Sunday Sevens 2019 #5

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens : A post were I share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog. Sunday Sevens was invented by Nathalie at Thread and Bobbins.

Last Sunday we had a walk along the river Okement…


Followed by Harry’s first trip to Okehampton station cafe, where we had brunch…

As we walked back through the park to the car, we saw a beautiful carpet of crocuses…

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The sunny weather had also brought out the frogs…


This week our weather vein started squeaking, so Lovely Husband braved it up onto the roof, but not before putting a sheet on the ground to stop the oil dripping on the patio for Harry to lie on. 



Harry helped out again in the garden…


Sadly the sunny weather disappeared on Thursday, so I gave the pantry it’s annual tidy…


Rain or shine we had lots of lovely dog walks, but hard to get young dogs to stay still for photos. Just about managed to grab a shot of Harry and a bit of his two English setter pals.


I was actually trying (but failed) to get a good shot of a muddy Harry – this is the first time in his seven weeks with us that he’s got properly muddy. These were the best I could manage…


But while Harry wouldn’t stay still, his friend Baxter was happy to pose with a small stick.


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Bekki x


Sunday Sevens – Call this summer?

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

Last week started with a very very wet Sunday.  Okehampton had 85mm of rain in one day  – so I guess we had the same-ish. To put that in context, okehampton had 41mm of rain in the whole of July last year!


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Setting Out on Woolly Wobbly Legs – part two

Last week I shared my experiences of approaching retailers when I first launched The Dartmoor Yarn Company and told you about the two wonderful  shops that first took me on. This week I’m going to finish that story and tell you about the other retailers who’ve had faith in me, those who haven’t.

After my initial success with retailers that I’d shared my ideas with prior to launch, I moved on. Making a cold  approach certainly added to the fear factor, but that was eased as my kits were already selling in Okehampton and my confidence was growing.

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Setting Out on Woolly Wobbly Legs – part one

Last week I said that I would tell you about my experience of approaching retailers when I first launched The Dartmoor Yarn Company – and to share a little more about those retailers with you. So here goes…

I can’t believe it’s been nearly three months since I nervously stepped through the door of the Kooky Nook in Okehampton clutching The Dartmoor Yarn Company’s first knitting kits.


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