Welcome to my 10th Sunday Sevens, which should have been my 11th but last week I accidentally deleted it before saving. Whoops. Anyway the past week has been crammed full of little things to blog about. Natalie at Threads and Bobbins had the wonderful idea of starting this so that all of the little things that don’t ‘deserve’ a whole post can still be shared.
1) We’ve begun to harvest cucumbers at last. They are delicious and the children even tried them (they aren’t massive fans of any kind of green veg!) They were so refreshing and there’s plenty more still growing. I’m still recovering from the shock of the children actually eating some (even if it was barely more than a nibble).
2) As you may have gathered from my previous posts, we’ve just returned from a few days away in the caravan. One of the places we visited was Blickling Hall, a National Trust property near Cromer in Norfolk. This tree in the grounds reminded me of the Whomping Willow from the Harry Potter books.
3) Whilst at Blickling we also walked through the yew hedge which runs along one side of it. The inside of the hedge made Dave and I think of a scene from Lord of the Rings with all of the branches intertwining. It actually felt a lot darker than it looks in the photo.
4) We went to the beach every evening, and although we were too early for the actual sunset we had some beautiful views. This photo of the shingle beach at Weybourne shows where William, Jess and I slid down as it was too steep to walk safely with them. We had a lot of fun doing that!
5) We went to West Runton beach the next night for a spot of evening paddling and rock pooling. We only found a dead crab, but just look at that sky!
6) The next night we returned to the same beach, only better equipped as the kids really wanted a better paddle so we took the swimming things with us. Again we were rewarded with beautiful shallow waters with very gentle waves lapping our ankles and the beginning of a sunset. The car park gates shut at 9 so we had a mad dash back up the ramp with soggy children but it was worth every second.
7) Whilst we were away I finished off the back of my Sophie’s Garden cushion and upon our return home I stayed up very (stupidly!) late in order to sew the lining and complete the whole thing. (Zips are now a swear word, at least when it comes to me and sewing.) On Friday evening I walked up to the showground to place it in the exhibition in the Horticultural marquee. The whole village was buzzing with excitement and the houses and hedges along the way were festooned with bunting. It made the whole thing seem quite exciting, and the showground itself was a real hive of activity.
All in all it’s been a busy week and a lovely start to the school summer holidays. Now to plan fun things to entertain us in the coming week!