Sunday Sevens #3

20160313_110739Last week, after a traumatic Saturday, in which my road witnessed a tragic, sad event. Sunday dawned bleakly. David and I decided it was time to sew the seeds I had bought. We planted sweet peppers, spring onions and green beans, in the hope that something will grow come summer. I am waiting for the frosts to end so I can plant maris bard potatoes and my dahlia tubers.

Now after a week of sitting in front of the window in the guest bedroom, we have shoots finally pushing through the soil! There is hope yet!

Mum decided to treat me on Tuesday with a little trip to Costa for a cappuccino and a toasted teacake. It was very restorative.

This was the final week of my Future Learn course: Literature and Mental Health. The six week course has been tremendous and I have loved reading an eclectic mix of poetry, novels and plays. The course has me reading again after a lull of some time and has inspired me to re-read Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.


Aura by David Evans

It was decided that we should capture our elderly and much loved, Lady Gouldian Finch, Aura to clip his overgrowing beak. Last November Aura had the same problem and we don’t know if it was connected but he became very ill. He had fits and lay about the bottom of the cage looking exhausted. It was by fluke that his beak was sheered to its proper size and we started him on vitamin supplements. I put it down to David having healing hands and Aura was nursed back to life. Perhaps it was malnourishment due to an inability to eat with an over long beak? Either way I didn’t want a recurrence. So David captured Aura, not without some stress as the other finches were flying about the room! I held him and David clipped the tip of his beak. He seems much better now!

On Friday I didn’t have a clue what to make for the evening’s dinner. To be honest I am feeling a bit fed up with cooking. I find it exhausting looking for new recipes. So David defrosted the final serving of his curry base and made a vegetable karahi. It indeed had a kick to it!


The weekend was spent doing the usual, shopping, cleaning, cooking. Artie was exhausted!

While Artie slept during the evening. I decided to dress up, even if it was just for a salad dinner at our house, Bistro No. 49!

What kind of foods do you enjoy? Have you read any good books recently?

Christine x

Sunday Sevens was devised by Threads and bobbins.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #3

  1. I followed your link to Wide Sargasso Sea. I am/was not familiar with Jean Rhys. What a fascinating story. One I would like to read. Of course have read Jane Eyre time and time again. I think it is one of those books that each time you read, you discover something new in the book …… and about yourself. 🙂

    What a beautiful gown you are wearing! Are those butterflies at the bottom? Perhaps not. I no longer dress up. Sometimes don’t even get dressed. 😦 Save my energy and time for other things.
    I enjoy any food that my husband fixes. 😉

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  2. That Future Learn course really appealed to me but it had already started when I spotted it and I didn’t have the free time to catch up. Maybe it will come around again. Your dress is gorgeous.

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  3. Hi there,

    I just visited to say hello and thanks for following my little old blog 🙂

    I’ve been really busy over the past week so not had a lot of time to browse yours, but it’s nice to ‘meet’ you and I will follow you too and look forward to future pots.


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