Blog Posts - Dorset



A summer day cycling in Dorset on the Jurassic Coast

With the end of the summer in sight I took a day to go cycling with my daughter in Dorset, one of England’s prettiest counties. We tried one day of Headwater Holiday’s Jurassic Coast Cycling route which would normally take 5 days to exp...
by Heather on her travels on Aug 31, 2016

County Pride

Over the Summer I enjoyed a short break in Dorset, which was made a great deal more interesting thanks to the combined efforts of tourist agencies helping the various attractions to present a County wide network of similar places to … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Aug 30, 2016

Exploring SE Dorset & New Forest

I dedicate this post to all of the brilliant people that we've met on our way (Lawrence, Faye, Steph, Sonia, Bob...). Our trip succeeded largely thanks to their kindness. I hope you, dear travelers, will have a chance to meet such people.De...
by Once one girl on Aug 25, 2016

A big spurt

Over the last few days I have not been blogging, because I was enjoying a few days off in Dorset. One of our visits was to Forde Abbey which was a very nice ancient home, still inhabited and some lovely … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Aug 19, 2016

Interview with 83 Year Old Blogger Ron Hands in Southbourne, Dorset, England: Author of ‘Growing Up With War’

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Bring a smile. It’s a winner.” – Ron Hands, 2016. If nothing on this site ever inspires you, perhaps this one can. It was a joy, privilege, and honour to meet up with, i...
by Don't Stop Living on May 25, 2016

The pull of history in a Dorset village

With a name that can be traced at least to Saxon times, Canford Magna village in Dorset has a varied and interesting history linked to its royal landowners.The most notable (I think) is the connection with William Longspee. In 1198 the manor passed b...
by Jera's Jamboree on May 25, 2016

Author Interview : Jan Birley ~ The Lost and Found Life of Rosy Bennett

I'm delighted to be welcoming Jan Birley today for the first post of 2016!And it's good to have a Dorset author to welcome in the new year of blogging :)Jan has recently published her first novel with the second one to follow shortly. The third one i...
by Jera's Jamboree on Jan 6, 2016

A year in review – where Heather travelled in 2015

We’re in that lull between the feasting and celebration of Christmas and the fresh starts and new plans of New Year. It’s the quiet time when we can reflect and review the year that’s gone, the time to reminisce and consider what...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 28, 2015

Christmas Lights : Runton Road, Branksome, Poole

Runton Road is an ordinary cul de sac in Branksome, Poole ... that is until Christmas comes around.   For the past 27 years, residents have illuminated their houses for charity.Forest Holme Hospice and Julia's House are the charities benefi...
by Jera's Jamboree on Dec 21, 2015

Handmade Confectionary : Spotlight on Miss Marshmellow, Dorset

I was browsing Facebook last week when an update from Shop Dorset caught my eye.  I was looking for inspiration for some Christmas goody bags so something a bit indulgent that people wouldn't usually buy for themselves ... and I found Miss Marsh...
by Jera's Jamboree on Nov 30, 2015

A day trip to Portland Bill and Chesil Beach

Last year when we went to Swanage I dragged the OH and N to Portland and Chesil Beach for my geographical love, and this year’s camping trip to Weymouth with friends and all the kids, took us back there for a day trip.  Albeit in more pleasant...
by Bubbablue and Me on Sep 15, 2015

A Weekend at Broom House in Yorkshire for the Dorset Cereals B&B Awards

The weekend just gone saw this family head to our happy place of the Yorkshire Coast to spend some quality down time in the breathtaking Broom House on Egton Bridge as part of the Dorset Cereals Dorset B&B Awards campaign.  Read more...
by Honest Mum on Sep 10, 2015

Exploring Britain’s Best B&B’s with Dorset Cereals & Win a Bespoke Hamper

More and more of us are holidaying on home turf here in the UK and we love a relaxing stay-cation with the best of them. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Aug 26, 2015

Exploring Lulworth Castle and Lulworth Cove

Whenever we’ve been in Dorset I’ve always struggled to find nearby National Trust venues, but I do like to do one historical visit when we’re on holiday.  On this holiday, I decided that Lulworth Castle might be worth a trip. On ar...
by Bubbablue and Me on Aug 17, 2015

Views and historical learning at Nothe Fort and gardens

As soon as I arrive on holiday and have settled into a room tent, I’m on the tourist leaflets like a rash.  It seems N has inherited my love of them too because each time we went to the shower block at the campsite, he would grab a new leaflet...
by Bubbablue and Me on Aug 14, 2015

Beach days in Weymouth – play, stay and fish and chips

You can’t go on holiday in the UK and not go to the beach so on our camping holiday to Weymouth we made the most of it. As soon as the tent was pitched, N was pestering me to go to the beach straight away.  So we were there late afternoon when...
by Bubbablue and Me on Aug 10, 2015

What To Do In Dorset – Including Bonus 5 Free Activities

An insiders guide for what to do in Dorset, whether you are on holiday or are a local resident looking for something special to do. Their are so many great activities in Dorset, on what is one of the most diverse stretches of the UK’s south coast.

Over and underwater exploring with Lego and Weymouth Sealife Centre

by Bubbablue and Me on Aug 5, 2015

My Sunday Photo

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by Bubbablue and Me on Aug 1, 2015

Beautiful water lilies at Bennetts Water Gardens

On our recent camping holiday to Weymouth, over the week there were around 6 lots of mums and their kids at any one time staying in our group. This meant a range of ages of children from babies up to 11 year olds, so it was always going to be a chall...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jul 31, 2015


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