Sunday Sevens 14th October.

Today I thought I would round off my week with a Sunday Sevens, seven or more pictures from the last 7 days.

A Witchy Walk.

Even though we are busy decorating the kitchen at the moment ( when I say we, I really mean Wil ! ) , we did take time out for a walk in Aitken Wood near Barley. Pendle Witch country, the little conifer woods here are home to a spooky sculpture trail that tells the story of the Lancashire witch trials of 1612 . I have now reached 1300 miles walked in 2018, so still hoping to complete 1500 by the end of the year.

Guilty Pleasures. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

So I’m in love with the devil ! Fantasy horror writer Neil Gaiman is one of the creators of the supernatural characters in Lucifer, a TV series about the original fallen angel, the devil himself. Now residing in LA, Lucifer is keen to learn more about humanity and is even using his devilish powers for good ( well kind of ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), working as detective Chloe Decker’s wickedly sexy sidekick. Swoon! I am late to the party as usual…but totally loving this show. โค๏ธ You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

Witchy Read.

Also very appropriate for this time of year, how about a supernatural romance that begins in Autumn and is set in historical Oxford? Diana Bishop is a young scholar ( and reluctant witch) , who unwitingly stumbles upon an ancient enchanted manuscript, buried deep in Oxford’s Bodleian library. It’s discovery both thrills and disturbs the supernatural community, who all want to get their hands on both it and the young witch who summoned it. Diana finds herself being both hunted and protected by an ancient brooding vampire called Matthew Clairmont. This book has apparently just been made into a fantasy series on Sky, so one to look out for. For now though, I’ll just curl up with this couldron bubbling paperback romance. ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ

Skipper Stew.

The first recipe we tried from The Little Book Of Hygge was a success! We made Skipper Stew which is a winter warming stew, perfect for Autumn and Winter. As its name suggests Skipper Stew was originally made on ships. The main ingredients are brisket ( though any meat will do), chicken stock, onions and potatoes. We served it with sourdough bread and pickled red cabbage instead of the suggested Pickled beets and Rye bread though. You can also find the recipe online here.

Wine Tasting. ๐Ÿท

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to a Wine Tasting in Waddington with some friends. At first we were all very professional , swirling our glasses round and declaring ‘ I detect hints of elderflower’ , but it soon descended into chaos when we realised there were fifty bottles to try, in a two hour time slot. Haha. Great idea! If your thinking about wine now , check out www.winesbytimbyrne.co.uk

So that was my week, how was yours?

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18 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 14th October.”

  1. The Skipper Stew sounds good but I’m not sure about the wine tasting – I don’t drink so I’d be under the table (or dancing on top of it) after two glasses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We didn’t manage to try the whole lot and we only had small glasses, but yes it was a tipsy outing. We went out for food afterwards. Good job really! X

  2. Lol, I would love to try a wine tasting, but David doesn’t like wine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ! Looks like you had a fab week. Your stew looks nice, I do a similar blind scouse one. Haven’t been to Aitken Wood for a while. Last time I was there I was eaten alive by the horseflies lol! Well done on your 1300 miles. I am sure you are going to break 1500! I’d love to do 2000 but think it’s beyond me! Have a lovely week ahead xx

    1. Wil does like wine but I went with the girls. I am not a big wine drinker so I really cannot give any amazing opinions on which wines are my favourite s etc. I did quite enjoy a pudding wine I tried. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wil always gets bitten by horseflies too. :/ I don’t envy you both for they are nasty creatures. You might get to 2000. What are you up to now? X

  3. Even when busy, you must take time out & dog walking is the best way to get some fresh air. I love stews & casseroles & use my old crockpot (slow cooker), to make most of them. Wine tasting! Ah, not for me, as I’m a non-drinker, out of choice, no other reason. Your reading sounds interesting, but I’m reading The Railway Children, which I think you had a hand in!!!!!!!!

    1. Slow cookers are amazing aren’t they. Sausage Casserole for us tonight from the Slow cooker! I couldn’t live without one. ๐Ÿ™‚
      That’s great that your reading The Railway Children. I recently watched the film again which I really enjoyed, especially after my walk. Xx

  4. Fifty wines in two hours?! Good going, Sharon ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m off on holiday this week, so think I’ll download that book for my holiday reading. x

  5. This sounds like a lovely week ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love Lucifer, it’s such a great series and he’s a brilliant character. I’ve watched them all now but it ended on a great cliffhanger and now it’s uncertain whether the show will continue which is really annoying!

    1. Ooooh really, I am watching season three now and am interested to see how it pans out. I hope it does continue, especially if it does end in a cliffhanger. Darn it ! X

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