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My Weekly Round Up, Little Loves And Afternoon Tea In Liverpool

It’s been a funny old week! Last weekend was spent trying to finally get over the awful cold! And thankfully I came through the weekend feeling so much better.

Monday morning I decided to brave the gym! I had booked spinning and was looking forward to it after a couple of weeks with very little exercise. But you know how it is when you bump into someone you know on the way to a class? I stopped for a minute and missed the door to my spinning class being locked, aargh! I decided to see if I could dip into another class and struck lucky with trx and kettle bells.

Have you ever done it? OMG, I am only just getting back to normal. And could not even walk up the stairs until Thursday having to crawl up and down. Of course no sympathy in the Christie household! Apparently it was self-inflicted. It seems I used muscles I have never used before and boy have I payed for it.


Did you see the George Michael documentary that he filmed before his death? I have adored the man since being 11. And still can’t believe he is dead? Wow what a beautiful soul he had. The documentary answered to many questions that really, he never had to explain. But also made a lot make sense. If you have ever been a fan watch it.

Ah and the last episode of Cold Feet, I just loved this series it was fab. I will miss watching it on a Friday evening.


My new VQ retro radio arrived this week, more on that Monday, with a chance to win one. I have got so used to working in silence but am loving having the radio on in the background whilst I work. It seems to help me to focus.


Not much this week I have been to tired and only managed a couple of pages a night. In blog world I read this fab post by The Family Voyage Blog about visiting Spain in the winter. Why do we not think of Spain as a winter place? I am now dreaming of Barcelona in the winter as I imagine it will feel so different and so magical with the winter lights on all of the works of Gaudi.

And also Morgana’s post on why I don’t post on Instagram at weekends, this really made me think about what I post although the boys have naturally become less of a focus on my blog due to their ages. And only want to conform when we travel. The rest of the time they are generally too busy! Weeps!

Winter In Spain www.extraordianrychaos.com



On Tuesday I hobbled into Liverpool to meet up with the lovely Colette, Jenny and Karen to take some photos, chat all things blogging and have afternoon tea to celebrate Karen’s 40th Birthday.  We had a lovely afternoon and laughed till our faces hurt. We must look like total loons taking photos of each other in the middle of the street. But you know what? People are amazing aren’t they? And their reactions really make me smile as generally they smile in a supportive way.

I wore a black blazer and jeans so I felt smart but comfy, but remembered when I dug by blazer out I have just ordered another black one! Its arrived and is lovely so I not sending it back. But had completely forgotten I already had one.

Black blazer from Next www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rooftops of Liverpool www.extraordinarychaos.com

We also had an amazing afternoon tea at a gorgeous cafe called Oh Me Oh My. It was delicious, I am much more of a savoury tooth but I did have a few cakes and wow! Which also left a lovely box full of cakes to bring home for the Christie boys.

Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool www.extraordinarychaos.com


I haven’t been that productive in the kitchen this week at all. But tonight is homemade pizza night; I am looking forward to lighting the log burner and getting cozy to ride out this storm. Although this weekend promises to be a busy one, we are getting together with friends and then are celebrating Jacks birthday at the weekend. He is 17 how did that come around so quickly?


I tried this delicious  Albeforth’s Bathtub Gin, it still blows my mind how every gin I have tasted is completely different. Bathtub is spicy and citrus all at the same time. Its delicious and a definite must for the gin bar. And check out that bottle? How cute is that?

a review of the flavours of Bathtub Gin www.extraordinarychaos.com

So that’s me, a busy weekend ahead full of celebrations. Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to and lets hope storm Brian isn’t too vicious! I wonder if we get another of those spooky skies like last week, how odd was that?


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  1. 21st October 2017 / 10:59 am

    It sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. I really enjoy getting together with friends. I meet up with old friends I used to work with and one evening we bought some fake mustaches and got some really funny looks as we photographed each other with them on! I hope you have a lovely weekend with no interruptions from Storm Brian.

    • SarahJChristie
      23rd October 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Me too Anne its so lovely to catch up isn’t it? Ha ha I love that I am going to get some props thats crazy but so much fun x

  2. 21st October 2017 / 2:58 pm

    What a lovely week you have had. Your day in Liverpool sounds fabulous, I would never be brave enough to pose for photo’s in public, go you ! A VQ radio is next on my wishlist of things to treat myself too I want a really pretty one for the kitchen. I hope Jack has a wonderful birthday x

    • SarahJChristie
      23rd October 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Ah thanks so much Angela it is so fab I love it, and Jack had the best birthday thank you. I used to hate having my photo taken, but I have become desensitised to it x

  3. 22nd October 2017 / 1:56 pm

    At least you had a good go at it, even if your body felt it for days! Sounds like Liverpool was lots of fun, I love girly get togethers and with afternoon tea thrown in, it’s even better! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • SarahJChristie
      23rd October 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Ha Ha Jocelyn it took me a whole week to get over it. Liverpool was so much fun ti was fab to all get together and chat over food x

  4. 22nd October 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Liverpool sounds like a lovely day out. I’m behind with cold feet but loving ut. Will miss it when it finishes. Barcelina in winter does sound nice. #littleloves

    • SarahJChristie
      23rd October 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Claire it was such a fab day I had a great time, aw I loved Cold Feet it was such a great series I will so miss it! It does doesn’t it I so want to visit in the winter now x

  5. 24th October 2017 / 11:52 am

    What a lovely little week you’ve had – minus the aching muscles of course! Your afternoon tea looked fantastic, I do wish that I had some photographer friends, or even that I could take a decent photograph with something other than my iPhone! What camera do you use? Is it a point and shoot type? Your photos are always gorgeous. And Cold Feet? I’m lost for words with this series, I’ve adored it from start to finish. xx

  6. 24th October 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Oh those cakes look amazing. It sounds like you’ve had a lovely week – how nice to catch up with blogging friends. Hope you had a lovely weekend of celebrations and that you’ve now fully recovered from your gym class. #WotW

  7. 25th October 2017 / 11:33 am

    You’ve had a busy week! I have the George Michael documentary recorded, I must get round to watching it. I’ve heard lots of good things about it, sounds like quite an inspiring watch xx

  8. Morgana
    25th October 2017 / 1:46 pm

    What a lovely week! Your day in Liverpool looked like so much fun, I love seeing it pop up on Insta via each of the people there. It’s such a gorgeous city.
    I’m so sad that Cold Feet has finished, I think it was one of their best seasons. I hope it comes back on tv again soo.

  9. 26th October 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I loved seeing your day out in Liverpool. You all look so gorgeous in the photos x

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