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Lunch at Town Mill Bakery, Lyme Regis

Back at my favourite Bakery to meet a literary friend for lunch, after a miserable wet and windy walk. I cannot get through the day without a walk and will brave every weather condition, even if it means arriving for a lunch date with wet limp hair pasted across my forehead, muddy boots and an anorak. Having earlier forced the children to walk to school in these conditions and arriving with at least one in tears, I feel proud of my gung ho attitude. Such great parenting skills I have.

The literary whizz has a mixed root veg bake and I have a sweet potato, chickpea and lemongrass soup. Bread is foregone by both to reduce the Winter bulge. Its all delicious. I photograph the amazing cakes and even though that damned lemon polenta is shouting out at me, I keep it purely 2 dimensional. For today.

  • lunch everyday, except Monday, 12:30 – 2:30
  • only soup on Sundays (pizza too in the Summer months)
  • all vegetarian
  • www.townmillbakery.com

Quiddles Cafe, Chesil Cove, Portland

On leaving Weymouth you  follow the edges of the 18 mile long Chesil Beach and follow its curve through Portland to get to Chesil Cove. One of the best bribes for all, to reward after a long walk on the beach, is Quiddles Cafe – a small seafood cafe with a short menu of good simple food. I love the mackerel pate, for some reason it tastes so much better than any I have ever made. Maybe its the stunning view out to sea. In milder climes you can sit out at the front along the promenade.

  •  www.quiddles.co.uk, check for opening times.
  • Thursday evenings open for paella.
  • Easy walking along promenade, tougher on the shingle.
  • Brilliantly located skate park on the beach as you are leaving the Cove towards Weymouth.