Breaking the “rules” once again by posting on a Wednesday, here is this week’s Sunday Sevens. If you’re new to the concept, take a look at Nat’s blog, Threads & Bobbins, where you can find out all about it and how to join in.
1. Although I am no longer officially a Photographer, I was asked to photograph a friend’s granddaughter’s first birthday “Cake Smash”. Such a little sweetie, she doesn’t like getting her fingers dirty, which defeats the object somewhat – although she did put her whole face in it at one point!
2. At the birthday party afterwards in the local Village Hall, afternoon tea was laid on for about forty guests. Whilst plain white china was the order of the day, my friend presented hubby and I with our own ‘proper’ cups and saucers. I’m not sure what that says about us!!!
Look away now if you have Ophidiophobia…
9. I incorporated a hole for her tail and it does the job to a point. We just have to remember to undo the flap when she goes out for a wee!
Of course, the downside to having less-than-sensible cars is that we need to take both of them when going camping in order to fit everything in.
It’s a compromise I’m happy to make:)
Trouble is, it took twice as long to walk anywhere as everyone just wanted to stop and cuddle her…
19. Happily, our recent decision to go gluten-free didn’t impact us much when we ate out. So many more places are allergy aware in recent years that we had no problem finding something on every menu. This lemon drizzle cake was as good as a normal one.
23. Another National Trust property which, although I’ve passed many a time, I didn’t realise was a shop as well.
24. Full to the brim with Exmoor-crafted goodies – I was in there ages chatting to the chap who leases it from the Trust.
25. Do you want to see what I bought?
This is a high-pitched dog whistle crafted from the antlers of an Exmoor Red Deer.
Fifi is almost totally deaf, but I was hoping that the pitch would be high enough for her to hear, the idea being that I could attract her attention if I needed to. She responds to basic sign language and will follow a finger to wherever it is pointed – if I can get her attention in the first place.
She can’t hear it AT ALL.
Still, it’s a nicely crafted souvenir – maybe I could train The Boys….?
26. Saw this beautiful but deadly Fungus on a woodland walk.