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Sunday Sevens #24

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For those of you that are new to this concept, this is how Nat from Threads and Bobbins describes it: –

“Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series where you post 7 photos from your week. Sometimes things happen in our lives that aren’t worth a full blog post but are worth sharing, so here is the blog series to do just that!”

Without further ado, here is my week in summary.

1. Snowdrops, snowdrops, everywhere!

snowdrops

2. No.2 Son wanted to make something for his little brother, so he embroidered his name onto some felt!

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3. Climbing trees – fun for boys of all ages:)

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4. Trying to get a normal photograph of hubby keeping our 12 year old Yorkie warm whilst sitting outside (!) for a pub meal. Here we have the whole gamut of facial expressions. That’s why I never ask him to pose for a photograph – it takes forever!

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5. A really rather dreadful photo of Stourhead.

Note to self: next time, don’t use your iPhone on full zoom just because you’re too lazy to get the camera out of your bag!

Stourhead

6. Some completely fabuloso porcelain mugs that I bought in Makers gallery in Bristol. The artist is Jessica Thorne, a student at Plymouth University (where my son is in his final year, incidentally). She doesn’t have a website yet but you can ogle her gorgeous collection on Tumblr.

porcelain mugs

7. Italian Chocolate Truffles – I promised someone (sorry, can’t recall who!) that I would share the recipe, so here it is: –

175g/6oz plain chocolate

2 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier

40g/1 1/2oz butter

5 tbsp icing sugar

cocoa powder to dust

Melt chocolate with Cointreau in microwave (gently!), then stir in the butter until it has melted.

Stir in the icing sugar. Leave in a cool place until firm enough to roll into 24 balls.

Roll in cocoa powder and chill in the fridge.

chocolate truffles

grand marnier truffles

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ‘cos it’s back to school on Monday!

Author: sewchet

Sewing, Crochet and other loveliness!

16 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #24

  1. Awesome post! Snowdrops, truffles, handsome hubby, cute dog and sweet kids. Nothing better than that. 🙂 I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  2. Hi!

    Fab post!

    Your blog really inspires me so I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can find the details here:

    https://misadventuresindatinganddoing.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/a-liebster-award/

    I hope you are as pleased as I was and I look forward to seeing your answers to my getting to know you quiz.

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  3. Oooh nice snowdrops, mugs, kids, yum to the truffles, your dog is super cute and your comment about your husband made me laugh in understanding. My husband, like yours, has a very nice face, but he often takes a rubbish photo because he poses instead of just BEING HIMSELF. However, it is super cute that he had the dog inside his gilet! Why is it that a man being nice to a dog is very appealing?

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    • Thanks Claire – I’m sure most men are the same when it comes to photographs. They just can’t help pulling a silly face. I suppose we subconsciously think that, if they are kind to a small animal, then they’ll probably be kind to us too!

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  4. I was going to say something profound, but see Claire got it in first – see her last sentence 🙂

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  5. Really enjoy reading your weekly updates: must give this a go myself one week…

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  6. My husband is exactly the same. He takes one good photo in about 20! Fabulous snowdrops.

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    • They can’t help but make daft faces sometimes, can they? Especially when you’re in a hurry and want them to be serious for one minute! The snowdrops are particularly numerous this year – I adore them:)

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  7. Yum yum….it was meeeeeee!! Can’t wait for my days off to make some of these.
    I popped a parcel in the post today. It did some miles before I managed to get to the post office. Excuse the hastily wrapped package, I had to buy a bag at the post office to send it in, and the lady was very grumpy, them I got a call and had to dash but at least it’s on it’s way 😀

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  8. The snowdrops look just lovely 🙂 It looks like you have had a lovely week with lots of time spent with your family…and your super sweet dog!

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  9. We did have a great half-term – my husband took the week off work so it was lovely. Time spent together is just the best thing, isn’t it?

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