Friday, 6 May 2016

Five for Friday edition 7

1. Heavens! Let's talk about the price of school clothes. Even at our school shop that is slightly cheaper than the supplier I payed R316 for one tracksuit pant and a pair of hockey socks. The fact that the hockey socks was R96 just makes it a tad more shocking.

2. On that note hockey season starts today - the first year A is playing the full format of the game and league. Somehow with rugby and netball this starts at u/9 level and with hockey only at u/11 level.

3. All of a sudden we have cold weather mostly in the mornings and evenings. I adore cardigans - real, soft knitted thin ones with cute buttons. Somehow I always gravitate towards black/grey with red or turquoise in winter. This year it is as if I am trying to extend summer with pastels. And a lovely little shop with the most gorgeous beads has opened at our little local shopping street. She hangs racks and racks of beads in colours - gorgeous. It's one of the moms from school and I will certainly support her.

4. An unexpected gift from a friend brightens your whole day (and week to follow). To think someone was kind enough and thought of you to send you something out of the blue warms my heart. And makes me think that I have neglected random acts of kindness. Also I hear these will have to be done without the Post office - which is striking again from yesterday. Thanks dear Marcia. 
5. Bookclub remains a huge treat for me and a highlight of every month. Good food, good company and books to read. Winners on all fronts. I totally enjoyed Tuesdays' bookclub as always.

13 comments:

  1. I love your pastel colors for winter!! Black and grey is so easy but I find that color always cheers me up :-D

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    1. Colour always makes life better

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  2. Always love catching up with you!

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  3. I can't believe what the price of school clothes are. I'm battling with the 4 of them! Love the beads :)

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    1. One bit of luck is that our school clothing is unisex except for the summer skort and pants and sports clothes of course. So I can hand down most for the boys.

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  4. Surprise thought of you gifts are the best!

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  5. So glad it got to you in one piece :o and that you appreciated the gesture :)

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  6. I hear you on school clothes. If I have to pay R425 for a school jacket it drives me up the wall to find that it must be hand washed and it cannot be squeezed out. How on earth do you dry that in winter? So you have to fork out for multiples in order to get through the week.

    I love the random acts of kindness. You have inspired me to do this for someone else.

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    1. Thank goodness ours are the pop into the washing machine and hang out to dry type. And they dry quickly - but you still need two

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  7. Also shocked at the cost of school clothing. And you think you are buying a quality product from the school outfitters and I find after 4 months I'm sewing on buttons and the school socks are unravelling.
    Seems lots of us bloggies kids love hockey.
    Love cardigans, but I like the big chunky ones that one mostly finds in the mens section. Needless to say I don't have any newish cardigans and today I'm wearing one of DH's jackets.
    Have a blessed week

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    1. Hockey is fun and has grown a lot in our school - especially under the boys - although I do not think one of our boys will play this year

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  8. I am already frightened for when we have to buy Jamie's school clothes for Grade 1 at the end of this year... the prices are insane!
    Oooh I need to get some new cardigans for this winter and definitely some beads too, I just have one grey string and I love that wooden beads.
    The heart locket is stunning! I just ordered something similar with my mother's day voucher :)
    xx

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