Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)


The Sunday Sevens series was created by Nat at Thread and Bobbins to share awesome and exciting things that don’t necessarily deserve a whole post of their own. I have lots and lots I want to share and hopefully this will be the perfect way.

I got my laptop back from repair on Saturday woooop! They didn’t say what was wrong, but it works again and posting is back to normal! Although my phone did a good job … until I broke that … read on and you’ll understand.

So moving swiftly on… this week in photos:

1 – Last Monday was a bank holiday here in the UK – May Day – and A went off to watch the football (England Legends vs Germany Legends) with one of his sisters and his two brothers in law, while I spent the day with his other two sisters and their children. What a fun day it was! We went to Ikea and afterwards had fun in the playground.

Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)

2 – Too much fun … my phone was in my back pocket getting smashed when that photo above was taken, but I had forgotten it was there. I didn’t even smash the glass. But I did smash the whole LCD underneath. Oooops. Technology hates me this week. Time for an upgrade!


3 – CAKE! A had the urge to make coconut and cherry cake … I wasn’t going to stop him and it was delicious 🙂

Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)

4 – Our garden has SHOT up. All the sun this week has done wonders and it’s all growing fast. We’ve removed the green house cover from the veg trug now … hopefully we won’t have any more snow!

Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)

5 – On Thursday we had elections here – for the local council and the Police Crime Commissioner for Essex – I work the count each year and this year was no different. We had to be there for 9,20pm ready for when the polls close at 10pm. We even had a relatively early night as I was home and in bed by 1.30am. You can spy me in this tweet from the local paper – but I have my back to the camera haha.

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6 – My sock journey has stalled. I do not know what I did, but managed to get this loop after picking up dropped stitches and when I frogged back  it just got bigger. So I made the decision to start over.

Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)

7 – SUN! Which meant blinding the town with my milk bottle legs while out yarn shopping. I decided to try to knit the socks with DK yarn to make it easier. However three yarn stores later (A was a sweetie and drove me around them all without a single complaint) and I couldn’t find any DK sock worthy yarn I liked. But thankfully the last shop we visited – Bodkins in Thundersley – has a four week sock course. I immediately booked myself in and I start on Wednesday evening. Yay! I will knit socks.


And that was this week. Time to go out and enjoy the sun while it lasts.




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4 comments on “Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)
  1. Natalie says:

    Oh no about your phone! It looks like the park was fun though, so almost worth it! Ha! Looking forward to hearing about your sock knitting course, definitely sounds like something I would do if I could knit :-0

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    • yarnya says:

      It was a lot of fun! And I got a good deal on a new phone in the end so it all worked out. And I’m writing up about the course today! Was sooooo good 😀

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  2. Great Sunday Sevens 🙂 I used to be a local journalist before having babies and always worked on election night, I have fond memories of lingering around sports centres and town halls waiting for the results to be announced! Sorry to hear about your phone – that’s sooo annoying!

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    • yarnya says:

      I trained as a journalist and spent many an election night in waiting for results – makes a nice change to only be there a few hours and then the job s done haha. And yep very annoying but I got to get a brand new one for just a little more than a repair of my old one would have been, so it’s all good!

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