Sunday Sevens ~ May 12th 2019.

Hi folks , time for another Sunday Sevens, a collection of seven or more pics from my week. It’s been a strange old week that’s for sure. I am now officially unemployed/between jobs/made redundant. It’s all a bit surreal!

The bank holiday weekend included a night away in Manchester with Wil to see singer Newton Faulkner at The Albert Hall. Wow what a fantastic performer and what a wonderful venue too. Cathedral high ceilings and long stained glass windows. Another highlight was breakfast! I booked us into the Alpine style Albert Schloss right next door to the hall on Peter Street. Wil had a huge cooked breakfast ( look at that sausage! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and I indulged in an Apple & Blueberry Cruffin. For the uninitiated a cruffin is a cross between a croissant and a muffin. It was delicious. ๐Ÿ˜

Is it a muffin? Er nope , it’s a cruffin.
Man versus Food. ๐Ÿ˜

It was also fab exploring a bit of the city I had genuinely never been to before. The olde worldy pubs, the contrasts in architecture and a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst standing on a chair in St Peters Square, all stood out for me.

Beetham Tower.
Emmeline Pankhurst.
Old tiled pub ~ Peveril of the peaks. Named after the Walter Scott novel of the same name apparently.
Newton Faulkner at the Albert Hall.
Dusky Cranesbill.

I found a wildflower/plant I D ap called plantsnap recently, which is a good one to put on your smartphone if your a bit like me and constantly stumble upon flowers and wonder what the heck they are. It helped me identify the above Cranesbill I spied on the river bank as a Dusky Cranesbill.

Thursday was my last day at work with this merry lot. We have all ( plus two more peeps) now officially left our jobs on the counters at Tesco , having taken redundancy. Here we are downing some prosecco…in tiny shot glasses I may add. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And my last three minutes as a deli assistant ~ my two bonkers friends Jo and Fi dressed up as those supermarket staples ‘ bottle of sauce ‘ & ‘ fried egg’ and escorted me off the premises!

Currently I’m spending a few days with family before a friend’s wedding, four nights in Ravenglass and then a camping trip at the end of the month. Those are my immediate plans.

Thanks as always to Natalie at Threads & Bobbins for thinking up Sunday Sevens.

40 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens ~ May 12th 2019.”

  1. Wow that was quite the man sized breakfast. Was your lay-off totally unexpected or did you know it was coming? A chance at trying something new anyway. Hope you find something that tickles your fancy ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. That was definitely Man Sized!
      We had known for a few months , it was a long drawn out process and handled pretty badly….but for our store at least, it’s a positive thing for those of us leaving. X

  2. Oh Sharon , how do you feel about the redundancy? I like how you’ve actually explained it in words & I wish I’d thought about it that way when it happened to me. Crikey that was 20 years ago come June. My paternal grandmother came from Manchester & I often think I’d like to see more of the city. Glad you had lovely visit with a good show & food.
    Have a great week, enjoy Ravenglass & take care.

    1. Thanks Susan. Not totally sure how I feel. But no I’m pretty fortunate as no pressure on me to find another job yet as I got a comparatively good payout. Manchester does have its charm. Definitely looking forward to Ravenglass though. ๐Ÿ˜X

    1. I only discovered that one in the morning, so will have to try it out when the doors open at least. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      However did go in another old pub with lots of little rooms and tiles inside called Britons Protection, which was very characterful. ๐Ÿ™‚
      The Peveril looks so different with its tiles on the outside!

      1. Yes the Protection is another well known one. I donโ€™t really drinkโ€™ these days but been in many of them in the past!

  3. Very interesting post. Especially intrigued by the cruffin which Iโ€™ve never heard of but which I need to track down. Carry on posting and look towards the future ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Never come across a Cruffin before – not easy to eat elegantly I bet! I found the hardest part of redundancy was accepting the word and its connotations – you’d have thought in this day and age we could come up with a kinder one! Anyway, now you have your freedom at the best possible time of the year, so enjoy it to the max! Best wishes x

  5. Looks like a great week in some ways, apart from the redundancy which Iโ€™m sorry about. I hope things work out for you and you find something else you really like. I didnโ€™t know it was Tesco you worked for, and now something Iโ€™ve noticed in my own store makes sense. Is it a national policy to get rid of the deli counters, as ours seem to be changing too? I assumed it was a local thing but maybe not.

    1. Yes it’s national. Either hours are reducing or the counters are shut down. We had a bit of both. If a stores counters stay open they are wanting people to work shorter hour contracts. In our store most of us were either full time or near that, so they couldn’t fit us in. Anyway, onwards and upwards! Xx

      1. All but one of our counters have closed down. I suppose they have their reasons, but thereโ€™s a Morrisonโ€™s close by which still has its deli etc so they might find they lose out to them. Anyway, as you say, onwards and upwards. I was a bit disoriented for a few weeks when my job ended after 22 years, but I soon stopped looking back. I think thatโ€™s important. Whatโ€™s gone is gone

      2. Absolutely. Twenty two years was a long time for you but you survived! I will be fine I’m sure. Currently spending some time with family in the lakes , enjoying the sunshine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sad news about redundancy but as others say, there’s possibly something better round the corner! As for those colleagues, well done to them for making us all laugh with their fancy dress – I hope it made your leaving feels a little better too. Breakfast – oh wow – did he eat all that? I love the new crossant mix thingy too – looks tasty!

  7. Sorry to hear about the job situation. I recall your post a few weeks ago when you wrote that potentially unpleasant changes were likely, such as working weekends. At least you can still enjoy weekends out and about. I have no doubt that exciting opportunities are waiting for you. X

  8. It looks like you had a good weekend away! That cruffin looks yummy! The wildflower app sounds like a good one to have. I am always spotting plants when out walking that I would like to identify. I worked in a supermarket deli, too, for several years. Enjoy your time off in between jobs!

  9. I’m sorry to hear about your redundancy but I’ve been there myself and whilst it’s scary in some ways, I chose to see it as liberating – a time for new opportunities and making the most of all the free time you have between jobs! Who knows what’s around the next corner for you?!

    1. I remember your posts and you were so positive. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes I am making the most of the rest of May at least before looking elsewhere. X

  10. Sorry to hear about your job, I hope you manage to find something else soon but enjoy a bit of ‘me’ time meanwhile. I’ve never heard of a cruffin before but that one looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Sorry to read about the work situation, that happened to my oh 3 times so we know what it ‘s like. Lovely post, and wow that breakfast does look huge. xx

  12. That cruffin looks delicious! I can imagine redundancy is a shock to the system, hopefully you’ll find something else soon – but until then enjoy your career break! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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