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Beach Labyrinth

 

We have had such a glorious weekend here in Dorset, dry, sunny and with little or no wind – after the wash out that was August, the county was a real holiday mood. After a walk on the heath we headed for the beach.labyrinth

The tiny gritty pebbles of Burton Bradstock beach are no good for building castles or dragons, but a labyrinth can be created almost anywhere
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After a few walks round, the boys ran it – children nearly always do. Then it was my sister’s turn whilst the boys went back to enjoy the wavessnlabyrinthlittle bro wonders which way to go next, looking a bit Christopher Robin-ish
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whilst Great Aunt Sue soaked up the sun and sight of the sea to remember once she gets back to the city
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What a tonic!

If you want to see some truly amazing sand art go to Marc Treanor’s Facebook page. Here is just one example of the beautiful designs he creates on Welsh beaches.0,0s390x258He is bringing out a calendar for 2016 shortly.

Crochet cross country

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aaaaaaaah – that view!!!

On Monday a friend and I went off to meander around West Dorset and take in some ozone packed Art on display through Dorset Arts Weeks .

We drove to Abbotsbury and visited Dansel Wood Gallery. We had met there when we both worked in the Gallery 20 years ago. The view above was on my journey to work each morning and it never failed to give me a gasp of pleasure, and I thought I must have one of the best commutes in the world! (the ferry across Sydney Harbour Australia possibly just beats it!).

I can highly recommend the coffee shop at Dansel too – giving time for a catch-up chat with our former boss,  and to do a spot of crochet

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I’m so enjoying building memories into this throw.

Then on to a blustery Burton Bradstock for a blast along the beach

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before dropping in on Carolyne Kardia’s Open Studio – what a fabulous spaceck

adding a few more stitches at the original home of Summer Flightckme

 

Gorgeous Exhibition!!!! Wonderful space, delightful artist!

And on to lunch at Down House Farm Cafe

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it is on the footpath and a bit tricky to get to by car, but well worth it for the friendly service, delicious menu and wonderful viewsview

and time for a more crochetfoot

 

Do you like my co-ordinating new sandals! Made by Adesso, bought in Wimborne’s Doris and Daisy ?

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whilst my friend browsed through the book to see where we would go next

A wonderful sunny Dorset day filled with Stunning Views, The Sea, Art, Friendship and re-connecting with old friends – all now crocheted into and held snuggly by my Summer Flight Throw.