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Sunday Sevens #66


Sunday Sevens is here again – seven-ish photos of your week to show what you get up to between those bigger blog posts. Check out this article over at Threads & Bobbins to find out how YOU can join in.

  1. We made a grand total of Β£609 profit from the Christmas Supper in the Village Hall – and leftover veg meant bubble ‘n’ squeak for breakfast on Sunday!

Bubble and squeak

2. Whipped up a couple of very basic Angel costumes for The Boy’s school Nativity (that’s another bedsheet gone). Don’t they look sweet?


3. As part of their interactive advent calendar, this week The Boys donated some of their old toys to charity….

Toys for charity

……we had a family “Top Trumps’ night….

Games night

….and we bought a bagful of shopping to add to the box in church for The Lord’s Larder, a charity that helps the poor and homeless.

Donate to the lord larder

4. On Friday, H-R and I went on our annual Christmas shopping trip to Bath while the Christmas market was still in full swing. We’ve been going every year since she was four, so this is our twentieth anniversary!

Eggs Royale for breakfast

We usually have Eggs Royale for breakfast as soon as we arrive and this year was no exception.

Eggs Royale

5. I bought the latest Big Issue from a lovely chap who dressed his companion up for the festive season.

Homeless dog

6. A local school was fundraising for a new piano by carol singing in the high street.

Carol singing

7. Mulled wine and mince pies outside is a great way to rest your feet in between all that shopping.

Mulled wine and mince pies

8. A day of Christmas Craft Workshops on Saturday resulted in these colourful stockings….

Christmas Stocking Workshop

….and Christmas Bunting.

Christmas Bunting Workshop

9. Finally, to round off a brilliant week, last night hubby and I went to a party dressed up as Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones in ‘The Mask Of Zorro’.

It took an ENTIRE king size duvet cover to make his outfit!!

Zorro fancy dress


Hope you didn’t choke on your croissants:)

Author: sewchet

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33 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #66

  1. No choking, just some laughing. I hope you had a great time at the party. πŸ˜€

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  2. That last is fan-TAS-tic! We’re over here with early summer temps at the moment, but full of holiday activities despite lacking snow & overcoats. Your breakfasts all look yummy, and the boys were sweet in their robes. Lovely time of year for you, but busssssy! Thank you for including us via this post!

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  3. I admire your husband so much! He is very good looking dressed like Catherine Zeta Jones and I have to say “chapeau” for lend himself to such a funny situation! My BM will never agree to do the same! Oh,I almost forgot to tell that he wears that red lipstick with elegance too!!!
    I got the idea that you are such a unite family who enjoy themselves and do not never forget the others! This so nice ❀ you have all my admiration!

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  4. That last pic took me by suprise for sure. I would have choked if I were drinking something. This Sunday Sevens posts totally made my day. So much holiday spirit, activities and costumes. The boys are definately sweet angels.

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    • I saved the best photo ’til last, that’s for sure – he’s mad, my husband! We’re trying to do something festive every day up to Christmas. If you want to have a look at what we do each day, it’s all on my personal Facebook page, not the Sewchet one:)


  5. Glad I’ve just ate my lunch, I’d be drooling over your food pix this week, especially the fry up, I can almost smell it! The boys looks so cute, and your daughter….. I thought it was you and that you’d had your hair lightened until I read the caption! Well done to the hubby for being a good sport, slightly concerning how well he wears a frock!! He’d have needed another waxing too! πŸ˜‰

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    • I thought you were going to say that you were glad you’d just had lunch so at least you’ve got something to throw up after looking at the last photo!!! He looked even more ridiculous with all that body hair poking out and the tattoo on his right shoulder. If my daughter gains three stone by the time she’s forty, she’ll look just like me:)

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  6. Oh, fab! Was loving your photos anyway, but then came that last one πŸ™‚ Highly amusing twist, love it! Your daughter clearly has your family’s photogenic genes too, sounds like a lovely day out for the both of you.

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  7. The children that you teach are moving along very quickly! You must be a wonderful teacher:D

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  8. That started my Monday morning off with a loud snort and chuckle πŸ˜€ Fab-u-lous!!! I love your weeks, you pack so much in and spread so much joy around your community!

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    • Glad to help your week start with a giggle:) We certainly do try to do lots at this time of year, especially because we have young boys – although the older ones still manage to join in and get over excited even in their twenties! We’re also keen to show The Boys the spirit of giving and helping those less fortunate than themselves:)

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  9. Oh my goodness, I was not expecting the hubby cross dressing, lol. The photo took a while to load…great job on the costumes πŸ‘

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  10. What fun! Looks like you are really getting into the Christmas Spirit! Awesome Costumes – he doesn’t look as if he needed a lot of persuading!

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  11. Fabulous! Your daughter is certainly a beautiful mini-you, and your little men are angels indeed. Such wonderful charity works, isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Now….regarding the last photo – Ms Zeta-Jones will be so flattered to see his impersonation. What a hoot! Still laughing. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Jen:) Yes, Christmas is all about thinking about, and helping, those less fortunate and The Boys are naturally generous in this respect, thankfully. Glad we managed to make you smile with the last photo:)

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  12. Me too, just choked on my cuppa. Do you have any bedding left in your house after making all those costumes? Great to see your lovely boys enjoying giving to others.

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  13. What a brilliant week! Food, family and festivities, and of course some Christmas crafting. Perfect! So nice that you contributed to charity too – I think we can be a little guilty of bypassing that at such a hectic time of year.

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  14. LOL….wish I could look that glamorous in a bed sheet!!! πŸ˜€

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