Sunday Sevens -14th February

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.

We woke Sunday Morning to find the wind had blown a large bow from one of our pine trees. Unfortunately lovely husband is so log obsessed, he had chopped it up before I had time to take a photo! Fortunately it had only hit the hedge, so no harm done.

Apart from walking Hicks, we stayed indoors doing chores as the rain continued to pour  down, causing even more flooding than it had on Saturday. However, indoor activities also included swatching he yarn for my yellow sweater, and recalculating the pattern to fit a tall person.

2. Although we had a lot of flooding at the weekend, the real storm didn’t come until Monday. Apparently the winds reached 95mph on the coast and there were 60ft waves. Fortunately living inland we only had mere 65mph winds. I took Hicks for a walk on the Granite Way – an old railway line that is now a cycle path – well out the way of potential falling trees. I could hardly stand up at times and the sheep appeared to be having the same problem.


3. On Tuesday the storm had passed and when Hicks and I walked in the woods, we found a lot of trees had blown over.


4. Tuesday afternoon I visited my lovely hairdresser for a redo of my highlights and a haircut.

5. On the way home I did a spot of shopping in Waitrose and saw these. They don’tusually sell the white chocolate ones, but they were in for valentines day – so I had to buy them, ready for when I finish dieting.


6. On Wednesday evening I asked lovely husband if we had a spare clock as I have to guess how long I’m on the turbo trainer. Once I’m into a book I can judge it by the amount I’ve read, but it’s a bit hit and miss at the start of each new book. Thursday morning I came down to find this hanging from the light in my office right in front of my bike. It’s jolly useful, but if anyone looks through the window, I’m going to look like a donkey chasing carrot on a stick.


7. As for the diet – hope I’m not boring you too much with the bags of sugar, but blogging my weight loss helps me make myself accountable and stay motivated. Last Sunday afternoon’s visit to the scales revealed a loss of 1.8 lb. Although it’s a good amount, it’s less than previous weeks, despite me having done exactly the same. But still a bit more sugar to add to the pile 🙂

Hope you’ve had a great weekend too.

Bekki Hill



45 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens -14th February

  1. Way to go – the watch, the winds and the piles of sugar!! Any loss is a good loss, but when you plateau – bah humbug! Why do we always have to work harder is what I usually [whine] say when that happens 🙂 I think it is great that you can pedal and read – multi tasking genius!!

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    1. Aw! thank you. Well between you and me, I weigh myself on a Sunday afternoon – so my weight report is all but week behind, because I post Sunday morning – so I’ve now done this week’s weigh in and I’ve lost three pounds this week. So no plateau. Must be that watch 🙂

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  2. Seems a pretty big storm, blowing over so many trees.
    The sheep are super cute, and so many, all fluffy and cute. 🙂 Adorable.
    Glad you all had a good weekend, and stayed warm and dry. Well done on the weight loss. lol. Your husband has an excellent sense of humour. 🙂

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      1. 🙂 That watch really made me smile.
        Dont we all, feel sorry for the animals. Actually they are much for comfy than we are. 🙂
        Had a great weekend, hot and sunny, I am starting to look forward to Autumn now.
        Take care and have a good week.

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  3. Glad to know I’m not the only one with a humorous other half, that watch made me laugh! Poor sheep, I wonder how long they had to stay put. And may I ask what the sugar is for? I couldn’t quite get it.
    Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Sheep need to eat constantly, so I hope it wasn’t too long. Sorry, I usually say, but I’ve been doing it a while now, so bored myself, but I’ve been measuring/visualising my weight loss in bags of sugar. Monday now, so I’ll wish you a happy week 🙂

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  4. You’ve had the winds/gales really bad down there, haven’t you? It was very windy here last week, too, but we’ve had nothing like the winds you seem to have had. I hope they’ve passed over now.
    I love this new header picture. Have you got them on some kind of rotating scheme, because when I came on before lunch today, it was a different pic. up there and now it’s a lovely,rustic orangey one. It’s a really good idea to use your blog a bit like a ‘Weightwatchers’. It can imagine it would help you to make good progress to report each week. You’ve done very well so far with the diet and exercise regime, and you seem to be determined to keep going. Well done you! 🙂

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    1. Yes, the header pics are on random. Do you think it works? Most of the storms we have at the moment come in from the Atlantic, so Devon and Cornwall – even more so – get the brunt of it. Even when they hit harder in wales and up north we still usually get a fair wack as the winds speed up over the sea and the water is drawn then dropped on land. So power runs out the further the move across the country.

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      1. Yes, that’s aways the way it works. Where we are at the mo is classed as part of the ‘drier east’. I suppose our winters are a bit colder than the south west’s, but this year that hasn’t been very noticeable.
        I like the idea of the random headers. The change just took me by surprise, and I wondered whether you’d manually changed the picture while I had my lunch. The first one I saw was a cold, wintry looking scene of the moors, so the orange one caught my eye immediately.

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