Blandford Food Festival

It appears to be festival season in Dorset at the moment and a couple of weeks ago we went to the very first Blandford Food Festival. Promising a vast array of local food producers and exciting activities for the kids to take part in, they were also raising money for Naomi House, which provides care and respite for life-limited children. The drive to Blandford from Wimborne is beautiful, especially this time of year and hubby insisted on taking some pictures whilst the road was clear. When we arrived we were impressed to find that the organisers had organised plenty of free …

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Spring Tide

Spring Tide Festival

We first went to the Spring Tide Festival in 2011 when Eliza was a baby and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Set in the seaside town of Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic coast in Dorset, the festival features passionate local food producers, talented chefs plus an array of exciting exhibitors – all on the World Heritage Site. For one reason or another we never made it back the following years so this year we were determined not to miss it. They had over 40 stallholders attending showcasing some of the best food and drink from across the county featuring an all star line up of …

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lyme regis

The Alphabet Photo Project – A is for Ammonite

When Charly from PODcast announced she was doing an Alphabet Photo Project, I knew I just had to take part as I love taking photo’s both on my phone and my camera and I really need to try to improve them.

I wanted to pick something that you don’t see everyday for my photograph and a trip to Lyme Regis to their annual Fossil Festival gave me the opportunity to take the perfect picture.

A is for Ammonite – an ammonoid fossil, especially one of a later type found chiefly in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, typically with intricately frilled suture lines

ammonite

 

We are lucky to live on the Jurassic coast, a world heritage site which covers 3 geological time periods; the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous and the Fossil Festival has definitely caught the imagination of my little fossil hunters.  We found our very first fossil yesterday at Burton Bradstock so are heading out to Kimmeridge Bay at half term to see what else we can find.


knob throwing

Knobs, No Knockers

No, I haven’t taken my blog to a whole new level and let go of my family values – we genuinely went Knob throwing at the weekend. A Dorset Knob is a unique savoury biscuit which has been made by the Moores family since 1880. Each biscuit is individually moulded by hand and has three separate bakings lasting a total of four hours. The whole process taking eight to ten hours! It actually seems a shame that these Knobs are subjected to events such as Pin the Knob on the Cerne Abbas Giant, Knob Darts, Knob Archery and of course …

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

This weekend is the last one we have with hubby before he goes back to work, so we thought we would make the best of it and celebrate everything Dorset has to offer. We love exploring our County but there is one seaside town that I have been desperate to visit for some time – Lyme Regis, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan our visit when we found out it was its annual Fossil Festival this weekend. We packed the kids in the car early, expecting the roads to be busy.  We were pleasantly surprised and encountered …

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