Sunday Sevens – 23rd July

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of my week beyond the blog.

I started this week with a migraine, which pretty much put me out of action until Wednesday, by which time Lovely Eldest had arrived for a visit. Although the weather wasn’t great, we went for a trip to Sandy Mouth bay on Thursday…



I was never much one for cartoons as a child, but I did love Top Cat, so this sticker in a VW camper in the beach car park raised a smile…


However I certainly didn’t smile when I got my knitting out on the trip and found I had snapped one of my new Knitpro needles…


Otherwise we just travelled locally, which included several pub visits…


While we were at the Peter Tavy Inn, I spotted my fourth Moor Otter


I also had this marvellous dessert there; Butterscotch with fruit and nut slice…


Unfortunately I couldn’t spend the whole time with Lovely Eldest since I was booked to have a stall at Cowslip Summer fair – which is always a lovely event…



And finally a quick update on my Mystery Mitred Squares progress. I’ve only knitted 7 in 10 days, but as I said at the start, I was out of action for a good few days this week.


Hope you’ve had a good one!

Sunday Sevens – Mr Hicks’ Holiday

Like many other bloggers, I don’t like to ‘advertise’ that I’m going away. So I confess that when I pleaded busyness as my reason for putting my next vlog episode on hold, it was because we were going to be busy holidaying this last week.

With Mr Hicks increasing age and wobbliness of legs, we decided it best not to go too far and booked a dog friendly cottage in Cornwall…


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Sunday Sevens – 9th July

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven pictures of my personal week.

Last Sunday we took a trip to Wembury on the coast. As it was high tide in the middle of the day, we had a walk along the cliff path…


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Sunday Blue Sky Tag

This week I’ve been nominated by two lovely bloggers – Tianor and Postcard from Gibraltar – for the Blue Sky tag.  Thank you to them both for the nomination. The Blue Sky tag is supposed to run through June, so I won’t nominate anyone else, since June has finished. But I will answer their questions – which are almost all identical, as an alternative to my usual Sunday Sevens. Here Goes… Continue reading “Sunday Blue Sky Tag”

Sunday Sevens – 18th June 2017

I’m joining in, as usual, with Sunday Sevens, which was started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins.

Another difficult week in the UK with the Fire at Grenfell Tower leaving me yet again saying thank you to universe for my blessings and holding others in my thoughts. On a more practical note, I’m sharing this link to a petition that a friend has started to ensure the site is redeveloped for social housing and that others don’t profit from this tragedy.

As for my week, last Monday a friend came over for a sewing day.  We also went out for lunch and did rather more chatting than sewing – although a fair amount of chat was about approaches to constructing some of our projects, so not all gossip.



Tuesday I got on with washing more fabric and dyed a little more roving.


On Wednesday my lovely next door neighbour’s invited me over for tea. Forgot to take pics of food, but this wine was jolly nice..


Thursday was Knit and Neck It Sip in the lounge of our lovely local hotel.



With the weather turning beautifully warm this week, Nature has really sprung up. I spotted these gorgeous Oxeye daisies beside Lydford castle…

Oxeye Daisies

… and the foxgloves have really blossomed…


But, of course, in the heat, Mr Hicks has needed more river/puddle time than ever. Here’s one of the more cleans dips he’s taken…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

I’m joining in, as usual, with Sunday Sevens, which was started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins.

It’s been a unsettling week with the heart breaking stories unfolding from the terrorist attacks in London and the general election Friday. The weather seems to have reflected this, moving from vague sunshine to high winds and a lot of rain then sunshine again then more rain and fog.

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