Sunday Sevens #13 2019

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens – a post where I share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog.

Last Sunday was a real contrast to the week before – the temperatures was in the low 20s this week, but 4 degrees, plus wind chill the week before. We happened to decided to do the same walk. What a difference – this beautiful riverbank was so crowded with people sitting on the grass we didn’t even bother to go down to the river…

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I would have taken a pic, but there was a giant German Sheppard lying at the top of the path eyeing up Harry with it’s owner apparently asleep. I didn’t like the look of it and I particularly don’t trust owners who only come to the woods from town to sunbath on sunny days.

Last year I couldn’t make any entries in the village produce show because I was judging the craft section. This year I declined doing the judging, so I could enter. However when the entry leaflet fell through the letterbox this week, I was seriously disappointed…

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WTF? Really? They expect us to follow a theme? And as for the theme; Flora and Fauna? Flora would be band enough. Fauna would be bad enough. But Flora AND Fauna? What would I make that I actually would want to make to fit that theme?

The people who organise the show are lovely people and very generous with their time helping bring the community together. They are my friends, but I don’t think they’ve appreciated the amount of time and love these crafts take and that items can’t just be run up in an evening or two for the fun of it to enter the show.

Having said all that, if any of you creative lot have got any ideas of something I actually might want to make the fits the theme, please do suggest them. I don’t want to be a party pooper, I’m just disappointed the theme makes entry pretty much prohibitive to me.

 

One place that’s close to us that I’ve never visited is Jamaica Inn. It’s half an hour away from our home on the side of the A30 and I’ve always assumed it’s more a Daphne Du Maurier themed service station than anywhere I’d want to visit. We however wanted to meet up with friends from Cornwall for lunch this week and it’s a good halfway point.

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We had a lovely time seeing our friends and I’d go there again to meet them, but as for Jamacia  Inn, I’d say it’s the nicest service station I’ve been to and a great place to bulk buy Poldark books.

We also had a brilliant time out with friends at a Cowboy murder mystery evening…

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Lovely Husband even won ‘Best dress Cowboy’…

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…but I’m afraid I did have a wee bit too much to drink. Lovely Husband claimed he hadn’t, but this his how I found him when I came out the shower at quarter to ten the next morning…

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Of course everyone knows the best cure for a hangover is a good walk with Harry…

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Followed by lunch at Okehampton Station…

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Talking of Harry, if you read regularly you’ll know that he just doesn’t have passion for muddy puddles that Hicks had. However this week, he took a leaf out of Mr Hick’s book by finding himself something more bog than puddle to wade in…

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Hope you’ve had a great week!

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

 

22 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #13 2019

  1. Ah! That’s your friend that looks like your sister isn’t it? Unless you have more than one doppelganger.
    Ew! What’s that on Harry’s feet – it looks like oil. Did you manage to get it all off O.K.?

    As for the flora and fauna theme! Well, surely they mean the theme has the umbrella title of flora ‘and’ fauna but either flora ‘or’ fauna can be entered. Otherwise, it’s madness. So, you could then enter your pink quilt for the flora and the baby quilt for the fauna. If they quibble, you could always say your pinwheels represent the colour of spring tulips or some such tosh. Actually, having another look at your baby quilt, there are palm trees so nobody can argue with that.

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    1. Ha! Ha! That is in fact a different friend. I must have such a common face!
      Thick sticky mud – thankfully pretty easy to come off, because very little tree etc debris in it.
      It hadn’t passed me by that the baby quilt contained both flora and fauna. Unfortunately baby is due in June and show is August – so I’ll have given it to them by then.
      I’ll definitely be grilling them on what they’re expecting.
      I did wonder if I should just label everything I enter with a note that gives some arty explanation of why I think they interpret both flora and fauna even though there is no flora or fauna in sight.

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    1. Ha ha! I’ll pin the guy in charge down in the pub when I see him and ask exactly what it does mean – and point out we don’t whip these things up in a second. He’s a good bloke, so I’m sure it will be an entertaining and pleasant conversation.

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      1. Definitely think the theme should have been run past someone – although the judge I suggested instead of me is very a experience crafter, so I will be gobsmacked if she has been consulted ahead of time.

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  2. So Lynn has said what I would have – problem solved! Anything you make with woolen yarn also can be fairly said to fall under the fauna heading. It’s a pretty wide ranging kind of thing actually when you think about it – any of your lambs, amigurumi generally and think of all the flowers you can crochet between now and August ………. That is such a happy pic of Harry – now he has discovered the joys of mud I’m sure we will be seeing more dog in puddle pics. Mr Hicks will be smiling down rainbows on him!!

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    1. I just hope whoever is judging will see it that way. I particularly love your take of if it’s wool, you’ve already got the fauna 🙂
      As for crochet flowers, that’s exactly what I’m not going to do, unless I can find a use for them. I don’t want to be crocheting flowers for landfill!
      Harry was so sweet, he had no idea that there was anything many owners would be upset about. Of course this owner loves a muddy dog, because it show’s they’ve had fun.
      I’m sure you’re right about Hicks, although I think he may also be right next to him whispering in his ear 🙂

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  3. Harry looks like he is wearing black socks. Hehe. I reckon he will soon be a muddy puddle regular. 🙂
    Wow a Jamaica Inn Service station. That’s pretty cool. I remember watching a TV adaptation that was on a few years ago. But there was a lot of muttering and it was hard to follow what was going on.
    I agree wool is from fauna so something woolly and botanical do you think? Something with ferns on. X

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    1. Ha ha! Yes, I thought that too.
      A bit too tacky to be cool IMO, but definitely better than one full of MacDonald, KFC etc. Of course pubs don’t do petrol – although it does have a museum which is very unpub like.
      I’m still not convinced a judge will see the fact something is knitted from wool as being part of the theme. I also doubt the organisers would know wool from acrylic etc anyway.

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