Sunday Sevens 20 February 2016

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 week I managed to finally finish clearing the duck path. This meant the tree surgeons could return to chip the brash, which I want to spread on it, as the original layer is all but gone.


2. On Wednesday the smell of burning plastic began to emanate from the aga. I turned it off and called the repair man. When he came on Thursday he could only look at part of it, because the kitchen fitters – employed by the previous owners – had put the granite surfaces too close and the top won’t come off without removing them. Unfortunately there’s a lot to remove as well as the granite. Oh yes, my beautiful suround and cupboards are going to have to come down 😦


3. Mr Hicks is still getting younger by the day. So much so, three out of seven walks this week, he’s been back to chasing off after deer, leaving me to wait until he deems it’s time to return. Unfortunately he’s almost 12 not 2, so by the time he comes back from marauding around the woods, he’s ready to go back home. He gets a walk, but I only get half of one. Not helpful when I’m working on weight loss.


4.  On the weight loss front, last Sunday I stood on the scales and discovered I’d lost another 3lbs. However, before I smugly throw pictures of bags of sugar at you, I have a confession. The terrible two turned up on Friday…

Lovely Littlest and Lovely Littlest’s chum

5. So we went to the pub for tea….

6. We went to Wembury on Saturday and had lunch at the café…

7. And a trip out for curry in the evening…

8. Then home for another one of these…


I figure I’ve got a lot of peddling to do now.

Hope you’ve been less of a glutton than me this weekend than me.

Bekki Hill


32 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 20 February 2016

    1. Hi Shazza, yes forgot about the kitchen entirely – apart from it being colder without the aga on and I had to put damp washing on the radiators :-(. There is an upside that the cupboards look lovely, but it’s not very practical as you can’t prepare stuff beside the aga when you’re cooking and being tall the surround doesn’t make it easy – I’ve banged my head a few times, And you need the light on inside the space as it’s very dark too. So all in all it will be a much more practical space of we don’t put the cupboards back and replace with a full granite work surface. Although, of course, is money we weren’t planning on spending .


  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself, sounds like a lovely weekend, and catching up with family is surely more important than the measurement of your waist. Surely that shovelling must have shifted a bit anyway?
    We had all our sash window refitted a couple of years ago, but couldn’t get the kitchen one done because they’d sealed it in with granite! You’d think they’d be able to advise you better when you have a kitchen fitted, grrr…

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  2. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate when one of the daughters comes home for the weekend – you certainly had a blow out! No doubt you’ll be back on track tomorrow with the sensible eating and two days won’t make much difference. At least Mr Hicks ate the chips. What a shame you have to pull apart your beautiful kitchen! I would be heartbroken although, if it gives you the opportunity to design the space around the Aga a little better, it’s maybe a good thing as you wouldn’t have done it otherwise.

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  3. Did Lovely Littlest choose her chum for her looks – they look like a matching pair!
    My Goldie used to do exactly the same thing – go off after deer and/or pheasant and leave me with the other dog hanging around for ages waiting for her to come back.
    As for your sins – I don’t blame you for any of them. I might not even have shared my chips. Do pubs in the U.K. still let dogs in then? Even foodie pubs?

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    1. Ha ha! They more like each other than either of them like their respective sisters. And actually my eldest and Littlest’s chum’s sister look more like they are sisters. Odd. Nice to know I’m not the only one that has had to wait for a marauding Goldie – although it used to be a pain, I’m secretly happy now as it shows how well he is. It very much depends on where you are in the UK if you can find pubs that let dogs in. Down here in this patch of Devon, they look at you as if you’re crazy if you think they might not 🙂


  4. Gosh your daughter and her friend look so much alike! Sounds like you enjoyed the visit…And don’t worry, it’s okay to indulge on a special occasion like a visit. Start fresh on Monday :-). Sorry to hear about the unplanned expenditures coming up for the kitchen, but I noticed in your first reply that there is an upside, so at least that is good to hear. Mr Hicks looks so sweet taking his nap!

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  5. Sorry about the aga situation. Sad when these things require so much tearing down. Maybe it can be put back to save this in the future? And about the “glutony”…forget it! When the “lovlies” visit, we must enjoy endulging! So worth it!

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a mission that is going to be to get your stove sorted. I got a new stove last year, and it was not nearly half as much trouble as yours. I wanted a gas stove, but was “gently persuaded” to have an electrical stove. So electrical it was. Its lovely and I’m happy, but the big gas stove would still have been my favourite. Will be thinking of you.
    Glad to see Mr. Hicks is doing so well.
    Your visit seems just perfect. I would have indulged in much the same. 🙂 And you will be able to walk it off with Mr. H, he sure is keeping fit these days.
    Have a good week. 🙂

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  7. Beads and Barnacles

    Aah an Aga is one of the things I really want in a future kitchen, well that and room to have one… Being forced to remodel isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it sounds like it will make it better than before. But annoying if you hadn’t planned it. The number of things we come across in our house which make us question the sanity of the previous owners is staggering!

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