Sunday Sevens – 13th March

Time again for Sunday Sevens,  devised by the wonderful Nat at Thread and Bobbins for bloggers to share photos of their personal week.

  1. Although I celebrated Mothers Day on Saturday with Lovely  Littlest, I still had presents to open last Sunday, sent from the Neatherlands by Lovely Eldest and given to me in person by Mr Hicks.

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2. Mr Hicks also took me for a lovely Mothers Day walk in Bellever Forest. We took a path we had never taken before and found the remains of an ancient building.

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3. On the way back we found some very friendly ponies on the path

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Only taken from a distance as I had to concentrate on putting myself between them and Hicks because they were coming so close.

4. This year the Met Office have started naming storms they think may cause damage. So what did they call the worst storm we’ve had all winter? Nothing – they didn’t name it.  There were heaps of smaller branches blow off the trees in our garden and the pines had been so shredded by the wind you could smell them. The next day we found a huge tree down in Lydford Forest and on Friday saw dozens had been blow down at Northcombe Woods.

5. In contrast to a horrible day Wednesday, spring arrived on Thursday and has been here ever since.

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6. On the not so good side on Thursday, I popped into the hairdressers to have my fringe trimmed. My hairdresser works part time, so she rarely trims my fringe. All the other ladies are great, apart from this time, when someone who hadn’t cut it before cut it cock-eyed. I won’t be letting her do it again.

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7. After three weeks of very intermittent dieting and reduced exercise, I returned (mostly) to the straight and narrow. Here’s two of my diet staples. Porridge with blueberries and raspberries, for breakfast – in a casserole dish as I cook it in the aga – and the makings of carrot and coriander soup – nice and filling, but virtually no calories.

Hope you’ve had a great week!

Bekki Hill

39 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 13th March

  1. Is that Bowie’s last album you have there? What’s it like?
    I’m sure, if you go back in to the hairdresser, they’ll straighten up your fringe for free. Probably best not to attempt it yourself though. I remember trimming my daughters’ fringes when they were tots – how hard can it be? I thought – it was a disaster and Mr. T told me never to go near their hair with a pair of scissors again.
    Do you make your porridge with water only or a mix of milk and water? I love mine with mostly milk and home made lemon curd so I think the calorie intake might be a little high.

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    1. Not sure about the album, LH misdirected what I wanted, so not so enthusiastic to listen and he doesn’t like Bowie and I rarely play music in the house and I keep forgetting to put it in my car – so I’ll let you know when I finally unwrap it.

      Funnily enough I cut my fringe with Mr Hick’s trimming scissors last time, as I couldn’t be bothered to go to the hairdressers. It turned out fine – more luck than judgement. I often do it myself with not such good results. I would also go back, but I don’t want it any shorter. Although it seemed to spring up another inch shorter today and I’m getting used to seeing my eyebrows.

      I make my porridge with all water. I think the oats are softer that way. I do put some milk on it, but no naughty lemon curd – although that does sound very nice.

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    1. It does get a bit too close to Easter here sometimes. Mind we have two bank holiday weekends in May, so I don’t think it would be any better then. Personally my birthday’s in August, so with Christmas, my present receiving is quite nicely spaced around the year 🙂 Good luck with your mum’s projects.

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  2. Lovely gifts, and such a gorgeous mug. The walks and outside looks much prettier. Pity about the tree though. Lots of damage there. Are those ponies cute? I just loved seeing them, thanks for sharing.
    All the best with your fringe. Hope you can make a plan with it. And well done on eating so healthy. I am going to keep that in mind and follow suit.
    🙂

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    1. Thank you. I’m sure you’ve got loads of exotic animals to knock the spots off my ponies – although they are cute. And so friendly. I’m ignoring the fringe for now and just praying it stays dry as the way she’s done it will really make the kinks go mad if it’s damp. Good luck with the healthy eating.

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      1. At least that’s not so many calories. And I’m always up for a cup of tea. I’m really enjoying greek yoghurt and fresh pineapple as a sweet – as you probably know there are arguments over whether pineapple helps weight loss, but whether it does or not, I do love it and apparently it does fill you up quickly. Hope the HE’s going well today 🙂

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      2. Greetings from a rainy and wet Johannesburg. 🙂 Yay! I dont mind the rain at all, we have been waiting for it for months now.
        lol. 🙂 Currently I am into “plain” yogurt myself. Nothing added, just as it is. I can eat litres of the stuff. Going with it as long as my craving is lasting, at least its very good for me.
        Have a great day. 🙂

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      3. Funny, you’ve been waiting for the rain and I’ve been waiting for the sunshine. At least we are both happy now 🙂 I’m now imagining you sitting at a huge vat of yogurt, spoon in hand ;-). You have a great day too!

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      4. 🙂 Indeed. Both happy with our weather now. We did a good swap.
        Your image is spot on. I have long stemmed spoons and can dig deep. 🙂
        Enjoy the coming weekend. I am on Easter break from work and looking forward to some glorious crafting time.

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  3. Isn’t it amazing how much damage a storm can do! Your photo of the ponies and the forest is a lovely one 🙂 I think everyone always has a week or two off track with dieting, if anything it always spurs me on to try harder for the next few weeks!

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    1. It is and incredibly scary when you see the size of the roots on some of the trees that they couldn’t stop them being blown over. I think for me the trick with weeks off is to acknowledge they are weeks off and that I have to go back to the diet. Otherwise I start thinking I can sneak naughty things in all the time.

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    1. I was thinking of making it deliberately shorter – but haven’t plucked up the courage yet. Mr Hicks is usually fine with horses and ponies – he grew up with them about – but very occasionally decides he want to play with them and bounces at them barking and asking to play – which of course the they don’t understand.

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