Sunday Sevens 13th December

Sunday’s here again, so time for another #sundaysevens. Sunday sevens was devised by the wonderful Nat at Thread and Bobbins for bloggers to share photos of their personal week.

It’s not been my best week of the year. On Monday I got told off by a policeman for letting Hicks walk off the lead in a park where dogs used to be allowed off lead. I have to say I am incredibly unimpressed that the policy is to punish all dogs and owners, rather than just the offending one or two that give us all a bad name.


I wasn’t impressed either at these strange contraptions in the park. Does anyone really use them or are they just a waste of money.


And how weird is this? Highlighting every tree root in the same park – not for repair, but to show it’s there. Let’s hope they don’t start doing it in the woods.

Worse than being told off and having to walk on the lead, poor Mr Hicks has really been suffering with his skin. I’d spent the last week fighting back a hot spot on his shoulder with salt water and antibiotic cream, then on Thursday he blew up a really nasty one on his neck – I think the worst he has ever had – and had to go onto antibiotics. He was also scratching so much he caught his eye with his foot. Fortunately no permanent damage, but he has introduced and infection into his eye. He was feeling so rubbish, he didn’t eat from Wednesday evening until Friday, when lunch on the settee with gravy and a bit of tinned salmon was too much to resist.


Thursday was book group Christmas dinner. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo, but the lovely lady who founded the group made us all a beautiful book mark 🙂


On Friday Lovely Husband bought home some very exciting boxes – but not going to tell you what’s in them….. yet.


Mr Hicks felt well enough for a walk on Saturday, so we had a short one at Lydford Gorge to the White Lady waterfall, spotting reindeers on the way.

Hope you’ve had a great week.

Bekki Hill

33 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 13th December

  1. Poor Mr Hicks! Nasty officious policeman – who would be spending your tax pounds better if he were off catching all the bad people instead of worrying about one poor old doggie walking off-lead.
    I hope next week is a much, much better one and your wee fellow is feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you. I’ll give that a go – I know turmeric is supposed to be very good for things like reducing Alzheimer’s. Although the hot spot problem is part of the allergy/immune system problem the has, so a lot different, but always worth a go. Thanks again! 🙂


      1. I have a dog, so no nice cream carpets – we did inherit one with the house, but HRH has made sure that’s nice no longer. Yes, will defo give it a try – although not sure about the pepper, since dogs have such sensitive taste buds.

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  2. Poor Mr Hicks and I agree wholeheartedly about the dogs-on-leads issue, it’s a shame when a small minority ruin things for the well behaved majority. As for those white lines demarcating the tree roots – the world is going health and safety mad!

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  3. Aw poor Mr Hicks. He does have it rough. Hope the antibiotics are kicking in and he managed the gravy and salmon – not something i would have thought of myself! Can’t wait to see what’s in your boxes! Don’t keep us in suspense too long! 🙂

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  4. Oh poor Mr. Hicks. 😦 Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery. Perhaps I’ve been watching too much CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) with my mom… initial thought was that those were body outlines! Yikes! So glad it’s it’s only roots. Wishing a much better week for you (and pup).

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  5. You’ve had a few ups and downs this week, haven’t you? But it seems that poor Mr. Hicks has had a really bad week altogether. I’m so sorry he’s been feeling so rough. He must have been really bad to have not eaten for so long, but I’m glad he’s up and about again now. By the way, what actually are those contraptions for in the park? Do they move? And finally, I really love the look of Lydford Gorge with its very unusual reindeer. 🙂

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    1. There was a lot to enjoy about last week too, but I was really ground down by HRH being so unwell last week – he’s always been high maintenance on the health front, but the way he just takes it on the chin and feeling so helpless to make him better got to me more than ever last week. As for the contraptions, one was a cross trainer, one, a treadmill – with slippy rollers that made it more a death trap. As for what lovely husband and my friend are standing on – Who Knows?

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      1. Very strange things to have in a park. I wondered whether someone had dumped them there. Yes, you did have some nice things last week, like the lovely lunch, and the outing to Lydford Gorge. So it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Have a great time this week.

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