Sunday Sevens – 25th March

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.

The week started with us waking to a smattering of snow on Sunday.


The snow and wind built up through the morning and by 3 o’clock it was blowing a blizzard.


Even the windows became covered with snow.

The A road above the village became blocked and by bedtime we learned the A30, ten minutes above us, was closed and full of drivers spending the night in their cars or at a local school hall. By morning there was lots of snow.

So another snow day, but we did leave the house for a walk and lovely husband made some bread.


I also popped round to friend’s house and discovered she’d knitted a clanger. Isn’t it cute?


On Monday, a friend’s dog had escaped the house and vanished. She was still missing on Wednesday, so, now able to leave our village, I spent the day helping put up posters…


On Thursday Lovely Husband part cycled part climbed over snow to reach Okehampton Station.

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Percy the station cat was so fast asleep, he wouldn’t even open his eyes for a photo…


While lovely husband had a huge breakfast, I had a calorie free cup of fruit tea.


On the way home hubby made a snow angel…


On Saturday we headed up country for a flying visit to Lovely Littlest, so time for some car knitting…


On the way home, we dropped into the American diner on the A303. I was a very good girl and chose a salad…


But the best part of the week was on Saturday morning when I received a text telling me Poppy was home. She had turned up on her owner’s doorstep about 11pm, covered in goodness knows what and stinking of badgers. The vet gave her the once over and declared her perfectly well. And, after her 108 hour adventure, all Poppy wanted to do was sleep.



Hope you’ve had a great week.

27 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 25th March

  1. I saw Poppy was back on facebook – even I so far away was distressed by her absence, particularly as the weather was so very inclement! But apparently Poppy was off having an adventure and we were all very silly to be worrying 🙂 I’m constantly amazed at how our pets can find their way home – we forget that when they are ‘lost’. I hope the weather remembers it is supposed to be spring time for you soon.


    1. I too get distressed whatever the issue with anyone’s fury friend however far away. I know most of the time they find their way back, but there’s always the worry they’ll get run over or somebody will take them if they find them on their own. You’re right, the weather was a worry. It was so cold especially that first night she was gone. I also wonder if the snow covered up scents and made it harder for her to find her way home. Oh well, all’s well that end well 🙂
      Yep, let’s hope for a better stretch of spring weather. Some of my poor plants look half dead from it getting warmer them it turning very cold – just hope they spring back to life 🙂 xx

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  2. I was entranced by the naked knitted clanger and the Lovely Husband braving the snow in his shorts but that all shrunk into insignificance (not a comment on being in shorts in the snow btw 😉 ) with the news that Poppy is home safe and well 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yep it’s got to be very good news if it beats hubby in shorts in the snow! 🙂
      The clanger is from a book that has patterns for all things clangers – including clanger armour, but most importantly the soup dragon!,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

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  3. Poppy is a lucky dog to be reunited with family. Nice. Love the snow angel. Making the weather fun! I never get yo do car knitting cause I’m always driving. I never knew what’s a clanger. Very cute!

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    1. Hi Ruth. Yes, fantastic that Poppy is back and well! 🙂 Sorry to hear you don’t get chance at car knitting. Are you in the US or just too young? The Clangers were a 1969 British animated children’s programme. Apparently they’re back in fashion, hence my friend knitting one.

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  4. Yay for Poppy! I am so relieved. What a nightmare though. And such a naughty but clever girl to get back. You certainly had your fair share of snow. The station cat looks a cutie. Lovely pictures. Xx

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    1. Definitely YAY for Poppy 🙂 That station cat rules the roost and isn’t in the least bit bothered about getting close to dogs and enticing them to chase it onto the tracks. I used to keep a very tight hold on Hicks’ lead when we went there with him! xx


  5. Wow! That’s an interesting week! I am so proud if you for healthy choices! And so relieved Poppy came home. That she did it on her own is a very good thing. I am sure she had some rare adventures.

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  6. :A busy week for you, glad the doggy turned up unharmed. What healthy trips out in the snow – and I admire you immensely for not joining hubby with a huge breakfast – I am currently watching my weight and my willpower would be seriously challenged if my husband daren’d tuck into something like that in front of me!

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  7. Oh, what good news about Poppy! If only dogs could talk, that’s a tale I’d love to hear. Do my eyes deceive me, or is your husband actually wearing shorts whilst making a snow angel? I see you patronised the diner on the 303 again – we’ve still never been there. Is the cream wool a jumper in the making?

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    1. Certainly is. Oh wouldn’t they have some tales to tell. Hicks was always off on his own adventures, bet he could have written a book.
      Yep, hubby is in shorts. Crazy boy.
      We did go to the Sparkford Inn first, but there was a wedding on so we couldn’t get in 😦
      Yes, jumper in the making. Having to count too much to finish the blue cardigan off in the car, but nearly there.

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  8. Thank goodness she is home. 🙂 That is indeed fantastic news. I hope she slept and rested all day.
    I trust you kept warm and dry during the latest snow storm, and had a good crafty time.
    The bread looks delicious. 🙂
    Happy knitting and crafting and have a great week. 🙂

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  9. Poppy clearly had the best idea, hunkering down with Brock and Reynard. Love the clanger and husbands’ food. But you have the moral high ground with you salads in the snow and fruit teas.
    A happy end to a dramatic week.

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  10. Oh I am so pleased she made it back home! that is good news. What a lovely week, those bread rolls look great! Well done not just for sticking to your diet, but for the car knitting! Can’t wait to see what you are making!


    1. It certainly is. Thanks for the well dones, but I don’t need one for the car knitting – I might need one though if actually drove and didn’t keep telling hubby, ‘I do the knitting, you do the driving 🙂

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