Sunday Sevens 31st March.

It’s definitely time for a Sunday Sevens, a random collection of seven photos from the past seven days.

Last weekend Wil and I found ourselves in Manchester and of course immediately gravitated to our favourite Manchester bar The Gas Lamp near Spinning fields. This subterranean drinking den is not posh at all , its interior design can only be described as ’tiled toilet’ , but our friends who were in town shopping had the same idea as us, so we met them for a drink or two.

The real reason Wil and I were in Manchester, was to see the singer Amy McDonald at the Apollo. Here’s a short video! Soz my filming is pretty wonky.

Also last weekend my friend Fi talked another friend and I into going with her to a Rock gothic stage show called Circus of Horror’s which was playing in Oswaldtwistle. This near Victorian freak show combines knife throwing, contortionism, scary clowns, strong men, burlesque dancers and near naked dwarves ( don’t ask) with heavy metal music… and is set in a lunatic asylum!

Who isn’t a cast member here. Haha.

This past few days I’ve noticed quite a few wildflowers springing up in my neck of the woods. Below are a few taken with my phone camera. What is your favourite Spring wildflower? I have a soft spot for celandines of course, and I love violets.

Flower Power.

Yesterday Hugo had lots of fun with his new floating dog toy when we visited Derwentwater, on the way up to my Mums. We walked from Keswick as far as Ashness Bridge. Derwentwater is a great lake to wander along the shores of. There are a few sculptures and other landmarks to discover.

Derwent Water.
Centenary Stone, Calfclose Bay.

The little National Trust Bothy above Ashness Bridge was open, had a cosy fire lit and free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. A lovely surprise! The NT volunteer had a handsome Golden Doodle called Alfie, who was totally adorable.

We walked a good eight miles yesterday and I am on track to become a Proclaimer next week. I should soon reach 500 miles in the #walk1000miles challenge. πŸ™‚

Hope you are all having a Happy Mother’s Day Weekend. I have especially enjoyed spending time with my fur babies and helping out today with my God daughters 9th Birthday Party. X

Thanks to Natalie at Threads & Bobbins for arranging Sunday Sevens.

23 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 31st March.”

  1. Your Victorian goth show looks fun.
    I need to buy Harry a floating toy. I’m sure he’s appreciate one.
    I love Primroses. I have a vague memory of a character in a children’s story book making Primrose wine and they always make me think of that. Is it Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggy Winkle?

    1. Hugo loves it and he isn’t a big swimmer. The toy really encourages him to get doggy paddling though. πŸ™‚
      I suspect Beatrix Potter would have definitely known how to make Primrose Wine. X

  2. Looks and sounds like a good week. I love your description of the bar interior, and the Gothic freak show sounds totally mad πŸ™‚ Well done on the walking, I’m sure it won’t be long before you hit the 500 mark πŸ™‚

  3. Just on catchup & what a lovely week you had. I love Ashness Bridge, though we drove there & to a lookout with beautiful views over one of the lakes. There is a “bridge” in next months photo hunt? Take care & have a great weekend.

    1. Ha, well I wouldn’t say that.
      We do not have your weather extremes so much easier conditions to put one foot in front of the other! πŸ™‚

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