Sunday Sevens #196 14.7.19

Well, last week I promised a Sunday Sevens full of sport. We have had a truly wonderful week here in Gibraltar with the NatWest International Island Games. 21 visiting teams from islands as diverse as St Helena and the Isle of Man, Menorca and Greenland competing in 14 sports.

I have had such a busy week and it’s getting late on this Sunday evening, so I shall just let the pictures speak for themselves this week. Here’s what we’ve been watching….

Sunday – 10 pin bowling

…and clay pigeon shooting.

Monday – Basketball

….and beach volleyball.

Tuesday – cycling time trials

…and athletics.

Thursday – more beach volleyball

…and swimming.

Friday – tennis

…and more athletics.

…phew, what an amazing week it’s been.

Well done to all the athletes, support teams, organisers and the 700 volunteers from our community here in Gibraltar for helping make this a truly fantastic event. I’m just sorry it’s ended so soon! What will we do next week?

I hope this week has been a good one for you, normal Sunday Sevens service will be resumed next week!

Sunday Sevens was first created by Natalie from Threads and Bobbins.

Sunday Sevens #40 17.7.16 

Hello, I do hope you’re having a good weekend. It’s Sunday Sevens time again. I’m afraid this week it’s a quick one as school holiday mode has kicked in and my brain has checked out! 

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series created by Nat at Threads & Bobbins blog. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to link up and post seven photos from the last seven days, without the need for an in depth post. That suits me perfectly this week, and possibly for the next 7 until the Little Postcards return to school in September! Here goes… 

Sunday lunch with friends

Last weekend we had a special visitor over – an old University friend of ours. On Sunday we met up with some more mutual friends for a long lazy lunch. It was lovely, this ‘trifle’ dish was as tasty as it looks, although it did require me to fall off the diet wagon somewhat.

Another goodbye…

This week we waved goodbye to more friends who have left the Rock to return to live in the UK. It’s one negative about living here sadly. Of course the Internet is wonderful for keeping in touch, it’s so much easier to stay connected these days. Before they left, I was asked to paint a picture of Gibraltar for them to take with them. 

A birthday party

One of the Little Postcards will be celebrating his birthday during the long school summer holidays. As most of his friends will be away on holiday by then, we held an early birthday party to make sure it was more than just us in attendance. He’s currently fixated with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, although he’s never seen the film as it’s too old for him. This was my attempt at a Leonardo cake … Don’t look too closely though!

Our bridge adventure 

I’m afraid I need to share this photo again, on Wednesday I took the Little Postcards for our first visit to Windsor suspension bridge. It was stunning and a great outing for us all. If you missed my post on Wednesday all about it, the link is  here.

A night out!

After just six days of the holidays I was so in need of a little time out from my little darlings. On Thursday I had a lovely evening out and catch up with a good friend of mine. It was so good to be able to have a good chat – we hardly came up for air from start to finish! On the way home I took the scenic route and thought St Joseph’s church looked lovely lit up as I walked past.

Levanter

This week has seen the return of Gibraltar’s cloudy hat, the Levanter. It’s a common weather phenomenon here, especially during the summertime. It means that it’s not as sunny in town as it is in the north or the south of the Rock, but it can also mean very muggy, humid conditions. 

Summer Saturday


Yesterday mainly consisted of crochet, swimming and then a strawberry G&T to round the day off. It was a lovely chilled day (if you don’t include the sibling tension and fall-outs). 😉

Have a good week, and thank you for stopping by!