Sunday Sevens
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Are we all back to some kind of normality this week after the Christmas Hols?


1    We’ve taken down own trimmings and packed away Fairy Florence for 11 months.  Isn’t she gorgeous? I never got chance to introduce you over the hols.  A very talented friend of mine has a Fairy Factory and makes them.  Not just for Christmas, for all sorts of occasions!  She has a shop on Etsy if you want to have a peak.  If you’re like me and love Peter Pan you’ll still believe.

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2   I was parked up at work for a roadside stand by catching up on my blog reader  I looked top and saw blue sky.  The first I’ve seen in I don’t know how long!  I’ve not doctored this pic at all, the sky looks just like this!

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3  Starving wasn’t the word.  After a 13 hour shift I NEEDED fish and chips!!  (it’s funny how sunday sevens gets you good at taking sneaky photos, or should that be improve your ability? but then that wouldn’t sound like proper Yorkshire!)

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4   Look what arrived in the post.  Anne who blogs at “How Hard Can It Be” had a few goodies left after she made lots of crafty gifts for her schools Christmas Fayre so I luckily was able to snap up 4 packs of fridge magnets.  I really wanted some snowman poop too (tic-tacs!!) but she’d sold out!

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5 This is purely to shame me into sorting out my shoes. There’s a stack of empty box in the left side you can’t see and things have got a bit out of hand!

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6 Busy day Saturday. Started off with a very muddy park run. No personal best as I did it with a work pal and it was her first time so we took it steady.

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7 In the afternoon we had a family badminton tournament. H and Mr T sometimes play but it’s usually when I’m working so H was really surprised (and devastated!!) when I beat him. Twice! Mr T beat us both. Lucky I say! Later we went out to another 50th party and I felt quite justified in having pie and peas and 2 helpings of trifle after such an energetic day!

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8 The view from the 5th floor of some flats in Sowerby Bridge – a proper mill town and one of the towns that was hit badly with the boxing day floods, and where Happy Valley was mostly filmed. (the second series must be starting soon – they’ve been out filming again, I’ve seen them!).

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So that’s my Sunday Sevens for this week!

The feature photo is the same hillside but from a different vantage point, taken near Warley in Halifax.

Sunday Sevens is the brain child of Natalie from Threads and Bobbins. If you’d like to link up with her too you can – it’s easy! Just share 7 ish photo’s from your week that don’t necessarily warrant a blog post of their own.

Cheerio for now x

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  1. It looks like a great week of normality for you! I definitely subscribe to the ‘exercise justifies extra cake/wine/Yorkshire pudding theory! You’re doing well to keep up the park runs and hopefully it won’t be too long before the ground dries out (or just freezes…hmm!)
    It’s so nice to get a feel for the different areas people live in through blogging isn’t it? I don’t know West Yorkshire very well but your posts include some beautiful scenery πŸ™‚

    • I like to see other areas too. It’s strangle that we love so close but don’t know each other’s areas that well as for trips away we’d want to travel further! πŸ˜€

  2. Yes, ccmercer!, several lovely piccies of Yorkshire, which I don’t know at all, but am really appreciating! Love the idea of a Christmas fairy on one’s tree, and will have to look at that shop. Shoes Ali, would you believe I have a couple of bags that look like your photo, as well as those hanging on the back of the closet door…. Sigh. πŸ˜‰

  3. Well done on getting another park run under your belt, I bet it was slippy underfoot after all this rain! Fab to read about another series of Happy Valley, we really enjoyed it! Sarah Lancashire was excellent in it πŸ™‚

  4. I’m am a road runner. Hate muddy shoes!! All credit to you as off road is so much harder. And yes i only run so i can eat. West Yorkshire fish and chips are the best K xXx

    • I bought a packet of biscuits and ate them on my cool down after my run today! Apparantly it’s the best to eat rubbish as the body is still in fat burning mode, lol! Good job the fish shop wasn’t open, I’d have probably had them too!! x

  5. Normality? How can it be normal for you to be posting Sunday Sevens on a Sunday? πŸ˜‰
    Love the fairy. I have a friend who says she still leaves the window open every night in her bedroom so Peter Pan can come in.

  6. corrineappleby says

    Wow, you managed to capture some blue sky! I don’t think we saw any daylight at all on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, it’s been so miserable. Oh, and if I posted a picture of the shoes in my wardrobe you would feel A LOT better about yours! I’m not going to though! 😜 Well done fit keeping up with the running!

    • I bet you can’t even see the sea either, it’s been so foggy and miserable, though it’s brightened up this week but brought a cold wind with it too.

    • Sorry if i made you tummy rumble, think it’s the first thing us brits do when we’ve been away – have some fish and chips!

  7. Anne Wright says

    Whoo hoo fame at last at number 4! 😊 glad they arrived ok hon! Love your fairy Florence. And well done in beating H at Badminton- these boys need to know who’s boss! πŸ˜‰

  8. How I miss fish and chips. When I go back to the U.K. I always try to include a visit to Brighton (one of my favourite places since being a tot) and eat fish and chips on the pier.
    I missed the first series of Happy Valley – it’s not so easy to get UK T.V. in the South of France now as it used to be. I did ask for the DVD for Christmas but didn’t get it so I might have a hunt on Ebay.
    I hope you get a bit more blue sky soon.

  9. Beads and Barnacles says

    This sounds like a very energetic week. Which definitely allows you that pie πŸ™‚
    I think things are starting to calm down after Christmas. Possibly…
    Pippa x

  10. Gorgeous sky! We have a special fairy but we’ve never given her a name! Or rather our children say she’s an angel. So a special angel for our tree. I can’t remember if my childhood fairy (she was certainly a fairy) had a name either. I must ask my mother and also ask if she’s still around. She’d be very old indeed.

  11. Love your fairy, and that her name is Florence. Oh my goodness the scenery, blue skies! Looks like you’ve had a most productive week, didn’t relax a lot on your first normalcy week? πŸ˜‰

  12. Love the fairy, I’m definitely a believer, lol. Fish and chips, pie and peas and trifle – you love your proper English grub, don’t you?! Mind you, I had beer-battered haddock and hand cut chips in the pub last night and it was lush. Damn, should’ve taken a pic for SS. When we had our wardrobes made we had his and hers vertical shoe cupboards made so no more shoes in a heap at the bottom of the wardrobe, yay! Kudos to you for running in this never ending rain and mud – I just take one look outside, put another log on the fire and sit down next to it with a cuppa:)

    • If I had an open fire I’d be running no where too! Sounds a good way to organise your shoes. We’re having some work done this year so will have to look into getting better organised. πŸ˜ƒ

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