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Fionnuala’s February Five For A Fiver Friday

…or ‘How Many Fs Can You Put In A Blog Post Title’.
I have made a few really lovely purchases over the last week or so and that has motivated me to join in with Julia from Rainbeaubelle’s linky 5 under 5. I’m working with Euro rather than GBP but the idea is the same.
So, here are my five:


A glass jar for holding bits and bobs, candles or for use as a vase, €1.50
Intricately painted real eggs, 80 cent each
A tea set for four, €5.00
Tulips, €1.98
A baking book, free in exchange for baking a cake
The glass jar, the eggs and the tea set were all finds from my latest discovery – a second hand warehouse not far from where my in-laws live.

How I hadn’t noticed it before, I do no know. Apparently it has been there for 18 years, but it seems to be a well kept secret. I have a feeling I will be a regular visitor.




The tulips were a treat to myself when doing the grocery shopping on Saturday. I adore tulips. They are one of my very favourite flowers and, at this time of year, I often buy myself a bunch as a little reward for doing the grocery shopping.


The baking book – 1 Dough, 50 Cakes – was a present from our wonderful local independent bookshop. Every year the shop holds a bake sale in aid of a local charity. To encourage us to bake (as if I needed encouragement!), the shop offers a small range of baking books in exchange for a cake donation. I have taken part the last couple of years. I find it a really nice idea.
I’ve baked a few tray bakes from this book already (photos below) and they worked out perfectly. Tomorrow I will be handing over my cake donation and buying a few slices from the range on offer. I may even make tea in my new tea set to go with them.


4 thoughts on “Fionnuala’s February Five For A Fiver Friday

  1. Thanks Lisa. It was great. I will definitely be going back there. I have a post in planning, so check back soon. Wishing you a lovely weekend too. Safe trip back from Belfast. x

  2. Oh what a lovely selection! Tea and cake, two of my favourite ever things 🙂 I have to say, the cakes you have made look beautiful. Thank you so much for joining in! xx Julia

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