Sunday Sevens – 1st October

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.

Last Sunday we went for brunch at Okehampton Station. It was raining, so we went inside. So here’s a view you haven’t seen before – the lovely vintage tearoom…


Tuesday I received a parcel containing a pie dish. But not just any pie dish. A few weeks ago I ordered three different half price ceramic dishes from Aga, but they accidentally sent me two the same – two flan dishes. When I told them, not only did they say they’d send a pie dish without quibbling, they told me to keep the extra dish. At half price they’d already been a  bargain! 🙂

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On Tuesday I also had a lovely walk on the moor with a friend…


Wednesday I got down to photographing the Santa sacks. It had been too bright earlier in the week – yes, I know, I don’t usually complain about that. It was raining Wednesday, but I remembered the lovely Hannah at Quiet Water Craft had told me she used her conservatory to get the light for photographs when it’s damp. We don’t have a conservatory, but we do have a veranda, so i used that! Thank you Hannah for the inspiration! 🙂 20170927_131330

Friday was our monthly cake craft afternoon. I took the beads I bought at Westpoint and made them into angels…


The lady on my left is the one who makes the delicious cakes…


Saturday morning we headed up country to visit Lovely Littlest, which meant lots of lovely car knitting…


After lunch at her flat we went for a wander around Hampton Court. We didn’t go in the palace, but admired their beautiful vegetable garden…


… and took a walk around the grounds behind the palace…


We went out to a Thai restaurant in the evening. I forgot to take any pictures, but I did take one of the follow up cake I had when we returned to her flat…


Hope you’ve had a great week!


25 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 1st October

  1. Your Santa sacks all lined up like that look amazing! Good to see the cake is back and your shawl looks so lovely draped on you in the photo. I admit to a little sadness on seeing the moor photograph without your lovely boy in a puddle anywhere…….. xoxo

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    1. Thank you. Trying to get the Santa sack pattern out, but so much to do getting all the individual sack photos and patterns sorted. Glad you like the shawl. Not sure about the cake, being a good thing really 😦 Aw! you’ve brought a tear to my eye -definitely sad not to have my boy to take dog in a puddle pics. Brought his ashes home Thursday, but couldn’t bring myself to include that… xoxox


  2. The Santa Sacks look really good all laid out like that. Don’t you all look so industrious eating cake, whoops crafting! Visitng grown up children is so relaxing, meals out, walks round gardens, so civilised, you realise you did ok as a parent. Well done on another dogless walk, I know how hard it is.

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  3. Lovely Christmassy sacks laid out there looking festive. I also use my conservatory for photo taking but generally have to move cat trees, cat toys, cat food bowls and even cats out of the way first 😉
    I see you have taken to shawl wearing which is very sensible as you have another in the pipeline so may as well get used to it.
    I like the lime green yarn – what’s that going to be?
    Well done on keeping up the walking without your boy to keep you company – he’d be proud of you.xx

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    1. Thank you. It’s very cold in that house, so I may be wearing them two at a time in the winter 😉 I’m lucky to have plenty of friends to take me out with their doggies 🙂 The lime green is becoming a pair of socks 🙂


  4. How awesome is the station inside! 🙂 Thanks for showing us, I love it.
    Great crafty week, and lots of outings and walk abouts. I am glad to see the weather so pleasant, and you all making the most of it.
    Love those little santa sacks. 🙂 Super cute.

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  5. Ooh, love the lime green car-knitting and the Santa Sacks. Overcast conditions are the best for photos and we certainly get plenty of that this time of year, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view! Lovely to see you still walking the moors – Hicks is with you in spirit, I’m sure. X

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    1. Thank you. the green is a present, so hopefully the recipient will like it too. Getting there very slowly with the Santa sacks. If he is with us, he’s trying very hard to resist chasing those sheep 😉


  6. those Santa sacks are so cute! and I want to see angels. 🙂

    You can’t seem to avoid cake, can you? So sad. 🙂

    speaking of sad, I too was looking for Mr. Hicks. I think he was there.

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    1. Glad you like the Santa sacks 🙂 Hoping to post the angels tomorrow. Mmm, that is the problem with cake – it just won’t leave me in peace. I’m sure Mr Hicks was there. He loved sticking his nose into other people’s houses – he once tricked an estate agent into letting him into a house, because we were walking past and she through I was with the man who had just turned up to view it! 🙂

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