Sunday Sevens #16 2019

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

Last Sunday our great nephew came to visit…


The usual garden games of axe throwing, archery etc were abandoned in favour of more child friendly pursuits…

After our visitors left, we still needed to give Harry a second walk, so took a stroll to our local for a glass of wine to round off the day….


Last Sunday would also have been Mr Hick’s birthday, so we raised our glasses to him in the pub and lit a candle for him when we returned home…


With a mild week promised, I planned to spend the week getting on top of our wayward garden, so headed out Monday to make a start…


Harry might possibly be the world’s worst assistant gardener, either snoozing on my piece of carpet that I use for kneeling on….


Or sleeping right on top of the patch I want to weed….



Unfortunately my gardening efforts came to a standstill on Monday afternoon as I came down with some sort of bug that filled my brain with fog and left me feeling completely exhausted. I finally felt well enough again to venture out to knitting group Thursday evening..


Feeling much better Saturday we had a lovely walk along the river at Sticklepath.


Maybe not so easy to see in these pics, but the bluebells are really glorious this year and seem to be lasting a lot longer than usual…


We had planned to have lunch at the Taw River Inn, but there was an hour wait, so we drove home and back to our local for lunch in the garden…


Back home the week was finished off with some more gardening…


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Sunday Sevens 2019 #4

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 went to the Cornwall and Devon Golden Retrievers annual Valentines meet up. 168 golden retrievers on a beach and not a single cross word between them!

We dropped into a pub on the way home for fish and chips – well we were at the seaside.20190214_130559

Back at home Harry’s been having lots of walks with his non retriever friends. I keep forgetting to take pics, but I did remember to take one of him with his friend Nell.


Harry’s also been helping me in the garden…

…where a few more plants are attempting to flower, but still very little to see.

Next door the sheep have been entertaining us as they play king of the castle on their hay bale.



The weather’s been spring-like all week, but on Saturday it was warm enough for breakfast in garden.


After breakfast we went for walk along the banks of the river Taw from Sticklepath to Belstone.



We had a walk around the village at Belstone…


… where I spotted this pretty thermometer…


…and this rather unusual inhabitant…


When we walked back to Sticklepath I spotted this camellia a in full bloom – clearly they’ve had warmer weather when you compare it to the picture of mine above…


Our walk ended at the Taw River Inn were I had fish cakes, chips and proper peas…


Hope you’ve had a great week. Until next time,

Bekki x



My First Craft Stall – Finch Foundary Craft Fair

I’d like to start by apologising for not visiting anyone’s blogs for the last week and half. Here’s my excuse But it’s been for a good reason.

When I set out in trepidation last month, clutching my newly created knitting kits from the newly created Dartmoor Yarn Company, the lovely owner of the Kooky Nook  told me that Finch Foundry at Sticklepath were having their first ever craft and vintage fair on father’s day and, since it was a new venture for them, were offering free stalls to local crafters.


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