Sunday Sevens 2020 #24

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

Despite living with his hairdresser, Harry had developed lock down hair…

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… so on Sunday he had a shower and a haircut…

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On Thursday we planted a hydrangea that I’d gown from a cutting…

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Harry helped us…

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After he’d helped a swelling developed below his eye – presumably an insect bite/sting.

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I gave him a couple of piriton and after a couple of hours napping it began to go down.

That evening Harry began growling at something he could see trough the french doors in the lounge. It turned out to be the hydrangea we’d planted…

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Taking him out a showing him it was just the hydrangea stopped the growling, but he still kept an eye on it for quite a while from the safety of behind the settee…

 

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However this week hasn’t been all bad for Harry. He found himself a new place to sunbathe…

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… and, of course, he’s had plenty of lovely walks…

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Anyone for a quick game of Where’s Harry?

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #23

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

It’s been a another damp wet week on Dartmoor. Between showers Lovely Husband finished the making our first raised bed.

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While I discovered our first fruits on the tomatoes…

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Sorry, camera insists on focusing beyond the greenhouse.

I also started propagating my mint that’s getting very pot-bound and scraggly…

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With LH’s help I planted a bush that I grew from a cutting of bush that was too  overgrown and woody when we moved into out house to save. Can anyone tell me what this is?

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Just as the hairdressers are reopening I plucked up the courage to let LH cut my hair…

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The dark bits are LH’s

As I know you’ll complain if you don’t see the cut, here it is. Sunglasses on because standards have slipped dramatically during lock down and I’m wear no makeup…

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And just because, here’s a picture of Harry…

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Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #22

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

Last Sunday was not just Father’s Day…

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… It was the day I delivered my first watercolour commission…

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Pro bono, of course, for Harry.

Sadly under current semi-lock down, lovely daughters couldn’t visit their dad on father’s day 😦

 

In better news, we finally found some sleepers to make a raised bed with…

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Despite the short heatwave…

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… and wanting to use the sleepers as skis, LH stared building it…

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… while I did one of my favourite jobs; harvesting the lavender that grows on the steps to our front door…

In the fields the farmers were busy making hay while the sun shone…

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And finally, since he hasn’t yet put in an appearance yet this week, here’s a photo of Harry…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #21

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

Last Sunday Lovely Husband put the glass in the greenhouse and the tomato plants finally had a nice snug home…

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This week I also ‘homed’ the strawberry runners in pots…

The weather has been pretty wet, but we’ve had a couple of lovely sunny days too and all the rain has filled the forest with lush greens that look gorgeous in the sunlight…

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The fox gloves are also out in force…

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You may have previously spotted that I’m no domestic goddess – so I doubt you’ll be surprised to hear that when the vacuum lost suction and I couldn’t find anything stuck in it, I realised it was because I hadn’t cleaned the filters for over 8 years. This is one of them soaking in the sink. They should be cleaned every 3 months!

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Something else that needed doing after 3 months was to filter the damson gin that I set off infusing in March, but I had no problem remembering to do that…

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And finally; Anyone for a quick game of Where’s Harry?

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #20

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

Although the week started off bright and cheerful…

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… the rain clouds quickly gathered…

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Can you spot Harry?

… and we had a month’s rain arrive in 24 hours…

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Even I can’t see Harry in this one.

Time to make some nice warming soup…

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Spinach and Mung Bean Soup

… and start lighting the fire again…

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My tomato plants are still waiting for the greenhouse to be put up, meantime I put the 15 extra ones out for people to take…

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I forgot to take a picture until they were all gone.

Lovely husband did however start putting the greenhouse up…

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Hopefully the glass is going in today.

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x…

 

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Sunday Sevens 2020 #19

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

Although I spent the winter complaining about the rain (we did have 5 months non-stop), I was jolly pleased for some to finally arrive after two months of beautiful dry weather…

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Another new and exciting event this week was that our government allowed us to meet outside in groups of up to six people.  So we went to our lovely neighbours next door for a BBQ before the weather broke. Of course we had to take all our own food and drink…

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Whilst we couldn’t share food with our neighbours, here’s someone who thinks we should share everything we eat with him…

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One consequence of lock down was that we couldn’t get the supplies needed for our concrete base for the greenhouse.  The supplies were finally delivered last week and on Thursday our builder friend laid it for us…

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Out on a walk we spotted this beautiful baby…

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Now the sheep are sheered their babies are looking almost as big as them…

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And finally here’s Harry having just discovered the joy of rolling in cow pats…

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Stay safe, stay well.

Until next time,

Bekki x