Monthly Archives: "August 2012"

Shepherd’s Huts

One of these has to be top of the Wish List. Shepherds’ huts are about the most romantic hideaway huts there can be.  Local Dorset company Plankbridge Hutmakers restore and make beautifully crafted huts, keeping true to the spirit of the classic huts but adapting them to more modern uses. They were part of the traditional sheep farming landscape and

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At Buckham Fair

It was a fine day for the Buckham Fair last Sunday – in about as beautiful a setting for a small country show as could possibly be, in fields high on a ridge above Beaminster with views to the south of the town below and all the way to the sea once the sky had cleared and the sun

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Bush Cobbers and other little Critters

     A couple of small finds have turned up recently.   ‘Bush Cobbers’ by Musette Morell and illustrated by Edwina Bell was published in 1948 by the Australasian Publishing Company. It’s like an Australian Wind in the Willows, but instead of Mole, Ratty and Badger we have the adventures of Spiny Anteater, Platypus and Possum (who is a girl)

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The Albion Curry Bus And Jalopy Pizza

Stylish, vintage, mobile takeaway vans are solving the problem of how to get a good, regular takeaway fix even in quiet corners of West Dorset. The lovely, shiny red  Albion Curry Bus parks up at the Crown in Uploders from 6pm on Mondays and in the station car park at Maiden Newton on Thursdays from 6.30pm. For a flat

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