Sunday Sevens 2021 #2

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

Another week in lockdown means another week not straying too far from home, so there, of course, have been walks on the moor…

The army are busy practising on our bit of the moor at the moment. They tend to hide behind bushes and pop up when you’re not expecting it or create lots of smoke and gun firing noises.

Whilst the moor has been quieter with visitors some days this week – I suspect because it was raining on those days – people still haven’t been listening to The Dartmoor Park Authority telling people not to drive to the moor…

Since it’s been a wee bit warmer this week I was brave enough to head out into the garden where we’ve two old coal bunkers: one of which I’ve been using as a compost bin; the other has remained full of rubbish, soil and weeds since we moved in .

. This week I finally cleared it out…

… while Harry watched from his perch…

Hubby is still painting and varnishing bits of Tilly. He also go very excited about taking her carburetor out…

As for my progress on things Tilly related, I managed to unpick one of her old curtains (I want to cannibalise the lining and heading tape into the new ones.)

I also got started on a cover for Harry’s seat, but it turned out to be trickier than I’d  hoped, plus I kept getting distracted (mostly by lovely friends and family ringing – so I’m not complaining.)

And finally, anyone for a game of Where’s harry…

Hope you’ve had a great week.

Until next time,



14 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 2021 #2

  1. Those phone calls are precious but the other day I spent most of the morning talking to one of my sisters and most of the afternoon talking to the other and a bit of the early evening speaking to first one daughter, then the other. Considering nobody is going anywhere much or doing anything new and exciting (apart from eldest daughter looking to buy a house with her boyfriend) we all still had plenty to say.
    Is that a bit of Harry fluff I can see to the left of the old coal bunker?

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    1. πŸ˜‚ Funny how we can always find something to talk about. My youngest has bought a flat they’re renovating and eldest and boyfriend have just moved in together, so my mummy daughter chats last week included discussing central heating and singing washing machines – which I find mighty scaryily grown up.
      Oh yes, that’s Harry β˜ΊπŸ•


  2. This is a tough situation, people need something to do. I get the DNP guidelines about not driving to the moor, but its not in line with the government guidance of a short drive. Also if that is what DNP says why are their car parks at Postbridge, Haytor, Meldon etc still open, they were closed in lockdown 1. Seems a bit counterproductive. This lockdown doesn’t seem to be the same as the first, despite the more virulent nature of the virus now. Factories are open, so is construction, more offices, more shops, McDs and fastfood. All these were closed in lockdown one, this means more kids in schools and nurseries due to so called key workers having to work now. The data is saying the virus before Christmas was transmitted by secondary schools, factories and households. Not by holiday makers, shops or anything else. Since Christmas supermarkets are added to that list, but those 3 still stand. For me my local walk has become a highway and I am in the sticks away from people, so many people from the area now know about the walks. I’d hate to be in the city, where are they suppose to go to distance. They have nothing to do so I can understand those trying to get out a bit

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    1. I understand that DNPA want to but have been told they can’t shut carparks – not sure by whom. I hear where you’re coming from, a lot of people trying excercise in cities etc is not a lot of fun and how much transmition really goes on outside? But i think we also shouldn’t drive too far because of the increased RTAs and also a lot of people are parking dangerously, blocking people from accessing their properties and farmers from working and blocking access for emergency vehicles.

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    1. Yes, I had to stand inside it to dig it out. Not super easy to turn compost inside them either, but they’re good and solid and aren’t going to let rats or rabbits in to eat the kitchen scraps thrown in them.
      Thank you. ‘Warranting a treat’? Are you leading me astray again?

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      1. One of my jewellery buddies posted me some ‘Curly Wurly Squirlies’ That was the kind of treat I was thinking of, though I ordered myself a bottle of Northmoor Gin from Exmoor Gins last week. It is in the fridge waiting for emergencies. ps #SorryNotSorry πŸ™‚

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  3. Glad to know I’m not the only one to use the coal bunkers for compost, although mine are much narrower so I haven’t got as far as emptying them yet. Especially since we emptied Nans 4 2mx2m compst bins in the summer…
    Looks like you’ve been keeping busy, when the weather gets nicer again I might venture into my garden to see what needs doing… Maybe…

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  4. You’re lucky having the moor in walking distance. The last time we were there (2017) we found a lovely quiet spot where we could take Willy as she’s a flighty rescue. About half a mile from the car some soldiers came tabbing over the rise and down past us which set her off so we moved to the side out of their way. 40 minutes later the last one passed us and she was sitting looking totally bored so perhaps they did her a favour. πŸ™„πŸ˜„

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