Sunday – no – Saturday Sevens – no – Fives #198 27.7.19

Hello all, this week I’m ringing the changes, Sunday Sevens is making an appearance a day early… I shall explain why at the end!

Tortilla fail

Last Sunday I attempted to make a Spanish Tortilla or Torta de Patata as it’s know round these parts… I failed! It didn’t taste too bad with the burned bits cut off… my Gibraltarian friends will despair of me!

Blue skies in Blighty

I can’t take credit for this beautiful photo, it was sent to me by my Dad as he and my Mum took a walk along a canal tow-path in Cheshire. I have his permission to feature it in this week’s Sunday Saturday Sevens Fives. We have had some very humid weather in Gibraltar this week, but I know that it’s been sizzling in the UK, with temperatures higher than we’ve experienced.

Saharan dust sunset

This beautiful sunset caught my eye one evening this week – Wednesday I think. It was a stunner, thanks to the Saharan dust which is knocking about a lot at the moment.

Evening stroll by the sea

This week has been rather hectic in our apartment, we have got some contractors coming in to do some much needed work. As a consequence I have spent a lot of time over the past few days packing our things/junk and moving them into rooms which won’t be touched by the workers.

First world problems I know, but it’s been a bit crazy added to the fact I have 3 young men at home who were hoping to spend some time at the beach this week but were stuck indoors while I did jobs and Mr Postcard has been away with work. To try and make up for the fact we had been in a hot sweaty flat all day I took them out for a walk to Catalan Bay on Thursday evening and we stopped off for an ice cream after dinner. Not quite the beach day I’d promised them at the start of the week, but it will have to do!

Restful sleeping environment – not

And this, my friends is the view from my side of the bed. Most of the contents of the lounge are in our bedroom. The flat is in chaos and I’m a bit frazzled with it all, so I’ve decided to take a week off my phone and try to unwind a bit after a rather stressy week. That’s why this week’s Sunday Sevens is actually a Saturday Fives – and not the most uplifting one either – apologies for that!

I’ll be back again next Sunday, all being well, and between now and then I’m going offline – I’m not being rude – just reclaiming my sanity after a busy few days. See you on the other side x

7 thoughts on “Sunday – no – Saturday Sevens – no – Fives #198 27.7.19

      1. Haha sounds like me losing everything online and even offline in the house. My book is ready to go anytime I tell them I’m just choosing the right time really. John Cortes from GibGov asked me if I wanted him to support a book launch which is one reason why I paused publishing in order to think it through and possibly marry it up with my next visit to Gib. Another complication in my life is I’m in the middle of selling my house in wales and that’s been something of an epic draining of my head space. My little great granddaughter does give me some respite from those stresses however 🙂 To answer your question I’m mooting spring 2020 when I’m coming over for the med steps fingers crossed 🙂

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      2. Ooh that sounds brilliant – and fabulous that you have Government backing for it too. It sounds like you have an awful lot going on at the moment, but I’m pleased to hear that your great granddaughter gives you so much joy. She looks delightful in the photos you Tweet! I hope things calm down for you soon and that you get a buyer quickly! 🤞


  1. Fingers crossed my friend. I’ll certainly shout from the rooftops when I send it to press. Thankyou so much for your support I do appreciate it. I’m aware I’m not over active online much at the moment but alas I’m down with some dreadful bug and when I’m not I’m still up to the neck in my social work day. Right now I’ll be happy to feel well again 🙂 🙂

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    1. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell Alan. I hope you are soon on the mend. (I’ve sent you a message on Twitter regarding your book launch). It’s very hard to stay connected with everything at times as life very much gets in the way, I know exactly how that feels!! Get well soon 😊

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      1. Aw Thankyou. I took I’ll Wednesday evening and had two really really bad days. Now it’s Saturday I dragged myself out of bed to watch the rugby and thankfully many symptoms have gone though I still feel quite weak. Hopefully a couple more days time I’ll be back bright eyed and bushy tailed 🙂
        Ooo Thankyou for you message on twitter will take a look now 🙂

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