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Posts tagged ‘day out’

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

Maiden Castle


My long suffering husband J didn’t get out much when he was a child growing upĀ  in Dorset. The kids and I endure long stints of him reminiscing about the trips he did do, most of which were within a 30 mile radius of his home. We indulged him the other day with a visit to Maiden Castle and we got the sense of freedom that he must have experienced as a kid. Read more

Hix – Writing Workshop for Artsfest

A gloomy, grey and damp Autumnal day yet Hix was light, welcoming and warm, with charming service as always. This morning it hosted an Artsfest workshop run by author and journalist Maria McCarthy. Read more

White White Abbotsbury Swans

Boy that was a bright vision, the keepers needed sunglasses just to get close for feeding time. Such a fantastic sight en masse….the swans new feathers had just grown in. Read more

Food Rocks

Food does Rock, especially when Hix are involved…from the 7th – 9th September at various Lyme Regis locations, expect talks, cooking demos, kids activities and tastings from Superchefs and foodies such as Jack Stein, Angela Hartnett, Mitch Tonx, Mat Follas and the Don himself, Mark Hix. Read more


Not new for local parents out there, but new to me! I always avoid children’s attractions, my kids will never see Disney World, miserable mother that I am. Was semi forced to Escot and a pleasant surprise it was all round. Read more

Dorset Art Fair

Dorset Art fair this weekend offers a one stop cultural fest. Artists from all over Dorset have come together in Kingston Maurward House. Contemporary Art, Design, Media and Making including installation, sculpture, photography, furniture, film from well known and established makers as well as student and graduate work. Read more

Electric Bike Tours – Marshwood Trails

I used to love cycling but my arrival to the Jurassic Coast put a hold on that, the extremely hilly landscape seems suited mainly to the Bradley Wiggins types. I need to man up. Or do I? Marshwood Trails vows to get you back in the saddle. Read more

2 things to do for half term week

2 things to do, one for clement weather, the other for inclement. We are bound to have the latter and a possibility of the former at some point in the week.

Bluebell Woods at Blackbury Camp, an old Iron Age fort. Read more

Seatown Suicidal Sheep

The big one looks like the sheep that “likes its food a lot”, on Shaun the Sheep. Spotted these and pro photographer hubby snapped away, hence slightly better quality shots than usual. Read more