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#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

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

Niall Jacobson

This week was a sad week yet one that highlighted the value of beauty. Not beauty in its cosmetic form, but beauty in terms of meaning and purpose.

Rest in peace Niall, you will be missed by many, your work will remain a beautiful epilogue of a live so very well lived…

21.4.16- Sometimes in life, something touches you unexpectedly. You take a moment out of the whirlwind of life and stop to notice something beautiful that resonates with you deeply.

Niall Jacobson’s work does just that.

Simplicity and its best: Texture, form and organic matter all combine to allude to a sense of place and that place is his beloved Eype and the stunning, ever-evolving Jurassic Coast

The film below shares his story, his home and his artistic process. Beautiful and evocative.

Bravo Niall.

See more of Niall’s work here.

 

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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Maiden Castle

MaidenCTop

My long suffering husband J didn’t get out much when he was a child growing up  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

West Bay

Beautiful day on Saturday. Super sun, super blue sky, super cliff walk, super wave like cliff top grass. Not so super landslip on the East beach. Right by that Broadchurch spot. That will ruin continuity for the next series, apparently on air later this year. Maybe they can use the end of the pier instead as the focal spot of the show, death by crab line? Read more

Cogden Beach

In my Summer ,which mainly involves complete chaos combined with a lot of fun, the Autumn catch up can take a while before I get in the swing of things.

Hence I found some forgotten photos taken in August which sent me straight back to a beautiful sunny spot… Read more

Escot

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