Sunday Sevens 2020 #10

If last week was strange, this week was even more so. Adapting to the ‘new normal’ has certainly sapped my blogging mojo, but as it’s Sunday I’m here to show you a few pictures from my new normal week.

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the UK – the rules don’t allow visitors, but I did receive a beautiful bunch of tulips from Lovely Eldest…


…and a lovely watercolour book from Lovely Littlest…


My fur baby, of course, was with me…

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He gave me some lovely new paints…


We went for a walk in the woods and found an egg on a tree stump…

About half the size of a hen’s egg, so a pretty big bird, but not convinced it had fallen there.

Lovely Husband is now working from home…



… so my art has had to recede to one end of the kitchen table…

Don’t get excited Lynn, it’s a kitchen roll not a toilet roll (and should be down by my art)

Outings are now only allowed for exercise and essentials. I’m more than lucky to be able to take some beautiful walks straight from the house. As you can see the weather has been fabulous. 20200324_1133520020200327_1043480020200324_1200090020200327_11281100

And a finally a pic of my clemantis finally in full bloom…


A strange but good week and I count myself lucky to be able to have the life I have even on lock down.

Stay safe.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2020 #9

What a week!  I’m sure we’ve all been knocked out of kilter and in my book positivity is more important than ever. So here’s seven happy photos from my week…

The sun finally came out on Monday – what a treat!


Gardening with my assistant…


Making a mess all over the kitchen table in the name of art…

20200318_18310900First sighting of this year’s spring lambs…


My clemantis armandii – identified as such by the lovely Lynn at Tialys – is starting to bloom…20200321_16424000


Harry practising settee yoga…


And finally, last week I posted a pic of Harry, but a few people couldn’t spot him…


Here’s he is…


Hoping this post finds you safe and well,

Bekki xx

Sunday Sevens 2020 #8

I seem to have managed a month’s absence. No better reason than that life’s been busy and, if I’m honest, I got fed up moaning about the rain. During that time the world seems to have been tipped on it’s head and we’re now all facing uncertain times. So in the spirit of keeping calm and carrying on, I’m returning with a Sunday Sevens of a few random photos from the last 4 weeks.

Sometime in the last few weeks we had a sprinkling of snow…


Amongst a lot more rain we’ve also had the odd dry day where I seem – if my camera is to be believed – to have only visited the moor…


You might might be wondering where Harry is in all this. The answer is running around too fast for me to take a photo. Although if you look hard you’ll spot him in the last one.

At home he’s been a bit easier to focus on..


Don’t know why he has to squash himself onto the smallest stair.


And finally an upside to all the rain…


I’ve never seen so many buds/flowers on this. I’ve no idea what plant it is. Can anyone enlighten me?

I hope this blog post finds you well. Stay safe.

Until next time,

Bekki x

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…


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


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…


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…


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…

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…


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.

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.

He did however have a friend come for a weekend sleep over…20200208_1651410020200209_14055800

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.


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.


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


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…



As the week progressed we had some lovely sunshine….


… 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!


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.


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


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…


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…



And have some beautiful crisp frosty mornings…



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


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


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


I also wound some wool for my next crochet project…


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


And that pretty much sums up my week.

Until next time,

Bekki x