Friday, 27 May 2011

Five fives on Friday

In 5 minutes' time, this snack will be gone.
Banana, mango and coconut from Graze - part of my lunch - and definitely eaten within 5 minutes of taking the photo! All gone by the time I was ready to write this post!

In 5 hours' time, this money will be gone.
 I'll be breaking into this £10 note at the Year 4 afternoon tea I'm attending later. The change will be paying for a takeaway tonight (end of half-term treat for us all). I find that cash never does stay in my purse for long....

In 5 days' time, these clippers will be gone.
Part of Project Declutter - since The Boy will no longer allow me to cut his hair and The Doctor has never let me near his, it was time to be rid of these. I listed them on Freecycle and had 4 responses within half an hour!

In 5 months' time, these shoes will be gone.
Frankly, I'll be lucky if we manage anywhere near 5 months, The Tomboy's feet are growing so quickly at the moment. The Boy's too. And even the shoes that don't get outgrown tend to get pretty much trashed....

In 5 years' time, this uniform will be gone.
In less than 5 years, in fact. The Boy only has another couple of months at primary school, and The Tomboy has 2 years left after this one. Much as we're looking forward to the new challenges and excitements ahead, this is the one that makes my heart ache just a little.

This post was brought to you by Amy's latest challenge - thanks (again!), Amy :)

23 comments:

Karen said...

I really like your clever take on Amy's challenge.

helena said...

like this take on the challenge - it is finally beginning to resonate with me

Ruth said...

Clever take on Amy's challenge. I'll be posting later.

Melissa said...

Great post & photos of things that will be gone. Hope your schedule is calming down!

Gail said...

Like what you've done with Amy's challenge and thanks for the link to her post.

Jimjams said...

I feel really bad now Mel because when I scrolled down there were 5 comments ... and I've spoiled that now :P

Great take on Amy's challenge.

Kirsty.a said...

I enjoyed this version of the challange. I'm going to have a go at it this weekend

Maria Ontiveros said...

I started to take posts of things that would be gone in five years and got a bit melancholy myself. My son will be out of the house in two years, which I know will go by in the blink of an eye.
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

love amy's challenge and it's amazing where 5 things can go.
jo xxx

debs14 said...

So clever how you have done the increments of fives - it's a great take on the challenge!

Tammy said...

Great photos and a great take on the challenge. The banana, mango and coconut looks and souns super yummy!

Photographing Mom said...

Interesting!! You're very creative!


And to answer your question on my blog ~ a comforter is like a bedspread. It's the top "blanket" on your bed. The one that gets seen.

jennifer said...

a nice glimpse into your life, from snacks to uniforms - great details! x

Alison said...

What a clever take on the challenge!
Alison xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love those Graze boxes you get, they all look so delicious!

JulieJ said...

Cool way to take it to another level.

Amy said...

Well done Mel, there are some many things around us that are changing .. I know some are feeling a bit down about various things that will change, me too if truth be told. I am really enjoying my final year with a little one at home - especially things like the feel of her small fingers in my hand .. I have to stop otherwise I get teary about that one!

Thanks for playing along :-)

Cheri said...

Really love your take on Amy's challenge!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I love this idea! Great way to document items in your house right now!

BunnyFreak said...

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Rachel Holaday said...

Fun to read! It felt like a mini-adventure...wondering what might be over the next 5! :)

Beverly said...

I am not of course surprised that you took such an interesting and creative path on Amy's challenge. As usual, love what you have done ;)

Melissa said...

MY daughter is moving into high school at the end of this year too ... although we have 6 months to go. Great take on the challenge.