Sunday Sevens – 11th September

Joining in with Sunday Sevens – the brainchild of Nat at Thread and Bobbins.

This week has, to coin a cliché, been a rollercoaster. Last Saturday we headed into deepest Cornwall for a week’s holiday. The weather was kind and I was having a fabulous time, until Thurs afternoon, when I got news a dear dear friend had passed away that morning.

I was absolutely heart broken. As I took photos on Friday, I thought they were just for me and I wouldn’t be sharing anything this week on Sunday Sevens – I didn’t want to and it wasn’t right to celebrate my week when something so awful had happened. But over the last few days friends have reminded me of the wonderful things they too remembered about our friend and happy times we shared. Through them I’ve remembered that while it’s important to allow ourselves to unashamedly grieve, it’s also important for us to also make sure we think about the happy and always be grateful for the positive in our lives.

So, whilst I’m not feeling so happy right now, I’m sharing my week’s happy photos. I’d also like to say thank you to all my wonderful friends, past and present, real world and virtual, for being part of my life and making it rich and happy. Thank you.


Getting my priorities right – first check you have enough knitting
Our home for the week – The Barn at Chypons Farm near St Ives

Levant mine…

St Michael’s Mount
St Ives

Porth Kidney Beach..


Coconut milk, lychee and tropical fruit smooth – tasted like the Body Shop smells
Logan’s Rock – the pic doesn’t do it justice, but this was one of the most beautiful, magical places I’ve seen. It was the day after my friend passed and I felt that in some way she was standing there with me.


Bekki Hill

39 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 11th September

  1. Oh, Bekki, I am so sorry to hear you lost your friend. I know how devastating that is. And while you will miss her always, it will get easier to think of her and be happy. She is still with you, I am sure of it.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. Was it unexpected? It’s good that you have friends in common as you will have lots of good memories between you and sharing them will make you feel a little less sad.
    I notice one of your photos is of Mousehall. Is that the same village as Mousehole? I remember a lovely children’s book called ‘The Mousehole Cat’ featuring the famous stargazy pie.

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    1. Thank you. It wasn’t, but she had such an awful diagnosis five years ago and really kicked cancer’s butt, I wanted to believe she could beat it forever. Sorry, dyslexic spelling – or maybe computer correcting. Yes, Mousehole and I know the book 🙂

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  3. A bitter sweet week. So important to celebrate what has been but to continue to be grateful always for what we have. Thanks for reminding me of this.


  4. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I hope feeling her next to you at Logan’s Rock gave you some comfort. You’re right though, life is for celebrating, so don’t feel guilty for sharing your otherwise happy week with us.

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  5. Bekki, I’m so sorry to read about the passing of your dear friend, I’m sure she leaves a big gaping hole with many family and friends alike and can appreciate how hard it was for you to go ahead with your post! xx

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      1. Incredibly hard I’m sure. But, I bet your friend wouldn’t have wanted her family or friends to stop their own lives either! In time, I hope you will all find it easier to remember the good and special times spent with her and laugh once more to keep those memories alive 😉

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it was lovely and I realise now I haven’t mentioned Hick’s, but he had a lovely time – apart from the cottage seemed to be aggravating his allergies somewhat – he was really lively and bouncy given his age. Best he’s been for weeks 🙂

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      1. You’re right, he’s always loved variety – but unfortunately there’s only so many different walks you can take him on in his home area. Let’s just hope he’s brought his new lease of life back with him.

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  6. I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Bekki. I lost my bestie four years ago and still miss her everyday. Know that it will get easier with time; however you will always feel her loss. If your friend was anything like mine, she would probably kick your behind for grieving too long. Big Hugs!

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  7. Sorry to hear about your friend, I hope you can find comfort in happy memories. Your holiday photo’s in Cornwall took me back, we used to holiday in St. Ives when I was younger and I absolutely love that part of the country. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

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