Sunday Sevens #65

I’ve wanted to write a Sunday Sevens (devised by Natalie at Threads and Bobbins), since Easter. However I’ve just not had enough material to warrant a post.

In the past three weeks David and I have been to a wedding, visited bluebells at RSPB Burton Mere and had a disappointing trip to The Royal Liver Building.


We’ve visited Formby Point on several occasions recently. I think you can gather from the pictures that Riley loves the freedom the beach offers.

On our second visit David managed to capture splendidly the very friendly and brave red squirrels!

Book I am reading:

I recently saw an advert for Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls. My education heavily featured Greek History so I was intrigued by the premise (the Trojan War told by Briseis), so I decided to purchase a Kindle copy. I found the writing easy to read and though I enjoyed it, I feel I expected more from the story somewhat. Since then I’ve picked up The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase. Have you read any of these books?


I fear my mileage has taken a hit recently. Late buses (meaning I don’t do a two mile walk before work) and days of feeling poorly, have meant my miles total for this week has been 38, bringing my annual total to 785 miles. If you are doing the challenge, how are you doing?


David has been baking again, this time it’s cup cakes!


This week my 30 Days Wild poster and wildflower seeds arrived through the post. I was so eager to start planning that I pinned the huge calendar up on the fridge. We’ve a few days already planned, but I won’t tell you about them just yet. Will you be participating in The Wildlife Trusts‘ initiative?

And finally:

During a Sunday visit to Liverpool’s Sefton Park we finally got to see the mandarin duck that’s recently taken up residence and caused a stir in the birding community!

So, that was my week, how was yours?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

13 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #65

  1. I will be doing 30 Days Wild again this year 🙂

    I read The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde a few months ago but didn’t like it very much!

    I’ve been unofficially doing the walk 1000 miles challenge this year, but I’m doing so badly! I think I’m somewhere around 120 miles at the moment, so I’m pretty sure I won’t achieve it! I just don’t have the time to get enough walking in, and I am only counting the ‘boots on’, country walk type walks, I’m not counting walking to the office or any walking I do during my work days.

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  2. Hi I must get the Lido sent to you! Currently staying with family but it will be the first thing I do when I get back. Loved the red squirrel pics ( and jay!) that I saw on FB. Why was the Liver building tour disappointing? X

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    • No rush for the book. I hope you are enjoying the Lakes? How you feeling after finishing work? The day of the Liver building tour a storm was raging and they closed off one of the viewing points before we got there, so we only had half an experience. Guests were complaining for their money back and it just left David and I feeling a bit deflated with the experience.

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  3. Hi not sure how I feel really. I did have a little cry Sunday morning….but maybe I was still hungover after leaving do. :/
    Currently at mum’s keeping an eye on my stepdad as mum has gone to a school reunion. He’s got quite a few health problems and also repeating himself constantly. Very sad. I’m actually badger watching later tonight at Haweswater with my brother. I will let you know how it goes. X

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