Sunday Sevens 21st January.

It’s a cold and wuthering January week and here I am joining in with Sunday Sevens devised by the lovely new Mom, Natalie at Threads & Bobbins.

Last Sunday morning I woke up quite hungover after my works Christmas do. Does anyone else have their work’s Xmas party in January! Anyway Wil made English Breakfast Shatshuka from a recipe found on Was just what I needed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have signed up to do the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch which takes place on the weekend of the 27-29th January. It’s basically a small way ( only takes up an hour of your time)of helping the RSPB find out about how our garden bird population is doing. This cheeky robin has been a regular visitor recently. ๐Ÿ™‚

On Tuesday eve I met up with some ‘old friends’ for tea. We did lots of reminiscing ( turns out Jo, Fi and I have known our pal Suranjan for 17 years. What!) and even though he has moved down south and is married with kids now, the years just melted away. Plus we got to sit at a table with a wooden duck. ๐Ÿ˜

The rest of my photos are from where I am currently staying. Yes I am in The Lake District once again! Instead of buying each other Xmas presents last year, Wil and I treated ourselves to 3 nights in Keswick. Its a bit of a tradition ,as we were here this time last year too.

Above Thirlmere.

On Friday we saw Snow. Hugo loved it! Although he is now three and half ,he has only experienced the White Stuff a couple of times before. We parked up near Thirlmere and followed the Red Squirrel Trail. Fun times!

Kendal Mint Liqueur & Kendal Mint Cake.

Yesterday we decided to walk round Derwentwater ( the lake in Keswick) and above are our supplies. ๐Ÿ˜


It was a beautiful day, the perfect sort of weather to circumnavigate a lake. I will definitely be blogging about Derwentwater in more detail soon…..

And here is last night’s supper! Dined at the lovely Merienda in Keswick. Totally spoilt for choice here. ๐Ÿ˜Š

So there you have it. Thanks for bobbing by. How has your week been?

20 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 21st January.”

  1. Nice idea on the Christmas present front. Might remember that for another year, but this year I definitively ‘needed’ my spinning wheel. I think snow lifts us all when the heating’s working and we don’t have to travel in it. That puffed up robin looks like he’s jolly cold.

  2. Don’t really get much snow in Clitheroe so was so happy to see it on Friday. Hugo was racing round in it like a mad thing! Hope you are making the most of that spinning wheel. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Definitely a better week than mine which has been cold and snowy, making neither walking nor driving pleasant. Never mind, rain is forecast soon. Canโ€™t win! So looking forward to spring.

  4. Lovely to have a weekend away when you are still both working, but then it’s a novelty at times, even for us old retirees. We stayed in a BB in Keswick in 2014 & although we often visit the Lakes District when in UK, we’d not actually stayed there before. Loved it & also heard owls hooting as we went to bed & that made the perfect ending to wonderful day. Take care.

  5. I love Keswick (and any excuse to visit the Lakes!) I’m also excited for the Big Garden Bird Watch, we’ve got a little resident robin who follows me around when I’m gardening!

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