Sunday Sevens #3

Sunday Sevens is the brainchild of Natalie over at Threads and Bobbins.  It is a way for you to get to know a bit more about us and what else we do besides sewing.  If you are interested in finding out more pop over to Natalie’s blog and find out how to take part.

Hi Everyone.  Do you find that the weeks are flying by? I have no idea where this last one went and suddenly it is Sunday again and time for me to update you on what I’ve been up to this week.


On Monday we were told that storm Katie would be arriving and causing havoc across the UK.  Indeed there were reports throughout the day of the damage that was being caused and sadly, one person lost their life.

Now normally if a storm is bad enough to warrant a name then it usually makes a beeline straight for us here in Wales, leaving fallen branches, uprooted trees and broken roof tiles in its wake.  The photo below is of a typical North Wales storm.


But for some unfathomable reason, Storm Katie decided to ignore us, I think we were probably the only place in the UK with sunshine and blue skies.  This was taken on Monday morning when the rest of the country were battling heavy winds and rain.  Odd but very welcome.




We went down to Llandanwg beach on Tuesday for a walk and ended up (as usual) with one very wet dog!  It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or how cold it is, as soon as Molly spots water she just has to get in.  If the tide is out she will spot a teeny tiny rock pool and plonk herself down in it to get as wet (and sandy) as possible.  I remember years ago when she was only about 12 months old, there was an old water trough in a field for the cows.  One winter’s day it was covered with ice and she just jumped on it, broke the ice and still lay down.



Last year I went onto a plant based diet for 8 months and lost 4 stones in weight.  It was the best diet I’ve every done, I felt so well and I loved the food I was eating.  But as I always do, I gradually revert back to eating treats then begin eating dairy and so on it goes.  I’ve put a stone back on and I can really feel it, I feel frumpy and my clothes are starting to get snug again.  So I decided to go back onto the same eating plan that I did last year.  However,  I have a terrible sweet tooth so when I get the inevitable munchies late evening I try to have something sweet but relatively healthy to hand, or at least healthier than a packet of chocolate biscuits.  On Wednesday I cooked some sweet potato brownies.  Now I know it might sound odd using sweet potatoes to make a chocolaty cake but amazingly it does work and they taste delicious.



Another gorgeous sunset on Wednesday night – no filters used, this is straight from the camera.


On Thursday I drove to Pwhelli to get my hair cut – it was long overdue.  I last had it cut way back in December and I’ve been meaning to make an appointment for weeks.  However, every time I rang the phone was either engaged or unanswered, but in the end I finally managed to get one – thank goodness.

While I was waiting for my appointment I spotted the following shops, both are my idea of heaven:



A shop selling nothing but sweets! I did have a mooch around but I was very good and managed to resist all the temptations in there.

Directly opposite the sweet shop was an amazing wine shop.  I wasn’t so restrained in there and did come out with a few treats – although I will share them with hubby.




While I was in Pwhelli I came across a wool shop.  I’ve recently taken up knitting and at the moment I’m carrying round my wool and knitting needles in a broken carrier bag (one handle snapped).  I spotted this gorgeous knitting bag in the window of the shop and couldn’t resist it.  My knitting now resides inside and I no longer feel like a bag lady.



This photo was taken on Friday morning just as I was going out to walk the dog.

That is my next door neighbour’s roof and just behind it is a Hercules aircraft!  We do get them coming over from time to time and they fly so low and slow over the sea that it seems like they will fall into it.  I have no idea where they are flying from or going too – I’d love to know what they are doing.

Debbie x




9 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #3

    • Thank you Lucy. I must admit as soon as I saw the owls on the knitting bag it was destined to come home with me come-what-may!
      I’ve never been to the Isle of Sky, definitely somewhere I would love to visit, but Cornwall I have been to many times – it is such a beautiful place, I expect you miss not being able to go there.

      Debbie x


      • Hi Debbie, I do miss both places very much. If you get the chance do go to Isle of Skye it is gorgeous and people are friendly too. My place in Cornwall was St. Just in Penwith though as a girl it was Bodmin, St. Austell, Fowey and Polzeath.
        I know just what you mean about the owl bag, if I found one I’d snatch it up too 🙂 I just got some gorgeous owl fabrics in cerise, blues and browns, I couldn’t decide which colour to go for so ended up with all 3 :~) The one in shades of blue I’ve turned into a dress by putting a skirt onto a long sleeved blue marl t-shirt I got for £5 in Evans sale. If you want to see the fabric it’s at Minerva Crafts.
        Have a great week, Lucy

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      • You are a woman after my own heart Lucy. I am just like you, if I like something then I find I ‘need’ it in every colourway. Anything with owls on is usually very sweet. I like the idea of adding a skirt onto a top that you already have, I bet it looks lovely.

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    • hehe yes she does look cute but she doesn’t half smell when she is wet and she takes hours to dry – still love her though 🙂

      Debbie xx


  1. What a difference a storm makes to the landscape in those first two photos! Our road was closed for two days in South Somerset due to fallen trees. We had guttering and downpipes ripped off the house, too, so spent a day repairing storm damage. 4 stone is a huge weight loss! If it’s creeping back on again, could you try going cold turkey with the sugar to lose your sweet tooth? I recommend the book Sweet Poison to change your thinking (and your life!). Such a pretty knitting bag!

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    • Oh no, it sounds like you had a huge amount of damage. I hope you have managed to fix it all. I really dread the storms and the damage (and cost) they cause. Our insurance has a pretty high excess so we almost always end up paying for the repairs ourselves.
      Thanks for the heads up about the book, I’ll see if I can get a copy online. I know how addictive sugar is and I do feel so much better when I cut down the amount I’m eating.

      Debbie x


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