Sunday Sevens #68 29.1.17

Hello there! Welcome to Sunday Sevens number 68… here’s a round up of what I’ve been up to this week 😊.

Sunday beach walk

If you saw my post midweek, you will know that last Sunday afternoon, we made the most of the lovely weather and went for a lovely walk along Catalan Bay beach. The beach in winter is a really special place I think, all that wonderful nature and no one else there to spoil it for you! Here’s my post in case you missed it.

Med Steps


I made it up the Med Steps this week at long last. There has been talk that our Med Steps 5 team from last year may have another attempt at 5 times round in one day again this year…. if that’s the case, we need to get an awful lot of practice in!

Little Box of Crochet


I have long been an admirer of Little Box of Crochet from afar. The monthly subscription box looks like a fab idea, but my experience of monthly magazine subscriptions coming out to Gibraltar put me off (like issues going missing or several all arriving at the same time). I recently saw that there were some one off purchases available on Etsy so I bought a box. 

This week I got the card in my letter box to tell me a parcel had arrived for me at the post office- it was my Little Box of Crochet. I’m thrilled with it, but am saving it until I have some free time to enjoy it properly :-).

On the subject of Crochet…


There’s a new crochet group starting in Gibraltar. Remember Gib the crochet ape from last week’s Sunday Sevens? Well he’s now the mascot of the Gibraltar Crochet Collective. If you are in Gib and want to join in, please have a look at the Facebook page to find out more.

Watercolour lesson


I have really missed my watercolour lessons. I hadn’t been able to make it to one since before Christmas as I was poorly one week, then I had a poorly Little Postcard off school the next. This week I managed to get there at last! I really enjoyed having a go at painting these primulas.

A Saturday staple


Every Saturday lunchtime something happens here in Gibraltar… we almost always seem to be on Main Street or in Casemates  and we get to see the historical reenactment of the Ceremony of the Keys. Former service men parade down Main Street in historical uniforms and the tourists love it. Here they are in action.

Sunset from my window


We had a lovely sunset last night, and this is the view I had looking at it from our dining room window. Isn’t it lovely? Sometimes I have to pinch myself about how lucky we are to have this magnificent view.

Looking ahead…


This is something for next week, well next month actually. There is so much wonderful creativity going on in Gibraltar that I have decided to dedicate a whole month of posts on my blog to creativity here on the Rock… I can’t wait to get started – February I’m ready for you!

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series created by Natalie at Threads & Bobbins blog

13 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #68 29.1.17

  1. What a sunset! Blue skies all round this week, I see. Not that I’m jealous at all! Love your Primula painting. Do you remember the cream cheese in a tube with the same name? Doubt there was much actual cheese in it though – another of those hideous Seventies inventions.

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    1. Haha! Yes I do, in fact I’m pretty sure you can still get it in some places… cheese and chive and ham & cheese spring to mind! It’s right up there in the nutrition stakes with crispy pancakes 😉 We did have a great week weather wise although it was a bit wet Thursday and Friday ( I just didn’t include those bits!!) 🙂

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  2. I am so in awe of your watercolor paintings! Your little box of crochet looks fab; I’ve been looking into some magazine subscriptions again recently and can’t decide whether to take the plunge. Some of them seem so expensive as they’ll be from the U.K, and there’s always such a delay with the postage :-/ Looking forward to seeing some of your creative posts!

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    1. Oh thanks for that Natalie, I have a wonderful teacher though, I couldn’t achieve it without her help.

      The magazine thing’s a bit annoying especially when you are looking forward to a particular seasonal item and it arrives after the event, like Christmas patterns in January! But still, that’s the only way you can get crochet mags here sadly. I much prefer to have a magazine in my hand than a virtual copy on my tablet so it’s a price I have to pay…

      I can’t wait to share my creative posts 🙂

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