Bluebell obsession

How can anyone not be obsessed with bluebells at this time of year? It seems like nature has done everything x1000 this year - especially bluebells. We got our first fix over Easter at Coy Pond Gardens, which I remembered from last year had a bumper crop. Didn't disappoint this time round! Still, I'd heard … Continue reading Bluebell obsession

Sunny afternoon at Blue Pool

It feels like ages since we've been to Blue Pool - one of those places you forget a bit about when thinking of nice walks. In our heads we haven't been for years but we actually last went almost exactly a year ago. Synchronised swimmers! I love how every time the light changes, the colour … Continue reading Sunny afternoon at Blue Pool

The perfect weekend

It doesn't take much to make a perfect weekend if you think about it in "list" terms: Loved ones Sunshine Beautiful scenery But it all comes down to timing of course. This weekend my parents and the pooch came to stay, and we were blessed with the warmest, sunniest weather of the year so far. … Continue reading The perfect weekend

Lulworth Cove at sunset

All week I've been hoping for a pretty sunset - it had been quite promising with plenty of sunny days and just the right amount of clouds. We headed off to Lulworth Cove on Tuesday evening for a little walk, with fingers crossed for some nice skies as the sun set. Unfortunately there were too … Continue reading Lulworth Cove at sunset

A short stop in Swanage

I had a few days off last week, with grand plans of sunrise trips to Durdle Door; night excursions to try out some star photography somewhere nice and dark... so of course it poured with rain and I immediately got a cold. (I think this is actually recognised - something like "leisure sickness" when stress … Continue reading A short stop in Swanage

Exploring Corfe Castle

It's a special day today... Luke's 26th birthday! Which calls for a day off work, an obscenely dense homemade chocolate cake eaten at 10am, and a lazy wander around Corfe Castle. We haven't been in about a year, and last time we went on an Easter bank holiday so the grounds were busy with picnicking … Continue reading Exploring Corfe Castle

Winter walks on Brownsea Island

Today was the first day of the year that Brownsea Island was fully open to the public for their winter weekends. I've been meaning to get out there for a little while and as it looked like we were going to get relatively good weather, we caught the first ferry out from Poole Quay. Searching … Continue reading Winter walks on Brownsea Island