Sunday Sevens – 21st August

Time for another Sunday Sevens – linking up with Nat at Thread and Bobbins.

  1. Last Sunday was absolutely gorgeous, so after we’d finished out Sunday chores, we headed to the beach for the evening.


2. Monday was gorgeous too. Definitely paddling weather.



3. Unfortunately on Monday I also had to take Hicks back the vet, because he’d started skiing down our gravel  drive on his bottom.

Here he is helping on reception.

4. The vet diagnosed it as inflamed but, despite him already being on antibiotics for the urine infection and me already having started bathing it before we saw the vet, it turned septic Tuesday. So poor Mr Hicks was put on more antibiotics and confined to lead walks, while I’m bathing and applying cream 4/5 times a day and chaperoning him every time he goes in the garden 😦


5 I hate walking him on the lead, but at least the moor is still gorgeous to walk on.


6. And when the weather turned bad on Thursday it was gorgeous and dramatic


7. On Friday’s walk I was amazed to spot this on the path to the Norman Fort in the village. No idea why I’ve never spotted it before and no idea what it’s about.


8. Friday afternoon was spent celebrating a lovely friends birthday with a delicious afternoon tea.


9.  On Saturday  Lovely Littlest and her knitting arrived for a visit.


10. In the evening we went out for an Indian, which despite us being regulars was appallingly slow then they rushed us out the minute we’d finished, because a big table had turned up. We certainly weren’t the only table being treated like this and service was equally slow last time we went – despite it being a Tuesday. We certainly won’t be going again and I can feel a TripAdvisor review coming on.


Hope you’ve had a great week,

Bekki Hill

34 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 21st August

      1. I’ve always thought it would be handy to have a vet in the family. We have a nephew who has qualified as a vet but, selfishly, he has gone off to New Zealand and specialises in sheep.

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      2. How very selfish! 😉 Certainly would be in our case – although I’m practically a dermatology specialist now 😉 My eldest wanted to be a vet from being very small, then she saw an episode of Vets in practice and changed her mind. Damn reality!

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  1. Oops, maybe a quiet word might have the desired results at the Indian. You know what they say “If you like it, tell others – if you don’t like it, tell US”. Fingers crossed they up their game soon. Nice afternoon tea, though. Dartmoor is spectacular whatever the weather, arguably more so on a stormy day. Hugs to Mr Hicks.

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    1. They knew they’d done wrong from the way they behaved when they rushed us. We used to live on a hill that had a fantastic view of Dartmoor and you could see the storms going over – it was amazing. Thanks for HRH’s hugs 🙂

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  2. Hope Mr. Hicks responds quickly to the new meds! he can’t wait to wander freely again, specially when there are puddles around 😉 Spectacular photos of your week! Exciting Celtic stone discovery, wonder if you can find out more about it from the locals?! 🙂

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      1. Mr. Hicks can rely on you!!! new meds or no…you’ve done such a great job looking after him through all his ailments, I’m sure your attentiveness will see him through this no problem 😉

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    1. You’re right, he’s such a trooper. No human would still be smiling if they’d been through all he’s been through. And he’s so good when they’re doing all sorts of prodding and poking. The receptionists and nurses are all very good to him (and me). Mind, we’re in so often, they may think he is one of the staff 😉

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  3. Great week with super weather to start with, and then a bit of the usual clouds as well. 🙂
    Hope Mr H feels better soon. You are doing a good job at keeping an eye on him. Hugs from us.
    Have a great week ahead as well. 🙂

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