Monthly Archives: "April 2015"

It’s Apple Blossom Time

Nothing beats apple blossom to say ‘Spring is here!’ So time to see some – orchards full. Back in August last year a hunt for orchards led to Mid Lambrook, just over the the border into Somerset. This trip featured in a previous post. Now it was time to make a return visit. The flowering

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London Buns

London Buns are sweet, fruity buns dating back to at least the 18th century. They belong to the same family as Hot Cross buns, Chelsea Buns and Bath Buns. For some reason London Buns seem to have dropped off the radar – for no good reason as they are delicious and no more tricky to

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Dorset Feather Stitchery

Dorset Feather Stitchery has its origins in the feather stitch embroidery traditionally used for borders and collars on rural workers’ smocks. It was conceived as a particular form of embroidery by Olivia Pass in the 1950’s  – an indomitable Dorset WI lady by all accounts. She used feather stitch and combined this with buttonhole stitch

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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 a

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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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