I love sharing my weekly news with you in the form of a Sunday Sevens. 🙂 Thanks to Natalie at Threads and bobbins for creating the series. This week has been rather uneventful so hopefully I’ve managed to scrape enough pictures together to keep you interested.
A few days off work:
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great on the days David and I took off work this week. It simply rained all day Monday. Despite this we took Riley on a 4.6 miles walk around Sefton Park. It may have been wet and dreary but we enjoyed the exercise and being outside. There were many crows flying about, tufted ducks on the lake and crocus and daffodils brightened up the gloominess.
Tuesday dawned in much the same light as Monday, however as we drove to Formby the clouds cleared and a warm spring sun came out. It was lovely on the beach. The air held the hope of warmer days to come. Riley enjoyed his run and loved the freedom of the beach.
I calculated that Riley has walked/ran 13 miles this week!
Which brings me nicely to my #walk1000miles. I’ve managed to walk 36 miles this week, bringing my annual total to 398 miles! If you are joining in the challenge, how are you doing?
Though it doesn’t seem like spring has arrived for most. This week in the NW of England it has felt very springlike. David and I spotted some lovely crocus flowering in Newsham Park. How gorgeous are those blooms?
Last week I was approached by Kerry Andrew who kindly asked if she could use a clip of my Buttermere swim in a music video she was creating. I agreed. The completed video went live a week later.
You are Wolf (where Kerry is vocalist/composer) have created a video that evokes the essence of memory and of a time gone by. I was surprised at how much of my clip she used and in hindsight I could have offered her much more. It seems Kerry is a keen wild swimmer herself! While writing this post, I did some research and discovered that You are Wolf create Alt Folk music and Kerry has performed pieces from the recent, Robert McFarlane book, The Lost Words. This book with beautiful illustrations by Jackie Morris, is one I am looking forward to reading. I particularity liked Kerry’s rendition of Bluebell.
Kerry has also written her debut novel Swansong which I have added to my list of books to read!
Book I am reading:
This week I have embarking on Ben Okri’s Booker Prize novel The Famished Road. I discovered Ben’s poetry when he featured in the enjoyable Future Learn course Literature and Mental Health. The novel looks a big read. Have you read it? Let me know what to expect!
This weekend David baked a cake. He cooked a chocolate sponge with a filling of half peanut butter and half chocolate, with a chocolate ganache covering. The cake was very sweet.
So, that was my week, how was yours?
Thanks for reading,
Hi Liked your post earlier but ran out of time to comment! I think its amazing that you have appeared in a music vid. Claim to fame hey! Well done on your miles. You are doing so well. I am about 100 miles behind you, though still enjoying the challenge. Going to try and take H on a 5 mile walk when I finish work. Hope it stays fine. Most snow has melted now thankfully. The crocuses look lovely and the cake looks delicious. X
I’m glad you are enjoying the challenge. It’s nice to be able to be out and about. Hope you and H had a nice walk after work? David is a good baker 🙂 x
We did thank you but had to change our route because a lane was being dug up! So did 4 miles. Great to have a good baker in the house. X
I love that you were part of the beautiful music video. Can’t believe how far you are walking, so many lovely walks. The crocuses were just so pretty. I look forward to hearing what you think of your books. I am doing a mindfullness course with future learn. Love their courses. Have a great week.
I did the mindfulness course with Future Learn. It really makes you think about being in the moment 🙂 Hope you are enjoying it? x
Excellent collaboration. what could be better; a holiday with your hubby, lovely walks and cake. Then to top it all movie star :).
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Thanks Charlotte. It was an eventful sunday sevens 😀 x
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