) Banoffee Pie

I'm bored of banana loaf so I thought I'd make banoffee pie. I'm not sure why as I don't even like bananas that much. So I bought a tin of Caramel Condensed Milk - this is the shortcut if you don't want to boil a tin of condensed milk for hours to make it caramelise. Shortcuts all the way for me! However, you need a loose bottom flan tin to make it easy to lift out your "pie". I don't have one of those. Back to banana loaf then.


Last Note :

  • It goes without saying. Thank you to all the people out there still working and trying to keep this world of ours ticking over during Covid 19. I'm not great with words but just "Thank you".


  1. Replies
    1. My boys like them with Nutella on - tastes like a chocolate Digestive then!

  2. I line tins with foil to help remove baked goods - it may work for your banoffee pie. Although my friend, who makes delicious ones, puts it in a pyrex dish and serves it out of that - so yummy ��


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