Sunday Sevens is the brainchild of Natalie over at Threads and Bobbins. It is a way for you to get to know a bit more about us and what we do besides sewing. If you are interested in finding out more pop over to Natalie’s blog and find out how to take part.
So this is my very first Sunday Seven, let’s hope I do the concept justice.
I normally lead a pretty quiet life. I work from home and don’t often get the opportunity to go out and about during the week so I did wonder how I would get seven photographs to fill a post. However, this week has been exceptionally busy and I’ve ended up struggling to choose just seven.
On Monday I was asked to attend the monthly Gwynedd Merioneth WI Board of Trustees meeting. We took a break for lunch and went to an amazing local cafe called Y Sospan. The building was originally constructed in the 1600s and inside it still has the original beams and many beautiful features dating back over the centuries. At one time it used to be the local jail. I’m sure it wasn’t as pleasant if you were a prisoner awaiting your sentence, but it certainly was a great place to enjoy lunch. I had the most delicious baked potato and baked beans – a proper jacket potato with crispy crunchy skin, not your soft microwaved variety.
After taking the day off work on Monday I thought I might be pushing my luck with hubby to try and get a second day out of the office, but I must have caught him in a good mood as he seemed happy enough for me to go out Tuesday as well. I had a dental appointment in Colwyn Bay (eek my first for 28 years, that should give you an idea of the pain I was in). As it is an hour and a half drive from where I live, my friend, Marian, offered to come with me and suggested we make a day of it by stopping off to shop in nearby Llandudno. In my book, a shopping trip is something never to be turned down.
This photo was taken looking down on the beautiful bay of llandudno and its fabulous pier – if you ever find yourself in the North Wales area you won’t regret taking time out to visit this gorgeous town.
Llandudno also has strong links to Lewis Carroll and it is said that a local lady, Alice Liddell was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. As you go around the town and parks you will come across many beautiful hand carved wooden statues all depicting characters or events from the book. There are the most amazing life sized Tweedledum and Tweedledee statues and also a gorgeous Queen of Hearts. This photograph is of one of the smaller statues with an array of wooden mushrooms.
Only in North Wales could you possibly wake up to find sheep having breakfast on the front lawn!
On Wednesday evening we had the most amazing sunset – no filters used here, honestly. This was taken from my back garden. We are lucky and get some stunning sunsets and I’m always surprised at how different and unique every single one can be.
On Thursday evening it was our monthly WI dining club. Fourteen of us went to a local pub/restaurant and had the most delicious meal – the portion sizes were massive!
On Saturday afternoon I helped my friend put together the mirrored doors for her new wardrobes. I’m a complete flat pack novice so I’m not sure that I was a huge amount of help but I did a good job at handing out the screws and drill when required.