Sunday Sevens #6…


…although it is a Monday.

4554471I have little excuse. I could have written this post on Saturday night instead of curling up with the last chapters of Kate Riordan’s The Shadow Hour. The novel is one of those that flips between different periods and has two main characters, this time grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative was slow to get going and I felt the protagonists were a little one dimensional but the story soon picked up and was rounded up successfully. I now have a short story to re-read for a Faceboook reading group. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, a tale of a woman’s slide into madness! I read it for an Open University course years ago so have fond memories of it.

The past week was plagued with spells of sunshine and showers.

2016-03-30 12.31.13 (2)Thursday turned out to be the best day of the week for me. In the morning my lovely mum dragged me out of the house for a coffee and a tea cake at Costa! Thanks Mum. Then in the afternoon I sat in the yarden for two hours and soaked up the warm spring sunshine. Artie stretched his legs and rolled about the cat mint. The magnolia tree is starting to come back to life. David came home early and surprised me with a big bottle of Philosophy’s Purity cleanser. It was only £5 in the company shop!

For Saturday’s evening meal I made a gorgeous Pearl Barley Risotto with Tomatoes and Spinach. I kept true to the recipe other than using a white onion instead of a red and goats cheese instead of feta. I also used 400ml of passata as it would have been too soggy with the 500ml it stated. I loved it, though David wasn’t so keen. The evening was topped off by drinking a nice glass of shiraz while watching gossamer cirrus clouds grace the sky at sunset.

How did you spend your weekend?

Christine x

Sunday Sevens was devised by Threads and bobbins.

 

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #6…

  1. Nice post Christine. You and your Mum look very alike. 🙂 We are certainly having an influx of sunshine and showers at the moment.Here’s to more sunshine!

  2. Sounds like a pleasant few days! I spent the whole weekend working outdoors (I do school holiday wildplay for the wildlife trust) so I’m shattered and longing for a day off to myself with no chores to do, no work, no relatives to visit/take shopping… will have to wait until next weekend for that though! I’ve never tried anything bu Purity but I like the sound of the cleanser.

    • I’ve only recently started using Philosophy’s Purity myself. My partner brought home samples last year and after trying them found they were fantastic at getting residual makeup off. Your work at WT sounds exciting! Must be nice working outdoors, though possibly not in the cold. 🙂 x

  3. Difficult getting the balance right with food sometimes. I seldom especially like the same thing as my husband so it’s often compromise. But we don’t starve. Still feeling too full after my corned beef pie 🙂

  4. Pingback: 2016 – A Year in Food. | Christine Lucas

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