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Whitebait

So we caught a fish. A mackerel. With my sons toy fishing rod. It was a big mackerel and quite the most extraordinary moment. Unexpected. So J felt quite proud I think. As novices with such practical skills involving nature. When the fish was pulled out of the water, something animalistic came over my normally calm hippy demeanor and I beat the fish a little too vigorously over the head with a large stone. 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

Walking and Talking Lyme Time

 

Some of my (and a West Country Julie Andrews) favourite things:

  1. Lunch
  2. Walking
  3. Talking
  4. People
  5. The Sea
  6. Lyme Regis
  7. Laughing
  8. Hugs
  9. Curiosity
  10. Dogs

If these are some of your favourite things then you can you can enjoy them all at an event led by best selling author, speaker and creativity expert Chris Baréz-Brown on May the 10th. The edible part of lunch isn’t included but the rest is. Hugging is preferable but optional. No money changes hands.

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Hix Sculpture Trail Auction Dinner

Langmoor Gardens in Lyme Regis not only stands in the most desirable location in town with a panoramic view of Lyme Bay, but also has some award winning Californian style naturalistic planting and a super inspiring sculpture trail. Read more

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

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 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

Fossil Hunting Charmouth

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Forgive the tardiness in the writing up of this post. The clement weather seems to have made time just fly away, less hibernating more doing. Great.

It was end August and the day started cold and rainy. The rendezvous point was the Soft Rock Café (yes it’s real), Charmouth Beach; friend and her 2 plus my 3 small ones and a plethora of people in anoraks keen to learn about fossils.  Read more

Lyme Regis Sea Wall

lyme wallGreat excitement amongst all @lymeregis.

There is a new sea wall, a useful coastline protection that doubles up as a rather lovely walk from town beach, east towards Charmouth.

Perfect fishing spot… Read more

Jonny Does Dinner

My Jurassic Coast is a big fan of Jonny Does Dinner. In fact, whatever Jonny Does…it is always good.

New website, new look and new venues for those delicious and stylish pop up suppers.

Check out http://www.jonnydoesdinner.com.

The polytunnel is the one for me.

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