Sunday Sevens – 9th September

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of  the week beyond the blog.

Most of the time there are sheep in the field surrounding the site of our Norman fort in our village, but they’ve moved out this week, so Hicks and I went for meander around it..


20170905_134238 There’s also a great view of our village church when you stand on the top of the mound…


Hicks was feeling much better this week – well enough to go back to hydrotherapy…


But, of course, he prefers this sort of puddle…


I returned for my second spinning class on Thursday. Pleased to say the yarn is getting more even.


As well as treadling, I’ve been peddling. I wanted a new bike for my birthday, but when I went looking I discovered Devon Cycle Hire sell off their ex-hire stock at the end of the tourist season. One of their bikes was exactly what I was looking for, but I had to wait a couple of weeks for the peak of the season to pass. So this week, a couple of weeks after my birthday, I picked up my new to me bike…


This week I also found another otter on the Moor Otters Trial – at the Wharf in Tavistock…


And finally we rounded the week off by going out for a curry on Saturday evening…


Hope you’ve had a good one!

22 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 9th September

  1. I don’t know much about bikes but that one doesn’t look like the sort you will have to don unflattering head to foot lycra for. Don’t forget your helmet though.
    I have been mostly hobbling around this week and worrying that I won’t be able to go to Zumba again when it starts next week. I think it was sciatica which was hideous but at least it made me appreciate my usually excellent mobility and made me determined to be more aware of how I treat my back. I have been elegantly (not) draped over one of those big bouncy ball thingys and trying to sit on one without forgetting and falling off sideways – no more falling asleep in front of the telly!

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    1. Sorry to hear about your hobbling – you say ‘was’, so does that mean it’s getting better? The wobbly ball sounds like an extra form of torture on top. I’d give pilates a go if I were you.
      Yes, the bike is for more sedate journey’s. I’m fancying a basket on the front in which I’ll place a Cairn Terrier.
      As for wearing a helmet – yes I promise.


      1. Well, it’s a lot better now although I get the impression, due to the odd twinge, that it could come back if I don’t watch it. I actually am a.Pilates kinda gal but my usual classes came to a halt over the summer holidays, as do most things in France, and It’s difficult to conduct a Pilates or yoga session at home without getting covered in dog. They start again next week so that should sort me out.
        Don’t talk about cairn terriers in front of Hicks – he might get jealous and try to squeeze himself into that basket. Now that would be a photo 🙂

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    1. I’m not sure how much he enjoys it, but it clearly does him good and he must find the water taking the wait off his joints good.
      One slice of cake only at spinning – I did take a pic, but though I’d give you guys a break from cake pics 🙂

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  2. I’m off on a bike ride in October with friends and kids. Bit nervous as its about 6 years since I have ridden one! Will have to borrow a bike and a hat too. Hope you enjoy your cycling. :)Good to see Hicks enjoying his hydrotherapy…and the puddle. 🐕

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  3. Mr Hicks needs to come with you on those bike rides, I thought he looked disgruntled in the bike picture, he needs a bike basket like the ones in the link.The Norman mound looks very like the one we found in Cropton and near the church too. Tasty curry there!

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    1. Thank you. I’m always amazed how even the smallest of hamlets have such magnificent churches – mind, despite being a small village now, we were a hugely important town in Norman times, so unsurprising we have such a lovely church.
      Not sure I should have praise on otter spotting. I’ve been rather slack and could have been finding more.

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      1. Wow, that is interesting to learn. I love any old building, and churches have such a special charm of their own. But I love the old station maybe a bit more. 😉
        Every otter counts. And this one is just as cute as the others. 🙂

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      2. Thank you. You’re not alone on the station –
        Hubby says it’s one of his most favourite places 🙂 One of the old stations – that was already being used as a house – came up for sale just before we completed on this house and we were so unsure if this was going to go through, we were still looking at houses. It was amazing, still kept to look like a old station outside and inside the waiting room and ticket office had been left as they were too. It was even prettier and more atmospheric than the one you’ve seen. I do wonder sometimes if we would have bought it if this hadn’t gone through. It would have been amazing, but I love our village so much and it’s a good community you need most 🙂

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      3. So beautiful. I absolutely love your part of the world, and country. These places are so special to me. I really dont like it when they fall away or into disrepair. Makes me very sad. To see places being well kept makes me happy. I can never get enough. 🙂

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