All the Magic of Christmas at Weymouth SeaLife Centre

Christmas

This December we were invited to be guided through Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park’s festive forest by Weymouth’s jolly Elf, Bauble Jinglebell, to meet Father Christmas in his enchanting Christmas Cabin. Father Christmas has travelled all the way from the North Pole to visit Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, where he will be residing from now until Christmas Eve, giving each child he meets a special SEA LIFE gift. After looking around the park and seeing all our favourite sea creatures… Continue Reading “All the Magic of Christmas at Weymouth SeaLife Centre”

A Weekend Break in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages

Last weekend we were invited to stay at Harcombe House in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages. In a surprising twist of fate, not only was an old school friend of my husband there for a weekend break but we also discovered that it was the old boarding house of a former work colleague……..what a small world! Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the Dorset seaside resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a… Continue Reading “A Weekend Break in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages”

A Helicopter Flight over the Jurassic Coast

Helicopter

We live in Dorset and our happy place is the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Poole, a distance of about 96 miles. Why the Jurassic coast is so special is that it spans 185 million years of geological history and coastal erosion has exposed an almost continuous sequence of rock formation covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. At different times, this area has been desert, shallow tropical… Continue Reading “A Helicopter Flight over the Jurassic Coast”

Exploring #SpookySeas at Weymouth Sealife Centre

Spooky Seas at Weymouth

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park has turned the spotlight on scary critters of the deep this Halloween. As well as meeting creepy spider crabs, batfish, ghost knifefish and other appropriately named creatures, we got to find lettered pumpkins that told us that humans who are the real monsters! (Sssshhhh I may have given you the answer to the challenge there). The Park’s special package of fright-fest’ entertainment is on now until Sunday 30th October and also highlights the horrors that pollution, over-fishing and other human follies are… Continue Reading “Exploring #SpookySeas at Weymouth Sealife Centre”

The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge, Dorset

Etches Collection

Living on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, my kids are keen fossil hunters and love nothing more than chipping away at rocks and stones in the hope that they will find some prehistoric treasure. One of the best locations to go fossil hunting is Kimmeridge Bay, where fossils occur commonly throughout the Kimmeridge Clay, in particular the shells of ammonites and bivalves which are easy to spot as you walk along the beach. We were invited to visit The Etches… Continue Reading “The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge, Dorset”