Sunday Sevens 2019 #33

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens – a post where I share seven (or so) photos of my week away from the blog.

Although there’s been heaps of rain and lots of flooding again this week, it is finally beginning to look a bit like autumn…


Harry blends very nicely with the changing colours of the ferns, which means it’s time to play Where’s Harry? He’s visible in all these photos – I promise…

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As well and torrential rain and sunshine, we’ve also had thick hail – well you know what we say in the UK, If you don’t like weather, wait 15 minutes.


To help keep warm I made some Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup…


This year the fungi seem to have been reluctant to show themselves, but finally they seem to be appearing. Unfortunately this cascade of toadstools looked much better in real life…



Once more I’ve mostly hidden inside this week apart from going out for dog walks, but I did make it out to book group. We discussed The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neal Gaiman. Some people very much enjoyed it, but although it was inventive, I felt it was far too much of a junior school age children’s story for it to be presented as adult reading matter.


Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,

Bekki x

10 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 2019 #33

    1. It was – and leftovers even better today once it had sat in the fridge for 24hrs.
      Clue: Bottom left.
      The book isn’t a children’s book it is supposed to be an adult book – which is my objection. I’ve very happily read many children’s books, I just believe they should be marketed as such.


  1. Not only can’t I see Harry but I think three of the photos are the same one – unless you’ve got us playing spot the differences too 😀 Your weather seems much the same as ours, which I am quite over and done with really. Your book review has stumped me as I’ve heard many good things about this book and have it on my to read list. I’ll have to have a rethink now and I haven’t even had first coffee yet ……..

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    1. Ha ha! They are different photos – honest!
      Neil Gaiman has a fearsome reputation, as you probably know – which is why I think he’s got away with it. If an unknown author showed it to an editor or agent, I very much think they would say it’s very inventive, but you you need to re-write it for children. But of course adults can and do enjoy children’s books, so it doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it. Several of my book group did.

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    1. He does – Hicks never stuck to the path, so I never realised before now how well goldies blend with the ferns when they’re changing colour.
      Sunshine and showers at the moment – which is at least an improvement on last week.
      Have a good one x

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  2. I read Neil Gaiman’s book on the recommendation of my daughter, who loves him, I think I enjoyed it at the time but can’t remember any details – a common thing with me.
    Speaking of children’s books – are you watching ‘His Dark Materials’ on BBC Sundays? If you’ve read the trilogy and enjoyed it, the series has got off to a very good start and very faithful to the books.

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    1. Ha ha! It’s just his goldie coat honest.
      I don’t mind reading a children’s book if it’s billed as a children’s book, but I object to being told something’s for adults when I really don’t feel it is. Of course if is just my opinion that it is.

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