Sunday Sevens 08/01/17

Having taken a bit of break from Sunday Sevens in December, I’m returning to posting seven (or so) photos of my week on a Sunday.

After staying up late to see the year in, last week started with taking it easy on a very damp and windy New Years Day. But we did manage a walk to the White Lady Waterfall in Lydford Gorge…


Bank holiday Monday was a much nicer bright, but cold day, so we took advantage of the weather and walked across the moor to Wistman’s Wood…

20170102_130555When we returned home, we took down the Christmas decorations. I always have mixed feeling on this – sad to say goodbye to Christmas, but good to get tidy again…


Tuesday was another bright sunny day, but Hicks still managed to find himself a nice muddy puddle to wallow in – his first of the new year. Unfortunately the hose was frozen when we got home and I had to use a bucket to clean him. I’ll never understand why he’s so eager to sit in a freezing cold puddle, but so reluctant to dip even a toe in a nice warm bucket of water.


On Wednesday I posted out a large yarn order to a lovely new stockist who contacted me just before Christmas. I’m delighted to tell you, you can now by Dartmoor Yarn Company wool in Scotland at Craic n Yarn.

Dartmoor Wool - The Dartmoor Yarn Company


Thursday I delivered another order of sheep kits to South West Crafts, who’d sold out over Christmas. As an added bonus Jon – the owner – gave me a much needed lesson on packaging awkward shapes. So if you order from us in future, hopefully you’ll get much better wrapped parcels.


Thursday was also book group. We’d been reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton ย It’s taken me two months to read 70% and I still don’t care if I get to the end or not ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Friday was spent catching up with all sorts of household chores, so no pics from that. Saturday was pretty mundane too apart from that I spotted my #secretsanta recipient blogging about the gifts I sent her. My recipient was the lovely Rosina, who blogs at Zeens and Roger. With all the Santa sack posts, I never had time to blog about what I was sending her, so here’s a quick peak at what I put in my parcel.

Hope you’ve had a great week!

Bekki Hill

Sunday Sevens is the brainchild ofย Nathalieย at Thread and Bobbins.


17 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 08/01/17

  1. I’ll never understand why dogs do that either but I am guessing they probably find us quite hard to comprehend sometimes too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Apparently, my sister has left a Christmas present at our Mum’s house for me and it will arrive in France next week. I’m only telling you this because it was the sister for whom I bought one of your sheep kits for her birthday and I’m wondering if she has finished it and is sending me the result. I am hoping so.

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    1. Yep, I’m sure Hicks thinks I’m totally bonkers – mind, he’s probably not the only one ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now that’s a trick, buy your sis a sheep kit so she kits it for you and saves you the work! Do share if she does give it to you.


  2. We still have a house resembling Santa’s Grotto as I can’t bear to take it all down and let the greyness of Winter creep in. Dogs are funny creatures – Fifi stands in the shower tray and stares at me when she wants a bath! Excellent news that Dartmoor yarns can now be bought in Scotland:)

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    1. It’s a rare dog that wants a bath in clean water! Know what you mean – but I’m a wee bit superstitious, so have to have it all down before the 6th – I know it’s nonsense, but there you go. Thank you – I was so pleased about the shop order as I’ve been ordering more yarn to be spun for next year, so now I can pay for it without dipping into our savings. As you can imagine, everything the DYC earns at the moment just get put into more stock etc

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      1. We go with the tradition of some Christian countries which is keeping the decs up until Candlemas on 2nd Feb. That pleases my superstitious tendencies AND my desire to keep the decorations up for as long as possible!

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  3. Sounds like a good week, congrats on the “sold out” store. Dogs are so funny sometimes! So cute how mr.H loves those puddles. I’m leaving the xmas tree up a few more days (it’s artificial anyway) because those lights add such brightness to our long and cold winter nights… but I’m almost ready to take it down. Take care. โ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you. I was so please as they were the shop that bought heaps of sheep before Christmas. Hoping he’ll keep doing them for the tourists through the summer. Enjoy the last days of your twinkly lights. I have some in the kitchen/dinner still that are for all year round ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week xx


  4. I have missed pictures of Mr Hicks in a muddy puddle. Congratulations on all your sales. I should be starting my sheep this week, that cardigan is nearly finished! I really like your picture of the wood with all the moss. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you. The wood is very well know on Dartmoor and supposed to be very haunted. It’s amazing at anytime, but a lot more eerie when the sun isn’t shining. Enjoy knitting the sheep!


  5. Our old dog Jakey used to sit in every muddle puddle he saw, just like Mr Hicks.Hugo is more of a dipper than a wallower in any water.Not a typical labrador! Its good to get the decs down and clean up I think.:) The book sounds painful…but your nearly there!

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    1. I bet Hugo can still get himself good and muddy when chooses. Book’s just dull – she has a nice writing style, but that’s the only positive and I’m reading it on my bike, which reduces the pain a little.


  6. It’s hard-working reading a book that you are not really into. I always try to keep going in case it improves. I’m reading Small Island. It’s not really grabbed my attention but I’m still going! One of the reasons I am out off joining a book group is reading books other people choose that I’m not that into.

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    1. I agree, it’s good to read books you wouldn’t otherwise choose, but other people’s choices can be hard work too. I have my bike on a turbo trainer in the office and my kindle on a map reader on the handle bars. It makes it easier to keep going when you’re not particularly enjoying a book.

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