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Magical Cogden

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Even though I live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, at times it can feel a little claustraphobic and the desire to ‘escape’ within my immediate periphery seeps in. Sometimes a jaunt around the back streets of Bridport can do the trick but if I want to properly ‘escape’ there is no finer place than Cogden Beach. I have mentioned this amazing spot in the past but it felt like a reminder was required… Read more

Frank & Beans Please!

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The start of the weekend and our Friday release took us on a post school trip to the most delicious gelateria, Frank & Beans in Lyme Regis. Excitement all round at the impending glacial hit and we even managed to lure hard toiling J away from his screen to join us for our treat and a stroll along the seafront. Quite the ‘Little England’ 1952 picturesque scene. Read more

The Literary Salon

According to the modern oracle Wiki ‘A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.’ Add literature  and the scene is set. Read more

The Old Dairy Kitchen

Plating upThe thing that prompts me to get motivated to write my blog is often great food, but my kind of great food these days comes with an added level of magic to allow it to register in my catalogue of moments of pleasure.

That magic is meaning. Unless something has meaning and authenticity its value is reduced. Here comes the hippie speech. For many, I believe, we are disillusioned by the glitz and money grabbing machines of yesteryear. If there is passion behind it and somebody is living the dream, we want to be part of it. Read more

The Writing Room, Lyme Regis

One thing that feeds my soul is writing, and writing away from the screen it must be. It counteracts the never ending demands that glowing machine makes and the slighty ‘hazy’ and to be honest a little bit mucky feeling I get from overuse. The best antidote I have found is a tip I learned from that well known and uber inspiring book The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. Her Morning Pages are a well needed mental boost.  Read more

Kathrens Rare Knitwear

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I have been terribly remiss with this blog for the last few months. Days have been swallowed up by a myriad of activities which seem to now hold no memory in my mind. They can’t have been as important as they seemed at the time. A more pressing matter is to share the secret that is Kathrens Rare Knitwear.

This shop sells not just knitwear; the rare translates as art. Wearable art.  Read more

#iloveseaswimming

Burton B BeachSo, I have taken up (sporadic) sea swimming. Here are my tips for basic survival and how to reap that magic from the experience.

1. Choose a sandy base to enter and exit the sea. If this option is not available then make sure you have some shoes to get you close to where you want to be. Swimming shoes are never the best way to go (trickier movement) unless you get some of those ‘Man from Atlantis’ webbed toe shoes. Then you are a professional. Read more

On The Rivet

PoolCycling is so hip, it aches. Suddenly I am interested in the lifestyle and the clothes; a pocket at the back of my top seems essential. According to British Cycling, their members have grown by 50% since 2012. We are all loving cycling. Quite right too, it ticks all the boxes; exercise, fresh air, freedom, travel and fun. Read more

Yoga Space

YS_SOLID_PINKYoga is something I have missed here in the West Country. There are some wonderful teachers but I have never quite found that connection with one, who does the style of yoga I love.

Until now! Amazing new light filled barn conversion studio just outside Bridport. The icing on the cake is the stunning view of that famous and well documented spot, Colmers Hill. It is perfectly framed through huge glass doors behind the teacher. It’s yoga with an idyllic rural glow. Read more

Street Wisdom

610_5577The New Year saw a special event occur in the one of the Street Wisdom homelands, Lyme Vegas, formerly known as Lyme Regis and renamed due to its auspicious energy and light! Street Wisdom is a free event to help people find inspiration and make connections from their immediate surroundings. You come armed with a question you would like to explore, something not too big or too small but something you would like to resolve. Read more