Well, in a little over a week we will be flying out of this country to gorgeous Florida for a well earned break, then home to Australia in the new year after 3 1/2 years living back in the UK…..wow! My Aussie bones are very excited! but I will be sad not to be visiting this great pub […]
We have been meaning to try this pub out for a while now, and I am so pleased we did. I love this place already and I’m so sad we didn’t find it sooner. We just stopped by for a drink today to check it out! as we were having roast lamb later at home […]
It’s the weekend, yippee! and we are going out to lunch today to The Cricketers Free House in the near by village of Shroton in beautiful Dorset. The game season is upon us and they are now serving wonderful game birds on their menu. Today they have roasted partridge…a very lean little delicate bird and if […]
Great food, service and atmosphere….. Just back from a lovely lunch at The Cricketers and it didn’t disappoint, in fact it was the freshest, beautifully cooked pub food I have had in a long while…fantastic! We sat outside in the sunny beer garden and the tables were filling up quickly. Steve had one of the […]
This year we have bought a 10 foot Christmas tree and it looks so amazing, standing tall in the barn at Compton Abbas in Dorset. It is adorned with glass snow flakes/stars and the fairy lights and tinsel give it a silvery glow….we love it!
I had the day off work today…. so we planned a West Coast Path walk, starting at the Beautiful Lulworth Cove in Dorset, finishing with a pub lunch at The Swan Inn on the way back in Sturminster Newton. Wonderful…. .
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 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! 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 […]
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 […]
Blue cheese is my favourite cheese, a close second is the well ripened Pont L’Eveque. Steve secretly bought some of this luscious cheese for me for my Birthday while driving through Crewkerne the other day. Wonderful treat…..thank you!!! This traditional blue cheese is made near Sturminster Newton, in Dorset. It was a rather common farmhouse […]
After a days rest walking 20 miles (around 32kms) on the South West Coast Path, we decided today we would walk one of our favourite stretches of this Jurassic Coastline. We started off just as the sun was rising, a beautiful sight on a rather frosty clear morning. I wasn’t expecting to see so many cows taking […]
The Fox Inn is a lovely thatched pub, situated in the rural hamlet of Corscombe. A stream runs through the village and in the summertime it’s lovely to sit outside with a cool beverage and watch the ducks mucking about in the water. I highly reccommend The Fox Inn at Corscombe if you are anywhere around […]
My love of the Jurassic coast in Dorset and East Devon has taken Steve and I on some spectacular hikes along the Southwest Coast Path. This area around Lulworth Cove is an extremely popular tourist destination, so towards the end of September in England was a good time for us to spend a couple of days […]
I absolutely love the hilly countryside around Devon and Dorset and in this area there are some of the most spectacular (and arduous!) Coast Path walks. We’ve based ourselves in Seaton, Devon this week to walk some of our favourite stretches of this famous coast path. Today is Steve’s favourite West Coast Path walk. Surprise, surprise, it’s one of […]