#SundaySevens 31st January

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.

  1. Last Sunday we went to Cotehele for a walk. So much more atmospheric around the old buildings on the quay when there’s hardly anyone there.

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2. In my quest to make something for Christmas every month, I bought some lovely Christmas coloured crochet yarn. Unfortunately there was no black – for Santa’s boots – or reindeer colour, so I haven’t managed to make a start yet.

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3. I did however make a start on a crochet bunny from Edward’s menagerie.

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4. And I finished the second sleeve of the colour block jumper that I’ve been knitting forever.

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5. Since there’s so little to watch these days on telly, while I’m knitting and crocheting, I’ve started watching this again. Superb series. Is anyone else a fan?

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6. As for my weight loss goal. Last Sunday afternoon the scales told me I’d lost just over another two pounds. Which means so far I’ve lost this much weight…

7. As for Mr Hicks, he seems to be getting younger by the day. Apart from having a exuberant walk this with his two year old black lab chum and showing no signs of overdoing it the next day, he was back being a daredevil in the river – although the water has receded a lot, this photo isn’t doing justice to the remaining deep, fast flowing, parts.

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Bekki Hill

47 thoughts on “#SundaySevens 31st January

    1. Thank you. It makes me unbelievably happy to see Mr Hicks doing so well. He’s had so many health challenges throughout his life, I can’t believe at nearly twelve he’s still able to have at least some time when he’s behaving and obviously feeling, like a much younger dog 🙂

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  1. Good old Mr. Hicks. I’ll have some of what he’s having! I suspect that our oldest dog – he’s 10 – might have started with the canine equivalent of dementia so I am trying him on a supplement which many people have found effective so we’ll see.
    I never got into ‘Being Human’ when it was on but if you like it enough to watch it twice maybe I’ll give it a go. Of course I am a fan of the lovely Mr. Turner. I have just started watching ‘Happy Valley’ on DVD as I missed that series when it was broadcast and I’m fed up wth everybody telling me how brilliant it was 😉

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    1. Well who wouldn’t be a fan of the lovely Mr Turner? I’ve always been partial to a ghosts and vampires – so maybe I was a wee bit biased before I started on Being Human. Russel Tovey is so very funny too – I’m not sure I’ve seen his talents being exploited as well since. I’ve not seen Happy Valley either, so let me know how you get on.

      Hope the supplement works for your dog. I do wonder if Hicks is going there. Sometimes he barks a lot trying to tell me something, but I can’t work out what it is – but now I’ve written that sentence, I’m thinking maybe he’s being perfectly clear and I’m the one lapsing 😉

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    1. Thank you. We are very lucky to live where we live. I’ve re-watched the first three episodes of Being Human and I recall it being much darker and not so humorous – so I think it changed a lot over the series. And I think fourth one was a series too far. they really should have finished at the end of three.

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  2. Cotehele looks like my kind of destination, I do love places like that. Good old Mr Hicks – he’s not giving up easily! Glad I’m not the only one who does Christmas prep all year round, mind you, there’s still a mad panic in December!! It will be great to finally see the finished jumper too.

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  3. Oh, what a fabulous walking area! Did Mr Hicks go with you? He would love it, of course, and so glad he’s feeling like a youngster again. Your weight loss is inspiring, I’m taking baby steps with mine. Curses. You are getting a great jump on Christmas! Wonderful week.

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  4. Excellent news on the weight loss, you are so good at it. 🙂 Well done.
    Glad to hear Mr. H is up to walks and enjoying it. Hugs to him.
    Hope you are able to get more crochet cottons in the additional colours soon. Its such a great idea to start early. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!
      I really want to buy the cottons at our LYS – not resort to the internet or further afield. I think it’s so important to support local shops, especially as we’re so rural. Have passed your hugs on to Hicks and he sends you a big snuggle.

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      1. I totally agree with you on supporting the local suppliers and shops. 🙂 I have 2 shops in driving distance, and 2 indie dyers down by the coast that I order from.
        Cottons seems to be catching on pretty much, although I have only tried some here and there. Wool is still my first love. 🙂

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  5. Yay for mr hicks! 😀 And congrats to you on the weight loss. Awesome effort. Hmmm…..I was looking at Edward’s Menagerie on book depository this very morning. You’re starting to freak me out slightly. I have no one to make toys for but I realised I liked the neutral colours on the cover. In the end I decided if I made a toy it would be a moomin. 🙂 ps halfway through the yellow cardy! Keep singing mellow yellow while I’m knitting it and annoying M :)) e-lec-tri-cal banana…..

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I was complaining bitterly six months ago I had no one to make toys for and now I have two arrivals to knit for this year – neither of which I had my money on to be first. Well done with the cardi 😉 and annoying M 😉 I have found a yellow pattern and will post it today or tomorrow.

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  6. What a great looking week! Well done on the weight loss. I have the Edward’s menagerie book too! So many pretties. Plus i love your idea of starting for xmas now… may have to start thinking 🙂

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  7. What a beautiful area you live in. Cotehele looks like such a great place for a walk – so rich with history and atmosphere… It’s kind of you to include Mr.Hicks in those walks, even if it means you don’t get to go in. Glad to hear that he is enjoying himself, and feeling well these days. 🙂 Good to see you are on schedule with your Christmas preparations! What a treat for all of your family and friends to get hand-made gifts. Enjoy the rest of your week, Bekki!

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  8. Beads and Barnacles

    Yeah congrats on the weight loss. I really need to get motivated to loose weight too. But I’m not one to use scales.
    Being human is great. Watched it on amazon last year. 🙂

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    1. Good luck! You really do need to get your head in the right place and be in the right place to do it. I spent six months not getting round to it and not-so-slowly piling more weight on. Scales can be deceptive, I measure myself too, for the weeks when I’ve been ultra good and they tell me I’ve lost nothing.

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      1. I love cake too. I kept not going out on my bike because of the weather and it’s only having the book attached to the turbo trainer that has got me to go on that. Good luck! Here’s to better running weather.

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  9. Those bags of sugar are mounting up. Well done. Cotehele looks lovely for a walk about – a wonderful old quayside. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of ‘being human’. It must have come out when I was either deep in nappies or blackboard chalk/whiteboard markers!

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    1. The growth of the pile of bags of sugar are a great reminder to me when I’m flagging about how much a a consistent small steps can add up to big things 🙂
      Being human was out on 2008 – I think, but on BBC 3, which is probably why you missed it – it’s about the only thing I’ve ever watched on there.

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