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…


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…


But amongst all this we did spot a rainbow…


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

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Finally on Saturday we had a frosty morning…


Making beautiful ice patterns on the skylight windows…


Time to filter the damson vodka to warm the cockles!


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…




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


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Happy 1st Gotcha Day Harry!


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…



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


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


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..


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


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


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

Until next time.

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2019 #38

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

Sadly our change in weather last week didn’t last and we’ve been back to more wind and rain, which continues to make for very muddy walks.

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In the woods the wind blew over a huge tree…

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We’ve also had hail and just enough sunshine on Friday to give us a rainbow…



Despite the rain we’ve seen a beautiful moon rise early some afternoons.


Getting close to Christmas I tried new nut loaf recipe for Christmas dinner – it tasted a lot  better than it looks!


LH had his golf club Christmas do and won a bottle of port for getting his first shot nearest the flag on the 14th hole.


And on Friday night we attended the village Christmas dinner at our local..


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x



Sunday Sevens 2019 #37

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

Delighted to tell you it’s been a mostly dry week with some lovely frosty mornings…


We always put our Christmas decorations up the first weekend of December, but LH was playing golf, so we put them up on Monday…



We also opened our jar of Arthur’s Amazing Lemon Curd that I bought at the produce market the Saturday before – it really was amazing! There was none left by Friday.


On Tuesday I went for my first visit to a local art group. There isn’t room for new members at the moment, but visitors are allowed. Apart from at workshops you pretty much do your own thing. I made a seasonal still life and started sketching it out – maybe for next year’s Christmas cards?


Thursday I went into Tavistock and spotted these lovely soldiers the Bedford Hotel put out for Christmas…


Thursday was also book group Christmas dinner – where we failed to discuss last month’s book.  Personally I loved reading it until the end when I was totally disappointed and felt completely cheated by the limp ending of the various threads. I was also waiting for certain explanations  which didn’t come and therefore meant  that parts of it didn’t make any sense. So disappointing. I’m torn now whether to try another book by this author since she can write a compelling novel, but IMO completely let her audience down. Anyone else read this or anything else by Belinda Bauer?


Friday was Dickensian Evening in Tavistock with the Christmas lights being switched on…


Unfortunately Harry managed to skin the inside of one of the pads on his foot this week. My very kind friend gave me some dog shoes for him to wear, but I’m having a challenge getting him to wear them –  hopefully next week I can post a pick of him wearing them..


But despite his injury Harry still had time for a quick game of Where’s Harry?20191117_19043300

Until next time,

Bekki x


Sunday Sevens 2019 #36

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

Last weekend we went to visit the in laws. They live near Worksop where there’s been lots of flooding. There was a lot of water still around…


…and dog walks were very muddy…


…but the woods still very beautiful…


Lovely husband found an interesting piece of fungi…


… and I found a spooky pumpkin…


Back at home, Lovely Husband decided to have just one slice of bread with his salad…


… and this arrived in the post..


Friday was cake craft afternoon. Here are the advent calendars two of the ladies had made in a WI workshop…


Harry’s friend also came to stay for the day on Friday, but can you spot Harry…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2019 #34

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

We’ve had yet another week with a ridiculous amount of wind and rain. To make things worse the temperatures have dropped to an very unseasonable level. We even had snow on Wednesday. The last time I remember snow in November was 30 years ago.

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To make things worse the central heating decided to play up…


Unlike the last couple of weeks I’ve managed get out on more than dog walks.


On Wednesday I went to a talk by ecologist and wildlife artist John Walters. John draws all his subjects in the wild. After the talk he gave us a demonstration of his techniques…



And on Friday we went to the Camping and Caravan show..,


Couldn’t believe the size of this ‘caravan’…


Inside was a home from home…


It even had a fake fire and full screen TV…

And finally, I had a few complaints last week that Harry was too difficult to see camouflaged by ferns, so this week here’s a slightly easier ‘Where’s Harry?’


Until next time,

Bekki x