Sunday Sevens 2020 #7

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

Have I mentioned it’s been a bit wet lately?

Yes, we’ve had yet another wet week. Two weekend storms (Ciara and Dennis) bookending yet another week of near constant strong wind and rain. Most of the week I’ve kept out of the woods, but on Friday I braved Burley Woods to find quite a few downed trees…

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I also spotted this bow fallen off but not yet fallen.

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On another walk Harry manged to get those really sticky spiky seed pods stuck to him. I pulled them off, but then couldn’t get them off my gloves…

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Harry persists in being chivalrous and carrying my hats and gloves up the drive after a walk. This week he even offered to carry my gloves mid walk – but I quickly wised up when he dropped one next to a bush then cocked his leg on it…

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Although it was pretty dark on Saturday this pool at Meldon was bright turquoise…

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Another brighter note in my week was a trip to the Peter Tavy Inn for dinner and a scrummy pudding…

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Millionaires’ Cake

And finally a picture of Harry on a bridge…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #6

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

As I write I can hear storm Ciara outside, but somewhere this week we also had this…

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Can’t quite remember which day.

It’s been a pretty quiet week for poor Harry. He came down with conjunctivitis on Sunday, so most of the week I quarantined him from his friends and didn’t allow him to play with anyone we bumped into.

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Know he’s looking good here, but he wouldn’t let me show you him looking poorly – that or I forgot to take a photo.

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As for Harry’s hat carrying helpfulness, it’s becoming a bit of an obsession. He gets very put out now if I don’t give him something to carry up the drive when we get home.

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Apart from watercolour painting. There’s been no craftiness apart from me repainting the canvas I showed you last week,after I decided the green wasn’t going to work with my plan…

In book group this week we discussed Slaughter House Five. I didn’t read it, because I’m too much of a wimp to read such books.

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And finally, pleased to see these new recycling bins arrive in out local Tesco…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #5

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

This week started with a very little bit of snow…

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As the week progressed we had some lovely sunshine….

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… and then cloud, mist and rain. So I was pleased when my new walking boots arrived. The old ones were literally falling apart. Nice to have dry warm feet again!

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Indoors I painted a canvas green ready for the cork project I mentioned a while ago and confused everyone with my explanation of it.  The canvas dried too green, so I need to paint it again.

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After the success of my first batch of damson vodka I decide to try my hand at making some Damson gin…

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And finally here’s Harry being a true gentleman: When I took my Baa-ble Hat off at the gate, he insisted on carrying it up the drive for me…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #4

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

This week was the driest week in the UK since mid September. Such a relief to see the sunshine after all the rain and storms…

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And have some beautiful crisp frosty mornings…

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Harry made the most of it out and about with his chums…

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With snowdrops starting to make an appearance, spring doesn’t feel too far away…

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In doors I started to decoupage the lid of our old blanket box with a map…

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I also wound some wool for my next crochet project…

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However, while I was engrossed in craftiness Harry did have an uncharacteristic moment of making his own entertainment…

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And that pretty much sums up my week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #3

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

This week we’ve had two storms pass over and another couple of days of wind and very heavy rain/hail.  In the village the edge of this field looked like a waterfall…20200114_16230900

This is the path below it…

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I  know we’re way better off than other folks and I’m very happy to live with our stormy Dartmoor weather, but it still doesn’t make for good dog walking.

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The sheep were pretty unimpressed too…

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But amongst all this we did spot a rainbow…

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And once indoors there’s always somewhere warm and dry to chill…

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Finally on Saturday we had a frosty morning…

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Making beautiful ice patterns on the skylight windows…

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Time to filter the damson vodka to warm the cockles!

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Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #2 – Harry’s Gotcha Day

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens – a post where I usually share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog. However it’s a year today since Harry came to live with us as his forever home, so here’s seven (or so) pictures of our first year with Harry…

 

 

 

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Harry’s first day with us – blurred because it was impossible to keep him still for a photo.
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In search of Big Foot

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Happy 1st Gotcha Day Harry!

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Until next time,

Bekki x

 

Sunday Sevens 2020 #1

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

It’s been a quiet week with all out Christmas visitors gone and the UK not really having gone fully back to work post Christmas. There was New Years Eve, but after a busy Christmas, half full of cold and with the log burner beckoning, we didn’t fancy the cold dark walk to the pub and back to celebrate. The snails in our village however had different plans; we spotted them having a party on this rock on New Years Eve afternoon…

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It’s been reasonably mild lately and signs of spring are starting to peak through…

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No idea what the primroses are up to though. Some of them seem to be perpetually flowering in my garden…

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Thursday was book group. I should have read The Secret Life of Bees – and I did want to – but Christmas had been far to busy for me to get round to it..

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Today we had a walk through the woods to the old Arsenic mine at the Tamar Trails centre.

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Chilling to think people used to work here with only a handkerchief over their faces for protection.

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And that, I’m afraid, was the extent of the excitement in my world last week.

Until next time.

Bekki x