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What great weather for walking in the Dorset Countryside……

How much do I love Dorset?  So very much and I will make the most of the gorgeous sunny weather we are having today, with a walk from Brynmor Acres down into Cerne Abbas, taking in part of the Wessex Ridge way and magnificent countryside views.  It’s around 9kms round trip, perfect distance before lunchtime.  Unfortunately Steve is still limping from an achilles tendon strain, so I’m on my own again!

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Leaving Brynmor Acres

Perfect conditions for a long walk with full sun and only a slight breeze…..beautiful.  Bring on the vitamin D!

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Back to Brynmor Acres, Cerne Abbas, Dorset



Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas, Dorset

Steve enjoyed a great Birthday lunch last weekend at the Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas in Dorset.  It was gorgeous sunny day, but a little too cool to sit outside!

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The Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas, Dorset
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Tubs, pots and hanging baskets with spring flowers are a lovely greeting at the Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas

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Steve with Gina and Ken who were visiting from Florida, in the Conservatory at The Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas, Dorset. I promise Ken was not asleep for the entire lunch!


We booked a table in The Conservatory which was lovely….we ate in this wonderful, bright and airy room when Steve’s mum Gina and husband Ken were visiting recently from Florida.  I love this place, it has a great atmosphere and the food is pretty good.  Advisable to book though as it can be quite busy, especially on the weekends.

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The Greyhound Inn Blue Vinny Wellington, a vegetarian delight!
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Buttery garlic french bread at the Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas

I chose a scallop and bacon salad (scallops were cooked to perfection) and Steve had a Blue Vinny Wellington.  Tender vegetables were wrapped in philo pastry and served on a bed of Blue Vinny sauce.  He thought there could have been a little more blue cheese flavour in the sauce, but other than that, cooked and presented beautifully.  We ordered a side of lovely green veg and french garlic bread.

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The scallop and bacon salad at The Greyhound Inn was wonderful
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Water served with fresh orange and lime is fantastic
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Flowers on the tables and throughout the Greyhound are a beautiful, fresh touch

This is a great country pub in a pretty village, down the hill from Brynmor Acres.  If only they left there doors open on a Saturday afternoons as it would be great to walk down and back to Brynmor for a pint!

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The Greyhound has a great selection of real ales and are very well kept too.
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Happy Birthday Brownie Cake for Steve!

Happy 52nd Birthday to Steve!

We are still in beautiful Dorset, England and Steve is 52 today!  We have a great pub in the next village of Sidling St. Nicholas called The Greyhound Inn and it does pretty good pub grub.  So off to a Birthday lunch we go…. for a great meal in their conservatory with a glass or two of something special, then back to Brynmor Acres to sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ I’ll let you know how it all went………

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The Greyhound Inn, Sidling St. Nicholas, Dorset

…….still in Dorset and loving the countryside walks…….

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The sun is shining today, which has been rare lately, but I’m making the most of it.  I’m walking from Brynmor Acres to Sydling Saint Nicholas and back, just before lunch.  It is a spectacular walk with picture perfect vistas in every direction.  The hill back to Brynmor is a killer, but definitely worth the effort!

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looking back towards Sydling Saint Nicholas and fields beyond…..

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Brynmor Acres, Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Brynmor Acres near Cerne Abbas in Dorset is a dream for Dorset lover me!  The hills surrounding this small holding are breathtaking.

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The walks around this area are fantastic  Steve has an achilles tendon strain but should be back in good shape soon to take on the wonderful paths surrounding us again.

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The views from our front windows are fantastic and the bird life is incredible at this time of year.  We see sheep, cattle, and horses daily in the fields and the small holding at Brynmor has chickens, ducks, geese (they left on Sunday….) baby piglets and soon lambs will arrive.  Ian and Mel have given us an endless supply of their gorgeous eggs and a freezer full of pork sausages from the pigs they had last year!  The best eggs I have ever tasted.

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These are the happiest hens here at Brynmor Acres and all the birds are looked after so well by Mel who we see up at the crack of dawn letting them out and feeding them, filling up their water…..then at night securing everything up well.

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