Sunday Sevens #40


Happy New Year!

I know it’s a bit late but I thought I would do a quick Sunday Sevens, devised by Natalie at Threads and bobbins.

This first week of 2018 has been all about the #walk1000miles challenge. David and I had a few extra days off work so we utilised it by going on two walks!

My total miles for the week has been a very reasonable 34 miles. If you have signed up for the challenge, how are you doing?

A Year in Books:

I spent most evenings this week reading and finishing A Parliament of Rooks by Karen Perkins. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the book as I had hoped. It seemed that every new chapter, the characters were cracking open a bottle of alcohol and the end was rather disappointing. There didn’t seem a reason why the protagonists were being ‘haunted.’ It wasn’t a very satisfying ending if you ask me. Have you read this book? Perhaps you enjoyed it more than I did?

Yarden:

We may be in the grip of winter but there are many signs of spring. The hellebore in the yarden has been blooming since mid December. I think the flower heads are so pretty!

Future planning:

Looking ahead to summer and The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild, I’ve recently purchased an illuminated mini beast centre to help in my exploration of the insect world this June. I’ve not tested it yet but the solar powered light looks bright enough to attract some moths. Hopefully!

Busy buying:

While doing the weekly shop I could not help but buy this beautiful new dinner set from Asda. It was only £15! The design is of an enchanted woodland and indeed the pattern is imaginary! The martens have antlers and the foxes have crow wings!

And finally:

Today has been a gorgeous, bright winters day here in the NW, so David and I took a leisurely 1.6 mile walk around Festival Gardens.

That was my week, how was yours?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

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12 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #40

  1. Looks a lovely week. Gisburn forest is not that far from Clitheroe. Wil used to go mountain biking alot there. That fungus picture you took looks amazing and i love the coal tit. I really like your forest creatures dinner set too. Have done about 26 miles this week so pretty impressed with that. X

    • I hope you are feeling better after your cold? I was thinking about you when we passed Clitheroe. David took the pictures of the fungus and Coal Tit, will change the tags for them. 26 miles is a great start! I was only doing about 18 a week when I started last year! x

  2. I think you’ve captured nature’s colors beautifully in your photographs. Love the plates though they are sold out online already…that’s when you know you’ve picked up a good design!

  3. A lovely collection of photos! I don’t have an Asda near me so it’s not a shop I ever visit, but one day I was travelling for wildlife trust work and called in one I passed – I saw just a couple of those enchanted woodland items and bought a plate as I just couldn’t resist!

    It’s a shame the book didn’t turn out to well. I really like the look of the minibeast centre… I’m going to investigate those right now!

  4. I love those plates too! 🙂 🙂 You seem to be doing well with the walking. I hopped over from Shazza’s to read about the 1000 miles. Got to walk off that cake somehow.

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