Dorset Art Weeks

It’s time again for one of my favourite times in the Dorset calendar – Dorset Art Weeks. The county seems to be crammed with painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers and artists of all flavours, and the next two weeks are when we, the general public, get a little window on their world. Officially it’s an ‘open…

Let Battle Commence!

Something a bit different from my usual mix of nature, beaches and gentle landscape this time – a bit more rock’n’roll! Recently I caught up with Phil Gordon, the brains behind the upcoming Battle of The Bands (known as TBOB), to be held at Thorncombe Sports & Social Club on 1st & 2nd July. ¬†Inspired…

Forde Abbey

In the name of full disclosure, I have to admit that when it comes to Forde Abbey, I am biased. Having lived just up the road, it has been the location for many of the iconic events in my children’s early childhoods; crawling on the lawns, rolling down the grassy banks, playgroup Easter Egg Hunts…

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Anyone who has ever found their first ammonite curled up on the beach knows the buzz of a fossil find – the combination of holding something millions of years old in your hand, and the thrill of finding buried treasure brings thousands of people to the Jurassic Coast every year. This weekend Lyme Regis is…