Sunday Sevens, (a trial run)

As I enjoy reading everyone else’s ‘Sunday Sevens’ (created by Nat over at Threads and Bobbins), 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.

Monday:

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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).

Tuesday:

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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:

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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 😉 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…

Thursday:

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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).

Friday:

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 canapés on offer. Whoops!

Saturday:

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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.

Sunday:

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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,

Teresa.