Greetings from sunny Gibraltar! We are in the middle of a beautiful weekend here on the Rock – the weather here has been perfect; sunny and not too warm.…
Here’s this week’s Sunday Sevens:
Those of you who have listened to primary children (in the U.K. or Gibraltar) read in the last 10 or so years may well be familiar with the exploits of Biff, Chip and Kipper. This week a book came home from school which I had been anticipating; The Whatsit.
I saw a fellow crocheter post a photo of the book on Instagram a year or so ago and wondered what it was all about. I don’t think I’m revealing any major plot twists but (SPOILER ALERT!) it’s about the discovery of a wool winder. I had a chuckle when it came out of a school bag this week.
Dressmaking class is moving on apace. This week I was working on my sleeves and cuffs again. Baby steps, but I’m getting there slowly…
We get through a lot of kale in our house… our four-legged, furry, big-eared friend likes it. Normally it’s boring green kale which we get for our bunny Diamond, but this week, the kale in the supermarket was technicoloured! Fortunately for us, Diamond doesn’t like it… all the more for us 🙂
I have been working on this painting at my watercolour class since before the summer holidays. It’s based on a sunset photo I took across the Bay of Gibraltar from our home. I’m not altogether happy with how it turned out, I may tinker with it a bit more. It’s so tricky to get the beautiful colours down on paper.
The start of a beautiful weekend
Yesterday morning we were up bright and early for a certain young man’s first ever football match. He has been training for over a year (well over if you count all the touchline kickabouts I had with him while his big brother was training). It was an exciting morning for him and his teammates and a great experience for them.
Us spectators enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine as well as the match – it was well worth getting up early on a Saturday for.
I decided to make the most of the lovely autumnal weather yesterday afternoon and went for a walk up the Rock. The sky was clear and you could see for miles.
The real thing…
So I finish with this picture taken by Mr Postcard yesterday evening as the sun was setting (I think I was watching Strictly Come Dancing at the time so completely missed it!). It just goes to show that you can try to capture the beauty of a sunset on paper, but you can’t improve on the real thing!
And finally, I have made mention a couple of times lately that I haven’t had much time for blogging in recent weeks. In fact, I have wondered whether I should take a break from it for a while. Last Sunday I was approached by a lovely lady who asked if I wrote Postcard from Gibraltar and said how much she enjoys reading my posts. I guess sometimes things happen for a reason… for now I shall continue and see where it leads.
I’m linking with Natalie from Threads & Bobbins for this weekly blog series.