Category Archives: Dorset 2008

No painting allowed

Corfe Castle is a small village with a big castle attached to it. The National Trust own and look after the castle while the tourists look after the rest of the village. As you park in the NT car park … Continue reading

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Quiz Rage!

A glorious day! Blue skies and wispy clouds. A perfect day for a walk along the cliff edge, which I promptly did. It was lovely. We decided we’d pop over to Wimborne Minster today as there’s a NGS garden open … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

When sleep had left my head and I opened my eyes this morning, there was nothing to see. The other side of the window was like the end of the world. A big, blurry, greyish nothing. The spiky tree was … Continue reading

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

Dorset farmers appear to dislike walkers with a passion. Ok, that may be a bit of a generalisation. However, in these here parts, they have an odd way of looking after the public footpaths; something they are supposed to do. … Continue reading

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One very small piece of wall

All night we listened to the buffeting and crashing. The day dawned with nil visibility and lots of rain falling. We stayed in until it all went away. We are falling in love with Abbotsbury. Although we had to visit … Continue reading

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Yuck-minster

Why, oh why, would anyone want to go to Axminster? It sounds like somewhere you need to visit. If for nothing else then for the carpets. Let me disappoint you. The place is pretty awful. It has one of the … Continue reading

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The Mad Woman of the Lists

Mirinda has, apparently, always written lists. It seems that when she dies she’ll not leave a diary but, rather, lots of half crossed out list items on any manner of writing material. Be it writing pads, envelopes, small pretty books … Continue reading

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A very formal Victorian Garden

As my eyes slowly opened I realised the whole world had turned into milk. I glanced at the still visible clock – it was 7:30am. I once more looked out into the milky world and went back to sleep. Today … Continue reading

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Maiden Castle -v- Poundsbury

Maiden Castle is a fantastically huge iron age hillfort that overlooks the edge of Dorchester, commanding the countryside around it. It must have been incredibly impressive just before the Romans came along. Poundsbury is a new eco-town on the edge … Continue reading

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Rain and the National Trust

The day dawned cold, windy and with occasional wet bits in the air. I decided to go for a stroll down to Hive Beach. Up and over the bronze age barrow and down to the beach where a fisherman sat … Continue reading

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