Hope you’ve all had a lovely week! I’ve been crazy busy doing all sorts and not even had time to catch up on my blog reader at all. I don’t think I’ve even caught up from last weekends Sunday Sevens. Hopefully this week will be a little more sedate.
At the start of the week I met one of my lovely work buddies who left a couple of years ago. I won’t say retired as she doesn’t seem old enough. I met her in between the first and second coat of paint I was giving my mums downstairs loo! And just for a change we went to Jeremy’s bar. Chicken salad – and no pudding!! I was thinking about my waistline as Portugal is only around the corner.
Just arriving at my mums for the second coat. Luckily I’d put plenty of dust sheets down – I managed to catch the open tin of paint in mid flight but there was still enough on the floor to use for the second coat! Oops!
Wednesday H and I crossed the pennines and headed to the Trafford Centre. It’s not somewhere I’d normally go but the hubby won a £50 gift voucher to spend in John Lewis. After spending ages in the haberdashery and finally deciding I didn’t need any more fabric I headed to the shoe department and bought these beauties! I always struggle with what to wear on my feet when I’m abroad and as these have laces they’ll expand with my chubby little feet!
I continued getting the ‘miles’ in this week. 25km walking, 7km golfing and 20km on my bike. Here’s a view as I was walking one evening – on the horizon you can just make out the Pennines.
Friday turned out to be a really wet day. It did’t start out wet, but 1/2 hour into our golf match the heavens opened. Despite getting drenched and beaten by our opponents Mags and I were still smiling. We were playing in the first round of an inter club knock out competiton.
Friday night we went out with some of the parents from H’s footie team. A very late night with maybe one too many glasses of wine. And I learnt something new. Though it might be a load of rubbish. Next time your smiling for the camera for a selfie (or whatever!) put your tongue on the roof of your mouth. It’s supposed to lift your chins! It kept us entertained during the evening as we tried it.
The next day I must have
had a hangover felt out of sorts as I gave my cooker a good clean!
After browsing my magimix cook book I decided to make their version of a fish pie. Layers of thinly sliced potatoes with chopped haddock, parsley, spinach and a few other bits n pieces whizzed up. Very nice! We finished the leftovers for tea tonight.
Sunshine today for H’s footie match. They managed a 4-2 win and moved one point clear from the bottom of the league.
This week i’ve managed a few bits of sewing. Mainly mending and shortening but I did make another polo top for golf. I did lots of basting and it payed off – the placket was perfect first time, despite using a slippery jersey.
Natalie from Threads and Bobbins thought up the Sunday Sevens over 18 months ago as a way of posting snippets of your week that maybe wouldn’t warrant a blog post all on their own. You don’t have to sign your life away to join in – just jump in and out as you please – or go for the long haul like me. It’s fun for us all to find out what goes on outside the sewing room, and also for ourselves to look back on as it’s so easy to forget all what goes on as life speeds on by.