Sunday Sevens // 47 2015

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blogging series that rounds up your week in seven photos. Nip over to Nat’s blog for all the info.   The last full week of November was a busy week that marked the middle of the half term but was not yet time to begin the countdown to Christmas. 

1.  Monday meant a training course on the new Key Stage 1 assessment arrangements. It was definitely useful and very informative, and just to be polite I managed to squeeze in a delicious dessert after the ample main course. With cream, obviously. 

 2.  To counteract my substantial lunch I walked 5 miles after work on Monday night. It was cold and rainy, but I felt better for going. Once I’d dried off. 

 3.  My first duo of wines arrived from Aldi Wine Club! That’s right- I am very excited to be part of the 6th panel. 

 4.  After work cuddles with Oliver. 

 5.  I think I’m saving the full details for a separate blog post, but my mum and I spent a lovely Saturday together in Harrogate at the Knitting and Stitching Show.  

 6.  A stormy walk which the dogs loved but during which I struggled to put one foot in front of the other due to the strong wind! It’s becoming much more of a wintry landscape now. 

 7. My first Christmas related chocolate – a (none-Lindt) reindeer.  

 This weekend I’ve made a bit of progress with Christmas gifts, but have also spent an obscene amount on myself due to a combination of Black Friday sales and fabric related bargains in Harrogate. I know I won’t really focus on Christmas until school has broken up, and there’s still plenty to do there to keep me busy. Have a great week. 


23 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 47 2015

  1. Not Lindt!! Bet it was still good!!

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  2. Wet and windy kind of sums up the weather here too, five miles in that sounds v impressive. I was looking forward to getting to the Harrogate show with my mum, but daft husband arranged to be away with work and since taking the kids too was a complete no-no, I had to give it a miss 😦 Look forwRd to hearing how you got on.

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  3. Very jealous about the Harrogate show. Would love to visit a yarn/fabric fest. Maybe one year I’ll time my visit home to the UK with one of them! 🙂

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  4. Well done on still getting out in this awful weather. I’ve not managed one proper run or walk this week which has left me feeling really sluggish. I’m also envious of you going to Harrogate. I have absolutely no excuse for not going except I couldn’t get motivated to get out in this terrible weather. looking forward to reading about your trip there 🙂

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    • I know what you mean – I think when you’re used to walking/running it feels wrong not to, although I’ve never felt like that about any other kind of exercise haha!
      Harrogate was great but I did spend a small fortune (to make the most of the bargains, obviously). I’ll try and write my blog post soon so you can see my spoils 🙂


  5. That dessert looks incredible!

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  6. corrineappleby

    I went to the Knit and Stitch show yesterday! It was ace but I spent FAR too much money!

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  7. STH

    Good job on getting outside in the cold! Winter arrived rather suddenly here, too, and I have been completely wimpy about walking in it. Such a nice picture of you and your mom–I bet the Harrogate show was a great time!

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  8. Wet and windy all round then, the South West hasn’t been any different and I’ve been hibernating inside by the open fire rather than embracing it and walking the dogs! I would have loved to have gone to the Knitting and Stitching show, but it’s just too far to contemplate. Glad you enjoyed it:)

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  9. Me too envious of your trip to the knitting and stitching show. Well done on the 5 mile walk. I’m too am regularly rocking that bedraggled wet hair beneath the woolly hat look 🙂

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  10. Oh that pudding looks good! Very jealous! I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Knitting & Stitching Show 😀

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