Sunday Sevens – 7th May

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens, which was started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins.

Last Sunday our run of beautiful dry weather was interpreted by serious rain. The forecast was so bad that our local May fair was cancelled.

With no fair to entertain us, we walked on to the sports field behind the park and made our own entertainment. Lovely Hubby did some rugby training…



…Mr Hicks went into training for the 400 meters sprint…


… and I played count the otters…


Although we were sad about the fair, we wanted to plant some trees, so were pleased to have the rain to water them in.

On Tuesday we took a trip to the auction at Hatherleigh. Mr Hicks wasn’t too impressed…


…but we were pleased to place the winning bid on two art deco lamp shades. Here’s one of them…

Yes, more art deco lamp shades πŸ™‚


And LH was very pleased to get himself a scoreboard for his dartboard…


Thursday evening I went to book group. This month’s book was The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. It was generally enjoyed with most people saying they thought the characters well formed and very much enjoyed the writing and the multitude of plot threads. Criticisms were that writer was trying to give us too much of a history lesson and that it was basically a love story – obviously a love story is not bad if you like that sort of thing.


On Friday LH made bread for the first time in his life.


I rounded the week off on Saturday with my pop up shop at Lydford Produce Morning.


And finally, Sunday Sevens wouldn’t be Sunday Sevens without a dog in a puddle pic…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 7th May

    1. You’re right and although it was a shame about the fair, I did hear a lot of people moaning about the weather just because we had two days of rain, which I though was uncaled for considering how lovely it’s been.

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  1. Aw no I’m sorry about your May Fair! I think we have actually had better weather up north for once. I love poor Hicks fed up look at the auction! Nice to see you came away with some useful bits and bobs. πŸ˜‰ x

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    1. I think the rain came in from the Atlantic and only hit Devon and Cornwall.

      Hicks is not a morning dog and would rather have stayed in his bed, but it’s silly not to take him with us and walk him on the way back. And we don’t leave home until 9.30 and take it turns to look at stuff, so he doesn’t have to walk between everyone’s legs – so i don’t think he’s too hard done by πŸ™‚ x

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  2. What a busy week! If it’s any consolation, we had dreadful rain last weekend too. It’s dry and sunny on Sunday/Monday but we had flooding on Friday and Saturday with a month’s rain falling in six hours on Friday! But as you said it was good for the Gardens! Your trees are lovely. I do love my book club evenings. It has got me back into reading. I fell out of love with it after having to read 1 or 2 novels each week at uni :-/ (it became a chore rather than a pleasure) plus it gets you to read genres and authors you wouldn’t otherwise look at.

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  3. So sorry the Fair was cancelled, but I am sure the trees did love the rain. Looks like Mr. H also enjoyed the alternative actions.
    Great goodies you scored. I adore your lamps, and wish I could get my hand on some, without paying the small fortune they go for around here. πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the new week and I hope the weather is pleasant and sunny.

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    1. I was very pleased the trees got so well rained in πŸ™‚ We are lucky that we got them for the price we did, up country they would have sold for a lot more – but sadly that a sign of how much lower wages are down here. You enjoy your week too. We seem to have finally warmed up in the last day or two πŸ™‚

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      1. Lovely to hear it is warming up. Just what one needs for getting out and enjoying the great weather and green woods and countryside. I love it there so much, I can never seem to see enough of your photos.
        Expensive living or lower wages, I think as long as one just do the best you can, it is all worth it. Having such wonderful open space to walk and enjoy I am sure makes up for it. πŸ™‚ For me as a city girl I know it does for sure.
        Enjoy the weather, and hugs to Mr. H. xxx

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      2. Spoke to soon. Lovely summery day yesterday but positively chilly again today 😦 Glad you enjoy the photos so much. The countryside is definitely worth a cut in pay to me, but I think the real bugbear is on behalf of you people who can’t buy houses – or even afford the rent in their home location – because of people buying second homes and holiday lets and pushing the prices so far up. Hicks sends snuggles to you both xx


      3. Oops, lets blow away the chilly weather, its Summer, or nearly, on your side. Today is pleasant here, no jackets. πŸ™‚ Lots of sun.
        I grew up on a farm and will always love the country, even though I love the city just as much. City convenience and country comfy, thats me.
        Enjoy the day.

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      4. I wish they would, although the weather forecaster keeps telling us it’s above average! I’m not a city fan, true, the country lacks the inconvenience, especially out here – yesterday I couldn’t get a big store to offer a printer cartridge delivery, even though they claimed they had them in stock – but I’d still rather be here. You have a great day too xx

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    1. It was funny how he looked like he was running around the track πŸ™‚ Retrievers certainly know how to sulk. Thank you, yes had a good morning of sales, although as it’s my local village hall, I’m very happy to just get people seeing what I’m doing and have a good gossip – but don’t tell anyone that πŸ˜‰ You know who send sends snuggles xx


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