Sunday Sevens #55

I haven’t written a Sunday Sevens (devised by Natalie at Threads and bobbins) in such a long time. In fact I’ve not written any type of post in a while. So I think it’s about time I rectified that don’t you? I’ve managed to scrape together a few pictures from the past week for a Sunday Sevens (more truthfully a Sunday Sixes :p). It’s been quite a mixed bag!


This week I’ve been struggling to get my miles up. What with buses running late, low motivation and feeling poorly, all I’ve achieved is a sorry 29 miles for this week. Which brings my overall total to 1,556 miles.

If you are participating in the challenge, how far have you walked this week?

Poppy Appeal:

In commemoration of this years Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, I decided to buy Riley a poppy to wear. I think he looks grand.

Book I am reading:

For the past week or so I have been reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I don’t know why I picked the book up as I don’t like post-apocalyptic stories. The narrative is of a father and son travelling and struggling for survival. It is a very bleak read.

Have you read this book? Saw the film? What were your impressions?

Burst Pipe:

The downside to this week was a burst water pipe in our kitchen. The positive was that it happened when we were at home so we could quickly turn off the water and clean up. We managed to stop the flood encroaching too much into the dining room and thankfully the floors dried out after a day. David luckily was able to replace the pipe and kitchen taps without much cost to us. I don’t know what I would do without him! The pipe itself was rusted in a few places and would have burst at some point. It was a sobering event but we can glean more positives than negatives from the experience.

Beatrix Potter 50p:

I managed to acquire a 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p. A friend kindly found Flopsy Bunny for me.


To cheer ourselves up after the burst pipe incident, David and I joined in with a family celebration. My brother’s girlfriend had recently graduated from Derby University, so we all headed to Tavern Co for a Mexican knees up!

So, that was my week, how was yours?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

6 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #55

  1. Looks like a good week, apart from the burst pipe. It seems we are both lucky to have DIY experts in our lives!
    I have always been to scared to watch The Road. I am totally the Same about The Walking Dead, which so many people seem to love. Shaun of the Dead is more my cup of tea. 😉
    Riley looks very cute with his poppy.
    I haven’t posted for a while either. I will just have to write about my stay in Ravenglass or something. Enjoying my time here by the sea. 🙂

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  2. I hate domestic emergencies and what a useful chap David is. I have banned my husband from plumbing on account of having call emergency plumbers out after he has had a go. But he is good at computers and electrics.

    I’ve not read that book or seen the film, it does sound quite harrowing.

    Hope you fee better now and my the buses go well this week for you.

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  3. How lucky that the pipe burst when you were home and it didn’t cause too much trouble for you. I have The Road on my reading radas I’ve heard good things about it and someone recommended it to me a while ago. Call me off, but I like the sound of it a little more hearing that it’s a ‘bleak read’!

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