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Sunday Sevens #118

1. The wallpaper for the downstairs loo arrived and is even better than it looked online. Can’t wait for it to be finished!


2. The obligatory pancakes were served up to the family on Shrove Tuesday. 


3. This half-finished lampshade has been picked up and is well on the way to being completed at last – only a year after I first started it and it’s been sat on top of the piano ever since, reminding me!


4. Hubby took me out for lunch after the disappointment of having to watch him eat last week when I was recovering from a bug.


5. We also managed to pop out for breakfast one morning in between some marathon sewing sessions.


6. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen lots of posts recording my progress on our fancy dress outfits last week. My sister had a Glastonbury festival themed 50th birthday party, and I made all of our costumes.

The Boys were Shirley Bassey and Freddie Mercury.


7. We went as Dolly Parton and Tom Jones.


8. I tried to recreate Shirley’s and Dolly’s outfits as closely as possible to the ones that they wore when performing at Glastonbury. It was also 80’s fancy dress, so I decided to make Freddie’s most iconic look. Mr H-L grew his goatee like Tom’s and we even sprayed his hair to make it more evenly grey.


9. My dear sister snapped this pic of me the morning after, looking the worse for wear after a BRILLIANT night.


10. Cooked breakfast, roast dinner AND a Chinese takeaway in the evening was what it took to make me feel better!!


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Sunday Sevens #117

1. Found another little pub we hadn’t tried before – The Ship Inn at West Stour. I was still recovering after a day or so of sickness so Mr H-L had to eat on his own. The fish pie comes highly recommended, according to him.


2. I stuck to just a pot of Earl Grey. A cute little churn of milk was served, even though I drink it black. A nice touch though.


3. Mr H-L’s third pair of shoes arrived in the post. To say he’s pleased would be an understatement.


4. I finished the portable doll’s house just in time to take it with us when we visited a cousin in Windsor for the weekend.


5. We spent a wet and blustery day in Windsor. The Queen must have been in residence as the appropriate flag was flying.


6. On our return, I met my mother and sister at The Mendip Inn, a pub halfway between us, and bought lunch as a thank you for looking after The Dogs for the weekend.


7. I had some scraps of leftover chunky yarn which I thought would be ideal to make a coat for Fifi.


8. This is the inspiration for our downstairs cloakroom – the gold Koi Carp wallpaper is from Osborne & Little and has already been ordered, as has the panelling. Well, I did say I wanted something a bit different, didn’t I? 


9. A step too far, maybe??!!


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