Sunday Sevens – 16th October

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

Our wonderful bright shiny weather continued into this week. On Sunday I had a lovely bike ride to Okehampton station, while Lovely Husband took Hicks on the walk that circles it and we met up at the station for brunch…


The trains have now stopped running after the summer, but the Polar Express was out getting ready for Christmas.


Spotted more Christmas appearing when I went to Waitrose – I do wish they’d  save it for November.


With the lovely weather continuing into the week, it certainly didn’t feel like Christmas. We had a lovely walk along the river on Tuesday…

Sadly the rest of the week Hicks wasn’t so interested in walking and along with him throwing in a few other symptoms, your really don’t want to read about, I decided to check he wasn’t still having problems with urine infections. We dropped a sample into the vet on Saturday – where he sneaked in to help out on reception…


Pleased to say his test proved negative then he happily went for a good walk around Fernworthy reservoir, where the water levels have fallen so low the ancient bride that is hidden under the water had emerged..


We also saw this 400 year old clapper bridge that had only appeared this week…


The walk also treated us to the beautiful changing colours of autumn


The rowan trees were especially bright – I can’t remember seeing them so full of berries for a long time, unfortunately the gloomy skies didn’t allow me to take very good photos of them…


Otherwise I’ve been having fun craftwise this week by taking a felting workshop…


And making reverse cable samples for my workshop which I’m delivering today…

Hope you’ve had a great week.

Bekki Hill



20 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 16th October

  1. I’m surprise Mr. Hicks isn’t drawing a salary – he’s there so often. He looks quite at home, bless him.
    How did you enjoy needle felting? Some time ago I bought a book, some roving and the lethal hook thingy and gave it a go. It took me hours to make a bead. I don’t think it’s for me.

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    1. He should get a wage – it would pay some of his bills. I enjoyed needle felting and found it quite relaxing – but I think it would become too repetitive if I did too much.
      It didn’t take too long to make a bead size ball. What type of wool was your roving?


  2. That’s my kind of brunch! I don’t think I’d need to eat until the next day if I ate that! Well maybe a slice of cake for supper. Glad to hear Mr Hicks being off colour didn’t last too long. And good look with your classes, it fab to be able to share your crafty goodness! 😃

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  3. The country side is still awesome, and the colours are just perfect. Great to still enjoy the warmer weather. We are still hoping for rain, had a huge storm come in on the weekend, but it was just thunder and winds.
    Glad Mr H is still all good. He is such a darling.
    Love those bridges, wow, amazing to see.
    Was in the stores this weekend as well, Halloween and Christmas decorations next to each other. A bit much.
    Have a great week. Take care. 🙂

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    1. It was a real treat to see the bridges – so lucky to live where we do. Oh yes, Halloween too in the shops here – which seems a bit bad on the business front, surely they shouldn’t distract their customers from buying Halloween stuff with the Christmas stuff. Hope you get your rain soon. You have a great week and take good care too xx

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      1. 🙂 It’s overcast today, and chilly. Hope it brings rains!
        To see those bridges were extra special. Gorgeous surprises when living in the country.
        I ignored the Christmas goodies for now, and just got Halloween stuff. It is not really big here, but some do like to have a go at it. I like to decorate my front entrance, and have pumpkins and lights, as the little ones love to come and have a quick look.
        Take care there too. 🙂

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      2. Still keeping my fingers crossed for your rain. The bridges were incredible – I felt I’d had a proper day out and we’d only driven down the road 🙂 We don’t have any immediate little neighbours, the house doesn’t front onto the road and the kids in the village I suspect are told only to knock on other people with kids, so we haven’t had anyone trick or treat since we moved. Bit sad really 😦 maybe I should think about putting something spooky in the tree at front.

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  4. How come the reservoir levels are so low? Thinking about it, we haven’t had much in the way of rainfall for ages, I suppose. How exciting to see ancient structures emerge, though – I love things like that! Nice to indulge in a craft workshop, too; something I’d love to do.

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    1. Ha ha! That’s exactly what we said. We really didn’t think there had been so little rain – in fact we thought it had been quite wet, until this recent dry spell. Apparently the SW reservoirs are about 70% full – but that doesn’t sound so bad to me. As you know the weather on the moor can be very localised. So we’re wondering if Chagford just managed to miss all the rain this summer?


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