Sunday Sevens 2019 #28

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

Last Sunday we headed off to visit Lovely Littlest, who took us to visit High Wycombe’s highest waterfall…


Still with her on Monday, we walked Harry…


Then had lunch at a lovely pub in Marlow Bottom…


I loved this room in the pub…


…and their vegan pizza…



Back home it had been raining non-stop and even the paths were turning to rivers…


It was so cold and damp we succumbed to turning on the aga…


I also made butternut squash soup to help keep out the cold…


On Thursday I found some lovely big pink buttons and a triangle paper punch in a charity shop…


On Saturday we went to beach…


And had lunch at the Cracking Crab…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time

Bekki x


Sunday Sevens 2019 #27

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

This week has been very VERY wet. They may not be enough photos showing that, but believe me, it has been very VERY WET.

It was raining very hard when we attended a Golden Retriever met up in Cardinham woods on Monday.

Golden Retriever meet

There were only about a dozen goldies, but Harry still had a ball.


The rain kept me out of the garden, so I got on with some overdue clutter clearing. Here’s the first set of bags waiting to go to the charity shop…


On Thursday we went down to Perranporth to meet up with our niece and her family who were down for a holiday. It wasn’t all plain sailing on the beach…


But despite the weather we found a dry patch to enjoy making sandcastles…


In dryer circumstance I had a trip with my crafty friends to Craft for Crafters at Westpoint on Friday…


I was very sensible and only bought one frivolous purchase; half a meter of this lovely fabric…


I also bought some card blanks…


… a huge (12″) embroidery hoop, some even weave and a lifetime’s supply of embroidery needles…


But the purchase I was most excited about was my drawing pencils, sketch book and eraser – more about in the coming week.


And finally, because I can never take too many photos of Harry, a pic of Harry out for our walk yesterday…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Monday Sevens 2019 #26 – The Welsh Edit

Welcome to my Sunday Monday Sevens – a post where I share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog. A little late this week, because we’ve been on holiday.

For some time now we’ve been thinking we might invest in a motor home. So the sensible course of action seemed to be to hire one and see if this particular pipe dream was something we might really want to materialise.

We decided to take a small trip to Wales – picking our van up at Bridgend and driving on to the Gower peninsula.

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I confess it didn’t start well. Once we’d packed everything in the van, with Harry happily following us in an out, we shut the door to set off  and, despite me sitting in the back with him, Harry freaked out. We hadn’t even started the engine. We calmed him down and left the hire lot, but Harry was shaking and flinching at every creak and bump of the van.

We headed for the nearest service station and walked Harry around to settle him down then returned to the van to set off again. Harry was calmer, but still not completely happy.  By now it was also raining and the roads were full of rush hour traffic – after a rather stressful hour and a half we arrived at Port Eynon.  Very tired we had tea in the van and settled down for the night.


I’m pleased to say from there on things picked up. The weather changed and the campsite was so lovely and LH was so sure we don’t need to have such a big van – so he didn’t need to drive anywhere else in it – we decided to stay at Port Eynon for the week.


Harry and I loved our early morning walks on the beach, while we left LH in the van to sleep in.



We found some interesting early morning finds washed up by the tide…

This skeleton was about 2ft long


The weather was just fabulous…


We had some lovely coast walks…

Hols Bekki

And walks on the beach at Oxwich

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And far to many portions of fish and chips


And we generally chilled out…


I’m pleased to say Harry was much happier with journey back and we’re planning on visiting the camping and caravan show in November to explore more, smaller motor homes.

Until next time,

Bekki x

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…


More damson picking…


More Jam making…


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…


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


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…


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.


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


And on the beach…


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…


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…



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…


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…


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


Harvesting lots of damsons from our damson tree…


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


I used the damsons to make jam…


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


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…


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…


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


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


… 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!


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?


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…


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

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…



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


and we also encountered this rather creepy tree…


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….


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…


This piece was made entirely from old fishing lines


Made from recycled road signs


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….


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


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x