Sunday Sevens #36


I think its time for a quick catch up, in the form of a Sunday Sevens devised by Natalie at Threads and bobbins! Though instead of just focusing on one week I have chosen pictures taken from the past few weeks.

The Yarden: The weather for the UK of late has been rather changeable. I have not enjoyed the cooler days and rain showers, but the plants in the yarden have been thriving! The wildflower seeds from the 30 days wild pack have started to flower. I am not 100% on the identification but think they are yarrow and viper’s-bugloss, do correct me if I’m wrong! I also bought a new plant to add to the perfect for pollinators collection, a vibrant rudbeckia! It definitely gives a flash of colour to the yarden!

Culture: Last weekend, David and I spent hours walking around the shops in Liverpool. A highlight was seeing The Umbrella Project. 200 umbrellas suspended over a street in the city centre, to aid awareness of ADHD.

#walk1000miles: My mileage this week has been a lowly 22 miles, though this year I’ve been making steady progress. I have now broken into 800 miles! My annual mileage is 829, just under 200 miles to go ’til I hit the target!

Wild Swimming: Much like my Lake District wild swimming map, I’ve purchased one of Northern Snowdonia and made a start on mapping my wild swims in North Wales. Llyn Cwellyn being my first!

map

Membership: I’ve been a member of the Facebook page, I Love the Lake District since I fell in love with wild swimming. This year, a group of members came together with an idea of creating a badge to help members connect with each other while raising much needed funds for Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue. I just had to buy one and add it to my collection!

Collecting: After a drought of a few weeks regarding the Beatrix Potter 50p’s. This week I finally spotted my fourth, Mrs Tiggy Winkle! All I need is Jemima Puddle Duck and I will have the set!

The BBC Proms: For me this year has been particularly good. Many of my favorite composers, such as Elgar have been featured among the concerts. Last Sunday I enjoyed listening to a perfect concert of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no.3 and his Symphony no. 2 performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Gustav Mahler’s symphonies have featured heavily (surprisingly) this year! I have enjoyed the performances of his 2nd and 10th by the BBC SO and looking forward to my favourite of his symphonies, his 6th by the Vienna Philharmonic. Do you enjoy the Proms? Have you been lucky enough to see one at the Royal Albert Hall?

doorDIY: This weekend I have assisted (can’t say I helped much,) with the creation of our new back door. The old one did not open properly and was starting to disintegrate! David planned the design, purchased the wood, sawed and screwed them all together into a cohesive whole! The project took just two days to complete and cost Β£30! I think David is quietly impressed with his baby! I think it looks fab! πŸ™‚ All we need now is to finish painting the yarden floor and walls and the outside of our home is refreshed!

And finally: Back to more culture! David and I topped off the weekend with a visit to Liverpool artist, Paul Curtis‘s For all Liverpool’s Liverbirds mural. I went for the angry liverbird look! πŸ˜€

liverbird

That was my week, how was yours?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

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10 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #36

  1. Beautiful pictures especially of the umberellas and you look great with wings! I will take some pics of my wild flowers for the next Sunday sevens. They seem to be daisies and cornflowers I think. Like your map! They say that sea water is at its warmest in september. Is that the same with lakes? X

    • I suppose the water in the lakes are similar to the sea, but this year I have found that every swim I have done, it has been cool. I think it depends on the weather, we have had some hot days but not enough to tip the temperatures of the lakes. I live in hope πŸ™‚ I look forward to seeing how your wild flowers are coming along!

  2. An interesting collection πŸ™‚ I like the angel wings picture too. I though I had commented on this post last week, but obviously I didn’t! I had just come back to answer your question – the walk was near Hathersage Moor – from the top of Padley Gorge, passing Suprise View then over to Higger Tor before heading back to the Longshaw Estate.

    A very well known and well photographed area. There are other walks on my blog for this area (just search one of the place names on it!) and you’ll easily find them on OS maps or walking sites.

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