Monday, 18 June 2012

five go mad in Dorset :)

 .....back from our jollies....what a week we's no secret that the Mr and I hanker after a different with less pavements and more green...the sea....the sound of the waves and birds chirping and....oh sorry I got a bit carried away there, so when we arrived in Dorset we felt right at home :)

we fell in love with the place, the people....the vintage markets.... the choppy sea...the shops...

so despite the very unpredictable weather we spent a very happy 7 days noodling around cute towns...venturing into the cold sea...eating fish and chips on the sea front...chugging up steep hills....chugging down steep hills....catching crabs and shrimps....

...discovering hidden paths like this one ....

finding treasures like these...

we nearly had to leave someone behind to fit this lot in the car!

 one of our favourite spots was Lyme Regis... the boys found a book shop that sold vintage comics so they spent many hours in there spending their pocket money on whizzer and chips and old dandy comics.... while I perused my favourite shop

...any shop with a tea trolley filled with retro goodies like this has to be good...inside was even better...

...and theres more...

not only that but Caroline the owner was so lovely and a girl after my own heart as we chatted we discovered a mutual fondness for Frank Sidebottom and New Order :) I made a few purchases one of which was this fab T Towel which is now framed and hanging on my wall at home to remind me of that happy holiday :)

so its back to school now and I'm heading back into the shed this afternoon to finish up my owls and patchy blankets...ready for a shop update later this week..

the sun has come out and I have 4 piles of  wet washing !! hurray 

have a lovely week 

x x x x x x
forgot to add the Tea Towel is by Blossom and Bill and my boys giggle every time they walk in the room and see it x x x 


  1. ooooh, mighty concened about your love for the south coast....DON'T LEAVE ME!!!!
    glad you had a nice time though...natch.
    Lovely pics.
    fee x

  2. Looks like you had a fab time and you describe it so dreamy ,i want to go and visit now and go in that lovely shop xx

  3. looks like you had a fab time. That shop looks amazing and I love the framed tea towel. Great finds too. x

  4. Oh that looks like my dream holiday. Seriously going to look at doing a camping trip down there next year. Loving all your finds and that shop just looks amazing. Nice to have you back btw! x

  5. I totally want to go to that Ruby Rockcake place!!! It looks so inviting. Wonderful pics! :)

  6. Love the look of that shop, there seems to be a lot of rabbity-ness going on in there. :)

  7. Glad you had a lovely time :) I'm from Dorset and miss it so much during term time when I'm away at uni. I have to admit I haven't been to Ruby Rockcake before though, despite having been to Lyme several times. Will definitely be making a trip there on your recommendation when I'm back home!

  8. Hello!
    Fantastic blog post, beautiful pictures. Really glad you had a lovely time.
    You have a brill stash in that there suitcase.....well jel!
    See you soon for a catch up.

  9. Sounds amazing and the tea towel is so funny :-)

  10. I've never been to Dorset, but may now have to go.....
    Lovely photos, the colours in Ruby Rockcake are amazing & the children in thier wets suits, a lifesaver in this English weather!
    I have that teatowel too - a Christmas gift from a friend with a wicked sense of humour, but she's blonde like me (all that I have in common with the picture!)


  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  12. giggling ... i can hear them ... very nice vision of love on this tea towel !

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Beautiful photos, and Ruby Rockcake looks like such a fun shoppe! Wishing you a creative week! xo Heather

  14. Quite possibly the coolest tea towel I have ever seen. I would have framed it too x

  15. Hi Jane
    Glad you all had a nice time down here in our neck of the woods! Caroline's a friend of mine so was so chuffed to see Ruby Rock Cake on your blog. I blogged about it here
    It's such a lovely shop!

  16. Lyme is one of our favourite spots too! We hope to move that way at some point!
    Victoria xx

  17. Great photos, glad you had a lovely holiday. Brilliant tea towel!
    Carol xx

  18. Wow looks lovely, all those vintage shops, my kind of holiday, glad you had a great time despite our British weather! :)

  19. It looks like you had a great time!

  20. I am green with envy!! Look at that gorgeous shop!!!!