Monthly Archives: "May 2011"

Wild Orchids in the English Countryside

There are little gems hiding in the far corner of a small field of rough pasture, which is itself hidden in a far corner of West Dorset. For most of the year the site is unprepossessing. The slope is steep and the going is extremely boggy. It appears to be nothing but rough sedge, creeping

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The Smallest Village in Britain

    Another Bridport Market find, and definitely a case of ‘Why don’t they make them like this any more?’ A small and battered cardboard box chock full of painted wooden cottages, houses, a church, trees, vehicles, people. In fact an entire village in miniature. The church is the tallest building at all of 3″ high. Hours

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Tate Cattistock

Tate Cattistock is part of the 2011 Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios, which will be running from 21 – 30 May. It is a group of four artists from Cattistock, West Dorset: Liz Somerville (prints),  Merrily Harpur (paintings), Nicola Butler (botanical watercolours) and Virginia Day (stone sculpture). It will also include invited artists: Mark Somerville (photography),

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Summer Frocks

At Girl’s Own Store the criteria for a good summer frock is that it should be pretty enough for a garden party whilst also being practical enough to wear with wellies when feeding the chickens. These print wrap dresses, now in the shop and also available on the website, more than fit the bill. Find them here – http://www.girlsownstore.co.uk/acatalog/Ladies.html The floral prints

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