Sunday Sevens – 3rd July

Time for another Sunday Sevens – the brainchild of the wonderful Nat at Thread and Bobbins,  devised for bloggers to share seven photos of their personal week.

This week has been another cold, damp week when the temperature has remained in the low teens.

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Although I’d love to have a bit of real summer – as opposed to real British summer – I have to confess to being a little pleased about the miserable weather.  Hicks is struggling the minute it warms up or the sun comes, but this week – even though he’s not been up to long walks for a while –  the cooler weather has allowed him to be his little scallywag self: disappearing off to chew a deer bone hidden in the undergrowth, making us think we’d lost him on Tuesday; abandoning us to play with another team at the pub quiz on Wednesday;  and on Thursday trying to get through a friends garden fence at any cost.

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‘Sorry, I prefer this team’

On Friday, he was rather lethargic, but despite only having a 200 yard walk, he still managed to get stuck on top of a Devon bank.

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Late on Friday afternoon he went rather more down hill, so I took him to the vet. She put him on antibiotics and, after a very quiet Saturday, he chased out after the rabbits when I let him out this morning. His tummy is quite distended though, so we still need to work out what’s going on there.

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This Saturday was the day of our village music festival.

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I helped out on the gate for a couple of hours then watched a couple of bands. However, still worried about Hicks, we headed home early to see that he was okay and to keep him company.

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The rest of the week was very mundane apart from Friday when I found another wonderful stockist for The Dartmoor Yarn Company. I’m delighted to say, our kits and yarn are now also available at Cosy Corner Crafts at South Brent. Cosy Corner Crafts is a gorgeous shop full of wonderful fabric and yarn and wonderful of craft supplies, in the delightful village of South Brent, just 15 mins away from Totnes. Sorry no photo, there were two cars parked right outside when I was there.

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Kit construction in progress

And in other good news, Lovely Littlest’s knitting is still happening and the scarf is still growing 🙂

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Hope you’ve had a good week!

Bekki Hill

30 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 3rd July

    1. Thank you. I do feel very honoured to have so many people so interested in my work so quickly. Sadly Mr Hicks’ health has always kept me busy – poor chap has never been the sort of dog who only sees the vet once a year for his vaccinations 😦

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  1. The music festival must have been great fun, love seeing the sweater progress. I rather like the dreary weather here at the moment, too, as we are due for soaring heat any day now. And poor Mr. Hicks! Big hugs to him (and you) from across the pond.

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    1. Thank you. I definitely like a mixture of weather. I do get fed up when we have summers of sunshine for weeks on end. Although it was good to have our first day without rain for ages today 🙂 Thanks for the hugs – much appreciated by both of us 🙂 x

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    1. Thank you. Very excited to hear this morning my new stockist has already sold some of my stuff too 🙂 Thanks for good wishes for Hicks. He’s much brighter since yesterday, but more tests later in week.

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  2. Well down on bagging another stockist – and one who has sold something too!
    Poor old Mr. Hicks, some dogs just don’t do well in the heat even and, with his other problems, he probably suffers more than most. I’m glad to see he’s still having fun though and is full of Retriever Mischief.
    Was it him, by the way, who chewed up that poster advertising the music festival 😉

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    1. Thank you 🙂 It was bit of shock how poorly Mr Hicks became when he’d been full of beans the day before. He’s much perkier now, so let’s hope the next lot of tests show it’s all been a storm in a teacup. xx

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  3. Beads and Barnacles

    I’m sorry to hear that Mr Hicks isn’t doing well. I hope the vet manages to fix him.
    Congratulations on getting a new stockist and them selling stuff 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I also had a wander around Dartington while I was over that side of the moor, as it’s only a few miles away and you’d mentioned it. Unfortunately there just isn’t the right sort of shop there for my wool or kits 😦

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      1. At least that means it’s worth keeping an eye out for changes in future. Do let me know if you think of anywhere else that side of the moor that you think might be interested.

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