Sunday Sevens – 16th December

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.

It’s been another very cold and sleety – rather than snowy – week


Last Sunday some friends came round for Sunday lunch with their beautiful dog…


On Monday we headed into Exeter to visit the Christmas Market


I absolutely loved these…


By the time we got home, it was time to go out again to our second knitting group Christmas get together, where we swapped knitted Christmas ornaments


Later in the week I had a knitting disaster when my knitpro fixed circular needle separated itself from the wire while I was knitting…


In happier knitting events, I made a pompom for LH’s Christmas sweater…



I also made some candles in recycled jars…


For the last two years we’ve holidayed in the same cottage in Cornwall. One of the things we loved about the cottage was the crockery.  I liked it so much, I wanted to buy some, but it’s been discontinued, so I was absolutely delighted to find a set of cups and saucers from the set in a charity shop on sale for £4.30.


On Saturday we went for a walk on the beach at Bude…


It was absolutely freezing, so we popped into a cafe for some lunch to warm us up…


We also ate out in the evening at the village Christmas meal…


Hope you’ve had a great week.


28 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 16th December

  1. Great pictures! How lucky that you found that china. Bet you couldn’t believe your luck! I visited Bude when we came to Cornwall in Aug 2016 and I remember those beach huts. Beautiful. X

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    1. Thank you. I confess I’m not a huge fan of Bude – I would have gone up the road to sandymouth bay, but the tide would have been too far in -, but the beach huts are lovely.
      I was so pleased to find the china – it felt like my Christmas present from Hicks – after all, we only stayed at that cottage because we wanted a dog friendly local holiday, so we thought of it as Mr Hicks’ holiday home 🙂 xx


  2. Absolutely LOVED the photos.  I was back in places I love and enjoyed your joys and woes (the knitting disaster).

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Love, Lucy Quinby

    ps I made another teapot sweater but it turned out a wee bit too big.  No problem, I found the darlingest miniature Shitzu mix puppy who loved it and it fit her perfectly as a sweater.

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    1. Hi Lucy, Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Did you every buy a new teapot for the first sweater? Aw! How adorable about your puppy 🙂 I have had people looking at my stall at fairs thinking the sweater, when it hasn’t got a teapot inside it, is a dog coat. Would love to see a pic – bet she looks adorable.
      Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too and Best wishes for 2018. Love and hugs, Bekki xx


  3. Brrr it looks cold at your place! We swelter down here in unprecedentedly high temps for December. Reading the comments I see dear Mr Hicks is still looking after you – will you continue to use that same cottage now? And I’m shocked at your knitpro’s coming apart like that – they are supposed to be the Rolls Royce of knitting implements and my little cheapies have never let me down in that way……. mind you you probably ply your needles way more than I do these days. Stay warm Bekki xoxo

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    1. It has been jolly cold, but we’re supposed to be getting a little warmer this week. Hope your temperatures drop for you soon. I doubt we’ll go back to the cottage, it was nice, but expensive and there’s so many other places in the UK as well as the rest of the world to visit. We only went again this year, because we knew it and the area worked well for Hicks and we didn’t want to make him travel too far – you may remember my hubby adapted his ramp, so he was more comfy on the back seat for even that journey.
      The needle that broke was only about a month old, so not down to excess use. Everyone on Instagram is telling me to buy Chiaogoo needles. xoxox


      1. Oh, I do remember that post telling us about the care taken to get Mr Hicks to his holiday destination in comfort. It was just another way you two took care of that boy in a manner that was uplifting and heart-warming. No wonder he stays close by and sends you little gifts xoxo

        I haven’t heard of Chiaogoo needles – do they also cost a small house to purchase?

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      2. Well you’ve got to do your best for your best friend 🙂 The Chiagoos didn’t look more expensive than Knitpros, but I couldn’t see any wooden fixed circulars when I looked, so didn’t pay full attention.

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  4. How great that you found the crockery in a charity shop and it reminds you of Mr Hicks. Next you will be jumping in muddy puddles, Mr Hicks and Peppa Pig style. Did I see mention of the Christmas jumper. Has it got your undivided attention and will it be ready for next weeks Sunday Sevens? Did Mr Hicks have a paw in breaking that needle to stop you working on the wrong thing? The Mysterious goings on in Dartmoor continue….da da dah.

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    1. Ha ha! I think I may give wallowing in puddles a miss this Christmas 😉 The sweater indeed is finished, and may even get a post of it’s own, if I have time this week. As for Hicks interference in my knitting – it would be the first time he took and interest in that 🙂

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      1. You could start a trend, come to Dartmoor for the muddy puddle treatment, beats a mud pack paws down. So pleasd that the Christmas jumper is done, bet you are too. Look forward to seeing it.

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    1. Being totally ungrateful here, but the beach would have been better if it hadn’t been so windy and maybe I mentioned already, but it wasn’t the beach I wanted to go to, but the tide times didn’t let me. Don’t panic – the amount of alcohol and chocolate I have eaten has balanced out the cake deficit.

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  5. We had to put plans on hold due to snow, though I was pleased it held off long enough to get my youngest to the airport for a pre-Christmas Italian trip. There was snow in Venice when she got there though! I’m always jealous of anyone near enough to a beach to visit for the afternoon, even in winter when it’s freezing.

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