Sunday Sevens 2019 #25

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens – a post where I share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog. A little late this week, because I did a Scrap Happy post Yesterday and didn’t have time to write a second post.

There was a huge sense of Deja Vu last week…

More ivy clearing…

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More damson picking…

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More Jam making…

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But it wasn’t all a repeat of the week before….

I had a big order for kits – so a fair bit of work to do…

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In between I managed to escape for lunch at Okehampton Station…

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And, of course, there were lots of walks with Harry…

 

Saturday this week was also the anniversary of Mr Hick’s passing, so we lit a candle for him…

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Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens #24 2109

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

I didn’t mention it last week, because I don’t like to advertise that my friends are on holiday, but we’ve had the best sort of guest staying with us for a ten day vacation that ended on Tuesday this week.

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We had a wonderful time with an extra fur baby in the house. And in the woods…

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And on the beach…

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The beach trip above was also a day out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Which included a trip to the cracking crab for a celebratory crab baggette…

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There was more celebration this week when I met up with a friend for late birthday cuppa and cake at Lifton Farm Shop. I just love their dancing chickens…

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This week, of course, was the beginning of September. Autumn really seems to have arrived in the UK. There’s a distinct autumnal feel to the air and fungi springing up in the woods…

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I also spotted lots off these. Not sure what they’re called, but I distinctly remember my mum  having to cut a heap of them out of my hair when we were kids, because my brother threw them at me…

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The autumn fruits are also ripening early. I’ve been picking blackberries in the woods…

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Harvesting lots of damsons from our damson tree…

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But our haul of plums wasn’t quite so good…

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I used the damsons to make jam…

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But, not being a fan of blackberry jam, simply ate the blackberries with yogurt…

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And finally I’ll leave you with a pic of Harry watching Ashley and Sully on Britain’s got talent.. He does love his dogs on TV…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens #23 2019

Unlike most weeks, I’ve just scraped 7 photos for Sunday Sevens this week. Not that it’s been particularly quiet, I just keep forgetting to take them.

This week seems to have been a week with lots of exercise. There have been dog walks – of course…

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… more gardening. I’m currently battling the ivy that’s trying to take over in our copse of trees…

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Gardening also included planting up my new-to-me strawberry jar –  as I blogged on Monday.

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… and I’ve even been out on my bike for the first time since Harry arrived. In fact probably the first time in a year!

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I’ve been collecting plastic lids for several months now to send off to Lush to recycle. Sadly when my box was full this week and I looked for the address, I found they’ve stop taking them. Anyone know where else I can get them recycled? Or other thoughts on what I should do with my lid collection now?

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I had a touch of the Uri Geller in me one lunchtime when all the slices of my chopped cucumber all stood up on their edges…

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And finally, at the end of the working week, it was craft afternoon…

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This may be an old pic, as I forgot to take pic while I was there.

Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens – Birthday Week

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

It was my birthday this week and better than that it turned into a whole week of birthday celebrating.

Lovely littlest came to visit for a few days. As you may know she doesn’t like her photo being posted, so none of her, but a few of our visit Polzeath where we had lunch at the Crab shack…

…then walked across the cliffs to Daymer beach, where the tide was so far out we could walk across the sand from Daymer to Rock beach…

 

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Closer to home we went on a couple of woodland walks with lovely littlest, where events included log balancing…

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and we also encountered this rather creepy tree…

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In other events I celebrated my birthday and a friend’s birthday with a cream tea in the garden with a group of our mutual friends. True to form I forgot to take a photo until I was clearing up the debris….

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On my actual birthday Lovely Husband, Harry and I went to visit the sculpture gardens at Broomhill Hotel near Barnstaple. We really enjoyed it and I would totally recommend it if you’re in the area. Here’s a few pics…

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This piece was made entirely from old fishing lines

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Made from recycled road signs

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Birthday celebrations aside I also bagged a few bargains at the village jumble trail on Saturday…

And with the weather picking up at the end of the week we had a few BBQs….

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And several cream teas with the left overs from my birthday tea party…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens #21 2019

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 busy week where I’ve forgotten to take many pictures through the week. I did however remember to take a pic of the mung bean and spinach soup I made because it looked so revolting. Pleased to say it tasted better than it looked:..

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The other ‘event’ I remembered to take a couple of photos of was on Thursday when we took the day out to visit Chagford Show…

 

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I’m always amazed by how different the breeds of sheep are. Just look at the colour of these Suffolks…

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I was even more amazed to find Harry has started a secret business…

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As usual  Harry has been keeping us entertained in many ways, but the best this week was when I briefly swapped bras to put a white one on for Lovely Hubby to take pics of my sleeveless top. Dear Harry immediately stole my black one and ran around very proudly waving it at us…

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This Saturday was our village Flower and Produce Show.  You may remember me  previously complaining that the craft section had been given a theme, that I had nothing I could enter and that I wasn’t going to make things to match a theme specially for the show.

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Having done some hard thinking I managed to dredge out some old makes and use a couple of recent makes to enter each category. Since I haven’t blogged the new makes yet, I’ll do a couple of separate posts about them. Meantime I’ll show you the winners from each section:

Sewing and Patchwork/Quilting…

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Cross Stitch…

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Embroidery…

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Knitting…

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Crochet…

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In total I won one first and four second places. The embroidery above is mine. I reckon it’s a good 30 years old!

My other dredged up older make was Sheep. Bless him…

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That’s definitely not the right card with him

I was also the entrant in the craft section who scored the most points and so won the craft cup!

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So all in all a very good week. Hope you’ve had a good one.

Until next time.

Bekki x

Summer Sevens

So I’ve been a little absent from the blog world lately. I’m afraid I’ve no real excuses. I haven’t been particularly extra busy, but somehow I took a break for week and it turned into six. So I thought I’d start back with a quick post of seven photos of my last six weeks of the non-crafty things I’ve been up to, before I move onto the crafty ones.

July started with me busy helping organise the village fair – if you’re local and missed it, look out for it next year, it really is growing into an amazing event.

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We’ve had lots of lovely hot sunny weather which meant trips to the beach

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And lovely sunny walks…

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We even went up country once and saw the girls – who don’t like their photos on the blog, so instead here’s a pic of sign at a service station on the A303 – I’ve never seen a service station that doesn’t allow dogs. We certainly won’t be stopping there again.

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At home we’ve mostly been gardening, but I don’t seem to have taken any pics of anything looking pretty in the garden…

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And that really is about it.

Hope you’ve all had a great summer.

I’ll be back soon with some crafty posts.

Until next time

Bekki x

 

Sunday Sevens #20

You might have notice I’ve been pretty quiet lately – I’ve been away on holiday, but more of that in the week. Today is Sunday, so here’s my seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog.

Last Sunday I made a free motion embroidery card for the arrival of our lovely new great nephew.

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If you’re in Europe I’m sure you’re aware we’ve been having a bit of a heatwave. However here in the south west of England the heat was accompanied by a very strong wind.  So strong on Wednesday it broke my rotary dryer…

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…and on Thursday we woke  to a lawn full of leaves…

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Focusing on the positive, the high temperature and strong wind were ideal for drying Harry’s toys (on my temporary washing line) after they’d had a trip round in the washing machine…

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Our garden has gone wild while we’ve been away, so I’ve put a good few hours gardening in this week – but there’s still plenty to do…

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I’ve also spent a fair part of the week helping organise our village fair. The Lydford Dash is part of this. Anyone local fancy taking part?

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I also got on with a job I’ve been avoiding; tidying the utility. In it I found these tools from our now broken Dyson vacuum cleaner. They’ve never been used, but it seems so wasteful just to throw them away. Any  thoughts on how I can recycle them?

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Away from chores we went for a walk in Bellever forest on Saturday…

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Followed by lunch at The Two Bridges. Lovely spot, but unfortunately the food really let it down…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x