Wonderful Wednesday Twenty

Wonderful Wednesday Twenty

This week’s Wonderful Wednesday is oh so late, I got sidetracked Googling ‘oesophageal transplants’ on account of the throat that FEELS LIKE A THOUSAND TEENY TINY SADISTIC PYROMANIACS ARE LIGHTING UP SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THERE.  Spoiler: bit of hosepipe or the inside of a loo roll should do a better job than my actual windpipe.

Fiery throat aside, this week has been a really lovely one. REALLY lovely. Full of firsts: first Pimms of the year, first BBQ, first freckles, first paddling in the actual sea.  I don’t want to be smug but it’s been easy mc peasy to find good bits to share. Bits I want to hold onto forever. Wonderful Wednesday Twenty

Sexy Ponies.  Seriously though, how awesome is this nosy filly? She was loving life as a Dartmoor pony, ignoring her showboating brothers and generally flouncing about wantonly.  Newly returned home R and I went on a moorish adventure on Saturday and stumbled across a whole herd (? Pack?  Legion?)  of them. Definition of a brilliant Devon day out? Watching tourists doing some beyond terrified selfie sticking near the ridiculously tame wild ponies. No better way to spend an hour.

Hotdogs and burgers and coleslaw, oh my. My mum’s been on the other side of the world for a whole month, we celebrated her return with the first barbie of the year. It wasn’t ground breaking and I was forbidden from making Nutella bananas (grounds for divorce, no?) but there was Pimms – elderflower and blackberry – burgers, corn on the cobs, sunshine and my favourite people. Bliss.

Juicy pears. The punnet of pears I bought last week ripened to perfection, so deliciously juicy and sweet. Yep, pears made one of my weekly highlights. Really not sorry.

I bought a GoPro. I’m BEYOND excited about it. I one hundred percent bought it for more reasons than filming the dogs… There’s definitely a blogpost in the very weird exchange we had in Curry’s but for now let’s celebrate the glorious fact that I have a GoPro and have so far used it to film swimming hounds and the husband when he wasn’t looking. Worth every single penny.

The Routine. Husband and I reverted to our old Sunday morning routine of day dating at the beach. The sky was a ridiculous shade of blue, the beach huts were back in all their cheery glory and the beach was FULL of dogs playing in the sea. Best. Hour. Ever. In other dog news, I met a spaniel outside Boots today-she showed me her belly and we instantly became best friends. *satisfied sigh*

Wonderful Wednesday TwentyThe Whole Weekend. I’ve cheated and used a whole weekend as a ‘thing’ before but truly, this one was just the best. So nice that over our Tuesday morning porridge the husband and I thanked each other for the best weekend we’d had in years. It was weird and polite and actually a nice way to round off all the niceness.  I can’t quite put my finger on what made it so lovely, I suppose spending time in the sunshine with my favourites is never a bad way to pass the time. It was relaxed and full of adventure at the same time.

The (blue)bells, the (blue)bells. After I posted last week’s Wonderful Wednesday, Sarah took me to see the bluebells at Holwell Lawn on Dartmoor, they were beyond incredible. Their abundant mauvey goodness was a definite  highlight.

And that my friends, concludes the wonderful for this week. What’s made your week amazing? Tell me stuff.

The delectable Sally is responsible for all this joy sharing so head on over to Sally Tangle for more jolliness than you can handle. And don’t forget the WW posse Kate, Helen, JoCat and Emma – that lovely little bunch of chaffinches are full of the merriment. 

Wonderful Wednesday Twenty-One
Devon | A Bit Of Blue at Holwell Lawn
  • Em

    What a sparkly week you had!
    We too had the first BBQ of the year well, it was more watching Jim smoke a giant piece of pork whilst we drank gin than a BBQ but it was outside fun times with friends (before sheffield decided it was January again and i had to drag out my ‘big’ coats!)

  • littlemidge83

    You cheered me up after TFL screwed my journey to work up this
    morning! I think as bloggers go, I relate to you the most! Might be our age, might be the dogs!

    I have a weekly joy to share with you Michelle, you will really
    appreciate this! My new boss lets me take the dog to work now! Working
    cocker spaniel on the underground, popping into soho, going out on his
    lunch! I even bought him a new collar for the office. He’s so good for
    the atmosphere. So yeah, my Wednesday consisted of people smiling at me
    on the underground because I had a dog with me. People in London are
    so much friendlier when you have a cute dog by your side! Hope the
    rest of your week goes well! XX

  • This post has just cheered me RIGHT UP! (I’m currently having a mini meltdown RE: operation house move and how much crap i’ve got to sort – can i be at the other end unpacking already please?!). That horse photo is my favourite photo EVER! What a sassy pants she was! So very pleased you had a such a fab week of happy – i’m holding that sunshine fully responsible for why every single last thing seems to better lately!

    Lots of love xxxx

  • Katie

    Aww; I love the idea of formal thank yous over porridge 🙂 Life has been all kinds of sparkly lately, hasn’t it. It’s definitely looking up. I should have a blog post on it soon too, if I can sit my arse down for long enough to bloomin’ well write one! xxx

  • The main things I got from this were juicy pears and dogs, which to me sounds like a perfect week! 😉 Alice xx


  • What an idyllic week! That horse was strutting her stuff in all kinds of ways there – epic shot! Excited to see the results of GoProing spaniels, and so craving a hotdog and a sunny day at the beach right now! X

  • Emmas happy world

    We bought a go pro for the same reason and managed to attach it to Dave’s collar 😊 I love this post but now I want some bbq food 😋

  • LilylovesLola

    I want a GoPro but it would literally just be dog videos – ha! x

  • Haha, I’m hoping to see a few of these GoPro videos!