Sunday Sevens, (a trial run)

As I enjoy reading everyone else’s ‘Sunday Sevens’ (created by Nat over at Threads and Bobbins),Β I’d thought I’d give it a trial run this week. Not sure I could manage it every week though, which is probably a good thing to spare you all my rubbish photography skills.



Back to school, early morning alarm:ugh! Enough said… Sanity restored at my first yoga class of the week, (photo here clearly taken before the class itself).



Early Tuesday evening was spent catching up on some marking and preparation for school. After the kids had gone to bed, I enjoyed having a first stab at some freehand embroidery, based on a project from my recently purchased book. I started with the easiest: some heart-shaped lavender bags, and tried not to worry too much about the end results, but just to give it a go …



Wednesday was was my day off. This meant getting started on my giant to-do list, jobs I meant to get sorted out over half term πŸ˜‰ I managed to tick half of them off before treating myself to a well-earned spot of reading on the couch. This book came highly recommended, but it’s a complicated plot to keep track of, so I’ve been trying to make myself read larger chunks at a time to fully immerse myself in it, which seems to be working. I’m about half way through now, but there’s still some way to go yet…



While I was waiting for my son to finish his piano lesson, I nipped to a couple of local charity shops and found a good pile of books for them both to enjoy, (except for the top one which came from Waterstones, and was bought with a voucher my son received off his grandparents for doing well in his recent school report). In the evening I went to my second yoga class of the week: amazingly hard to get a flattering photo whilst doing yoga. This, believe it or not, was one of the better ones (even with my backside in the air).


Ahem, yes Friday! Totally forgot to take any photos sorry! Nothing exciting happened in the day, just usual school stuff, but I did go to my first Stella and Dot party in the evening, hosted by another mum from my children’s school, which is a kind of modern version of the 70s Tupperware parties, in case you haven’t come across them before. A real shame I didn’t take any photos actually, as the trays of jewellery on display were very impressive, as were the canapΓ©s on offer. Whoops!



Saturday morning was spent at my usual Zumba class. In the afternoon I took the children to a local park, just about managing to dodge the showers.


imageΒ image

And finally we visited the newly revamped Altrincham market for lunch this afternoon. The old market house has been recently modernised and is now occupied by a range of lovely, independent food and drink outlets. I chose a kale and chorizo oven-baked pizza. As you can see in the background my son made light work of his.

So there you go, and yes, I know I clearly can’t count, English teachers, hey?! I won’t be joining in every week, as I’m guessing most of my weeks would look pretty ‘samey’, but I enjoyed giving it a try. Maybe I’ll try again over a half term, when we tend to be a bit more adventurous…

Hope everyone else had good weeks too,




21 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens, (a trial run)

  1. Hello from Sunday Sevens land! I enjoyed your photos πŸ™‚ The second one of you doing yoga is particularly odd, haha… Your head doesn’t look like it’s attached to your body!

  2. I have not come across Sunday Sevens before – I guess it’s a sort of Instagram round up for the blog? So, as you are clearly into your fitness, have you made any sportswear? I have got the pattern for Fehrtrade VNA top but haven’t tackled it yet. Have a good week – rather jealous that you get a day off!

    • I always enjoy reading other bloggers’ round ups, so thought I’d give it a one-off try. Not sure I could keep up the daily photographs though… Did consider trying to make sportswear, but to be honest my to-sew list is so long anyway I’m not sure I’d ever get round to it. I think getting the right fabrics might prove tricky too. Never say never, but can’t see it happening any time soon…

  3. Loved your first venture into Sunday Sevens! I definitely have a better choice of pics when it’s half term, but it’s nice to keep a bit of a record during term time too (and shh, but my photos are never as spaced out as one per day, the majority usually miraculously come together on the Saturday!) Your embroidery looked beautiful, can’t wait to see the results.

  4. Well done, great 1st attempt. Enjoyed reading your catch-up, the yoga looks tricky! I tried 2 weeks ago but forgot weds & thurs so big fail and didn’t post. Gonna give it another go this week πŸ˜€

  5. Thank you for joining in! It’s great to do every now and agin too if you can’t manage it every week πŸ™‚ And don’t worry too much about ‘taking’ a photo every day…. most of mine are just taken as and when I remember! Ha! I love the yoga photos! Great book finds too!

  6. Enjoyed getting a glimpse into your week. I just got into Yoga and after Youtubing it for a few weeks I’m going to my first class tomorrow.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s