7 February 2014

Random 5 Friday


A new venture - taking part in Random 5 Fridays.

So here's my five random facts:


1. I am loving this magazine. It's new to me, but it's already on its 8th issue!



2. Our daughter (just turned 16) is a cool artist - she painted this for us for Christmas, the doodles are all freehand in black marker, the cats in acrylic paint. She intended it to hang above our bed, but I display it proudly in the living room for all to see :)





3. I am constantly drinking water with a slice of lemon throughout the day... 
Got to keep those wrinkles at bay :)




4. I pray/meditate every day. 
At least my stroke-affected right hand can still hold my prayer beads -
when I'm relaxed enough.




5. There's still time to enter this week's Giveaway. I'm having 13 weeks of Giveaways to celebrate my 50th birthday on April 28, and I'm happy to ship worldwide from the UK. 
Leave a comment on the Giveaway post here (where's there's more info and photos), 
or mention below you'd like to enter, and I'll add your name to the draw on Sunday :-)



And that's it for my first Random 5.
I'm not sure if they meet the spec, but I'll know when I visit others' lists...
Thanks for reading xx

30 comments:

  1. Your daughter's picture is beautiful - what a talented girl! She must get it from her Grandpa? :-)

    Love this post.... What a good idea. I may steal!

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    1. I'm hoping I've done it right... Nancy, the hostess, doesn't post hers and the link-ups till later today, so I'm running blind at the mo... It is a great idea though, isn't it?

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  2. Beautiful art by your daughter! A true talent! And I also love water with lemon :)

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    1. I'm a hopelessly proud mama...
      xx

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  3. Nice to see you at Random 5 - it's my most liked meme...
    This magazine could I also liked (but in Germany it is not)
    Have a great day and weekend

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  4. Talented daughter . . . such fun watching our children "find their way!"
    You did just find for your first Random . . . Welcome!
    I am a lemon and water "daily" too . . . I have struggled with kidney stones, one of the "must do" from my urologist. And so far I am almost to a year, kidney stone free . . .

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  5. LOVE your daughter's art work!! She has a great talent.

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  6. Happy birthday to your daughter 16 WOW I remember my girls when they were 16. Happy Birthday to you too. I am so happy you can hold your prayer beads I know they comfort. Hug B

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  7. Welcome to Random Five. You will love it, it is a great community of fun people. Your daughter is an amazing artist. I always displayed my daughter's stuff right out there too, but mine I always tucked away in more hidden parts of the house. That is changing :)

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  8. I found your blog through the link on Nancy's linked up..but when I click on your name and came here it said nothing found..Glad to find you finally, and hope you will like Random 5 Friday as much as I do.

    Your daughter's painting is fantastic!

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  9. i love water ... with lemon is heaven. ( :
    welcome to the R5F group ... it is tons of fun keep showing up ... Nancy & all of us are great friends ... you meet & learn so much all together. happy weekend.

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  10. Your daughter's drawings remind me of tattoo art. Very cool.
    Thanks for joining in R5F this week.

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  11. Talented daughter. Water with lemon -- yum! I loved the Four Agreements. Welcome to R5F ... you'll meet lots of great folks.

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  12. I've started adding lemon to my water, it really is quite refreshing. Such a lovely gift from your daughter! Lovely to meet you!

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  13. Great to 'meet you' I see you like Seth Lakeman what a talent he is do you know Show of Hands they are from the West country like Seth ?

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    1. No, but I'll check them out :)
      I saw Seth at Lincoln Uni before he became famous - a fantastic show where he played non-stop!!

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  14. What a lovely gift from your daughter! Lemon juice and water to stop wrinkles? Okay, I'm going to go make a couple of gallons ;)

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  15. Welcome to Random 5, Claire! I read your about-me with great interest. I had a stroke 3 years ago and my right side was also affected. The photo on the magazine you show reminds me of a book I'm reading, Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

    Your daughter is incredibly talented! Naturally you want everyone to enjoy her art.

    For me, it's hot water. 8-10 cups a day. But I just noticed two wrinkles yesterday, so I don't think it's working! lol

    What Buttons said. It must be very comforting to be able to hold your prayer beads.

    I just had my 51st birthday 3 months ago. Happy pre-birthday!

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  16. Welcome to Random 5 Friday, nice to "meet" you as well! Your daughter's artwork is beautiful, you are right to display it in the living room!

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  17. Your daughter is so talented - what a nice piece of art to display! Water with lemon helps wrinkles? - Yeah!!

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  18. Nice to meet you. Your daughter is talented - keep encouraging her. I drink warm lemon water in the a.m. So many health benefits. I definitely going to check out the magazine. Margie

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  19. Your daughter is a great artist! I would proudly hand that picture for all to see too. It's nice to "meet" you...thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

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  20. Your daughter creates beautiful art!

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  21. Your daughter is very talented.

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  22. WOW, Your daughters work is wonderful. I LOVE to doodle myself. Its so relaxing.

    Hugs~

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  23. Your daughter is quite talented! What a wonderful creation she made!
    So nice that you take time to meditate .... sorry to hear about your stroke.
    Have a great weekend.
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  24. So nice to meet you (coming over through Random 5/Nancy). Your daughter's art is beautiful - very talented. I'm not familiar with that magazine (will have to check it out). Wishing your peace and tranquility in your recovery.

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  25. Your daughter is very talented! I read your about me page...was sorry to hear you had had a stroke. (Thanks for visiting my blog--this is my favorite meme now. I wish I had time to visit everyone.)

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  26. I hope you've enjoyed your first link up with Random5Facts! Glad to see you here! You've done a great and interesting job of sharing a few facts with us! Love your daughter's artwork. It definitely needs to be front and center!

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  27. Your daughter is very talented. I paint too ... cats ! Welcome in our group !

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - I really appreciate it!
It's good to know I'm not alone :)