Bridport Museum

Bridport Museum is, quite literally, just across the road from the shop in South Street. Perhaps due to this proximity it’s been overlooked when it comes to a visit for 10 years! AND there’s a zebra crossing to get there safely. AND entry is free. This has at last been rectified – albeit with just…

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Kingston Lacy and their Laundry

Kingston Lacy is a beautiful house, of that there is no doubt. The exterior is truly splendid – a great glistening Italianate jewel. The interior is grand. Perhaps too grand for the likes of us. It’s so far removed from our direct experience (well most of us anyway). It’s all look and don’t touch. On…

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Coney’s Castle

Coney’s Castle is a perfect little gem. It’s the smallest of the iron age hill forts that surround the Marshwood Vale, (Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill have featured in previous posts). It is quite literally overlooked by the much larger Lambert’s Castle just to its north. However, in some ways this is to its advantage.…

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Christmas Paper Stars

These Christmas paper stars are easy to make once you get the hang of it. Use any paper you like. This is made from the pages of a very tatty old atlas found in a bargain box – 10p a book! So the cost is minimal. The plan is to have masses of them hanging…

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Bygones, Bygones, Rooms full of Bygones

Bygones – Definition: Things dating from an earlier time. Or more specifically: Artefacts, implements etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest. And where do you find these bygones? In a museum of course – ideally a local provincial museum. Every little town must have its museum – it’s worth hunting…

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Easter Egg Glut – Add Lemons

There is an Easter egg glut around here. Right on cue the bantams have been laying like the clappers, plus at least one of next door’s proper sized hens preferring their little nest box for her big brown eggs. So many eggs – what to do? Even after giving away and doing swapsies they are…

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