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.


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! 

15 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #40 17.7.16 

  1. So that’s what the grey thing that covers our skies for 360 days of the year is called – a Levanter! Love your painting of The Rock but sorry that it means losing some friends. The Internet will be great to keep in touch though.

  2. That dessert looks lovely but a bit ‘nouvelle cuisine’ – i.e. tiny – so I bet your diet wasn’t affected over much.
    I love the look of G & Ts, especially in the summer, but hate both gin and tonic so, no matter how hard I try, and believe me I’ve tried very hard, I just can’t grow to like them. Now, a strawberry one might just convert me.

    1. Well the dessert wasn’t too big, but the huge stoats dinner I had before it was…. wishful thinking on the diet sadly! It was really tasty though ;-).
      I’m only a recent convert to G&T myself, it’s a bit like olives; the more I ate, the less I disliked them, now I actively seek them out! I was won over on holiday once by a strawberry, lemon zest & pink peppercorn gin & tonic. Although Mr Postcard’s plain strawberry ones are delicious:-)

      1. Haha just re read that – I didn’t have stoat for dinner last Sunday in case you were wondering!!! It was a roast dinner… I really should check before I press reply!

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